Iraqi Kurdistan: 8-Day Ultimate Tour

Iraqi Kurdistan: 8-Day Ultimate Tour

Day 1: Erbil

  1. Arrival in Iraqi Kurdistan

    1. Hotel check-in, currency exchange, buy sim card, rest

  2. Erbil at night

    1. Erbil; and known in ancient history as Arbela and also spelled Arbil, Arbel and Irbil, is the largest most populated city in Iraqi Kurdistan and capital city of Kurdistan Region. It is located approximately in the center of Iraqi Kurdistan region and the north of Iraq


Day 2: Duhok

  1. Lalish, Mar Mattai monastery

    1. Lalish is a mountain valley temple situated in the Shekhan District and controlled by the autonomous Kurdistan Region since 1991. It is the holiest temple of the Yazidis. It is the location of the tomb of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, a central figure of the Yazidi faith

  2. Khannis, Alqush

    1. Alqōsh, alternatively spelled Alkosh, Al-qosh or Alqush, is an Assyrian town in northern Iraq and is within Nineveh Plains. It is a sub-district of the Tel Kaif District and is 45km north of Mosul. The town is controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party and Peshmerga

  3. Raban Hormizd monastery

    1. Rabban Hormizd Monastery is an important monastery of the Chaldean Catholic Church, founded about 640 AD, carved out in the mountains about 2 miles from Alqosh, Iraq, 28 miles north of Mosul

  4. Dohuk bazaar

    1. Duhok or Dohuk is the capital of the Duhok Governorate in Kurdistan Region. The city is encircled by mountains along the Tigris river. Duhok has a growing tourist industry. Its population has increased rapidly since the 1990s, as the rural population moved to the cities after villages were destroyed by the Iraqi army

  5. Duhok at night


Day 3: Amedi & Saddam's Palace

  1. Duhok dam

    1. The Dohuk Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Dohuk River just north of Dohuk in Dahuk Governorate, Iraq. The dam was completed in 1988 with the primary purpose of providing water for irrigation. It is 60 m tall and can withhold 52,000,000 m³ of water

  2. Chwarstoon cave

    1. Halamata Cave where Assyrian Bas reliefs were carved into the side of a mountain

  3. Saddam’s palace

    1. It was looted during the Kurdish uprising against Baghdad rule in March 1991 and has remained idle ever since. It offers spectacular views of the Amedi Valley

  4. Amedi

    1. Amadiya is an Iraqi Kurdish town and popular summer resort and Hill station along a tributary to the Great Zab in the Dahuk Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan. The city is situated 4,600 feet above sea level

  5. Amedi at night


Day 4: Korek Mountain

  1. Gali Sheran waterfalls

    1. Tucked into the mountains of the Kurdistan Region is Gali Sherana resort that offers people from elsewhere in Iraq a welcome relief from the blistering summer heat

    2. Gali Sherana resort in Deraluk town of Amedi district, Duhok province, was recognized as a tourist site by the Kurdistan Regional Government 5 years ago

  2. Shanader cave

    1. Shanidar Cave is an archaeological site located on Bradost Mountain in the Erbil Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan.The remains of ten Neanderthals, dating from around 65,000-35,000 years ago, have been found within the cave.The cave also contains two later "proto-Neolithic" cemeteries, one of which dates back about 10,600 years and contains 35 individuals.

  3. Barzan gorge

    1. Mysterious Land of Ancient Cultures & Caves Mergasor in the Barzan Region of Kurdistan is home to some of the most important ancient archeological sites in the world. Shanidar Cave discovered in 1957 changed the world’s thinking about Neanderthals as remains were discovered revealing ritual burials with wreaths of flowers and medicines used to care for the injured

  4. Korek Mountain

    1. Mount Korek is a mountain in town of Rawandiz, Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, 50 kilometers from the Iranian border

  5. Soran at night


Day 5: Akre & Iran Border

  1. Akre sightseeing

    1. Aqrah or Akre is a city in the Nineveh Governorate in northern Iraq. The city's cathedral is the episcopal see of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Aqra, an Eastern Catholic diocese, suffragan to the indigenous Assyrians of Mesopotamia

  2. Villages around Harir

  3. Iran border crossing (Haji Omaran)

    1. Hajji Homaran, is a town located in Iraq's Arbil Province near Iran–Iraq border. It is 180 kilometers northeast of the Erbil and 20 kilometers east of the Choman

  4. Choman at night

    1. Choman is a city in the Arbil Governorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. It is the district capital of the Choman District. The city is located 160 kilometres northeast of the city of Erbil


Day 6: Erbil

  1. Rawanduz canyons

    1. ​Rawandiz is a city in Iraqi Kurdistan, located in Erbil Governorate, Iraq, close to the borders with Iran and Turkey, it is located 10 km to the east from Bekhal Waterfall. The district is 123 km from Erbil

  2. Bekhal and Gali Ali Bag waterfalls

    1. ​Geli Ali Beg Waterfall is located in Iraqi Kurdistan, which lies in the mountainous northern part of the country in the Kurdistan Region, some 130 km north of Arbil. The waterfall is named after the Yazidi leader Ali Beg who was killed there in 1832 by the Kurdish prince Mohammed Pasha Rawanduz

  3. Hamilton road

    1. In 1928, Archibald Hamilton traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan, having been commissioned to build a road that would stretch from Northern Iraq, through the mountains and gorges of Kurdistan and on to the Iranian border. Now called the Hamilton Road, this was, even by today's standards, a considerable feat of engineering and remains one of the most strategically important roads in the region

  4. Shaqlawa

    1. Shaqlawa is a historic city and a Hill station in the Erbil Governorate in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Shaqlawa, a city of approximately 25,500 people, lies 51 km to the northeast of Erbil, at the bottom of Safeen Mountain

  5. Khanzad castle

    1. Khanzad Castle is situated 22 km from Erbil, on the road between Erbil and Shaqlawa. Constructed during the Soran Emirate in the 16th century

  6. Erbil Citadel

    1. The Erbil Citadel, locally called Qalat is a tell or occupied mound, and the historical city centre of Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The citadel has been inscribed on the World Heritage List since 21 June 2014

  7. Bazaar

  8. Mosque

    1. The Jalil Khayat Mosque is a Sunni Islamic mosque in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan; the largest in the city

  9. Iskan Street

  10. Dinner at guide's house

  11. Erbil at night


Day 7: Sulaimaniya

  1. Koya town

    1. The town Koy Sanjaq, original Kurdish name Bijhenjar, is located in the Erbil Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, close to the Iranian border. Most of the town was property of two families Which were also known by the title of Agha which represents them for being wealthy

  2. Dokan Lake

    1. Lake Dukan is the largest lake in Iraqi Kurdistan. It is located close to the city of Ranya, and is a reservoir on the Little Zab created by the construction of the Dukan Dam. The Dukan Dam was built between 1954 and 1959 as a multi-purpose dam to provide water storage, irrigation and hydroelectricity

  3. Sulaimaniya

    1. Sulaymaniyah, also called Slemani, is a city in Kurdistan Region. It is surrounded by the Azmer Range, Goyija Range and the Qaiwan Range in the northeast, Baranan Mountain in the south and the Tasluja Hills in the west. The city has a semi-arid climate with very hot dry summers and cool wet winters

  4. Red museum

    1. Between the arrival of the first political prisoners in 1986 and the prison’s liberation by Kurdish Peshmerga on March 9th 1991, Sulaymaniyah’s Amna Suraka, or Red Prison, functioned as the headquarters of the northern division of the Mukhabarat, Iraq’s secret intelligence agency. The Mukharbarat used the location for the state’s torture and imprisonment of Iraq’s Kurdish population

  5. Bazaar

  6. Goyje mountains

    1. Sulaimaniya's panoramic view can be seen from the Goyje mountains

  7. Sulaimaniya at night


Day 8: Back to Erbil

  1. Halabja

    1. Halabja is a city in Kurdistan Region and the capital of Halabja Governorate, located about 240 km northeast of Baghdad and 14 km from the Iranian border. The city lies at the base of what is often referred to as the greater Hewraman region stretching across the Iran–Iraq border

  2. Bazaar

  3. Smaquli Lake

  4. Long drive back to Erbil

  5. Hotel or Airport Transfer



  1. Transport

  2. Guide

  3. Food

  4. Room at a mid-range hotel

  5. Airport transfers


Does not include:

  1. Souvenirs and other purchases

  2. Meals for guide


  1. Transport

  2. Guide

  3. Food

  4. Room at a mid-range hotel

  5. Airport transfers

Not Included

  1. Souvenirs and other purchases

  2. Meals for guide

  3. Insurance

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