JAZIRET EL ARANEB on Saturday, August 10, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
August 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Trip to Rabbit Island
LOCATION : Jaziret El Araneb/ In the sea facing to Al Mina, Tripoli
============= 0-12 meters above sea level.
5,5 km from Al Mina
WHEN : Saturday, August 10, 2019
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Abda Church parking facing the new bridge, Jal El Dib @ 8:00 AM
50,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, insurance, boat ride, and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 10%. (45,000 LL per person)
Every 5 coupons can be exchanged for a free hiking trip or
Groups of 4 and plus get a discount of 20%/pers. (40,000 LL per person)
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
This time our trip is different; we are going to the sea, but where? It’s in front of Tripoli, where there are 9 islands of which 3 of them (Palm, Sanani, Ramkine) make a nature reserve and cultural heritage place. The description of this reserve is given at the end.
A boat ride will take us to reach “Jaziret el Araneb” (Rabbit island), it takes about 30 minutes to get there, and we will admire from a distance the ancient ruins of the city and the small islands. This island is now considered “Mahmeyyeh Tabeeyeh” and it’s also called “Jaziret el Nakhel”. No palm trees or rabbits currently exist on the island but it’s said that there were some in the past.
We will start our tour on the island by seeing the “bird watching tower”, where observation of migrating birds takes place; it’s the most important place for migrating birds to Europe. Then will see the remains of a Monastery, special plants from Mediterranean areas and a well. We will end this relaxing day by swimming in wonderful clear water at the beach.
Before our trip to the island, will make a visit to the historical “Borj el Sabaa” and a tour in Mina.
It will be a nice experience! Don’t miss it.
WHAT TO TAKE:
Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen towel and swimming-suit (better wear it under your clothes). Don’t forget to get your Lebanese ID or passport. DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.
==There will be a breakfast stop along the way==
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Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules included safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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A group of three flat, rocky islands of eroded limestone pavement, 5.5 km offshore and northwest of Tripoli, together with their surrounding seas constitute the Palm Islands Nature Reserve. The overall area of the reserve is 4.2 sq km.
|The reserve has recently been designated as a Mediterranean Specially Protected Area under the Barcelona Convention (1995). The islands were also identified as a Wetland of Special International Importance by Carp (1980), and have been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International (Evans, 1994).
Palm Island is the largest of the three islands, covering an area of 180796 sqm and is flat with no obvious relief; its highest point is only about 6m above sea level. The earthen middle separates a rocky shoreline extending from the northwest to south, and a sandy beach extending from the north to the east. The island contains evidence of past periods of human occupation in the form of a fresh water well, an old Salinas and the remains of an old church that date back to the Crusader period.
Sanani Island covers an area of 45503 sqm south east of Palm Island. It is mainly rocky with a partially sandy shore that resembles that of Palm Island.
The smallest island, with an area of 34.903 sqm is located north west of Palm Island.
Ramkine Island is mostly rocky and rises to about 12 meters above sea level. The island contains the remains of a lighthouse in addition to cannon emplacements and underground galleries that were built early this century. A solar powered navigation light has now been installed in the tower of the old lighthouse.