Travel to the cradle of civilisation. Iraq has long been off the tourist trail due to many complicated reasons. However, travellers who can leave their preconceptions aside will find that there’s so much to explore in this fascinating, ancient land. Northern Iraqi Kurdistan offers stunning landscapes to be enjoyed in scenic drives and hikes. Head south, and deserts and marshlands give way to ancient Mesopotanian cities and artefacts. People may have a very unnuanced view of Iraq, but the country is incredibly diverse and bursting with amazing things to see and do.
Travel to Iraqi Kurdistan
Kurdistan has long been a bubble of safety and calm in an otherwise volatile region. It is completely autonomous, with its own army and immigration policy. This means that it’s visa on arrival for most nationalities. Fly into Erbil and discover the ancient citadel and old town. Hit the road and take in the Yazidi shrine at Lalish and the museums of Sulaymaniyah and Halabjah.
Highlights of southern Iraq include the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, the ancient city of Babylon and the Marshlands of Mesopotamia. There’s plenty more worth visiting from the Great Mosque of Samara to ancient Ur and beyond. Visiting Iraq has never been easier, with Rocky Road Travel using our status as a credible and well-respected Iraq Tour Operator to show you the best of what the country has to offer.
Contact us, sign up for one of our Iraq tours and let us take care of the rest. We’ll apply for an Iraqi visa invitation letter on your behalf so you can easily collect your visa at your nearest embassy. Visit Iraq with us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info today.