Upcoming Events

  • There is no good or bad time to taste wine, it is always the right time! What if the wine was produced in the fertile vineyards of the beautiful West Bekaa region!

    To complement the journey, we will start with a moderate hike in one of the most beautiful villages of the area, Ain Zebde. This small village stands on a hill overlooking a panoramic view from Zahle to Jabal el Sheikh (or Hermon Mountain) amazingly mirrored by the Qaroun Lake. We will see very old oak trees with a lot of old stories to tell. These oak trees date back to the Roman era. The hike will be a moderate one with some, not too steep ascents.
  • We will enjoy hiking a new trail together in Jdeidet Marjeyoun, with special thanks to our member Ziad Bayoud from Marjeyoun for his valuable cooperation.

    Jdeidet Marjeyoun is the center town of the large Marjeyoun caza in Southern Lebanon. It owes its name to the numerous water springs forming small rivers, which made the surrounding plain very fertile. It has a wide variety of trees and is famous for its beautiful and untouched landscape along with its mild climate.

    The town is in fact located at a hill facing the majestic Mount Hermon to the East, Beaufort Castle (Qalaat el Shkif), the 1000-year old Crusader Castle above the Litani River and overlooking Mount Amel (Jabal Aamel) to the West, Mount Lebanon range to the North and Marjeyoun plains that extend southward into the Galilee plains and the Golan Heights.
  • As usual, our journeys to Bekaa are always amazing. This time, we will be visiting the famous town of “Deir Al Ahmar”, located in the Baalbeck district.

    There are many explanations behind the name “Deir Al Ahmar”. But due to the Maronite population of the village, locals believe that the name derives from the Syriac, “Deir Ohmor”, meaning “Monastery of the Lord's Brother”.

    Our journey will be a melting pot of spiritual excursion, beautiful landscapes and pallet fulfilment.

    We will start our day by visiting the renowned miraculous “Lady of Bechouat” or “Saydet Bechouat” monastery and sanctuary.
  • Tannourine Cedar reserve is a dense forest at an altitude around 1500 to 2000 m above sea level.

    Tannourine Cedar Reserve was made a natural reserve in Feb 1999. It is the largest and densest cedar forest in Lebanon. 80% of the trees are cedars. The stunning mountainous landscape, with cedars seemingly defying gravity and growing on extremely vertical slopes, is impressive. You will also be able to see rare flowers particular to this high altitude terrain.

    The Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve overpowers us with its beauty.
    At 2000 meters above sea level, and only an hour from Beirut, the cedars of Tannourine can offer you a day out of this world, away from stress and routine.

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