- Experience a different local dish every day, be it street food or restaurant food, it's all delicious
- Explore the streets of old town Tripoli with its Mamluk architecture and bustling souq
- Watch the sunset over Byblos port whilst sipping a glass of Chateau Musar
- While away numerous hours soaking up the history of Baalbek, the 'Sun City'
Steppes Travel first visited Lebanon when the whole company travelled to Beirut for a long weekend. Steppes can tailor-make your Lebanese holiday to your exact requirements, be it a family adventure, a luxury holiday or venturing slightly off the beaten track.
Prior to the war, which engulfed this tiny country in the early '70s, Lebanon was indeed the Paris of the east. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, it has beaches and ski resorts less than an hour apart. Since the recent unrest in the Middle East, the rebuilding of Beirut continues and much of the lifestyle and vibrancy associated with Lebanon is returning. There are several superb hotels to choose from both inside and outside the city.
Lebanon has a lot to offer a wide selection of travellers. The coastal regions are stunning and some of the world's oldest towns line Lebanon's coast; the ancient harbour of Byblos, with its attractive yellow stone walls and red tile roofs, and Tripoli, which as the name suggests, is three districts in one city. Inland, one must visit the Qadisha Valley which has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the remains at Aanjar and, of course, no trip to Lebanon would be complete without a visit to the gigantic and magnificent temples at Baalbek. In the spring Lebanon plays host to international music festivals and some concerts are even performed at Baalbek itself.