I know the title is too obvious but when I was searching for my trip to Lebanon, I didn’t even find one website to help me in my research.
So this is for you, you can print it and take it around to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
Although Lebanon is very small yet you will need a car or rent a taxi! I highly recommend renting a car, it’s cheaper and you will have more fun! ! Before we start check my 10 tips to be an expert tourist in Lebanon
** download Lebanon map on your google maps or maps.me**
The Jeita Grotto
Entrance fees: 18,150 LL
opening hours: 9AM – 5 PM
I heard a lot about Jeita but didn’t believe the rumors until I saw it myself! IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! It was something special, too bad they don’t allow cameras or phones inside.
Zeina tip: visit the lower Grotto! they will take you in a little boat ride!! The water is so cold and so pure, simply fabulous.
Harissa – Lady Lebanon
To reach Harissa you have to pass green hills and mountains, I recommend to stop the car, breath than clean air and then continue your way to reach Lady Lebanon in Harissa!
For food purposes (FOOD is life), there are small restaurants there that you can grab something for 12,000 LL which is pretty good price.
From Harissa you can take the telefrik to reach Jounieh, the telefrik experience is nice but Jounieh is Meh, I didn’t see anything interesting there.
It is by far my favorite city in Lebanon, it is old, clean and fascinating. No words can really describe how beautiful this place was, walking toward the castle of Byblos and enjoying the beautiful old houses, the cute little cafes there which I TOTALLY recommend sitting there.
Ugh Byblos you were so pretty ..
The nightlife city! At first I didn’t like Beirut at all, it was so crowded, so sunny and so dirty (sorry for this) but I gave it another chance and I fell in love!
My only recommendation for Beirut is to discover it at night, the streets are more alive, the people are more fun and even the food is more delicious!!
without planning we decided to visit Tripoli since we were so close and from what I heard my expectation was high but again I was so surprised how bad it is. I am sorry but I will not recommend this to anyone.
1st the road was filled with military that we had a bad story with, then we arrived and it was crazy crowded and sooooo freaking dirty, we couldn’t find a decent shop to eat. It was a different Lebanon. I don’t even have one picture in Tripoli.
Of course time wasn’t enough to discover the rest of Lebanon like Baalbek and Tyre but they are on my list for next time!! Hope you enjoyed and found all the help you need! Till next time.
An Iraqi/ Hijabi Travel blogger. Trying to make a difference! I want to empower women and Iraqis in specific.
However, I faced a lot of obstacles because of my Passport, I don’t have the luxury to travel to many countries, but I will continue to believe in myself and the world.