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Explore Southern Iraq’s Culture and History on a 4-Day Tour

769J+F2J Baghdad International Airport, نهاية، Airport St, Baghdad, Iraq

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4 days (approx.) - English

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Experience the best of Southern Iraq in just 4 days by embarking on an exciting journey! Take in the breathtaking cultural and historical highlights of the region while traveling through one of the world’s prominent cradles of civilization.

Highlights
  • Explore the historic yet modern Baghdad and its spectacular National Museum of Iraq
  • Visit the famed Hanging Gardens, the magnificent Samarra Minaret, and the historic location of the Babylonian empire
  • Explore the revered Al-Abbas Mosque, the majestic Imam Hussein Shrine, and its bustling marketplaces
  • Visit the Great Mosque of Samarra, also known as the Samarra Minaret
  • Explore the Ruins of Ctesiphon, one of the most important historical sites in the Middle East
Description

Learn more about one of the greatest histories in the world as you visit the significant region between the Euphrates and the Tigris and uncover the various facets of Iraq! Over the course of four incredible days, see the famed Hanging Gardens, the magnificent Samarra Minaret, and the historic location of the Babylonian empire, among other cultural and historical treasures of Southern Iraq. Most enthusiasts can only imagine such a spectacular journey!

Itinerary

Day 1 – Baghdad

Meet your guide at the designated pick-up point, and embark on your wonderful Southern Iraq adventure by exploring the historic yet modern Baghdad for the day. Start with the spectacular National Museum of Iraq to admire significant treasures of the Persian, Abbasid, and Mesopotamian civilizations. Continue to the Al-Mustansariya School, which was once the main center for Islamic learning and is now recognized as one of Baghdad’s most outstanding examples of modern architecture. Then, go down Al-Mutanabi Street, Baghdad’s ancient center for bookselling, which is filled with bookstores and outdoor book kiosks. Explore the magnificent Clock Tower and the Abbasid Palace while strolling along the Tigris River. You may also enjoy the beautiful Save the Iraqi Culture Monument, visit the sizable Liberation Area, the city’s central square that honors the founding of the Republic of Iraq, and view the striking Al-Shaheed.

Day 2 – Babylon

Visit the historic city of Babylon, once the biggest and most powerful city on earth. Explore the ancient Babylonian sites, such as the ruins of the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens, with the assistance of your local guide. Continue by paying a visit to the massive Saddam Hussein Palace, which is perched above a hill and offers sweeping views of Babylon.

Day 3 – Karbala

Make your journey to the holy city of Karbala to explore the revered Al-Abbas Mosque, the majestic Imam Hussein Shrine, and its bustling marketplaces. Continue on to Najaf and make a stop to see the Imam Ali Shrine and his house (the very spot where imam Ali was killed).

Day 4 – Samarra

Drive through the villages that have been entirely destroyed in the fight against IS as you make your way to the historic city of Samarra. Visit the Great Mosque of Samarra, also known as the Samarra Minaret, and try your best to ascend to the top. Then, make your way through the Ruins of Ctesiphon, one of the most important historical sites in the Middle East. You will have the opportunity to visit the famous Birka Palace and the beautiful Ziggurat of Agar Qouf before heading back to Baghdad.

Inclusions

  • Pick Up and Drop Off

  • 3 Nights Accommodation in High International Standard Hotel 

  • Breakfast (3)

  • English-Speaking Local Guide

  • Transportation as Per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • Local and International Flights

  • Meals Not Mentioned

  • Drinks

  • Visas

  • Travel Insurance

  • Entrance Fees as Per Itinerary

  • Personal Expenses

  • Gratuities (Optional)

Additional Information

  • A visa or stamp to Israel or the self-ruled territories, used or unused/valid or invalid, will lead to an immediate entry refusal at all Iraqi ports of entry, even if the traveler is carrying a valid entry visa, and even if traveling on a group visa.

  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

  • When visiting the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, there are strict rules of faith. Men need a pair of trousers and t-shirt to wear and women will need long sleeves and a scarf. Please also be advised that alcohol is prohibited in these cities. 

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Depending on the political situation, the length of the tour and the order of visited places may change. In a situation of a serious threat to travelers’ safety, the tour may be canceled. 

  • Itinerary is subject to change and the attractions may be closed due to traffic, weather, and force majeure. An alternative itinerary may also be omitted depending on the situation.

  • Delays, shortening of the tours, or omissions to the itinerary due to traffic, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances are not subject to refund.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Baghdad | Meet your guide at the designated pick-up point, and embark on your wonderful Southern Iraq adventure by exploring the historic yet modern Baghdad for the dayStart with the spectacular National Museum of Iraq to admire significant treasures of the Persian, Abbasid, and Mesopotamian civilizationsContinue to the Al-Mustansariya School, which was once the main center for Islamic learning and is now recognized as one of Baghdad’s most outstanding examples of modern architectureThen, go down Al-Mutanabi Street, Baghdad’s ancient center for bookselling, which is filled with bookstores and outdoor book kiosksExplore the magnificent Clock Tower and the Abbasid Palace while strolling along the Tigris RiverYou may also enjoy the beautiful Save the Iraqi Culture Monument, visit the sizable Liberation Area, the city’s central square that honors the founding of the Republic of Iraq, and view the striking Al-Shaheed.
Day 2 – Babylon | Visit the historic city of Babylon, once the biggest and most powerful city on earthExplore the ancient Babylonian sites, such as the ruins of the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens, with the assistance of your local guideContinue by paying a visit to the massive Saddam Hussein Palace, which is perched above a hill and offers sweeping views of Babylon.
Day 3 – Karbala | Make your journey to the holy city of Karbala to explore the revered Al-Abbas Mosque, the majestic Imam Hussein Shrine, and its bustling marketplacesContinue on to Najaf and make a stop to see the Imam Ali Shrine and his house (the very spot where imam Ali was killed).
Day 4 – Samarra | Drive through the villages that have been entirely destroyed in the fight against IS as you make your way to the historic city of SamarraVisit the Great Mosque of Samarra, also known as the Samarra Minaret, and try your best to ascend to the topThen, make your way through the Ruins of Ctesiphon, one of the most important historical sites in the Middle EastYou will have the opportunity to visit the famous Birka Palace and the beautiful Ziggurat of Agar Qouf before heading back to Baghdad.

Starting Location
769J+F2J Baghdad International Airport, نهاية، Airport St, Baghdad, Iraq.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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