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, the natural beauty of the Rawanduz, and then looping around and heading south to Sulaymaniyah before heading back to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Erbil, checking out lots of cool sights in between.
Iraqi Kurdistan is visa on arrival 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, we recommend making the most out of your visit to the Middle East and partake in the Whole Iraq Combo tour, which also encompasses Southern Iraq, from Basra to Baghdad! For the true Pioneers, explore further of Hidden Iran with us and hear their side of the Iran-Iraq War during the 1980s.
Wednesday 25th October – Erbil
Thursday 26th October – Duhok
Friday 27th October – Rawanduz
Saturday 29th October – Sulaymaniyah
Sunday 29th October – Halabja – Sulaymaniyah
Monday 30th October – Sulaymaniyah – Erbil
Tuesday 31st October – Erbil
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Visa support
• Accommodation on twin share basis
• Transport to complete the itinerary
• English speaking local guide and YPT guide
• Entrance fees & travel permits
• Kurdistan visa on arrival or e-visa $75
• Single supplement ($300)
• International flights to and from Erbil
• Lunches, dinners and personal spending
• Tips for the local guide and drivers
• Travel insurance
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.