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HIDDEN LEBANON

Lebanon

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-1- Hidden Lebanon

-1- Hidden Lebanon

eirut’s oft-invoked “Paris of the East” designation is certainly well deserved, with plenty of sightseeing, shopping, cuisine, and nightlife to keep any fast-moving bon viveur within the city limits. However, also consider the fabulous countryside beyond Beirut if you’re looking for a true taste of Lebanon, an experience best found through a more lengthy exploration of the country’s mountain villages, quaint seaside towns, and vibrant agricultural hamlets.

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ebanon beyond Beirut offers leisurely hikes in beautiful mountain gorges, through red-roofed villages and past cedars that are many hundreds of years old. Tour the country’s many archaeological and religious sites, and spend the next day learning about organic farming with lunch at the farm. Pick cherries and apricots in the Bekaa Valley, and round it off with a glass of wine fashioned from grapes grown in the Bekaa’s vineyards. Snowmelt-fed rivers come to life in spring with challenging runnable rapids, while the Mediterranean coast offers diving, snorkeling, or windsurfing.

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learly, whatever off-the-beaten-path activity you seek, one thing’s for sure: your Lebanon itinerary can be as action-packed, culturally decadent, or whimsical as you choose!

General Information about Lebanon Capital: Population: Area: Elevation Highest point: Lowest point: Beirut approximately 3,5 million 10,452 sq. km. 3,090 meters (Qornet es-sawda) sea level

Climate:

Sub-tropical by the sea; Mediterranean in low altitudes; Alpine climate in the mountains; Semi-arid in the Bekaa Valley

Principal languages: Arabic, French, English Principal religions: Islam, Christianity Currency: Lebanese Pound

lue sky and warm Mediterranean waters, fresh air and rugged mountain peaks, and the pleasant chill of snowmelt-fed rivers make Lebanon a perfect destination for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Spend a leisurely afternoon snorkeling. Dive off the coast. Take a multiple-day trek through ancient cedar forests and mountains. Lebanon’s compact size will allow you to explore much of its natural beauty and cultural diversity in a single trip.

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n this country of rich biodiversity, nature-lovers will enjoy watching endangered sea turtles come to shore for breeding, or taking guided nature walks in the north in search of rare orchids, medicinal plants, and wildflowers. The varied terrain enables adventure-lovers to try virtually any outdoor sport under the sun, including climbing, hiking, rafting, cycling, and skiing. There’s something for everyone!

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Outdoor Adventure

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utdoor adventure in Lebanon is being promoted by an increasing number of small, enthusiastic outfitters, who arrange a wide array of outdoor excursions (hikes, mountain biking, caving, rock climbing, rafting, etc.) throughout the year. In the summer, try diving off the coast of Byblos or Sidon to explore the submerged Roman and Phoenician ruins. In the winter, add skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing throughout Lebanon’s alpine areas to the list of outdoor activities. Hiking, cycling and caving can be done in any season.

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or those seeking serious adventure and adrenaline, why not explore the country from the vantage point of a paraglider? Alternatively, harness up and rock climb and rappel your way to the more inaccessible rock-cut sanctuaries and hermitages hanging precipitously from steep mountain cliffs.

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Winter Sports

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ith six ski resorts catering to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, and with miles of backcountry for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, Lebanon is a little-known winter paradise. Each of the ski resorts boasts its own local flavor. The Cedars Ski Resort (2,000-3,086m), near Mount Makmel (2,800m), is located on the highest range and offers the most scenic landscapes. FarayaMzaar (1,830-2,465m), on Mount Sannine (Ouyoune el Simane), is the best resort in terms of world-class infrastructure and facilities. Other resorts, such as Laqlouq (1,650-1,920m) and Qanat Bakish (1,910-2,050m), are known for their family-oriented, friendly atmosphere. Faqra (1,7351,980m) and Zaarour (1,700-2,000m) are private ski resorts, with special “peak” times reserved for members.

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Nature & Environment

rom majestic mountains and beautiful, shaded forests to dramatic, gushing rivers and avian-rich coastal marshes, Lebanon has a rich ecosystem waiting to be explored. To protect and conserve the country’s rich biodiversity, the government has created a number of nature reserves. For example, the AlShouf Cedar Reserve covers 5% of Lebanon’s land area and is home to 25% of Lebanon’s remaining Cedar trees. The Horsh Ehden Reserve contains ancient indigenous forests, 40% of Lebanon’s plant varieties, as well as endangered animal species. The Palm Islands Reserve, off the coast of Tripoli, is a nesting place for over 300 species of migratory birds and an egg-laying spot for endangered Mediterranean sea turtles. Plant enthusiasts will also enjoy photographing Lebanon’s wild species of orchids, irises, lilies, and cyclamen, which bloom all over the country from spring to fall. Other nature reserves that are worth visiting: Bentael Reserve, Tannourine Cedars Reserve, Tyre Beach Reserve and the Yammouneh Reserve.

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Agriculture & Rural Heritage

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n agricultural tour of Lebanon begins on the subtropical coast, ripe with citrus fruits and banana trees. Proceed up the terraced slopes of the Mount Lebanon range where Mediterranean fig and olive trees have grown since Biblical times. The snowy peaks above are interspersed with cedar and juniper trees. Passing over the mountains, you will descend into the Bekaa valley where the dry air and bright sun nurture the famous vineyards, producing highly praised grapes and wine since ancient times. In the North you can visit orchards to pick your own apples and pears. Search for the perfect souvenirs amongst the superbly crafted pottery, blown glass, cutlery, inlaid and carved wood, and olive oil soap in the rural villages. Stay at a small inn or bed & breakfast in a traditional, red-roofed mountain town, and delight in your discovery of Lebanese culture and hospitality.

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odern-day Lebanon is like a mosaic, characterized by a diversity of cultures, traditions, and religions. Because of its location at the crossroads of Asia, Europe, and Africa, Lebanon has been shaped by many civilizations throughout its long history. These diverse influences are evident in the extraordinary richness of the country’s archaeological sites. From Stone Age settlements to Phoenician city-states, from Roman temples to rock-cut Christian hermitages, from Crusader Castles to Mamluk mosques and Ottoman hammams, the country’s historical sites are a true encyclopedia of ancient and modern world history. odern Lebanese society is characterized by this same cultural and architectural diversity. As you walk the streets of downtown Beirut, you will pass domed mosques and steepled churches, French cafes and Arab souqs. Cultural diversity is reflected in language, cuisine, the arts, and the country’s religious heritages – Sunni, Shiia, and Druze Muslims; Maronite, Eastern Orthodox and other Christians; and many others.

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visit to any of Lebanon’s ancient archeological ruins, traditional villages, or religious sites will truly give you a taste of the cultural mosaic of this captivating country.

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History & Ancient Civilizations

trip through Lebanon is a journey through the annals of some of the world’s greatest civilizations. In the city of Byblos, archaeologists have discovered the earliest known settlements in Lebanon, dating back to 5,000-3,000 BC. The Phoenicians (1,200-334 BC), great seafarers and the originators of the first phonetic alphabet, left their imprint in the ruins of the city of Byblos, the Tomb of King Hiram near Tyre, and the Temple of Echmoun in Sidon. The Romans constructed some of their largest temples and hippodromes in the world in Lebanon, most notably in Baalbeck and Tyre (see World Heritage Sites). The impressive Umayyad city of Aanjar, dating from the early 8th century, contains the remains of over 600 small shops, colonnaded boulevards, baths, and palace grounds. Relics and ruins, citadels and castles, churches, monasteries and mosques mark the Byzantine era, the Arab Conquests, the Crusader invasions, and the reign of the Mamluks and Ottomans, presenting a fascinating journey through Lebanon’s history.

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Religious & Spiritual Heritage

ebanon is an ancient land that has embraced two of the world’s major religions, Christianity and Islam. ebanon’s Christian heritage can be traced back to the Old Testament. The Bible mentions the land of Lebanon on 70 occasions, and the famed Cedars of Lebanon are frequently cited as a symbol of beauty and strength. In addition to the many Biblical sites located in southern Lebanon, the Qadisha Valley, also known as the “Holy Valley,” reveals a wealth of hidden, rock-cut monasteries, grottoes, and sacred sites from the earliest days of Christianity.

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ebanon’s Muslim heritage can be traced to the 7th century AD, when Islam was introduced by the Umayyad caliphate from the Arabian Peninsula. The Umayyad dynasty was the first of two major Muslim dynasties following the prophet Muhammed. The Umayyads and their successors, the Abbasids, ushered in a rich period of Islamic art, architecture, learning, and culture, and this tradition continues to flourish today. There are numerous mosques and spiritual places from the Sunni, Shiite, and Druze Muslim traditions throughout the country.

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Lebanese Cuisine

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ith an outstanding reputation for its food and wine, a traditional dining experience in Lebanon often turns newcomers into lifelong devotees. Lebanese hors d’œuvres, or mezzes, are the savory beginning to any traditional meal. Hot pita bread, small bowls of olive oil, and fresh thyme accompany these dips and salads. Entrées typically include stuffed grape leaves, triangular pastries stuffed with meat or spinach, kibbeh (minced lamb), and grilled meats served with a choice of tahini or garlic sauce. Desserts, such as baklava, are traditionally sweetened with honey, jam, dried fruits, or molasses.

omplement your meal with Arak, the national drink, an anise-flavored liquor similar to the French Pastis or Greek Ouzo, or choose from a fine selection of Lebanese wine. The well-regarded wineries such as Châteaux Ksara, Kefraya, and Musar all produce wines that have won international acclaim in the wine press and in various competitions. The grapes come primarily from the Bekaa Valley, where many of the wineries are also located.

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Lebanese Crafts

ver the ages, skilled Lebanese artisans have perfected the art of creating beautiful blown glass, jewelry, inlaid and engraved wooden boxes and furniture, textiles, and linens. The colorful, blown-glass decanters, water carafes, and glasses particular to Lebanon date back to Phoenician times. Wood workers carve intricately designed boxes and furniture and inlay them with mother-of-pearl or small pieces of wood. The ebonyand bone-handled cutlery, which originated in the city of Jezzine, is so well regarded that it has been presented to dignitaries all over the world. Traditional olive oil soap, increasingly popular in foreign countries, is entirely natural, pure, and moisturizing. n Beirut, you can find traditional products from all over Lebanon at private artisanat shops and at Ministry of Tourism hosted shops in Achrafieh and along the Corniche. Definitely explore the souqs in Tyre, Sidon and Tripoli, and inquire about specialty shops wherever you go on your journey through Lebanon.

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ashionable and trendy, Beirut is the cultural epicenter of Lebanon. The city is bustling with life and oozing with charisma. Beirutis live life to the full, taking in all the city’s gastronomic delights, ambience, and leisure activities until the wee hours of the morning.

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enovation and reconstruction has been ongoing for over a decade. Beirut’s new architecture – which includes contemporary high-rises, as well as Parisianstyle buildings constructed in the old tradition with beautiful wrought iron work – blends well with the old. And the old can be very old. Visit the ruins of the Roman Baths near the Grand Serail, the Parliament building, the Al-Omari Mosque, and St. George’s Cathedral. The National Museum and the American University of Beirut Archaeology Museum showcase antiquities from Lebanon’s past.

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hopping is a quintessential leisure activity in downtown Beirut. Lebanese track the European fashion trends closely in both interior design and clothing, and the country supports its own echelon of fashion and furniture designers, artists, and photographers. Their work can be seen in galleries, shops, and boutiques throughout the city. The traditional crafts are also a big pull: hand-made olive oil soaps, Jezzine cutlery made from animal horns, boldly designed silver and gold jewelry, and hammered copper trays with arabesque designs are not to be missed.

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ightlife in Beirut merits a special note. Get warmed up for your evening at one of Beirut’s state-ofthe-art health clubs. Then watch the sun set over cocktails and mezzes at a seaside restaurant or rooftop bar. Check out performance schedules (theatre, all kinds of music, and dance), and head downtown. For late night activities, try your luck at the Casino du Liban or “see and be seen” at one of Beirut’s many trendy nightclubs.

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n ancient land, Lebanon features prominently in writings from the Old Testament to the History of Herodotus (440 BC). Its cities were major Mediterranean outposts and seaports in Phoenician, Greek, Roman, and Umayyad times. Consequently, the Lebanese countryside is awash with majestic and historically fascinating ruins. Five of the most outstanding sites - Aanjar, Baalbeck, Byblos, Tyre, and the Qadisha Valley/Cedars Forest - are listed as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites. To explore Lebanon is to discover archaeological wonders that are windows into the cradle of civilization.

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AANJAR

600-700 AD

t only 1,300 years old, Aanjar is one of Lebanon's newer archaeological sites and the country's only known ruins from the 7th8th century Umayyad dynasty. Most notable for its graceful stone arches and wide arcades, Aanjar offers the unique experience of visiting an ancient Arab Islamic trading hub that connected Damascus to the Mediterranean. Situated at the southern end of the Bekaa Valley, the city of Aanjar is a model of early urban planning. The city's wide avenues are dotted with mosques, baths, storehouses, residences, and the caliph's palace. Visitors can also see the remains of over 600 small shops, running along the colonnaded boulevards - the ancient equivalent of a modern-day shopping arcade.

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BAALBECK

60 BC - 235 AD

aalbeck's awe-inspiring temples and city ruins are among the largest and finest examples of Roman architecture in the world. Over a span of 300 years (60 BC - 235 AD), a succession of Roman emperors oversaw the construction of the magnificent temples to honor the divine Roman trinity: Jupiter, Mars and Venus. Six enormous columns, of the original 54, remain standing from the Temple of Jupiter, the largest Roman temple ever constructed. The Temple of Bacchus is the best-preserved Roman temple in the Middle East. Thanks to the efforts of German, French, and Lebanese archaeologists, visitors can now have a glimpse of what the site looked like in its original grandeur. Baalbeck is truly a wonder of the ancient world and should not be missed by any visitor to Lebanon.

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BYBLOS

5,000 BC - 1,100 AD

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elieved to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, the picturesque seaside city of Byblos is built upon multiple layers of ruins, dating back to as early as the Stone Age (5,000 BC). The kings of Byblos from the Phoenician period are buried in nine underground tombs in the royal necropolis. Columns lining the main thoroughfare, a theater, and a public fountain are among the architectural contributions left by the Romans. The Crusaders built their castle and a moat upon large Roman stones. Later, the castle was renovated and reused by the Mamluks and then the Ottomans.

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QADISHA VALLEY & CEDARS FOREST

lso known as the "Holy Valley," Qadisha houses some of the most important early Christian monastic settlements in the world and has been a place of refuge for those fleeing religious persecution since the 5th century. Rock-cut chapels, grottoes and hermitages are tucked into the steep walls along the valley. Among the important monasteries located in the valley is Deir Qannoubine, the seat of the Maronite patriarchs from the 15th to the 19th century. igh above the Qadisha Valley and the red-roofed village of Bcharré are the ancient Cedars of Lebanon. This small grove of Cedars contains about 300 trees - all are at least 200 years old, and some are over 1,000 years old. These majestic trees stand as tall as 35 meters high, and their branches form a green canopy that is especially striking against a backdrop of winter snow. Lebanon's cedars were highly prized in ancient times for their use in the construction of great palaces and religious buildings, such as Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem and the temple of Seti I in Thebes (Luxor, Egypt).

he small, picturesque villages surrounding the upper rim of the Qadisha Valley offer a glimpse of traditional Lebanese village life, cuisine, and cultural and religious traditions. The Qadisha is also the home of the famed Lebanese painter and philosopher, Gibran Khalil Gibran, whose museum and tomb can be visited in the town of Bcharré.

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TYRE

3,000 BC - 500 AD

ith over 5,000 years of history, Tyre is a historian and archaeologist's delight. Although remnants from Egyptian, Assyrian, Phoenician, Greek, Byzantine, Arab, and Ottoman civilizations remain, it is the Roman and Byzantine ruins that are most prominent in Tyre today. Highlights include the largest Roman hippodrome in the world, an enormous triumphal arch, and an extensive Roman necropolis. Be sure to visit the three main archeological sites: Al-Mina, the Crusader Cathedral, and Al-Bass. In addition, water-lovers can snorkel or dive in search of underwater Phoenician and Roman ruins that lie off the coast. Culture-lovers will enjoy exploring the bustling Ottoman-era souqs in the old city and visiting the waterside fish restaurants that overlook the colorful harbor.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY Lebanon 10 days Discovery

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Meet & greet at Beirut International Airport. Transport to a hotel in Beirut. Travel to the Tyre region in South Lebanon. Visit + hiking in the villages of Debel – Beit lif – Qaouzah. Dinner & overnight stay in a local guesthouse in Aalma ech-Chaab. Visit Qana. (where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine) Visit the city of Tyre (Roman ruins) Dinner & overnight stay in Auberge Salha in Old Tyre. Travel to the Shouf Region & visit village of Deir el-Qamar & Beiteddine Palace. Dinner & overnight stay in a local guesthouse in the village of Khraibé. Travel to & exploration of the Roman ruins at Baalbeck. Dinner & overnight stay in the Palmyra Hotel in Baalbeck. Travel to & visit Lebanon’s famous cedars. The museum of Khalil Gibran. Dinner & overnight stay in Hotel Chbat in Bcharré. Hiking in the Qadisha Valley. Dinner & overnight stay in a local guesthouse in the valley. Travel to & hiking in the Tannourine Nature Reserve. Dinner & overnight stay in the Hardini Inn in Hardine. Travel to & visit the seaside city of Byblos & archaeological site. Free afternoon in Beirut + tour of the city center. Dinner at a restaurant in Beirut. Overnight stay in a hotel in Beirut. Transfer to the airport.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY Lebanon 11 days Trek

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Meet & greet at Beirut International Airport. Transport to a hotel in Beirut. Hiking in Aadloun. Visit the city of Tyre (Roman ruins) – Salha. Trekking in the Barouk Nature Reserve. Overnight stay at a local guesthouse in Khraibé. Visit the Roman ruins in Baalbeck. Overnight stay at the Palmyra Hotel in Baalbeck. Trekking in Aakkar / Hermel – Al Jord. Trekking in the Al Jord region. Travel to the Cedars. Overnight stay at a hotel or auberge in the Cedars. Visit Lebanon’s famous Cedars + village of Bcharré. Overnight stay at a hotel in Bcharré. Trekking in the Qadisha Valley. Overnight stay in a local guesthouse. Trekking in the Tannourine Nature Reserve. Overnight stay at the Hardini Inn or local guesthouse. in Tannourine village. Visit the seaside city of Byblos & archaeological site. Free afternoon in Beirut. Overnight stay at a hotel in Beirut. Transfer to the airport.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY Lebanon 13 days Archeological Tour

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Meet & greet at Beirut International Airport. Transport to a hotel in Beirut. Visit Phoenician settlements, Roman ruins, mosques & churches in downtown Beirut. Overnight in Beirut. Travel to Byblos to visit the ancient walled city of Jbeil, & old souqs & mosques in Tripoli. Overnight in Tripoli. Visit ancient Tell (underground structures) of Arqa, Roman & Byzantine ruins, & rock-cut necropolis in Qubiyat. Overnight in Qubiyat. Visit Menjez Roman Temple. Continue to Sfireh to visit Roman temples. Proceed to Zgharta for overnight stay. Visit Roman Temple of Ain Aakrine. Continue to Hardine to visit rock-cut monasteries & chapels, old traditional houses, & Roman temples. Overnight in Hardine. Explore the Qadisha Valley. (monasteries, cave dwellings, murals, etc.). Overnight in the Cedars. Take a short walk to view the Biblical cedars. Continue to Baalbeck to visit the ruins of Heliopolis “City of the Sun.” Overnight in Baalbeck. Visit Fourzol (rock-cut sanctuary). Stop at the historical winery of Ksara. Proceed to Aanjar to visit the walled Umayyad city. Overnight in Chtaura. Visit Maaser El Shouf, passing through the protected reserve. Continue to Beiteddine Palace & Deir El Kamar. Continue to Sidon to visit the old city & souqs. Proceed to Tyre for overnight stay. Explore the World Heritage Site of Tyre. Proceed to Ras El Ain to visit the aqueduct & pools. Continue to Qana. Back to Tyre for overnight stay. Visit Qalaat Tebnine. Proceed to Doubeyh (Crusader Castle), then to Jisr El Khardaleh to visit Esh-Shqif Castle. Return to Beirut via Sidon. Overnight in Beirut. Visit the painted medieval churches of Bahdidat & Maad. Visit the National Museum. Overnight in Beirut.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY Lebanon 7 days Eco Route

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Meet & greet at Beirut International Airport. Transport to a hotel in Beirut. Transport to the Palm Islands Nature Reserve. (Mediterranean marine ecosystem serving as a sanctuary for 300 species of birds, 2,500 palm trees, sea turtles, & other flora & fauna) Visit & hike through Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve. (Mountainous ecosystem containing 40% of Lebanon’s plant species.) Transport & 3 hour hike to summit of Qornet es-Sawda (3,090m), Lebanon’s highest peak; great view of Anti-Lebanon range & Bekaa Valley. Possible snowshoeing or hikes in surrounding areas. Transport back to Beirut. Free time & overnight stay. Transport to Tyre Coastal Nature Reserve. (Marine ecosystem providing important nesting site for endangered sea turtles.) Possible snorkeling elsewhere along the coast & overnight stay at guesthouse. Return to Beirut.

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Visas

Traveling to Lebanon

All foreigners must have a valid passport (for at least six months) and visa to enter Lebanon. Business or tourist visas can be obtained upon arrival at the Beirut Airport and at other ports of entry on the Lebanese border. A 15-day visa costs US$17 (LL25,000), and a single entry, 3-month visa costs US$35 (LL52,000). Nationals of many countries can purchase multiple-entry, 3-month visas. GCC country nationals can obtain free 3-month tourist visas. Contact the Lebanese embassy or consulate in your country or visit [http://www.surete-generale.gov.lb] for updates on visa information. Important Note:Travelers holding passports that contain visas or entry/exit stamps for Israel are likely to be refused entry into Lebanon.

Currency

The Lebanese currency is the Lebanese pound or lira (LL). Over the past five years, the US$/LL exchange rate has been fixed at around US$1=LL1,500. The exchange rate with the Euro fluctuates with the Euro-US Dollar exchange rate. Money or travelers checks can be exchanged at banks, private money exchange shops and major hotels. U.S. dollars are widely accepted by hotels, restaurants, taxis, etc. in Beirut. Major credit cards are accepted at most large establishments throughout the country. ATMs are also widely available in Beirut and larger cities.

Language

While Arabic is Lebanon’s official language, English and French are widely spoken. Most Lebanese speak at least two or three languages, and visitors will find no problems communicating. Many establishments provide signs, menus, and information in both Arabic and English.

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Tour Operators Lodges & Campsites
Tel.: 961-(0)4-414 697 – (0)3-218 048 E-mail: cyclamen@tlb.com.lb Fax: 961-(0)4-402 634 WEB: www.tlb.com.lb Fax: 961-(0)1-339 629

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2• Ibex Ecotourism Tel.: 961-(0)1-216 299 – (0)3-731 629 E-mail: ibex_sarl@hotmail.com WEB: 1stlebanon.net/Lebanon/ibex.html Tel.: 961-(0)1-398 996 – (0)3-360 027 E-mail: infos@lebanese-adventure.com WEB: www.lebanese-adventure.com Tel.: 961-(0)1-329 975 – (0)3-291 616 E-mail: info@libantrek.com Tel.: 961-(0)1-879 224 – (0)3-451 560 E-mail: info@sport-evasion.com Tel.: 961-(0)3-288 193 E-mail: info@clubthermique.com.lb WEB: www.clubthermique.com.lb

Fax: 961-(0)1-398 996

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7• TLB Destination Tel.: 961-(0)3-595 283 – (0)4-419 848 Adventure E-mail: contact@tlb.com.lb 8• Wild ExpeditionsTel.: 961-(0)3-293 210 – (0)1-685 010 E-mail: wildex@cyberia.net.lb WEB: www.wild-expeditions.com

Fax: 961-(0)4-402 634 WEB: www.tlb.com.lb Fax: 961-(0)1-615 381

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1• AFDC 2• La Réserve Afqa 3• Al Jord 4• Auberge Salha 5• Bzebdine Hidden Valley 6• Ecoclub 7• Libana Eco-Fun Camp 8• Sharewood camp 9• Sport Nature Tel.: 961-(0)3-493 281 – 848 412 E.mail: afdc@afdc.org.lb Fax: 961-(0)5-280 430 / 431 WEB: www.afdc.org.lb

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10• Tanail Property Tel.: 961-(0)8-510 135 – (0)3 744 047 E-mail: massaya@massaya.com

BEIRUT Tel.: Fax: P Box: .O. Website:

961-(0)1- 985 377 – 983 008 961-(0)1- 980 630 11-4353 Beirut, Lebanon www.DestinationLebanon.com

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