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Ammiq Pine Forest & Wetland Hiking with Citrine Hiking

Citrine Hiking proudly presents
Ammiq pine forest ---> Ammiq wetlands HIKING

Short description
Lying in the heart of west Bekaa, Ammiq is a breathtaking Lebanese village notorious for its fertile lands, particularly its wetlands. The Ammiq Wetland that is owned and managed by Skaff Estate, is the largest remaining freshwater reserve in Lebanon (100 hectares). Home to a number of rare species of birds, mammals and reptiles, the vast wetland is in the process of being declared a National reserve. This natural spot remains an important staging and wintering area for migratory water birds between Europe and Africa.

Our Hike will start from the pine forest of Ammiq, under Barouk natural reserve, reaching Tallit El Sa3louk from where we can admire a fantastic view of Ammiq wetlands and the spectacular Bekaa valley. Then, we will continue to Ammiq wetlands, where we are going to take the new trail in the middle of the Wetlands. The landscape is relaxing in every direction you look at. For photography lovers, Ammiq is an ideal place to catch beautiful photos.

Activity: Hiking
Destination: From Ammiq pine forest to Ammiq wetlands
Date : Sunday, June 16, 2019
Level: easy to moderate
Distance: 12 Km
Average walking time: 4,5 hours
First Morning meeting point : Jounieh (facing Fouad Chehab Stadium) - Time: 7:45 am
Departure from Jounieh: 8:00 am sharp
Second morning meeting point : Zalka (facing Hyundai century motor comapny) - Time: 8:15 am
Departure from Zalka : 8:25 am sharp
Back to Zalka meeting point: 6:30 pm
Back to Jounieh meeting point: 7:00 pm


Our journey
1- Breakfast stop (kaak abou arab - chtaura).
2- Ammiq pine forest hike
3- Ammiq wetlands hike
4- Lunch in nature (bring your meal with you)
5- Citrine Hiking’s surprise!
6- wine tasting @ Chateau kefraya
7- coffee & ice cream break

What do you need ?
• Hiking or walking shoes
• Hat
• Backpack
• Water bottle of 1 liter minimum
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Meal (dry fruits, energy bars and sandwich )
• Camera
• ID card
• Insurance card
• ☺

Citrine Hiking WILL PROVIDE
Transportation + guides + breakfast + energy pack + coffee + reserve entrance + wine tasting + 5 minutes warming up + stretching + first aid --------> for only 36 000L.L./ person (24$ / person)
Family of 4 members will benefit from 1 free hiking invitation

**** Visit Citrine Hiking facebook page & watch the video of Ammiq Hiking ****

For more info & reservation (every day from 8 am to 8 pm)
76 55 87 59 Joelle
76 38 12 78 Ramze
It is preferable to send an SMS or WhatsApp from your mobile, giving your full name, the event you wish to join & the meeting point.
Reservation must me made no later than 2 days prior to the event date.

- Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged half-price
- A minimum of 15 persons is required for the trip to be feasible.
- Hikers are advised to participate in the hike to their own responsibility (only first aid is provided)
- Smoking is not allowed during the hike
- In case of force majeure, some modifications may occur to the program

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