Discovering Lebanon with a Local

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Madhuwant

Guided trip
Maddy here!!! I have lived in 5 countries including India, New Zealand, Australia, UK and Germany (Berlin) presently, let me tell you what makes LEBANON so special! Lebanon is a country with a rich history and vibrant culture. Popularly also called the Switzerland of the East because of its snow- capped mountains identical to the Swiss Alps. It is a hidden beauty in the Mediterranean that has so much to offer as it is blessed with magnificent mountain vistas, majestic ancient ruins and an indomitable, hospitable people. If there’s one Middle Eastern country that is truly distinctive from other countries in the region, it has to be Lebanon. The country truly offers something for everyone’s taste. 📍 WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS? Discover Beirut: Lebanon’s capital city and entertainment hub mixes middle Eastern and Mediterranean culture in a beautiful way. Beirut is a prime location for shopping and fine dining with exceptional architecture to stare at. Explore the National museum, local souks, Mohammed Al Amin Mosque, Government Palace and even the nightlife in Beirut! Hiking in Laqlouq: Laqlouq's captivating landscapes provide ample hiking opportunities. Numerous hiking trails meander through wooded areas and fruit orchards exposing pretty red-roofed stone houses along the way. Exploring Batroun: Batroun is a treasure trove of Phoenician, Roman and Byzantine history. Its existence can be traced all the way back to pre-historic times, with early tools retrieved within caves along the Nahr el Jawz river. Batroun is infamous for its gangs of surfers aptly called “Pirate” and “Hurricane” who access the area’s prime surfing spot through Blue Bay. This area is also great for windsurfing and bodyboarding and these days it is also giving Beirut competition on the nightlife front. Explore Byblos: One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and it is locally called Jbeil. Its rich history and ruins is a great way to explore this city. Spend some time in the Jeita Grotto where you can see the caves and enjoy the scenery. This city also exposes tourists to a thriving nightlife so its really all in one! Skiing / Snowboarding in Faraya: Perched 1,650 meters above sea level is the renowned village of Faraya, a destination revered for its awesome ski slopes and epic scenery.It is widely regarded as one of the most scenic and entertaining mountain resorts in Lebanon. Not only are you immersed in natural beauty with the mountains surrounding you, immersed in the picturesque Mount Lebanon scenery, but the skiing is also absolutely fantastic. What is included ? - Local guide & community leader for the entire trip (English speaking). - Shared accommodation for 4 nights in the local guide's holiday home in the mountains. - Breakfast every day. - Guided tour of Ancient city of Byblos - All transportation within Lebanon. I invite you to visit my Lebanon and We will discover together the most famous historical and natural sites and artworks, but also the stories and legends behind them
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Beirut

Day 1
Day 0 - Meet & Greet: Meet at Beirut airport and then and get the chance to walk around the city monuments ; famous artist streets , beach corniche and even experience the awesome Lebanese music scene on our first night. Day 2 - Byblos & Batroun: Explore the ancient city of Byblos with your local guide that includes walking around the old town, checking out the souks to find a bargain. We then head to the lively coastal town of Batroun with a possibility of renting cycles for the 10km commute between the two towns. Once in Batroun, we spend some time in the beach and then explore the lively night scene of Batroun. Day 3 - Skiing / Snowboarding in Faraya: Today we head to one of the premier skiing locations in Lebanon that caters to all experience levels. For anyone not wishing to ski, we have another cross-country activity that can be organized around the ski slopes. Day 4 - Back home: Post breakfast, we make our way to Beirut with the possibility of exploring a bit more of beirut before heading to the airport to catch your respective flight back home.
2

Qartaba

Day 1-5
We would be staying here in the local's (Firas) holiday home in the mountains and for the rest of the trip this would be our base to explore this amazing country that has so much to offer with Firas ensuring that we have a fantastic time.
3

Byblos

Day 5
Explore the ancient city of Byblos with your local guide that includes walking around the old town, checking out the souks to find a bargain. We then head to the lively coastal town of Batroun with a possibility of renting cycles for the 10km commute between the two towns. Once in Batroun, we spend some time in the beach and then explore the lively night scene of Batroun.
4

Laqlouq

Day 5
Day 1 - Laqlouq: Hiking in the mountains with snow shoes and finishing the day with some wine and hot meal around the chimney at the local's holiday home while enjoying the snow views and the spectacular sights.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
Accommodation
Other & Apartments
5 days trip
Beirut, Qartaba & 2 more
Transportation
Car
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