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Lebanon, Syria, Jordan with an Experiential twist

Lebanon, Syria, Jordan with an Experiential twist

$4300 / per person
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Number of days: 16 Days/15 Nights


Dates : Set your dates freely (All year long)


Maximum capacity: 16


All Areas or towns visited:

In Lebanon:

Beirut – Byblos – Tripoli – Qadisha Valley – Douma – Chatine – Aaqoura –  Afqa – Hrajel – Fakra – Baskinta – Mtein – Hammana – Saoufar – Ain Zhalta – Baalbek – Riyaq – Zahleh – Anjar.


In Syria: 

Damascus – Maaloula – Busra –Palmyra


In Jordan:

Umm Qais – Wadi Rum -Aqaba – Petra – Feynan – Wadi Mujib – Dead Sea – Amman



  • Loop around 3 countries (Lebanon, Syria & Jordan)
  • Visit World Heritage Sites (Baalbek, Byblos, Palmyra, Al Hosn, Wadi Rum, Petra)
  • Staying at local guesthouses or ecolodges
  • Experiential activities


  • Destination
  • Departure
    Set your dates freely (All year long)
  • Departure Time
    Set your dates freely (All year long)
  • 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 – Batroun – 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.  
  • Walking tour of old town Batroun with tastings (local lemonade, seafood sandwish)
  • 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 – Qadisha Valley - Douma

  • Breakfast at guesthouse.
  • 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, 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 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

Day 4: 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 guesthouse in Aaqoura
  • Pass by the Afqa waterfall and storytelling
  • Visit of traditional hat (lebbede) maker and create your own lebbedeh in Hrajel
  • Stop by Fakra ruins and Mikhael Naime statue and storytelling.
  • Early dinner at Krikor bakery in Baskinta
Meals Included: Breakfast + Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Mtein guesthouse or similar

Day 5: Mtein – Hammana – Soaoufar - Ain Dara - Ain Zhalta

  • Breakfast at guesthouse and free morning to walk around the village.
  • Hammana village tour of landmarks and recalling the Al Hayba famous Netflix series. A glimpse on the abandoned palace an train station of saoufar.
  • Streetfood delicious chicken sandwish at Abou Joseph’s in Ain Dara
  • Horseback riding afternoon around the cedars forest of Ain Zhalta.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch
Sleeping arrangements: La Maison des Sources Ain Zhalta

Day 6: Ain Zhalta – Baalbek – Riyaq - Zahleh

  • Breakfast at guesthouse.
  • Guided visit of  Baalbek mercury temple, Heliopolis site, the Roman Querry and Sayida Khawla Mosque. Then walk in the Baalbek souks for street food lunch and sweets.
  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.  
  • Coffee break and visit of Palmyra legendary hotel.
  • Wine and Arak tasting at Chateau Riyaq.
  • Free afternoon and evening in Zahleh
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch
Sleeping arrangements: Auberge Braidy Zahleh

Day 7: Zahleh - Maaloula - Damascus

  • Breakfast at guesthouse.
  • Drive to the region of Al Cham in Syria.
  • Visit the village of Maaloula, the Saint Serge and Baachus convent and Saint Takla Monatery.
  Maaloula is a village built into the rugged mountainside, at an altitude of more than 1500 m. It is known as one of three remaining villages where Western Aramaic ; said to be the language of Jesus.  
  • Lunch at local family home in Maaloula
  • Afternoon Visit of old town Damascus with dinner at local delicious restaurant.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Shahrayar guesthouse in Damascus

Day 8: Damascus – Palmyra - Damascus

  • Breakfast at guesthouse
  • Roadtrip to Palmyra.
  • Visit Palmyra’s historical landmarks. (Pic nic lunch)
  Palmyra is an ancient city in the eastern part of modern Syria, Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic period, and documents first mention the city in the early second millennium BC. Palmyra changed hands on a number of occasions between different empires before becoming a subject of the Roman Empire in the first century AD.  
  • Return to Damascus for dinner at local restaurant.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Shahrayar guesthouse in Damascus

Day 9: Damascus – Busra - Umm Qais

  • Breakfast at guesthouse.
  • Visit the Great Roman amphitheater of Busra in Syria.
  • Cross the borders from Syria to Jordan to reach the village of Umm Qais
  • Home-made lunch at local family home
  • Visit the Roman ruins of Gadara.
  • Sunset easy level cycling trip around Gadara.
You will discover the hills of Umm Qais that are found along the way while you cycle through the village, the farmlands, the Golan Heights, and the Jordan Valley. A local guide will lead you on a route that is steeped with history and beautiful landscapes, both ancient and modern. The intermediate routes contain a combination of flat farmlands and light climbs. The length of the route takes half-day (2 hours) to complete. Choice of routes varies depending on weather conditions and seasons, any specific requirements can be discussed with the cycling guides in advance.
  • Dinner at guesthouse.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Beit El Baraka Guesthouse or similar

Day 10: Umm Qais – Wadi Rum

  • Early sunrise departure from Umm Qais
  • 6hrs drive sraight to Wadi Rum.
  • Afternoon rest at campsite, then sunset 4x4 drive around the Mars like landscape of Wadi Rum and landmarks visits.
  • Desert dinner prepared by locals with bonfire and star gazing night
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Glamping Campsite in Wadi Rum

Day 11: Aqaba – Petra

  • Breakfast at the Camp
  • Drive to Aqaba for a 4h Boat day with snorkeling with Seafood lunch.
  • Afternoon return drive to Wadi Musa.
  • Petra by Night Experience  if available on chosen dates (from 8:30 pm till 10:30 pm)
  A visit of Petra Night Show.  This event is a magical way to see part of the rock city by candlelight and explore the old city, which has become a world wonder, incomparable experience starts by walking the entire Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1,500 candles to bring the major attraction due to the spectacular view it has.  
  • Diner at Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp

Day 12: Petra - Feynan

  • Breakfast at the Camp
  • Hike on the National Jordan Trail from Little Petra to Petra, a magnificent moderate level trail of 12.6 km length. 
  • Drive to Feynan for evening resting and dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Feynan ecolodge

Day 13: Feynan

  • Breakfast at Feynan.
  • Free day to rest and choose from the local activities scheduled and provided at the ecolodge.
  • Lunch at the Ecolodge.
  • Guided Sunset walk near the Ecolodge.
Take this rare opportunity to witness the end of the day in the Bedouin camps below; with children wandering home from play, women tending the evening fires and men rounding up their herds in a peaceful dance as the sun falls to the haunting sounds of the call to prayer. Feel the gentle breeze ushering in nightfall as stars dot the sky and guides brew fresh mint tea over the warm fire. 
  • Vegetarian Diner at the Ecolodge.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Diner
Sleeping arrangements: Feynan ecolodge

Day 14: Feynan – Wadi Mujib – Dead Sea

  • Breakfast at Feynan.
  • Guided Canyoning and hiking on the Siq Trail in Wadi Mujib. (Between April and October) on other months we choose other alternative Canyons to hike. (Snacks provided)
  It is a 2-3 Hour activity, where you will take follow the opposite course of the river between towering cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonsal rainfall levels the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming.   
  • Diner at Mariott Dead Sea Resort.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Diner
Sleeping arrangements: Mariott Dead Sea Resort

Day 15: Feynan – Dead Sea

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Free resting day to experience the Dead Sea lanscapes at Mariott Dead Sea Resort.
  • Dinner at Hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast + Dinner
Sleeping arrangements: Mariott Dead Sea Resort

Day 16: Dead Sea – Airport

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Drive to Amman for free time until transfer time to airport for flight departure. 


This is a 100% carbon free emission trip. Within this trip fee each participant is donating an amount equal to your flights CO2 emissions to plant and adpot a cedar tree in Lebanon through the local reforestation NGO Jouzour Loubnan. Jouzour Loubnan

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, each traveler contributes $50 from the trip cost, which serves as a donation to support the INGO Right to Play Lebanon that has been serving at-risk children and youth in the country since 2006. They support mostly displaced Palestinians and Syrians from vulnerable communities based in Lebanon.


  • 5650$/Person for 2 in a double room
  • 4650$/Person for 3 in triple room
  • 4400$/Person for 4 to 6 
  • 4300$/Person for 7 to 10 
  • Single Supplement: 1350$
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 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:

  • 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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