Lebanon Encounters

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Beirut, Lebanon
  • Ends Beirut, Lebanon
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Beirut
  • Beiteddine Palace
  • Tyre World Heritage Site
  • Sidon Souk
The Lebanon Encounters trip starts and ends in Beirut. It is an explorer trip that takes 8 days taking you through Sidon, Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Baalbek and 3 other destinations in Lebanon. Lebanon Encounters is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This 8-day tour is the perfect way to experience the unique and fascinating destination that is Lebanon. Found on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, Lebanon is filled with historical and cultural sites and landmarks.

You will visit Tyre and Sidon, great ancient Phoenician cities; Byblos, the world’s oldest continually-inhabited city; and Heliopolis, the Middle East’s best-preserved temple. Lebanon also abounds with natural phenomena and landscapes, and you will visit many fascinating natural sites. These include the Baatara Gorge Waterfall, the Jeita Grotto, the Ksara Caves, and the Barouk Cedar Nature Reserve.

With sites such as the birthplace of Khalil Gibran, and the Lebanon cedar mentioned in the Old Testament, Lebanon provides the ideal combination nature, culture and history.

Accommodation is in 3-4 star hotels, a deluxe guesthouse in Zahle and one night a monastery in the Qadisha Valley where you may join the monks for morning prayer if you wish.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 Arrival in Beirut, hotel transfer
  • Day 2 Barouk Cedar Nature Reserve, Deir al Qamar, Beirut City Tour
  • Day 3 Tyre, Sidon
  • Day 4 Baalbek, Anjar, Ksara Caves
  • Day 5 The Cedars Ski Resort, Becharre, Qadisha Valley
  • Day 6 Baatara Gorge Waterfall
  • Day 7 Byblos, Harissa, Jeita Grotto
  • Day 8 Airport transfer
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 5 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels in Beirut & Byblos
  • 1 night in guesthouse/hotel in Zahle
  • 1 night in monastery accommodation in Qadisha Valley
Meals
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch)
Transport
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • All transport and transfers in AC vehicles
Guide
  • English speaking guide for all tours
Others
  • All sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Wine tasting in Ksara Caves
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees (free on arrival for most nationalities)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available from Encounters Travel)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Hotel gala dinner supplements if applied on Christmas & New Year's Eve
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Lebanon Encounters tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 March 2021, a deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lebanon Encounters tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Lebanon Encounters tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Tours will be reduced to smaller group sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This package trip adheres to protocols which are in line with the recommendations from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travel’ guidelines.
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