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Vamos Todos Hiking for May 2017

Mon 1 May - Bisri
Sat 6 May - Nahr Jawz
Sun 7 May - Baloua to Douma
Sat 13 May - Ras Maten to Qsaibe
Sun 14 May - Jabal Mousa
Sat 20 May - Level Up Workshop
Sun 21 May - Chbanieh
Thu 25 May - Darb Sama & Darb El Kamar
Sat 27 May - Qaa Rim Zahle
Sun 28 - Deir El Ahmar
Sun 28 - Rafting

Mon 1 - Bisri

It’s one of the most beautiful hikes that will leave wonderful pictures in your memory. BISRI. A hike along the riverbank of Bisri means water streams to be crossed, tall tree forests to be traversed, and breathtaking views to be remembered forever.

Bisri River is a part of Awwali River. It separates Mount Lebanon from the South.
The nature at this time of year is ideal. The water level in the river is strong enough, and the walk beside it is just what we need!

The hike will be two levels; LEVEL 2, 3 and LEVEL 5.
LEVEL 2, 3 will walk along the riverbank, having enough time to contemplate scenery and take pictures. It will be easy, with minor ascents and descents.
LEVEL 5 will have more challenging trails, with some uphill.

Before we start our hike in Bisri, we will stop on the way to see the historical ruins of Eshmoun.
This Phoenician Temple complex, dedicated to the healing god Eshmoun, is the only Phoenician site in Lebanon that has retained more than its foundation stones. Building was begun at the end of the 7th century B.C. and later additions were made in the following centuries. Roman period colonnade, mosaics, and the foundations of a Byzantine Church are also found there. You can also see Phoenician writing carved in the rock.
On our way back, a short visit to Deir El Moukhalles will be the best way to end the day. It is an old and historical monastery atop a hill overlooking beautiful views. It was built in 1711, and stands on an even older site. It possesses a beautiful church and a collection of icons, manuscripts and religious objects.
WHERE: Bisri
In the south
60 km from Beirut
500 m above sea level.

WHEN: Monday, May 01

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

PRICE: 55,000 LL per person including transport, guides, 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 a jacket. 

RESERVATION: For reservation call 79-115001 or 03-917190 between 9am & 5pm. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

Sat 6 May - Nahr Jawz

Nahr el Jawz (Walnut River) comes from the depths of the Lebanese mountains then turns southward and empties into the sea between Batroun and the Hamath block. The river itself comes from two springs bubbling up above Tannourine. 

The beauty of Nahr El Jawz is at its climax during spring. Grab this opportunity to witness nature in all its colors. The wild flowers are so colorful along the river bank, spreading red, purple, yellow and white sparkles all over the ground. The water at this time of year flows so vigorously that it fills the air with a loud splashing sound. You will be charmed by the trees along the river banks, above all by the walnut trees which grow in preference close to water and which have given the river their name.

Years ago, Nahr El Jawz valley was the only possible way through which armies could reach Batroun. Most probably, our ancestors built the fortress of Msaylha situated at the center of the valley, to protect Batroun from enemy attacks.

On February 24th, 1998, the Environment Minister listed Nahr el-Jawz as a National and Historic Heritage Site.

The hike will be divided into three levels: 
LEVEL 4 & LEVEL 6 will start from Ibrin. Then you will pass through a dense pine forest, heading to Rashkida. A descent to the river and a wonderful walk along its bank will include some adventurous passages along the border of the water canal. Afterwards, you will head to the bridge of Beksmayya. Level 4 will continue to Kaftoun then take the bus to Kfarhay. Level 6 will continue uphill to Kfarhay.

LEVEL 2 will be a fairly easy hike without any ascents. The trail is mostly flat. You will encounter some narrow passages along the water canal. You will start from the village of Beksmayya and head towards the river bank. It will be a beautiful walk along the bank until you reach the bridge of Beksmayya. There will be enough time for photo sessions and rest. The bus will then take you from Beksmayya to Kaftoun then Kfarhay.

The Kaftoun monastery superbly established within the red limestone hollow cliff is in obvious contradiction with the majority of monasteries and convents in the Levant which are usually perched on top of hills or mountains. The monastery, dedicated to the mother of God, is managed by a group of about fifteen Greek-orthodox nuns, of the order of Our-Lady of Kaftoun (IX century). The monastery houses a priceless and unique double-faced Byzantine icon (1.11 meters in height and 80 centimeters in width) of hieratic style and dating from XI century. It contains inscriptions in the three languages: Arabic, Greek and Syriac.

The hike will end in Deir Mar Youhanna Maroun in Kfarhay. It was built in the 7th century. The skull of Mar Maroun is guarded there. You will get the chance to see it. Also, in the monastery, there is a priceless museum of old books dated back to the 15th century. Besides these books, you will also see old clothing and ancient instruments.

WHERE: Kaftoun – Baksmaya – Kfarhay
In the region of Batroun
60 km from Beirut
500 m above sea level
WHEN: Saturday, May 06

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

PRICE: Without lunch: 50000 LL per person 
With lunch: 80000 LL per person
*The prices include transport, guides and insurance.
(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!

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 a jacket. 

RESERVATION: For reservation call 79-115001 or 03-917190 from 9 00 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 7 May - Baloua to Douma

Balaa is very famous for its 250 meters deep natural sink-hole that has been carved by water 160 million years ago! A magnificent waterfall can be observed during winter and spring with water vapors rising up to the surface. The importance of Baloo Balaa has spread beyond the Lebanese borders. Baloo Balaa is a natural pothole with three separate natural bridges inside it. This natural beauty is a must to see.

Our hike will start from the Baloo. You will have enough time to see this magnificent place, take pictures and walk around it.
From there you will walk along a trail that starts uphill. It will be a LEVEL 6 hike. The uphill is steep but not long. It will soon become downhill and flat. The views are great, overlooking Douma and its surroundings. The trail will pass through “Sikket el Sham” meaning the ancient road that used to join Tripoli, Douma, Baalbeck and Damascus. The hike will end in Douma.
Level 3 will start from Feghre to Douma will walk along an easy downhill trail.

Douma is known for its special location in a valley surrounded by mountains. Almost all its houses are made of red brick. It enjoys a unique temperate climate praised by physicians as the ultimate place of medical refuge. Its ground is fertile and welcomes all sorts of plants especially olive trees, vine and apple trees.
Douma’s name is derived from the Phoenician language, meaning “The quiet, peaceful and restful.” This red-roofed town has many ancient remnants such as a 4th century A.D. sarcophagus, bearing a Greek inscription recording that this was the burial place of Castor, who died in 317 A.D. Also, there are some millstones and oil presses, probably from the late Roman or Byzantine times.

You will stroll around this traditional village and have lunch in one of its restaurants.
Here, the day ends with unforgettable memories.

WHERE: Baloo Balaa – Douma
Batroun District
1600 m above sea level
75 km from Beirut

WHEN: Sunday, May 07

MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.

PRICE: With lunch: 85000 LL per person 
Without lunch: 55000 LL per person
*The prices include transport, guides, Baloua 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, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget a light jacket because it gets cold in the shade. Wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes. 

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.

Sat 13 May - Ras Maten to Qsaibe

Ras El Metn is a Lebanese village in the caza of Baabda, it has a beautiful location, overlooking the valleys and the sea together because it is located on a hill crowned with a pine forest that aided magnificence and beauty.

Ras El Metn is the birthplace of one of Lebanon’s most famous modern personalities. The writer Anis Freiha. He said: “There is in Lebanon, a sacred mountain, that the top may be the most beautiful peaks of God on earth, which is my village Ras El Metn”. Freiha compared his village to “a peninsula surrounded by two deep valleys on three sides, it is by the geographic composition isolated from the outside world”.

Ras El Metn was classified by the Ministry of Tourism as a “Summer Tourism Town”.
The hike will start in Ras El Metn where we will visit the Government house, built by the Lamaeyeen princes in 1775. Although damaged in Lebanon’s recent war, we can still appreciate the serial’s elegant courtyard and bell tower and some attractive houses built with Lebanese architectural heritage.

The hike will continue from the smell of pine trees to the smell of Carob molasses in Ksaibe village that earned to be “capital of molasses carob” in the southern Mount Lebanon. The villagers are still tracking molasses traditional industry which place them number one in Lebanon, in terms of quality. We will visit a carob mill to discover this production where you can buy local fresh syrup.

In Ksaibe we will pass by the Sanctuary of St Veronica Giuliani that was inaugurated in July 2016. This saint is performing many miracles and making herself known in Lebanon. This is the first time ever in 300 years that she has been venerated outside of Italy Since her death.

We will walk together in one group. It will be a moderate to easy hike Level 4, about 10 km long. The hike will start in Ras El Metn and the trail will be mostly downhill to reach Ksaibe village.

WHERE: Ras El Metn / Ksaibe
Mount Lebanon / Baabda district 
800 m above sea level
30 km from Beirut

WHEN: Saturday May 13

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. 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 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.

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.

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 about how many kilometers you are walking. It is more about the trail itself and how steep it is and how many uphill and downhill it is included.

Sun 14 May - Jabal Mousa

Our hike will be in Jabal Moussa. It is located in Ftouh Keserwan. It has become a natural reserve.

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve is located on the shoulders of the western slopes of the northern Mount Lebanon Chain facing the Mediterranean Sea to the west. It is a relatively large, wild and unspoiled area protected by municipal laws.

Jabal Moussa is renowned for the unspoiled historic Adonis Valley with its ancient agricultural terraces and trails that date back to Roman times. The valley features rivers and streams, mixed forests with oak, pine and olive groves and many important plant species, as well as undisturbed wildlife habitats that are home to wolves, hyenas, hyraxes, birds and reptiles.

In a nutshell, Jabal Moussa is a great reserve that involves new trails to be discovered. In this event, you will get to see the highest peak in Jabal Moussa: Qornet el Mzar.

The hike will be divided into three levels: 6, 4+ and 2.

All three levels will start their journey from the village of Amez entrance.

LEVEL 2 will take a downward direction towards the Roman Stairs then move to Qornet El Baydar. The track will end at the lower entrance, that is to say Nahr el Dahab entrance.

LEVEL 4+ and 6 will visit Kornet el Mzar through a new fascinating trail, engulfed in beautiful oak and juniper trees. Both groups will walk together till they reach the cross, then they will get divided:
LEVEL 4+ will go downwards towards Mar Jeryes in Yehshoush. You will walk through a new trail from Mar Jeryes till you reach Nahr el Dehab.
LEVEL 6 will get to see a special area in which spread lots of old houses characterized by their fine traditional traits. The track will be uphill towards Amez then the Roman Stairs in Nahr el Dehab.

All levels will meet up in Nahr el Dehab and a bus will be waiting for them to go back to Beirut.

WHERE: Jabal Moussa
Keserwan
50 km from Beirut
1300 m above sea level

WHEN: Sunday May 14

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

PRICE: 60,000 LL per person including transport, guides, insurance and entrance to the reserve. (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 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.

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.

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 about how many kilometers you are walking. It is more about the trail itself and how steep it is and how many uphill and downhill it is included.

Sat 20 May - Level Up Workshop

“Level Up” Workshop

We all have our added value that differentiate us from others around us. Unfortunately and due to our daily stress and work problems, we become unaware of how skillful and special we are

As its name shows, “Level Up” is designed to boost your self-confidence and give you more clarity about your talents and values which makes you perceived as more valuable by others and, most importantly, yourselves!

To make it more exciting, our workshop will be in ZEAITRE, an unexpectedly interesting village, where short hikes will take place between the sessions, you will be quite surprised to see so many Ecotourism sites and nature beauty in such a small village.

We will be having a breakfast prepared by local people.

The hike will be one easy level. We will start altogether in an interesting trail, checking out an old cave. Afterwards, you will be hosted by VT founder, Mark Aoun, in his own house for fresh fruits and coffee break. In his place, you will get to see an old vaulted basement that is 150 years old & a restored typical old Lebanese house, VT house! With traditional wooden ceiling.

This program is in collaboration with one of Vamos Todos loyal members, Mazen Boumonsef.
Mazen is a certified executive coach with an extensive business consulting experience in Lebanon and the GCC.
Throughout his career, Mazen has strengthened his theoretical curriculum with a palette of training expertise in all aspects of a hospitality and various business operations

At Vamos Todos, not only are we committed to your enjoyment but to your self-wellbeing also!

WHERE: Zeaitre / Ftouh Keserwan
42 km from Beirut
750m above sea level

WHEN: Saturday, May 20
MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.

PRICE: $60 per person including transport, guides, reserve, workshop 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, 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 8AM and 5 PM. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to attend.

Sun 21 May - Chbanieh

This Sunday, we will discover Chbanieh, a beautiful village located in the Metn Region and walk on a new trail fully prepared and coordinated by Vamos Todos. This is definitely one of the most beautiful hiking locations in Lebanon, with plenty of wonderful landscapes to enjoy.

Like most villages in the Lebanese mountains, Chbanieh is covered with trees and orchards. It is located amidst a beautiful vast valley, which dazzled the French poet Lamartine, so the valley became known by the name of “Lamartine Valley”.

There are monuments of ancient graves in the town which are named “the graves of the Jews” until this day. Near the sarcophagus of the Jews there is a deep cave which has not been discovered yet, known as “Magharat Harb”.
This cave is archeological according to the traditions of the village and it contains the forest spring which has two sources, “Kakha” and “Fouar”.

We will start our day by visiting the ancient Mar Fram Monastery in Chbanieh, then we will begin walking, and our hike will be divided to two levels:

Both Level 3 and Level 6 will start walking in Chbanieh and head to a new location in Lamartine Valley.

Level 3 will then take a mostly downhill path with beautiful landscapes, and finish the hike in Deir el Harf. 
Level 6 will continue walking on a longer trail of 14 km, and end the hike in Kobbayh.
At the end of the hike, the two levels will take the bus and go back to Beirut. 

WHERE: Chbanieh
900 -1000m above sea level
25 km from Beirut

WHEN: Sunday May 21

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, 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 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.

Thu 25 May - Darb Sama & Darb El Kamar

It will be an opportunity to visit Harissa before May comes to an end. Join us on Saturday the 20th for a unique hike all the way from Sahel Alma to Harissa (Darb el Sama) then will be back from Antoura ( Darb el Kamar)

This hike will be two Levels 3 & 5 uphill & downhill. However, we will go to Harissa and back following two paths:
- The first trail, known as “Darb el Sama”, is quite steep but not very long. We will start walking from Sahel Alma, and reach Harissa through Ghadir. There will be a steep 500 meters uphill and the walk will last around 2 hours 4 km, with spectacular views along the way. Then will take the second trail level 3 will start from there, known as Darb el Qamar”, is quite suitable forthose who would like to join the hike following an easy trail. The group will walk 4 km all the way to Antoura, with a downhill of 300 meters. 

WHERE: Jounieh – Harissa -- Antoura
WHEN: Thursday, May 25
WHAT TO GET: You must wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes. Get a jacket since sometimes it gets cold.

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

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

RESERVATION: For reservation call 03-91 71 90 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.

Sat 27 May - Qaa Rim Zahle

This time, we will unveil a completely new region and walk from Qaa Al Rim to Zahle, in an event fully organized and coordinated by Vamos Todos.

Qaa El Rim is located in the Bekaa valley, at about 54 kilometers from Beirut. Zahle is the capital and largest city of the Bekaa Governorate. It is known as the "Bride of the Bekaa" and "the Neighbor of the Gorge" due to its geographical location and attractiveness, but also as "the City of Wine and Poetry". It is famous throughout Lebanon and the region for its pleasant climate, numerous riverside restaurants and quality arak. 

During our hike, we will be divided to three levels:
Level 5+ (12 km) will start hiking in Qaa Al Rim, and climb a high hill (the cross hill), from which you can have a breathtaking view of the region, spanning from Sannine to our Lady of Zahle, the city of Zahle, the whole Bekaa valley and the Eastern Lebanon Mountain Range, also known as the Anti-Lebanon mountains. Then, the group will turn down and head to Zahle, where they will join Level 3 in the Berdawni valley.

Level 2&3 (+/- 6 km) will start walking from our Lady of Zahle and follow a path full of important landmarks, such as Grand Kadri Hotel, the Archbishopric of Zahle and the Zahle Serail. The group will also have the chance to see other beautiful landmarks and if some are tired, they can choose Level 2 and take the bus, or Level 3 and walk in the city until reaching Berdawni on foot. 

In Berdawni, you will all have free time. You can bring your lunch, or choose whichever restaurant you want to eat.
After lunch, we will all return to Beirut.

WHERE: Kaa el Rim, Zahle
WHEN: Saturday, May 27

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, insurance, and entrance to the reserve. (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 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 79-115001 or 03-917190 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 28 - Deir El Ahmar

Deir el Ahmar is a village located in the Bekaa. It has many unknown historical sites, many historical churches, and a wild unspoiled nature.
Some historians believe that the origin of Deir el Ahmar's name can be attributed to the large monastery in the area that was built with red stones, thus the name of the town can be literary translated to "Red Monastery."

The hike is a loop trail starting and ending in WADA.
The Women's Association of Deir El Ahmar, WADA, is a Lebanese NGO established in 1994. Its mission is to promote women's role in rural development and welfare of society in the region around Deir el Ahmar. 
A healthy organic lunch will be prepared by the ladies of WADA. All levels will meet there for lunch.
The hike will be divided into two levels:

LEVEL 3 (8 km) will start from WADA and walk in the plain until they reach an asphalted road. From there, will take a nice trail back to WADA to meet with the others for lunch.

LEVEL 6 13 km) will start from WADA and continue upward to reach Deir Ekhwet el Salib on the mountain peak. The view of the plain is clearly visible from up there. Then the trail will lead to Deir el Ahmar to see the ancient historical churches, a 400 yr old house and many other historical sites. The hike will end in WADA for lunch.

WHERE: Deir el Ahmar
Bekaa
1000 m above sea level
100 km from Beirut

WHEN: Sunday, May 28

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. 

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 28 - Rafting

Let s go to Assi River for rafting. The drive is long a bit, 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. Mar Maroun Cave is one of a series of caves connected by stone steps just a few hundred meters west of the spring of el-Zerqa, on the south bank of Assi River. The main cave known as Mar Maroun Monastery (Cave of the Monks) was destroyed back in the 7th Century. It was originally constructed for builders working on the canalization channels and Hermel Pyramid (Ammou El-Hermel) in 200 B.C.; it became a sanctuary in 425. The Ammou stands on a hilltop surrounded by desert while its meaning and origin are still unknown until date. The pyramid has some beautiful carvings and was recently restored.

Rafting is one of the most amazing water activities during summer for adrenaline junkies and sports enthusiasts, especially in the abundant and clean waters of Assi River where pure breathtaking beauty surrounds you.
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 specialties).

NOTE: This rafting club in Assi is our co-partner. Many of you will probably enjoy doing many rafting trips during summer. Just contact Vamos Todos to get your tickets, and you can raft any time you wish. We can also organize night rafting events upon request, a truly unique and exciting experience that attracts the young adventurers.

WHERE: Assi River
Hermel District
150 km from Beirut

WHEN: Sunday, May 28
MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.
WHAT TO GET: Towels, swimsuits, sunscreen, water shoes. 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.

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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