From  £2170
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Perfect for travellers with interests in history and the great outdoors, discover this region home to ancient religious treasures through a series of guided hikes.
  • Spend time walking through the beautiful Qadisha Valley and cedar forests, passing through villages and visiting monasteries and chapels.
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Hikes and History of Lebanon

8 Day Tour, from £2170 per person

Lebanon is a small but beautiful coastal country, boasting rugged beaches, dramatic mountain ranges carpeted by ancient oak trees, and a well-deserved reputation as a must-visit destination for travellers keen to get under the skin of the history and religious roots of the region. Explore the Qadisha Valley on foot which is littered with monasteries, chapels and hermitages, marvel at the epic Roman site of Baalbek and hike through the cedar trees in Chouf Cedar Reserve.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Fly to Beirut
Fly to Beirut

Arrive in Beirut and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2
Byblos & Batroun
Byblos & Batroun

After breakfast, drive along the coast to the town of Byblos, an ancient Phoenician sea port. Here see the layers of history as you visit the Crusader castle as well as the Roman columns and theatre. Wander through the souks down to the picturesque harbour. After lunch drive further to Batroun, a small but lively town with traditional souks and port and one of the region’s most important remains of the Phoenician period. The surrounding hills produce some fine Lebanon wines – stop for a wine tasting on your way to the Qadisha Valley. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
Hike Wadi Qannoubine to Bcharreh
Hike Wadi Qannoubine to Bcharreh

Set off today for your hike (around 5 hours) in the Qadisha Valley through Wadi Qannoubine. The wadi is one of the two main valleys forming Qadisha and is littered with monasteries, chapels and hermitages cut in to the rock face. There are views of the high peaks of Lebanon as you walk along with the ancient cedar reserves. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Hike Bcharreh to Hasroun
Hike Bcharreh to Hasroun

A longer hike today of 6-7 hours takes you to the highest village in Lebanon Bqaa Kafra and through an ancient cedar forest. Take in the panoramas of the Qadisha Valley and the peaks as you pass through villages. Transfer to Tannourine to stay overnight in an ecoguesthouse. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
Baalbek
Baalbek

Descend from the mountains to the Bekaa Valley and visit the epic Roman site of Baalbek – this large site is home to two giant temples as well as columns and carved facades. Explore the site with your guide before heading back into the mountains. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
Hike Basinkta to Mtein
Hike Basinkta to Mtein

A moderate hike of around 5 hours today takes you from the village of Basinkta and across the Wadi el Delb passing local churches and a lake. The walk ends in the delightful village of Mtein once known for its silk production, stay overnight in a local guesthouse. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
Hike Chouf Cedar Reserve
Hike Chouf Cedar Reserve

Transfer to Maaser Al Chouf in the Chouf Cedar Reserve to start your final hike of around four hours. The cedars here cover the hillsides and here and there small villages cling to the steep slopes. Visit the quaint village of Deir El Qamar and the former palace of Beitteddine before a final night in a guesthouse in the reserve. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
Fly to the UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £2170 per person

Price Includes

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Meals as specified
  • Sightseeing tours
  • B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional meals

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Tour Route Map


  1. Lebanon, Beirut
  2. Lebanon, Byblos
  3. Lebanon, Qadisha Valley
  4. Lebanon, Baalbek
  5. Lebanon, Beirut

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