South Lebanon 2

Mlita War Site, Khiyam Detention Camp, Beaufort Castle & Palestinian Boarders

 
 

TOURS

  • Operating all year round

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mlita War site

  • Beaufort Castle

  • Khiyam Detention Camp

  • Palestinian Borders

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • English speaking tour leader (see below definition)

  • 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

  • $160 USD 1 Person

  • $170 USD 2 people

  • $180 USD 3 People

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

INFO

Today’s tour will commence with a visit to Mlita where we will take in the Hezbollah Resistance Museum – a legacy to the memory of the faith, endurance and free will of the men who fought against the Israeli occupation of their country. Within the museum we’ll find captured Israeli tanks, jeeps, helicopter parts, bombs, weapons and other Israeli army equipment, all commemorating their ultimate defeat. We will then wander the caves and forest and see first-hand the conditions and extremes which fighters endured during times of conflict, including displays of armed tanks, rockets and other arsenal used against the enemy.

From the Museum we will head to Beaufort Castle, a unique structure which is one of the few medieval castles which proved to be of use in a military capacity. Standing on a rocky 300-metre high crest, the Castle offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and is situated within close proximity to Mount Hebron and the Litani River in South Lebanon.

Our next stop on the tour will see us arrive at the Khiam Detention Centre on the hillside overlooking the town of Khiam, approximately 15 kilometres from Hasbaya. The Khiam Detention Centre was first built as a French barracks complex in the 1930s and was converted into a prison camp in 1985 before being abandoned and subsequently transformed into a museum whilst maintaining its original condition.


Our tour will conclude with a visit to the Palestinian borders which were published by the United Nations on June 7th, 2000 and serve as a border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel for the purposes of determining whether Israel had fully withdrawn from Lebanon to end the conflict.


To reach the Palestinian boarders A permit needs to be obtained from the Lebanese Army Barrack in Saida. This is not alway granted depending on what passport you hold

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.