Name: Olive Picking And Pressing
Details: Based on several and multiple demands to repeat the Olive Picking & Pressing event, “Adventures in Lebanon” is pleased to take you again on Sunday December 5th to Douma to participate in this amazing experience before the end of harvest time in Lebanon!
The event will take place in a beautiful village called Douma, known for its best olive oil because of its high altitude of 1000 m above level sea and it’s suitable weather, where… Lebanon has long been famous for, olive picking and pressing.
Our event is not an ordinary one as you will be experiencing the old-fashion way of our ancestors of harvesting and pressing using the oldest stone wheel around in Lebanon. You can only witness this in Douma as it will be one of a kind.
Our journey will begin with a harvest process in the wilderness of the olives trees, where you will be participating in that experience. Next we will be taking back the picked olives and watch the whole process of being pressed in the most ancient stone wheel ever preserved, as well as other consideration related to preserving oil and identifying different quality type.
Once we extract the olive oil, you will be able to taste it along with saj village food prepared especially for Adventures in Lebanon friends. This is an appetizing experience which you will never forget!
Our journey is not complete without a touristic visit in Douma village known for its special location in a valley surrounded by mountains where almost all its houses are made of red brick.
Douma witnessed different civilizations including the Greeks, Romans to Turks. However the Ottoman Empire left the largest impact on Douma’s inhabitants.
In the town square sits a 4th century A.D. sarcophagus, bearing a Greek inscription recording that this was the burial place of Castor, who died in 317 A.D.
Meeting point will be in Fuad Chehab Jounieh at 9:00 am.
There will be a stop along the way.
Price: 35$ per person including transportation in a bus, breakfast, harvest guides, olive oil extraction and pressing techniques, saj lunch and drinks, 0.5 L bottle of oil gift, touristic trip in Douma.
Early reservation is highly recommended by confirming your attendance on the event and calling on +961-71-44 33 23.
Payments are to be done in advance to secure your booking at any Audi Branch to the account number: 023711 -“Adventures in Lebanon”
A cap and a jacket to keep you warm will also be needed. Wear hiking shoes or walking shoes.
Adventures in Lebanon team is committed to offer you unique and enjoyable trips to discover the beauty of the Lebanese nature.
See you on Sunday December 5th for another different fun trip!
Place: Douma Village
Date: 5 December 2010
Time: 9:00 A.M