Join YPT as we take you to Iraqi Kurdistan. A prospective new nation protected by the Peshmerga which were at the forefront of the fight with ISIS.
Despite its significance and proximity to probably the most tense area in the world, 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 Lalish, 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.
Iraqi Kurdistan is visa free for many nationalities. Whether you are a former Pioneer, or new to us, you can join this trip in a region that is living history.
For the quintessential Iraqi adventure, think of joining our Whole Iraq Combo tour, which also encompasses Southern Iraq, from Basra to Samarra going through Baghdad!
Thursday 20th May – Erbil
Friday 21st May – Duhok
Saturday 22nd May – Rawandas
Sunday 23rd May – Sulaymaniyah
Monday 24th May – Halabja/Sulaymaniyah
Tuesday 25th May – Sulaymaniyah/Erbil
Wednesday 26th May – Erbil
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Accommodation on twin share basis
• Transport to complete the itinerary
• Breakfast and lunch
• English speaking local guide and YPT guide at all times
• Entrance fees unless otherwise specified
• Visa (some nationalities)
• Single supplement (€300)
• Tips for local guides and drivers
• Drinks and personal expenses
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.