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Jeita Grotto
Jeita Grotto

Jeita Grotto

Valley of the Dog River

The Basics

The Jeita Grotto is a sprawling cave complex, divided into upper and lower levels. Guided tours take in all the highlights. Visitors enjoy a boat cruise through the lower grotto, a walking tour of the upper grotto, a cable-car ride, and a scenic train ride between the two grottoes. Most travelers visit on a day tour from Beirut, often in combination with nearby attractions such as UNESCO-listed Byblos or the pilgrimage site of Harissa.

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Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut
Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip from Beirut
star-4.5
$88.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Unforgettable day trip
You can not miss this excursion. Every site is truly amazing, views are impressive. Great guide tour and delicious lunch on the sea side!!
Marcela C, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Beirut

star-5
Wonderful experience
Nathaniel_S, May 2022
Small-Group Adventure Tour to Jeita,Harissa&Byblos with Lunch and Tickets
Harake was an excellent guide and driver. He was there on time and also made sure I was comfortable and well informed at all times. I can recommend this tour to everyone, you won’t regret it. Such an informative and interesting day and of course Harake is just the best!
star-5
The caves are amazing
Edward_L, May 2022
Small Group Tour from Beirut to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Lunch
The caves should be a 8 wonder of the world. Byblos is breath taken. Our tour guide was the best. Lunch was incredible
star-5
Nice and interesting sites.
Hassan_A, Apr 2022
Jeita Grotto - Harissa - Byblos Trip
Visiting the Jeita cave And riding the Telefrieck Getting into Byblos The church of the lady Harissa
star-5
Highly recommend
PETROS_T, Apr 2022
Small-Group Adventure Tour to Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Including Tickets
Everything was perfect, the driver was very helpful and polite. I would definitely book again with this tour operator
star-5
Great value and well organized trip!
Hartun_P, Apr 2022
Small-Group Adventure Tour to Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Including Tickets
Great day trip, very well organized! I happened to be the only one booked for the day, but the company didn't cancel!!!
star-5
Awesome trip!
Hayley_K, Mar 2022
Small-Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Lunch included
Thank you Albert for an amazing day out exploring Lebanon! Wow! Totally blown away by Baalbek- definitely worth a visit. A jar was great too and top the day off with wine tasting at Ksara - great day out!
star-5
Enjoying the life in Lebanon!!!
Pamela_C, Mar 2022
Small-Group Adventure Tour to Jeita,Harissa&Byblos with Lunch and Tickets
I was alone but the tour was a good day and the driver was a really nice person and he shared with me interesting reflections about the ongoing situation in Lebanon and local ordinary lifestyle in order to feel less tourist than I really am…enjoy if you have time this tour and ask about Harare as a driver!!!
star-5
Nice half-day trip
Maria_I, Dec 2021
Jeita Grotto - Harissa - Byblos Trip
The Jaita Grotto is a must-see, one of the most beautiful caves I've seen. I would have enjoyed Byblos more had I learned a bit more about the place.
star-5
Good
Baleria_V, Dec 2021
Jeita Grotto,Harissa&Byblos Full-Day PRIVATE-CAR Trip from Beirut
The guide did a great job taking us where we asked and made stops to eat and get ice cream as we pleased. I liked the flexibility.
star-5
Beautiful tour in Beirut
Alexandra_R, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour from Beirut to Jeita Grotto, Harissa and Byblos with Lunch
The tour was very good the Jeita Grotto is so pretty the Virgen Mary statue more than pretty and Byblos awesome, the driver of the tour was an excellent driver super nice told us a lot of things and helped us with everything we needed 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
star-5
Excellent tour to Jeita Grotto and Byblos
Martijn_V, Jul 2021
Small Daily Tours to Jeita Grotto and Byblos with Lunch
Again a wonderful tour with Lebanon Tours and Travels to Jeita Grotto and Byblos. We had the best guide ever, Albert. He was also our driver and he arranged a very nice Local guide and a yummy restaurant in Byblos. About Albert, he was excellent, knew a lot and was besides that a very nice warm person. Hope many other tourists can enjoy his company and knowledge.
star-5
Gorgeous Cave of Jeita Grotto and oldest sea port town of Byblos that must put on your visit list during visit Lebanon
luciayau0501, Feb 2020
Small-Group Tour with Lunch to Jeita Grotto, Byblos and Harissa
Lucky us been visited Jeita Grotto last day (26Jan 2020) before it close 2 weeks for maintenance ! and we have very good guided tour on Byblos , also have tasty lunch at one of nice restaurant where we seat facing sea . What we most appreciated about the tour is we have very informative driver guide : Fredy , he is so good & nice , told us about evergthing we were intersting of Beirut & Lebanon

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A complete cave tour takes two hours, and the entrance fee covers all attractions.

  • The cave complex has a restaurant, gift shops, gardens, a video presentation about the caves, and even a small zoo.

  • Photography is not allowed within the caves.

  • The caves are not wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The cave complex is located 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of Beirut, or about 20 minutes’ drive. There is no direct public transportation to the caves, but buses from Dawra will drop you off at the Jeita exit along the Beirut–Jounieh Highway, and from there it’s only about five minutes’ journey to the Jeita Grotto by taxi.

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When to Get There

Tours of the Jeita Grotto run Tuesday through Sunday year-round, and the sight is open from 9am until 5pm. However, the lower grotto is often closed during the winter months due to high water levels.

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History of the Jeita Grotto

Though evidence suggests the Jeita Grotto was inhabited during ancient times, the caverns were rediscovered in 1863 by an American missionary. The subterranean Nahr el-Kalb river runs through the Lower Grotto, making it accessible via boat at certain times of the year. During the Lebanese Civil War the grottos were closed to the public and used as munitions storage, but in 1995 the Jeita Grotto was reopened to the public.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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