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Private Tour - Qadisha Valley, Cedars of God & Baalback - Day Trip from Beirut

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Stop At: Qadisha Valley, 6 Km From Becharre, Bcharre Lebanon

Dotted with religious sites and hermitages, Qadisha valley is the home for many monasteries, that was preserved over the centuries. Surrounded by oak and pine trees, it is also a refugee for people who seek serenity and solitude.

Qadisha valley or the Holy valley classified a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998, is a gorge that lies between Bcharri and Zgharta district. The valley is also sculpted by a long river that reaches Tripoli.

Some of the magnificent monasteries have been restored and the others remain the same, creating a more genuine background for people seeking such experience. St Antony Kozhaya and Mar Licha’a are monasteries located at the heart of the valley along with many other religious sites worth the visit and the discovery.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Cedars of God, Bcharre Lebanon

Being the last vestiges of the extensive forest of the Lebanon cedar, the cedars of god stand high (2000m) and proud at age more than 1500 years in a giant one of a kind forest located in Bcharre.

It is believed that cedar wood was exploited in the past by the Phoenicians to build their ships, and the Egyptian to make paper and many more for many centuries. The cedar tree symbolizes resilience, immortality and elevation and was stated a UNESCO World Heritage.

The presence and the position of the cedars in the middle of the flag are inspired by the mountains of Lebanon cedar.

Nowadays the cedar forest is vigorously protected and open for visits.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Baalbek Roman Ruins, Baalbek, Lebanon

The sun city, the Heliopolis or the Phoenician city are three appellations for Baalback, the city of mysterious ruins of the Roman empire. Located 85 km away from Beirut, Baalback is rich with imperial exquisite architecture and giant temples. Venus, Bacchus and Jupiter were constructed between the first and third centuries A.D. Baalback gained the UNESCO World Heritage status in 1984

It is believed that the Roman built the temples to worship their Gods and Goddesses.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Temples of Baalbek, Baalbeck Lebanon

Venus temple was built in the 3rd century in a highly original design, built on a horseshoe shaped platform and consist of circular shrine with a square entrance.

Bacchus temple was constructed between 150 A.D and 250 A.D it is known as the god of wine, grape harvest and fertility it is also the largest Roman temple. Bacchus is an outstanding archeological site of imperial Roman architecture.

Jupiter is a colossal Roman temple and the largest of the Roman world, situated at the end of the Great Court of Roman Heliopolis. The original construction time and method remain till now a mystery.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we pick up travellers from destinations near Beirut city centre.
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Comfortable Private Transportation
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Local Guide in Baalbek
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees in the Cedars of God
  • Entrance fees in Baalbek
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Qadisha Valley
  • Entry/Admission - The Cedars of God
  • Entry/Admission - Baalbek Roman Ruins
  • Entry/Admission - Temples of Baalbek
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • A current valid passport is required the day of the travel
  • The tour is available everyday
  • Lunch and Entrance fees are NOT included in the price of the tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
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  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic
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