Lebanon Excursions

Enjoy our selected Lebanon excursions:




Byblos - Dog River (half day)


Drive North of Beirut to the Dog River where history's great conquerors left carved on the cliffs 19 inscriptions in memory of their glory. Continue the drive towards Byblos (Jbeil) the Phoenician city where you will visit the Crusaders' castle, the Phoenician temples and the Roman Theater, the Royal Necropolis and enjoy a lovely promenade on the coast next to the port.



Harissa - Jeita Grotto (half day)


Drive north on the slopes of Mount Lebanon to Jeita Grotto, one of Lebanon's most unusual tourist attractions, an enormous cavern festooned with every shape and size of stalactite and stalagmite. Continue the journey to the village of Harissa, where you will visit the "Lady of Lebanon" Cathedral and enjoy the superb view of the Mediterranean with Beirut's and Jounieh's Bays.



Beirut City Tour (half day)


Drive along Beirut city seashore to the picturesque Pigeons rock; continue to Hamra commercial area and then visit the National museum or the Grand Serail. Last stop will be at the "Martyrs Square" to discover the beautiful old Beirut City Center with its newly discovered large archeological excavations and recently renovated buildings with beautiful architecture, churches and mosques.



Deir Al-Qamar and Beiteddine (half day)


Drive south of Beirut to Deir Al-Qamar, the former capital of Mount Lebanon which still retains in its pretty town square several palaces and the famous Marie Baz Museum, Notre Dame church and Fakhr Ed-din mosque dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Proceed to Beiteddine to visit the magnificent Palace of Emir Bechir known for its masterpiece of the oriental architecture, which became now a days the summer residence of the President of the Republic of Lebanon.



Mount Lebanon (half day)


Drive east to Broumana which lies on a hilltop overlooking the sea and combines the charms of a traditional Lebanese summer town with big city variety. Here you will find a number of old houses dating from the time of the Abillama Emirs in the 18th and the 19th centuries, while north of the village stands the huge Maronite monastery of Deir Mar Chaaya, built in 1700. Drive to Baabda, which was the capital city of the autonomous Ottoman Mount Lebanon. It bears so many memories of historical and national import including Pope John Paul ll visit in 1997. We then go to Dhour Al Choueir village known for its breathtaking scenery, populous pine trees and friendly locals. This village lies on a northwestern peninsula, overlooking the city of Beirut, Jounieh, Mount Sannine and the Mediterranean with 400 years old houses, narrow alleys and old churches. Choueir is a village whose traditional fabric and essence has been well preserved.



Beirut - Deir Al-Qamar - Beiteddine (full day)


Drive along Beirut City seashore to the picturesque Pigeons rock; continue to Hamra commercial area and then visit the National museum or the Grand Serail. Last stop will be at the "Martyrs Square" to discover the beautiful old Beirut City Center with its newly discovered large archeological excavations and recently renovated buildings with beautiful architecture, Churches and Mosques. Afterwards; drive south of Beirut to Deir Al-Qamar, the former capital of Mount Lebanon which still retains in its pretty town square several palaces and the famous Marie Baz Museum, Notre Dame church and Fakhr Ed-din Mosque dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Proceed to Beiteddine to visit the magnificent Palace of Emir Bechir known for its masterpiece of the oriental architecture, which became now a days the summer residence of the President of the Republic of Lebanon.




Jeita Grotto - Harissa - Byblos (full day)


Drive north on the slopes of Mount Lebanon to Jeita Grotto, one of Lebanon's most unusual tourist attractions, an enormous cavern festooned with every shape and size of stalactite and stalagmite. Continue the journey to the village of Harissa, where you will visit the "Lady of Lebanon" Cathedral and enjoy the superb view of the Mediterranean with Beirut's and Jounieh's Bays. The tour ends in Byblos (Jbeil) the Phoenician city known to being the oldest continually inhabited town, where you will visit the Crusaders' castle, the Phoenician temples and the Roman theatre, the Royal Necropolis and enjoy a lovely promenade on the coast next to the port.



Byblos - Tripoli - The Cedars (full day)


Drive north of Beirut along the coast towards Byblos (Jbeil), the Phoenician city known to being the oldest continually inhabited town, where you will visit the Crusaders' castle, the Phoenician temples and the Roman theatre, the Royal Necropolis and enjoy a lovely promenade on the coast next to the port. Continue the tour towards the second largest city of Lebanon Tripoli, a modern city known to have preserved jealously its medieval old religious edifices and public buildings. In the old town, you can see the Crusader Castle of Raymond de St. Gilles, Mosques from Mameluks period, Koranic schools, oriental Bazaars & Souqs and the Turkish bath named "Hamman Izzeddine". Then to the Cedars; known for its beautiful pine trees forest from biblical times lying at an altitude of 1600 to 2000 meters above the sea level. The Cedars area is also known for its winter skiing resort. The road to the Cedars passes through the magnificent Qadisha Valley, the picturesque villages of Zghorta and Ehden leading you to Bsharre the hometown of the famous Lebanese poet Jubran Khalil Jubran.



Beiteddine - Deir Al-Qamar - Barouk (full day)


Drive south of Beirut to Deir Al-Qamar, the former capital of Mount Lebanon which still retains in its pretty town square several palaces and the famous Marie Baz Museum, Notre Dame church and Fakhr Ed-din mosque dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Proceed to Beiteddine to visit the magnificent Palace of Emir Bechir known for its masterpiece of the oriental architecture, which became now a days the summer residence of the President of the Republic of Lebanon. Barouk is a pleasant summer town with abundant springs. The Cedars of Barouk, reached from either Moukhtara or Barouk village, are smaller and younger than those of Bsharreh, but extremely beautiful and well cared for. Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve represents around 550 km² of Lebanese territory. Oak, pine and juniper are some of the 16 types of trees that also grow in the reserve. Above the grove at the summit of the mountain there is a panoramic view overlooking the Beqaa valley.



Sidon - Tyre - Echmoun (full day)


Drive South of Beirut along the coast to Sidon (Saida). The visits start with the "Castle of the Sea" a crusader's castle of the 13th century then proceed to Khan El-Franj, a typical Caravan Serail. Stop for a typical Lebanese lunch. After Lunch, continue further down the southern coast to Tyre (Sour) to visit the Necropolis excavations, the Monumental Arch and the spectacular hippodrome, the second largest and best preserved of the Roman era. Two kilometers ahead, visit of the imperial city excavation which offers a majestic avenue toward the sea giving access to the residential area with its remarkable designed public monuments. On the way back to Beirut, visit Echmoun, a garden known as Bustan El-Sheikh where trees blossom around its temples.



Baalbeck - Anjar (full day)


Early departure to Baalbeck, on the way you will notice the magnificent Beqaa plain. Once in Baalbeck, you will see the most colossal monuments ever to be found from the Romans period, the Temple of Jupiter with its sumptuous columns, the richly decorated Temple of Bacchus and the original pentagonal Temple of Venus. Lunch, and then continue the tour to Anjar, the unique fortified city in Lebanon built as early as the 8th century by the Umayyad Caliph of Damascus. It is known to be "The Palace of the desert".



Qadisha Valley - The Ceders (full day)


Qadisha, one of the deepest and most beautiful valleys in Lebanon, is indeed 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 Qurnet Es-sawda, Lebanon's highest peak. Continue towards The Cedars, known for its beautiful pine trees forest from biblical times lying at an altitude of 1600 to 2000 meters above the sea level. The Cedars area is also known for its winter skiing resort.