The northern portion of Iraq is home to the Kurds. These resilient people have called this region home for thousands of years. Though the Kurds don’t have a country, they still have a deep culture, history, and language that is entirely their own. Their homeland is unique in the Middle East, with huge canyons, mountains, and flowing rivers that make the region a green oasis.
The Iraqi Kurdistan tour starts in Diyarbakir, Turkey, where various cultural influences have shaped this city. A drive across the border, and you’ll be in northern Iraq, where you will spend several days touring the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil. A journey on the famous Hamilton Road will show you the landscapes unique to this region. Another stop will be the remote mountain village of Lalish, the spiritual home of the Yazidi people. All this and more await you in the unforgettable homeland of the Kurdish people.
We run two trips a year to Iraqi Kurdistan and an epic twenty-night train journey from Wigan, England, to Iraqi Kurdistan. We can’t wait for you to join us in Kurdistan!
Our current upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.
Our Kurdistan tours run 4 times a year and take in both Iraqi and Turkish Kurdistan, starting and ending in Diyarbakir.
As of 2021 we will be running two Iraqi and Turkish Kurdistan tours and two Iraqi Kurdistan tours starting and ending in Erbil.
Visa on arrival is available for most nationalities for Iraqi Kurdistan for €70. For other nationalities we can help to arrange advance visas.
Our tours generally follow on from or precede our Iranian tours, giving the chance to link both together.
Our tours are priced at £1145 per person. Rooms are on a twin basis.
Single supplement is priced at £180 or we can allocate someone for you to share with (subject to availability).
Deposit required to confirm your booking is £250.
Please note that although we only run tours to areas we feel we can keep our clients safe, the British FCO advises against all but essential travel to Diyarbakir and all the areas of Iraq that we will visit, as well as advising against all travel to the border regions.
We research the security of our destinations and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.
Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here