Iraqi Kurdistan Adventure with Richard Bangs
An Intrepid Cultural Journey from Ancient Erbil to Sulymaniya
Iraqi Kurdistan is a historically and culturally rich region with a turbulent legacy, but opportunities for travel here do exist. Join MT Sobek on a brand-new 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
Price: from $6,995
You will be walking up to 3-4 hours each day touring cities and villages, exploring monasteries, archaeological sites, and visiting museums, caves and nature reserves. There is one hike of 6 miles and 2 hours of kayaking.
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