Mar Lishaa Monastery to Qannoubine Monastery



  • Operating all year round - Subject to weather conditions


  • Mar Lishaa Monastery

  • Qannoubine Monastery

  • Saint Marina Church

  • Our Lady Of Hawqa Monastery (Optional)


  • English speaking tour leader (see definition below)

  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle

  • Hotel pick up & drop off


  • 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)

This blissful hike will have you traveling through the captivating Qadisha Valley, also known as the Holy Valley, home of some of the most ancient Christian communities within the Middle East. This journey begins at the Mar Lishaa Monastery, a home and haven for those who search for solitude and sanctuary. The hike to the Qannoubine Monastery is about 5.3km, you will be greeted by a sing-song chorus from local birdlife and breathtaking waterfalls as we venture through the valley. After an hour of wandering you will find the Qannoubine Monastery, one of the oldest Maronite Monasteries within the Holy Valley. While experiencing the captivating culture and spiritual surroundings throughout this journey we recommend to take some time to fully immerse your senses; meditate, pray, or simply relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere. The hike in total is a 10.6km round trip, which takes around 2.5 hours in total. However, as an optional extra you can choose to venture onwards to Our Lady of Hawqa, it is another 7km round trip bringing the total walk to 17.6km, but definitely worth the additional time.

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.