Funtime in Lebanon
Gems Hotel 4*
- N1,600,000 (Rate per person in Single room)
- N1,400,000 (Rate per person sharing double room)
- Return flight ticket
- Meet & Assist representative upon arrival to Beirut International Airport
- Round Trip transfer by private modern A/C vehicle by mini van Hyundai H1
- 6 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
- Professional Tour guide during the tours (5 Days)
- Transportation by modern A/C vehicle (5 Days) by mini van Hyundai H1
- Entrance fees where applicable
- Meals & Snacks during the tours
- Ski passes, ski equipment, ski instructors, ski doo, etc…
- Visa & portage fees
- Tips for driver and guide
- Anything not mentioned above
- Above rates are operated on private basis and for the requested dates from January 2023 based on 03 pax
- In case the suggested hotel is not available, we will offer another hotel of the same category and average
- Rates quoted by SAAD Tours are subject to change without any prior notice, in case of any sudden increase in VAT, fuel price, hotel rates or entrance fees or currency fluctuation
- Jeita grotto, National Museum, Beiteddine Palace, Gebran Khalil Gebran Museum closes on Monday’s.
ARRIVAL Arrival into Beirut International Airport
Meet andassist by Tours representative and transfer to the hotel for check in. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
JEITTA , HARISSA& BYBLOS
Pick up from the hotel to discover one of the most impressive and interesting natural sites and listed among the Seven Wonders of the World. Jeita Grotto is located north of Beirut on the slopes of Mount Lebanon, one of Lebanon's most unusual tourist attractions, an enormous cavern festooned with every shape and size of stalactite and stalagmite. It is the jewel of tourism in Lebanon offering to its visitor’s qualified modern services and accommodation in harmony with a fascinating nature. It creates a magical trip which enables them to spend a day of wonder-filled adventure by being carried away from a tangible world to a wonderland where are found 2 fabulous grottoes full of an unimaginable beauty and of a magical fascination! Continue to Harissa to visit the statue of "Lady of Lebanon". On the heights (more than 600 m) an immense immaculate statue overlooks the bay of Jounieh. Erected at the end of the 19th Century, the statue of the Virgin dominates a sanctuary (a chapel in the pedestal). A panoramic view is guaranteed at the top of the statue. A Possibility of taking a 15min cable car ride between the seashore and the site. Then continue to Byblos one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world, Byblos is a rare gem among archeological sites. Excavations show that it dates back to the 06th millennium BC. Its ancient inhabitants did not call it Byblos, but rather "Gubla" and later "Gebal." Around 1200 BC, the Greeks gave the city the name Byblos, which is Greek for "Papyrus," since it was famous for its papyrus trade. Winner of the Golden Apple award for excellence in tourism in 2014, Byblos (Jbeil in Arabic) is today a very charming city distinguished for its gorgeous ancient harbor, seaside fish restaurants, ancient souks, and charming residential neighborhoods, which date back to the Middle Ages, as well as an absolutely enormous wealth of historic sites and ruins. Byblos was chosen as the Arab capital of tourism for the year 2016 by the Arab Council of Tourism. The tour includes visit to St. John Crusader Castle, the old souks and the fossil museum.
FULL DAY AT LEISURE AT SKI RESORT
Much like its varied culture, Lebanon’s multi-dimensional geography means that just an hour’s drive away from the party capital of Beirut and its beachfront resorts, visitors can be hitting the slopes at one of the Middle East’s best ski resorts. Pick up from the hotel for unforgettable day at Kfardebyan Ski Resort. Possibility to do ski, and other activities involving high speeds and heavy machinery, like riding a Ski-Doo. Passing over the terrain with full speed while the adrenaline pumping, it is an experience you would not want to miss. Your thrilling Ski-Doo ride will begin from Faraya on an altitude of 1300m, where you can indulge your eyes by the breathtaking sceneries and experience the serenity of the natural peaks and valleys, such as Mzaar Kfardebian the main ski resort.
BAALBAK, KSARA & ANJAR
Pick up from the hotel to discover the Bekaa Valley. Studded with villages, vegetable farms, wineries and ancient ruins that cover the valley like a kaleidoscopic carpet, the plains of Bekaa are rich with history and culture. First Stop at Baalbeck Temples, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure among the wonders of the ancient world, the largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved. The temple complex of Baalbek consists of the Jupiter Temple and the Bacchus Temple adjacent to it. A short distance away is the circular structure known as the Temple of Venus. Only part of the staircase remains of a fourth temple dedicated to Mercury, on Sheikh Abdallah hill. Continue to Ksara Winery, founded in 1857 by Jesuit priests, Chateau Ksara is the Bekaa’s oldest private wine company and produced the country’s first dry, red wine. These vineyards are famous worldwide for their top quality and advanced French cultivation techniques. The wine there is one-of-a-kind because of the caverns and hallways that have been engraved in the rocks since the Roman period. An entire palace-city from the Umayyad dynasty today lies in ruins. The name “Anjar” is a modification of the Arabic “Ain Gerrha,” the name of an ancient city founded in this area in Hellenistic times. This iconic site once housed three grand palaces, Romaninspired public baths, a residential area, a mosque and a commercial center. Its grand architectural scheme is made to be an almost perfect quadrilateral, with perpendicular streets and alleys that intersect at the city center.
SIDON & TYR
Pick up from the hotel to discover the South. 43 km south of Beirut, lies the third great Phoenician city-state which experienced its golden age during the Persian era between end of the 6th century BC and mid of 4th century BC. The Crusader brought Sidon new prestige, as second of four baronies of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Today you can enjoy visiting the ruins of the fortress church known as the Castle of the Sea which was erected by the Crusading Knights of St. John. In the old town, more recent Mamluk and Ottoman buildings worth a visit such as Soap Caravansary (Khan Assabun), Franks Caravansary (Khan El-Franj) built by Emir Fakhreddin II, and the Great Mosque above Egyptian Pharaohs harbor which still retains the 13th century BC walls of the Castle of the Sea. Continue to Tyre, the Phoenician Sour was queen of the seas, an island city of unprecedented splendor. She grew wealthy from her far-reaching colonies and her industries of purple-dyed textiles. But she also attracted the attention of jealous conquerors, among them the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and Alexander the Great. There are two major archaeological sites in the town that can be seen today. The Al-Bass Site consists of an extensive necropolis, a three bay monumental arch, and one of the largest hippodromes ever found. All date from the 2nd century A.D to the 6th century A.D. The City Site, located on what was originally the Phoenician island city, is a vast district of civic buildings, colonnades, public baths, mosaics, streets, and a rectangular arena.
BEIRUT, DEIR AL QAMAR & BEITEDDINE
Pick up from the hotel to discover Beirut City. The tour starts by visiting the national museum, which was built in 1937, the Beirut National Museum houses antiquities and treasures from all over Lebanon, dating from prehistoric times through the Ottoman period. The museum exhibits 1300 artifacts from its collection of approximately 100,000 objects. It displays follow a chronological circuit beginning in Prehistory and ending in the Ottoman era. After the museum, continue the visit to Beirut City Center ‘Solidere” to discover Beirut city center which contains sites and monuments spanning 5,000 years and layers of civilizations from the Canaanite to the Ottoman, including the Phoenician, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad, Abbasid, Crusader and Mamluk periods. Underscored in the urban design and conveyed to the public through lively educational experiences, their importance has made Beirut a historic city destination. Continue to Chouf area the heartland of the Lebanese Druze community. The road to Deir el Qamar & Beiteddine leaves the coastal highway 17 kilometers beyond Beirut, just a few kilometers after the town of Damour. Arrival to Deir el Qamar (meaning "Monastery of the Moon") is a village consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir el Qamar was the residence of the governors of Lebanon. It is also notable for its 15th century Fakhreddine Mosque, Fakhreddine II Palace as well as other historical palaces and administrative buildings. During its peak, the city was the center of Arab literary tradition. Continue to Beiteddine Palace complex, Lebanon's best example of early 19th century Lebanese architecture, was built over a thirty year period by Emir Bechir Chehab II, who ruled Mount Lebanon for more than half a century.
You will be met in the hotel lobby by your driver or representative for your private transfer to the airport. Pick up from the hotel before 3 hours for final flight departure