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Pre/Post Study Tour Application


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Introduction The CC team of MENA XLDS 2013 is working day and night to insure that your stay in Lebanon be as comfortable, fun and adventurous as ever. In order to experience Lebanon at its best it’s imperative you join our study tours that will be held before and after the conference. If you are curious/determined in joining us at the study tour, then stay tuned and keep for a sneak preview of all the wonders you would get to visit. A registration link will be provided at the end for you all to choose between the Pre or Post Study tour options. So without further delay let’s get things rolling.


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Pre-Study Tour Discover one of the most stunning natural wonders on Earth. Explore one of the richest archeological areas in the country. Experience the city that never sleeps. It’s a study tour not to be missed.

March 21 and 22

Day 1


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Tour Cost: $100

(Full Package)

Includes: -Accomodation within a Hostel for the nights of the 21st and 22nd of March -2 Meals/day (Breakfast+Lunch) on the 21st and 22nd of March -Transportation to and from Hostels, and to touristic destinations -Site Entrance Fees + Guided Touring

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Post-Study Tour Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Lebanese history. Enjoy a spiritual hike and savor the mesmerizing beauty of nature. Immerse yourself in Lebanese culture as of the well-preserved traditional villages and fascinating attractions. Live the essence of Lebanon in this one of a kind study tour.

March 30 and April 1 Tour Cost: $160

(Full Package)

Includes: -Accomodation within a Hostel for the nights of the 29th and 31st of March -2 Meals/day (Breakfast+Lunch) on the 30th of March and 1st of April -Transportation to and from Hostels, and to touristic destinations -Site Entrance Fees + Guided Touring

Day 1


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Day 2

Day 3


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National Museum

The National Museum is considered to be one of the most significant Near Eastern museums because of its rich collection. Until 1975 the museum welcomed all visitors to admire its collections from different eras. It endured through the Civil war and after renovation was reopened to the public in 2000. It now has over 1300 archaeological artifacts displayed dating from Prehistory to Ottoman times.

Downtown Beirut

The center of Beirut, notable for its Art Deco Architecture it has become a recognizable icon around the world. The jewel of downtown lies in the clock tower with its four-faced Rolex clock. There are few who would not be satisfied from the visit; Downtown has established itself as an area of luxury on the levels of cuisine, entertainment, fashion, and business.


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Corniche/Rouche

The Corniche Beirut is a seaside promenade in Beirut, Lebanon. Lined with palm trees, the waterfront esplanade offers visitors a magnificent view of the Mediterranean and the summits of Mount Lebanon to the east. Along the coast one would find the geographical landmark known as Raouche Rock.

Zaytouna Bay

A must-see destination offering an array of various, cultural, leisure and social activities which finally brings back those faded photographers into the new millennium


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Jeita Grotto

Geologically, the caves provide a tunnel or escape route for the underground river. In this cave and galleries, the action of water in the limestone has created cathedral-like vaults full of various sizes, colors and shapes of stalactites and stalagmites, majestic curtains and fantastic rock formations. The total length of the cave is more than 900 m and it is among the biggest stalactites in the world hanging 8,20 m.

Our Lady of Lebanon - Harissa 26 km far from Beirut, overlooking the bay of Jounieh, the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lebanon – Harissa, which was erected in 1904 over the hill of Harissa, can be seen from miles. Inside the base of the statue there is a chapel and outside, a spial staircase leads to the top. Near the white-painted bronze statue, this was made in Lyon – France and brought to Lebanon and installed in 1908.


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Byblos – Jbeil

Byblos is located in the Mediterranean coast of present-day Lebanon, about 42 kilometers north of Beirut (capital). Byblos is re-emerging as an upscale touristic hub. With its ancient port, Phoenician, Roman and Crusader ruins, sandy beaches and the picturesque mountains that surround it make it an ideal tourist destination. The city is known for its fish restaurants, open-air bars, and outdoor cafes. Yachts cruise its harbor today like they did in the sixties and seventies when Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were regular visitors to the city.

Qadisha Valley

Qadisha, one of the deepest and most beautiful valleys in Lebanon, is needed a world apart. 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. And above the famous Cedar grove stands Qornet el Sawda, Lebanon’s highest peak.


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The Cedars Forest

Just seven kilometers from Bcharreh is the world’s famous Cedars Forest, now the most important surviving piece of the vast greenery that once made the mountains of Lebanon a paradise on earth. Today, the grove consists of just 450 cedar trees and receives important attention from the Cedar Friends, working to preserve it and turn it into an open-air art museum

The Temples of Baalbeck

This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee.


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Anjar Ruins

The city of Anjar was founded by Caliph Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century. The ruins reveal a very regular layout, reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times, and are a unique testimony to city planning under the Umayyads.

Massaya Winery

Massaya is situated in Tanail, the heart of Bekaa Valley, home to some of the oldest and most original motifs of ancient wines and wine-making. The Bekaa is once again proving it can produce great wines and Massaya, whose name is Arabic for the delicate beauty of the Bakaa’s twilight, with its French and Lebanese partners is proud to perpetuate this ancient tradition.


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Beiteddine

Beiteddine (House of Faith) is the name of both the village and the magnificent palace complex that lies within. The palace, perched on a steep elevation, rises from the surrounding landscape like a fairytale vision, a Scheherazadean delight rendered with Italianate flair (in fact, the architects were Italian).

Deir El Qamar

Deir El Qamar is unique in Lebanon, a town restored and maintained in a style many centuries old. Deir El Qamar did not only preserve its grand feudal architecture, but its old stepped streets, walled gardens and picturesque corners as well.


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Pre-Study Tour Day 1: March 21st Time

Sights

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

National Museum

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Trip to Downtown

01:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Downtown

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Walk to Zaytouna

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Zaytouna Bay Tour

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Lunch on Rawche

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Rawche

06:00 pm - onwards

Home

Pre-Study Tour Day 2: March 22nd Time

Sights

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Trip to Jeita Grotto

11:30 am - 01:30 pm

Jeita Grotto

01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

Trip to Harissa

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Harissa Sightseeing

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Trip Jbeil

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Lunch in Jbeil

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Sightseeing in Jbeil

07:00 pm - onwards

Home


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Post-Study Tour Day 1: March 30th Time

Sights

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Trip to Baalbeck

12:30 am - 02:00 pm

Baalbeck Ruins

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Trip to Anjar Ruins

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Anjar Ruins

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Lunch

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Massaya Winery

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Trip to Beirut

09:00 pm - onwards

Home

Day 2: March 31st Time

Sights

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Trip to Qadisha Valley

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Qadisha Valley

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Lunch

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Cedars Forests

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Trip back to Beirut

10:00 pm - onwards

Home


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Day 3: April 1st Time

Sights

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Breakfast

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip to Beiteddine

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Beiteddine Palace

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Deir Al Qamar & Souks

03:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Trip to Beirut


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Accommodation

The CC Team shall make all arrangements in regards to accommodation; in terms of reservation, and payment. The CC shall also take you to your respective hostels.

Note: If any delegate wishes to before the 21st of March or before, or stay after the 31st of March then the CC team shall reserve them a hostel however extra fees will be charged for every night. Fees and Cancellation policy: Upon registration you confirm your attendance within the respective Study Tour and are committed to pay the fees upon arrival to Lebanon. The Payment will be made on the first day of your arrival. In the event of cancellation the delegate will be charged with 70% of the fee of the package they chose.


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Advantages of Registering: -Save Money: Yes you actually can save a lot of money by registering for the study tours. We have went around gotten the best discounts on the level of accommodation, food, and touristic services. A night in Beirut would cost you around $25/night, $20/day for food, $10/day for transportation, and depending on where you visit $10-$20/day for touristic visits. You will end up spending 65/night while with us it will come down to $50. -No missed Opportunities: Don’t regret any decision you make. Use the opportunity of being in Lebanon to visit and see as many places as you can. You don’t want to go back home and end up wishing you had gone. -Build on your new relationships: Form and build on the friendships you made during the conference, bond with them on a different level and develop a lifelong friend you will not ignore on Facebook.


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Please Make Sure: That you schedule your flights according to the study tour dates. Once the tour has begun a delegate will not be able to join halfway through. The delegate shall be responsible for any damages during their stay for the Study tours. Fees will be charged and expected to be paid instantly. Should the delegate not pay their fees it will be charged upon their delegation.

How to Register: Below you will find the different packages offered for the study tours, to register send an email to khodor.shour@aiesec.net specifying the following: First Name: ex: John Last Name: ex: Smith Email Address: ex: khodor.shour@aiesec.net Study Tour Option (Pre/Post/Both): ex: Pre Study Tour March 21 &22 and Post Study Tour March 30


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2 Day Option

Date Attending

Mar 21

Mar 22

Mar 21,22

Accomodation Provided on:

Mar 21

Mar 22

Mar 21,22

Breakfast & Lunch on:

Mar 21

Mar 22

Mar 21,22

Cost of Tour ($)

60

60

100

Post Tour 1 Day Option

2 Day Option

3 Day Option

Date Attending

Mar 30

Mar 31 Apr 1

Accomodation on:

Mar 29

Mar 30 Mar 31 Mar 29,30

Mar 30, 31

Meals on:

Mar 30

Mar 31 Apr 1

Mar 30,31

Mar 31, Apr 1 Mar 30 - Apr 1

Cost of Tour ($)

65

65

110

110

65

Mar 30,31

Mar 31, Apr 1 Mar 30 - Apr 1 Mar 29 - 31 160

If you have any further questions regarding the details of the study tours, feel free to contact us on and we will be glad to help you!



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