During your stay in Beirut, you will likely find that taking day trips outside the city using public transport can be quite frustrating and complicated. We find that the most pleasant way to take day excursions around Lebanon is to hire a driver who can spend the entire day with you while you explore beyond Beirut.
BeBeirut highly recommends that you contact Jad BouKhzam, a trusted driver who's been showing tourists around Lebanon for nearly 20 years. Jad is fluent in English, and will be more than happy to spend the day showing you the wonderful scenery that lies just outside of our capital.
For excursions beyond Beirut, by bus and by foot, BeBeirut recommends joining Helwa Ya Baladi.
6-hour trips (half-day)
12-hour trips (full-day)
North Lebanon Option 1 (half-day): Byblos; Tripoli
North Lebanon Option 2 (half-day): Jeita; Harissa; Byblos
North Lebanon Option 3 (full-day): Jeita; Harissa; Byblos; Batroun; Tripoli
North Lebanon Option 4 (full-day): Tripoli; Ehden; Bcharre;
Khalil Gebran Museum; Cedar Reserve
Bekaa Valley (half-day):
Bekaa Valley (full-day):
Baalbek, Zahle, Anjar; Wine Tasting in Kefraya or Ksara
South Lebanon (half-day):
Saida; Tyre; Jezzine
South Lebanon (full-day):
Saida; Tyre; Jezzine; Deir al Qamar; Beiteddine; Chouf Cedar Reserve
* international call +961.3.783.974; domestic call 03.783.974; email unavailable
* please tell Jad BouKhzam you received his number online from BeBeirut
Please note that tickets to landmarks and museums, as well as food cost is not included in the price.
If you're interested in a different itinerary, you are welcome to consult Jad directly.
For 50,000 L.L., Jad will also arrange a pickup and drop-off at the airport should you be flying into Beirut.
Their group page updates regularly, on planned excursions from regular tourist stops to destinations off the beaten path. Please join their facebook group by clicking here and let the group's organizer, Nagham Ghandour, know you saw her group listed on our page.
And for walking tours in Tripoli, BeBeirut recommends joining one of Mira's Guided Tours. She announces her tours through her facebook group (click here for the link). Please let Mira Minkara know you received her details from BeBeirut.