Saturday, 3 December 2016
Tripoli The Mamlouk
Tripoli has often been compared to Cairo, the city with the largest Mamlouk heritage in the world. Another reason to discover some of its neglected forgotten jewels through a walk around its vibrant souks, hidden Hammams, majestic Mosques, colorful khans, stylish Madrassas (Coranic schools) and more. The city was also once the capital of the Crusader County of Tripoli and the provincial capital of the Ottoman Eyalet (state) of Tripoli; we will also come across some of the traces that remain of these periods.
For lunch: Traditional Tripolitan specialties at Akkra Restaurant
Departure from Beirut:
Virgin building at Martyr’s Square, Downtown Beirut at 9 am (A Connex bus for 29 persons will be waiting from 8:30 am)
Meeting point for people already in Tripoli: Ottoman Clock at Tal Square at 11 am.
Tour starts around 11 am.
Return to Beirut: Afternoon around 4 pm
Price of the Guided Tour: 30 000 LL (20$)
Special Price for Tripolitans: 20 000 LL
Bus: 15 000 LL (10$)
(Payment: the day of the trip)
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require payment of the full fee of the bus.
- For women, please don’t forget to bring big scarves to cover the hair/neck & light jackets with long sleeves to cover the arms & wear loose pants or long skirts for the mosques visits. For men, it is preferable to wear pants or long shorts.
- Lunch is not included in the tour package and it would range between 5000LL to 7000LL.