25 May 2024

Hiking Trip - Ayoun Samak Hike - Doniyeh District

  • We are heading to 'Ayoun el Samak,' one of the most spectacular destinations in Lebanon. Situated on the banks of the 'Nahr el Bared' river, which separates 'Doniyeh' from 'Akkar' regions, 'Ayoun el Samak' presents an endless array of breathtaking and picturesque views that will leave you in awe.

    The name is derived from the numerous water sources that feed the river and create these magnificent vistas.

    The area has historically been a major attraction for many artists and singers who have chosen its beautiful surroundings as the backdrop for filming their music videos. It truly offers a hiking experience that should not be missed. We have divided our hike into two levels:

    Level 2 & 3 - This will be an easy walk along the riverbank, where we will be surrounded by trees lining the shores. There will be ample time for relaxation, enjoying the stunning scenery, and capturing photographs. The walk will lead us to a restaurant nestled at the base of a captivating waterfall. At this point, we'll take a short break just before lunch, and soon, the other group will join us, allowing us all to dine together.

    Level 5 - We will begin with an uphill trail that leads to the mountaintop, providing a panoramic view of the entire area. From there, we will descend towards the village of Ayoun el Samak, reaching an astonishing vantage point overlooking the entire lake and village. We will continue our descent to the riverbank and follow the same route as the easy level, walking alongside the river, before eventually reaching the restaurant.

    Both levels will converge for lunch at a very special local restaurant.

    WHERE: Ayoun el Samak
    In the region of Akkar
    95 Km from Beirut

    WHEN: Saturday, May 25

    MEETING PLACE: 8:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden. (See map on: https://www.vamos-todos.com/Pages/ParkingMap.aspx)
    There will be a breakfast stop along the way.

    PRICE: 55$ per person including transport, guides, insurance and lunch.
    30$ without lunch
    Kindly get the exact change.
    You can register now at all branches of Antoine Library or on the following link:

    WHAT TO GET: Light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear comfortable shoes such as hiking shoes and always keep a windproof jacket in your backpack.

    - Children with the age of 10 and younger will have a discount of 5$.
    - Children/ Teenagers between the age of 11 and 18 will have a discount of 4$.
    - University students will have a discount of 3$ provided that they present their university card.
    - Groups with 5 to 9 persons, with different criteria than the above, will get a 2$ discount.
    - Groups with 10 or more persons, with different criteria than the above, will get a 3$ discount.

    - Cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged half-price
    - Reservations with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged an extra 2$.
    (e.g. Cancelling or booking for a Sunday’s event on Saturday will be subject to the above terms)

    - Smoking is strictly prohibited during the event
    - Always follow the guide on the designated trail
    - Do not go off road without notifying the guide
    - Do not get close to a cliff especially when the guide in charge tells you not to do so
    - Although accidents are covered by the insurance but they remain under the responsibility of the member
    - Sometimes, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the program may occur. Ecotourism rules must be followed, otherwise personal accidents will not be accounted for by the insurance.

    RESERVATION: Every day from 8am till 5pm on 03-917190 or 79-115001. It is preferable to send an SMS or WhatsApp from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join.

    - “Sports Experts” is the exclusive sports gear and outfit sponsor of Vamos Todos. Members will get a special discount at all “Sports Experts” branches in Lebanon
    - “LIA insurance” is the exclusive insurance company sponsor of Vamos Todos.

    Vamos Todos
Reserve for this Event
First Name  
Last Name  
Cell #