One of the biggest concerns Lebanese passport holders have when planning a vacation is obtaining a visa. However, there are stunning places around the world (38 countries to be exact!) that Lebanese can travel to visa-free. Yes, some of these destinations are considered completely off the beaten path, but they can be even more exciting to travel to than popular cities.

The real question is, what are the top places we can visit without the headache of getting a visa? Here’s a list of the top Lebanese passport visa-free countries, along with the average ticket prices, flight times, and top things to do in each destination.

Note: Lebanese visa requirements have changed over the last few years, so this article is frequently updated to reflect the latest Lebanon visa rules.

Lebanese Passport Visa-Free Countries: For Nature Lovers

1. Malaysia

Average ticket price: $600    Travel time: 11 hours (1 stop)    Best airline: Emirates

Top cities to visit: Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands, Penang

Visa Type: Visa-free for Lebanese passport holders

Where to stay: Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands Resort – The Blue Mansion Penang

Countries Lebanese Can visit without a visa
Kuala Lumpur – Batu Caves
Visa-free for Lebanese passports
Cameron Highlands

Malaysia offers a variety of vacation options for all tastes and age groups. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is an obvious first stop during your trip to Malaysia. It’s a busy city with lots of skyscrapers (including the famous Petronas Towers), shopping streets, restaurants, and the well-known Batu Caves, where you can get up close to hundreds of monkeys.

If you’re a fan of cool cities and street art, Penang should also be on your list. It’s best known for its street food and wall murals.

The most popular island for a great beach escape is Langkawi with lots of beach resorts and exciting water sports. For a more quiet escape head to the hills of Cameron Highlands where the mountains are covered in lush green tea plantations and strawberry fields.

2. Bolivia

Average ticket price: $2000    Travel time: 24 hours (2 stops)    Best airline: Air Europa

Top cities to visit: La Paz, Salar de Uyuni

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese citizens

Lebanese Passport Visa Free Countries
Salar De Uyuni – Salt Flats

Bolivia is a strange and off the beaten path destination that’s home to the largest Salt Flats in the world (Salar de Uyuni) spanning over 10.5 kilometers. The impressive part is during the wet season (November to March) when a layer of rain covers parts of the salt flats and creates a mirror-like surface.

Just imagine a massive mirror-like ground for several kilometers. It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For a real adventure, you can book 3-day tours that drive you in a 4×4 through the salt flats. You can even sleep in hotels that are completely made out of salt.

Read more here: 3 Weeks in Peru & Bolivia by Bus

3. Nepal

Average ticket price: $450    Travel time: 15 hours (1 stop)    Best airline: flydubai

Top cities to visit: Kathmandu, Pokhara

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese passport holders

Lebanese passport requirements

Nepal is a scenic escape in the Himalayas and a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. This undiscovered country offers some of the most beautiful treks in the world combined with temples, stunning villages, and wildlife.

4. Sri Lanka

Average ticket price: $350    Travel time: 11 hours (1 stop)    Best airline: flydubai

Top cities to visit: Bentota, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Mirissa, Galle

National Parks to visit: Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park

Visa Type: E-Visa ($35), which you can apply to here. It normally takes around 4 days.

Weherahena Temple Matara, Sri Lanka
Weherahena Temple – Matara, Sri Lanka
Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park

Sri Lanka is a sanctuary for outdoor and animal lovers. The locals have the utmost respect for preserving the natural beauty of the country. Pay a visit to one of the many National Parks and get up close with so many elephants, peacocks, and even leopards.

For a relaxing escape, head to the South of Sri Lanka to enjoy the beaches and temples.

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Lebanese Passport Visa-Free Countries: For Animal Lovers

5. Ecuador

Average ticket price: $1000 Travel time: 23 hours (2 stops) Best airline: Lufthansa + Copa

Top cities to visit: Quito, Galapagos Islands

Animals to spot: sea lions, tortoises, exotic birds, marine life

Visa Type: No visa required for Lebanese passport holders

Lebanese Passport visa-free countries

The Galapagos Islands were formed by volcanic eruptions and are famous for having unique wildlife and breathtaking landscapes unlike anywhere else on Earth.  It’s heaven for animal lovers! Imagine getting up close to hundreds of large sea lions, giant tortoises, and exotic birds. You can also go snorkeling and diving with colorful tropical fish, sea horses, and sharks.

The best way to discover them is to go on a 1 or 2-week sailing trip to spot wildlife on the remote islands. The trips are normally quite expensive because special permits are needed to visit the islands (for preservation purposes). It’s still well worth it to make your way to the Galapagos Islands. It will definitely be a trip you will remember for a lifetime.

6. Madagascar

Average ticket price: $1000    Travel time: 18 hours (2 stops)    Best airline: Qatar Airways + Kenya Airways

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese citizens

Animals to spot: Lemurs, Giraffes, several types of Monkeys, birds

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Baobabs
Madagascar Trip
Lemurs

Everyone knows Madagascar because of the movie and yes you can spot some of your favorite characters there (but not all of them!). Madagascar is a dream destination for nature and animal lovers. It’s home to lush rainforests, thousands of unique animal species, and beautiful beaches. You can also spot massive Baobabs trees that are hundreds of years old.

It’s best to book a tour with one of the local tour operators that can take you around the island for 10 days. Flights are not cheap, but the country itself is very affordable. Several vaccinations for Madagascar are needed before your trip.

7. Uganda

Average ticket price: $500    Travel time: 15 hours (1 stop)    Best airline: flydubai

Top city: Bwindi

Animals to spot: Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Hippos

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese citizens

Uganda Gorillas

If you’re up for a true adventure and want to get up close with some massive Gorillas, then Uganda is the perfect destination for you. A tour guide will lead the way through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and you can spot families of Silverback Gorillas in the wild. The experience will surely give you an adrenaline rush because Gorillas are very territorial. You have to play by their rules when you’re in the jungle.

The country is best known for its Gorillas but offers so much more: chimpanzees, rare birds, the Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Victoria and the Murchison Falls (43-meter waterfall).

Lebanese Passport Visa-Free Countries: for History & Culture

8. Jordan

Average ticket price: $250    Travel time: 2 hours (direct)    Best Airline: MEA

Top cities to visit: Amman, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba

Visa Type: No visa required for Lebanese citizens

wadi rum jordan
Wadi Rum

Jordan is a country with so much diversity, deep history, and spectacular natural sites.  After having such an amazing time in Jordan, I really felt like I didn’t want to leave. It’s definitely one of the most unique countries in the world. The most impressive part is that every site we visited felt completely different than the others. It’s as if we were visiting a different planet each day.

Here’s a 1-week Jordan travel guide: Top Things To Do in Jordan

9. Armenia

Average ticket price: $300    Travel time: 2 hours (direct)     Best airline: MEA

Top cities to visit: Yerevan, Garni, Geghard, Tatev, Sevan

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese passports

Armenia Ararat
Armenia flights from Dubai

Armenia is a country filled with so much history, culture, and breathtaking nature. It should be at the top of your “off the beaten track” destinations. The best way to explore this undiscovered beauty is to take a road trip through the beautiful mountains and green valleys.

Here’s a great 1 week Armenia Roadtrip Itinerary: An Incredible Journey Through Armenia

10. Georgia

Average ticket price: $250    Travel time: 6 hours (1 stop)    Best airline: Turkish Airways

Top cities to visit: Tbilisi, Batumi, Ushguli

Visa Type: No visa required for Lebanese passports

Lebanese without visa

Georgia offers welcoming locals, affordable prices for accommodation and activities, beautiful mountains, seaside resorts, and unique food and drink.

Jetsetter recommendations: Georgia is a great destination to combine with Armenia. I hired a private driver in Yerevan to take us from Armenia to Georgia. The scenic drive is only around 4 hours. When crossing the border, you might be asked to show proof that you are leaving the country. Make sure to have a printed copy of your outbound flight from Georgia.

11. Cambodia

Average ticket price: $800    Travel time: 16 hours (2 stops)    Best airline: Qatar Airways

Top things to do: visit the ancient temples of Angkor Wat

Where to stay: Navutu Dreams Resort

Visa Type: E-Visa ($30). You can apply here. The usual processing time is 3 business days.

Places Lebanese Can visit without visa
Angkor Wat
Lebanese Visa Free Countries

The highlight of visiting Cambodia is the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat. If you think the pictures are impressive, wait till you visit and be blown away by these incredible temples.

The temples are spread across different areas around Siem Reap. It’s best to dedicate two full days and hire a guide with a private car (air conditioning is essential because it’s extremely hot). Temples not to miss: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm.

12. Laos

Average ticket price: $800    Travel time: 16 hours (2 stops – Dubai & Bangkok)    Best airlines: flydubai + Bangkok Airways

Top city: Luang Prabang

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese passports

Lebanese passport visa requirements
Lebanese passport visa requirements

Laos is a beautiful hidden gem in Asia and is a great destination to add to your Southeast Asia trip. It’s best combined with either Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, or Myanmar. There are several direct flights that are really affordable from most major cities in Asia.

Top things to do include: swimming in the Kuang Si falls, taking a river cruise along the Mekong river, and visiting one of the many Buddhist temples and markets.

Read more about Laos here: Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang

Lebanese Passport Visa-Free Countries: For Beach Lovers

13. Maldives

Average ticket price: $600    Travel time: 9 hours (1 stop)    Best airline: flydubai

Where to stay: Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort or Jumeirah Vittaveli

Visa Type: Visa-free for Lebanese passports

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Maldives villa

The Maldives is pretty much like living in a postcard. The white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and underwater marine life are exceptional. During my 6 day getaway, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. It’s the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

The country is made up of over 1,000 islands, so the toughest decision you have to make is where to stay. International flights arrive at Male Airport, after which your hotel will arrange for your internal transfer to your chosen island (either by boat, seaplane, or airplane).

Here’s a great guide on the cheapest water villas in the Maldives.

14. Mauritius

Average ticket price: $1,300    Travel time: 14 hours (1 stop)    Best airline: Emirates

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese passports

Mauritius

Mauritius is located 2,000 miles off the southeast coast of Africa and is well worth the long flight times. It can easily be compared to heaven on Earth with beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches, rich cuisine, and lots of adventures.

If you’re looking for a beach holiday, but want less seclusion than the Maldives, Mauritius is perfect. There are tons of amazing beach resorts to choose from:


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15. Seychelles

Average ticket price: $1,400    Travel time: 11 hours (1 stop)    Best airline: Emirates

Top islands to visit: Mahé, Praslin, La Digue

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese passports

Seychelles

Imagine endless palm trees, white-sand beaches, and crystal clear waters. Seychelles is truly a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. Made up of over 100 islands, it’s a great destination for beach lovers and luxury travelers. Resorts are quite pricey but definitely worth it.

Apart from laying on the beautiful beaches, you can trek into the lush green mountains, dive with sharks, snorkel around coral reefs, and discover one of the many jungle trails and coves.

16. Oman

Average ticket price: $250    Travel time: 5 hours (1 stop)     Best airline: Air Arabia

Top cities to visit: Muscat, Salalah

Visa Type: Visa on arrival for Lebanese passports

Salalah Oman

Oman is best known for its beautiful mountains, sand dunes, and incredible fjords. It’s best to spend a couple of nights in Muscat and then head to Salalah for some relaxation.

Salalah is one of the hidden gem destinations in the Middle East. Due to its unique weather climate, the area is known for its lush green nature, mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. This makes it a perfect destination to relax on the beach or to go on some fun adventures such as hiking, horseback riding, and exploring the natural landscapes with a local guide. Hotel recommendations: Hilton Resort, Rotana Resort.

Lebanese Passport Visa-Free Countries: For City Lovers

17. Macau

Average ticket price: $600    Travel time: 16 hours (2 stops)    Best airlines: Middle East + Kuwait Airways + Air Macau

Top places to visit: Macau Tower, The Venetian, Senado Square, Taipa, Ruins of St. Paul

Visa Type: No visa required for Lebanese passports

Macau

Macau is technically located in China but is a small autonomous region on the Southern coast. It’s often called the “Las Vegas of Asia” and has a vibrant city with so many casinos and malls. It’s a really fun destination to add to your Asia trip for 3 to 4 days.

Other Visa-Free Countries for Lebanese:

18. Bangladesh – Visa on Arrival

19. Cape Verde – Visa on Arrival

20. Comoros – Visa on Arrival

21. Comoros – Visa on Arrival

22. Djibouti – Visa on Arrival

23. Dominica – Visa not required

24. Guinea-Bissau – Visa on Arrival

25. Haiti – Visa not required

26. Iran – Visa not required

27. Mauritania – Visa on arrival

28. Micronesia – Visa not required

29. Niue – Visa not required

30. Palau – Visa on arrival

31. Qatar – Visa on arrival

32. Samoa – Visa on arrival

33. Rwanda – Visa on arrival

34. Somalia – Visa on arrival

35. Syria – Visa not required

36. Tajikistan – Visa on arrival

37. Timor-Leste – Visa on arrival

38. Togo – Visa on arrival

39. Turkey – Visa not required

40. Tuvalu – Visa on arrival

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