Ethiopian Great Run

Ethiopian Great Run, a Combination of Historic and Southern Tours of Ethiopia

Day 01: Arrival Addis Ababa

Up on arrival at Bole international air port and met by your representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, you will have a city tour of Addis. It includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in your hotel

Day 02: Drive to Addis-Bekoji-Addis

On this day, drive to Bekoji, to visit the home town of Ethiopian Famous Athletes; such as Haile Gebreselassie, Kenenisa Bekele, Derartu Tulu, Turunesh Dibaba and many more athletes. After visit, drive back to Addis and you will have a dinner program with famous athletes together you will interview and to take photos together. Late afternoon drive back to Addis. Overnight in your hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Addis- Yaya Village

After breakfast, drive to north from the capital to Yaya Village. Here is the famous Ethiopia running training bases including UK famous athlete Mo Farah, and a lot of runners from place. Running and training. Overnight in Yaya Village

Day 04: Yaya Village

On this day you will have full day training and running. Overnight in Yaya Village

Day 05: Drive back to Addis

After breakfast drive to back to Addis for the race. After finishing the race you will shopping and ready for the next day trip. Overnight in your Hotel

Day 06: Flight to Bahirdar

In the morning, transfer in to airport to fly to Bahir dar. After check-in to hotel journey by sympathetic African plains eventually leads to the mighty Blue Nile fall commonly known as “Tis Isat” (water that smokes). After hiking the cataracts drive back to Bahirdar. In the afternoon, boat excursion on Lake Tana. On Lake Tana time has still stood and dominated by an archaic, dating from early Christian mysticism and the religious interpretations of African art are characterized by the Ethiopian Christianity, and the world’s Old Testament is still practiced. Visit Azua-Mariam and Ura-KidaneMihret Monasteries which are rich in icon painting. Overnight in your hotel

Day 07: Drive to Gondar

Morning, drive to Gondar, which was one of the hidden cities of the foreign trade area in the 17th century AD. Gondar is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check-in to hotel visit the curious symbiosis of Ethiopian and Portuguese architectural representation of the Royal Enclosure which is also known as” the Camelot of Africa”, the iconic church of Debre Birehan selassie, bath of king Fasilledes which still in use for the colorful celebration of Ethiopian epiphany (Timket). Overnight in your Hotel

Day 08: Drive to Simien Mountains National Park the back to Gonder

After breakfast, drive to Simien Mountains National Park which is the most marvelous of all Abyssinian landscapes. Simien Mountain National Park constitutes many summits above 4000masl and culminates at Ras Dashen, the highest peak in Ethiopian and it is the home of the endemics Gelada Baboon, Ethiopian wolf and Walya ibex. After visiting drive back to Gonder. Overnight in your hotel

Day 09: Flight to Axum

After breakfast, transfer in to airport to fly to the ancient town of Axum. after check-in to hotel visit the archaeological and historical attractions in Axum; which include, The Archaeological Museum, Monolithic Steles, The Tombs of King Kaleb and King Gebre Meskal, and the legendary Bath of the Queen of Sheba, and the ruins of ancient palace of Queen Sheba. You also visit the new and the old Cathedral of St Mary of Zion and the sanctuary that houses the original Arc of the covenant. The 16th Century Cathedral of St Mary of Zion was probably built on an earlier 4th century church, and is the holiest church in Ethiopia. In its sanctuary is said to rest the original Ark of the Covenant. Overnight in your Hotel

Day 10: Flight to Lalibela

In the morning, transfer in to airport to fly to the legendary and the framed of Ascetic Mountain town of Lalibela. After check-in to hotel, full day visits the 12th c. Rock-Hewn Churches; Lalibela is famous for its rock hewn churches and these brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the 8th wonder of the World. There are many rock churches in Lalibela some hidden in enormous caves. Overnight will be in your Hotel

Day 11: Flifgt back to Addis

Morning, transfer in to airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, you will have leisure time. Overnight in Ambassador Hotel

Day 12: Drive to Arbaminch

Morning, drive to Arbaminch. On the way, visit Tiya Stele site (one of the world heritage site registered by UNESCO) and Melka Kunture archeological site. Then keep driving to Arbaminch and Overnight in Paradise Lodge

Day 13: Drive to Konso

After breakfast, visit the 40 Springs Jungle of Tropical Forest. Then drive to chencha village to visit the Dorze tribe who are well known for their traditional weaving and towering huts. In the afternoon drive to Konso. After check in to hotel,visit Koso tribe and Konso Landscape. The Konso people are the hard working people and well known for their specially land management, one of Africa’s most fascinating cultures. The Konso landscape is one of the world heritage sites in Ethiopia registered by UNESCO. Overnight in Kanta Lodge

Day 14: Drive to Awassa

In the morning, drive to Awassa a beautiful town on the shore of Lake Awassa. Late afternoon, visit Lake Awassa's shore would give you the chance to observe many different species of birds and mammals in close distance. Overnight in Haile Resort (4 Star hotel of Ethiopian Famous runner Haile Gebere Sillase)

Day 15: Drive back to Addis then Departure to home

After breakfast drive back to Addis, on the way visit the rift valley Lake of Ziway with its diverse species of aquatic birds like greet pelican, Marabou stork, hammer cop and different kind of goose, Evening farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer in to airport to fly back home, end of the tour.