ABOUT The Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains and deserts, it is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians, Christians, Druze, Alawite Shias and Arab Sunnis. The latter make up the majority of the Muslim population. In recent years, Syria has capitalized on its long history and scenic cities to build a thriving tourist industry. About 12 percent of the Syrian economy last year was generated by foreign visitors, a vital source of revenue as oil reserves, never abundant, dried up. The death of tourism is the most visible sign of major economic damage from the protests and crackdowns, damage that could eventually undermine the government. The Ayenor boutique hotel in Damascus has a fountain splashing in its sunlit courtyard and four-poster beds in $100-a-night rooms that were usually full, until three months ago. Now, every room is empty, and the manager sadly offers discounts to any visitor prepared to brave the violent unrest in Syria and stay in the capital. Eco Tourism Syria Travel & Tours claim to be different they are proud of what they do as a travel company and what they have to offer you. They have passion for what they do, and would like you to see what makes them different from other Syrian travel companies. They are a tour operator not a travel agent. This makes them local tourism experts. They include Syrians, Jordanians & Lebanese. and take the utmost pride in showing you their home and fatherland. They are a professional and experienced team working together. They speak English fluently and have years of travel and guiding experience and work hard to provide you with an interesting, memorable, and hassle-free vacation.
CLIMATE The climate in Syria is dry and hot, and winters are mild. Because of the country's elevation, snowfall does occasionally occur during winter. Syria is an arid and semi-arid country with limited water resources. In fact, about three-fifths of the country has less than 25 centimeters of rain a year. Temperatures in July often exceed 43.3° C. Sandstorms, common during February and May, January tempretures are 37.7° C.
BEWARE There is widespread fighting throughout Syria, including in Damascus and its suburbs. Military operations, which have resulted in a significant number of deaths and injuries, have involved the use of aircrafts, tanks and rocket-propelled grenades. The continuing violence, the appalling security situation and Syria’s chemical and biological weapons programme create a volatile situation and is why we advise against all travel to Syria