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Vamos Todos Hiking Program for June 2017:

Sat 03 - Hadath Jebbeh  Hike
Sat 03 - Tyre  Special Weekend
Sun 04 - Tyre Day On The Beach
Sun 04 - Rachaya Al Wadi   Hike
Sat 10 - Kfardebian Hike
Sun 11 - Wazzani Hike
Sat 17 - Ayoun Samak Hike
Sun 18 - Rafting Al Assi
Sun 18 - Al Dimane - Annoubine  Hike
Fri 23 - Tripoli Tour & Iftar
Sat 24 - Akoura Cherry Picking
Sun 25 - Naqoura Hike
Sun 27 - Anfeh Sunset Hike

Sat 03 Hadath Jebbeh Hike

Vamos Todos will start a series of events just for the challenge lovers who are always up for adventures and hikes at hard levels! You should be fit enough and fully prepared if you would like to join such events!

We will start our first event in Hadath el-Jebbeh, ascending towards the peak of the mountain. This is where you will get the chance to see an ancient church known by the name of the Church of the Lord. The view is panoramic from up there offering breathtaking landscapes.

The trail (Level 7) is extended on over 850 meters uphill towards the peak and the same as downhill. The trail is long (17km) but it is worth every minute of it. You should have the lunch packed with you as we are going to have a break once on the top of the mountain.

Note that we always have a stop on our way for breakfast as well as another stop on our way back to Beirut. 

WHERE: Hadath el-Jebbeh
75 km from Beirut
1500 – 2350 m above sea level

WHEN: June 03 

MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: 50 000 per person including transport, guides, reserve and insurance. (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process).

WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, lunch, a cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget to get your jacket. VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski.

RESERVATION: For reservation, call 79-115001 or 03-917190 every day between 9AM and 5 PM. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to attend.

Reminders:
1- Levels 1, 2 and 3 are easy.
2- Levels 4 and 5 are moderate.
3- Levels 6, 7 and 8 are hard.
4- Difficulty is not only about how many kilometres we are hiking. It is more about the trail itself and how steep it is and how many uphill and downhill it is included.

Sat 03 Tyre  Special Weekend

As every weekend program, you have the choice of a whole weekend or just a Sunday trip… it’s up to you.

We are going south to spend a weekend by the sea. Let’s discover the attractions of Tyre and cool down in its waters!
What’s there in Tyre? What will we see? Here are some pointers:

Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city. It was founded around 2750 BC. 
Remains from other periods have been unearthed at Tyre, including those from the Byzantine, Arab and Crusader eras, but it is the Roman ruins that are most numerous and impressive. 
The sights of modern Tyre include a colourful souk (market), a double-domed Shia mosque, and a Christian quarter that is the seat of the Maronite Bishop of Tyre and the Holy Land. 

Tyre has a beautiful white sandy coast. It is one of the most beautiful shores in Lebanon. Close-by, there is a natural reserve. Tyre Coast Nature Reserve was declared a nature reserve in 1998. It comprises a sandy beach; fresh water springs and agriculture land. Water from the springs creates a mixed fresh water/salt water environment and the area is an important nesting site for sea turtles. 
The scientific section of the reserve offers us the opportunity to learn about nature life there. 

We will spend the night in a hotel. Its location close to the lighthouse near the ancient seaport, with an access to the sea, makes it a favourite meeting place. The unique cosy architecture adds to its magic.

The program of the weekend is as follows:
Saturday, 
- Meet in Jdeideh at 2:00 PM
- Go to Tyre and check in Hotel.
- Stroll in the old streets of Tyre and the Corniche until you reach a small restaurant by the sea.
- Dinner (mezza and fish).
- Visit the ruins of Tyre.
- Stroll in the city until you reach the hotel.
- You can extend your evening in the hotel pub and night club.
- Overnight.

Sunday, 
- Have breakfast.
- When the group coming from Jdeideh arrives, we will sail by boat to make a tour of Tyre and visit a small island.
- Back to port.
- Take the bus to Ras el Ain to see fresh water ponds by the shore!
- Visit the natural reserve of Tyre.
- Go to the vast white sandy beach for a cool swim and tasty lunch.
- If time permits, we will visit Qana and the historical sites there.
- On our way back, we will stop in Saida for sweets.

WHERE: Tyre
South Lebanon
Sea level
83 km from Beirut
WHEN: Saturday June 03 & Sunday June 04/ last day for reservation is Tuesday May 30
WHAT TO GET: Pack the usual overnight stuff. Don’t forget to get a swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, a cap, and a light jacket (for the night). 
MEETING PLACE: Jdeideh Public Garden, facing Sagesse School @ 2:00 PM on Sat. 
@ 7:30 AM on Sun. 
PRICE: 
a) For the whole weekend: $120 per person including transport, guides, insurance, accommodation & three meals. 
b) For Sunday participants, the price will become $60 per person (transport, boat trip, guides, insurance, and lunch). 
(Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process).

RESERVATION: For reservation call 79-115001 03-917190 between 8 00am & 5 00 pm. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name and the event you wish to join in.

Sun 04 Tyre Day On The Beach VT

Tyre has a beautiful white sandy coast. It is one of the most beautiful shores in Lebanon. Close-by, there is a natural reserve. Tyre Coast Nature Reserve was declared a nature reserve in 1998. It comprises a sandy beach; fresh water springs and agriculture land. Water from the springs creates a mixed fresh water/salt water environment and the area is an important nesting site for sea turtles. 
The scientific section of the reserve offers us the opportunity to learn about nature life there. 

You will start our day with a boat ride out at sea. You will see the small island of Tyre, and sail along the coast. You will have a clear view of all the ancient ruins and the city from the coastal line. Afterwards, you will head to the scientific section of the reserve and learn about nature life there. At the end of our educational tour, you will go to the sandy beach of Tyre. Enjoy relaxing moments in the sun, either swimming or watching the calm sea and the white sand. 

We will have lunch at the beach; Lebanese mezza, and fish, served with soft drinks.
- If time permits, we will visit Qana and the historical sites there.
- On our way back, we will stop in Saida for sweets.

WHERE: Tyre
South Lebanon
Sea level
83 km from Beirut

WHEN: Sunday, June 04

WHAT TO GET: Get a swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, a cap, and beach shoes. 
VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski.

MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: $60 including transport, boat ride, reserve, guides, insurance and lunch.
(Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process).

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-917190 or 79-115001. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name and the event you wish to join in.

Sun 04 Rachaya Al Wadi  Hike VT

Rachaya el Wadi. 

Rachaya el Wadi is a town of heritage and history. It is rich in many old monuments, the most important is the Citadel of Independence. Also the oldest church in the region is found in Rachaya. It is "Mar Mousa el Habashi", and it is a Syriac-Catholic church.
Rachaya el Wadi has kept its cachet reflected by its old red-tile-roofed stone houses.
The hike will be one moderate level.

- LEVEL 5 First hang your wish on "Emm chratit" tree, and it will be definitely executed then take a tour of the town and see the public garden, the old souk, the Orthodox Monastery, the Citadel of Independence, and the oldest Syriac-Catholic church. Will continue on LMT trail till the end of Rachaya 

You will meet for lunch in Rachaya. A Women’s Association will prepare for us a delicious village style lunch. They will prepare a healthy nutritious meal from natural produce It will be a good opportunity to encourage and support the people in these rural areas. You can buy their homemade food produce and take it home.

WHEN: Sunday, June 04.
WHERE: Rachaya el Wadi.
85 Km from Beirut. 
MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: 85 000LL per person including transport, guides, insurance & lunch (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process). 55 000 LL without lunch

WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, a cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. 

RESERVATION: For reservation call 79-115001 or 03-917190. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

Sat 10 Kfardebian Hike VT

A unique combination of hiking, sun-bathing in the snow, and picnicking is what is waiting for you this coming Saturday.

Kfardebian is the town of all seasons and the capital of mountain tourism in Lebanon. Comfortably situated in the heights of Keserwan, Kfardebian derives its name from the Semitic language, and it may be originated in the Syriac language, meaning “The Town of Deers”. Rising between 900 to well above 2000 meters, and spanning over an area of roughly 40 Square Kilometers, it is one of the largest towns in Lebanon.

This trail will be a beautiful and remote one. We will walk alongside the routes that the skiers take by ski lifts in the winter. Those who make it to the summit of Mzaar, will be rewarded with a spectacular panorama of the area, very similar to that of Sannine’s summit, but clearer due to less fog engulfing the area.

Jabal Al Mzaar (Mountain of the Sanctuary) is the highest mountain in Ouyoun Al Simane. It was given that name after a small roman temple built on top. It is said that the Romans used fire signals to communicate with Baalbeck from Faqra and Mzaar. The temple was destroyed during the civil war, and a small shrine was built on top of it in 2004 that stands there today.

We will have two levels, on different trails during this hike

LEVEL 6+ this trail will be a tough one, starting from Faraya Mzaar Square, and taking a steep uphill path from there, all the way to the Mzaar Summit. There we will enjoy the views of the coastline, and visit the sanctuary on top of the mountain. This will be a long and hard hike, almost 13 Km in length with an elevation gain of 600+ meters.

LEVEL 3: 7 km, will hike in the jurd beside lakes and ponds and stretches of snow then will go to Nabaa Al Laban, and take a beautiful trail to Faqra natural bridge or "Jisir Al Hajar". This bridge is a landmark of fakra, with an arch measuring almost 40 meters. After the visit to this wonderful miracle of natural architecture, we will continue to the ruins of the Faqra area. The temples of Qalaat Faqra are the most extensive Roman ruins of all Mount Lebanon.

There will be a barbecue lunch to add a spice to your day. Barbecue, baked potatoes and salad will be prepared out in the open by the locals of the region in a wonderful camp site.

WHERE: Mzaar Kfardebian - Mount Lebanon
1800 m above sea level
38 km from Beirut
WHEN: Saturday June 10
MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.
PRICE: 80,000 LL per person including transport, guides, insurance & Lunch.
50 000 LL without Lunch (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process). 

WHAT TO GET: Get 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 a jacket because it gets cold in the shade. Wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes. VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski!

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-917190 or 79-115001. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

Sun 11 Wazzani Hike VT

Hiking El Wazzani!

Join Vamos Todos to venture into the extreme south…at the borders. It is perfectly safe, a land full of life, rich in plantations, restaurants and resorts.
You will see (what once we thought unfeasible) the Golan Heights, Ghajar, Bawwabet Fatme and Al Wazzani. 
You will also see some stone protection blocks built during the Turkish era.

Ghajar is an Alawite village on the Hasbani River on the border between Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied area of the Golan Heights. It has a population of 2,000. In an attempt to distinguish permanent borders between the occupied land and Lebanon, the United Nations drew up what became known as the Blue Line. Due to Ghajar's location, stuck between Lebanon and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, the northern half of the village came under Lebanese control and the southern part remained under Israeli control. This arrangement created much resentment among the residents, who see themselves as Syrian. There is an Israel Defense Forces checkpoint at the entrance to the village, and a fence surrounding the entire village, but no fence or barrier dividing the Israeli and Lebanese sides of the village.

Golan Heights is a strategic plateau and mountainous region at the southern end of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains and remains a highly contested land on both sides of the borders of Syria and the occupied land. Two-thirds of the area is currently occupied by Israel. The Golan Heights has been under Israeli control since 1967.
Bawwabet Fatme is the border line gate between Lebanon and the occupied land.

Al Wazzani is a small village in the Hasbaya District of the Nabatieh Governorate, just north of the Israel-Lebanon border, on the banks of the Hasbani River. The village is located about 1km from the Wazzani Spring, a major source of the Hasbani River. 
Wazzani is rich in plantation fields. You will walk through them and watch the locals cultivate their land.

The hike will be divided into two levels:
LEVEL 2 and LEVEL 5 will start together and walk along the ridge of the mountain overlooking the Khiam plain. You will see the village of Ghajar and the neighboring Israel. It is a moderate hike with no major ascents. LEVEL 2 will take the bus halfway along the trail to go to Hosn Wazzani Resort and wait for others to have lunch all together. LEVEL 5 will continue on foot, passing through farmlands. You might see farmers harvesting their crops. It is a new sight to the eye since they differ in culture, dress code and dialect. The hike will lead you to the view point where the Golan Heights and the village of Ghajar appear only a few steps away!

Do not forget to get your swimsuits ready! While waiting for lunch, you will have the option of taking a well-deserved swim in either the river or at the swimming pool right by the resort. Those who would rather not swim can either sunbathe nearby or take the time to relax at the resort after a day of beautiful hiking.

Lunch will be at Hosn Wazzani Resort by the river. It is a new resort, built according to high standards, rustic style and very unique. 
As for Bawwabet Fatme, you will go by bus to visit it.
This hike must not be missed. It will imprint unforgettable memories of a once in a lifetime experience.

WHERE: El Wazzani
In the South
106 km from Beirut
425 meters above sea level.
WHEN: Sunday, June 11
MEETING PLACE: Jdeideh Public Garden, facing Sagesse School @ 7:30 AM
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.

PRICE: $60 per person including transport, guides, insurance, and lunch. (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process).

WHAT TO GET: NB. Foreigners and people not carrying a Lebanese ID need to register at least one week in advance for the event, and provide us with a copy of their passport.

Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Pack your swimwear (or wear it under your clothes), towel, and other beach items you might need. Don’t forget a light jacket because it gets cold in the shade. Wear comfortable shoes, preferably hiking shoes. VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski! Get your ID or PASSPORTS.

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-917190 or 79-115001 between 8am & 5pm. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name and the event you wish to join in.

Sat 17 Ayoun Samak Hike

Get ready this time again to hike in a wonderful area! It’s a hiking trip along the bank of “Nahr el Bared”. 
The river separates “Akkar” from “Donnieh”. It is really breathtaking, one of the most picturesque places in Lebanon.
The area is called “Ayoun el Samak” (springs of fish) in Akkar, North of Lebanon.

The name is in the plural, Ain being the singular form. The reason for this plural is easy to understand: with springs throwing up living water on all sides and a shoreline full of colors, exhibiting floral diversity during the growing seasons. It is a gorgeous masterpiece in all seasons attracting people from all around the globe and artists who were fascinated with the place’s beauty. Many singers filmed their video clips inyoun el Samak for its extreme splendour, such as Nancy Ajram and Tamer Hosny.

Hiking in this area is an experience not to be missed and it suits easy levels.

As usual, there will be two levels of difficulty.
LEVEL 2 & 3 will be for beginners who wish to have a moderate walk in nature. The walk is along the river bank. There are a lot of trees and bushes. You will have enough time to rest, contemplate and take pictures.

LEVEL 5 will be for those who prefer a more strenuous trail. Photo sessions and rest are minimal. At first, you will walk uphill in a bare mountain exposed to a lot of sun. Then, you will reach a point where the scenery is beyond compare! At the end, you will go downhill until you reach the river bank and walk among trees and lots of water!

Both levels will have beautiful views. It is just an unforgettable landscape!
Both levels will meet for lunch in a local restaurant at the foot of the most overwhelming waterfall you’ll ever see! 
On the way back, we will stop in Nabi Youchaa to visit an important religious sanctuary: Makam el Nabi Youchaa. It is 40 m high.

WHERE: Ayoun el Samak
In the region of Akkar
95 Km from Beirut 
WHEN: Saturday, June 17

MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: 80,000 LL per person including transport, guides lunch and insurance. (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process). 

WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, lunch, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes. VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski!

RESERVATION: For reservation call 79-115001 or 03-917190. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

Sun 18 Rafting Al Assi

This time it will be a one day trip to Assi River for rafting. The drive is quite long, but it’s worth every minute of it!
We will stop on our way to visit Mar Maroun Cave, the source of Assi River and the Ammou in Hermel.

Once you get to Assi, a short presentation on the basics of rafting will be presented. You will be given the necessary equipment (helmet, oars, life jacket). Each raft will carry around 6 to 8 passengers accompanied by a professional coach. Then off you go to experience a wild adventure in the river! The ride is long; you will follow the white stream and cross three or more waterfalls that will pump high your adrenaline! You will surely get wet so leave your phone and camera on land.
After this ride, you will rest and have lunch (trout and regional specialities).

NOTE: This rafting club in Assi is our co-partner. Many of you will probably enjoy doing many rating trips during summer. Just contact Vamos Todos to get your tickets, and you can raft any time you wish.

WHERE: Assi River
Hermel District
150 km from Beirut

WHEN: Sunday, June 18
MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.
WHAT TO GET: Towels, swim suits, sunscreen. Don’t forget to get your Lebanese ID or passport.

PRICE: $70 per person including transport, guides, insurance, raft instructor, rafting gear, and lunch.
(Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process). VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski!

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-91 71 90 or 79-115001 between 8am & 5pm. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

Sun 18 Al Dimane - Annoubine

Qadisha Valley lies within the Becharre and Zgharta Districts of the North Governate of Lebanon. The valley is a deep gorge carved by Qadisha River, also known as Nahr Abu Ali when it reaches Tripoli. Qadisha means "Holy" in Aramaic, and the valley, sometimes called the Holy Valley, has sheltered Christian monastic communities for many centuries. 
Filled with caves and rock shelters inhabited from the third millennium B.C. to the Roman period, the valley is scattered with cave chapels, hermitages and monasteries cut from rock.

The whole valley with its cave churches is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
There are around 13 different trails in this holy valley. 

On Sunday, we will visit Deir Saidet Annoubine, St. Marina, Deir Mar Licha. We will pass through Dimane (depending on the level of the hike).

The hike will be divided into two levels: level 2 and level 5.
Level 2 will start their walk at the Mar Lichaa Entrance and follow a 3 kilometers path, until they reach the Lady of Annoubine Monastery. There, they will be allowed to have some rest and visit the location before returning to the bus either on foot, or in a shuttle specially set for that purpose.

LEVEL 5 will start from Dimane, go to Annoubine village, visit Deir Saidet Annoubine and St. Marina. You will meet the others by the river for lunch. It is a lovely setting that you won’t get enough of. After lunch, you will continue to Mar Licha

WHERE: Dimane-Annoubine
In the region of Bcharreh
1300 m above sea level.
80 Km from Beirut

WHEN: Sunday, June 18

MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: 50,000 LL per person including transport, guides, and insurance. (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process).

WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, lunch, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget a jacket because it gets cold in the shade. Wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes. 

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-917190 or 79-115001. Every day between 8AM and 5 PM It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

Fri 23 Tripoli Tour & Iftar VT

The holy month of Ramadan is about to end, and this calls for a special Iftar among VT members. Lebanon is a diversified religious community, so let’s all be the perfect example of what Lebanon should be. 

Tripoli is our target.

The tour in Tripoli will start from the citadel. There will be a detailed explanation of the history and the architecture of the monument and a full tour of the citadel.
Then you will descend the staircase to reach the Historical Access. From there, you will head to The New Bath, then to Mansouri Mosque, to the Jewelry Souk, Gypsy Bath (Hammam el Nouri), Khan el Saboun, then back to the Historical Path in order to reach to The Taylor’s Khan (Khan el Khayyateen) and The Egyptian Khan (Khan el Masriyyeen).
From there, you will continue to see, from a distance, the mosque and the school of Bortassieh.
Then you will visit Souk el Haraj and Soldier’s Khan (Khan el 3askar).

Throughout the tour, Mr. Elias Khlat, a faithful member and friend, will guide us and provide us with valuable information in order to make the most of our journey together.

The tour will be subject to minor modifications according to some conditions.

Finally, we will head for the restaurant where a delicious Iftar will be served right on time!
As usual, the atmosphere VT members create during such gatherings will make time fly!

“Religion is a candle inside a multicoloured lantern. Everyone looks through a particular colour, but the candle is always there.”

WHERE: Tripoli
80 km from Beirut

WHEN: Friday, June 23

MEETING PLACE: 2:00 PM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: $60 per person including transport, entrance to the fortress, Iftar and visits.

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-917190 or 79-115001

Sat 24 Akoura Cherry Picking VT

Although it has not been long since we have been to Akoura, yet this time our visit has a different flavor, literally. We have hiked many times in the beautiful region of Akoura, now we are heading to the village for a different cause; Cherry Picking!

We will leave Beirut, as usual, in the early morning and head to the home of Sheikh Philippe Germanos, one of the prominent individuals of the region. He will guide us through his land, and we will get to spend the day picking cherries in an atmosphere of friendliness and good vibes. The cherries of the Akoura area are famous for being some of the best quality cherries in Lebanon.

Of course, each of us will get to take with him a limited amount (around 3kg) of cherries from those he picked, as a token of gratitude from Mr. Germanos, and nature itself. After the picking is done, we will have lunch at the old Lebanese house, built using the traditional way. The lunch will be homemade traditional Lebanese food, prepared by the locals. 
After lunch, we will board the bus back to Beirut to end a fruitful and relaxing day.

WHERE: Akoura
1600 m above sea level
65 km from Beirut

WHEN: Saturday June 24
MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: 80,000LL per person including transport, guides, insurance, and lunch.
(Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process).

WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, a cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget to get a jacket. VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski.

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-917190 or 79-115001 from 8 am till 5 pm. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

Sun 25 Naqoura

Let's head to the farthest point in the South and spend unforgettable times in the last town at the Lebanese southern frontiers, in Naqura. 

Of course, we would like to thank the mayor of Naqura who helped us prepare this new, exciting and varied trip, during which we will walk on a beautiful trail, have a delicious fish lunch at a resort and swim in the Mediterranean Sea.
So, grab your backpacks and swimsuits, and join us for this incredible new adventure. 
Our hiking path will not be long, and we will go on a moderate hike of 9 km, on a hill overlooking the sea and the Naqura borders. Those who want can choose a shorter and easier level, and the bus can pick them up at several locations.

We will start walking in the ancient Roman Al Omad City, then continue trekking on a beautiful path until we reach the beach.

Those who choose the moderate level will walk for 4 km along the beach, until reaching a location where they can have a refreshing swim, while those who prefer the easy level will take the bus to go to the same location.

After the hike, we will have a traditional Lebanese lunch, with Naqura fish on the menu, at a beautiful resort by the sea. 
On our way back, we will have a stop in the region at the ancient Omran Mosque, then return to Beirut.

WHERE: South, Naqura.
103 km from Beirut
WHEN: Sunday, June 25.

MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: 60$ per person including lunch, transport, guides and insurance. (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process). 
WHAT TO GET: NB. Foreigners and people not carrying a Lebanese ID need to register at least one week in advance for the event, and provide us with a copy of their passport.

Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, lunch, a cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget to get your swimsuit.

RESERVATION: For reservation, call 79-115001 or 03-917190 every day between 9AM and 5 PM. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to attend.

Tue 27 Anfeh Sunset Hike VT

Come and experience the pleasant moments of hiking at the coast, while watching the beautiful summer sunset.
This hike is a unique one, blending together the beauty of nature and historical ruins.

We will start our hike from Horshieh, where a very cozy path among olive trees will lead us to a small church called Saidet el Khrayeb. We will then continue among the olive trees until we start seeing the sea. The track will then lead to Anfeh, an old village rich in ruins and caves.

There, you will visit a very old Byzantine church among other historical monuments. The Citadel of Anfeh will be an important stopover in our program.
The citadel is considered a Crusader remain, but it was an important place for many other civilizations. Many historical things like old graves, mosaic pieces, olive presses, and salt pans can be found in and around it. The citadel is characterized by its rock-cut trench (Al-Khandaq). 

The hike will end in a natural cave, well equipped, and furnished in a very special way. There, we will eat some manakish and drink hot tea prepared by a local woman from the neighborhood.
Note: This hike will be one level, an easy one. It will mostly on the tiny streets of Anfeh. 
WHERE: Anfeh
In the north, district of Al Koura
Sea level
65 km from Beirut

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27

MEETING PLACE: 1: 30 PM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: 65,000 LL per person including transport, guides, insurance & dinner. (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process).

WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Get some water to drink. VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski.

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-91 71 90 or 79-115001. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

NB: Sometimes, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the program may occur. Ecotourism rules must be followed, otherwise personal accidents will not be accounted for by the insurance. 

Regards, 
Vamos Todos


 
 
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