Travel To Iraqi Kurdistan

“The Other Iraq”

Iraqi Kurdistan has always been a beacon of peace in an otherwise tinderbox of a region. The area has its own borders and army – the Peshmerga. But, it’s not just a political success story. There’s a lot to see in this unique region, and its budding tourism infrastructure suggests that Kurdistan tours are no longer as maligned or difficult as they once were. 

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Planning on travelling somewhere a little bit different for your next trip? What if we told you there was a place in the centre of the Middle East that is, and always has been, very safe? Welcome to Northern Iraq and the home of the Kurds. Our Iraqi Kurdistan Tours are the perfect beginner’s insight into this most interesting and welcoming of regions.

The main airport of Erbil now has extremely good connections to Dubai, Doha, Amman, Baghdad, Istanbul & many more. The Kurdish regional government also introduced a visa-free policy for many countries including all of the EU. It’s never been easier to visit Iraqi Kurdistan or a better time to book an Iraqi Kurdistan Tour!

Once you arrive, our local guides will take you on a trip you’ll never forget. Visit the Yazidi temple at Lalish, the oldest continuously inhabited human settlement in Erbil and Saddam’s former torture prison in Sulaymaniyah. This is to name but a few historic sites you’ll be able to visit. If you’re not into history, there’s something for you, too. Kurdistan is also blessed with staggering mountains and lakes, and some of the kindest people in the world. An Iraqi Kurdistan Tour has something for all the family! Visit Kurdistan on one of our two annual tours in April or October. Dates don’t fit? Contact us for info on a private tour!

Where?

Our group Iraqi Kurdistan Tours take in every corner of the region from Erbil to Duhok to Sulaymaniyah.

 

Have something more specific in mind? Contact us for a personalized private itinerary today.

When?

We run two group Iraqi Kurdistan tours per year. We can also arrange private trips for any dates you wish.

Visa?

Passports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil and some others are visa-free for 30 days in Iraqi Kurdistan.

 

Passports from other countries not eligible for visas on arrival can apply for a visa through our partners in Erbil for an extra cost.

Tour Itineraries

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Iraq Tour

Itinerary Autumn 2022

Iraqi Kurdistan Yazidi Festival Tour

We cover every corner of Northern Iraq as we celebrate the Yazidi festival of Autumn Assembly.

  • Oct 6 – 12th, 2022
  • 1195
  • 7 days
Iraq Tour

Itinerary Spring 2023

Iraqi Kurdistan Nowruz Tour

We cover every corner of Northern Iraq in this action packed tour as we celebrate the new years festival of Nowruz.

  • Mar 15 – 21st, 2023
  • 1290
  • 7 days
Iraq Tour

Itinerary Summer 2023

Iraqi Kurdistan Tour

Our classic Iraqi Kurdistan tour with a few costs cut!

  • May 13 – 19th, 2023
  • 1090
  • 7 days

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Our group in Iraqi Kurdistan Selfie in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil square Gun repair in Northern Iraq Lalish Monastery in Iraq Kurdish Peshmerga Soldiers

Iraqi Kurdistan Tours – FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers for our tours in Iraqi Kurdistan.

IS IT SAFE?

Iraqi Kurdistan has always been generally safe as it has separate borders with the rest of the country. It is protected by the foreign aided fighting force – the Peshmerga.

How do I get a visa for Iraqi Kurdistan?

Passports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil and others are visa free for 15 days in Iraqi Kurdistan. Passports from other countries can apply for a visa through our partners for an extra cost.

What’s the best way to get there?

For flights into Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, the main gateways are Istanbul and Dubai. It’s also possible to travel overland from Turkey or Iran.

what currency should i bring?

USD and Euro are both accepted in currency exchanges. Make sure to bring cash.

What is the group size?

Generally it is about 10 in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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