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Hiking Trip to AMMIQ Wetland with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS

Ammiq is the biggest swamp in Lebanon (100 hectares) and one of the most important places for migrating birds. It has a watching tower to observe them.

HIKE LOCATION : Ammiq / West Bekaa
============= 900 meters above sea level.
10 km from Chtoura.
WHEN : Sunday, March 21, 2021
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ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
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Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/

FEES:
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25,000 LL/person including, professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. The transportation by your own vehicles.

There is 10.000 LL Extra entrance fee to Aammiq Wetland.


DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
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Prepare yourself for an amazing and wonderful trail in the West Bekaa district. At this time of the year, the color of trees and plants, the springs with the swamp are Extremely Impressive.
So, this hike in Ammiq is diversified. You get to walk at the swamp and after along the edge of mountains where many trees’ species provide shade and shelter.
Our visit will begin from the entrance in Ammiq Wetland where a warm and friendly greeting from the reserve team, accompanied by a presentation of the reserve.
HIKING LEVEL: 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Level 4 (7 km approx.) will start from the swamp, it has a watching tower to observe migrating birds.; making a walk inside the wetland and then will take an uphill path for about 100 meters to reach the top of the mountain. You will get the feeling of being on top of the world! The path will continue straight to reach the hill overlooking Bekaa valley, then a pine forest, the old broken-down village of ancient Ammiq, old churches and a farm. The church is the most ancient part. Bring your cameras with you; you will definitely use it. We will cross by many water sources where the water drops create a unique sort of music. Lunch will be in the vicinity.
Level 6 will start from the swamp of Ammik, pass through three water sources, a 1300-year-old tree called “shajaret el set”, nabeh saalouk, Ain Abed, Ain el tain, and finally meet with level 4 for lunch. After lunch will continue in a stretch beautiful trail to Aana village. The total distance is (around 13 km); we will only take short rests. We promise you spectacular views and great scenery.
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions:
Distancing from each other is a must.
Cover your nose and mouth with your face masks. To keep it on, while we are in the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.
Diversified? Yes! You will enjoy it!

WHAT TO TAKE:
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Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, MEDICAL FACE MASKS, HAND GEL, cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes (Professional brand is recommended) and don't forget to get a light jacket. 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:
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Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, or WhatsApp mention your name, surname, and the event you wish to join us on.

NOTE:
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Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules included safety regulations. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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Best Regards,
Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers