All prices include the tour/package of your choice and race entry fee. Reduced costs are available for companions and friends who would like to accompany a runner on the tour/trip, but not enter a running event.
Beginning with your arrival at Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport, your tour/race registration package includes:
• All airport transfers
• Baggage handling
• Transportation to Hawassa (site of the marathon)
• All ground and/or domestic air transportation for your tour
• Hotel accommodations and meals
• All guide services for your tour
• All entry fees for sites on your tour itinerary
• Entry to the race of your choice: Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5K
• Haile Gebrselassie Marathon Performance shirt
• Entry into random drawing for chance to win 1 of 12 one ounce gold bars.
Price does not include:
• International airfare
• Alcoholic beverages
• Any photography or video fees for your tour
• Gratuities for drivers and guides
• Travel insurance
• Any costs of a personal nature
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance
NOTE: Prices listed are for double occupancy.
Single occupancy will be an additional $50/night (with the exception of the Bale Mountains tour).
NEW! Race Weekend Package (no tour)
3 Days/3 Nights:
This package is geared toward those who want to run the marathon or half, but not participate in a tour. Buses will transport participants from Addis Ababa to Hawassa, and runners will be able to partake in race weekend festivities including the Pre-Race Cultural Fair and Post-Race BBQ. Farewell dinner and souvenir shopping in Addis Ababa are optional as time permits.
All packages below include race and tour:
Ethiopia's Omo Valley, Lost in Time
12 Days/12 Nights:
Ethiopia's Omo Valley is incredible for both its cultural diversity and the isolation of its people for centuries past. At least 30 distinct ethno-linguistic groups reside in this small geographic area where inhabitants' lifestyles do not vary much from their ancestors of thousands of years ago. This tour will be limited in number in order to be respectful to the cultures we will visit.
Trekking in the Bale Mountains
10 Days/10 Nights:
With waterfalls, highland savannah, and forests, the Bale Mountains are home to one of Ethiopia's most beautiful national parks. This tour will be limited in number to help ensure sightings of the park's endemic birds and mammals.
Single occupancy rate is an additional $300 total for 6 hotel room nights (4 nights are camping).
Ethiopia's Historic North
10 Days/10 Nights:
These sites are the crown jewels of Ethiopia's magnificent history. Visit enigmatic island monasteries on Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lalibela, created as a "new" Jerusalem, and the medieval castles of Gondar, Ethiopia's "Camelot."
7 Days/7 Nights:
Over 800 years ago an Ethiopian king had eleven churches carved directly out of the solid rock in this remote mountain town. The resulting unique rock-hewn structures are among the largest of their type in the world.
6 Days/6 Nights:
Meet many of Ethiopia’s Olympic and road-racing heroes, and run with them on the training grounds where they forged their Olympic success.