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Lebanon Inside Out

Lebanon Inside Out

$2215 / per person
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Number of days: 10 Days/9 Nights


NB: Towns and cities featured on the map represent 70% out of the trip stops

Dates : Set your dates freely (From May to October)


Maximum capacity: 10


All Areas or towns visited:

Beirut – Byblos – Anfeh – Tripoli – Dennieh highlands – Qaa – Fekha – Baalbek –

Deir El Ahmar – Qannoubine Valley – Douma – Bchealeh – Chatine – Aaqoura – Afqa –

Hrajel – Faqra – Baskinta – Mtein – Hammana – Saoufar – Ain Dara – Ain Zhalta –

Maasser El Chouf – Kherbet Qanafar – Saghbine – Rachaya Al Fokhar – Deir Mimas –

Odeisseh – Naqoura – Tyre – Sarafand – Sidon



  • Visiting Hidden gems in Lebanon
  • Staying at traditional guesthouses and ecolodges 
  • Rafting in the Aassi River
  • Hiking in the Qadisha Valley
  • Agritourism activity 
  • Experiencing  and storytelling in all Unesco world heritage sites 


  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    Set your dates freely (From May to October)
  • Return Time
    Set your dates freely (From May to October)
  • Included
    Private Customized Lebanon Trips
  • Not Included
    Upcoming Small Group Trips

Tour Plan


Day 1: Beirut

  • Morning arrival to Rafic Hariri Airport: Pick up & Assistance. Transfer to guesthouse.
  • Afternoon guided alternative walking tour of Beirut and Sunset at Raoucheh rock with streetfood dinner
Meals Included: Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Beit Tamanna Guesthouse in Beirut

Day 2: Beirut - Byblos – Anfeh – Tripoli

  • Breakfast at guesthouse
  • Visit of the historical ruins & old town of Byblos.
  One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, bearing an exceptional testimony of the Phoenician civilization, and the diffusion of their alphabet.  
  • Visit the Saline’s of Anfeh.
  • Historical and Culinary tour of Tripoli the second biggest city in Lebanon.
  This vibrant city is renowned for its rich history and delectable street food scene, offering a delightful fusion of flavors and cultural experiences. Discover the remnants of ancient civilizations at the Crusader Castle, marvel at the intricate architecture of the Great Mosque, and soak in the vibrant ambiance of the souk, khans and Hammams.  
  • Free evening in Tripoli.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch
Sleeping arrangements: Beit El Nassim Guesthouse in Tripoli

Day 3: Tripoli - Highlands of Dennieh

  • Drive across the region of Dennieh to reach its highlands and settle at the Al Jourd Campsite.
  • Brunch and Art expression atelier lead by Hussein Allaw the campsite host who is also an abstract artist
  • Cedars plantation in the Al Jourd Reserve.
  • Local salmon trout dinner with specialty salad from organic products dinner and campfire with a night under the stars.
  This location is one the least light polluted in Lebanon so the sky clarity at night is magical.   Meals Included: Brunch + Diner
Sleeping arrangements: Al Jourd Campsite in highlands of Dennieh

Day 4: Highlands of Dennieh - Qaa – Fekha – Baalbek – Deir El Ahmar

  • Breakfast at the campsite
  • Scenic drive to the bordering village of Qaa for a meet up with the Qaa heritage revival project members and participate in a brick making workshop to help rehabilitate the damaged heritage centuries old homes.
  • Visit Fekha Traditional Carpet Weaver, one of the last remaining in this know-how in Lebanon.
  • Guided afternoon visit to Baalbek Heliopolis site and Roman Query.
  Baalbek with its majestic structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman Architecture at its apogee. Well known as Heliopolis since the Hellenistic Period or the city of the sun for its complex where a triad of deities was worshiped.  
  • Sfiha street food and sweets as late lunch/ early dinner 
  • Drive to Deir El Ahmar for overnight at a homestay guesthouse.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Diner
Sleeping arrangements: Homestay guesthouse in Deir El Ahmar

Day 5: Deir El Ahmar – Qannoubine Valley – Bchealeh - Douma

  • Breakfast at guesthouse.
  • Scenic drive up to Dahr El Adib road passing by the Cedars and the village of Bcharreh reaching Hadchit.
  • Moderate level hike from Hadchit to Qannoubine Monastery and back to the old Mar Licha Monastery. (7 km distance, ascent 250 m, descent 450m). Discover hidden waterfalls and swimming, relics, caves and settlements of past hermits as well as the Qannoubine Monastery jewel of the Qadisha valley. (picnic lunch included)
The Qadisha Valley is one of the most important early Christian monastic settlements in the world, dating back to the 5th century AD. Listed among the Unesco world heritage sites it is characterized by a dramatic rugged landscape, rocky cliffs and caves carved into the hillside.  
  • Scenic road from Mar Licha Monastery passing by the Tannourine Cedars reserve, to reach the village of Douma.
  • Check in at the guesthouse. Douma walking tour or resting.
  • Visit the oldest olive trees in Bchealeh then sunset and bonfire with dinner in Bechealeh overlooking the village of Douma.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Diner
Sleeping arrangements: Beit Douma or similar

Day 6: Douma – Chatine – Aaqoura - Afka – Hrajel – Faqra – Baskinta - Mtein

  • Breakfast at guesthouse
  • Roadtrip through the villages day with several stops (recalling the A’a hadir el bosta song)
  • Baatara gorge visit in chatine.
  • Easy level caving and speleology in Rweiss grotto.
  • Lunch at local family guest house in Aaqoura
  • Pass by the Afqa waterfall and swim.
  • Visit of traditional hat (lebbede) maker and create your own lebbedeh in Hrajel
  • Fast stops to Faqra Roman temple and Mikhael Naimeh’s sculpture in Baskinta with storytelling.
  • Early dinner at Krikor bakery in Baskinta
Meals Included: Breakfast + Diner
Sleeping arrangements: Mtein guesthouse or similar

Day 7: Mtein – Hammana – Soaoufar - Ain Dara - Ain Zhalta – Maasser El Chouf

  • Breakfast at the guesthouse and free morning to walk around the village.
  • Hammana village tour of landmarks and recalling the Al Hayba famous Netflix series. A glimpse of the abandoned palace and train station of saoufar.
  • Street Food delicious chicken sandwich at Abou Joseph’s in Ain Dara
  • Horseback riding afternoon around the cedars forest of Ain Zhalta.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch
Sleeping arrangements: Beit el Hana Maasser El Chouf

Day 8: Maasser El Chouf – Kherbet Qanafar – Saghbine – Rachaya Al fokhar - Deir Mimas

  • Breakfast at guesthouse 
  • Scenic road from Masser El Chouf to Kherbet Qanafar
  • Traditional cooking session and lunch at Lina’s guesthouse in Kherbet Qanafar
  • Wine tasting over the Qaraoun lake with La Tourba winery
  • Afternoon pottery demonstration and trial in Rachaya Al fokhar
  • Drive to the southern bordering village of Deir Mimas for dinner and overnight.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Diner
Sleeping arrangements: Aghsan guesthouse in Deir Mimas

Day 9: Deir Mimas – Odeisseh – Naqoura – Tyre

  • Morning walk around the village of Deir Mimas with an old oil press visit followed by brunch + Possibility to join the locals on olive picking activity during the month of October.
  • Scenic drive across the southern Lebanese borders with several view point stops and storytelling/history until reaching Naqoura on the sea side.
  • Cliff diving in Naqoura or free time at the beach in Tyre
  • Free evening.
Meals Included: Brunch
Sleeping arrangements: Dar Alma or Similar in Tyre

Day 10: Tyre – Sarafand – Sidon – Beirut

  • Breakfast in Tyre guesthouse
  • Morning visit to Tyre seaside ruins.
  • Boat trip in Tyre + seafood lunch on a small rocky island and snorkeling.
  • Afternoon return to Beirut with stops, at local glassblower workshop in Sarafand, sidon sea castle view point on the way back to Beirut
  • Free time in Beirut or direct Airport drop off depending on flight time.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch


This is a 100% carbon free emission trip. While we seek to leave every destination better than we found it, and do our best to make a positive impact wherever we go. By participating to this trip you will be planting a Cedar tree during our trip in the highlands of Dennieh.

Local Community:

70% out of the trip cost is directly generating income to the local communities working in the tourism sector, from accommodations to services, activities and small businesses..  

Community Service:

By participating in this trip, every traveler is contributing with the sum of 50$ to the Qaa Heritage Revival Project, that aims to revive the rural identity of el-Qaa by preserving its architectural legacy. Website: Facebook


  • 3570$/Person for 2 in a double room
  • 2775$/Person for 3 in triple room
  • 2625$/Person for 4 to 6 
  • 2215$/Person from 7 to 10
  • Single Supplement: 580$
NB: For odd number persons 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th or 11th, or 13th price stays the same as shown above if you share in triple room. If you wish a single room then you should add the single supplement.

Rate Includes:

  • Professional 24/7 ASSISTANCE - Pia ABBOUD: Tour Operator, Licensed National Guide, Travel Expert and Heritage management specialist. 
  • Full 10 days TOUR, VISITS, ENTREES. (referring to the program)
  • All Airport PICK UPS and TRANSFERS. 
  • Professional 24/7 ASSISTANCE - Pia ABBOUD: Tour Operator, Licensed National Guide, Travel Expert and Heritage management specialist. 
  • Full 16 days TOUR, VISITS, ENTREES. (referring to the program)
  • All Airport PICK UPS and TRANSFERS. 
  • Private TRANSPORTATION with all fuel expenses throughout all the journey according to the program. 
  • 15 Nights ACCOMODATION in homestays, guesthouses or campsites according to program. (Sleeping arrangements will be in multi shared rooms, dorms, or in some cases double occupancy)
  • MEALS: 15 Breakfasts + 11 Lunches + 12 Dinners
  • Local guides and mountain GUIDES when needed or on hiking trails.

    Rate Excludes:

  • International Flights
  • Optional Travel Insurance covering daily activities and tours (Ask for the price depending on the option you choose)
  • Any Alcoholic drinks during all mentioned meals
  • Laundry service
  • Personal expenses and souvenirs.
  • Optional activities. 
  • Any other Item not included under “RATE INCLUDES”
  • PCR tests if needed

Registration policy:

  • Registration will not be taken into consideration or confirmed unless you pay at least 50% DEPOSIT out of the total amount.
  • The remaining 50% has to be paid in cash upon arrival due to difficulties within the banking system in Lebanon. 
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 3 months after the departure date.

Cancellation policy:

  • In case of any local dangerous disruption in Lebanon or airport closures related to COVID measures the trip will be postponed to a later date or you can choose to cash back all the amount paid.
In other normal cases:
  • IF you cancel your reservation, 31 DAYS and above your scheduled arrival date, The full amount you paid will be refunded, minus the bank charges.

  • IF cancellation occurs between 30 to 15 Days before your scheduled arrival dates,  Half of the amount you paid will be refunded. (Subject to case by case)
  • IF cancellation occurs Starting and less than 14 Days before your scheduled arrival dates  the full amount will be unrefunded. (Subject to case by case)
NB:  *Sometimes, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the program may occur.  * Places are limited (maximum trip capacity 6 persons).    For more Information and Registration: Email: info@discoverybeyondborders.com Calls, SMSs and WhatsApp: +33 6 68 27 22 16 OR +961 3 00 76 86 Facebook: Discovery Beyond Borders Instagram: discoverybeyondborders 
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