Lebanon Traveler

Kamal Mouzawak's guide to Lebanon


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Lebanon