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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 21 October 2021
End dateWednesday 27 October 2021
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 21 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 22 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.
  • Khanis Archaeological Site, a place where many Assyrian excavations have been done.
  • 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 23 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 24 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 25 October – Sulaymaniyah – Halabja – Tawela – 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 26 October – Sulaymaniyah – Erbil

  • Drive to Erbil.
  • We drive via Dukan Lake, if we have time you can make a boat trip to see the dam.
  • Walk through the Citadel of Erbil.
  • The bazaar of Erbil.
  • Big farewell dinner.
  • Overnight stay in Erbil.

Wednesday 27 October – Erbil

  • End of tour.

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