Chami Razan, Catacomb of Qiz Qapan, Dokan, and Koya full-day trip from Erbil

1 Day

Day trips from Erbil are an excellent way to visit Kurdistan in Northern Iraq. On this full-day tour, you can explore unique places such as Chami Razan canyon, the rock catacomb of Qiz Qapan, Pasha Kura fortress, Koya citadel, and the Shrine of Marbina Qadisha. This Iraq tour from Erbil takes you deep into the country’s history and gives you a broad spectrum of the region in terms of architectural, cultural, and natural diversity.

Chami Razan, Dokan and Koya day trip from Erbil in Iraq
Chami Razan, Catacomb of Qiz Qapan, Dokan, and Koya full-day trip from Erbil Chami Razan canyon Iraq Kurdistan

Full-day tour in Iraq Kurdistan Region to visit Chami Razan canyon, the catacomb of Qiz Qapan, the Pasha Kura fort, Koya citadel, and Marbina Qadisha shrine.


Product Brand: RJ Travel - Tour Operator

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 200

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  • Morning » Meet & greet at your Erbil hotel. On a 2 to 3-hour drive, you will go straight to Chami Razan canyon and the rock catacomb of Qiz Qapan.
  • Lunch-time » Go up the hill to enjoy the views from Pasha Kura fortress. Eat and have lunch in a local restaurant in Dokan.
  • Afternoon » Visit the Koya citadel and the Shrine of Marbina Qadisha. Return after 1-hour drive back to Erbil. Drop off at your hotel.

332 km / 6 hours
Chami Razan is a beautiful green valley surrounded by unbelievable mountains, caves, and waterfalls. Interestingly, the more extensive cave was the base of the Voice of Kurdistan Radio station throughout the 1961 Kurdish revolution. Qiz Qapan Tombs (Gazzkaban) are found on a rocky cliff in a gorgeous valley in Iraqi Kurdistan. These catacombs date back to the era of the Median Kingdom in the 7-century BC. The site consists of a medley of statues, sculptures, rooms, and three funeral graves. Pasha Kura fortress dates back to the 18th century during the Kurdish-administered emirate of the region. Dokan is a relaxed, mainly residential town with splendid nature and a vast lake. Along with Rawanduz, the most beautiful mountain views of Iraqi Kurdistan can be found in Dokan. This city is famous due to its impressive lake and surrounding rocky peaks. The attraction not to be missed is the breathtaking picturesque views from the top of the Pasha Kura fortress. The guide will park the car and wait until you climb the mountain up the castle and back. Koya Qshla was built in the 19th century during the rule of the Ottoman Governor, Midhat Pasha of Baghdad. The Assyrians and Medians occupied Koya throughout the ages. The city is renowned for its mosques, studies of sciences, arts, and reputed universities. You can visit the citadel and enjoy the views around its wall and from the surrounding area. The Shrine of Marbina Qadisha (Marbina Behnam) is located 3 km from Koya city center. We find the exciting shrine of Marbina Qadisha. This Christian sacred site is the place where Mosul monks had to hide through the Mongolian invasions. Explore the complex and ask to go inside the impressive old church.


  • Private day trip in Iraq.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Road check-points clearance.
  • Iraqi Kurdistan region day tour English-speaking driver.


  • Day trip from Erbil.
  • Transfers.
  • All transportation with an English-speaking driver.
  • Admission fees to museums and monuments.
  • Regional border-crossing Fees.

Not included

  • International flights or buses.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch.
  • Tips and other gratuities.
  • Drinks, personal expenses.
  • All not mentioned as “included”.
How to book this Iraq tour?

A 20% deposit must be made via our secure online payment portal to finalize your reservation. The quoted rate is valid for a period of seven days, during which time the reservation may be secured by paying the deposit. Please note that after one week, the rate may be subject to change based on fluctuations in exchange rates and availability.

How to give cash on arrival?

The rest of the payment is to deliver in cash to our RJ Travel representative in Baghdad, and you must bring large denomination banknotes (of 50 and 100) not older than 2003. Please make sure you get them well in advance. Some of our clients had difficulties getting USD bills at the last minute.

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Chami Razan, Catacomb of Qiz Qapan, Dokan, and Koya full-day trip from Erbil
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  • Chami Razan canyon, rock catacomb of Qiz Qapan, Pasha Kura fortress, Koya citadel, Shrine of Marbina Qadisha

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