Upcoming Events

  • Qadisha, one of the deepest and most beautiful valleys in Lebanon, is indeed a world of its own. At the bottom of this wild steep-sided gorge runs the Qadisha River whose source is in the Qadisha Grotto at the foot of the Cedars.

    The word Qadisha comes from a Semitic root meaning "holy" and Wadi Qadisha is the "Holy Valley." Filled with caves and rock shelters inhabited from the third millennium B.C. to the Roman period, the valley is scattered with cave chapels, hermitages and monasteries cut from rock.

    The whole valley with its cave churches is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
    This time, we will visit Deir Saidet Annoubine, St. Marina, Deir Mar Licha, Saidet Hawka, and Mar Aboun.

    Deir Saidet Annoubine:
    This is one of the oldest Monasteries in Lebanon.
  • Lebanon is among the oldest sites of wine production in the world. The Phoenicians were instrumental in spreading wine throughout the Mediterranean in ancient times. Despite the many conflicts of the region, Lebanon has an annual production of about 600,000 cases of wine. Recently the sector has been witnessing an unprecedented growth. The number of wineries went from 5 in 1998 to over 50 nowadays.

    "The Bekaa-Valley" invites you to the heart of the most beautiful vine growing areas in the world. In our wine tour, we will visit Domaine des tourelles, Château Nakad and Château Heritage.

    Our tour will start by a visit to Domaine des Tourelles. This Winery is the Winner of many international awards, and is the second oldest winery, founded by Francois-Eugène Brun in 1868. Nothing but a visit to its yellow stone and cedar wood cellars can begin to unravel the mystery of this age-old family estate.
  • This time we will watch the Sunset from Jbeil region, specifically from Afka!
    Starting from the hills of Lassa heading to Afka, we will hike in a relaxed setting perfumed by the calmness of nature.

    We have chosen this specific time of the month as the good weather will add value to our impressive sunset view during this amazing walk.

    We will be hiking on an easy trail of around 8km with no major ascents among old juniper trees.

    Such hike cannot be perfected except with some manakish on saj and tea prepared by locals. You can order whatever you want to eat, before going back to Beirut.

    WHERE: Lassa - Afka
    In Keserwan Jbeil region
    55 Km from Beirut
    1400 meters above sea level.
  • Saidet el Kalaa Sunset Hike

    Sunset hikes always have a special touch. Calm your nerves and forget about daily stress!

    We will start from Raachine, then we”ll visit the cedar forest in the area. Later on during our hike, we will pass through the village of Tabrieh, then the village of Chahtoul. The last stop will be in Saidet el Kalaa where a miracle occurred there many years ago (1914). The view is breathtaking and it will be a perfect spot for a bonfire supper.

    The bonfire will keep you warm while local inhabitants bake manakishs on the saj, boil tea and roast potatoes and corn. Don’t miss this!

    WHERE: Saidet el Kalaa, Chahtoul

    WHEN: Wednesday, July 06

    MEETING PLACE: 3:00 PM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden. (See map on: https://www.

Equipment

For Hiking

Clothes and Accessories:

  • Lightweight or medium weight boots covering your ankle.

  • Hiking socks.

  • Hiking pants.

  • A hat or cap well ventilated. Bonnet and gloves if it's cold.

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • A warm windproof jacket. A polar jacket if it’s cold.

  • A light hiking backpack.

  • Walking poles, especially for downhill.

Food and Drink:
  • Privilege carbohydrates and fats such as fruits: apple, oranges ... dried fruits: dates, raisins, nuts, almonds ..., chocolate, biscuits.

  • One and a half liters to two liters of water.

For Snowshoeing

Clothes and Accessories:

  • Waterproof high shoes covering your ankle with multi-layer soles. Après-skis preferably. If not provided, get with you nylon bags to cover your boots.

  • Hiking socks.

  • Waterproof ski clothing: pants, etc.

  • A warm windproof jacket. A polar jacket if it’s cold.

  • Woolen hat and gloves. The head, ears and neck must be well protected.

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.

  • A light hiking backpack.

  • Spare clothing may be needed to avoid being wet for a long period of time, in case it happens.

  • Walking poles, especially for downhill.

Food and Drink:
  • Privilege carbohydrates and fats such as fruits: apple, oranges ... dried fruits: dates, raisins, nuts, almonds ..., chocolate, biscuits.

  • One and a half liters to two liters of water.

Diet

Dr. Antoine Aoun

Dietitian

About Us

About Us

Vamos Todos is an ecotourism NGO that promotes and encourages the love of nature amongst its members, thus seeing life through a new perspective.

The name Vamos Todos, which means "Let's go all together" was chosen to reflect the spirit of our club, where you can participate “in a different way, in a better way”, which is also our slogan, in any of the multitude of activities which will be organized for you, with one major goal in mind: HAVING A GREAT TIME.

The club was founded in September 2006, by Mark Aoun, a Lebanese guy who has been hiking for more than 20 years, and has been all over Lebanon as well as some other countries. He would like to share with you his love for nature and life, introducing you to the magnificent place which is our home country.

Our success goes to a professional team who gave from their heart to ensure this NGO’s success. We cannot omit mentioning those who were with Vamos Todos as of the beginning, namely: Alba Wardini who is the heart of Vamos Todos and Tania Charabati. We were one team at the launch of VT!

Special thanks to the professional guides, particularly Tony Fallakha and Elie Saade, who gave and are still giving so much for VT.

We, at Vamos Todos, plan to help you enjoy every single moment you spend with us by offering you a variety of social events, outdoor adventures, sports activities, overseas trips and unusual experiences which will whisk you away for a day or two from your daily routine, bringing you back happy, refreshed and ready to confront another tiring week of work.

What We Offer

We offer a wide variety of activities which will appeal to each or all of you, such as:

  • Hiking in beautiful nature reserves and small villages.

  • Snowshoeing over the beautiful white covered mountains in time of winter.

  • Wine tours and wine tasting at boutique wineries.

  • Sightseeing for historical monuments and mystical sites.

  • Adventure weekends in the mountains or on the seaside.

  • Caving, mountain climbing, rappelling, scuba diving, camping, rafting, canoeing, biking and ATV.

  • Sunset hikes at that spectacular moment of the day in diverse regions.

  • Night events such as night hikes, fishing nights, karaoke events, beach parties and social dinners.

  • Workshops in various fields of interest; yoga, photography, archaeology, sea rescue operations and many others.

  • Team Building and Games particularly for companies.

  • Trips abroad to Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Cuba and many others, to discover new faces, exotic cultures and breathtaking sceneries.

  • Humanitarian events to help needy citizens such as orphans and elderly people.

We organize special events for private groups, for institutions and for schools. Such events are custom made to comply with your requests.

At Vamos Todos, club members do not simply follow, but they join in. We are hoping that, with your ideas and suggestions, our range of activities will become unlimited. All ideas and suggestions are always welcome. So come on, join us and Vamos…. Todos !

Team

The founder of Vamos Todos since 2006. He has an extensive knowledge in ecotourism, ecological best practices, and in Lebanon geography and history. He is a multitask guide and has his own great way to manage the events.

Mark Aoun

The photography guru framing the whole areas of Lebanon with her amazing pictures that make memories unforgettable! By her administration, she was one of the founders of Vamos Todos.

Alba Wardini

The man of difficult missions, always ready for hard levels and impossible missions. He is a guide in Vamos Todos since 2007.

Tony Falakha

The adventurous explorer. He has given 3 to 4 full years to Vamos Todos, before getting married. He's still a very active guide, ready to help anyone who needs it.

Elie Saade

The detail oriented soul. He took responsibilities in guiding and financial administration in Vamos Todos since 2013.

Elias Chahine

The sweet manifestation of ecotourism, she adds value with her presence and gorgeous photographic frames. She is responsible of multimedia and administration tasks since 2015.

Marianne Aoun

The young talent adding significance through her skilled presence and attentive performance. She is as well responsible of administration tasks.

Araxie Berberian

The technical advisor of Vamos Todos working mostly behind the scenes, responsible of the online platforms and taking care of sustainable ecotourism projects and eco-travels.

Martine Aoun

Membership

  • Membership:

    When you become a member, life will become easier for you in many ways.
    You'll be paying less not only in Vamos Todos activities, but in many others.
  • Hiking Equipment And Apparel:

    Get the best brands at affordable prices.
    - You'll pay less in all Vamos Todos activities.
    - A 25% discount at Sport Experts.
    - 15% discount at FujiFilm Lebanon, Antaki group.
    - 30% discount from Naji Sfeir (Master Scuba Diver Trainer).
  • We'll update you on any new stores and centers that will give a discount or an offer when available.

    You'll start as a normal member and the more you go with us, your membership will become mature to be Silver and by time Gold!

    As a start Vamoooos …

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Our Contacts

  • Phone:
    +961 3  917190
    +961 79 115001
  • Tel & Fax:
    +961 9  635145
  • Email:
    [email protected]

Parking Map

Meeting Place

Sagesse School Parking in Jdeideh, facing the public garden

Directions

1. Head south toward Hankach 170 m
2. Turn left at Mirna Chalouhi 300 m
3. Turn right 260 m
4. Turn right 9 m
5. Turn left 10 m
6. Turn right 450 m
7. Turn left 260 m