CEDARS, BSHARRE & KOZHAYA
Operating all year round
Khalil Gibran Museum
Mar Antonios – Kozhaya
English speaking tour leader
Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick up & drop off
WHAT’S "NOT" INCLUDED
Entrance into Khalil Gibran Museum (4USD)
Meals and other personal items
$150 USD - 1 person
$160 USD - 2 people
$170 USD - 3 people
Our first stop is the Cedars of God forest, where you will get to walk among the majestic and iconic Lebanon cedar trees. Then we will go to Bsharre to visit the Gibran Museum, a former monastery that is the final resting place of the Lebanese poet, philosopher and artist Kahlil Gibran, and now houses his artwork and other belongings. Our last stop for the day is the convent of St Anthony of Kozhaya, one of the many monasteries built in the valley. It is built partly inside the mountain and partly outside, and is surrounded by a very beautiful panorama of forest, rocky cliffs and valley.
Cedars of God is one of Lebanon’s most beautiful nature reserves. It houses the last remnants of the magnificent cedar forests that used to cover Mount Lebanon and have been used throughout history for their wood. Some of these regal and beautiful trees are hundreds of years old.
Kahlil Gibran is known worldwide for his 1923 book The Prophet and he is one of the best-selling poets of all time, beaten only by Shakespeare and Laozi. The Gibran Museum, formerly the monastery of Mar Sarkis, is dedicated to this Lebanese-American artist, writer and philosopher.
MAR ANTONIOS - KOZHAYA
Kozhaya is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries of the valley of Qadisha. Dedicated to Saint Anthony, this historic monastery is built partly inside the mountain behind it, and it is surrounded by a beautiful and rugged landscape.