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$48.88 Day Trips & Excursions

Holy Valley, Bcharre, and Kozhaya: Private Tour from Beirut

Spend some time away from Beirut and take a private day trip to Kozhaya, Besharreh and the Cedars of Lebanon with your own private guide. Leave Beirut in the morning with your professional guide and head by private minivan to Besharreh -- a beautiful, welcoming village in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Holy Valley (Qadisha Valley). Upon arrival in Besharreh, take a leisurely walking tour with your guide around this ancient town, the birthplace of the famous Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. Here, visit the Gibran Museum and the town’s many ancient churches and monasteries. Enjoy a relaxing lunch of traditional meze (Middle Eastern small dishes) and tapas at a Lebanese restaurant (own expense) before continuing your trip to Kozhaya. After an approximate 1-hour journey, arrive in this beautifully preserved city, part of the Holy Valley, where Maronites once hid during the turbulent Ottoman period. With your guide, visit the Monastery of St Anthony (free entry), which was built partly into the mountain and boasts gorgeous vistas of the surrounding forest and valley. Next, leave Kozhaya and head to northern Lebanon to discover the Cedars of Lebanon, magnificent cedar trees that stand as a symbol of the country. Drive up into Lebanon’s highest mountain range to see a cedar grove descending from ancient forests. Walk around with your guide and learn how the strong, wonderfully scented wood was once prized worldwide, and how these cedar forests were nearly destroyed as a result. After your private day trip, board your comfortable minivan for a relaxing drive back to Beirut.Please note: Though the US Department of State has issued a warning against travel to Lebanon due to safety and security concerns, Viator’s Lebanon tours continue to operate with no disruptions. We are in frequent contact with our local suppliers and guides in Lebanon, and they report that all tours are operating as scheduled. Should the situation change, we will update this information and customers will be notified of alterations or cancellations to tours.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Small Group Tours - Qadisha Valley, Becharre & Cedars Day trip from Beirut

Depart from Beirut in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive to the Holly Valley of Qadisha, , a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in a deep gorge, with its spectacular scenery, the valley houses the first Christian monasteries and (cave) churches of Lebanon. After Qadisha Valley,  visit Becharre, located in the heart of the Qadisha Valley, a good and pleasant base for exploring the beautiful valley and the old cedar forest. Apart from its attractive and central location, Becharre is home of Khalil Jubran museum, the famous writer and poet who was born there. Visit the museum, then have a lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, explore one of Lebanon’s most beautiful nature reserves and home to the oldest cedar forest located just eight kilometers from Becharre. After that, the trip ends so it's time to return to Beirut.

$40 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour - Qadisha Valley, Becharre, Jubran Museum & Cedars of God - Day Tour from Beirut

Depart from Beirut in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.  Arrive to the Holly Valley of Qadisha, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in a deep gorge, with its spectacular scenery, the valley houses the first Christian monasteries and (cave) churches of Lebanon.  After Qadisha Valley, visit Bcharre, located in the heart of the Qadisha Valley, a good and pleasant base for exploring the beautiful valley and the old cedar forest. Apart from its attractive and central location, Bcharre is home of Khalil Gibran museum, the famous writer and poet who was born there. Visit the museum, then have a lunch in a local restaurant.  After lunch, explore one of Lebanon’s most beautiful nature reserves and home to the oldest cedar forest located just eight kilometers from Bcharre.  After that, the trip ends so it's time to return to Beirut.

$120 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour - Hamatoura Monastery

After being picked up from your hotel, we begin our journey to the Hamatour Monastery by heading to the village of Kousba, just north of the capital, Beirut. Our hike begins with a two kilometre stretch of steep terrain with 200m rises, where you will walk along the mountain cliffs overlooking the Holy Valley of Qadisha and the river bank. Upon reaching the top, you will have the opportunity to explore the monastery. Take the time to be present in the moment, absorb the incredible views of the Qadisha Valley, pray, meditate or simply relax in the peaceful and spiritual surrounds. After this once in a lifetime experience, we resume our hike back to the bottom. If time permits, we will also head up to Hamat, home to the monastery and historic shrine of Our Lady of Nourieh. You’ll be treated to some breathtaking views from the top of the mountain.

$40 Outdoor Activities

Day Trip from Beirut - Qadisha Valley, Jubran Museum, Hiking in Becharre Cedars of God - Private Tour

Leave Beirut at 9:00am in the morning by a private comfortable vehicle and head to Becharre, a beautiful, welcoming village in the heart of Qadisha Valley.Arrive to Becharre and walk around this ancient town.Visit the museum of the famous Lebanese poet Jubran Khalil Jubran.After visiting the museum, hike in the valley and discover the many ancient churches and monasteries.After touring the city , it's time to enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.After lunch, continue to northern Lebanon to observe the giant magnificent Cedar trees of Lebanon, known as the Cedars of God, that stand as a symbol of the country.

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