How to Plan a Trip in Lebanon

How to Plan a Trip in Lebanon

How to plan a trip in Lebanon? You might wonder how to get around the country. There are several major highways, but the roads are not always in the best shape. Both the 2006 Lebanon War and the 1975 Civil War damaged the roads. Though there are buses that run between Beirut and Tripoli, most of the country's inner areas are inaccessible by public transport. You can hire a car or hire a taxi for around $70 USD per day.

Travelers should avoid areas near the border with Israel and Syria. Instead, stay closer to the interior and coast. While street crime is rare, people will chase after dropped items. Although people are generally friendly, they may be wary of foreigners. Visitors should dress modestly and avoid showing their midriffs, thighs, and upper arms in public. It's best to wear long sleeves and trousers while visiting the country's historic sites.

You should also carry adequate medical supplies with you. Medical supplies in Lebanon are increasingly hard to come by, so be sure to pack your medications ahead of time. Some medicines are illegal in Lebanon, so carry a prescription medication certificate or other proof that you've been prescribed the medicine for a specific medical condition. Lebanon's cities are generally safe for women, but if you're concerned about safety, befriend local females, especially women, so that you can get the low-down on safety and security.