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Dale Corazon - Hiking program for October and November 2017:

Fruit Picking day & Tour in the SOUTH, on Sunday, October 15, 17 with Dale Corazon-Lebanon Explorers.

Grab this opportunity and open your eyes to nature as never seen before!!!
Fruit Picking Day & Tour with Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers at the South!!! 
Fruit (Bananas, Avocado, Pommegrenade, Lemon and Grapefruit) 

DESTINATION: Al Janoub / Tyre in Southern Lebanon 
0 to 300 meters above sea level.
80 km from Beirut.
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM 
FEES: 45,000 LL per person including transport, guides, fresh orange juice, entrance to Roman Hippodrome of Tyr and insurance. Special price (40,000) LL for young under 18 years old.
WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes that will be suitable to work in a field, in the countryside. DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches. 
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.

FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: 
Come with us and discover our typical Lebanese villages in the south along a part of “Mediterranean Sea” where the amazing scenery that your eyes catch upon reaching these amazing landscapes is indescribable.
South of Lebanon has over than 6000 years of history. You will visit the important landmarks like Quasmieh, Tyre city, and Qana and get a clear explanation about them.
It’s about enjoying fruit picking season at Quasmieh, 10 m above sea level. 
Let us together get the chance to share special moments and delight exceptional activities in nature.
We will start our day by exploring the land and picking fruits; an activity that the whole family can enjoy.
For those who would be interested to buy fruits, they will benefit with a discount.
Then we will make a visit in Tyre city, where we can get the opportunity to explore its natural beauty and explore its remarkable historical sites; The Triumphal Arch, the fishing harbor, Roman Hippodrome and narrow streets in the Christian quarter.
Our lunch will be nearby, we will sit together, share and watch the beauty of our city and you can also have your own picnic.
Later we will head to Qana: It is 14 km (9 mi) away from the center of the caza, stands at an altitude of 300 m. There are natural, rock-dug caves to be found that carry old inscriptions.
It is said that Jesus Christ’s first miracle took place at a wedding ceremony in one of these caves. Moreover, the tomb of King Hiram of Tyre can be found at the outskirts of the town and in the neighboring village of Hanaway.
It is crucial to discover and realize the importance of our traditional and old Lebanese landmarks in the South. You will be amazed to find out that. 

Hiking Trip to LAQLOUQ – EHMEJ ( Al Ozor trail), on Sunday, October 22, 2017 with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS.

Ready for a new experience with Dale Corazon? Ready to discover an unspoiled forest, cliffs and splendid valleys?

Join us this Sunday for a special hike "Trail of our ancestor" at Laqlouq, Ehmej.

HIKE LOCATION: Laqlouq -Ehmej / Kaza of Byblos / In the North 
1250 to 1900 meters above sea level.
69 km from Beirut.
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
FEES : 40,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. Special price 35,000 LL for young under 18 years old.
WHAT TO TAKE: Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: 

Laqlouq is a warm and glorious alpine paradise in the summer. Fresh air, rugged beauty, a charming pedestrian village, is awaiting for us.
The sky and the nature of region from “kornet el jraid” hill located at 11914 m above sea level not to be missed. There breathtaking views overlooking river "Nahr Ebrahim" to be remembered forever.
Our trail is uphill and downhill for about 11km. We will walk for couple of hours to reach the great Iron Oak forest in Ehmej ”Al-Ozor" then Ehmej village.
Ehmej is the perfect destination for your adventure. Stunning views and friendly villagers makes Ehmej an ideal destination for escaping from the city.
We will start our hiking by a visit to "El Aalaq" spring in Laqlouq between the majestic mountains. 
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Our hike will be divided into two levels :
Level 4, (7Km. 2.3 hrs. approx.). It's a beautiful trail between different forests. From El Aalaq Spring we will continue along a trail leading to Ech Chattih passing scattered juniper trees, then to Laqlouq resort where the group will be divided. We will also be able to see rare views like the 3 pyramids particular to this altitude terrain. Than at ‘’ Laqlouq Resort ‘’ will take the bus to Ehmej forest(El Ouata) and from there we will continue walking in a downhill trail. The track will take us to great Iron Oak forest in Ehmej ”Al-Ozor". There will have picnic lunch together. After lunch we will walk down crossing by Ain Nassouh to an vertical isolated rock known as "Qornet Raheb" or the Monk's peak.
Level 6 (11Km. 4.3 hrs. approx.). we will pass through white peaks, giving the impression of being in the sky, will continue from Laqlouq resort uphill and head towards a beautiful natural hanging stone bridge, after upward in a dirty road until we reach Qornet el Tillaj (1899 ) overlooking the area, all the area is full of natural rock formations looking like Statues making it a unique place to hike in and some wonderful sinkholes are there. From there downhill to El Ouata crossing by amazing cave and springs. There will be minimal time for rest and photo sessions. (Level 4 will go this part by bus). 

On our way back to Beirut, we may stop in Byblos to drink fresh Lemonade. 

Hike at WADY Jhannam - OYOUN El-Samak on Sunday, October 29, 2017 with Dale Corazon-Lebanon Explorers.

HIKE LOCATION : Al-Sfayneh -3youn el Samak - Ouady Jhannam Hrar /Akkar - Donniyeh/ In the North 
25 km from Tripoly
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
FEES : 40,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. Special price 35,000LL for young under 18 years old.
WHAT TO TAKE : Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever Branches.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.

FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: 

This hike is different; it is in Donniyeh – Akkar, so grab the opportunity to see autumn beauty like the great waterfall before it’s too late. Join us and hike along the bank of “Nahr el Bared”! 
Nahr el Bared is between Akkar and Donniyeh and “3youn el Samak” River is a part of it. The walk is beside it, it’s just amazing.

It’s one of the most beautiful hikes that will leave wonderful pictures in your memory. It has an Excellent Ecological Environment Filled With Woodlands, Orchards And Groves.

HIKING LEVEL: 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous.
Our hike will be divided into 2 levels:

LEVEL 3 (Approx. 5.5 Km) From Al-Sfayneh village to 3youn el Samak, it will be an easy walk: the first part is downhill, the next one is beside the river. In this hike, you will have many reasons to keep your cameras handy. From the moment you will start hiking until the moment you stop, there will be scenes that you want to cherish forever. You will experience the fascinating Lebanese wild nature with its colorful trees and herbs, chirping birds, fresh breeze and rushing water.


LEVEL 5 (Approx. 11 Km) You will take a different and more difficult trail. You will start from Ouadi Jhannam. It is descendant, along the bank of Nahr El Bared. It will lead you to a point of amazing scenery, landscape and Spring(S) like (El Ghara), a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground, the water springs will enable you to refill your water supply along the way. In the second part of this trail, you will rejoin level 3 at the bridge and head to the restaurant. It is a great place beneath the waterfall at 3ioun El-Samak. 

After lunch both levels will visit a beautiful lake of 500 m length, 175m width and 10 m depth and walk along the bank. This magnificent location makes the valley one of the best in the world.
On our way back to Beirut, we may stop in Batroun to drink freshly squeezed Lemonade. 
Special..? Yes! You will encounter a lot of special things in this hike! 

Hiking at Maroun El Ras - Yaroun on Sunday, November 05, 17  with DALE Corazon-Lebanon Explorers.

New trail for Dale Corazon 

EVENT LOCATION : Maroun el Ras, a small village in the south of Lebanon, at the frontiers with the Palestinian Occupied Territories, around 900 meters above sea level, a 100 Km from Beirut.
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
FEES: 40.000LL/person, including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures.
WHAT TO TAKE: Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT

Maroun el Ras is a small frontier village in the South of Lebanon, where people bravely resisted Israelis in the 2006 war, and which was destroyed then totally rebuilt in 2007. 
Yaroun is also a small southern village, where Christians and Muslims cohabit peacefully, and where mosques and churches are found in proximity of each other. 
The hike will take place in a very safe location. It will be done in coordination with the municipality and security forces. We will start the day with a visit to the frontiers, and see landscapes from Bint Jbeil and its neighborhood from the Lebanese side. And views from the occupied territories, right in front of us. 

HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
We will start a moderate level 4 hike, and walk all the way to Yaroun, where we will have a stop at an old Othman mosque. 

Our hike will end in a garden built in Maroun el Ras. The view there is breathtaking. You can see immense spaces on the other side of the frontier in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Golan Heights. We will have lunch at the garden, where you can buy food and drinks from the restaurant within the premises of the garden. 

HIKING LEVEL Moderate. The bus will pick hikers who are tired at several locations along the way

WINE TOUR at Ghazir & Batroun on Sunday, November 12, 2017 with Dale Corazon-Lebanon Explorers.

EVENT LOCATION: Ghazir and Batroun. 
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 8:00 AM. 
OUR FEES: 40,000 LL per person including transport, wineries visit and tasting as well as insurance. 35,000LL LL for group of 5 persons or young under 18.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS or WhatsApp mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

This time our wine tour will be in Ghazir and Batroun. We will visit the following wineries: TRAPPISTE PRIESTS, IXSIR, and ADYAR; we will have lunch in Kfifan. 

Lebanese wineries count over 30 nowadays. This ''bijou'' winery, with its clay-limestone vineyards, nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean sea, produce a range of unique wines that capture the spirit of the Levant.

Our tour will start by a visit to Deir el Mokhalles ‘Trappiste Priests Winery’. We will taste wine and local products and have breakfast there.
Trappiste is a small winery, producing small quantities of high-quality wine.

Our next stop will be in IXSIR; a truly Lebanese wine, Ixsir blends varieties of grapes found across the country: Batroun, Jezzine and Bekaa Valley. It is a winery that has won 5 medals from London International wine fair. You will visit it, learn about wine production and get to taste its exquisite wine. 

Now without food in your stomachs, the last stop will be in Kfifan for lunch. Kfifan is an old stone house that reflect Lebanon’s authentic heritage and has a shop that sells homemade products, wine, organic foods and goods. 

The last stop will be in ADYAR, located in the Monastery of Kfifan. Adyar, or Monasteries in Arabic, is a line of wines, made with grapes ORGANICALLY cultivated at a 410m and up to 1600m, and grown on a non-contaminated soil since 2003, which means they are not exposed to any pesticides or chemical fertilizers. You will get the chance to taste the white, red and rose wine. 

Then we will take the bus to visit the historical “St. Stephan’s Cathedral”, walk in the old Souk, go to the “Phoenician wall”, visit “Our Lady of the See” and end our walk at “Makaad el Mir”. 
A cultural tour of Batroun with a walk in the old souk and a visit to the Phoenician ruins will be a great way to spend the day.
As usual, you will enjoy memorable moments among friends! It’ll be great!

Note: All Ecotourism Rules should be followed included Safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur. 

You can Join our group on Facebook: Dale Corazonيلّا يا قلب (group) and https://www.facebook.com/dalecorazonleb (Page)

For more information Kindly visit our website: http://www.dalecorazon.com/

Best Regards,
Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers


 
 
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