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The Chouf combines picturesque landscapes with cultural and historical heritage, all the way from the green mountains to the sandy coastline.

The region, particularly Mount Lebanon, has played an important part in our history and was once a center of power, tolerance, and multiculturalism, considered by many as the roots of our Lebanese multicultural identity.

Interestingly enough, it is said that the word Chouf comes from the last princess of the Maan dynasty who, referring to the dowry (or "dota") meant for her future husband Emir Mohamad Chehab, pointed to the mountainous horizon and told him "Chouf" (meaning "look" in Arabic).

Today, it is the perfect destination for travelers, adventurers and escapade seekers, with activities for all kinds of needs and interests.

Embark on a scenic road trip through the spectacular Chouf mountains, villages, monuments, nature, and waterfalls. Make sure you visit the exalted Beiteddine palace, especially during its vibrant summer festival.

Spend the day hiking or biking along the incredible trails of the Chouf Cedar Nature Reserve, namely the Barouk and Maasser al Chouf cedar forests, which offer hiking trails of all levels.

Find peace and tranquility in one of Damour’s sandy beaches.

Feel free to ask our staff for brochures, more information, or to help you organize your weekend.