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Damascus, Aleppo, Palmya, Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum

Your Syrian adventure starts in the timeless city of Damascus where the ancient world converges with the modern seamlessly. Historic buildings such as the great Umayyad Mosque and the Azem Palace help you to feel immersed in the history of this ancient city. You will have an extensive tour of the city followed by plenty of free time for you to explore the maze of souqs and sample the delicious cuisine. Read more

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
  • Arrive in Damascus and transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Damascus you are met by our rep and transferred from the airport to our chosen hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from your flight and explore the local area.

  • Day 2:
  • Damascus city tour.

After a morning pre tour meeting by your group guide we take you on a full day tour around Damascus. Highlights will include the National Museum, Tekkiye Suleymaniye complex, Azem Palace and the great Umayyad Mosque.

  • Day 3:
  • Drive to Lattakia via Ma‚Äôloula and Krak des Chavaliers.
Today we will leave Damascus behind and head to the Mediterranean city of Lattakia. En-route we will make stops at the Aramaic speaking village of Ma'loula and the Crusader Castle of Krak des Chevaliers.
  • Day 4:
  • Drive to Aleppo via Ugarit & Saladin's castle

After breakfast in Lattakia we follow the coast to ancient ruins of Ugarit. We have a guided tour here before continuing to Aleppo via the impressive Castle of Saladin.

  • Day 5:
  • St Simeons Monastery. Afternoon Aleppo city tour.

Today we have a morning tour to the Basilica of St Simeon before returning to Aleppo for an afternoon tour which will feature the Great Mosque and the Citadel. Free time to explore the Souq al Attareen.

  • Day 6:
  • Drive to Palmyra via Apamea and Hama.

We leave the north of Syria behind today to travel to the 'Bride of the Desert' - Palmyra. We have stops along the way at the Roman town of Apamea and in Hama to view the famous moaning waterwheels.

  • Day 7:
  • Full day at Palmyra. Evening drive to Damascus.

You have a guided tour of Palmyra today followed by plenty of free time to explore further on your own. Late in the afternoon we will return to Damascus for your final evening in Syria.

  • Day 8:
  • Drive to Amman via Bosra and Shahba.

Today we leave Syria behind and cross the border in Jordan. Along the way we will make stops to view the Roman ruins at Bosra and Shahba.

  • Day 9:
  • Amman city tour. Drive to Aqaba.

We start the day with a tour of Amman, visiting the Roman amphitheatre and Odeon, along with other interesting sites. We then take to the road heading south along the desert highway to Red Sea resort town of Aqaba.

  • Day 10:
  • Wadi Rum Jeep safari, Bedouin camp

After breakfast we meet clients arriving by ferry from Egypt and a visit to Aqaba Fort, we then head into the spectacular desert scenery of Wadi Rum for a jeep safari, Bedouin lunch, and overnight desert camp under the stars. Options for a camel ride in the desert are also available if you wish.

  • Day 11:
  • Petra

We leave Wadi Rum after breakfast, and make the short drive to Petra where we provide a 4-hour guided tour, lunch, and free time to explore Jordan's most famous tourist site.

  • Day 12:
  • Little Petra - Free time

We tour 'Little Petra' this morning, and in the afternoon have the chance to revisit the main site again.

  • Day 13:
  • King's Highway - Kerak, Madaba, Mt. Nebo

Today's drive is up the scenic King's Highway, with stops en-route to explore the huge crusader castle at Kerak, view the majestic valley of Wadi Mujib, see the intricate Roman mosaics at Madaba, and enjoy views over Israel from Mt. Nebo. We finish the day in Amman.

  • Day 14:
  • Amman

Our morning tour is to the extensive Roman ruins at Jerash, close to Amman. In the afternoon we swim, or try to swim, in the extremely salty and strange waters of the Dead Sea. We return to Amman in time to spend a little time looking around the city centre in the evening.

  • Day 15:
  • Amman

The tour finishes today, and your time is free in Amman until we pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

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Tour facts

User rating:
Group size: (what's this?)
2 - 18. Min Age 12 (group departures only)
Highlights:
Damascus; Palmyra; Aleppo; Hama; Ugarit; Apamea; Krak des Chevaliers; Amman; Wadi Rum; Petra; Dead Sea; Kerak; Jerash
Transport:
Air-conditioned bus/minibus/car, 4x4 Jeep
Group departures:
Group departures on Saturdays approx. once a month.
Local payment: (What's this?)
None
Meals: (What's this?)
Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 3 | Dinner: 0
 

Accommodation

We use a range of carefully selected hotels on our group departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a private or tailor-made tour.

 

Customer feedback

"Fantastic country, wonderful food, exceptional diving, beautiful weather - truly a holiday of a lifetime. From the easy to navigate website to the excellent customer service and helpful, friendly tour reps, the trip was well organised from start to finish. The tour guide (Ahmed) was outstanding and made the Egyptian history fun and informative. The whole trip - WOW!"

Claire Birdine (Egypt Experience)

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