9-day Iraq big five tour – Baghdad, Mosul, Karbala, Basra, Erbil

9 Days

Iraq is an exciting destination. A mix of fantastic exotic cultures, fascinating historical sites, and an appealing mix of adventure. On this 9-day tour, you will visit Iraq’s most famous cities: Baghdad, Karbala, Basra, Erbil, and Mosul. Added to this exciting itinerary, you will also visit Samarra, Najaf, and Babylon. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make an off-the-beaten-path Iraq tour package.

9-day Iraq Tour Big Five: Baghdad Mosul Karbala Basra Erbil
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9-Day Iraq private tour starting 2172 USD p/person. Pick up Baghdad airport - Visit Najaf, Karbala, Babylon, Basra, Erbil, Mosul, Samarra. Driver + English-speaking guide.

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Product Brand: RJ Travel - Tour Operator

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9-day Iraq itinerary

Arrival at Baghdad international airport. Meet and greet with our transfer operator, that will take you directly to the hotel. Suppose you choose the Baghdad morning arrival. In that case, you will have included a full-day Baghdad city tour, from the airport directly to visiting the city’s most important monuments.

30 km / 40 minutes

This is the day you visit the renowned site of the old city of Babylon. After a guided tour of the archeological complex, you will drive up the hill to the abandoned Saddam Hussein palace. Before heading to Karbala, you visit the Borsippa Ziggurat, also known as Birs Nimrud. Borsippa was an important ancient city of Sumer. The temple to Nabu at Borsippa was destroyed in 484 BC during the suppression of a revolt against the Achaemenid king Xerxes. Drive to Karbala.

466 km / 7 hours

From Karbala, you will travel toward Najaf, stopping at Al Kifl to visit Ezekiel’s Tomb. In Najaf, visit the most important religious sites of Iraq, Imam Ali Mosque and the Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries in the world.

100 km / 2 hours

717 km / 9 hours

564 km / 7 hours

587 km / 7 hours

After visiting the old city of Mosul, you depart towards Erbil for a complete visit of the city and it’s best attractions.

100 km / 2 hours

10 km / 20 minutes
  •  This is a private Iraq tour package.
  •  We can pick you up at Baghdad Airport or at the Najaf international airport. If the tour starts in Najaf, the order of the itinerary will differ.
  •  European Union citizens, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland, can make the Iraq visa on arrival with our tour voucher.
  •  Your passport must be valid for at least six months.
  •  We were in Iraq preparing this trip for you. Our destination manager was in Iraq recently preparing this tour, so you can safely enjoy your holidays in Iraq. This way, we know what to expect and ensure the best service with reliable, updated information.


  • Multi-day private tour in Iraq.
  • Baghdad airport pick up and drop off.
  • Iraq road check-points clearance.
  • Iraq visa on arrival at baghdad airport.
  • English-speaking guide.


  • 9 days in Iraq.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Entrance and departure taxes.
  • All transportation with driver in Southern Iraq.
  • All-time English-speaking guide/driver in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
  • All accommodations in 3 Star hotel with breakfast (possible upgrade to 4-star and 5-star).
  • All documents to get visa on arrival (only permitted nationalities).

Not included

  • International flights.
  • Travel insurance (optional and available).
  • All lunches and dinners.
  • Tips and other gratuities.
  • Drinks, personal expenses.
  • Admission fees to museums and monuments ($20 USD to $25 USD per monument paid on the spot).
  • English-speaking guide in Southern Iraq (optional as extra).
  • All not mentioned as “included”.

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9-day Iraq big five tour – Baghdad, Mosul, Karbala, Basra, Erbil
Group Discount Available
From $2,172
/ Adult
  • Baghdad
  • Erbil
  • 3-star hotels
  • Included
  • Sedan or SUV
  • Baghdad, Karbala, Najaf, Babylon, Samarra, Basra, Erbil

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