Enjoy Lebanon’s Diverse Natural Beauty
The resilient Lebanese Cedar, which was adopted as the symbol of the Lebanese flag, is just one of many natural marvels in Lebanon. Nature reserves cover a vast array of classifications, from sea to land.
With 520 species of plants, 48 of which are endemic to Lebanon, a crossroads for bird migration, and nesting grounds for endangered sea turtles, your exploration of Lebanon’s reserves will be rich and thrilling.
In the lush peaks of Mount Lebanon, visitors can hike the 50,000 hectares of the Chouf Cedar Nature Reserve, absorbing the striking grandness of its 2000-year-old cedar trees, and exploring a multitude of other plant and animal life.
For the more adventurous traveller, you can plan a multi-day trek across the Lebanon Mountain Trail, which goes from the north to the south across Mount Lebanon, taking you through thriving natural areas, across rivers and lakes, as well as welcoming, quaint villages.
Just a short drive from Beirut, every one of Lebanon’s reserves offers you a unique experience; go turtle watching in the south, or visit the Palm Island Reserve in the north to watch migrating birds, or head east to discover the oldest Juniper reserve in the Middle East.