Half-Day Private Tour of Beiteddine & Al-Chouf Cedar Reserve
Availability & Price
Possible start times: 8:30 AM | 9:00 AM | 9:30 AM | 10:00 AM | 10:30 AM
Availability: Every day EXCEPT MondayS and national holidays
Price: Starting $135 (1-4 pax) Larger vehicles available
About the Sites
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.
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 1/2 hours
The tour may last up to 5 hours depending on traffic conditions
8:30 - Pick up from hotel
9:20 - Arrive at beiteddine
10:30 - Leave beiteddine
10:45 - Arrive at al-chouf cedar reserve
11:45 - Leave al chouf
13:00 - Return to hotel
Included in the price are: transportation in a modern vehicle, educated driver, personal guide licensed by the ministry of tourism* , complimentary wi-fi.
admission to touristic attractions, lunch, extra expenses ie. souvenirs.
*Licensed guides charge $120 per day, and take an additional seat in the vehicle.
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
12 $USD - Up to $12 of extra cash required per person: Admission to Beiteddine $7 (adult), admission to Al-chouf Cedar Reserve $5