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Lebanon Byblos Jeita Grotto Harissa

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brochure: "This Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut showcases the best of Lebanon’s most fascinating cities. A must-do guided tour, this trip is ideal for first-time visitors , history lovers and travelers interested in learning more about the ancient cities of the world. Learn how some 24 successive civilizations in Harissa have made it one of the top archeological sites in the country and get an up close look at the stunning caverns of Jeita Grotto. This tour also includes a stop in Byblos—widely recognized as one of the oldest cities in the world. Enjoy every minute of this historical adventure with your expert local guide.
Second paragraph: Realized that we left a water bottle in the van last night in our rush to meet our friend. But our driver was there this morning and had brought it back with him. So we got it back before our tour(did buy additional water on way to hotel pickup) Breakfast was later today, so the eggs were still mostly too hot to eat before we headed out for the shuttle. Dipping them into cold water after peeling helped.

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Jeita Grotto
Grotto- rode short cable car up, Grotto- no photos (no flashes). Very chasm-y like Germany hike. Pools like pamukkale.
rode tractor train partway down to lower grotto. Grotto- lower grotto had large flat bottom boats, ~ 12 people. felt like a mix between Pirates of the carribean and it's a small world rides. reminded us of glow worm caves in new Zealand. Then walked past animal cages to entrance where the crowds had started .









brocure:Meet your friendly, expert guide in central Beirut and kick off your Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa day trip in the comfort of a luxury coach. Travel about 12 miles (20 km) by private, air-conditioned minivan to Jeita. Follow your guide on a boat ride on a subterranean lake where you’ll get an up close look at the Jeita Grotto, an incredible ancient cavern that was a finalist for the New7Wonders of Nature in 2011. Explore the lower caverns on a subterranean boat with your guide, and then check out the upper caverns on foot.
 
Byblos
Text.Byblos tour, birds chirping loudly over the guide telling us about Persian occupation 6-4BC onward.
At byblos, Kacey stumbled on a loose rock and fell down, damaging her phone screen protector...at the exact moment we were looking at the screen, her phone said "you have completed your step goal for today", as if it was telling her to stop. Fish fossil museum. Frolic pub for beer and lemonade in souk.












brocure: From Jeita you’ll make your way to Byblos—one of the oldest cities on earth. Home to more than 24 successive civilizations, this 7,000-year-old city is among the top archeological areas in the nation. Follow your guide through some of the highlights, including the Byblos Castle, as you explore this ancient destination. Make a stop at the medieval Roman port, which ranks tops among the city’s tourist spots.  Enjoy a traditional Lebanese lunch (included) before making your way to Harissa



After lunch, stood in line for the teleferique & funicular to the church on the mnt top.(Harissa)

Harissa
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At end of tour, guide got off bus before city to avoid traffic. We boarded a shuttle bus near the martyr statue. Got to a point across street from our drop off, and the driver got out of his van to stop traffic so we could cross 8 lanes.












 brochure:, where you’ll get an up close look at the Statue of the Virgin Mary—including the chapel and spiral staircase—and have the opportunity to look out over impressive views of the Bay of Jounieh. Your guide will explain how these religious sites are a destination for pilgrims from across the globe. Capture as many photos as you can at this religious destination before you settle back in to the comfort of your private vehicle for the return trip to your Beirut hotel, where this incredible tour ends.


from Viator: Read more about Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip: Day trip from Beirut to Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Scenic drive through Byblos, one of the oldest cities in the world Visit one of the richest archaeological areas in Beirut See attractions such as the Jeita Grotto, the Byblos Castle and the Virgin Mary Statue in Harissa Entertaining and informative commentary from your expert local guide


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