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)