Lebanon Tour Packages : Introduction"You have your Lebanon and its dilemma. I have my Lebanon and its beauty" -- Khalil Gebran No words could describe the Asian country better, especially in present context, than what the most celebrated writer Khalil Gibran has said! I wonder if God’s aim was ‘perfection’, when he created Lebanon, because nothing else explains the flawless amalgamation of mountains and beaches, a landscape so stunning that you may need to pinch yourself twice to ensure that you are not dreaming, and warm hearted natives who are a classic combination of beauty and brains. Enough reasons for you to zero in your perfect summer getaway? Let me help you with the nitty gritties!
Lebanon Tourism: LocationOn the world map, you would need to literally squint your eyes, to spot Lebanon, as it is a small country situated on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The total area of this scenic place is roughly 10,400 sq. kms. Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport is located approximately 5 kms from Beirut, and is Lebanon's only civilian airport.
Best time to visit LebanonWho wouldn’t like to visit a country when it is at its picturesque best? Lebanon is best explored in the spring, summer and early autumn seasons, when the whole region is blanketed with flowers and the weather is just apt to indulge in outdoor activities. Lebanon experiences Mediterranean type climate i.e. hot and humid summers and cool and wet winters. It also witnesses snow in some high altitude areas. The best months to visit Lebanon, therefore, are, April – November.
How to Get Around in LebanonA car-on-hire for the indulgent, public transport for the budget conscious and hitch hiking for the adventurous, the options to explore this charming country are limitless. Use either or a combination of all to savor the beauty of this place in an unhurried pace.
Best Places to Stay in LebanonFrom luxurious hotels, to cosy guest houses to family-run hotels to the modern day accommodations options like couch surfing, the options of putting up in Lebanon are plenty. So, depending on your mood or budget, you could opt to spend a night in an opulent hotel or you could chat the night away with fellow, friendly Lebanese, while crashing into the extra bed they provide to their guests.
Lebanon Tourism: What to PackOther than regular supplies you would pack for a comfortable stay, do remember to pack a pair of sturdy sneakers and a jacket, there is a lot of walking around to do and the temperature may get chilly even in the slated ‘hottest’ months. Otherwise the culture in this ‘Arabic’ country is chilled out, you could wear anything you please.
Lebanon: Places to See
Lebanon ShoppingIf you are brand conscious, walk into any of swanky marketplace (ABC mall) and indulge! However, if you are looking for a piece of Lebanon to take back with you, stroll into any of the souks, and buy handmade olive oil soaps, fashion accessories for men & women, local art and craft, ancient coins, and cookery books.
Lebanon Tourism: Did you know?
- When you think of Arab countries, first thing that comes to your mind is a desert. Do not come looking for one in Lebanon though, it is the only Arab country that is desert free.
- Beirut was destroyed and rebuilt not one..not two but 7 times.... No wonder it is called the "Phoenix".
- It seems once Lebanese make up their mind there is no changing it, the country's name for instance, is one of the oldest in the world and has not been changed in 4000 years!