great ethiopian run package




Highlights:

  • • The Great Ethiopian Run

  • • Kana Academy Rural Education Project
    • Rural Ethiopia Motta
    • Lake Tana & Blue Nile falls

    Gondar –  registered  by UNESCO

  • The Great Ethiopian Run is Africa’s biggest running event, attracting more than 39,000 thousands of peopleacross Africa and around the globe to historic Addis Ababa each year.

    Sunday 22nd November 2015


    A Seven Day Ethiopian Experience

  • All levels of fitness are welcome!!!


  • Tangible Ethiopia Tour & Travel invites participants to join us to this magical African country for the weekend event, explore bustling Addis Ababa, and spend a short time in the countryside, so that you'll have the opportunity to witness the work of tangible Ethiopia that support Kana Academy Rural Education Project in the region through driving Ethiopian rural villages. You will taste local food, become familiar with a rich and ancient culture and experiences a renowned heritage of warm hospitality. And, last but not least, you’ll also sample the best coffee in the World. Hence Your race through AddisAbaba- offers a unique opportunity By coming with us you will be supporting and helping the education of Ethiopian children. What could be better!...

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    The Event:

    Ethiopian Great run Established  in  2001  by  one  of  the  world's  greatest  long-distance  runners,  Haile  Gebreselassie and More than 39,000 competitors are expected to line up for this year’s 15th edition of the popular 10km run, which will take place on Sunday, 22 November 2015. The Great Ethiopian Run attracts all ages and fitness levels walkers, joggers and committed runners – from across Africa and around the globe to compete together in this unique environment.

     

    Day 1: Monday 16th November2015

    Arrival in Addis Ababa-The capital of Ethiopia and Africa is 125 years old.

    You will be welcomed at Bole International airport by Tangible Ethiopia Tour & Travel staff and transferred to your hotel for check in. Afternoon,  visit the national museum a chance to see Lucy (the 3.6 Million years old Fossil), her ancestor and Descendant of human Origin. It also exhibit the country history and archeological findings.Stay

    Overnight: Debre Damo International Hotel

    Day 2: Tuesday 17th November2015

    Addis Ababa – Rural Ethiopia Motta (Blue Nile Gorge, Portuguese bridge & DebreLibanos Ancient Monastery)

    After breakfast, Drive to Rural Ethiopia -north on the Gojam road to Motta, about 110km from Addis Ababa. Visit, DeberLibanos Monastery  ,which is an important monastic center for Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity ,the monastery there was found by the Renowned 13th Century ,Saint Teclehaimanot and there is a small cave near the church( which is of recent construction )where he is stood for Seven years on one Leg ,until the other wasted away and dropped off. Continue your drive to a 16th Century Bridge still used today and said to have been built by Portuguese’s, Proceed to Blue Nile Gorge ,the majestic and massive - most captivating physical feature and natural beauty gorge in Africa which is over a mile wide and deeper than the Grand canyon of the United States of America. view the old and the new bridges built on the river.

    Overnight: Wubet Hotel in Motta

     

    Day 3: Wednsday 18th November 2015

    Visit Kana Academy Education Project in rural Ethiopia-Motta & Drive Bahirdar.

    After break fast, we visit kana academy rural education project located in Motta and meet the Staffs, Students and visiting the school tree planting program-in order to giving children the opportunity to plant trees and watch them grow by planting improved citrus, mango, guava, papaya, avocado, banana trees besides eqlyptus & Indigenous trees in rural Ethiopia. then after drive to BahirDar- a town located on the Shore of Lake Tana through the beautiful scenery. After lunch, City tour of BahirDar that Includes:- Mount-Bezawit where the Palace of Emperor Haileselassie is gracefully situated .This hill top is the best panoramic view to see the outlet of the Blue Nile River, Lake Tana and it’s monasteries & the town of BahirDar, proceed to the Colorful market where you could find the pottery ,traditional hand-made woven clothes ,lunch box made of Papyrus and covered by goat skin& the Wayto Injera Basket.

    Overnight: Summerland Lodge or AbayMinch Lodge

    Day 4: Thursday 19th Novmber 2015

    Visit Ethiopia’s largest water body - Lake Tana & Blue Nile falls

    After breakfast, a boat ride trip on Ethiopia’s largest water body-Lake Tana(3,666kmsq)to visit the island monasteries ofUra-Kidanmerit(14th CenturyAD)and Azwa mariam(14th Century AD)after lunch proceed your trip to visit Tisisat named after the waterfalls of the Blue Nile River(the Life blood for the Sudanese& Egyptians)

    Overnight: Summerland Lodge or AbayMinch Lodge

     

    Day 5: Friday 20th Novmber 2015

    Bahir Dar – Gondar –  registered  by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

    After breakfast, The four-hour drive will take you through Ethiopian rural villages to Gondar on a beautiful Ethiopian African landscape , over wide grazing land, hilly mountains with numerous farm lands. In the afternoon ,visit the Royal Enclosure that is surrounding by high stone walls containing the 17thCentury Palaces of King Fasilades, King Iyasu and Qeen Mintewab and different other kings buildings) Emperor Fasildes Bath(that is filled with water for the important Timket(epiphany) Ceremony once a year), the residences of Empress Mintwab and the church of DebreBirhan  Sellasie which is famous for its wall and ceiling paintings.

    Overnight: Goha Hotel or similar

    Day 6: Saturday 21st Novmber 2015

    Fly from GONDER-ADDIS ABABA+ Sightseeing

    Visit Entoto Mountain a panoramic view point at the highest pick in AddisAbaba with an altitude of 3,200 meters, The Merkato: the biggest open air market in Africa.

    Overnight: Debre Damo International Hotel

    Day 7: Sunday morning, 22nd NovemberThe Big Race!

    Sunday evening – Celebration meal and drinks.  

    Overnight: Debre Damo International Hotel

    Day8: Monday morning, 23rd November

    Fly back to your Home

    We look forward to meeting you for the trip of a lifetime!

    Prices are quoted in USD:

    $2,350 per person Single room occupation will have to pay $135 in additional costs.

     

    Price Includes:
    Flights from (Gondar-AddisAbaba)
    Airport transfers
    Ground transport including fuel, driver allowances
    Accommodation Twin room for 7 Nights
    Food & drink (non alcohol)
    Race entry
    All entrance fees for all the sites in the tour
    Guide service during the tour session

     

    Not Included:
    International flights
    Travel insurance
    Vaccinations
    Visa
    Alcohol
    Camera & Video filming fees
    Phone calls, internet use & postage
    Laundry
    Other expense not mentioned in the What is  Included list above
       
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    Please note, the above times are an approximate guide, and all above times are subject to change due to weather, traffic and transport. (Your personal itinerary will be sent to you approximately 6 week prior to the event)




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