Half-Day Private Trip to Jeita Grotto and Harissa

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  • 6 hr

Cover two of Lebanon’s most iconic attractions on this private, double-duty day trip to Jeita and Harissa. Wander the stalactite and stalagmite-filled grotto nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, with a boat ride through the mysterious limestone caves. Then, travel by cable car to the hilltop statue of Our Lady of Lebanon, complete with postcard-perfect views over Jounieh Bay. • A two-for-one day trip to Jeita and Harissa by private vehicle • VIP tours include door-to-door pickup and drop-off from your Beirut hotel. • Enjoy free time to grab a tasty Lebanese lunch on your own in a local restaurant • Tick off two of Lebanon’s most must-see sites in a single day—the perfect time-saver

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Lebanon Tours & travels

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Stop At: Jeita Grotto

The Jeita Grotto, a system of two separate, but interconnected, karstic limestone caves which have formed over millions of years, is the longest cave complex in the Middle East. It is located 300 metres above sea level and has a height difference of 305 metres. The Jeita upper cave has an overall length of 2,130 metres and contains a great concentration of a variety of crystallized formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, mushrooms, ponds, curtains and draperies. The lower gallery which has an overall length of 6,200 metres is located 60 metres below the upper gallery. It is traversed by a smooth underwater river and a lake.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

The shrine of our Lady of Lebanon is one of the most important shrines in the world honoring the Virgin Mary and located in Harissa, a key Christian pilgrimage site in Lebanon. The shrine is highlighted by a huge, 15-ton bronze statue of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of God. It is 8.5 m high and has a diameter of five meters. The Virgin Mary stretches her hands towards Beirut overlooking the Bay of Jounieh in one of the most attractive panoramic views in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Churches of Harissa

Harissa is a key Christian pilgrimage site with a shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lebanon The pilgrimage site is a large, 15-ton bronze and a painted white statue of Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon or Notre Dame du Liban, with her arms, stretched. The statue was made at the end of the 19th century and inaugurated in 1908. Inside the statue's base, there is a small chapel. As well, A huge cathedral built of concrete and glass stands adjacent to the statue. Among other churches of various Christian denominations in the vicinity of Harissa are the Byzantine-style, Melkite Greek Catholic basilica of St. Paul, located south of the statue and built between 1948 and 1998, the Apostolic Nunciature (Papal Embassy), as well as the residences of four patriarchs of Eastern Catholic Churches

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At:

The Telepherique is One of The oldest and most visited tourist attractions in Lebanon It is a gondola lift system located in Jounieh, a city in Lebanon,16 km north of Beirut that transports passengers above the pine-forested steep mountain, to an altitude of 650 meters, arriving at Our Lady of Lebanon shrine in Harissa offering breathtaking views of the bay of Jounieh and the surrounding city.

Duration: 20 minutes
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