Chouf Area



  • Operating all year round - Subject to weather conditions


  • Jahliye waterfall - 2km hike

  • Niha castle - 2km hike

  • Chouf cedars - 3km hike

  • Jezzine Waterfall


  • English speaking tour leader (see below definition)

  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

  • Hotel pick up & drop off


  • Entrance into sites

  • Meals and other personal items


  • $150 USD - 1 person

  • $160 USD - 2 people

  • $170 USD - 3 people

    (more than 3 people please email us for a price)

The beginning of your journey will have you venturing along the Jahliye River. This two-kilometre river walk will warm up your senses for a day of exploring and site seeing. The Shouf Cedar Reserve is our next stop, it holds over twenty percent of the country’s Cedar trees, some of which date back to well over 2,000 years. The four-kilometre loop has you weaving through the ancient but beautiful Cedars, but as we venture onwards we will stumble upon the Fortress of Niha, located in the community of Niha. It is a fortress that has been carved into the rock cliff overlooking Bisri and the Aray valley, it has an extremely strategic location as it also monitors the road between Sidon and Bekaa. While this fortress was formed to be well fortified, it is quite a sight of fascination today as it has many rooms carved into the rock that served as shelter for soldiers. While the fortress emits a secluded closed off atmosphere it is surrounded by stunning views of the neighbouring villages and countryside. The final stop will be the breathtaking Jezzine waterfall, Jezzine is Lebanon’s hub for nature tourism due to the stunning mountainous views, blissful waterfalls, and pristine pine forests. During summertime the town and surrounding area comes alive with travellers and locals alike looking to escape the heat.

Please note The Jezzine waterfall does not run all year round

Tour Leader Definition - Our role as your TOUR LEADER is to make sure that you have the best possible time while travelling with Explore Lebanon Tours. From start to finish, you can sit back and relax as we take care of your pick up, transportation, local recommendations and provide you with information about the local area, politic & culture.

Please note that all tours offered from Explore Lebanon Tours are Private.