Lebanon

A piece of heaven on Earth.

A land of ancient cities, holy trees and sacred valleys. A beautiful small country fringed by crystal-clear seas and white mountains. The magnificent playground of gods of love, beauty and wine. Famous for its skillful merchants and seafarers, its wild nights and delicacies; Lebanon, the land of the phoenix, lives up to its name and history, always alive and ever changing.

Lebanon in a snapshot

«Lebanese nature is captivating and still greatly undisclosed»

Located at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, Lebanon’s history was shaped by many civilizations through more than 7,000 years. For its relatively small size, the country is rich in cultures, traditions and religions that make it uniquely diverse and authentic.

From hidden underwater caves to ancient cedar reserves; clear blue waters and long sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains; secret waterfalls to majestic valleys, Lebanese nature is captivating and still greatly undisclosed.

Beirut, the country’s famous capital, has a buzzing nightlife, delicious restaurants and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Its intriguing beauty, history and anarchy conquer the heart of any visitor. Blending ancient tradition with modernity, chaotic, full of life and constantly regenerating, Lebanon will leave you speechless.

Adventures in Lebanon

Sample Itinerary

Duration

8 Days

Rhythm

Active

Resistance

Medium-High

Best time to go

Year-round

EXPECT

Nature, Adventure, Archaeology, Culture, Vilages, Cities, Food, Nightlife

Places visited:

Beirut, Jounieh, Byblos, Baalbek, Anjar, Ksara, Tripoli, Qadisha Valley, Bataraa, Douma, Batroun.

  • Day-to-day personalized itinerary
  • Hand-picked accommodations
  • Local recomendations on food, drinks & hangouts
  • Door-to-door private transportation
  • Self-guided & private guides (when needed)
  • Expert local support
  • 100% customizable

Trip overview

  • Experience Beirut and Tripoli, each one with its amazing vibes and fast moving pace, while walking through bustling streets and buildings of long history and unique architecture.
  • Explore Lebanon’s wonderful UNESCO World Heritage sites: live the Phoenician history while walking the souq in Byblos, marvel your eyes wandering around the stunning Baalbek archaeological site; and hike some of the most beautiful paths learning about the legendary Lebanese cedars and the origins of Christianity in the incredible Qadisha Valley.
  • Discover the magnificent Lebanese nature in the impressive Bataara Gorge, the enormous Jeita Grotto and the unique lush forests of the Levant region.
  • Delight your palate with the incredible mouth-watering Lebanese cuisine, and meet some of the coolest people in the world.

Starting from $1,190 USD

Customizable itinerary

Arrive at any time in Beirut. A driver will take you to your hotel in the city center. Settle in your hotel and spend the afternoon/evening discovering the sutrroundings and familiarizing with the city (recommendations provided).

Explore some the highlights of the city including the National Museum of Beirut, the pigeon rocks in Raouche, the Roman Baths and downtown. From East to West learn and understand the history and the dynamic of the cosmopolitan city of Beirut (guide available upon request & recommendations provided).

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Day trip from Beirut starting with a visit to Jeita Grotto, a humongous impressive cave nominated as one of the seven new wonders of the world. The journey continues to Harissa, where you will enjoy one of Lebanon’s best view points over Jounieh Bay at the top of the Our Lady of Lebanon statue. Last stop is the ancient city of Byblos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world (recommendations provided).

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Day trip from Beirut to discover the Baalbek roman ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will discover the majestic temples of Venus (goddess of love, sex, beauty and fertility), Jupiter (god of sky, thunder and king of the gods) and Bacchus (god of agriculture and wine). Next stop will be the ruins of Anjar, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a palace belonging to the great Umayyad dynasty who ruled the Islamic world in the 8th century. Last stop is at Chateau Ksara, Lebanon’s largest and oldest winery, where you will visit the historic wine caves dating back to roman times and taste a variety of fine wines (recommendations provided).

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning to take you to Tripoli in the North of the country. Explore the highlights of Tripoli with its medieval Mamluk architecture, Crusader citadel of Saint-Gilles, vibrant souks, hidden Hammams, and ancient Mosques. Traditional with a slower pace, Tripoli will give you the chance to experience the contrasts and diversity of Lebanon (recommendations provided). Spend the night in your charming boutique hotel in the fabulous Tripoli seaside (recommendations provided).

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Start the day with a scenic hike in Qadisha Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a great place to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the Lebanese mountains. A hiking path leads you to a monastery from the late 13th century at the base of a cave. The monastery of Our Lady of Hawqa is where the last hermit of the valley, Father Dario Escobar, still lives and sometimes greets the adventurous visitors. After the hike, discover the fascinating 2000-year old forest of the Cedars of Lebanon. Known as Cedars of God it holds towering cedar trees, Cedrus libani, highly valued and praised in ancient times for their wood. From there, drive up the mountains to enjoy one of the valley’s best view points. If the weather conditions are good, watch a unique sunset over the Mediterranean from one of the highest points of Lebanon. Drive back to Tripoli and spend the night in your charming boutique hotel in the fabulous seaside (recommendations provided).

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Start the day discovering the Baatara Gorge sinkhole and its waterfall. Also known as the cave of three bridges, the waterfall drops 255 meters down into a deep hole formed by millions of years of erosion. On the way visit Douma, a typical Lebanese beautiful mountain village. Continue the trip visiting ancient Batroun, a charming coastal town with traditional Lebanese houses, cobblestone streets and an old Phoenician wall (recommendations provided). Spend the night in your charming boutique hotel in the laid back Batroun seaside (recommendations provided).

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Transfer to Beirut Airport and depart at any time.