- Saint Antonios Kozhaya
- Cedars of God
- Gibran Museum
- Hotel pick up & drop off
- Private air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees to attractions
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Snacks and other personal items
- This experience can be hosted in Arabic, English, French
We start our day tour heading to Kadisha Valley the UNESCO–listed Holy Valley. We will visit the Monastery of St Anthony in Kozhaya and enjoy panoramic views over the forests and valleys.
Then we will admire the majestic Cedars of God while hiking and learn of the many uses to which the beautiful timber has been put. We will have lunch in a local restaurant while enjoying the Cedars forest breathtaking view.
Before going back to Beirut, we will visit Gibran Museum writer of “The Prophet” one of the most translated books in history – 108 languages.
- Operating all year round (Not Available on Monday as Gibran Museum is closed – Note: Gibran Museum can be skipped or replaced by another attraction) (Weather Conditions Apply)
From 8:30am to 5:30pm
- 165 USD – 1 person
- 266 USD – 2 people
- 315 USD – 3 people
SAINT ANTONIOS KOZHAYA
Considered to be one of the oldest monasteries of the valley of Kadisha and at a certain period (probably the 12th Century AD), it has been the See of the Maronite Patriarch. In 1584, the first printing press of the Middle East was installed in this monastery.
In 1708, it was handed down to the newly formed Lebanese Maronite Order. It still belongs to this important Order. Kozhaya was at its pinnacle in the first part of the 19th Century with more than 300 monks belonging to it.
CEDARS OF GOD
One of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar. Their timber was used by the Phoenicians, Israelites, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, and Turks. The wood was prized by Egyptians for shipbuilding; the Ottoman Empire used the cedars in railway construction
Located 65km north Beirut, The Gibran Museum, formerly the Monastery of Mar Sarkis, is a biographical museum in Bsharri, Lebanon. It is dedicated to the Lebanese writer, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran. Founded in 1935, the Gibran Museum possesses 440 original paintings and drawings of Gibran and his tomb.