Hormizd Monastery, Lalish and Khenis full-day trip from Erbil in Iraq

1 Day

Day trips from Erbil are an excellent way to explore Kurdistan in Northern Iraq. On this full-day tour, you can visit unique places such as the AlQosh, the Hormizd Chaldean Monastery, the Lalish Yazidi sacred town, and the Assyrian site of Khenis. This Iraq tour from Erbil takes you deep into the country’s history and gives you a different religious and cultural spectrum of the region.

Hormizd Monastery and Lalish day trip from Erbil in Iraq
Hormizd Monastery, Lalish and Khenis full-day trip from Erbil in Iraq Hormizd Monastery Iraq

Full-day tour in Iraq to visit AlQosh village, Hormizd Chaldean Monastery, Lalish Yazidi sacred town, and the Assyrian archaeological site of Khenis.


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  • Morning » Meet & greet at your Erbil hotel. You will go straight to Khenis and the village of Lalish.
  • Lunch-time » Eat and have lunch in a local restaurant in Lalish or somewhere on the road.
  • Afternoon » Visit the Hormizd Monastery and Al Qosh village. Return after a 2-hour drive back to Erbil. Drop off at your hotel.

325 km / 6 hours

Rabban Hormizd Monastery is a significant monastery of the Chaldean Catholic Church, established approximately 640 AD, trimmed out in the rocky mountains 45 km (28 miles) north of Mosul.

Al Qosh is a village in Iraq that was the last frontier to fight DAESH terrorist groups. « Alqosh is a small village in Iraq, with a majority Christian population. It is also the last inhabited village before the front lines of the territory seized by the Islamic State, which invaded the surrounding areas during its advance in the summer of 2014. » in HuffPost.

Khenis is an impressive Assyrian archaeological site (aka Bavian, or Khinnis) renowned for its rock reliefs, constructed around 690 BC by Biblical Assyrian king Sennacherib. The ancient site of Khinnis reliefs is a must for those who enjoy old places and off-the-beaten-path archaeology sites.

Lalish is a mountain village in the Nineveh Governorate of Iraq. Lalish Temple is regarded as the main temple of the Yezidi religion because it holds the location of the tomb of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir.


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


  • 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”.

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Hormizd Monastery, Lalish and Khenis full-day trip from Erbil in Iraq
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  • Hormizd Monastery, Al Qosh, Khenis archaeological site, Lalish
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