Trip Planning FAQs
How is the weather in Lebanon?
Lebanon has a tropical Mediterranean climate. It is hot and dry in summer,
while mild and humid in winter. The snow cover in mountainous area can last 4 to 6 months, and it is rainy or snow season from October to next April in most areas. The average maximum temperature in July was 32°C (89°F) in the coastal plain and the Bekaa Valley, and the average minimum temperature in January was 7°C (44°F) and 2°C (35°F) respectively. The annual average precipitation is about 1000mm, more than 1200mm in the mountainous area.
Is it safe to travel to Lebanon?
Yes, Lebanon is one of the safest countries in the Middle East because there is low risk of violent crime. The most common crime is petty theft in Lebanon, so take care of your luggage, wallet and mobile phone. You also need to avoid Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel in case of border clashes. Our experienced guides will avoid specific areas and guide you safely through every attraction during your Lebanon tour packages.
Is tipping customary in Lebanon?
Yes, tipping is customary during the Lebanon vacations. In restaurants, 10% of the bill or 15% if you get great service; in bars or clubs, 2,000LL per drink at a casual bar or 10% of the bill if you're getting a table; in mini-markets on the side of the highway, 1,000LL to 2,000LL per time as you do not need to leave your car to get what you want; in hotels, 4,000LL per bag for hotel porters; For taxi driver, tips are not expected but you can tell the driver to keep the change.
How much will it cost for a meal or a drink in Lebanon?
For a meal, it is around $10 per person in a fast food restaurant, like Mcdonald's, around $12 per person in an economical restaurant, around $50 for two persons with three courses and drinks in an upscale restaurant. For drinks, around $3.5 - $4 per bottle (500ml) of domestic beer, around $5 per bottle (330ml) of imported beer, around $4 per bottle (regular) of Cappuccino, around $2 per bottle (330ml) of Coke or Pepsi.
What is the official language of Lebanon and what language will be used for our trip?
The official language of Lebanon is Arabic including standard Arabic and Lebanese Arabic. The common foreign languages are French and English. Local Lebanese know standard Arabic, but may respond in Lebanese Arabic or English as English is widely used. We usually arrange English-speaking guides in Lebanon tour packages, but please feel free to let us know if you need guides of other languages.