Join YPT, as we travel on one of our signature trips, 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.
Our trip begins with either flying in from our Southern Iraq tour or joining us on the Monday by your own means before we head straight off to explore this unique region. 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.
Carry on your MENA adventure and continue on to Khartoum for the Sudan Nubian Legends Tour!
Monday November 9th – Erbil
Tuesday November 10th – Lalish, Alqosh, Duhok
Wednesday November 11th – Amadiya, Sarcinc, Rawandas
Thursday November 12th – Sulaymaniyah
Friday November 13th – Halabja, Tawela, Sulaymaniyah
Saturday November 14th – Sulaymaniyah, lake Dukan, Erbil
Sunday November 15th
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Visa support (if needed)
– Accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
– A/C transport and driver
– English speaking local guide and YPT guide
– Entrance Fees unless otherwise specified
– 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
– Single Supplement (€240)
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.