Food Trek

Food is a wonderful means for one to delve into the soul of a culture and learn more about its people, their customs & traditions. Sitting down and breaking bread with a total stranger is a beautifully unifying and enriching experience. It is our endeavor with this journey, to share this experience with you.

If you’ve always wanted to learn more about Lebanese food and experience first hand what it’s really like to enjoy and make an authentic, lavish, Mediterranean spread then this is the journey for you.

This seven-day culinary journey across Lebanon will leave you with a well-rounded taste of Lebanon through each of its region’s specialties. You will visit six different regions: Beirut, Batroun, Tripoli, the North, Mount Lebanon, and Ba’albeck, savoring each local specialty and learning the process and technique that goes into making that certain dish that each area is renown for.This will be a very personal tour and you will be invited into people’s homes across the country to learn the authentic techniques behind their specialties. This is an opportunity and an authentic experience you would not have traveling on your own.The tour cost includes hotel, breakfast everyday, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, refreshments during the tour, culinary activities, transport to and from the airport as well as all locations on the tour itinerary, visa, and our English speaking services.

Tour activities depending on season and availability:
Fish your own- boat trip (optional)
Harvest your own- short discussion on local farming
Demonstration on Arabic bread and the extra-thin mountain bread on Saj
Demonstration on sujuk & basterma (Armenian sausage & cured meat)
Demonstration on Kebbeh making (national dish)
Demonstration on baklawa/and or halawet el jebn (Lebanese desserts)
Kitchen Workshop on Lebanese mezza
Visits to Souks- ancient and new
Visit to a seven-story Middle Eastern sweets castle
Visit to a dairy farm
Visit to a butcher & bakery (watch process of sfiha, miniature minced lamb pies, from to start to finish)
Visit to olive groves & olive oil pressing
Visit to a vineyard with wine tasting
Visit to a Arak distillery (Lebanon’s national drink, similar to ouzo and pastis)
Visit to wild za’atar fields
Mouneh demonstrations; kishk, burghul, awarma, etc.

2014 Spring Package:
April 18th – 24th 2014

2014 Summer Packages:
September dates to be announced

Price of Tour:
£1599 for double (shared) occupancy, £1699 for single occupancy

Schedule of payments:
Non-refundable deposit of £300 with registration form
Payment of 50% due at booking with balance due within 30 calendar days from booking date.

Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation policy:
Prior to 60 days from FoodTrek trip, all money will be refunded, less the deposit
After 60 days, no money will be refunded

All breakfasts, lunches & dinners as indicated in tour itinerary.
Accommodation in double rooms for 8 nights
Refreshments during the tour
Culinary activities as indicated in tour itinerary
Transport to and from the airport as well as all locations on the tour itinerary
Entry visa
Our English speaking tour services

Not included:
Passport fees
Comprehensive Protection Insurance Plan
Alcoholic Drinks
Laundry
Excess baggage charges
Optional field trip costs

Changes in Itineraries:
Taste Lebanon reserves the right to substitute attractions or activities. Taste Lebanon may cancel a program due to insufficient enrollment or lack of projected availability. If a trip is canceled by Taste Lebanon, a full refund will be made minus £100 administrative fee.

Additional Information:
Taste Lebanon, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees cannot be responsible for any injury, loss, damage accident, delay or expense resulting from events beyond their control, including, without limitation, acts of God, war, strikes, incidents of politically-motivated violence, sickness and government restrictions or regulations.

Taste Lebanon Contact Information:
Tiverton, Devon EX16 4LN
Tel: +44 (0) 7545 980 508

Lebanon
Tel: +961 71 131 115

Contact Us:
If you have further questions you may contact us at: info@tastelebanon.co.uk