Armenia (visa on arrival)If you’re a lover of history, religion, art and culture, then Armenia is a great pick for you. There are countless monasteries and churches, which you must visit, including the Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap, Norvank Monastery,Echmiadzin Monastery, and Tatev Monastery. Before heading to the Yerevan Brandy Company to see (and taste) how Armenia’s best brandy is made. We also highly recommend catching a show at the Opera House, heading to Lake Sevan for delicious fresh water fish, and checking out Yerevan’s flee market, which is called Vernisage, especially if you’re looking to find old treasures.
Cambodia (visa on arrival)Cambodia is filled with an array of exotic attractions, which are a must-visit when you find yourself in this far-east country. Make sure to have a camera at hand because you’re not going to stop taking pictures of this photogenic destination. We recommend visiting the Angkor Archaeological Park, Bateay Srei, Preah Khan and Beng Mealea!
Georgia (no visa required)Georgia is Armenia’s next-door neighbor, and the two countries have a very similar geography and culture. Old Town Tbilisi is filled with preserved building, which you can discover while out and about, before heading to Lake Rica to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Make sure to catch a ride in Tbilisi’s Aerial Tramway while trying to get around town. Other must-see attractions include the Dolphinarium, especially if you’re an animal lover, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the Batumi Botanical Gardens. Iran (no visa required)Travelling to Iran for tourism might seem a little odd for some, but Iran is a country that’s rich in culture, historical attractions, art, good food, and friendly residents. Don’t let any predispositions about the country deter you from discovering the beautiful Iran! From the Persepolis, to the Isfahan Music Museum, the country is filled with attractions that will intrigue your curiosity. Just keep in mind that while visiting the country, it’s advisable to dress modestly and be respectful of the country’s laws.
Maldives (no visa required)You do not need to be on your honeymoon in order to visit the jaw-dropping paradise that is the Maldives. Once you step foot into the island of Maldives, you will instantly realize that it is indeed as beautiful as the photos of it on Instagram.
Oman (visa on arrival)Oman is one of the few Arab countries that Lebanese passport holders may visit without applying for a visa beforehand. Located right next to the U.A.E and Saudi Arabia, although 82 % of the land mass is considered to be a desert, Oman also has a very rugged terrain, which some of its Gulf neighbors don’t have. Once in Oman, you must visit the Mughsail Beach, Jebel Akhdar, Wadi Shab, Wadi Bani Khalid, and the Nizwa Fort. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for dolphins while you’re at sea!
Turkey (no visa required)Turkey has been a very popular destination for Lebanese tourists for quiet some time, and it will continue to be our go-to destination for travel because it’s close by, affordable and has a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for a beach getaway, nature break, or cultural excursion, Turkey is a must-visit choice!
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