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Qadisha Valley – Guided Valley Hike with Living Lebanon

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).

Destination: Qadisha Valley - Guided Valley Hike with Lunch
Date: Saturday 18 May 2019
Morning Meeting Point: Saifi Urban Gardens (Cafe Em Nazih), Gemmayzeh
Meeting Time: 8:15 am (bus leaves at 8:30 am sharp)
What to Bring/Wear: Water (1.5 ltr), comfortable (hiking) shoes, a back-pack, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat/cap.
Estimated Return Time: 6:45 pm

We will provide:

Transportation ( Air conditioned Otokar)
Guided Hike (moderate, level 5/6) *
Guided Visit to 2 Monasteries / Caves churches
Home-made Lunch
* To check if you fit the hiking level, see

Read about your experience

After a 30 min' guided visit to Mar Elisha, we will start our hike with a 1.5 hour light green trail down and into valley, until - after a small and easy climb - we reach Deir Qannoubine, the oldest Maronite monastery of the valley. Next, we will pass by the chapel of Mar Marina, from where we will take a 1.5 hour breathtaking path deeper into the valley toward the 13th century Hawqa monastery, still inhabited by one of the last three hermits in the valley (we hope you'll meet him!). We will end our hike with a 30 minute' climb up to the village of Hawqa, with on your way some gorgeous and far reaching views. On our way, we will enjoy a picnic with a freshly prepared lunch bag full of home-made pleasures.

Payment options:

Cash or Creditcard Payment @ Saifi Urban Gardens, Gemmayzeh (Weekdays: 8am - midnight / weekends: 8am-4pm).
Cash or Creditcard Payment @ Hamra Urban Gardens, Hamra (Daily from 8am - midnight)
Online Creditcard Payment
Other (Exceptions only - please contact us for the options:

Questions and contact:

P: +961 70 913 809 (Whatsapp only)

We are looking forward to meeting you!

For the tour to go ahead, we need a minimum of 15 participants (maximum 30 persons).

On this tour, our terms and conditions are applicable, see

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