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Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

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Barouk Mountain | Maasser Park House - Maasser El Chouf - Lebanon, Barouk, Lebanon
+961 5 350 250
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A great day in the forest

The entrance we went to was very small, we actually drove past it be jade it was just a small log... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
changil0w
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Atlanta, Georgia
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A must do

It is one and a half hour far from Beirut, 20 minutes far from the restaurant area of the village... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ziad A
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Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“nature reserve” (10 reviews)
“cedar forest” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Barouk Mountain | Maasser Park House - Maasser El Chouf - Lebanon, Barouk, Lebanon
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+961 5 350 250
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"nature reserve"
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"cedar forest"
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"national symbol"
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"old trees"
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"fresh air"
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"entrance fee"
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"few hours"
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"mountain biking"
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"great tour"
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"couple of hours"
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"visit lebanon"
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"honey"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance we went to was very small, we actually drove past it be jade it was just a small log cabin. We had a large group of three families and kids ranging from 11 months to 15 years. The trails are all very well...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one and a half hour far from Beirut, 20 minutes far from the restaurant area of the village, the biggest Ceder preservation in Lebanon; you can have a nice walk between the trees in the forest

Thank Ziad A
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Let your guide take you on the 45 minute exploration of the reserve, explaining the history of the reserve, and pointing out the beauty of the Lebanese Cedar, the offshoots, the power of nature. Cedar Honey for the purchase as you exit, along with hand...More

1  Thank Amal K
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

I hiked in the Shouf Cedar Reserve twice already, each was a totally different experience. Back in April 2017, we arrived to the reserve at 9 degrees Celsius and a thick fog down to the ground. we were a group of 4 adults and two...More

1  Thank Raymond R
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

You may know that Cedar tree is on the flag of Lebanon . The Cedar tree earned it & it is well preserved . You can see trees as old as thousands of years still living . The atmosphere there is really great & can...More

1  Thank Said M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I loved people who works with big passion and commitment in the reserve. The landscape is amazing and it's possible to meet the oldest cedar in the world, a young Boy 3000 years old <3

1  Thank Chez C
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I struggle with seeing people giving the Cedars Reserve a 1 star all because they can't bring in their dogs, really! This place is almost as good as seeing the Egyptian pyramids. The fact that these trees are so old and that they are still...More

1  Thank Lawrencek220
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Really amazing nature where you can hike and feel like you've gone to another planet or another country

1  Thank mo8833
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Cedars Silence is all what i can say . all people should visit a cedar forest , if in barouk or other one to express the Silence feeling.

1  Thank Ahmad T
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

A couple of hours outside of Beirut was the Barouk National Forest. We were on a tour bus and the drive was beautiful. We had a wonderful guide; it was a fairly easy walking trail.

2  Thank sgirguis
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changil0w
23 February 2018|
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Response from sgirguis | Reviewed this property |
No food allowed to be brought in. Great little restaurants on the way up or down the mountain.
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Djodi
16 September 2017|
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Response from sgirguis | Reviewed this property |
An hour is sufficient to get up to some of the cedars. The guides are very helpful so just tell hem what your time constraint is.
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roccoschmied
3 June 2017|
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Response from joelV8528XQ | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much. This is a nature reserve which is strictly protected.
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