Ameen Rihani Cultural Tour (0 participants)
Type: Hiking Trip

Starts on: Tuesday November 9 2010

From: 08:00 AM-02:00 PM

Departure at 08:00 AM

Event Details


Trip Information

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Pending Trip



Road to Take by bus :

Antelias - Rabieh -Mtaileb - Elyssar - Cornet El Hamra - Freikeh -  Chawieh - Beit Chabab


November 9-10-11




   Meet at 7:45pm

   Departure at 8:00pm  



Level :

Cultural Tour

Price :

Payment Details

Full payment is to be made to confirm registration

Bank Audi (Any Branch)

Account nbr.: 

    LB12 0056 0006 9621 7461 0020 1002 

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  N.B. Your reservation won’t be official until full payment is made

Return Time

2:00 pm



We will be visiting 3 villages Freikeh, Chawieh & Beit Chabab

  • Museum Ameen Rihani
  • Bell Factory
  • Pottery Factory
  • Cloth Factory
  • For more detailed information please view the detailed itinerary below:  


November 9 & Nov 10 & Nov 11, 2010:

- Meeting at 7.h30' a.m.

- Departure at 8h00' a.m.

-  Arrival To Chawieh at 9:00 am

-  Visit to Museum Amine Al Rihani - Freikeh

Ameen Rihani is the founding father of Arab-American literature. His early English writings mark the beginning of a body of literature that is Arab in its concern, culture and characteristic, English in language, and American in spirit and platform. He is the first Arab to write English essays, poetry, novels, short stories, art critiques, and travel chronicles. He published his works in the U. S. during the first three decades of the twentieth century. In this sense, he is the forerunner of American literature written by well known Middle Eastern writers.

We will be divided into groups of 30 pers. Each group will be doing a certain activity so that no one will be waiting for his turn. (grp outside in the garden and other grp inside in the Museum - 45 mn for each)

 - Arrival to Beit Chabab 

 - Visit the pottery factory with a presentation of how pottery pots are made (you may buy any pottery piece you like) the pottery factory has been in operation since at least 1900 and perhaps even longer the factory makes large storage jars for olive oil,preserved meats,Araks(Liquor) oils..

- Visiting cloth Factory .the factory made cloth products(such as clothing and table linens) in the middle of the last century.Although the factory is no longer in operation,the family who own it is willing to take you around and show you the historical machines-Loom as well as a newer factory machine

- Visiting Bell Factory , the factory has been producing large bronze bells for more than 300 years and it is the only bell factory still operating today in Lebanon . Almost all of the bells in Lebanon and in the middle east have been produced in Beit Chabab

- A rest and lunch Stop (Beit Chabab)

- Back to school at 2:00 pm

General Info:
*Price includes visit to Museum Ameen Rihani,Pottery Factory,Cloth Factory,Bell Factory,Baldati Fees

*Price does not include Transportation ,Medical insurance , Lunch

  N.B. Your reservation won't be official until full payment is made

 Have a safe and Enjoyable trip with Baldati!!!! 


Other descriptions:


Freike is a village in Metn District of Mount Lebanon. Twenty kilometers away from Beirut, its altitude is 500 meters above the sea with approximately 1200 habitants. Freike is a village known for the agriculture of grapes, fig trees, and olive trees. It gave Lebanon, other than Ameen Rihani, well known figures in the Arab media during the first half of the twentieth century, namely Na’oum and Salloum Moukarzel the owners of Al-Huda newspaper in New York. The Silk factory that was owned by Fares Rihani, father of Ameen, at the end of the nineteenth century is now owned by the theatre producer Mounir Abu Debs where cultural activities are organized regularly. Freike diligently preserves the Birth Place and the Museum of Ameen Rihani.





Please note that our journey conditions requires that you bring with you:- Clothing: Comfortable Shirt/Pants, Warm jacket, Hat/cap, HIKING BOOTS- Water : at least 1 liter/person- Food and Water: High-calorie quick-burn energy food , dried fruit, candy, fruitcake, small sandwiches, nuts, cookies - Other Gear: Backpack /Personal first aid kit/Camera,


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  • Program can be subject to modification without prior notification by Baldati

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