161 Kms from Mahabad
Formerly the Capital of Iran, Tabriz is a major historical center full of heritage monuments. The history of this place dates back to 2500 years, and it has been one of the most important centers on the famous Silk Route. This city is home to a number of museums from the Iron age and the Qajar period. The most famous site here is the Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the oldest and the largest covered bazaar in the world. You can visit beautiful mosques and museums here.
139 Kms from Mahabad
We will finish the 8 day tour in the city of Sulaymaniyeh, which is by far the most "westernised" city in Iraq. Our time in Sulaymaniyeh will involve a pub crawl and a visit to the Amna Suraka Red Security Museum, which is where hundreds of Kurds were tortured and killed during Saddam Hussein's regime.