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Cedars Day Adventure

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Overview

Cedars s one of the main tourist attractions in Lebanon; the forest has been mentioned and referred to many times in the Bible. Today, it is a preserved area and is being turned into an open art museum through the work of artist Rudy Rahme who is transforming dead cedar trees into works of art.

Nature lovers will find paradise on earth in this region endowed by breathtaking landscape and natural wonders for the eye.

The nearest village to the cedars is Bcharré, located 7 km from the ski station, at 1450m above sea level; it is famous for its Grotto, Valley of the saints, Monasteries, Churches, hermitages, and Museums.  Bcharré, home town of the famous writer and artist, Gibran Khalil Gibran author of The Prophet is famous among other things for the Gibran Museum, located at the entrance of the village, in the forest of Saint Sarkis, next to ancient monasteries and a Phoenician tomb.

Wadi Qadisha is the “Holy Valley”. The word Qadisha comes from a Semitic root which means “holy”. There, you find caves and sanctuaries which were inhabited from the third millennium B.C. till the Roman period. Hermitages, rocky monasteries, and churches are scattered in this valley.

Around Bsharre and Wadi Qadisha

 

  • Deir Mar Elishaa (Monastery of St. Elisha)
  • Deir Qannoubin (The Monastery of Qannoubin)
  • Saydet ed Darr (Our Lady of Abundant Milk)
  • Saint Charbel Makhluf childhood hous
  • Hadchit
  • Bekaa Kafra
  • Bqerqacha
  • Hawqa( The hermitage and church of Mar Hawqa (St. Hawqa) )
  • Qozhaya
  • Deir Mar Antonios Qozhaya (the Monastery of St. Anthony Qozhaya)
  • Hasroun
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  • Age: 7+
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  • Safety: Not recommended for pregnant women and any other health issue maters.
  • Full responsibility agreement will be signed.
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  • Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, a cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget to get a jacket & your CAMERA

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  • Equipment, Entrance fees, Professional Guide assistance, Insurance
  • Lunch (optional), personal expenses & Transportation

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