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Syria has far fewer visitors than Egypt and Jordan, but in some ways is an even more fascinating place to visit. The country has been occupied and ruled by numerous different civilisations since ancient times, and the remains of many of these can still be seen today. The capital, Damascus, has been inhabited for longer than nearly anywhere else on earth, and you can really feel the thread of history running through to today when you explore its bazaars and mosques and stay in one of the beautifully converted merchant houses and palaces that it is increasingly famous for. Other highlights include the extensive Roman ruins in the desert city of Palmyra, Crac des Chevaliers crusader castle, Alleppo's maze-like souq and citadel, the cliff-top town of Maloula where the ancient Aramaic language is still spoken, and the Mediterranean town of Latakia with its beautiful surrounding green mountains and sandy beaches.
A visit to Syria can also be easily combined with time in neighbouring Jordan, whose capital Amman is only four hours drive from Damascus.
Note: Due to the current security situation in Syria, at this time we are not running any of our tours to the country. We will only restart operating in Syria when we are confident it is safe for our travellers to visit.
From UK£1,295 per person
Syria & Jordan
From UK£2,235 per person
We take responsible travel very seriously, and design and run our tours in as sustainable and responsible fashion as possible, while still giving you the holiday experience you are looking for. We are also very committed to supporting the local people in Egypt, Jordan and Syria who make these tours possible and try to ensure as much benefit from our trips stays in country as we can.
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