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

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

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

RTW

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

EUROPE and BEYOND!

What To Do In Syria
The plan: Walk from one place to another, no time limit, no set route, take local advise and hit the road, Living off the land... more

Travel Everywhere

What To Do In Syria
I want to travel all over the world for the rest of my life,I am 100% sure this is what I feel I want to do, but I can't do it ... more

Backpacking around the world with a few money, open a blog, learning Permaculture and ecologic projects

What To Do In Syria
My idea is to start the trip wit a very little budget, find projects in every country (using workaway.info) and open a blog sho... more

BombaLife

What To Do In Syria
Start off in Scotland, then England. Train to Paris, then to Belgium. Netherlands to Denmark, Norway, Swedan then Germany by Oc... more

Slow travel around the world

What To Do In Syria
Slow travel, working/volunteeering and visiting off the beaten path destinations. Interested especially in history, traditions,... 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 main source of energy in France?

Trivia: What is the main source of energy in France?

  •  
  •  
  •