07-04-2011    KATH AND MARTIN (UK) 


I’ve just  got back from 17 days in Syria. For 7 of those  we travelled with Ahmad Magribi and his driver. Ahmad was very helpful when I was planning the trip, and patiently answered my endless questions beforehand. He made good suggestions for hotels and restaurants, and planned an intinerary that gave us a comprehensive experience of Syria, according to our own particular interests.He was thorough, dependable and enhanced our experience of Syria immensely. I felt very confident with the skills of his driver (in this case Mohammed). Both were excellent company, and we were very sad to depart at the end of our tripWe had a fantastic time in Syria and would have no hesitatation in recommending Ahmad.  

 01-04-2011   Robert and Family (UK) 

Ahmad  is an excellent guide, completely dependable. Importantly he uses competent drivers, essential in some of the big cities. We have travelled under the guidance of Ahmad from Damascus down to Bosra and an amazing journey across the dessert to arrive  in Aleppo.  Ahmad is fantastic, very knowledgeable and all the arrangements have worked to perfection (given that all we did was send a few e-mails).The country is extremely friendly and what you want to hear – stable!! There are no signs of any problems, although we are aware of some issues from the BBC world news they may as well be in Iceland for all we know. The drivers are also worth a mention because I would never try to drive here – worse than Italy!! Seriously his drivers are excellent, safety is the number one factor followed by flexibility and courtesy.We wanted to try traditional hotels, ie Arab courtyard houses converted to small hotels, Ahmad has sorted these for us wherever they are available, mainly in the big cities.So in summary, Ahmad would be a great choice, we found him on Tripadvisor.com, we went for him and it has been brilliant.Hope you have an enjoyable trip to this wonderful country. 

2010年10 月 日本の旅行会社で募集していた観光ツアーに参加してシリアを訪れました。その時の現地ガイドがアハメッドさんです。シリアは日本人にとってはまだマイナーな観光地ですが、想像よりもずっと穏や かで良い国でした。そして、シリアの人たちは皆一様に明るく親切でした。観光場所は沢山有り、どこも魅力的な場所ばかりです。ガイドのアハメッドさんはとても丁寧なガイドをしてくれました。アハメッドさんは良いガイドをする為に常日頃から熱心に勉強しているという感じがしました。そしてツアー仲間は皆、アハメッドさんの気のきいた心配りに感謝していました。シリア旅行はあっという間に過ぎてしまいました。私は再びシリアを訪れたい気持ちでいっす。

アハメッドさん ありがとう

   Anna-Karin Guindy Denmark     


Ahmad is a very pleasant guide with a solid knowledge. He is very busy at times (so make an early reservation!) I only had the chance of his company a few hours. During that time – thanks to his insider’s knowledge -, he gave me a great and different experience of Aleppo, which I have visited before, He also taught me how to use the bus system! My thanks and warm recommendations
Anna-Karin Guindy


Kala Carruthers Azar (USA )   2010/08/12  at 10:47 pm

CET Academic Programs, based in Washington DC, recently launched an Intensive Arabic and Culture Studies program at  the University of Aleppo. In addition to Intensive Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Dialect classes, CET students also take part in a range of trips and activities. Ahmad was a huge help in organizing a trip to Palmyra and Krak des Chevaliers for our first group of CET students and Syrian language partners this summer (2010). Ahmad was very helpful and kind and went out of his way to prepare extra Arabic handouts for our students. We will definitely rely on Ahmad again in future programs!

Sara and Luca ( Italy)          (16:38:41) : 08-06 -2010

We just came back from Syria where we relied on Ahmad’s guidance…He planned our itinerary so well we could not believe how many sites we managed to visit in just 8 days! Ahmad is a very enjoyable company and he is endowed with common sense, which helped a lot in a couple of tricky situations! We were on our honeymoon so we were full of expectations and we were not disappointed: Ahmad knows how to be discrete but he is also a very chatty person. We had nice conversations with him on our trip about everything from History to Culture with even a touch of Politics… Thanks to Ahmad and his driver we had a very satisfying experience, which ended up in Lebanon where they escorted us to meet our friend Charbel.. The trip through the mountains was an amazing way to finish our journey…
We left Syria with many good memories and also found a new friend.
We surely reccomend Ahmad as your guide to discover Syria’s rich heritage, and Insha’Allah we hope to be back one day and meet him again.

Sara and Luca


ahmad is a excellent & knowledgeable guide , a very friendly & warm person . he organized a brillant tour of both hama & palmyra for myself . ahmad & his driver mohammed are very good company & both are very professional people . i would recommend without hesitation the skills & knowledge of ahmad as a guide in syria & mohammed is a excellent driver who can be relied on .

carpe diem Alan Skilling


Tarik & family from IstanbulTurkey 2009/12/28 at 7:42pm

Ahmad is a trusted friend and a reliable and valuable guide. Aleppo is a gem and discovering its magic together with a local connoisseur like Ahmad makes it even more pleasurable and not last efficient. I will ask Ahmad to assist my friends who will visit Aleppo in the future.


Jan& mother,   Czech

Submitted on 2009/04/06 at 1:52pm a rest b4 heading to Salahidin's

 Hi all, i have enjoyed Ahmad’s company this spring (2009) in Syria & it was amazing… nice weather, kind people, beautiful landscape, ancient monuments :)Ahmad is a good man and patient guide :) and I can fully recommend…



Fairul Mohamed Zain, Malaysia

Submitted on 2008/12/14 at 5:58pm

with fairul at aleppo citadel

I’ve just visited Syria for 6 days recently and to be honest, its the best country i’ve been to. It is rich in history and the people are very friendly. Thanks to Mr Ahmad, I got the chance to learn the history and its culture, especially Aleppo. Once you pick Mr Ahmad as your guide, he won’t let you down. Trully first class service. Thanks again Mr Ahmad for the great hospitality and InsyaAllah I will return again to Syria.



Andy,Andy @ Palmyra USA

Submitted on:  May 29, 2009 5:04 PM

Syria is a wonderful country full of friendly people and Ahmad was a personable, responsible, informed guide and companion. I heartily recommend his services.



MikeUK / New Zealand

I did two tours with Ahmad recently – one day around the Dead Cities near Aleppo, St. Simeon, and the Citadel in Aleppo; and a three day tour to Serjilla, Apamea, Hama, Salaadin’s Castle, Krak, and Palmyra. Both were excellent – as others have commented, Syria is a wonderful country to travel in and I really enjoyed my time there.

Ahmad is very friendly and a knowledgeable guide, and I am more than happy to recommend him to everybody.

Barbara & Claus,   Switzerland
 Submitted on 2009/06/23 at 6:04pmBarbara upld wp

Ahmad guided Claus and myself through St. Simeon and Aleppo. We enjoyed Ahmad’s broad intercultural and historical knowledge provided in excellent English which made our tour to a memorable day on our visit to Syria.

Syria is a very interesting country, nice people, and fascinating archeological sites. We can fully recommend Ahmad as a guide to all who do not only want to see things but to understand their historical background.




Marina & Tommaso, Italy

Submitted on:   02/09/2009 (00:24:59)

Hi everybody!
we enjoyed very very much our tour in Syria because of the wonderful aechaeological sites, friendly people, food and last but not least our guide Ahmad, a very nice person with an archaeological soul!
I heartly recommend him for his great hospitality.


Laura & Ruben,  Spain
Submitted on:  2009/10/21 at 12:21pm

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We enjoyed a lot our guided tour in Aleppo, discovering with Ahmad the places and History of this magical city. I fully recommend to visit Syria, with its infinite History, beautiful landscapes and nice people; and to count on a good guide as Ahmad is really valuable.



Bill and Cecelia- California (USA)

Submitted on:   14/04/2010 (09:03:16)

Traveling with Ahmad is like traveling with a close friend. His knowledge of Syrian history and customs only makes the trip much better. Syria is a country that comes alive when seen through the eyes of an excellent local guide. Ahmad provides that and more. A throughly enjoyable trip and we highly recommend him.
Bill and Cecelia


TOM & Amy-  USA,  San Fransisco
Submitted on:   01/05/2010 (21:27:03)

We arrived in Syria with high expectations and an itenerary full of off program sites for prehistory that we wanted to see. Ahmad, and his friend Mohammed the driver, took their time and effort to make sure that our interest in prehistory was accomodated. We had a wonderful time with lunches, on the go, and Ahmad was able to get good places to eat with a wide variety of taste and food experiences. We appreciate his kind and gentle soul, and his terrific sense of humor and natural curiosity. It was a great experience.

We recommend Ahmad for his thoughtful and knowelegeable experience.


lucio trama – Italy

Together with my wife we have been driven by Ahmad through the Aleppo History, Archeology, culture and philosophical approach of the people. Ahmad is not only a guide he is able to put you in condition to understand the spirit of the place in a professional and human way. I have been traveling in more than 85 countries in my life and I can ensure that Ahmad is one of the best guide I have ever met.
Lucio Trama


One Response to Testimonials

  1. I arrived Syria with my best friend Hussen on 12 Nov 2010 and was eager to explore the country. Upon seeing Mr. Ahmad and his driver Mr. Muhammad, I am sure we are in the best hand there is. Mr. Ahmad planned schedule is compact and he is always on-time. Although the itinerary was full, he always managed to end and start at about time. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and calm. He can help you to negotiate good price at the souk. Highly Recommended!!! ps: The driver, Mr. Muhammad, is cautious and safe.

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