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Iraqi Kurdistan Cultural Discovery

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Iraqi Kurdistan Cultural Discovery
Iraqi Kurdistan is a historically and culturally rich region with a turbulent legacy, but opportunities for travel here do exist. Join MT Sobek on an exploratory adventure through this minimally touristed area, experiencing first-hand its past glories and present struggles. Behold ancient Erbil - the world's oldest continuously inhabited city, tour third-century monasteries, the world's oldest-known bridge and aqueduct ruin, a biblical prophet's tomb, a mysterious Yazidi Pilgrimage site, explore Neanderthal Shanidar Cave, and learn about the moving history of Halabja. With expert guides leading you every step of the way, this is a unique chance to explore a spellbinding region of Iraq.
  • Experience ancient citadels, sacred monasteries, and holy villages, including mysteries of the Yazidi village of Lalish where visitors must remove their shoes to tread on the sacred ground
  • Journey through untouristed regions and experience the mystery - and warmth - of the local people
  • Via hiking, kayaking, and caving, immerse yourself in Kurdistan's incredible landscapes and unspoiled beauty

Minimum Age: 16
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly pac ...
May 06, 2023 through
May 15, 2023
May 2, 2023 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$5,195.00 (USD)
Per Person
7588662
Mar 01, 2023 through
Mar 10, 2023
Feb 25, 2023 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$5,195.00 (USD)
Per Person
7588661
Sep 02, 2023 through
Sep 11, 2023
Aug 29, 2023 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$5,195.00 (USD)
Per Person
7588663

Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Arrive in Erbil, Iraq
2 Explore the Cultural Treasures of Erbil
3 Visit Lalish & Ancient Sites En Route to Duhok
4 Take a Day Trip to Alqosh
5 Head East to Rawanduz & Korek Mountain Via Amadiya
6 Hike in Rawanduz Gorge
7 Travel to Sulymaniya & the Amna Suraka
8 Visit Sulymaniya Museum & Halabja
9 Kayak on Dokan Lake & Return to Erbil
10 Depart from Iraq
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.