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Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

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Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

We're a couple from Brasil... we have a dreams to visit Lebanon...

We'll be in Lebanon for 10 days. In Beiruth we'll take a tours with driver but we would like to rent a car to go around Lebanon by our self !

Please, some one can help us... if is saber or not . We speak english but not arabian.

Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

Hi antonio,

I noticed that you inadvertently posted your question in the TripAdvisor Forum in Portuguese, so I have moved the topic on your behalf to the English one.

I hope you find the information you need to plan your upcoming travels.

Kind regards,

Michelle

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2. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

It is really safe to tour the 8 Governorate that make up Lebanon and visit the tourist and archaeological attractions in each Governorate.

If you don't like to use the services of a tour operator, then it is recommended to rent a car especially to visit the high mountains.

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3. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

Gaby,

Thank you so much for your kindly answer!

We would like to rent a car ... but We don't speak Arabic , than we worry if perhaps the poilce man stop us in the way... do You thing we can have a problem? Please?

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4. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

Hi Antonio,

Language is not much of a barrier.

A lot of tourists are like you, they don't speak Arabic and they opt to rent a car, and Lebanese army checkpoints don't stop renting cars who have different registration plate to ask the driver unnecessary questions.

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5. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

Gaby,

Thank you a lot for your help!

You're great! And we will love our trip in Lebanon ! We're sure will be amazing !

The Lebanese people are so kindly!!! We'll love our experience, we're sure!

Thank you again!

Warmly

Antonio & Ellen

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6. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

Yes you can. I just do it for 7 days.

Download mao fro google make it available offline and enjoy your travel

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7. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

Yes you can. I just do it for 7 days.

Download map fro google make it available offline and enjoy your travel

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Safaa, thank you so much for your help!!!!

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9. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

Just a really good tip, don't go into the Beqaa area without some sort of security. Lots of kidnappings of foreigners occur here, and lots of Embassies warn against travel here. ISIL presence is high here. Also when in Tripoli, don't show your religion too openly here. Militias for Sunnis and Alawites are high in presence here, so be safe when there. Here is a map from the government of UK of where to watch out in Lebanon. (https:/…lebanon).

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10. Re: Is safe rent a car and travel around Lebanon

Tother,

Please have you been in Tripoli and Bekka recetily ?? How you went their? With guided tour do you thing is safeer than by car by driver our self ???

Did you had any problem their??

Many people said it is ok in the moment?? Of course we worry about and we don't want have any problem...

Thank you if you can or any one can answer us!

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