Iraqi Kurdistan Guide Haval

The original and #1 rated tour guide in Iraqi Kurdistan!

Hi, I'm Haval Qaraman, and I've been helping travelers create lifelong memories with my bespoke tours of Kurdistan since 2010.

Featured in the 2012 edition of "Lonely Planet", I have a wealth of knowledge around Kurdistan and Iraq, and it would be my pleasure to show you everything this beautiful country has to offer.

My tours operate year-round, and tend to fill-up fast, so be sure to check out the destinations. When you're ready, contact me, and we'll begin planning the journey of a lifetime!

Explore Kurdistan

Simply incredible!

This was, without question, one of the best experiences that I've had in my extensive travels around the world!
The Kurdish people are the warmest, friendliest, and most open people I have met.

Is it safe to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan?

This is a commonly asked question, especially because Iraq is often viewed as one of the most dangerous countries in the world, however, it's important to note the difference between Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iraqi Kurdistan is a semi-autonomous region in Northern Iraq, and is much safer than the rest of the country. The travel blog, Against The Compass, provides a great write-up on the safety of Iraqi Kurdistan, and an excellent guide to traveling the country in general.

Further information, along with many other frequently asked questions, can be found in the FAQs section.

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Iraqi Kurdistan Guide: Erbil Citadel Fountains
Iraqi Kurdistan Guide: Licensed Guide
Licensed Tour Operator

Registered with the Ministry of Transportation and Communication as a professional tour guide.

Iraqi Kurdistan Guide: Advanced Driving
Client Safety First

Certified in Defensive Driving, Driver Awareness, and Driving on Unpaved Roads.

Iraqi Kurdistan Guide: Detailed Knowledge
Detailed Regional Knowledge

Longest continuously-running tour guide in Iraqi Kurdistan, providing personalized experiences for my clients.

Iraqi Kurdistan Guide: Sights & Attractions
Unrivaled Access to Attractions

Ever-growing network of connections throughout the country, allowing priority access to sights and attractions.

One of the best trips we've ever had!

The entire nation is so friendly and welcoming, constantly being invited-in
by random strangers to eat or have tea with them, everywhere we went.