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Rafting at Assi River & Visit to Baalbeck Roman Temples with GREEN STEPS

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SUMMARY
Rafting at Assi river, rural Baalbecky lunch & visit to Baalbeck roman temples

- Date : Sunday 12/8/2018
- Timing : from 7h00 am to 08h30 pm
- Meeting point : Zalka
- Activities : Rafting, rural lunch and Baalbeck temples visit
- Contribution: 95’000 LBP/adult , 80'000 LBP/student between 12-17 y.old, 60’000 LBP/child 7 y.-11 y., covering guides, transportation, rafting activity, rural Baalbecki lunch, guided tour at Baalbeck temple.
- The rural Baalbecki lunch will include the following: traditional saj for bread and mankoushezaatar, Sfiha baalbakie (meat), Sfiha Bakle, Salatet raheb, Fatet batinjan, Sambousek Cheese, Fatoush, Hindbe bilzeit, kibbet batata, Batata Harra, Salatet Aadas w Shmendar, main dish of Mixed vegetables in the oven, Arabic sweets and fruits, Soft drinks, Tea or coffee
- Reservation: Friday 10/8/2018 is the last day for Reservation.

For info and reservation:
- Roula : 03- 95 32 97
- Gio : 71-72 37 70

Overview
Join GREEN STEPS in a special day at Hermel, Assi River and Baalbeck, on Sunday 12/8/2018, combining sport, adventure and tourism to fun and excitement. Then end your day at Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, Baalbeck, where we are going to taste the rural Baalbecki food at the legendary Palmyra hotel, followed by a guided tour at Baalbeck temples.

What to Expect
Experience whitewater rafting and increase your adrenalin rush while riding through foamy water and dropping into the waterfalls of Assi river. The ride into the river is about 8 kms length, full of action and adventures, crossing 5 waterfalls!!
Then enjoy one of Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, counted among the wonders of the ancient world, Baalbeck! Taste its delicious rural food, Baalbecki way, at the legendary mythical place Palmyra Hotel; and complete your journey by visiting the majestic Roman temples of Baalbeck.

Schedule of the day :
7h00 am : Departure from Zalka
8h00 am : Breakfast stop in Chtaura for 30’
10h30 am: Arrival to Hermel – Activities are as follows :
Rafting in Assi River
1h30 pm : Heading toBaalbeck
3h00 pm to 4h30 pm: Special rural Lunch at Palmyra Hotel in Baalbeck
5h00 pm to 6h30 pm: Guided tour at Baalbeck roman temples
7h00 pm : Heading back to Zalka

The rafting is for adults and kids. We’ll be rafting with Jannat El Assi Club Rafting. Qualified trainers will accompany each group and provide them with a general session on the rafting activity before the start-up. The club will provide all participants with life jackets and helmets for safety issue.
Important Information
• General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants
• Needs for the rafting : sport shoes, sandals, bathing suit, towel, additional clothes, water bottles of 2 liters min, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, windbreaker, snacks, ID card, insurance card, smiley face and full energy.
• Bathrooms and showers are available in the club.
• The tour will be provided by a comfortable air-conditioned bus, reservation required.
• Contribution: 95’000 LBP/adult , 80'000 LBP/student between 12-17 y.old, 60’000 LBP/child 7 y.-11 y., covering guides, transportation, rafting activity, food and drinks, guided tour at Baalbeck temple.
• The rural Baalbecki lunch will include the following: traditional saj for bread and mankoushezaatar, Sfiha baalbakie (meat), Sfiha Bakle, Salatet raheb, Fatet batinjan, Sambousek Cheese, Fatoush, Hindbe bilzeit, kibbet batata, Batata Harra, Salatet Aadas w Shmendar, main dish of Mixed vegetables in the oven, Arabic sweets and fruits, Soft drinks, Tea or coffee
• Meeting time and place : at 7h00 am from Zalka – near l’abeilled’or – PLEASE BE ON TIME
• Return time : around 08h30 pm


N.B.:
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution
- A minimum of 15 persons is required for the trip to be feasible
- Hikers are requested to book their places, the latest Friday
- Hikers are advised to participate in the hike to their own responsibility
- Hikers are asked to follow hiking ethics provided by Green Steps
- Smoking is not allowed during the hike
- In case of force majeure, some modifications may occur to the program

For info and reservation:
Roula : 03- 95 32 97
Gio : 71-72 37 70


Information about the region
The rugged and remote area of Hermel and surroundings is located about 50 kilometers north of Baalbek and 143 kilometers from Beirut. Life there is traditional, with Bedouin tribes and their livestock inhabiting the beautiful mountain slopes. Known for its fast flowing Nahr el-Assi (Orontes River), the area is ideal for rafting and kayaking, performing outdoor activities or enjoying a moment of rest and relaxation.

Baalbek, is a city in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85 km northeast of Beirut.
Baalbek is an ancient Phoenician city located in north of Beirut, in the Beqaa Valley. Inhabited as early as 9000 BCE, Baalbek grew into an important pilgrimage site in the ancient world for the worship of the Phoenician sky-god Baal and his consort Astarte, the Queen of Heaven (the name `Baalbek' means Lord Baal of the Beqaa Valley). The center of the city was a grand temple dedicated to Astarte and Baal and the ruins of this early temple remain today beneath the later Roman Temple of Jupiter Baal.

Event organized by the NGO “Oaks and Cedars”

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