Objective: This project aims at promoting rural tourism as an economic sector, generator of innovative job opportunities for youth.

Place & Date: The conference is going to take place on Mar 28 at Hilton Hotel, from 9:00 – 1:30
9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcoming Words Jihad El Hokayem, President of Rethinking Lebanon
9:45 Opening Speech   H.E. Avedis Guidanian, Minister of Tourism



Time: 10:15am until 11:30am
Break: 11:15 am until 11:45 am

Session 2

Time: 11:45am until  1:15pm



    Registration is free of charge

    For further assistance: +961 70 770144 or info@rethinkinglebanon.com

    Field trips program:

    (Registration on site)

    Trip 1: 31 March 2019

    AM: Mejdel Aqoura – Aqoura

    – Breakfast at Guita guesthouse in Mejdel Aqoura
    – Peaks hike and lakes scenery in Aqoura
    PM: Douma – Nehla
    – Lunch in Douma and stroll in the old souk

    – Visit of the winery at Nehla

    Trip 2: 07 April 2019

    AM: Ain Zhalta – Werhanye

    – Breakfast at the Cedars Ground Campsite, Ain Zhalta
    – Panoramic view at the uphill of Ain zhalta – Bmohray cedar forest
    – Hike in Ain Zhalta reserve
    – Tasting of rural products at the entrance of the reserve
    – Visit of Assaf sculpture workshop
    PM: Barouk – Batloun 

    – Traditional lunch at Farmville agro tourism project in Barouk
    – Matteh drinking at a traditional Lebanese house in Batloun with an old lady telling
    stories about her village – she makes skill skarfs and tabbakh (kanoun)

    Trip 3: 12 April 2019

    AM: Anjar 

    – Visitor Center
    – Biking through the agricultural fields with a stop at the water committee center to learn about the water management system
    – Riparian forest + canoeing
    PM: West Beqaa 
    – Cooking class at a table d’hôte
    – Lunch
    – Visit of an artisanal ice cream shop (بوظة دق)