Hiking & Outoor Activities
Saddam’s Hussein Palace
Did you know that Kurdistan today is almost equal to the size of Germany and the UK combined. Today’s 30 million Kurds constitute one of the world’s largest ethnic groups – without a country. Come and explore Iraqi Kurdistan with us
Arrival in Erbil
Pickup from Erbil airport
Transport to your Hotel
Meet the rest of the team
Free time to explore the city
Visit Erbil Citadel
Get lost at the local Bazar
St. Matthews Monastery
Jerwan Assyrian Aqueduct
Lalish mountain valley
Amadiya - Barzan – Soran
Amazing town of Amedi
Hiking in the Zoragvan valley
Lunch with a view
Outdoor and adventure day
Bekhal & Gali Ali Beg waterfalls
Sulymaniya / Halabja
Halabja Monument and Cemetery
Sulymaniya – Erbil
Swim in Dokan Lake
Free time and departure
Free time to roam around and buy souvenirs
Transport to the airport
What's included ?
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Bottled water on the bus throughout the tour
All tour entrance fee
Free wifi throughout the tour
English-speaking local guide.
Tips for local guides
Lunch & Dinner
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am a solo traveler and book a shared room?
That’s absolutely not a problem! You will be paired with another like-minded solo traveler and share the room with him/her.
We try our best to pair travelers of the same gender but in the odd case you might have to share a room with a traveler of the opposite sex or in rare cases share a triple room
How does the booking process work?
Your spot will be secured as soon as we receive your deposit payment. This deposit is refundable up to 10 days after your booking but after that, we can not refund you the deposit. You will receive an invoice for the balance payment 9 weeks before the trip starts.
To know more about our booking policy, please check our
What if I want to arrive a bit earlier or leave later than the set trip dates?
If your time allows, you might want to enjoy a few more days in the country. If you want some activity recommendations, feel free to drop us a message. We’ll be happy to help. We can also assist you in booking your extra hotel nights if you need.
What is the minimum/maximum number of participants?
We do have a guarantee of departure for this trip.
And we take a maximum of 12 people + crew for each tour.
What about visa?
Visa can be obtained on arrival for most passports. The cost is around 80 USD. and has to be paid in cash. It is also possible to get e-visa in advance.
Is it safe to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan?
Yes it is safe to travel to Iraq. And you will be surprised how peaceful and welcoming are the local people. There are a few areas to avoid, but they are not part of our itinerary. Our local team there knows perfectly the situation in the different parts of the country, and always take safety as the top priority.
What should I bring for this trip?
The essentials for this trip are: light but covering clothes, sun protection (hat, sunblock, glasses, scarf), good shoes, a small backpack for daily visits and hikes, cash to pay for food and souvenirs.
How much cash should I bring on this trip?
It is not easy to find reliable ATMs in Iraq. We recommend bringing enough cash to pay for your food (lunches and dinners), to buy some souvenirs, or to give tips to the local team. The equivalent of 400 USD should be plenty enough (unless you plan to buy some more expensive souvenirs).