Half-day Private Tour of Beiteddine & Al-Chouf Cedars

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Half-day Private Tour of Beiteddine & Al-Chouf Cedars

from 139.00

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 $139
DURATION: 4 1/2 HOURS

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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

SAMPLE ITINERARY

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Included in the price are: transportation in a new vehicle,  personal guide licensed by the ministry of tourism* , complimentary wi-fi.

WHAT’S EXTRA

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

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

14 $USD - Up to $14 of extra cash required per person: Admission to Beiteddine $7 (adult), admission to Al-chouf Cedar Reserve $7