Beiteddine and Al-Chouf Cedar Reserve Half-day trip from Beirut


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Arabic (advanced), French (conversational)

Private Tour

We start our day by visiting The Beiteddine Palace which is a masterpiece of the early 19th century Lebanese architecture built by Emir Bechir Chehab II around a small Muslim-Druze hermitage. It lies 45 km southeast of Beirut and is situated 900 meters above sea level.

The Beiteddine Palace, with its vast courtyards and beautiful fountains, ochre stone and perfectly geometrical arcades, is a wonderful sight to behold. The imposing doors of inlaid marble, the typical 'mandaloun' balconies closed in by intricate woodwork, and the richly colored windows are all characteristic of the period.

Our next stop is the Al-Chouf Cedar Nature Reserve, Situated about 60 kilometers from Beirut, is the largest nature reserve in Lebanon. It is home to about 25% of all cedars in Lebanon. The Lebanese cedar is a national symbol and is portrayed on the Lebanese flag. A must-see for nature lovers.


8:30 - Pick up from hotel
9:15 - Arrive at beiteddine
10:15 - Leave beiteddine
10:45 - Arrive at al chouf cedar reserve
11:45 - Leave al chouf
13:00 - Return to hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick-up will be at your hotel or any arranged accommodation in Beirut.

End location: Drop-off will be at your hotel or any arranged accommodation in Beirut.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


New and fully equipped vehicle with AC. Toyota corolla 2016 model. (group 1-4 persons)

Bigger vehicles are available for an additional cost. Please inquire for more information.

What’s Included

transportation in a new vehicle, personal guide services , complimentary wi-fi.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - $10 of extra cash required per person: admission to beiteddine $7, admission to cedar reserve $3

What’s Extra

excluded in the price are: admission to touristic attractions, lunch, extra expenses ie. souvenirs.


I am not experienced in museum guiding, however, I can accompany you or arrange a specialized guide if you are interested.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was our second tour with Karim and he did not disappoint, he is a fantastic guide with excellent english and great company during our tours. We started this tour with breakfast at a fabulous bakery to try Kunafa which was as good as we had been led to believe then on to Sidon where we spent a lovely morning before heading to Tyre to visit the UNESCO site then on to Beiteddine, unfortunately the palace was closed but the drive and sceanary on the way up was excellent. Top class tour and guide��
Anne Kiernan

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