Lebanon is one of the most mesmerising countries in the Middle East. Comprising of a melting pot of the ancient culture along with the modern essence, it has a lot to offer to its visitors. Right from its exotic architectural treasures to its vibrant and attractive culture, an exciting adventure and experience is waiting to be discovered in this Middle Eastern land.
Begin your journey with the country’s second largest city of Tripoli and experience the long lost charms of the old city souq before you move onto the enchanting and scenic remains of the ancient fishing harbour, crusader castes and restored souqs in Bybols. Next on the itinerary is the ancient and mystical “sun city” of Baalbek, after which Jouneieh will take you on a wild journey of mixed charms and modern nightclubs. Move onto the lively and cool atmosphere of Zahle before you reach the pulsating city of Beirut and then onto the port city of Sidon. Finish off your journey in the city of Tyre which is filled with an old world traditional charm that makes for a perfect lasting experience.
Lebanon is not without its mystical and charming attractions that comprise of a perfect blend of the old and the new. The Kadhisha valley is a must visit especially since it has been home to sheltered Christian monastic communities for over several centuries. The Jeita Grotto makes for a perfect trekking experience with its interconnecting karstic limestone caves that spread over nearly 9 kilometres. Visitors who are looking for a more exciting adventure can ski down the snowy slopes of Mzaar Kfardebian, one of the most popular places located near the capital city. To take a walk down the history of Lebanon, visitors can visit the historical Byblos Castle which was built in the 12th century and experience its beautiful and artistic interiors.
The cuisines of Lebanon are not only a delightful experience but also a delectable adventure that will never end with the first bite. Ranging from the mezza of vegetarian dishes like the tabouleh, fattoush and warak anab to the mouth- watering dips like the moutabal and hummus. The shawrma is one of the most delightful and popular snacks here filled with a delightful mix of tarator sauce, pickled vegetables and shredded meat which is packed in the local thin bread roll. No meal is completed without the lip smacking dessert of knefeh. Visitors can also wash down this meal with one of the renowned Lebanon wines that is found here.
Although Lebanon is small country, it has plenty of activities to choose from apart from visiting the local attractions and cities. The nightlife is upcoming and active especially in the upcoming cities, where nightclubs and bars are open to all. Visitors can choose from the hiking up the several trails on the mountains that are scattered in the country or ski or snowboard down the groomed slopes during the winter seasons. Wine tasting is also considered an activity here where visitors can sample the award winning local wines.
When planning a trip, care should be taken in such a way that safety for yourself and your family is kept in priority. With a distinct possibility of mishaps and calamities occurring, a safety net is an ideal way to protect your loved ones. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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