|Discover Lebanon... tours of 8 to 15 days
Our carefully set out tours ensure you discover all that Lebanon has to
Explore Lebanon's cultural heritage and long history, which go back
thousands of years. Countless civilisations left their mark in this
ancient land. Lebanon's geographical aspects are equally surprising: no
sand and oil, but rugged snow-capped mountains, deep green valleys,
fertile plains and a lovely Mediterranean coast.
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Lebanon is part of the region where the three world-religions
originated and evolved. Also the polytheistic religions of ancient
times played a major part in the daily lives of the people.
Our religious tours take you to sacred places of times past and present
and are guided by religious scholars.
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Guided walks ranging from 10 to 15 kilometres. Enjoy serene river
valleys, ancient forests and cedar groves, rugged mountains with
impressive views and rare plant and animal life. Discover Lebanon's
nature reserves, some of which are listed under the World Heritage
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The Lebanese kitchen is world famous! To master this art of cooking
join up with a professional chef for a three-day course while on
Details on our Cuisine page.
Ski and winter sport vacations
The well equipped ski resorts of Mount Lebanon are renowned for their
excellent quality snow, good variety of slopes for all levels, and
great après ski. All the necessary ingredients for your ski holiday of
a lifetime. For groups and individuals. Details on our Ski page.
If you prefer to travel individually, we will arrange your tailor-made
holiday in Lebanon:
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- Any season, any number of days.
- Car hire with driver for any number of days.
- Optional activities: excursions, hiking tours, scuba
diving, paragliding, mountain biking, abseiling, caving, rock climbing,
rafting and golf.
- Skiing at one of Mount Lebanon's splendid ski resorts.
with visits to:
- Beirut, a blend of ancient ruins, historic mosques and
churches, Ottoman, French Mandate and modern architecture, trendy
boutiques and cosy cafés and restaurants.
- Nahr el Kalb was of great strategic importance throughout
the ages. Many of the conquering armies that came to this ancient
country left inscriptions in the rocks to commemorate their safe
- Harissa; a Maronite shrine with a huge statue of mother
Mary and spectacular views of the Bay of Jounieh.
- Baalbek where the largest Roman acropolis ever built can be
found. The well preserved temples are dedicated to Jupiter, Venus and
- Anjar was built during the Omayyad period on the crossroads
of ancient trade routes and had palaces, mosques and hamams.
- Ksara, where splendid wines are produced that win
international awards every year.
- Saida with its famous Sea Castle, built by the Crusaders,
and Khan el-Franj built by Emir Fakhredine to encourage trade with the
west. Nearby is the ancient souq and the Grand Mosque.
- Tyre has vast Roman/Byzantine archaeological sites, with a
necropolis, aqueducts, Hadrian's Arch and the largest Roman race track
- Jeita; a huge 6 km deep cave with a two story gallery of
wonderful rock formations, dating back some 25 million years.
- Faqra has a Roman temple hidden amidst bizarre rock
formations. Nearby is a natural stone bridge, Jisr al Hajar, formed by
wind and water erosion.
- Wadi Qadisha; a spectacular valley in the northern
mountains, hides traditional villages with ancient churches,
monasteries and rock-cut hermitages.
- Cedars of Lebanon, some of which are over two thousand
- Tripoli has the best preserved Crusaders' fortification of
Lebanon, built in the 12th century. In its shadows lies a colourful
souq with shops, khans, hamams, mosques and madrasas.
- Byblos is one of the world's oldest, constantly inhabited
cities. Stone- and bronze age houses, a Phoenician temple, Roman
amphitheatre, Crusaders' castle and church, as well as a medieval town
centre with a picturesque port.
- Deir El Qamar was the seat of the Lebanese governors during
the Ottoman empire and has beautiful traditional Lebanese buildings
around a square with a fountain and a mosque.
- Beit Eddine where the palace of Emir Beshir II, built
between 1804 and 1840 is located. It has period furnished rooms,
beautiful fountains, hamams and a large collection of Byzantine mosaics.
- Chouf Cedar Reserve is protected by the World Heritage
Foundation and has unique plant- and animal life.
With visits to:
- Beirut; beautiful ancient churches and mosques where all
the religions of Lebanon meet, as well as Roman ruins and Ottoman and
French Mandate architecture.
- Harissa, the famous maronite place of pilgrimage, has a
huge statue of mother Mary. A nearby Greek orthodox church, recently
restored, has beautiful mosaics.
- Byblos has been continuously inhabited for 7000 years.
Numerous civilisations have passed and built their places of worship.
- Echmoun, the Phoenician temple of the god of life and
death, dates from the 7th century BC. The Romans and Byzantines
continued to build and use this holy place.
- Maghdouche, where mother Mary used to wait in a cave for
Jesus while he has preaching in Sidon. The cave is now a chapel with a
very special icon.
- Qana is where Jesus performed his first miracle by changing
water into wine during the village wedding.
- Baalbek has the largest Roman temples ever built, to honour
their gods Jupiter, Venus en Bacchus. This site held earlier Phoenician
and Greek shrines.
- Ksara is where the Jesuits used to produce excellent wine.
The Jesuits are no longer there, but wine production goes on.
- Wadi Qadisha is a stunningly beautiful valley scattered
with monasteries and chapels hundreds of years old. We visit the
monasteries of St. Anthony of Qozhaiya and of St. Elisha.
- Cedars of Lebanon! Some of these ancient trees were used to
build Solomon's temple in Jerusalem. The Patriarch of Lebanon had a
beautiful chapel built here in 1848.
- Sidon has the Crusaders Sea Castle, built in the 12th
century in a place that once held a Phoenician temple. Near the souq is
the Grand Mosque which was originally a 13th century Crusaders' church.
- Tyre, with its history of 5000 years, has seen many
civilisations. Along the Roman/Byzantine road is a necropolis, the
triumphal arch of Hadrian and the largest hippodrome of the Roman world.
- Balamand monastery, founded in 1157 holds a beautiful
collections of icons.
- Sit el-Nouriya, Our Lady of the Light, stood and lit the
skies to guide the sailors on stormy nights high up on the cliff of
- Anaaya has a shrine dedicated to St. Maroun, founder of the
maronite faith. In 1851 St. Charbel entered the monastery here and
lived a hermit's life. Many speak of the miracles he performed.
Walks of medium hiking levels, 10
to 15 Km:
- Wadi Qadisha in the northern mountains has spectacular
views, waterfalls, picturesque villages, monasteries and hermit's caves
carved into mighty rock walls.
- Adonis River. From the temple of Machnaqa and through pine
forests to the river valley. A natural bridge spans a mist shrouded
waterfall. The source of the river is the cave of Adonis and Astarte at
- Chouf Cedar Reserve, with its ancient cedars, offers great
views of the Bekaa Valley. The reserve has a rich flora and fauna
- Jabal Qammoua is a northern mountain reserve of unspoiled
natural beauty, with ancient pine forest, rugged mountains, rivers,
waterfalls and amazing views.
- Niha on the eastern slopes of Mount Lebanon holds many
monuments from Roman times and early Christianity. This region
overlooks the fertile Bekaa Valley.
- Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve has more than 1050 types of
vegetation and numerous wild animals, such as wolves, hyenas, wild
boars and badgers.
- Litani River is one of the mightiest rivers of Lebanon. Our
track follows its course through green and rolling hills with unique
plant and animal life.
- Bcharré. From the cedar grove and along the Cliff of
al-Qarn, the path reaches Bqaakafra and Bqerqacha, high above the
Qadisha Valley. Spectacular views and unspoiled nature!
|Sunset in Beirut.
|Church in Diman.
church in Beirut.
in the Bekaa valley
|Wine lovers visiting the Bacchus temple