We invite you to embark on a captivating journey to the beautiful region of Deir El Ahmar. As USAID’s Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) project is working to raise the profile of the district and improve its tourism offering, join us as we explore the magic of 48 hours in Deir El Ahmar, where tradition and natural beauty seamlessly blend together.

Day 1


Start your day by having breakfast at Tannour Raymond, which is an authentic bakery that specializes in traditional Lebanese breakfast items. Enjoy a manouche, prepared in a wood oven using organic ingredients, as well as freshly picked vegetables from the garden.

To make a reservation, call Raymond Raffoul +961 3 948 025

Early afternoon

Visit Our Lady of Beshwat, a beautiful site that’s dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It features a captivating chapel adorned with intricate artwork and frescoes.


Explore Oyoun Orghosh, a high mountain region with an abundance of springs that’s perfect for nature enthusiasts. From hiking trails to ATV rides, there are many ways to enjoy the peaceful and breathtaking beauty of the area.

For further information, call Tony Saade +961 3 098 131



Oyoun Orghosh is located just 30 minutes from Deir El Ahmar. The view is truly breathtaking, offering one of the most magnificent sights you’ll ever encounter. Adjacent to the lake, you’ll find several restaurants that serve authentic Lebanese cuisine and delectable seafood, including 3a Sansoul.

To make a reservation, call +961 3 519 296

Late afternoon

Deir El Ahmar produces wine of excellent quality, which can be appreciated at Couvent Rouge. Take a wine tour to learn more about this exceptional winery and how it is positively impacting the region.

For more information, call Walid habchi +961 3 989 426


Sombol is a casual restaurant situated in the heart of Deir El Ahmar. The restaurant serves delicious international cuisine, including as steak and fries and burgers. Those seeking something more traditional, can opt for Lebanese mezze.

For reservations, call +961 70 782 071

Where to sleep

The residents of Deir El Ahmar are known for their warm hospitality. They often invite guests into their homes, sometimes even for an overnight stay.

WADA, which stands for Women’s Association of Deir El Ahmar, is an NGO dedicated to promoting the role of women in rural development and the welfare of society in the region surrounding Deir El Ahmar.

The WADA network comprises 30 guesthouses, as well as charming and rustic wood bungalows.

For more information or to reserve a room, call WADA +961 3 622 369

Deir El Ahmar Village provides upscale amenities, elegant decor and exceptional service. The rooms and suites are equipped with modern conveniences, providing guests with a truly relaxing and memorable stay. Alternatively, chalet accommodation is available for those seeking more privacy.

For reservations, call  +961 81 270006


Day 2

Early morning

There are many hiking trails of varying difficulty. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker seeking a more challenging adventure, Deir El Ahmar won’t disappoint you.

For guided hiking, call Tony Saade +961 3 098 131


Mataam el Rab, located next to Kniset el Rab, is a 30-minute drive from Deir El Ahmar, including a 15-minute off-road route. Being the highest restaurant in the Middle East, guests can enjoy spectacular views while indulging in Lebanese mezze.

For reservation, call Rania Habchi +961 70 384 082

Escape the chaos and soak up the laid-back vibes at Fok El Gheim. This charming restaurant offers a delectable buffet, featuring authentic Lebanese cuisine with a unique twist, such as fwerigh, rice and meat, and mouthwatering grills. What sets this place apart is not only its exquisite dishes but also the tranquil ambience that attracts people of all ages.

For reservations, call Samer Habchi +961 173 167

Afternoon activity

Immerse yourself in the region’s culinary heritage in the company of skilled women from Deir El Ahmar. Learn how to prepare local delicacies, including cheese, yogurt, kshek and various traditional preserved foods, which these women make from the heart.

For more information regarding these activities, call Rima Berkachi +961 3 618 407


Montana is a quick service spot that serves tasty bites and wraps. Popular sandwiches include chicken tawouk and fries. In addition, there is a cocktail section with refreshing cocktails made with fresh ice cream and fruits.

For reservations or delivery, call +961 3 870 784


This article is part of a joint project to promote tourism destinations across Lebanon, launched by the Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Hospitality Services. The content of this article is the sole responsibility of Hospitality Services, and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.




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