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MAYFOUQ Sunset (New Trail) & Bonfire on Sat, Oct 08, 2022 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MAYFOUK SUNSET & CULTURE HIKE with Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers
Mayfook is known for its green landscapes, Our Lady of Elij, The 3rd Patriarchal seat from 1120 to 1440 AD, Mar Charbel Hermitage-ALHsar, and the old churches, mills and presses.
Dear Dale, we’ve all been waiting for this special hiking trip. So be ready this Saturday, 08th of October, to discover Mayfook.
We are going to a new territory, to a higher site… It’s wonderful.
SUNSET HIKE LOCATION : Mayfouk/ Byblos Districts / Mount Lebanon
=================== 800 /1100 meters above sea level, 66 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Saturday, October 08, 2022
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 2:00 PM
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
Or Martyrs Square at Al-Nahar Bldg., Beirut Downtown @ 1:45 PM
380,000 LL/person or 10$ including transport, professional guides, 5 minutes of warming up, stretching, and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 15%. (340,000 LL/person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicles 250,000 LL/person
Make your group of 5 persons (& more) and get a 10% discount. (350,000 LL per person)
Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged in full amount.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Definitely, a sunset hike in Mayfouq is an option to spend summer evenings. The name is derived from the Syriac language, meaning “water from top” i.e “MAY FAWQA”.
Our Lady of ILIGE is an ancient church was built over the ruins of a pagan temple dedicated to the Sun God,”Eel”. (God of the depth), a Maronite patriarchal seat for hundreds of years and now a national archeological site in Lebanon. It is one of the corners of the holy triangle of Saint Charbel and Sainte Rafka and Saint Hardini. Mayfouk is famous by its Honey Production since the ottoman empire.
|HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Level 4 (2.45 Hours approx.) is an easy and pleasing trail.
Our event will start by a visit to Deir Saidet Mayfouk (1746 AD) where we will see a very old icon (that of Our Lady of Elige 1100 AD), the oldest Maronite icon in Lebanon and will visit Saint Charbel cave where he used to pray, then the bus will take us to the top of the village to Osbeh village, where we will start our hike.
We will walk an easy path open to the sea and pass by Deir Mar Geryes, a beautiful place where we can see a TANNOUR made from clay. Views are fantastic from there; Batroun and Jbeil are easily observed. The path will lead us to a very old abandoned church, that of Mar Saba.
After finishing the trail, we will gather near a bonfire at the village and we will have the opportunity to take boiling tea and will have manakich dinner baked on saj cooked by local villagers.
This sunset hike is not to be missed. It will imprint unforgettable memories of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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 on the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.
Don’t let any adventure go by untried. Live your life to the fullest!
WHAT TO TAKE:
Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruit, a flashlight, water, MEDICAL FACE MASKS, HAND GEL, a cap, and sunglasses. Wear comfortable walking shoes (A 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.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO:
Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, or WhatsApp mentions your name, surname, and the event you wish to join us on.
Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules including safety regulations (hikers are advised to join our trips to their own responsibility). And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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