Ka­mal Mouza­wak's guide to Le­banon

Lebanon Traveler - - CONTENTS -

Jbeil Dis­trict

A visit to Jbeil’s his­toric ru­ins in­clud­ing a painted cru­sader chapel, Phoeni­cian rock cariv­ing and the An­naya Pil­grim­age. Ev­ery Mon­day. Ho­tel pickup 7.45-8am, de­par­ture 8.30am. LL105,000 in­clud­ing lunch and trans­port. Min­i­mum 3 peo­ple. Liban Trek

Paraglid­ing

See Le­banon from above with a paraglid­ing tan­dam over the Jounieh area. Meet­ing point Jounieh, Maameltein, fac­ing Por­taluna Ho­tel. Mon-fri 2pm­sun­set, Sat 1pm-sun­set, Sun all day. LL180,000. Exit to Na­ture

Raft­ing

Wild at heart? Spend a day raft­ing in na­ture. Meet­ing point Na­tional Mu­seum of Beirut. LL75,000 in­clud­ing trans­port. Foot­prints

Beirut, Beited­dine, Deir El Qa­mar

Start the day at Beirut’s lively Cor­niche, see­ing the iconic Pi­geon Rocks and Down­town dis­trict. Con­tinue to the 1930-built Na­tional Mu­seum, be­fore head­ing to the Chouf Moun­tains for a stop at the his­toric Deir El Qa­mar. Af­ter lunch in a lo­cal restau­rant visit the Palace of Beted­dine and its col­or­ful mar­ble mo­saics. Start­ing LL150,000 depend­ing on group size, in­clud­ing lunch, en­trance fees and trans­port. Kur­ban Travel

Snow­shoe­ing

En­joy a day or week­end snow­shoe­ing through na­ture from Aquora to Tan­nourine. Meet­ing point Dbayeh, park­ing lot next to Spin­neys. LL60,000, overnight LL150,000 in­clud­ing trans­port and full board. 33 North

Paraglid­ing

Dare­dev­ils sign up here for this tan­dem paraglid­ing from Harissa to Jounieh. Meet­ing point Jounieh, Tele­ferique. Daily 2-5pm. LL180,000. Club Ther­mique

Jeita Grot­toes and Harissa

Af­ter stop­ping at Nahr el Kalb to see the his­tor­i­cal in­scrip­tions, tour Jeita, be­fore pro­ceed­ing to Jounieh where a ride on the leg­endary ca­ble car will take you to the Vir­gin of Mary statue, in Harissa. Start­ing at LL72,000 de­pen­dent on group size. R. Rida In­ter­na­tional

Tripoli

A visit to the citadel of St. Gilles, the Me­d­ina, the Car­a­vanserail of Soap, and the souks of Le­banon’s north­ern city, Tripoli. Ho­tel pick up. Half day, Satur­days, 8.30am. LL.72,000. Wild Dis­cov­ery

Hike Qadisha Val­ley

A hike around the breath­tak­ing Holy Val­ley, Qadisha. See dra­matic val­leys, an­cient caves and mu­rals. Meet­ing point Vir­gin Me­ga­s­tore. Ev­ery Sun, 8.30am. LL157,500 in­clud­ing trans­port. Saad Tours.

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