Rawanduz is surrounded by high mountains and beautiful waterfalls. Given its colourful nature the resort takes your heart away. Rawanduz is located on top of two deep ravines (Xarand). It is the deepest gorge in the Middle East. Many of Kurdistan’s best tourist resorts are around Rawanduz, to name some: Geli Ali Beg, Bexal, Korek Mountain Resort, and Pank (Shinglbana)
• Geli Ali Beg waterfall features the highest waterfall in the country. Bordered by the Korek and Bradost mountain ranges, the waterfall is considered as one of the most beautiful sites in Kurdistan.
• Bexal waterfall is one of the most interesting picnic locations in Kurdistan. Fresh water exudes from a spring, down a beautiful rock formation. Visitors are free to climb the rocks as high as they can leading to the fresh water spring.
• Pank Resort is built upon Pank mountain. Many call it ‘Shingelbana’, for the well known toboggan ride, that goes around Xarand. It is the best resort to spend some time away from the city. You will find excellent services and villas for accommodation.
• Korek Mountain Resort The Korek Mountain Resort & Spa is the first resort of its kind in Kurdistan and Iraq, located on top of Korek Mountain at the altitude of 2000 meters, near the city of Rawanduz.