Is it safe to travel to Iraq?

Yes, zadventuro ensures the safety of its clients. We only operate in areas that are considered safe for tourists. We always monitor the situation and have contingency plans in place.

What is the dress code in Iraq?

Iraq is a Muslim-majority country, and it’s important to respect local customs. Both men and women are advised to dress modestly. Women should have a headscarf and wear loose, long-sleeved clothing that covers the body. Men should avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts.

How is the food in Iraq?

The hotels we partner with provide a variety of food options that people from the US / UK will be accustomed to. This includes a range of dishes from chicken, rice, salads to pizza, pasta, and even cakes and drinks. For those wanting to explore local cuisine, a variety of options are available including local delicacies like shawarmas. We cater to various dietary needs to ensure a pleasurable dining experience for our guests.

How are the locals?

The locals in Iraq are known for their warm hospitality and friendliness. They are very accommodating, often going out of their way to make visitors feel welcome. This kindness and generosity is a part of the country’s rich cultural heritage that you’ll get to experience during your visit.

What will the weather be like?

The weather in Iraq varies by season. Summers can be very hot, while winters can be quite cold. Please check the forecast and pack accordingly.

Do We Have Wi-Fi & Data SIM Cards

Yes, Wi-Fi is available at our hotels to help you stay connected. Additionally, you have the option to purchase a local data SIM to providing you with internet access throughout the duration of the tour which we will be happy to direct you to.

What currency is used in Iraq?

The official currency is the Iraqi Dinar. Currency exchange services are available in most areas near our hotels. Currency can also be converted in the airport where our connecting flight will be taken.

Do I need a visa to visit Iraq?

Yes, a visa is required for travel to Iraq. Zadventuro will assist you with the visa process as part of our all-inclusive package.

Can I drink the tap water in Iraq?

It’s generally recommended to drink bottled water while in Iraq to avoid any potential stomach issues.

Will I have access to the internet?

Yes, all our hotels provide Wi-Fi access. Additionally, SIM cards with data can be purchased for around $15-$25 for the duration of the trip.

Is English spoken widely in Iraq?

While some Iraqis speak English, particularly in the tourism industry, it’s not widely spoken. However, Zadventuro provides English-speaking guides to assist you during your visit.

Can I take photographs?

Yes, photography is generally allowed, but respect local customs and privacy. It’s polite to ask before photographing people. Some religious sites may prohibit photography or phone usage. In such cases, you’ll need to use the Masjid locker facilities, receive a token, and retrieve your belongings when leaving. Most Masjids do permit photography, but some larger ones may not.

Is the tour family-friendly?

Yes, our tours are designed to be family-friendly and suitable for travelers of all ages. Iraq itself is known for its welcoming culture and families frequently visit the places that are included in our tour. We ensure that the needs of every family member are met, making it a memorable experience for everyone.

How do we travel during the tour?

We prioritize the comfort of our guests throughout their journey. Most of the travel during the tour involves traveling in air-conditioned coaches. These vehicles provide a comfortable and relaxing environment as we traverse the diverse landscapes of Iraq.

Will there be local support during our stay in Iraq?

Absolutely! While in Iraq, our group will be accompanied by local licensed tour operators who are well-versed with the locations we’ll visit. They will help navigate us through the sites and assist with all logistics during our stay. Their aim, like ours, is to ensure you have a smooth, worry-free, and memorable experience throughout your journey. They are always ready and happy to help.

Is Iraq a tourist destination?

Yes, Iraq is indeed a tourist destination. Over the years, it has seen an increasing number of visitors from around the world, drawn to its rich history, cultural heritage, and significant religious sites. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the travel and tourism sector in Iraq contributed to 6.3% of the total GDP in 2019, a clear indication of its growing importance as a tourist destination. As a visitor, you’ll be part of this exciting growth in cultural exchange and understanding. Rest assured, the hospitality and warmth of the Iraqi people make it a truly welcoming country for tourists.