Syria Tours for 2022

Syria tours

Against the Compass now offers both group trips and private, tailored tours in Syria.

VISA FOR SYRIA – In order to get a valid visa for traveling to Syria, you must first obtain a security clearance. We can easily get it for you and with our help, you won’t need to visit the embassy. Note that US passport holders can’t join our Syria tours because currently, visas are not issued for them (May 2022).

What type of Syria tour packages do we offer?

1 – EXPEDITIONS with a tour leader (7 nights, 8 days)

Essentially, our EXPEDITIONS are group trips typically composed of 12-13 people, always led by a tour leader, either myself (Joan Torres) or someone from my team, besides a Syrian tour guide and his/her local assistant.

Our EXPEDITIONS are ideal for:

  • Travelers on a lower budget – Cheaper than going with a smaller group + also include lunch.
  • Travelers who want to have fun – The more the merrier, since we tend to create outstanding travel families and organize evening activities.
  • Travelers looking for the best quality and service – Expeditions will always be accompained by a tour leader whose job is to make sure that the Syria tour flows as per Against the Compass brand equity.

Scheduled Syria EXPEDITIONS

  • July 1st – 8th (lead by Leti Lagarda)
  • September 1st – 8th (lead by Leti Lagarda)
  • September 30th – October 7th (lead by Joan Torres)
  • October 11th – 18th (in Spanish and lead by Leti Lagarda)

Syria EXPEDITIONS itinerary

This is the itinerary we follow in all our EXPEDITIONS

Day 1 – Arrival in Damasus (from Beirut)
Day 2 – Damascus Old City
Day 3 – Maaloula & Mar Musa (overnight in Aleppo)
Day 4 – Full day in Aleppo
Day 5 – Hama & Krak de Chevaliers (overnight in al Mishtaya)
Day 6 – Palmyra & Homs (overnight in Damascus)
Day 7 – Day trip to Bosra
Day 8 – New Damascus and departure

PRICE: 1490 EUROS (€)

Includes: Beirut transfer, accommodation, security clearance (needed for visa), private transportation & driver, breakfast & lunch, Palmyra permit, local guide + assistant, tour leader, entrance fees

Excludes: international flights, single supplement (270€), visa fee, dinner

More details (day-by-day itinerary, payment details, etc. ) can be found here:

EXPEDITIONS Syria Against the Compass 2022

tours in Syria
With our amazing group in what remains of the Temple of Bel (Palmyra) during the Syria tour that took place in March 2022


2 – Small group trips of 3 to 5 people (5 nights, 6 days)

We also schedule shorter Syria travel tours composed of smaller groups of 3 to 5 people max.

The main difference from EXPEDITIONS is that, in these small groups, you only travel with a local – and Against the Compass certified – Syrian guide, no tour leader, and no local assistant.

Our SMALL GROUP trips are ideal for:

  • Independent travelers. Technically, you will still be on a tour but since the group is small, plus there is no tour leader, you will have more freedom and time for yourself. Know that the local guide, however, is a trusted and certified guide by Against the Compass.
  • Travelers who can’t afford to go solo. These tours are obviously cheaper than if you were traveling solo.
  • Travelers with less time – The length of this trip is 6 days, instead of 8.

Scheduled Syria tours:

  • June 25th to 30th
  • July 26th to 31st
  • August 25th to 30st (in Spanish)
  • September 25th to 30th
  • October 26th to 31st
  • November 23rd to 28th
  • December 23rd to 28th

Syria SMALL GROUP trips itinerary

This is the itinerary we follow in all our SMALL GROUP trips:

Day 1 – Arrival in Damascus (from Beirut)
Day 2 – Maaloula & Mar Musa (overnight in Aleppo)
Day 3 – Full day in Aleppo
Day 4 – Hama & Krak de Chevaliers (overnight in al Mishtaya)
Day 5 – Homs & Damascus
Day 6 – New Damascus and departure

PRICE: $1690 (US dollars)

Includes: Beirut transfer, accommodation, security clearance (needed for visa), private transportation & driver, breakfast, local guide, entrance fees

Excludes: international flights, single supplement ($290), visa fee, lunch & dinner

More details (day-by-day itinerary, payment details, etc. ) can be found here:

SMALL GROUP trips for 2022

Living history – A Syrian man rebuilding a destroyed mosque in Aleppo


3 – Individual, tailored Syria tours

Do you want to travel solo, or with a group of friends?

From 1-day trips to Damascus (from Beirut) to compelling multi-day itineraries, we are able to design any sort of adventure based on your needs, 365 days a year.

You can also choose your starting point, which could be either Beirut, Amman, or Damascus International Airport itself.

COVID-19 Update
After a long lockdown, Syria finally reopened its borders in November 2021 and today, all they ask is either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR.

Which places can we cover in our Syria tours?

So far, we can organize any sort of trip to Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Maaloula, Palmyra (special permit required), Bosra, Krak de Chevaliers, Hama, and anywhere along the Western coast, including Tartous, Latakia and Arwad.

Here we can find a day by day explanation of our 8-day standard Syria itinerary

Do you have any questions about these tours for Syria?

or email me at joan@againstthecompass.com