This small country in the Middle East is unique. Unlikely as a miracle. A country message said John Paul II. A beautiful, fertile and threatened refuge, fragile but still rising from its ashes, bristling with cedars in the mountains, cranes in the cities, skyscrapers in Beirut. A link between East and West, a border between Syria and Israel, Lebanon creates a link but has suffered from its position in the heart of a powder magazine. A mosaic of religions and populations, the land of cedar, a narrow tongue of land, 250 km long and 25 to 60 km wide, is admirable for its beauty and variety of landscapes. If it opens again to tourism, it keeps the traces of the war with its buildings ripped open in each district. Beirut's new buildings are beautiful and some historic monuments have withstood the bombardments. You should also see Tripoli, cross the fertile plains, climb into the mountains and visit the ancient sites of Byblos, monasteries and churches of different faiths, Orthodox, Maronites.... In this respect, the Qadisha Valley is a must. To the north of Mount Lebanon, this holy valley shelters monasteries from the beginning of Christianity and numerous hermitages. A natural gem, Qadisha is particularly appreciated by hikers. Lebanon also invites you to enjoy the beach and crazy festive nights and even, in winter, to ski down the slopes. The Lebanese cultural and religious life, particularly rich, also offers beautiful moments. Finally, the divine Lebanese cuisine adds to the pleasure of the trip.

The must-see places in Lebanon

When to go to Lebanon?

With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Lebanon is welcoming all year round. However, the best time (pleasant climate and low hotel rates) is spring and autumn. The high tourist season in Lebanon corresponds to the major religious festivals and summer holidays with the return of Lebanese expatriates, and the summer that attracts tourists from the Gulf countries and the region (early June/late September). The low season is from January to March. This is the period when the weather is the least pleasant. It is also the skiing season

Winter. The winter season is a contrasting one. Temperatures are never polar (in the mountains, however, the climate is harsh). Beautiful days are frequent between two or three days of rain. Bad weather (rain on the coast and snow in the mountains) never lasts very long. Snowfall persists on average from January to April

Spring. The ideal time to visit Lebanon is spring: the climate is mild, nature is resplendent, the tourist sites are not crowded. A few short sandy winds, however.

Summer. It is the period of very hot weather. It almost never rains. The humidity level is particularly high on the coast. Fortunately, the mountain offers a refreshing setting. It is the season of festivals, lively evenings on the private beaches of the coast.

Autumn. With spring, autumn is a good time to discover Lebanon. The hot summer weather has passed and the first rains do not come until the end of November. The climate is mild, ideal for hiking.

Sea temperatures range from an average of 28°C in summer to an average of 16°C in winter.

How to go to Lebanon? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Lebanon is a crossroads of civilizations between East and West, and is a cultural mosaic. The offers for the destination are therefore mainly accompanied "discovery" tours. It should be noted, however, that the political situation in the country and events are causing some tour operators and travel agencies to suspend their offers for this destination. Do not hesitate to contact these specialists directly for more information.

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It is possible to organize a stay and a tour alone in Lebanon. However, you should consider the context and find out about the situation before planning your trip. On site, of course, avoid areas of vigilance. But you will not feel especially threatened and the Lebanese will generally help you kindly to find your way if necessary. Remember that Palestinian camps are prohibited to foreigners by the Lebanese authorities.

Several bus companies connect the major Lebanese cities. However, bus tourism requires time and resourcefulness, but it is very economical and user-friendly. In Beirut, numbered buses operate every day from about 5:30 am to 9 pm. In addition, there is a large network of minivans covering the various districts of Beirut and providing links with the main Lebanese cities

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Transportation
  • Airport/Station car parks
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Lebanon is welcoming all year round. However, the best time (pleasant c...
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Weather forecast

In Lebanon, given the geographical diversity, the climate varies considerably from one region to another. The climate...
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Budget

The currency is the Lebanese pound (LL). Large amounts, such as hotel nights, are often paid in dollars. They can be...
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Formalities

The visa is free for a period of one month for European nationals. It is issued on arrival at Beirut airport on prese...
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Health

No vaccination is mandatory but some vaccinations are recommended. Make sure you are up to date with your vaccination...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is possible to organize a stay and a tour alone in Lebanon. However, you should consider the context and find out...
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How to get organized?

Lebanon is a crossroads of civilizations between East and West, and is a cultural mosaic. The offers for the destinat...
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Getting around

Several bus companies connect the major Lebanese cities. However, bus tourism requires time and resourcefulness, but...
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