Join YPT on this epic adventure through Iran and Iraq.
This tour takes us to all of the major sites in Tehran as well as the ancient capitals of Shiraz and Esfahan. On top of the rich history of the region, this tour also offers lots of opportunities to interact with locals, and witness the visual reality of what is the Iranian Revolution. On the trip itself and through our local guides, we will be doing lots of hidden extras (not published on the itinerary!) and where possible we will show you every side of this unique and majestic country.
After our time in Baghdad comes to close we will board a flight and head to Iraqi Kurdistan a prospective new nation protected by the Peshmerga and at the forefront of the fight with ISIS. Despite its significance and proximity to probably the most important war currently raging, Kurdistan offers not only safety, but beautiful scenery, famed in Middle Eastern literature as a paradise on earth, with more than 3500 archaeological sites, and some of the most friendly and welcoming people on earth.The trip takes us to the world’s only Yazidi shrine at Lalesh (40 KM from ISIS territory), before heading north to Duhok, the Saddam palace, Amadiya, and then looping around and heading south to Sulamaniyah, and back to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Erbil, checking out lots of cool sights in between.
Whether you are a former Pioneer, or new to us, you can join this trip in a region that is living history.
Monday 28th January – Tehran
Tuesday 29th January– Tehran
Wednesday 30th January – Tehran/ Shiraz
Thursday 31st January – Shiraz/Persepolis
Friday 1st February– Shiraz/Esfahan
Saturday 2nd February – Esfahan
Sunday 3rd February – Esfahan/Tehran
Monday 4th February – Tehran
Tuesday February 5th
Wednesday 6th February
Thursday 7th February
Friday 8th February
Saturday 9th February
Sunday 10th February
Monday 11th February
Tuesday 12th February
Wednesday 13th February
Thursday 14th February
Friday 15th February
Saturday 16th February
Sunday 17th February
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Visa support
– Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
– A/C transport and driver
– English speaking local guide and YPT guide
– Entrance Fees unless otherwise specified
– Flights in between Iran and Iraq and accommodation in Istanbul
– Flight from Baghdad to Erbil
– Visa application fees
– International air tickets to start and from end of tour
– Tips for the local guides and drivers
– Any other expenses specified on itinerary
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.