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Cedars of Lebanon, Qozhaya, and Bcharre Day Trip from Beirut

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On this Beirut full-day trip, discover the villages of Besharreh and Kozhaya in Lebanon's World Heritage-listed Holy Valley before exploring the Cedars of Lebanon. Besharreh and Kozhaya are famous mainly for their magnificent, excellently preserved sites, such as the Gibran Museum and the Monastery of St Anthony. Explore these northern Lebanon cities with an expert guide before discovering the Cedars of Lebanon, a stunning grove of cedar trees that represent the country.
  • See the cedars of Lebanon in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qadisha Valley
  • Visit the Monastery of St. Anthony and Bsharri, birthplace of Khalil Gibran
  • Savor traditional Lebanese cuisine at a local restaurant
  • Relax with door-to-door round-trip transportation from central Beirut hotels
What to Expect
Board your air-conditioned vehicle in central Beirut or at your Beirut hotel, and listen to tales of Lebanese culture and history as you cruise through the pretty countryside. Your first stop is the Qadisha (“Holy”) Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the pretty town of Bsharri. Stroll the ancient town with your guide as you learn about the 20th-century poet and artist Khalil Gibran, who was born here. See religious monuments and the Gibran Museum, then stop for a traditional lunch of “mezze” (small dishes served tapas-style). Continue through the valley to Kozhaya, and explore the mountainside Monastery of St. Anthony. No trip to Qadisha Valley would be complete without viewing the biblical cedars of Lebanon. Learn about these majestic trees as you explore a cedar grove before your driver returns you to Beirut.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nakhal & Cie, Beirut, Lebanon

Traveler pickup is offered
We Pick up all guests from Hotels located in Beirut City Only. Pick up starts from 07:45 am. Guests should be ready in the lobby from 07:45 am.

We don't pick up from hotels outside Beirut, or from Hostels, airbnb, and private apartments, in this case guests should come to our office at 08:00 to join the tour.

If the hotel was not provided 48 hours before the tour departure date, then the guests should be present at our office at 08:00 am, as no pick up will be provided for last minute hotel details.
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off is included if the guests are staying in Hotels only located within Beirut City (not Hostels, airbnb, or private apartment)
  • Entry/Admission - Gibran Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Deir Qozhaya
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stunning, beautiful journey into the heart of mt Lebanon, We had a brief stop for a light morning snack as we were given warning that we weren't due to eat until the afternoon. This provided a short stretch, a snack/toilet or smoke break. the first stop at the Gibran museum
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I was with the best agency in Lebanon called Nakhal and with the most amazing Lebanese travel guide. Her name is Mia. She made our day the best one. The view is amazing, the tour is a pleasure and beeing with such a nice guide who was very kind with all the clients made us
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Not spectacular sights, but really nice. Our guide Cie, is really fun, and taught us lots, we were fortunate to have her for our guide. Van was kind of rickety, broke down in the end, but they got a replacement quickly. It was sad that the Cedars park was closed from snow, I’m
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Touring in Northern Lebanon, viewing the beautiful landscape. As it is far from the city and high up, the air is very fresh. In winter months, it can get very cold there, so, don't forget to bring a coat. We had a good lunch, but unfortunately the restaurant was not heated.
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This is about the Nakhal Tour. The destinations are excellent and while Baalbek, Byblos, Zahle, Beiteddine and other locales would be higher on my list, this is a very interesting set of destinations. My complaint is that the tour guide, a trained archaeologist, talked
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About the operator
By: Nakhal Sightseeing Tours - Day Tours
Nice trip
My trip to Anjar (ruins), Baalbek, (bigger ruins) and Ksara (wine brewery) was very nice. We were driven from our
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Ankara Province, Turkey
Poor guiding
Places are amazing to see. However, English pronounciation of the tour guide was very poor, the sound system in
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Unforgettable day
Byblos is a place rich in history with ancient ruins, castle, old streets full of beautiful shops and nice
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Sona A
Yerevan, Armenia
Enriching experience
Very informative and enriching experience. Though it was raining, the tour was so interesting, the group enjoyed
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Good tour/guide. Office staff could be better
Had a very nice day tour with this company. The guide Walid was great — strong English skills, good knowledge
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Leonardo A
Beyond Beirut
Super prepared and friendly staff. Guide knew everything about her country's ancient and contemporary history, and
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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Pleasant Experience
A nice tour for the 3 places and the restaurant after with delicious lebanese food. Friendly tour guide , perfect
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Simon B
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Tyre and Sidon
The medieval castle in Sidon and the walk through the old town was most enjoyable but the highlight was the Roman
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Simon B
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Beqaa Valley
An excellent trip in good company. We were almost the only people at the Anjar Palace and Baalbek sites - an
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
Full Day Tour to Baalbek, Anjar and Ksara
Our tour guide’s name was Nouchka if my memory serves, and she was great. Very informative, knowledgeable,
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