Iraqi Kurdistan Nowruz Tour
What's it all about?
Our Iraqi Kurdistan tour offers an extensive look into the autonomous region of Northern Iraq. Kurdistan offers not only safety, but stunning mountain ranges with thousands of archaeological sites and some of the most friendly and welcoming people on the planet.
The region has long been known in Middle Eastern literature as ‘paradise on earth’. There’s no better time to visit than the Persian/Kurdish new year festivities celebrated by Kurds around the world. The festival culminates in an incredible firework and torch lit parade in the mountains of Akre.
The tour begins with arriving from our Baghdad & Babylon tour or joining us in Erbil by your own means before we head hit the road to explore. The trip takes us to the world’s most important Yazidi shrine at Lalesh (40 KM from Mosul), Duhok, Saddam Hussein’s former mountaintop palace, Amadiya, Sulaymaniyah, Akre for New years and back to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Erbil.
This is one of our favourite tours and it’s a great place to start if you have never visited the Middle East before. It’s also a great tour for those who hate applying for costly and time consuming visas! Check out the itinerary below and book your place today.
Erbil – Sulaymaniyah – Halabja – Rawandas – Duhok – Lalish – Akre – Erbil.
March 15th – 21st, 2024
For Kurdistan, luckily it’s visa free for most nationalities including the EU, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. If you’re not sure if you qualify just ask us and we’ll let you know.