Iraq Trip Planner

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How to plan a trip to iraq

The country of Iraq or the “Republic of Iraq” is a prominent country in Western Asia. The political and military ‘hotbed' of Middle East, Iraq has been in the midst of turmoil for the last 20 years. The fertile valley between its two major rivers, Tigris and Euphrates, formed the birthplace of modern civilization. The Mesopotamian civilization began the processes of humans coalescing as a society, to read and write, forming laws and governed through an organization. Your Iraq travel guide will include plenty of sites to witness the glorified past of this country.

Visa Procedures Visiting Iraq

You need to apply at the Iraqi Embassy after filing the Visa application form with the requested details. Submit your passport along with 2 recent photographs. Ensure that your passport is valid for six months from the date of approximate entry into Iraq. For obtaining Iraq visa, a processing time of 4 to 8 weeks is required, so prepare your travel plans accordingly. A fee of $40 for single-entry is charged and the visa approval is generally for 3 to 6 months at the most for visiting the country.

The Best Time for Experiencing Iraq

Iraq is one of the hottest countries in the region where temperatures may soar up to 50°C. So, the best time to visit Iraq are the comparatively cooler spring and fall seasons of April to May and October to November respectively. The winter season from November to April is also good, with cooler and drier climate, but due to excessive snowing in the mountains, there is the chance of floods in the Iraqi Plains.

Top Destinations in Iraq

The country of Iraq is known as the “Cradle of Modern Civilization”. So, your top things to do in Iraq will be experiencing the historic destinations which corroborate this fact. Your visit to the ancient city of Ur, where you will see the remains of the Ziggurat and the ruins of Babylon will give you an idea of their ancient glory. Also, the canals of Basra, also known as “Venice of the East” and the Shi’ia Muslims’ most revered religious site at Karbala are some of the best places to visit in Iraq.

Iraqi Transportation

The shared taxis are the common and safe method of traveling in the cities of Iraq. Free shuttle bus services run at regular intervals within the city too. You may rent a taxi at the airport itself; these vehicles will fulfill most of your travel needs. As the vehicle do not have meters, be sure to mutually agree on the price before commencing your journey. Hired local vehicles are best for the convenient solution for your problem of how to reach Iraq tourist destinations.

Iraqi Food and Lodging

Kebabs, grilled meat on skewers, are very popular in Iraq. The meat and mainly lamb or beef, though chicken and fish meat are also used. ‘Falafel’, or fried chickpea patties, is another popular Iraqi dish. For your stay, try the Coral Boutique Hotel in Baghdad or Canyon Hotel in Erbil for a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

The above information will help you plan your vacation to Iraq and enjoy the country’s glorious past and ruggedly beautiful present.

How much does it cost to travel to Iraq

Plan your trip to Iraq with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Iraq is USD 56 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 224. For getting around Iraq, you will need a rough figure of USD 47 per day. For detailed Iraq trip cost calculator, use Iraq Trip Planner.

*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation

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