Solo Female Travel in Lebanon

Located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is a small yet robust country known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse landscapes. Nestled between Syria and Israel, this Middle Eastern gem is renowned for its compelling blend of cultural influences from the Phoenicians, Romans, and Ottoman Empire which are evident in its numerous archaeological sites and historic monuments. The bustling city of Beirut, famous for its bustling nightlife and delectable cuisine, the majestic Cedars of God in Bcharre, the ancient ruins of Baalbek, and the mystical Jeita Grotto are among Lebanon's highlights. Furthermore, Lebanon's mountainous terrain is ideal for winter sports, making it a unique ski destination in the region. From the cosmopolitan city vibes to serene nature trails, Lebanon beckons every traveler with its multifaceted allure.

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Is Lebanon good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Moderate

Lebanon, notably a cosmopolitan city with a rich history, can be a fascinating place to visit. However, safety of solo female travellers can be a concern. The societal norms can be conservative in most areas, and women are expected to dress modestly. Instances of harassment and unwanted attention are not unheard of. Also, political instability and sporadic violent incidents, although generally not targeting tourists, might pose risks. Transportation safety is yet another concern and scams might be prevalent. Therefore, proper planning, caution, and respect for local customs is strongly advised.
Transport:

Transport:Moderate

Lebanon presents a moderate difficulty level in terms of navigation. While the country is compact and most sites are within reach, public transportation isn't well-organized and signs are often only in Arabic. Many travelers rely on taxis or hire private drivers, which can be more costly. However, locals are usually very hospitable and willing to help with directions.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Lebanon offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. There are historical sites in cities like Byblos and Baalbek that will thrill lovers of archaeology. For those inclined towards nature, the Qadisha Valley and the serene Mediterranean beaches offer breathtaking scenery. Adventure seekers will appreciate the skiing and hiking possibilities in the Lebanese mountains. Food enthusiasts will enjoy the rich and diverse Lebanese cuisine. The nightlife, especially in Beirut, is vibrant and diverse with many pubs and clubs. Though solo travel in Lebanon is generally safe, like any place, it is essential to take necessary precautions, stay in public areas, and be aware of local customs and rules.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Lebanese cuisine is absolutely delightful, exhibiting an abundance of delectable items. Not only does the food possess incredible depth of flavor, it also showcases freshness and variety in its ingredients. You will find a harmonious blend of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern traditions, with dishes like hummus, tabbouleh, and falafel being popular fare. Seafood and vegetarian options aplenty ensure the cuisine caters to diverse dietary preferences. The art of mezze further allows sampling a wide array of dishes in a single meal. Moreover, sweets like baklava and drinks like arak, add an interesting spin. Overall, the gastronomic experience in Lebanon is a culinary voyage worth savoring.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Lebanon can be considered as moderately budget-friendly. Accommodation and local food can be found at lower prices but importing goods, high-end restaurants, and taxis can be costly. But if planned wisely, a budget trip is not out of reach. Ensure to negotiate prices, particularly for cabs and at local markets.

Is Lebanon worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3 experiences

Things to do

4.2/5

Safety

2.9/5

Food

4.2/5

Budget-friendly

3.3/5

Solo travel experience

I was in Lebanon for 5 days and had a good time as a solo traveler. Lebanon is a diverse and hospitable country. The people are friendly and welcomed me everywhere I went. Most people speak English. I hired drivers to take me to places such as Byblos, Baalbek, and Beit ed-Dine palace. They were respectful, professional, and well-informed drivers.

Posted: May 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was there in November and felt safe, I would always like to go back. The Lebanese are friendly and I just hope that a solution is found for all the problems they are struggling with. I recommend taking cash with you and not using a credit card, as you will be cheated on the exchange rate.

Posted: May 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I have visited Lebanon many times, but never alone. I always traveled with someone from that area and stayed with them. I recommend staying in Beirut, as other cities can be very conservative. Knowing at least a little Arabic is also highly recommended. Overall, Lebanon is wonderful, but caution is definitely advised.

Posted: April 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 3/5
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Is Lebanon safe for women?

Lebanon is safe in general. But because war that is happening in south, its better to avoid the area. In general its better to be in crowded areas at night. But mostly its safe day and night. Looking to see you soon in my country

Posted: June 9, 2024
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Meet locals in Lebanon

Meet local women in Lebanon who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
Yara

Yara

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 Living life with curiosity and embracing the beauty of our natural world.

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Hiba

Hiba

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I love travelling and meeting new people

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Local tips

Lebanon is generally safe to explore for women. But it’s usually better if you’re at least 2. I’ve been exploring Lebanon with 1 or 2 friends maximum (ladies). We hike and camp alone and we never faced any problems. Try having a local with you it helps.

Posted: March 23, 2024
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Stay with locals in Lebanon

Stay with local women in Lebanon who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Amal

Amal

Beirut

Can host for:

3 days

About me

it is me Amal from Lebanon, i like to meet new people to exchange cultures, i also would like to show the beauty of Lebanon since Lebanon is amazing and the vibes here are so good, it is full of green moutains,waterfalls,nature also the beach is amazing and the food is so tasty, i am here to show the Lebanese hospitality During my journey i met people almosf from all over the world and showed them the beauty of my country Also i love Couchsurfing application allows me to meet amazing travelers and helped them durung thierr stay in Lebanon I am a social worker at NGO, i love my job since it puts me in touch with people and i feel what they feel, i am an easy going person, i love the sea,sun,icecream and the sun i adore summer vibes

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Elle

Elle

Kherbet Qanafar

Can host for:

5 days

About me

Hello Eveyone ☺️ I am exited to be here. I love traveling, and I love planing trips. My goal is to learn cultures, eat traditional food, meet new friends, explore cities, and chase sunsets.

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