Where civilizations meet part 2

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Lebanon's roots go far beyond those of a country whose borders were defined as a result of the divisions ofthe Ottoman Empire after WW II. Being home to great civilizations for thousands of years, Lebanon’s name, landscapes and inhabitants are mentioned several times in the Bible, which emphasizes its character as a sacred land, a holy ground, and an undisputed haven for the new traveler.

Day 1

Depart to the Bekaa Valley to visit the Umayyad city of Anjar, then wine tasting at Chateau Ksara and visitthe caves (which history goes back to the Romans). Short visit and lunch in Zahle before heading to Baalbeck. Afternoon visit of the Temples of Baalbeck, one of the highlights of our trip. Coming back to the hotel and dinner at the local area.

Day 2

Today we take a mountain road to the Cedars (the emblem of Lebanon), and the village of Bcharreh, hometown of Gibran Khalil Gibran the author of the “Prophet”. After crossing the Cedars mountain pass we descend into the Qadisha Valley for a walking discovery of the history of the Maronites and the monasteries carved into rock. Evening arrival to Jbail (Byblos) and spend a free evening , where we have time to visit or just relax.

Day 3

Check out from the hotel. Depart to Jounieh to visit Our Lady of Lebanon (Harissa) by teleferique and after heading to Jeita Grottos & find out all about this natural beauty , before heading back to the capital Beirut. City tour and dinner in town on our final meal together. Transfer to the Beirut International Airport to take the return flight.

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  • Jeita Grotto

    Jeita Grotto

    A compound of two separate but interconnected karstic limestone caves spanning an overall length of nearly 9 Km, the Jeita Grotto is Lebanon’s treasure trove of stalactites and stalagmites. The caves are situated in the Nahr Al Kalb valley within the locality of Jeita, 18 Km north of the...

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The earliest evidence of civilization in Lebanon dates back more than 7,000 years—predating recorded history. Lebanon was the home of the Phoenicians, a maritime culture that flourished for nearly 2,500 years (3000—539 BC). Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, the five provinces that comprise modern Lebanon were mandated to France.

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<p>Package includes: Transfer from and to the airport, hotel accommodations, guide services, all entrance fees to the historical sites, insurance, transportation with driver, lunches without alcohol and shisha.</p><p>Package excludes: Airfare (can be provided separately by our agent in Moscow), all tips, gas for the car, personal purchases, optional activities like ATV rides.<br> Check in time: 2 pm<br> Check out time: 12 pm</p>

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