Travelling Israel and Lebanon December 2018 tips and buddy

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1. Posted by Sarahc573 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,
In December and January this year I am going to Lebanon and Israel. I am a solo traveller (first time - super excited) and wanted to know where people would recommend going. I am right into hiking and have booked a hiking tour of North Lebanon. Ideally I just want to do the rest of Lebanon cheap so not booking any tours and staying in backpackers or cheap hostels. Has anyone had success doing public transport or taxi to the different places? I have the entire north covered so will just be travelling from Beirut on day trips.

Israel I am also doing a little bit later. Again I start with a tour of Jordan and then finish in Israel. I only see Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Would love to go to Eilat and to some other places up North for trekking as well. Again wanting to do this without having to hire tours. Is this possible to do through public transport or taxi? I have a general idea of where I want to go and the places, all of which are an hour -two hours from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem so would look at basing myself there depending on cheap accommodation and ease of jumping in a taxi or getting on a bus. I was wondering if anyone else has travelled Israel like this successfully.

I am doing Lebanon 14-23rd December 2018
Tour of Jordan and Israel 23-1st January 2019
My own exploration of Israel 1-4th January 2019
If anyone wants to join:)

Thanks for you help:)