Four guesthouses around the country
Before the proposed project of Janneh Dam potentially gets the go-ahead, take the beautiful scenic road along the river of Nahr Ibrahim, towards Jannet Artaba. The road, narrow and difficult but amazingly beautiful, passes through pine, oaks and cypress trees. Once at the valley there are numerous hiking trail possibilities; park up your car and walk along the river. Sleep Nothing beats a night in the wild. Take a tent, pitch it and camp by the river.
Eat Enjoy a simple Lebanese BBQ by the river or eat in one of the small cafés along its banks such as that of Naim Abi Akar (03 699089) who also organizes strawberry-picking in the spring with local farmers. See Take some time to explore the beautiful valley of Nahr Ibrahim and hike into the wild with local guide Randa Zaarour (71 883738) to visit the Machnaka site.