Join the Erbil 2022 Marathon, including visiting amazing places in such as the citadel and training with female runners breaking taboos in Iraq
If you’re a runner with your sights set on horizon’s further than your local block this is the trip for you.
Join in the Erbil marathon and put it together with an exciting trip to explore the Iraqi Kurdistan capital. You will also head out of Erbil to visit Lalish, the spiritual home of the Yazidi people and go training with female runners breaking taboos in Iraq, giving you a taste of life in Northern Iraq.
There are three distances (5km, 10km and full marathon) so even if you are not a strong runner you can take part and enjoy the event and the famous Kurdish hospitality.
Iraqi Kurdistan has largely escaped the violence that has plagued the rest of the country and is a great way to get a flavour of modern Iraq.
Why you'll love this adventure
- Discover the cultural richness of the Iraqi Kurdistan capital
- Experience the spiritual home of the Yazidi people
- training with female runners breaking taboos in Iraq, giving you a taste of life in Northern Iraq.
This package offers travel and entrance to the Erbil Marathon in Iraq. You will be met at Erbil airport and shown the places of interest in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital. You will also head out of Erbil to visit Lalish, the spiritual home of the Yazidi people and go training with female runners breaking taboos in Iraq, giving you a taste of life in Northern Iraq.
- All accommodation (5 nights in Erbil)
- All ground transport
- English-speaking Iraqi translator
- International guide
- Entry to the Erbil Marathon
- Flights to Iraqi Kurdistan
- Entrance fees
- Lunch & Dinner
There is not a uniform accommodation standard on this itineraries. The organisers consider comfort, location, design, character, security, historical interest and whether the money being spent will go into the pockets of the local community when making choices of where to stay.
The accommodation will be based on 2 people sharing a room in Erbil, using a 3-star hotel.
Breakfast is provided everyday. Lunch and dinner is not included. The tour operator know plenty of places in Erbil. From traditional kebab houses to International Restaurants at International prices. When there is an option, you have a choice of how much you want to spend.
You will be accompanied by an international guide for the length of the trip. There will also be a local Iraqi guide to translate.
For most nationalities, a visa is available on arrival in Erbil airport. The visa is valid for Iraqi Kurdistan only and NOT for southern Iraq.
Trips to Iraq do create dangers of their own and whilst we want you to have as much freedom as possible we must state that the tour leader has the final word with regards to changes in the itinerary for safety reasons. Whilst the route we have chosen passes through areas which we consider to be relatively stable things can change and we may have to alter the route or cancel sections of the trip at short notice.
For more information about the race itself visit http://www.erbilmarathon.org/
Working with small groups of a maximum of 12 people and using specialist local guides throughout, their aim is to provide authentic and original experiences for all guests. This small number allows for greater security, flexibility and access to local people and places. Each set itinerary trip is individually designed to coincide with local events or to visit the area at the best time of year be it a ski festival or marathon event!
Erbil Marathon 2022
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