Professional, English-speaking tour guide and driver operating in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
I am from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and have an in-depth knowledge of Iraq. I am fluent in English, Kurdish and Arabic.
I can cater to the needs of my guests, but some of the places I regularly visit include Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Choman, Lalish, Alqosh, Khanas, Dohok, Amedi, Barzan, Shanadar Cave and Rawanduz (Hamilton Road).
You can hire me for day-trips or longer itineraries around the region. Please email or message me for more information. References available upon request. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan Tour Guide - Haval by using our Erbil day trip planning app .
Iraqi Kurdistan Tour Guide - Haval Reviews
We, a group of 9 tourists from Thailand, had a wonderful 6-day trip in Iraqi Kurdistan in early January. Full of touching historic sites, beautiful natural scenery places, and friendly people... more »
My brother and I had an excellent trip with Haval in Kurdistan. It is a truly beautiful region that is full of history for many different peoples. Haval was a very entertaining guide, and very... more »
I recently spent a week in Kurdistan with Karwan. I’ve been to 62 countries so I’ve had a lot of tours guides. Karwan has been the best one I have ever had, hands down. It was very easy to set up the tour, he provided excellent information beforehand, and charged a great rate. I got to see a lot of awesome things in Kurdistan. We went to Lalish, multiple monasteries, and other historical sites. I also got to spend some time with his wonderful family and even spend the night with friends of his. The whole experience was extremely authentic. I also felt very safe the whole time. I feel safer in Kurdistan than I feel in the US and in any other country. The people are friendly and everyone was just so kind. Karwan himself is absolutely charming and an incredible guide as well as an incredible person. I’m going to miss him dearly. If I had to recommend one vacation spot to someone I would recommend Kurdistan and I would have to tell them to use Karwan. He is simply the best.
Great tour guide in Iraqi Kurdistan There are so many hidden gems in Kurdistan but they can be tough to find. Luckily there's Haval with a load of knowledge on where to go and when. Although I traveled solo for 6 days through Kurdistan, I booked a tour for 6 days with Haval to see some places that are hard to find. I had a great 6 days exploring some beautiful sites, pickup and drop-off at the hotel worked perfectly. Only downside I could think of is that Haval himself was on another tour on the day, so he arranged his cousin to drive me around. Although this is a very friendly and considerate man, he does not speak English very well and therefore I sometimes missed a bit of explanation on the things that we saw. But overall, still a very recommendable experience!
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