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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I visit Syria as a tourist?

Yes, you can!
Many people get surprised when they realize that Syria used to be one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East before the war, Syria re-opened for tourists once again a few years ago. The process to get a tourist visa to Syria is similar to what it used to be before and you are still required to have a local guide.

Is Syria safe now?

Yes Syria is safe!
Most of the cities in Syria are completely safe for tourists to visit. In our tours, we ensure to choose routes that are 100% safe for you.

Is it OK to take photos?

Certainly! Syria is a stunningly beautiful country, and you can take photos to show friends and family back home. Some things to note however, we do cross through many military checkpoints and photography is obviously not allowed there.

Money in Syria?

Syria is considered relatively cheap, when you get your visa at the border, ask to exchange your money or you can ask your guide to exchange it. In Syria, we use the Syrian Pound (SYP). Bring € or USD (clear and new) because you cannot pay with a card, only Cash. And since our tours cover mostly everything, you’ll only need money for meals and shopping. A meal can cost you anywhere between 1-20$ depending on what and where you choose to eat. Same for shopping, souvenirs can cost anywhere between 2$ and up depending on what you want to buy, so on average, you’ll need around 100-150$ at least for 5-7 days tour, and more if you REALLY like shopping.

Which currencies do they accept?

Mostly US dollars ($) but € can be exchanged too.

Are there ATMs in Syria?

Your credit card can’t be used in Syria. You must bring all your money in cash.

Which nationalities can join our Syria tours?

We can apply for pretty much any nationality worldwide, including US citizens since March 2023.

How much does the visa cost?

Price varies depending on nationality:

  • European passport holders: 70USD.
  • Canadian passports: 90USD.
  • British and Australian passports: 140USD.
  • The rest of the nationalities (Argentina, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, etc.) pay 70USD.
  • The visa fee is paid at the border, to the respective authorities.
  • However, there must be no Israeli stamp on the passport.

What do tours include?

  • Transport to/from Beirut, Damascus Airport or Amman Border.
  • Accommodation.
  • Security clearance (needed for the visa).
  • Private transportation and driver around Syria.
  • Breakfast.
  • Special permit for Palmyra.
  • English or any required language -speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to the places listed in the itinerary.

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.