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6 Day Cultural & Historical Trip To Iraq Highlights From Baghdad
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Religious, Culture, History

  • Duration

    6 Days

  • Activity Level

    Medium

  • Language

    English

Description

Explore the history and culture of Iraq on this tour, starting with a city tour of Baghdad to see Taq Kasra - Ctesiphon. Tour around the Ziggurat of Aqar Quf and Nasiriyah. Visit the Mesopotamian marshes and see the ruins of Babylon and ISIS in Hatra. Pay your respects at the Great Mosque of Samara.

Highlights
  • Explore the Iraq Baghdad Museum and Taq Kasra-Ctesiphon
  • Pay your tribute at the Al-Shaheed Martyr's Monument
  • Visit holy shrine of Al-Kadhimiya Mosque and the Great Mosque of Samara 
  • Marvel the magnificent architecture of Saddam Hussain Palace
  • Offer your prayers at Karbala's famous Al Abbas mosque and Imam Hussein shrine
  • Go to the world's largest graveyard, Wadi-Us-Salaam
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunrise view from Mesopotamian Marshes
  • Tour the local market of Al-Chibayesh .
  • Day 1- Arrival in Baghdad expand_more
    • Arrive in Baghdad and connect with your tour representative. Transfer to hotel.
    • After freshening up in the hotel, drive to the Iraq Baghdad Museum to find a huge collection that tells the epic story of human civilization, from the earliest settlements to the rise and fall of vast empires.
    • Next, visit the Al-Shaheed Martyr's Monument dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iran-Iraq War.
  • Day 2- Baghdad Sightseeing expand_more
    • Start your day by visiting Taq Kasra - Ctesiphon, the largest vault ever constructed in the world
    • Then, see the Ziggurat Aqar Quf. As per the beliefs of Mesopotamians, its purpose is to get the temple closer to heaven and provide access from the ground to it via steps.
    • Offer your prayers at the holy shrine of Al-Kadhimiya Mosque.

    Overnight stay in Baghdad.

  • Day 3- Baghdad Shrines and Palace expand_more
    • Drive to Babylon, once the largest and most important city in the world. Tour the ancient ruins and see what’s left of the hanging gardens.
    • Explore Saddam Hussain Palace – Perched right on top of Babylon, as the dictator made sure he had the best view of the site. Spend some time exploring the looted remains of one of his many former palaces.
    • Visit Karbala’s famous Al Abbas mosque and Imam Hussein shrine at dusk. It’s also home to some of the best baklava in Iraq.

    Dinner and overnight in Karbala.

  • Day 4- Najaf City Sightseeing expand_more
    • Head to Najaf city and see Imam Ali’s house (the very spot where imam Ali was killed) and the Imam Ali Shrine itself.
    • Visit Wadi-Us-Salaam – the world’s largest graveyard, containing tens of millions of bodies. Many Shiites request to be buried here in one of the numerous catacombs.
    • Leave Najaf and drive towards the south to visit the Ziggurat of Ur, a-Sumerian construction built in 2000 BC. This used to be the capital of Mesopotamia during the Sumerian time, and it has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2016.
    • Drive to Nasariyah city and overnight.
  • Day 5- Southern Iraq expand_more
    • Wake up early for a sunrise view in Mesopotamian Marshes. We’ll take a boat trip through the maze of marshes stopping by local villages for tea.
    • Southern Iraq is also home to the Maʻdān population, who have adapted to life on water over the centuries. Stop by a traditional house for lunch and tea.
    • Tour the local market of Al-Chibayesh, have lunch in a traditional reed house and then drive back to Baghdad.

    Have dinner in the modern area of Karada and overnight stay in Baghdad.

  • Day 6- Bahgdad- Samara expand_more
    • Have breakfast and drive towards the north to Samara. Pass through multiple checkpoints along the route. Samara is famous for its huge Minaret (also known as the Great Mosque of Samara). Climb the spiral staircase to the top for a 360-degree view. (Not for the faint-hearted)
    • Next, visit the Jawsaq al-Khaqani – also known as the Caliphal Palace. It’s one of the largest of its kind in the Islamic world.
    • Back  to Bahgdad  and end  tour .
What's Included
  • Transportation
  • Airport Transfers
  • English-speaking (Iraq) tour guide and driver
  • Visa support
  • All documents to get visa on arrival (only permited nationalities)
What's Excluded
  • International Flights
  • Hotel & Drinks, personal expenses
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Breakfast is included at most hotels but not all. 
  • Visa Fee ($80 on arrival in Baghdad, Najaf and Basra airports)
Know before you go
  • If you would like to spend a day or more pre or post tour, let us know, and we'll reserve the hotel for you.
Meeting Point

Baghdad Airport Road, Baghdad, Iraq

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Standard
1 To 4 USD 1500 Per Person

This is a private tour

Tour Reviews
  • Fifou

    I really enjoy my trip in Iraq thanks to Qutaiba. He Is one of the best guide ever.

     He planned the trip according to my state of weakness, my desire and the weather.

    It was a good trip, I visited beautiful places, he found me comfortable hotels, I could discover very good food. It was a pleasure to visit Iraq with Qutaiba as he has a lot of knowledge, very open-minded and positive. Unfortunately my trip was short but I hope to be back in a day and visit new cities...

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