The cedar is a quintessential symbol of the Lebanese nation, so a visit to the cedar reserve in the northern region is a must on any traveler’s itinerary. L’Hôte Libanais is offering easy to moderate hikes across the Tannourine Reserve for adventurous spirits looking to discover Lebanon’s unique environment in a sustainable manner.
Roam the Cedars Reserve
Adventurers will experience activities that will most certainly bring them closer to nature. From hiking inside the Tannourine Cedar Forest Reserve to enjoying spectacular views of neighboring, green valleys; passing through nearby villages and rivers to visiting natural landmarks like the Baatara Gorge; the experience will be an ode to Lebanon’s natural heritage, complete with picnic breaks on-site and lunch at local guesthouses.
Guide you along
The hike through Lebanon’s cedar forest will be led by Challita, an experienced guide at the Tannourine Reserve who knows the ins, outs, and best kept secrets of the property. Not only will he take you along unique paths of discovery, but will also provide you with a wealth of knowledge about the breathtaking natural environment that surrounds you from every angle.
Choose your itinerary
The treks are offered year-round and are adaptable to the different seasons, as well as participants’ interests : agritourism, ecotourism, adventure or cultural heritage. You can enjoy the beautiful views of Ayn Al Raha valley; participate in different activities that support Tannourine Reserve’s biodiversity and ecology; stop at Baatara Gorge; walk along Nahr al Joz river; visit ancient monasteries… and for those who are seeking a winter escape in Tannourine, Challita offers a snowshoeing experience between December and February. It will also be an opportunity to discover the unique flora, fauna, and wildlife that calls the reserve home during winter.
Question? Ask away
Whether you need more information on this experience, or whether you are having difficulties with your reservation… don’t be shy! Contact us and our team will be delighted to answer your questions, 7 days a week.
Experience conditions — This experience is available year-round at $120 for 1-3 persons with an additional $40 per person up to 6 people.
Credits — Words: Reem Joudi. Photographs: Krystel Riachi, Choucri Courban, Boris Bollow.