Welcome to the Hinterland World of Adventure

Adventure Travel in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India (Kashmir)



Hinterland Travel is a specialist adventure holiday and travel company, founded on over 40 years of overland adventure travel experience by Geoff Hann, its owner and managing director. We provide tours mostly in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (notably Kashmir).

On our adventures we want our groups to get the cultural feel for the areas that we visit and also see the ancient ruins and sites along with the mountains and deserts. Also in such areas in Afghanistan and Iraq these days, safety on our adventures has become a major priority. Please read thoroughly our terms and conditions before making a booking with us.

IMPORTANT NOTE –TOURS TO IRAQ

The latest news from Iraq and adjacent countries seems to be showing progress from the chaos of the last 3 years. We have managed to keep our tours operating there albeit amending to 9 and 14 days and omitting anything north of Samarra Minaret. Our travellers are greeted with much warmth by local Iraqis as we have found our way to explore some of the lesser visited Sumerian sites such as Lagash and Telloh in addition to the great cities of Nippur, Uruk and Ur, all in the south.

We have added the Royal tombs of the brief monarchy of Iraq in Baghdad, and now the Ziggurat of Agargouf and the Minaret of Samarra and Royal palace are back on our schedules. Our Spring tours earlier this year were very successful, we have now September, October and November for the rest of 2017 and a full programme for 2018 beginning in March.

The newish and comprehensive edition of 'Iraq' The ancient sites and Iraqi Kurdistan is published by Bradts Travel guides in UK and is available from them and Amazon.

If you have any questions about our Adventure holidays in Afghanistan or Iraq please get in touch with us by calling us on (0044)01484 719549 or email us on hinterland@btconnect.com and we will be more than happy to answer them for you.



Travel Exhibitions
We are booked in for 2018 and welcome you again to join us and chat about your holiday plans.

Destinations Holiday and Travel Show at Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, 1st, 2nd,3rd, 4th of February 2018.

Activity and Adventure section

Meet Geoff and Tina on Stand AA52. Come along and admire some lovely carpets and ethnic jewellery and discuss the finer points of Iraq and Afghanistan travel and tour opportunities.







A hard road near the Afghanistan Lapis Mines


OUR TOURS FOR 2017/2018
Note bookings made with a booking form and deposit in 2017 for tours travelling in 2018 attract a 5% early booking discount on tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

2017

September 4th/10th
Kurdistan and Mesopotamia Iraq – 21/9 and 14 day tours Erbil and Kurdistan/Baghdad, Kish, Babylon, Borsippar, Kerbala, Najaf, Nippur, Uruk, Ur, Lagash, Telloh, The Marshes, Basra.

September 6th
A Kashmir Journey - 15 days - Srinagar Lakes, Gulmarg and down the mountain roads to Jammu and Amritsar, train to Delhi.

October 10th
Mesopotamia Iraq, 9 and 14 days tours - Baghdad, Kish, Babylon, Borsippar, Kerbala, Kufa, Najaf, Nippur, Uruk, Ur, Eridu, Marshes, Lagash, Telloh, Basra.

November 12th
South Pakistan and the Indus 18 days - Travelling down the Indus river valley from Islamabad, and Peshawar to Harappa and Cholistan desert Sufi sites, visiting Mohenjo Daro completing the journey in Karachi.

November 12th
Mesopotamia Iraq – 9 and 14 days - Baghdad, Kish, Babylon, Borsippar, Kerbala, Kufa, Najaf, Nippur, Uruk, Ur, Eridu, Marshes, Lagash, Telloh, Basra.

2018

February 12th
South Pakistan and the Indus 18 days - Traveling down the Indus River Valley from Islamabad and Peshawar to Harappa and Cholistan desert Sufi sites, visiting Mohenjo Daro, completing the journey in Karachi.

March 4th
Mesopotamia Iraq, 9 and 14 day tours - Baghdad,Samarra, Kish, Babylon, Borsippar, Kerbala, Kufa, Najaf, Nippur, Uruk, Ur, Eridu Marshes, Lagash, Telloh, Basra.

April 1st
Mesopotamia Iraq, 9 and 14 day tours - Baghdad, Samarra, Kish, Babylon, Borsippar, Kerbala, Kuf, Najaf, Nippur, Uruk, Ur, Eridu, Marshes, Lagash, Telloh, Basra.
Note. We will be extending our Iraq programmes later in 2018 from 14 to 16 days.

May 4th
Kalash Festival and Karakorum Highway 15 days - In the north of Pakistan with the Kalash people and exploring Chitral, Kalash Valley, Karimabad and the Karakorum Highway.

See our Afghanistan Page for the tours scheduled for JUNE, JULY, AUGUST and SEPTEMBER in AFGHANISTAN.

June 12th
A Kashmir Journey 15 days – Srinagar Lakes and houseboats, Gulmarg and down the mountain road to Jammu, Amritsar then train to New Delhi and the Imperial Hotel.

June 12th
Kashmir - Armanath Holy Cave Trek. 15 days - A Yatra trek through the mountains to Armanath Cave and a rest touring the Lakes and Srinagar.

September 5th
A Kashmir Journey – 15 days – Srinagar lakes and houseboats, Gulmarg and down the mountain road to Jammu, Amritsar and then train to New Delhi and the Imperial Hotel.

September 3rd
Kurdistan combination with Mesopotamia Iraq - 7 days - Erbil, Dohuk, Lalish, Rawanduz, Kirkuk (can be combined with Mesopotamia)

September 9th
Mesopotamia Iraq 9 and 14 day tours – Baghdad,Samarra, Kish, Babylon, Borsippar, Kerbala, Kufa, Najaf, Nippur, Uruk, Eridu, Ur, Marshes, Lagash, Telloh, Basra.

October 14th
Mesopotamia Iraq special – 11 and 16 day tours - Baghdad, Samarra, visiting Hatra, Assur, Nimrud, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Kish, Borsippar, Babylon, Kerbala, Kufa, Najaf, Nippur, Uruk, Eridu, Ur, Marshes, Basra.

November 11th
Mesopotamia Iraq from 11 to 16 days – Schedule as above

November 11th
South Pakistan and the Indus – 18 days - Travelling down the Indus from Islamabad, Peshawar and then the river valley visiting Harappa, Multan, Cholistan desert, Mohenjo-daro, completing in Karachi.


Our new guide book for Iraq.





Kashmir
Our principal destination in India has become Kashmir.
Note our new tour
A Kashmir Journey travelling around Srinagar Valley and down the mountains to Jammu and Amritsar to Delhi. Our Houseboat service for individuals operates also.

The Amarnath Cave Pilgrimage trek combined with Houseboats operates from June/July 2018. See our page on India tours for more information these tours.