Small group Lebanon tour

Price
£2990including UK flights
Duration
9 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
6-14
More info
Price includes flights from the UK, hotels on twin/double basis, airport transfers, touring with English-speaking Guide, entrance fees and meals as stated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Sgl supp: £350 2021/£390 2022.
Min group 6, max 12.
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Description of Small group Lebanon tour

Price information

£2990including UK flights
Price includes flights from the UK, hotels on twin/double basis, airport transfers, touring with English-speaking Guide, entrance fees and meals as stated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Sgl supp: £350 2021/£390 2022.
Min group 6, max 12.
Make enquiry

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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Lebanon is a country where 'green' policies and principles are not exactly buzz words so it's all about the little things adding up to slowly start to make a difference. We are always talking to our local ground agents about the importance of stressing to clients the importance of basic responsible principles such as appropriate waste disposal, not to waste water, turning off lights on leaving the room in hotels, not replacing towels and bedding daily etc.

Our local agents are pioneers in responsible travel programs in the Middle East. They seek the revival of historical and cultural heritages through itineraries of “discovery and culture”. They specialise in programmes which trek, ride, and hike through the land allowing visitors to experience authentic encounters with local people. They are keen to stress to visitors the importance of not straying from marked trails at historic sites, an important step towards maintaining the sites for future generations. They have been a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council since 2008 which was established to ensure sustainable tourism in the Middle East.

As a company we have introduced responsible practices in our UK office including paper, cardboard, aluminium and plastic recycling. We also support local UK charities including the RNIB and various charities around the world. 50% of our office staff use public transport (bus and train) and cycle to work. Management encourages this with their introduction of the cycle to work scheme which offers subsidised cycle ownership.

People

By the very nature of life in Lebanon all services are provided by local people. This includes your local English-speaking group guides/boat crew, the drivers, local guides at various monuments/sites and hotel staff. All staff are paid a fair wage for Lebanon and all wages are kept within the local communities thereby supporting local people. Furthermore, by visiting these hotels and sites additional income is brought into the region, further helping to develop the local area.

Our local agents established a not-for profit organisation called CIFA in 2005 which is an in-house training initiative aimed at training unemployed locals as professional tour leaders to provide them with long-term employment opportunities. CIFA has initiated training programs which focus on the links between tourism, conservation and sustainable development, all within the movement for long term responsible tourism. CIFA supports and creates projects to provide motivation, income and livelihood for members of the local communities, with a focus on rural regions.

All of the food for meals included on the itinerary is sourced locally whether it is served in hotels or a local restaurant. Accommodation in the remote village locations featured on this itinerary are locally owned, run, staffed and managed guesthouses and small hotels. Many of these village locations don't see international tourists so these properties and the people who stay in them are an important source of income for these small communities. The itinerary also features a monastery stay

Possibly one of the key positive benefits of visiting Lebanon is the albeit sometimes small influence outside attitudes and cultures can make on the people of the country. Lebanese people are always welcoming and friendly and keen to learn a little about Western ways. This vacation helps to allow each culture to learn a little about the other.

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