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Qadisha Valley (Wadi Kadisha)
Qadisha Valley (Wadi Kadisha)

Qadisha Valley (Wadi Kadisha)

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The Basics

While there are hotels in the valley, especially in and around Bcharré, most travelers explore the Qadisha Valley on an organized tour or private guided day trip from Beirut. Qadisha Valley tours typically include a visit to Bcharré, often with the Gibran Museum, the former home of famed Lebanese writer Khalil Gibran; a trip to the nearby Cedars of God, a stand of ancient cedar trees; and a look at a historic monastery such as Deir Qozhaya (St. Anthony’s Monastery).

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Private Tour to Qadisha valley, Gibran Museum and Cedars with all entrance fees
Private Tour to Qadisha valley, Gibran Museum and Cedars with all entrance fees
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$100.00 per adult
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Great private tour with Hassane! The monastery and cedar trees were incredible and definitely a must see in Lebanon.
Julie_W, Jan 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Beirut

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Second must visit area after Baalbek
luciayau0501, Feb 2020
Small-Group Tour with Lunch and Tickets to Qadisha Valley, Bcharre and Cedars
Absolutely visit Qadisha Valley and Bcharre & Ceders of God is one of highlight of our Lebanon trip ! Beautiful scenery with easy access from capital Beirut many friend of mine was surprise there is snow in middle east country when they saw my picture . Also need to thanks of our driver guide Mr Hassane M rad, we laughed most of time during the day tour as Hassane is a funny guy !
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Exceptional Tour thoroughly recommended.
Gio622, Nov 2019
Small Daily Tours from Beirut to Qadisha Valley, Bcharri, Cedars with Lunch
Fantastic guide gave me a tour of the area. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Collected and dropped off at my hotel.
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,,Best trip ever''
Jaroslav72, Aug 2019
Full-Day Private Tour to Qadisha Valley, Cedars and Baalbek
The best trip ever, from start to finish.We have been picking-up from our resort even is little bit away from main Beirut.The driver Fadi was arrived on time with nice clean car.We love him from start of tour as he been so kind,easy to chat and excellent english as well. He answer every question we ask and make us feel very welcome in beautiful country as Lebanon is.The beautiful Qadisha Valley,Bsharri village and main attraction for us was of course the beautiful Cedars of God reserve in Bsharri.This amazing day we will treasure for very long time.The tour and driver himself was so good, we even book one more tour to north lebanon city of Tripoli with same company(Beirut Airport Transfer) and driver Fadi on request.Private tour at is best, we looking forward for future trips, as we do not hesitate to pick this company again-Jaroslav & Brenda
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Qadisha Valley is a must-visit for photographers and history buffs.

  • Dress conservatively when visiting working monasteries, convents, or hermitages, covering shoulders and knees.

  • Wear practical shoes. Some sites can only be reached by mountain paths.

  • Even urban Lebanon can be challenging for people who use wheelchairs. Most Qadisha Valley sights are not accessible.

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How to Get There

About 66 miles (107 kilometers) northeast of Beirut, the Qadisha Valley carves its way through some of Lebanon’s most dazzling scenery. Minibuses run to Bcharré from Beirut’s Dawra bus station roughly hourly during the day, excluding Sundays, but with no public transport in the valley itself most travelers opt for the ease of an organized tour.

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When to Get There

Many of the Qadisha Valley’s sights are at higher elevations, and some, such as the beautiful Qadisha Grotto cave, close from mid-December until mid-May. Late spring, summer, and autumn are the best times to explore here. During winter, Lebanon’s mountains are cold enough to boast a ski scene; base out of Bcharré if that’s your thing.

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Religious Sites of the Qadisha Valley

The monasteries and hermits’ caves in the Qadisha Valley are some of the world’s oldest. Deir Qannoubin convent probably dates back to the fourth century; Deir Mar Elisha, which is now a museum, encompasses ancient cave dwellings; while Deir Qozhaya has been in use since the 12th century. A hermit still lives at Saydet Hawqa.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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