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Qadisha Valley (Small Group) Guided Hike with Lunch - Day Trip From Beirut provided by Living Lebanon

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Overview
Discover Qadisha Valley's spectacular scenery and the stories of hermit life and Lebanon's first Maronite (Christian) monasteries during a 3 to 4 hour hike (9 km). Route Duration: 8 hours Stops on the Valley Hike : • Hamra Urban Gardens - Meeting Point, Bus Departs at 8:15 am (Sharp) • Kadisha Valley - Valley Hike Starting Point • Hawqa - Guided Visit to Hawqa Monastery • St. Marina the Monk - Guided Visit to St. Marina Chapel • Qannoubine Monastery - Guided visit inside the Monastery Attractions • Deir Mar Elisha You will start your hike in the village of Hawqa from where you descend down into the valley, continue your hike through a breathtaking path through the attractions, and after your lunch, you will continue your hike for around another hour and end your day with a guided visit in Deir Mar Elisha, one of the largest monasteries built as a hermitage.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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    Qadisha Valley
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Hawqa
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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Departure Point
Hamra Urban Gardens, Abdul Baki st, Bayrut, Lebanon Saifi Urban Gardens, Pasteur, Bayrut, Lebanon
Duration
8–10 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guiding
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Vegetarian Home Made Lunch Box (Two Sandwiches, Vegetables, and Fruits, Hummus and a Chocolate Ball)
  • Entry/Admission - Qadisha Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Deir Mar Elisha
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Charbel Mansour wrote a review Oct 2019
Beirut, Lebanon3 contributions
Considering the overall value of this tour, it was indeed poor value and worth less than I paid for. Beside they had not shared more details on the trip ahead of time to set the right expectations on the track so participants know the track difficulty level and what to wear and
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Marguerita-Rached, Manager at Qadisha Valley (Small Group) Guided Hike with Lunch - Day Trip From Beirut
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Dear Charbel Thank you for taking time to write us your comment and your valuable remarks that will help us to improve!
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Stay56804272831 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Great trip. Well planned and organized. I met a lot of cool people and enjoyed the day. I would take other trips offered by this group.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Marguerita-Rached, Manager at Qadisha Valley (Small Group) Guided Hike with Lunch - Day Trip From Beirut
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Glad you enjoyed your day. Thank you for reviewing us!
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Yara Salamé wrote a review Oct 2019
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Amazing hike! Great guide! My boyfriend and I enjoyed it very much and it was a great way to make him discover our beautiful country! I highly recommend Thanks
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Marguerita-Rached, Manager at Qadisha Valley (Small Group) Guided Hike with Lunch - Day Trip From Beirut
Responded 16 Oct 2019
We're happy you enjoyed that day and it's great to know that we could help others discover the beauty of Lebanon and fall in love with it! Thank you! Hoping to see you again in one of our tours!
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CrunchyFish wrote a review Oct 2019
Winchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
A beautiful walk, not too demanding with frequent stops to take in the scenery and look at the fascinating churches. The packed lunch was tasty and satisfying. All in all a great day and a welcome escape from Beirut.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Marguerita-Rached, Manager at Qadisha Valley (Small Group) Guided Hike with Lunch - Day Trip From Beirut
Responded 16 Oct 2019
We're glad you enjoyed the Hike in the Qadisha valley and the amazing landscapes. We hope to see you on other tours, and we hope you invite other friends to join us! Thank you for your review!
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Cynthios1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Vienna, Austria2 contributions
The valley is lush and green with beautiful waterfalls, and natural springs. Its a magical place. They say the hike is moderate level, but its very steep down hill and up hill. The trail can also be slippery, as it is very sandy. so proper hiking shoes are recommended. I would
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Marguerita-Rached, Manager at Qadisha Valley (Small Group) Guided Hike with Lunch - Day Trip From Beirut
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Thank you for your review! We will add some details about the hike: hiking shoes recommended, downhill at first... We are glad you enjoyed!
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