$470

Beirut –Hiking at Ehden & Cedars

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$470

Tour Itinerary

day1

arrival to Beirut airport, meet the assistant, Transfer to the hotel.
Beirut Historical tour (Optional) or chose an activity.

day2

Ehden
Departure from hotel at 8:00 am towards the North. Your journey will start with a pit stop on the way for a delicious breakfast in one of the bakeries to have a “Saj”, typical village breakfast, and then head towards the breathtaking Ehden Reserve forest. Ehden Reserve is a mountainous ecosystem on the Northern Mount Lebanon chain. It ranges from 1300m to 1950m in altitude and is located 100km from the capital Beirut.
Proceed to your hiking trail where you will benefit from some photo shooting in the multitude of rare and endemic plants that flourish in it (over 1,058 plant species have so far been recorded in the reserve, accounting for nearly 40% of the plant species in Lebanon) and diversity of trees species A trip to Ehden is not complete without a visit to the "Midan" square. Once done, you will proceed to have you lunch there in one of the typical Lebanese restaurant. Proceed back to hotel in Ehden
*reserve can be visited on snowshoes during winter time

day3

Cedars
Departure form hotel at 10:00 am towards the Cedars -, we will proceed to visit and hike inside the Cedars of the Lord reserve- Cedars are among the last survivors of the immense forests that lay across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. The most famous cedar forest is the one located in Bsharreh region, North Lebanon and also known as the Cedars of the Lord. The Cedar forest in Bsharreh contains about 375 trees, some between 1200 and 2000 years old. They stand on slopes 6000 ft. (1950 meters) high in the shadow of the 10000 ft. (3088 meters) peak of Qernet Es-sawda (the highest in Lebanon). The citizens of ancient Byblos, Tyre, and Sidon used "cedrus libani" to build houses and fashion masts for their ships. From Lebanon's cedar forests, King Solomon got the timber to build his temple and palace in Jerusalem, while the Egyptian Pharaohs used the wood to carve their sarcophagi and sun-ships. Also, Phoenicians and Greeks used its wood through the centuries in their homes, temples, sarcophagi, and galleys. Once done from the reserve, you will head to visit the Qadisha Grotto- The 10-million-year-old Qadisha Grotto was first discovered in 1903, but it wasn’t until 1923, at the onset of the Qadisha electric project, that real exploration commenced. At present, 778 meters of cave have been fully surveyed, revealing a dazzling collection of stalactites and stalagmites in wonderful colors. Further study is expected, as are efforts to improve access to it. The cave entrance is just five kilometers from Bcharre. Your final stop will be in 3youn Orghoush to have your mezze and grills lunch in one of the local restaurants overlooking a beautiful lake. Proceed back to hotel in Beirut
*reserve can be visited on snowshoes during winter time

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