Great Ethiopian Run

Tour Description

Tour Code: FET-SP 02 Great Ethiopian Run including Visit to Bekoji Ethiopia
Attractions: Sport, tribal culture, Scenery & landscape
Duration: 15 Days & 14Nights
Transportation: Surface drive & Boat ride

Day 1 (Tuesday 20, November ): Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port
Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Radissun Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Day 2 (Wednesday 21, November): Addis Ababa City Tour
You will have an early breakfast and your first visit in Addis Ababa will be the National Museum (pre historic, cultural, archaeological attractions), Ethnographic Museum of Addis Ababa University (culture, dressing style, traditional practices of over 80 ethnic groups, and collection of traditional musical instruments). Lunch at Lucy Restaurant.
Your visit also comprises tourist attraction sites like Emperor Minelik’s Palace, St. Raguel’s Church (after a drive to Entoto Mountain - 3000 meter above sea level), Merkato, (the largest open market in Africa).In the evening, we will host you at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis where you can see the folk dances of the Ethiopian people and taste Ethiopian variety of meals. Overnight stay in Radissun Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Day 3 (Thursday 22, November): Training at Sululta and drive to Bekoji (225km from Addis Ababa)
Early in the morning you will drive to Sululta (a flat grassy plain where lots of the top athletes run, and you will get chance to chat with a big group of runners) where you will start your training. Drive back to hotel & take shower and have a breakfast.
After breakfast and a short break, you will drive to Bekoji (225 Km from Addis). On the way, you will visit the Crater Lake of Debre Ziet. You will stop for lunch at Nazareth (100km from Addis Ababa). Then you will arrive late afternoon in Bekoji (at 2700m, it is a cool highland. Bekoji - Ethiopia's Home of Athletics Champions).). You will check into a hotel. You will have dinner, rest & spend the night there.

Day 5 (Friday 23, November): Training at Bokoji Athletics Village
An early morning running at Bokoji Athletics village where most of Ethiopian Olympic gold medal winners seem to have chosen to be born here. Haile Gebreselassie, Derartu Tulu, Fatuma Roba, Kenenisa Bekele, and Tirunesh Dibaba. After finishing your training back to hotel for shower and breakfast. Stay the day exploring the local communities. In the evening, you will get back to the hotel and spend the night there.

Day 6 (Saturday 24): Drive to back to Addis Ababa
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to back to Addis Ababa (225 km from Bokoji) through the Arsi Highland. You will be arriving in Addis Ababa late afternoon and check into a hotel. Later, you will have free program. You will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel. Overnight stay in Ghion hotel.

Day 7 (Sunday. 25 November): Participate & Run 2012 Ethiopian Great Run- (10 Kilo meter or 6 Miles)
After breakfast you will walk down to Meskel Square (where the race start) and warm up yourself and prepare yourself for to win the competition to raise your country flag up inside the mass. Get Medal.
Walk down to Ghion hotel, take a shower, rest and have a lunch. In the afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenirs. Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner for authentic Ethiopian cultural food buffet along with cultural drinks, live music and dances of the diverse nations and nationalities of Ethiopia.
After dinner, depending on your scheduled flight, you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.

N.B; We can set up a customized tour itinerary to meet your requirements and you can combine with tour to Southern Ethiopia & tribes of Omo valley or to Historical routes of Northern Ethiopia.