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Welcome to Kurdistan!

Kurdistan feels like a world apart from the rest of Iraq. The province has an autonomous status within Iraq and therefore has also it’s own rules (to a certain extend). During our tour you will experience Kurdish hospitality and see all the highlights that this province has to offer. From big cities like Sulaymaniyah and Erbil to the unique culture of the Yazedis.

General info

Start dateThursday 26 May 2022
End dateWednesday 1 June 2022
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 26 May – Erbil

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

Friday 27 May – 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 28 May – 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 29 May – 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 30 May – 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 31 May – 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 1 June – Erbil

  • End of tour.