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Dale Corazon - August 2017 Hiking events:

Day on the Beach at the South, on Sunday, August 06, 2017 with Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers!!! 
EVENT LOCATION: Tyre ( Sour)/ In the South

Sea level. 83 km from Beirut.
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
OUR FEES: $ 50 per person including transport, boat ride, guides, lunch and insurance. Optional $33 without lunch.
WHAT TO TAKE: Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water; cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel and swimming-suit (better wear it under your clothes). Don’t forget your Lebanese ID. Foreigners must bring their passports. 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, mention your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: 

We all have heard talking about Tyr’s beautiful white sandy beach which was declared a natural reserved in 1998 and includes the sandy beach, fresh water springs and agriculture land. It is one of the most beautiful shores in Lebanon.
Well we would like to explore this natural beauty and visit its remarkable historical sites; we will sail on a beautiful boat along the coast for approximately 45 min and admire from distance the ancient ruins of the city and the small island “Al Zire”. For those who wish to swim bring your swimming suites and any other personal things with you too. We will also go to Ras el Ain to see fresh water ponds by the shore.

Tyre is the fourth largest city of Lebanon. It was an island in past ages, celebrated for its beauty. Tyre emerges today from the debris of centuries. Excavations on the site have uncovered remains of the Crusader, Arab, Byzantine and Greek-Roman cities.

The Greeks believed that various aspects of their civilization had their origin in Tyre.
The introduction of the alphabet into Greece was attributed to Cadmus of Tyre, and it was Europa, the sister of Cadmus, who gave her name to the continent.

Herodotus of Halicarnassus, “Father of History” visited Tyre during the 5th century B.C. and described the famous Temple of Melkart (Heracles). The priests of the city-gold told him that the temple was built 2300 years previously when Tyre was founded, that is 2750 B.C.

Early in the 6th century B.C. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, lay siege to the city for 13 years. Later Alexander the Great stormed Tyre without success for seven months.

Tyr’s purple dye industries brought to the city great wealth and renown.

Will give you a useful presentation on the reserve. There the area is an important nesting site for sea turtles.
Lunch will be at the white sandy beach; Lebanese mezza, and fish, served with one soft drink.

Hiking Trip to LAQLOUQ - BALAA, on Sunday, August 13, 2017, with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS!

This time we will enjoy a hike with special combination: Laqlouq- Balaa – Chatine, a trail of our ancestor, perfect weather conditions and beautiful peaceful scenery.

HIKE LOCATION : Laqlouq -Chatine / Byblos/ In the North 
1550 to 2150 meters above sea level.
69 km from Beirut.
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
FEES : 43,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, entrance to Baatara Sinkhole and pictures. Special price 38,000 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 winter and summer resort, encircled by jagged ridges and terraces bearing thousands of trees. In addition to alpine skiing, Laqlouq is also one of the best resorts suited for cross-country skiing. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to contemplate the sky and the nature of region from “Saydet El Dahab” hill located at 2150 m above sea level and you will definitely need a light jacket even if it may be hot in Beirut. A small yellow Church stands there overlooking Batroun area.
Our trail is downhill for about 13km. We will walk for couple of hours to reach Balou3 balaa then Chatine village.
The Balaa Pit or Baatara gorge waterfall (also known as Balouaa Balaa) is very famous, it is one of the 10 most beautiful waterfalls of the world, and it is a triple natural bridge located by the tiny village of Balaa in the Tannourine area on the slopes of Mount Lebanon.
Tannourine is the plural of the Syriac word ‘’Tannour’’. Tannourine hosts a remarkably large number of monuments dating back to the Phoenician, Romanian and Greek eras.
We will start our hiking by a visit to an old church in Laqlouq. Part of our trail will be along the LMT.
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, it is a downhill beautiful trail of just 7 KM. From the old church we will continue along a trail leading to Saydet El Dahab, then to the hill. We will also be able to see rare views particular to this altitude terrain. After crossing Laqlouq the scenery changes from this stage; we will continue in a trail and breathtaking views to be remembered forever. The track will take us to Baatara gorge waterfall. There is a snack where will have lunch together and you can also have your own picnic. We will walk down the stairs to see from up “The cave” also known as the "Cave of the Three Bridges", the three natural bridges rising one above the other.
Level 6 (13Km) will continue from Balaa Pit downhill and head towards the river bank, then uphill until we reach Chatine village at an old Church (Saidet el Atika) overlooking the area. (Level 4 will go by bus). 

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

FARM ACTIVITIES DAY, on Sunday, August 20, 2017  with Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers at Ehmej 

This Sunday, your children are invited to spend a special day that will offer them the opportunity to create wonderful connections with nature, discover farm animals and activities, explore and have fun.

Where? It’s at Ehmej: an ideal destination to escape the city, stunning views, fresh air and friendly villagers (it’s one hour from Beirut, 25 min from Byblos).

Our main activities during this day are as follow: 
- ‘’Al Baydar’’ 
- Pony Ride
- Milk a cow
- ‘’Cheese – Making’’ workshop 
- Egg hunting
- Animals feeding (sheep, pig, …)
- The Bridge 
- Etc..

As u see, the activities are varied and very well organized. Children will be divided by groups, guided and controlled by specialists: all safety measurements are taken.

Then we will enjoy a special lunch, in the same place, prepared with the fresh products and served with love and care by the villagers.

The parents who would like to join their children activities are the most welcome. They can participate to the ‘’cheese-making’’ workshop (they can take the product that will finalize with them), and have lunch in the middle of the nature while enjoying these amazing landscapes.
On our way back to Beirut, we will stop in 3enneia at the hermit Saint Charbel and make a soft hike from the upper tiny Church to Annaya Monastery. 

Our target is promoting green tourism among the young generation and introducing new type of ecological, eco-touristic, cultural, and fun activities to the kids for a healthier lifestyle.

EVENT LOCATION: Ehmej / Byblos/ In the North 
The town is 1,140 meters above sea level.
57 km from Beirut.
WHEN: Sunday, August 20, 2017,
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 8:00 AM
FEES: 
Option 1for Kids: $ 40 per person including transport, guides, activities, equipments, insurance, photos and lunch.
Option 2 for the Adults: $ 40 per person including transport, guides, insurance, photos and lunch.
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 / 00961-70-295940 and by sending SMS or WHATSAPP, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

Hiking Trip to Wazzani, on Sunday, 27 August, 2017  with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS!

EVENT LOCATION : Al Wazzani - a village in Hasbaya - Nabatieh. It is located on the banks of the Hasbani River, north of the Israel-Lebanon frontiers. It is 106 km from Beirut, and 425 meters above sea level.
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
FEES : 50$ /person, including transport, lunch, 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

We will go to one of the furthest southern locations in Lebanon, near the Lebanon-Israel frontiers. This perfectly safe location has many planted fields, as well as charming resorts and eateries. 
From there, we can clearly see the following locations:
- The Golan Heights (strategic highland and hills at the southern part of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains. It remains a disputed territory between Syria and the occupied Palestinian territories)
- The Ghajar village (Alawite frontier village on the Hasbani River, half of which came under Lebanese control while the other half remains under Israeli occupation), 
- Bawwebet Fatmeh (frontier gate separating Lebanon from the Occupied Palestinian territories)
- Al Wazzani (small village in Hasbaya - Nabatieh, located north of the frontiers. It stands on the Hasbani river, has numerous planted fields, and at its proximity, you can find the Wazzani spring - the main water source feeding the Hasbani river). 

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:
L2 and L4 will first walk together by the crest of the mountain looking over the Khiam plain. From there, one can clearly see the Ghajar village and occupied territories. No major climbing in view during this hike and it will be a moderate one. 
L2 will walk for a while then go by bus to Hosn Wazzani Resort and await the arrival of the remaining hikers to have lunch together. 
L4 will continue walking through fields, where farmers will be busily planting crops. Hikers will finally reach a location where the Golan Heights and the Ghajar village are only a few meters away!

Before lunch at the resort, those who want can have a swim in the the river (so don’t forget your swimwear). Or, you can tan in the sun or just relax after the hike.

We will eat lunch by the river, at the Hosn Wazzani Resort, which is known for its unique rural style. 

After lunch, we will take the bus to see Bawwebet Fatmeh.

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

Info: Non-Lebanese must register one week in advance. Names must be submitted to the army for approval. (Full name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, nationality).

You can join our group on Facebook: 
Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers يلّا 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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