A promenade monitors the beauty and natural diversity of Syria's coastal area

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, the Syrian Exploration and Documentation Society ( SEDS) organized a walking tour to draw a sea-mountain tourism route that goes through several tourist areas in Lattakia in order to shed light on the wonderful tourist sites that form an important part of Syria's tourism map.

The walking tour comes within the framework of supporting and promoting adventure tourism and environmental exploration, which has witnessed notable growth recently, head of the Tourism Marketing and Promotion Department at Lattakia’s Tourism Directorate, Eng. Firas Wardi said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

More than 110 volunteers from the ( SEDS) came from different Syrian governorates to participate in the walking tour and to highlight the natural diversity and the rich tourism sites in Lattakia.

"The route extends from the “Chalma” spring area in the town of Kassab through the Mount of Clandrine to reach Badrousia and Al-Samra villages in Lattakia countryside which constitute important stations on the tourism map of Syria,” Eng. Wardi explained.

He indicated that the Lattakia’s tourism Directorate will supply the path with all facilities necessary to help visitors enjoy the magic and the beauty that characterize the coastal nature of Lattakia province and the rich flora and fauna there. He underscored the importance of preserving these areas as they are national tourism heritage.

Mahmoud Kafri, a member at the SEDS ‘S Board of Directors, pointed out that the walking tour  seeks building safe tracks within the Syrian wilderness to facilitate eco-tourism and provide a unique experience for various community groups to enjoy the attractive landscapes in Syria.

Kafri clarified that up-to-date technology was used during the walk tour including the Global Positioning System GPS. Professional photos and videos were taken to identify the most beautiful sites that provide exceptional experience to visitors to produce an integrated map.

On her part, Nermeen Abdel Rahman Shamso, a member of the SEDS‘S documentation committee, said that the team worked for two days to document the wild flora and fauna that are seen during the walk tour.

Two volunteers, Mohammad Ashour from Aleppo and Ahmad Ajlouni from Damascus, talked about the interesting and exciting experience that environmental walk tours provide. They said that they felt excited about reaching areas that no one has visited before.


Interviewed by : Rawaa Ghanam

Photos by : Rawaa Ghanam