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  • The Splendors of Lebanon

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    Lebanon

    3 Nights - 4 Days



    Day 1: Arrival

    Arrival to Beirut Airport, meet & assist and transfer to hotel in Beirut for check in, dinner and overnight.

     Day 2: Beirut – Jeita – Harissa – Beirut

     Breakfast and drive to the downtown district to see the huge reconstruction project-taking place to create a new commercial and residential district of the 21st century. This project has actually discovered that the capital is standing on the site of a very ancient settlement going back at least 5,000 years. Recent excavations have uncovered important archaeological sites from Canaanite, Phoenician, and Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Omayyad, Abbassid, Crusader, Mamluke and Ottoman eras. The 1.80 sq. meters reconstruction project includes new buildings but constructed in the traditional style, besides hundreds of old structures that have been restored and renovated to its original shapes, including Beirut’s souks and historical mosques and churches.

    Proceed to Corniche road and stop for a short walk in the favorite promenade of many Beirutis. Further along, the road climbs steeply to a cliff edge, which is the headland of Beirut, with an array of cliff-top restaurants and cafes-, a panoramic view of the bay and famous Pigeon’s Rock. The road then leads down, stretching out a beautiful sandy beach and a prestigious residential area of Ramlet El-Baida. Tour ends with a visit to the National Museum.

    Proceed to visit Jeita, a beautiful natural wonder, and best caverns in the Middle East. Transfer by cable car to the caverns, which consist of two parts, lower & upper galleries. The lower ones are visited by boat ride, while the upper caverns on foot. Enjoying the refreshingly cool temperature, the sound of rushing water, columns and sculptures that have been formed by water and time, supported by an effective lighting system, allowing to glimpse the uppermost roofs.

    Continue along the coastal road to Jounieh; take the cable car up to the outstretched arms of the Virgin of Lebanon in Harissa- a breathtaking view of the bay.

     Return to hotel in Beirut for dinner and overnight

     
    Day 3: Beirut – Baalbeck – Ksara – Anjar – Beirut

     Breakfast and cross Mount Lebanon range and drive through Beqaa plain towards Baalbeck, 85km from Beirut, to visit Lebanon’s greatest Roman treasure, counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The site includes the temples of Jupiter, Bacchus & Venus, with the remarkable Great Court and the Hexagonal Forecourt.

     Drive to Ksara Caves for wine tasting, with a stop in Anjar, to visit this historical Omayyad site, located in the southern part of the plain.                   

    Return to hotel in Beirut for dinner and overnight

    Day 4: Departure
    Breakfast and transfer to Beirut Airport for departure