DARK TOUR

Operated by Mohammad El-Draihi

 

TOURS

  • Operating all year round

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mlita War site

  • Beaufort Castle

  • Khiyam Detention Camp

  • Palestinian Borders

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • English speaking tour leader

  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

  • Hotel pick up & drop off

WHAT’S "NOT" INCLUDED

  • Entrance into Mlita site (3 USD)

  • Entrance to Beaufort castle (2.5 USD)

  • Meals and other personal items

STARTING PRICE

  • $150 USD 1 Person

  • $160 USD 2 people

  • $180 USD 3 People

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

INFO

Mlita:

From the first withdrawal of the Israeli occupation in 1985, until its final withdrawal in 2000, this 60,000 square meter area served as the strategic and military base of the resistance against Israel. It was the position from where thousands of military missions were conducted inside the Israeli occupation zone.

The museum was created in memory of the faith, endurance and free will of men , fighting against the Israeli occupation of their country. Symbolizing the defeat, it displays captured Israeli tanks, Jeeps, helicopter parts, bombs, weapons and other Israeli army equipment. There are also the caves and forest from where the resistance operated and see displays of armed tanks, rockets, bombs and guns used in the fight against the enemy.

Beaufort Castle:

Beaufort Castle stands on a rocky crest above soaring 300-metre precipices amidst enchanting countryside, not far from Mount Hebron and overlooking the Litani River in South Lebanon, south-east of Saïda and one hundred kilometres from Beirut, the Lebanese capital. Beaufort Castle, in Arabic Qalaat el-Shekif, is a mighty fortress standing on a strategic site on the roads of Tyre and the South, but is first and foremost a military stronghold defending the extreme north of the kingdom of Jerusalem.

The Crusaders took possession of it in 1139, and there are traces there of earlier Arab construction. 
Beaufort was entrusted to Renaud de Sagette, a Frankish knight having an attractive personality and with all a man of culture and intelligence, speaking Arabic as well as he spoke French. 

During the recent unhappy troubles in Lebanon, it passed into the hands of the Israelis, who invaded the South in 1982, and then into those of Lebanese combatants and resistance fighters who freed South Lebanon from Israeli occupation, so that now it is the property of the Lebanese State. 

Khiyam Detention Camp:

Situated on a hill overlooking the town of Khiam and about 15 kilometers from Hasbaya, the Khiam Detention Centre was built as a French barrack complex in the 1930s .

In 1985, during the Israeli occupation of the south of Lebanon, the compound succeeded the Ansar detention camp and became the site where over 5,000 Lebanese supporters and fighters of the resistance against Israel were imprisoned under appalling conditions and often tortured by the SLA. In May 2000, when Israeli troops withdrew from Lebanon, the SLA abandoned the detention centre, allowing local civilians to set free the remaining 145 detainees.

Palestinian borders:

The Blue Line is a border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel published by the United Nations on 7 June 2000 for the purposes of determining whether Israel had fully withdrawn from Lebanon.