Half-Day Tour to Jeita Grotto and Byblos
This tour is ideal for people with limited time, as it offers the opportunity to visit natural, cultural and historical sites in a half-day tour from Beirut. Discover Jeita Grotto, a natural wonderful limestone cave, then head to Byblos to discover the archeological crusader castle, and to have some free time wandering the old souk and the harbor of the city.Itinerary
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Jeita Grotto, Valley of the Dog River, Jitta Lebanon
The Jeita Grotto, a system of two separate, but interconnected, karstic limestone caves which have formed over millions of years, is the longest cave complex in the Middle East. It is located 300 metres above sea level and has a height difference of 305 metres.
The Jeita upper cave has an overall length of 2,130 metres and contains a great concentration of a variety of crystallized formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, mushrooms, ponds, curtains and draperies.
The lower gallery which has an overall length of 6,200 metres is located 60 metres below the upper gallery. It is traversed by a smooth underwater river and a lake.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At:
Byblos, Byblos, Mount Lebanon Governorate
Byblos, one of the oldest Phoenician cities. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has been closely linked to the legends and history of the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. Byblos is also directly associated with the history and diffusion of the Phoenician alphabet.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Byblos Castle, Byblos Lebanon
Byblos Castle, a restored 12th-century Crusader castle surrounded by a 10m-wide dry moat is located just inside the Byblos' atmospheric archaeological site that contains the ruins of the Temple of Baalat Gebal and the Temple of the Obelisks.
It's an impressive building that offers an excellent perspective over the ruins from the top of its foursquare keep. A series of Bronze Age dwellings is clearly visible below the walls as you look towards the sea. Inside the castle, there's a small museum and a room with information panels outlining the city's history.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Old Souk, Byblos Lebanon
Byblos old souk is an old market where tourists can shop for souvenirs and antiques, or simply stroll along the old cobblestone streets and enjoy the architecture.
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
Byblos Port, Byblos Lebanon
Byblos Port is an ancient port in Byblos and is believed by the Lebanese to be the oldest port in the world. Around 3000 BC, Byblos Port was the most important timber shipping center in the eastern Mediterranean
Duration: 15 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
12/8/2021 - 8/21/2023
Duration: 5 Hours
|Tuesday - Sunday:||08:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up guests from hotels and any places of residences located in Beirut. People who are staying outside Beirut must meet us at our office
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.