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Join us to the autonomous region of Kurdistan

Travel to Kurdistan in the autumn. This part of Iraq feels completely different from other regions of the country. During the tour we will take you along all the Kurdish highlights. From the big cities of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah to the mountains of Rawandas and the unique culture of the Yazidis.

General info

Start dateThursday 19 October 2023
End dateWednesday 25 October 2023
Days7 days / 6 nights
Price€ 1,195
€ 3,990 (Iraq Tour combo)
IncludingAccommodation (shared)
Transportation on the ground
Western & local guide
Breakfast
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room (€50 per night)
Insurance
Visa
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses

This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.

Itinerary

Thursday 19 October – Erbil

  • Arrival in Erbil on your own.
  • OR: Arrive from the Grand Iraq Autumn Tour.
  • Exchange money on the local market (if necessary).
  • Meet the group.
  • Overnight stay in Erbil.

Friday 20 October – Erbil – Lalesh – Algosh – Duhok

  • Drive to Lalesh.
  • Highlight: Guided tour of Lalesh, the holiest place for the Yazidi people. A special population group that has its own religion.
  • We check out the St. Matthew Monastery (Mar Mattei), one of the oldest, still in use, monasteries in Iraq.
  • Drive to Algosh.
  • Visit to the mountain churches of Algosh, which was once the front line against IS.
  • Continue to Duhok.
  • City walk through this bustling town.
  • Overnight stay in Duhok.

Saturday 21 October – Duhok – Amadiya – Rawandas

  • Drive to Amadiya.
  • Highlight: Former palace of Saddam Hussein. Nowadays there are only a few walls but the views are still spectacular.
  • Drive to Rawandas, with regular stops along the way for photos.
  • Shanidar Cave, here are the remains of some Neanderthals.
  • Overnight stay in Rawandas.

Sunday 22 October – Rawandas – Sulaymaniyah

  • Highlight: Walk along the famous Hamilton Road.
  • We regularly stop along the way for photos of the special landscape.
  • Drive to Sulaymaniyah.
  • Walk over to the local souk.
  • Overnight stay in Sulaymaniyah.

Monday 23 October – Sulaymaniyah – Halabja – Suleimaniya

  • Drive to Halabja.
  • Genocide Museum with the impressive cemetery.
  • Drive to Sulaymaniyah.
  • Visit to the Red Prison, where Kurds were imprisoned and abused in the time of Saddam Hussein. It’s now a museum.
  • Overnight stay in Sulaymaniyah.

Tuesday 24 October – Sulaymaniyah – Erbil

  • Drive to Erbil.
  • Along the way we stop at an old caravanserai in Koisinjak. Here you’ll feel like you’re traveling back in time.
  • After arrival in Erbil, we will take a walk through the Citadel of Erbil.
  • The bazaar of Erbil.
  • Big farewell dinner.
  • Overnight stay in Erbil.

Wednesday 25 October – Erbil

  • End of tour.