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Beirut.com 22 May 2023

6 Wonderful Things To Do In The Heart Of Tannourine

As one of Lebanon’s most striking villages in the north, Tannourine is rich in its biodiversity and is home to some of the country’s most prized historical treasures. A charming village that caters to both nature lovers and history enthusiasts, we’ve got you covered with an exciting list of things to do in Tannourine to ensure your visit is unforgettable.


1. Book an exceptional stay at Ô p’tit Gabriel

This modern getaway is tucked away in Wadi Tannourine, where nature and comfort meet. Located in the heart of a hiker’s paradise, Ô p’tit Gabriel is surrounded by Tannourine’s most mesmerizing hiking trails, including those leading up to the mountains, mills, and the jaw-dropping Nahr El Joz. Adventure lovers will be pleased to know that it’s also strategically located near the famous climbing sites!

Their private rooms boast timeless decor, adding a modern touch to the minimalistic nature-inspired designs and color patterns. Fully equipped with air conditioning, internet, a smart TV, fridge, and other amenities, Ô p’tit Gabriel ensures that their guests enjoy the utmost luxury in their natural retreat.

Booking a stay at this spot after a chaotic week is a form of self-care, where you can unwind under the trees, marvel at scenic views, and uncover the beauty of Tannourine. In the early mornings when the sun is out and the birds are chirping, you can enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast cooked up using homegrown ingredients!

While Ô p’tit Gabriel is exceptional during the winter season when the premise is coated in snow, their spring and summer experiences will allow you to reconnect with nature and enjoy some time away from the bustling city life. Oh, and did we mention they’re pet-friendly?

To book your stay, reach out to Ô p’tit Gabriel on +961 70 561 713. For their exact location, click

Recently, a young French climber was able to successfully complete this difficult rock climb. If you’re up for the challenge, try your hand at rock climbing at Balou Balaa this season, and maybe catch a glimpse of the gorgeous waterfall.

3. Tick the Tannourine cedar reserve off your bucket list

Strolling through this reserve is a therapeutic experience that will remind you exactly why you love Lebanon. You’ll fall in love with the sight of the glorious cedar trees atop this Tannourine haven, the perfect place to kickstart your day before going about the village and discovering more of what it has to offer.

If you’d like to stay updated on upcoming events or hikes, check out their Instagram!


4. Discover the hiking trail along Nahr El Joz


Adventurers, the hiking trail along the river is a must-have experience. And if you’ve already ticked it off your bucket list, we recommend that you add it again because of how beautiful this trail truly is.

Snap a few memorable shots of the running water and learn more about the biodiversity of the region. You’re bound to bump into other hikers discovering the trail, so you’re guaranteed to make new friends.


5. And finally make it to Wadi Tannourine


Wadi Tannourine is an expanse of marvelous scenery, filled with fields of flowers and trees that will blow away any nature lover. While the journey to reach this spot is quite a hefty one, it is definitely worth it!

One look at the beauty that is Wadi Tannourine will solve 99% of your problems.

6. Ask the kind locals for some restaurant recommendations!

To wrap up your visit, don’t forget to enjoy a delectable lunch at one of the many Lebanese restaurants in Tannourine!

Photo retrieved from Gaelle Khoury on Google Images

After a long day of adventure, you’ll be craving an authentic Lebanese lunch (and lots of Arak!). Most of the restaurants are located along the riverbank and surrounded by an expanse of large trees. Who can resist combining authentic Lebanese flavors with exceptional views?