Traveling in Syria is quite interesting, and easy overland
touring in comfortable lodges and hotels ranging from 3 stars to
5 stars can be arranged. The vehicles vary from modern
comfortable cars and vans to minibuses and coaches. Driving is
on good roads and highways with easy access from one country to
the other. Maximum drive time from one capital to the other is
two and a half hours.
All that you need is a valid passport for six months at least
and Visas for each country. You can get a 24 hour Lebanese Visa
at the border. Passports should not bear any Israeli stamps.
There are incredible opportunities for photography everywhere
you go in this country even inside some of the mosques and
public bazaars (markets) with huge amounts of wonderful Roman
and Byzantine ruins in addition to the Crusader castles and
In these countries you can use all forms of money like U.S.
dollars and other currencies, Traveler checks and Credit cards.
Cash machines (ATMs) are available too.
the sites in Syria include:
Damascus and Aleppo
The two major cities of Syria.
Mari, Ebla and Ugarit
Very ancient city states that flourished under the rule of the
ancient Semitic people.
Apamea, Palmyra, Bosra, Chahba and Souweida
Some of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities that were
prosperous caravan cities along the silk road trails.
Resafa, St. Simeon Church
Very impressive deserted pilgrimage towns from the Byzantine
The best preserved of the deserted (ghost) villages of northern
The Umayyad and Grand Mosques, the Caravan Seray, Madrases
Great examples of Islamic architecture.
Krak des Chevalier, Margat (Marqab), Soane
Among the best preserved Mediaeval Crusader castles in the