Mountain View, Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan

Little visited, as yet, Iraqi Kurdistan is an absorbing destination of sheer beauty, warm and friendly people and a rich history. Although situated in the northern part of Iraq, it is in many ways a world apart.

Jalil Khayat Mosque, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraqi Kurdistan

Why we like Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan epitomises our quest for travel beyond the ordinary. With incredibly welcoming people, fascinating ancient sites, a rich culture and history plus some stunning scenery, Kurdistan is not yet on the tourist trail and we believe now is the perfect time to explore this hidden gem. You will be one of the very few to have been there.

Erbil Castle, Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraqi Kurdistan

What to expect on your Iraqi Kurdistan holiday

Travel is about people and connections and nowhere more so than Iraqi Kurdistan. It is the friendliness and welcome of the people that you will remember – you will be asked to talk, to share stories, to pose for photos and, if lucky, asked to join them for some tea and even food. The Kurds are a people eager to show you their world – your time with these misunderstood people will stay with you.

Erbil City, Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraqi Kurdistan

Some ideas for an Iraqi Kurdistan

• The capital city of Erbil is brimming with monuments that speak of its history and the numerous influences to the region.
• Surrounded by mountains, Dohuk boasts its bazaar and Dayro d-Mor Monastery, one of eastern Christendom’s most famous sites
• The cultural capital Suleimaniyah has a rich history of poets and writers as well as a more brutal recent past.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Craven

Paul has been travelling through the Middle East and Central Asia for years now and has watched Azerbaijan transform itself from a socialist satellite state into one of the world’s major oil producers. He can tailor-make either a standalone trip to Iraqi Kurdistan or an itinerary throughout the wider region encompassing Eastern Turkey, Armenia and Iran for you.

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