Sunday, December 27, 2009


Today is Jan 5, 2013

Guess what...I'm in Sao Paulo Brazil. I left the country because of the war. My car is in Beirut. Life is so hard in Syria and Civilians are suffering from the sectarian war. I receive every now and then requests from people who are interested in an adventure to Syria (they look like war tourists). I recommended to many not to go, as me myself don't feel safe to go there.
Anyway, if you are interested in going to Lebanon and Jordan, please drop me a line.
Happy New Year

Today is Jan 30, 2012
Tourism is not doing well in Syria but still taking tours in Jordan and Lebanon. 
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Today is Oct 24, 2011
Last three months I was in India taking a break. I got my TTC in Yoga Teaching and some different massages courses. I got some booking for Lebanon and Jordan trips for Nov and Dec. I'm ready for you.

Today is May 30, 2011.
I dropped Rosemary and Peter in Amman 5 days ago. I started with Sandra and her husband from Argentina on May 26 from Damascus to Palmyra to Beirut where I left them yesterday. Time to relax. Cheers.

Today is May 16, 2011.
I'm in Aleppo with Rosemary and Peter from Australia. We have one week Syria and Lebanon through Krak des Chevalier.

Today is April 21, 2011.
I'm with a Norwegian Group in Beirut. Tomorrow we are heading to Krak des Chevalier in Syria. 
Angela wrote about her recent trip with me in this link

Today is April 11, 2011.
I'm with a US solo traveler in Petra. Tomorrow, we will be in the Desert of Wadi Rum. On Wed, we are heading to Damascus.

Today is April 4, 2011.
I'm with a Dutch Group in Aleppo.
Tomorrow we are heading to Apamea.

20 years of education, business and some other varied interests were so productive, but yet not to the extent that created a real joy for me. Time had come for a real change and I had to have my one year sabbatical to decide which job would make me enjoy the best. Back from the US in 2008, I experienced a real cultural shock in my own birth country, Syria. Although my qualifications, experience and degrees attracted many employers to hire me in high paid jobs, I was reluctant to accept any of them due to many unpublished reasons. The sabbatical came into an unexpected delighting decision, let me Enjoy Drive Tourists Happy in my own country. So far I'm so happy I took this decision. Why? I will tell you when you are in my car.

Specials: June/July 2011

June 15 to July 30

A one day free for every 10 days trip.


If you are interested, please write to me at the following email

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Driving tourists to historical monuments of Syria, Jordan and Lebanon
Hotel Booking (prior to arriving or walking in)
Translation and Interpretation
Students Rooms and Apartments

My Guarantee

Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back.
Safe driving, extra sites, efficient planning, family atmosphere, big savings, and getting the most out of your trip are my guarantee.


I do remember John of ShipRite in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY. He has a sign saying “Customers’ Attitudes decide the Charge”  Yes, if you are not happy at the end of the tour, I simply say “Money back Guaranteed”

Usually, Sedan Cars with an average English speaking driver (Hello, Good Morning, and Good Bye) would cost you $140/ a day. The day starts from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with 350 KM Max. Companies add 20% or more for Luxury Cars and for a good English speaking driver.

My 4WD car is only $ 160 each day including everything. If your trip has borders crossing to Lebanon and/or Jordan you pay one time $ 100  which is (Car Exit Tax and Miscellaneous Fees).

Excursions' Prices from Damascus can be found in  Recommended Tours scroll down to Recommended Excursions.

Recommended Tours

Recommended Tours

This is a list of recommended tours that can fit each traveler to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. It was made while you in mind taking into consideration that your port of arrival and departure is Damascus International Airport, Syria. If you arrive in a different airport such as Beirut or Amman the recommended tour can be adjusted according to your itinerary. If you have an itinerary of more than 7 days, please contact me so I give you my suggestions. No commitments. 


My first trip with an amazing group, it was to Krak des Chevalier. Louis, Ali, Me, Julia, Rebecca,
Richard and Rebecca Mom.

The two Gentlemen Richard and Nick. They spent 8 nights in Lebanon and Syria. Together, we visited Baalbeck, Beirut, Jeita Grotto, Cable car, Byblos, Qadish Valley for hiking, Cedar Forest, Palmyra, Krak, Tartus, Saladin, Slonfa, Dead Cities, Aleppo, St Simeon, Hama, Mar Mousa and Damascus.


If you took a trip with me, please write a review about the trip. I appreciate your reviews and comments.
Meanwhile, if you want to read more reviews about my past services please click on Handwritten Reviews , reviews, or reviews.

Handwritten Reviews reviews

Gill and Mark, a fabulous couple wrote about me on TA. Thank you Gill and MArk

Sandra and Marcello from Argentina wrote about their trip with me in TA. You can click here choose "information about travel....." . See Answer number 10.  Thank you Sandra and Marcello.

Beverly from the Aloha State chose me for her June 2010 trip. Thank you

Barbara and Aaron from California took a trip with me on Sept 2010. They wrote something on Thank you Barbara.

Angela and David from SF had a trip with me in Lebanon and Syria. She wrote something about me on her blog. Thank you Angela. reviews

Vanessa and family took a trip with me in Jordan and Syria. They were a great group. This is what she wrote about her trip. Thank you Vanessa.

Beverly and Frank from Hawaii wrote about me on Virtual Tourist website. Thank You Beverly:

Helen and Richard from LA took a 20 days trip. They wrote about me on Thank you Helen:

Sandra and Marcello from Argentina toured Syria and Lebanon with me. They wrote about their trip on You can reach about it by clicking here. Thank you Sandra and Marecello:

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My Photo Album


Rare Pictures of Old Syria

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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One of the happy tourists wrote about me on, please click on the following link to read his review:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Richard B. Review

Another Happy Tourist.

8 Days Syria/Lebanon (world record on steps)

Richard and Nick were so unique. Together we visited Baalbeck, Beirut, Jeita Grotto, Cable Car, Byblos, hiked in Qadisha Valley, Cedar Forest, Damascus, Palmyra, Homs, Krak des Chevalier, Saladin Castle, Slonfa, Aleppo, St. Simeon, Dead Cities, Hama and Mar Mousa Monastery.

I never climbed this number of steps up or down in my life in this short period of time. Richard is fund of climbing up (clambering as they say it in English), while Nick enjoys watching him doing so. In our way back to Damascus, we chose to take the highest mountain in Lebanon 2700 Meter Above Sea Level from Bcherri to Baalbeck.  The weather was wonderful up there, look at me in short sleeve inside the car!!!

Martin N. Review

A Unique Tourist, Psychologist, Photographer and human being. Visit his website

Back Road Syria Trip

This trip was one of the best trips I ever took. A happy American Psychologyst who visited Syria with his French girlfriend and two other French friends. The group was fantastic as good luck or maybe good magic was hunting us from day one until the goodbye tears.
We all sang for the sun to shine and the sun never failed us upon arriving to the sites. One day, the happy American screamed to the god of Serjilla ( One of the Dead Cities): please stop the Rain. It was 40 minutes before sunset with thick dark clouds in sky. Four of us stayed in the car because it was raining and the happy American went by himself to take pictures of the site. When the other three got bored in the car, a miracle took place that made four of us jump out of the car and me was asking surprisingly: "What did you do Martin?" Yes, the sun casted its beams for minutes on the ruins and nothing but the ruins (Check the pictures of Serjilla, I took). When we finished a rainbow and then a double rainbow appeared to us.
Everywhere we visited starting from Palmyra, Krak des Chevalier, Marmarita, Safita, Hosn Sulieman, Misyaf castle, Arwad Island, Mirqab castle, Saladin castle, Jericho, Aleppo, St. Simeon, Dead Cities, Mar Mousa, Maaloula and ending in Damascus we were received by a miraculous event.