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, 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!
Thursday 21st October – Erbil
Friday 22nd October – Duhok
Saturday 23rd October – Rawandas
Sunday 24th October – Sulaymaniyah
Monday 25th October – Halabja – Sulaymaniyah
Tuesday 26th October – Sulaymaniyah/Erbil
Wednesday 27th October – Erbil
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 ($75 or $200 depending on your nationality)
– Single Supplement (€280)
– €80 pre-tour accomodation
– International air tickets to start and from end of tour
– Tips for the local guides and drivers
– Lunches, and dinners
– Any other expenses specified on itinerary
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.