Muricata: Hiking, Abseiling & Caving
Why take this trip?
- Ages 12-16
- Get to experience Lebanon in a whole new way
- Hike from from Hrajel to Aqfa
- Go abseiling in the beautiful Tannourine
- Enjoy Lebanon's great cuisine and famous delicacies
Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!
Hala Mohie Eldin
The trip was beyond awesome!!
This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
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Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1: Arrival at Beirut Airport and Transer to Hrajel (D)
Participants arrive at Beirut Airport and then go on a 1h30 bus drive to Hrajel, Upon arrival to Hrajel, participants set up tents and prepare their dinner.
Day 2: Hiking and Sightseeing (B, L, D)
In the morning, participants take down their tents, have breakfast and pack their luggage and leave them on the bus. We then start a 12km hike from Hrajel to Aqfa, The hike ends with a sightseeing and exploration of the impressive Afqa grotto, the source of the Nahr Ibrahim River. Afterwards, we take the bus for 30 min and head to Aqoura village to have lunch. After the lunch, we take the bus for another 30-40min and head to the mountains to an altitude of 1800m. We then prepare dinner and have a Bedouin tent overnight stay.
Day 3: Tanourine and Laqlouq (B, L, D)
Participants have their breakfast and then go on a 1hour bus ride to reach Tanourine for an abseiling and flying fox activity in the three bridges area (a 150 million years old natural sinkhole of 250m depth). We will also be having delicious traditional Lebanese lunch; salad, manakish (similar to pizza but with Lebanese ingredients) and juices. Afterwards, we will take the bus to Laqlouq where we camp for the night. After we set up the tents, participants prepare the dinner.
Day 4: Akoura Roueiss Grotto and Homebound (B, L)
After we have breakfast, we take down our tents and then take the bus to Akoura to see the Roueiss grotto; second deepest cave of Lebanon. We'll then have lunch in a restaurant and head to the airport.
- Certified adventure guides
- Group equipment
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- All transportation and transfers
- All permits and entry fees
- Certified adventure guides
- All flights
- Visa fees
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Airport taxes if applicable
- Travel and medical insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- All flights