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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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The Better Cedars

We've always gone to the cedars in the north, but the cedars at Barouk are way more impressive! The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
marsher
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North Carolina, USA
The 3000 years cedars

We went up to the Barouk reserve. It represent the 30% of the lebanese forest with 500 km2 of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jose E
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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“nature reserve” (10 reviews)
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Barouk Mountain | Maasser Park House - Maasser El Chouf - Lebanon, Barouk, Lebanon
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+961 5 350 250
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"national symbol"
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"fresh air"
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"national flag"
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"old trees"
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"entrance fee"
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"nice place"
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"my parents"
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"bird watching"
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"few hours"
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"mountain biking"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've always gone to the cedars in the north, but the cedars at Barouk are way more impressive! The trees are bigger, which I suppose means they are older. They're near Maaser, a gorgeous village that has overnight accommodations.

Thank marsher
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went up to the Barouk reserve. It represent the 30% of the lebanese forest with 500 km2 of surface. The clouds passing by and the sublime atmosphere makes of this place a Sanctuary more than a forest. We arrived with the car directly to...More

Thank Jose E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my parents last month and they loved it. It is an easy walk for the elderly and they have many options for longer hikes too.

Thank adutra
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Yes, it is the tree on the Lebanese flag and its the species that only grows in Lebanon. A nice short and easy hike in the reserve. If you're lucky you might see some animals (deer, small foxes ...). It is great for bird watching.

Thank Samer B
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This beautiful gem of a cedar forest, now protected is simply breathtaking if you like nature and trees and care about our planet. There is a cedar tree here which is over 3000 years old. Just stand awestruck under the canopy, reflect on what this...More

1  Thank Hatton20
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 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

1  Thank changil0w
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 14 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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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
17 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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