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Hiking in Qadisha Valley (Qannoubine Valley) & a visit to Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum – 8 ½ hrs
This is a valley quite unlike any other in Lebanon. It is inseparable from the story of a great Nation and of a community, which is unique, the Maronites. One of the jewels of nature in North Lebanon, the valley is hewn from the rock at the foot of the highest peak of the Lebanese mountain chain, Qornet es-Sawda, which rises to 3083 meters. The valley of Qadisha, which in Aramaic means the holy or sacred, divides into two branches, the valley of Qozhaya and the valley of Qannoubine. The valley of ¬Qannoubine begins at an altitude of 900 meters and finally reaches 1,900 up on the slope of Qornet es-Sawda. It is indeed a holy valley, one where every rock, stone, pebble, trunk, tree and grain of earth bears the imprints of a great past civilization, where monks lived in small communities, whereas the hermits lived alone.
The hike (2-3 hrs) will start from the Maronite patriarch old residence down to the valley, passing by the most famous convents while enjoying the beautiful sightseeing this valley has to offer.
You will explore the hidden valleys and the ancient churches and monasteries like Our Lady of Qannoubine who was the seat of 24 Patriarchs between 1440 and 1823. And the Grotto of Saint Marina the Virgin. It is formed by nature alone in a great rock and today the grotto serves as a shrine. The valley is classified as world heritage
Bsharreh village, 1400 meters high, commands a prime position at the head of the Qadisha valley just below the famous Cedars of Lebanon. This is the hometown of Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) the most famous Lebanese poet and painter. A museum near his place of burial in the rock-cut monastery of Mar Sarkis is maintained by the Lebanese Gibran Committee. The museum was formerly a hermitage and monastery purchased by Gibran. It houses his original paintings and personal belongings contributed by his sister, Mary Haskell and Barbara Young following his death.
NOTE: Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum is closed on Mondays
|Tours Name||Number of Persons|
|Hiking in Qadisha
Valley & Gibran
|01 Pax||02 Pax||03 Pax||04 Pax||05 Pax|
|Number of Persons|
|06 Pax||07 Pax||08 Pax||09 Pax||10 Pax|
- Transportation by modern deluxe A/C vehicle
- 01 to 02 pax by Mercedes E-Class model 2016
- 03 to 06 pax by Hyundai H1
- 07 to 10 pax by minibus
- Professional Tour Guide assistance (English/French/German/Italian/Spanish Speaking)
- Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
- 10% VAT (Value added tax)