DISCOVER IRAN AND IRAQI KURDISTAN

Discover Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan

Travel ID: Iran and Iraq

Iran Doostan Tours and Kurdistan Iraq Tours will offer the first joint tour of Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan.  Discover Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan Tour.  This unique voyage will cover the classic cities and sites of Iran including Shiraz, Isfahan, and Tehran – covering the ancient past of Persepolis to the Safavid pinnacle of art and architecture to the frenetic development and change to 20th century Iran. Then move on to the multi-cultural ancient land of Kurdistan that has survived the ravages of Saddam Hussein to emerge as one of the Middle East’s most vibrant democracies. Explore the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city, the mysterious temple of the Yezidi faith, magnificent mosques, third-century monasteries, and the region’s spectacular natural beauty.

Tour Itinerary Duration

17 Days & 16 Nights
9 Cities

  • DAY 01 ARRIVAL
    Meet and Greet at airport and transfer to hotel in Shiraz by Iran Doostan Tours representative and guide.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Hotel in Shiraz
    • Meal:
    • Distance: 20 KM
    • Time: 00:30 min
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 02 Shiraz
    Shiraz – the city of poets and gardens

    • Visit:
      – Bagh-e Eram – Eram Persian Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
      – Masjed Nasir ol-Molk – The Rose Mosque
      – Shah Cheragh Shrine
      – Evening visit to tomb and shrine of the Persian poet Hafez
      – Dinner with a local family at home
    • ACC: Hotel in Shiraz
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: NA
    • Time: NA
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Eram Persian Garden
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • New York Times Announces Iran as a Top Destination to Travel in 2019
    Day 03 Persepolis & Pasargadae
    Continue to Isfahan en route visiting Persepolis and Pasargadae and Naghsh-e Rostam

    • Visit:
      – Early morning visit to the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
      – Naqsh-e Rostam necropolis
      – Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
      – Evening walk on the iconic bridges of Isfahan
    • ACC: Hotel in Isfahan
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 482 KM
    • Time: 6 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Persepolis and Pasargadae
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 04 Isfahan
    Isfahan city tour.

    • Visit:
      -Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
      – Ali Qapu Palace
      – Imam/Shah Mosque
      – Sheikh Loft Allah Mosque
      – Qeysarriyeh “Grand” Bazaar of Isfahan
      – Music Museum
      – Evening walk on historic Chaharbagh Boulevard to the Si-o-Se Bridge
    • ACC: Hotel in Isfahan
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: NA
    • Time: NA
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Naghsh-e Jahan Square
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 05 Isfahan
    Isfahan city tour.

    • Visit:
      – Masjed Jomeh – the great Friday Mosque of Isfahan (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
      – Chehel Sotoun Persian Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
      – Hasht Behesht Palace
      – Jolfa traditional Armenian quarter
      – Vank Cathedral
    • ACC: Hotel in Isfahan
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: NA
    • Time: NA
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Jameh mosque of Isfahan and Chehel Sotoun
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 06 MainAbad Eco-Camp
    Continue to Matinabad and enjoy the eco-camp

    • Visit:
      – Villages of Abyaneh and Natanz
      – Evening walk in the desert and desert stargazing
    • ACC: Eco camp in Matinabad
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 150 KM
    • Time: 2 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Abyaneh village
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 07 Tehran
    Continue to the Capital of Iran.

    • Visit:
      – Den of Espionage Museum (former US Embassy)
      – Museum of the Holy Defense (Iranian revolution and Iran-Iraq war)
    • ACC: Hotel in Tehran
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 330 KM
    • Time: 4 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 08 Tehran, Northern Neighborhood
    Tehran city tour

    • Visit:
      – Culinary walking tour in the Tajrish Bazaar
      – Hands-on Persian cooking class and lunch
      – Niavaran Palace Complex – last residence of the Shah
      – Darband village for farewell dinner
    • ACC: Hotel in Tehran
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: NA
    • Time: NA
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 09 Flight to Erbil

    Afternoon flight from Tehran to Erbil. Meet and Greet in Erbil Airport by the Kurdistan Iraq Tours representative and transfer to hotel

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Hotel in Erbil
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 900 KM
    • Time: 2 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 10 Erbil
    Erbil city tour.

    • Visit:
      – Citadel of Erbil (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
      – Textile Museum of Erbil
      – Qaysari Bazaar
      – Choli Minaret
    • ACC: Hotel in Erbil
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: NA
    • Time: NA
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Citadel of Erbil
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 11 Duhok
    Continue to Duhok

    • Visit:
      – Matthew’s Monastery
      – Gaugamela battlefield of Darius of Persia and Alexander the Great
      – Jirwana aqueduct and bridge
      – Yezidi pilgrimage site and village of Lalish
    • ACC: Hotel in Duhok
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 150 KM
    • Time: 3 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 12 Duhok
    Duhok city tour

    • Visit:
      – Tomb of Old Testament Prophet Nahum at Al Qush
      – Rabban Hormizd Monastery
      – Afternoon hike to the Assyrian Halmata relief
      – Bazaar of Duhok
    • ACC: Hotel in Duhok
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: NA
    • Time: NA
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 13 Duhok to Rawanduz
    Continue to Rawanduz.

    • Visit:
      – Ancient hill city of Amadiya
      – Village of Barzan
      – Mullah Mustapha Memorial
      – Shanidar Neanderthal Cave
      – Experience the Hamilton Road
    • ACC: Hotel in Rawanduz
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 185 KM
    • Time: 3 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 14 Rawanduz to Sulymaniyah
    Continue to Sulymaniyah

    • Visit:
      – Morning walk on the oldest part of the Hamilton Road
      – Visit the town of Dokan
      – Red Security Museum (Red House)
      – Sulymaniyah Bazaar
    • ACC: Hotel in Sulymaniyah
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 200 KM
    • Time: 4 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 15 Sulymaniyah to Halabja
    Continue to Halabja

    • Visit:
      – The Sulymaniya Museum
      – Halabja – site of the 1988 chemical attacks
      – Halabja Museum and Memorial Cemetery
      – Picnic at the Ahmed Awa waterfall
    • ACC: Hotel in Halabja
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 80 KM
    • Time: 2 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 16 Return to Erbil
    Return trip from Sulymaniya to Erbil

    • Visit:
      – Koisinjak Caravanserai
      – Extraordinary farewell dinner in Erbil
    • ACC: Hotel in Erbil
    • Meal: Dinner
    • Distance: 290 KM
    • Time: 4 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 17 Departure
    Transfer to Erbil airport for departure.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: NA
    • Meal:
    • Distance: NA
    • Time: NA
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: –
    • Adventure Highlight:

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♦ Booking Details

Tour Operators

Iran Doostan Tours, one of Iran’s premier tour operators since 1990, offers this tour together with Kurdistan Iraq Tours, Kurdistan’s oldest professional travel company operating with over 25 years of experience in the region.

Group Size

This is a Small Group Tour limited to a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 14 participants.

Hotels

All hotels are 5 stars or the best available property in the overnight location.

Insurance

An insurance plan that covers both Iran and Iraq will be recommended for all participants.

Meals

This tour is full board – all meals are included. People with special dietary requirements should note this on the registration form.

Payments

To book this tour the procedure is as follows:

  1. Fill in the online registration form 
  2. Provide the required information for the tourist visas for Iran and Iraq
  3. The deadline to complete the registration, visa documentation, and deposit is Monday, April 1, 2019.
  4. Final payments must be completed before May 1, 2019

For further information write to info@irandoostan.com

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