What To Do In Syria

View a Map of Syria

Syria is one of the larger states of the Middle East and has its capital in Damascus. Syria is bordered to the north by Turkey, to the east by Iraq, by Jordan and Israel to the south, and by Lebanon to the south-west. In addition, the country has a short coastline on the east Mediterranean Sea.

Entry will be refused to citizens of Israel and travelers with any evidence of having visited Israel (which includes stamps of Egyptian/Jordanian neighboring land borders with Israel in addition to Israeli visas and entry stamps), any products with Hebrew labeling, etc. Passports are slavishly checked for Israeli stamps page-by-page at the border, so you if you have an Israeli stamp, then you will need to get a new passport.

Syria is generally safe for travelers, partly because crime is considered shameful and is heavily punished. However, the renewed conflict between Israel and Lebanon in 2006 prompted large demonstrations throughout the Middle East. Travelers are advised to avoid all large gatherings as they may turn violent. Late in 2006 gunmen attacked the US Embassy in Damascus. Occasionally foreign travelers have been targeted by political groups, especially in the south of the country.


What To Do In Syria

Top Group Trips in Syria

vagabonding around the world

What To Do In Syria
i wanna visit every country and visit villages and climb mountain kayak down rivers and work odd jobs I'm just going to experie... more

around the world in 365 days!

What To Do In Syria
Hi my name is Tia I'm 21 an I've always had this dream of traveling and now I'm trying to make that dream come true I want to t... more

Cycling Around 7 Continents

What To Do In Syria
We will cycle through all the continents in the following order: 1. Austalia 2. Europe 3. Asia 4. Antarctica 5. Nor... more

around the world

What To Do In Syria
everyone who one wants to travel around the world is welcome.traveling for less money ,a real adventure,I'm gonna doing somethi... more

80 months

What To Do In Syria
sleeper to london- 19-49 london-dover- 40 ferry calais -15 calais- france- Town Hall/Musee de la Dentelle/The Burghers of ... more

Top Group Trips in Middle East

The Dream Starts Here. Be a part of it.

What To Do In Syria
I'm a 32 yr old ex-paper pusher who caught the travel bug in 2008 and have since not been able to fully return to normal everyd... more

vagabonding around the world

What To Do In Syria
i wanna visit every country and visit villages and climb mountain kayak down rivers and work odd jobs I'm just going to experie... more

Sail the world

What To Do In Syria
Plan to sail the world for 12-18 months. No set route. Only in the infancy planning at this point. Up for suggestions. Plan o... more

Explore the World

What To Do In Syria
Planning over a year long trip around the World , i just want to experience the World and see most of it. It would be great if ... more

Round the World Adventure

What To Do In Syria
I'm still in the very early stages of planning. Want to do a RTW trip for 6-12 months and don't want to do it alone. I have a r... more

around the world in 365 days!

What To Do In Syria
Hi my name is Tia I'm 21 an I've always had this dream of traveling and now I'm trying to make that dream come true I want to t... more

RTW

What To Do In Syria
Tentative to change. Probably will include working, volunteering overseas. more

Vital Stats

Region Info Middle East
Population 283.2 million
Highest Altitude 5,610 m
Mount Damavand, Iran 18,406 ft
Lowest Altitude -418 m
Dead Sea, Israel -1,371 ft
Lowest Temperature -46.4 °C
Van, Turkey (1990) -51.5 °F
Highest Temperature 70.1 °C
Dasht-e Lut, Iran (2007) 158.2 °F

Travel Trivia

What is the capital city of Singapore?

Trivia: What is the capital city of Singapore?

  •  
  •  
  •