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.
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
excluded in the price are: admission to touristic attractions, lunch, extra expenses ie. souvenirs.
I am not allowed to guide inside National Museums, but I can arrange a specialized guide if you are interested.
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Karim is a very sweet, thoughtful, polite young man. He went out of his way to be helpful and considerate. I did a private tour with him and felt completely save in the insane traffic and he made sure we did everything I was interested in. As a lady traveling alone in Beirut I highly recommend him. He's a very friendly, interesting young man; great company; and a great guide.