Testimonials

KTV, Kurdsat, Zagros, UTV

In the last two months, more than 65,000 Arab, foreign, and Kurdish tourists have visited tourist sites in Erbil province.

Supplement to USA Today

The Kurdistan region has become a model of economic management, tolerance and progress ... and boasts an enviable reputation as an oasis of stability and security.

How to visit "The Other Iraq?" The Other Iraq Tours offers year-round services with flexible packages. The Other Iraq Tours has done so much to influence the growth of the fledgling tourism sector and has brought groups to the Kurdistan Region from the USA and as far away as Australia. The feedback from these groups has been overwhelmingly positive.

Australian 83 years old tour adventurer - Anne Bourne

May 7, 2009

The people of Kurdistan are very kind; everyone here wants to talk to foreigners. What the newspapers and TVs say about Iraq, car bombs and killing every day, it is not what it looks like, Iraqi Kurdistan is very safe.

Experienced and keen adventurer who has seen nearly 100 countries - Marian Leadbitter

May 7, 2009

When I was told that we are going to Kurdistan, I asked where Kurdistan is. Now I see the Kurds are a big nation without a state.

Tour Coordinator, Far Horizons Australia - Nick Deacock

May 6, 2009

I'd like to thank you, Harry and of course Balin for looking after the group so well during our visit through Kurdistan. Your personal attention to detail, kind hosting of dinner, and your and Harry's connections within the KRG went a long way to ensuring the success of the trip.

The group left Erbil impressed with the hospitality and kindness of the people, the fascinating history and above all the incredibly beautiful scenery, particularly around Rawanduz.

CBN News - George Thomas, "Kurds: Grateful to America"

June 12, 2007

The longer you stay with these people, the more you hear just how grateful the Kurds are to the men and women of United States. Walking down the street in any other part of Iraq could be fatal. Not so in Erbil. Since March 2003, neither a single coalition soldier nor foreigner has died.

CBS 60 Minutes Special - "Kurdistan: The Other Iraq"

Try to imagine a peaceful and stable Iraq where business is booming and Americans are beloved. Now open your eyes as 60 Minutes takes you to a part of Iraq which fits that description: it's called Kurdistan.

The Washington Times - Sharon Behn (Erbil, Iraq)

...the most remarkable thing about this northern city is that it is quite normal. The situation in Kurdistan, a region of northern Iraq where about 4 million Kurds live, is so detached from the rest of the country that Kurdistan describes itself on the Internet as The Other Iraq.

Open Source - Christopher Lydon

The people are starting to call Kurdistan “The Other Iraq”. Kurdistan has a shocking degree of stability & prosperity.

Dennis

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a wonderful experience when I visited Kurdistan last week. We were very fortunate to have Abdallah as our guide, and he was excellent. This was my second visit to Kurdistan, and am very fortunate to have had the services of Abdallah on both occasions. Not only is his knowledge of the area excellent, but his personality made our tour even more memorable. Spending time with him was an absolute pleasure.