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, think of joining our Whole Iraq Combo tour, which also encompasses Southern Iraq, from Basra to Samarra going through Baghdad!
Thursday 16th May – Erbil
Friday 17th May – Duhok
Saturday 18th May – Rawanduz
Sunday 19th May – Sulaymaniyah
Monday 20th May – Halabja – Sulaymaniyah
Tuesday 21st May – Sulaymaniyah – Erbil
Wednesday 22nd May – 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.