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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).

Date: Every Thursday
Morning Meeting Point: Hamra Urban Gardens (Lobby), Hamra, Beirut
Meeting Time: 8:00 am (bus leaves at 8:15 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: 6:00 pm
Price: 65 USD per person

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

You will start your hike in the village of Hawqa from where you descend down into the valley. Here, you will visit the 13th century Hawqa monastery, still inhabited by one of the last three hermits in the valley. You will continue your hike through a breathtaking path toward the chapel of Mar Marina and Deir Qannoubine, the oldest Maronite monastery where you will enjoy home-made lunch. 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.

Payment options:
Cash or Creditcard Payment @ Saifi Urban Gardens, Gemmayzeh (Open 24/7).
Cash or Creditcard Payment @ Hamra Urban Gardens, Hamra (Open 24/7).
Online Creditcard Payment
Other (Exceptions only - please contact us for the options:

Questions and contact:
P: +961 70 913 809 (Whatsapp only)

For the tour to go ahead, we need a minimum of 5 participants (maximum 15 persons).

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