Deir El Qamar - Beiteddine Palace - Chouf Cedars Forest
About The Tour:
We will Start out at Deir Al Qamar “Monastery of the Moon” a village located south-east of Beirut in south-central Lebanon,it’s a unique Lebanese town restored and maintained in centuries-old style, preserving feudal architecture, old stepped streets, and walled gardens.
Then we will head to Beiteddine palace complex, Lebanon’s best example of 19th century architecture. Built by Prince Bashir, the palace is now used as a summer retreat for the president of the Lebanese Republic, and as a backdrop for many movie sets. Explore the golden walls, suspended gardens, and courtyard fountains, then enjoy a spectacular view of the complex from the village of Deir Al Qamar.
We will End the day at hiking through the largest Cedars Forest of Lebanon nature reserves, Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve stretches from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south. blanketed with oak forests on its northeastern slopes and juniper and oak forests on its southeastern slopes the reserves most famous attractions are its three magnificent cedar forests of Maasser Al-Shouf , Barouk and Ain Zhalta – Bmohary . These Cedar forests account for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon , and some tress are estimated to be 2,000 years old. The size of the reserve makes it a good location for the conservation of medium size mammals such as the wolf and the Lebanese jungle cat, as well as various species of mountain and plants.
The Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve is a popular destination for hiking and trekking, with trails matching all levels of fitness. Bird watching, mountain biking and snow shoeing are also popular. From the summit of the rugged mountains, visitors will have a panoramic view of the countryside, eastward to the Beqaa Valley and Qaraoun Lake, and westward toward the Mediterranean.
Cost: $75 Per Person
(Couples Get a Discount)
What is Included in the Price:
1 – Entrance Fees
2 – Guide
3 – Lunch
4 – Hotel Pick Up and drop off
5 – Snacks
6 – Air Conditioned Vehicle
7 - Hike Through the Cedar Forest
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