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Bekaa Kafra Village - Mother of Mercy, Mar Semaan Monastery, St Antonias Qozhaya and Kafra

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Lebanon  
Specialty Categories: Church Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 50 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 100 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Prepare yourself for a long explorative journey. Start the visit at “Em El Marahem” (Meziarah), a one-piece statue carved in stone of our Virgin Lady. “Mar Sema’an Monastery” (Ayto), a Phoenician place of worship. Relive History, observe the sarcophagus composed of a tomb cut into rocks known as the (Nawous) located to the north of the Qarn of Aitou. Some researchers believe the sarcophagus belongs to Kinaan Bin Ham Bin Noah, known as Finik, the grandfather of the Phoenicians.

A stunning monastery in a Holy Valley, Qannoubbine is “Deir Qozhaya” whose location in a wilderness of lush greenery gives it an aspect of primeval solitude. The origins of the monastery go back to the 5th century when the monastic movement was taking hold in the region. A model of religious community life, Deir Mar Antonios Qozhaya was the site of the Middle East’s first printing press, which was imported around 1585.

The first publication in 1610, was an edition of the Psalms, now kept in the library of the Holy Spirit University in Kaslik. Many other liturgical and religious books were published here as well. Bekaa Kafra is the highest village in Lebanon. It is best known as the birthplace of Saint Charbel (1828-1898), to whom a large number of healing miracles have been attributed since his death. He was beatified in December 1965 and made a saint in November 1977. Of the several churches in the village, Saint Houshab is the oldest and Saint Joseph the largest.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
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Location: Lebanon
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2010
Client Request Served: 5

M20467 is a full service travel and destination management company specialized in corporate travel services, incentive travel, seminars and conventions, leisure, cruises and groups. Founded in 1992, it has become one of the top leading tour operators in Lebanon, thanks to the commitment and dedication of its management...

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