Explore this beautiful country of contrasts, formally dubbed the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East.’ Join us for an adventure of walking, sightseeing, and immersion on this cultural tour through Lebanon.
This adventure captures all the must-see destinations that Lebanon has to offer, whilst incorporating some short walks. You will experience the sights, sounds, and smells of this beautiful country on foot as you trek through the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT), the Chouf Mountains, and the Qadisha Valley. From snowy mountains to the vineyards of the Beqaa, join us as we stay in traditional Lebanese homes, enjoy the world-famous cuisine, and party in Beirut!
- Wine tasting in the Beqaa valley
- Explore Roman temples in Baalbek
- Discover Beirut, Byblos & Jeita Grotto
- Venture through the Cedar Forests of Lebanon & Qadisha Valley
In a country where French, Arabic and English can be heard in a single sentence and a multitude of faiths reside, history emanates from every stone: The coastal village of Byblos (جبيل ‘Jbeil’ in Arabic) is the oldest continuously-inhabited town in the world; the Roman temples at Baalbek are some of the grandest ever built; Lebanon is mentioned 71 times in the Bible with rule having passed through the hands of Arab Caliphates, Crusaders, Mamluks, Ottomans and more.
Lebanon really does have it all – but perhaps nothing surpasses the openness, charm, glamour, and friendliness of its people. Experience this enchanting destination with like-minded fellow travelers. Rest assured that you will find a unique and varied culture quite unlike any you have seen before.
There is an opportunity to provide some hands-on help for a couple of hours with the FoodBlessed charity. This local charity combats hunger amongst Lebanon’s poorest people (more info in the Sustainability Highlights). Depending on the wishes of the group, you can help package food parcels or serve lunches to refugee children. The visit is entirely optional but offers a unique opportunity to understand the obstacles that face some individuals and communities in Lebanon. It is also a chance for us to reflect on what we can offer; be it a greater level of understanding, empathy, compassion, or making a donation of time and/or money to the FoodBlessed cause.
Lebanon has a pleasant Mediterranean climate which is characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool, rainy winters. The weather is determined by Lebanon’s
location between the subtropical aridity of the African continent and the subtropical humidity of the Eastern Mediterranean area. January is the coldest month (5-10°C / 41-50°F average temperature) and August is the hottest (18-38°C / 64-100°F average temperature). June to August can often be rainless. Lebanon is affected by the Shirocco, a hot dry, southerly wind that can be very strong and can cause sandstorms.