Open Vision Trip – Lebanon
10/04/2019 – 10/12/2019
Travel with us to Lebanon and explore how to respond to the needs of those affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria. Team members will be given a firsthand look at how the church is engaging the plight endured by so many refugee families within the Middle East. Additionally, team members will have the opportunity to visit multiple GO Project ministry sites, swim in the Mediterranean, hike the giant cedars of Lebanon and explore the wonders of Beirut’s culture and cuisine. This is a truly unforgettable ministry experience.
You will meet local pastors and GO Project team members who are caring for refugees, as well as children living in residential care.
Tyre’s history dates back thousands of years, linked to civilizations of antiquity including the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the Byzantines. Serving as an important center of industry, Tyre has been a destination for cultural trade throughout its history. Today, Lebanon is known for its rich Mediterranean cuisine and religious diversity. Lebanon currently serves as a haven for more than 1.5 million refugees, representing approximately 25% of the nation’s population.
Lebanon’s Mediterranean coastline results in cool and rainy winters, with contrasting hot and sunny summers. Temperatures vary through the year, with snowfall occurring in some parts of the country during the winter. In the summer, expect lots of sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s to the high 80s. Please note that weather conditions are subject to change, so recheck the forecast in the days leading up to your trip.
Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the trip, with no Israeli stamps or visas. It must also include two blank pages for entry stamps into Lebanon and Jordan. To renew or apply, visit passports.state.gov. Citizens of the United States can obtain a visa at the Beirut and Amman airports on arrival.
We recommend following the CDC’s guidance on vaccines and medicines as you prepare to travel. For more information about traveling to Lebanon, please refer to the CDC’s Lebanon website.
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What is included in the trip fee?
The trip fee includes all lodging, meals, in-country travel, travel insurance, and an administrative/leadership fee. Airfare and checked baggage fees are not included. Airfare for this trip is estimated at $1700.
What are the passport requirements for Lebanon?
Passports for U.S. citizens traveling to Lebanon must be valid for 90 days following entry and include one blank page for the entry stamp. Passports cannot include Israeli stamps or visas. U.S. citizens traveling to Lebanon for tourism can obtain a one-month visa on arrival.