7 Questions for Mr. Ayoub, our local tour leader in Syria.

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Mr. Ayoub has led many tours around Syria and loves to travel and show visitors his beautiful country. Mr. Ayoub will take us around Syria for 10 days and we decided to ask him few questions about the trip.

1. What is your favorite part of Syria to travel to?

Krak Des chevaliers, it's a charming place with beautiful nature and great history.

  • Krak Des chevaliers is a castle originally built for the Emir of Aleppo in 1031. The castle is today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

2. Is it safe to travel in Syria?

Everything under Syrian government control is safe and the community is great, everything mentioned in the itinerary is safe.

  • Mr. Ayoub helped us to make an amazing 10-day itinerary through Syria where safety is our top priority.

3. How Is the security in the country?

Syrian army protects all of the area's and there's no problem with something like walking alone at night and so, the only thing you need to do is avoid taking photos of checkpoints and military points.

4. When did you start getting tourists back in the country?

We started getting tourists back in late 2018.

  • Before the start of the Syrian Civil War, 8.5 million tourists visited Syria in 2010

5. Is there any sort of dress code for female travelers?

You can dress freely, a girl wearing a skirt is a normal thing here.

  • In Syria, there are no regulations governing dress. No need for a headscarf unless you are visiting a mosque, and most mosques that we visit will have some sort of gown available for female visitors where required.

6. How do I deal with currency when I’m in Syria?

You only can pay in cash. Syrian pounds for restaurants, shopping, etc.

You can exchange money when arriving in Damascus and get Syrian pounds.

  • You will need to bring cash, Dollars or Euros with you on the trip. You will be able to exchange it for Syrian Pounds when we arrive in Damascus.

7. What local souvenirs should I bring back from my trip to Syria?

There are many ancient handicrafts, you can get something made of copper by hand, or leather. Soap with Damascene jasmine or a scarf.

  • We will visit many souqs(street markets) where you can find plenty of souvenirs. Syria is famous for its lively markets where you can find anything from their famous cuisine to real Damascus swords.

Find out more information about our trip to Syria, and book a spot to join this amazing adventure.