IRAN – COMBINE EXPLORATION WITH SOME GREAT ACTIVITIES

IRAN – A 14 Day / 13 Night activity based exploration of IRAN’s outstanding nature and historical sites

Brief description of itinerary:

Arrive to Tehran and transfer to hotel.

The next day we travel to Borujerd and go biking in the beautiful Goldasht area. After that we visit Falak-ol-Aflak’s historical Castel and go hiking in wonderful Zagros Forest. Lorestan is the land of waterfalls, so next we will visit the marvellous Nozhian waterfall, the highest one in Lorestan. Then we will camp and go trekking near Gahar Lake, jewel of Zagros. After that we have a great trek in the Oshtoran Kooh Mountains. We continue our journey by visiting Sheykh Ali Khan Village and its special people and cultures. Now it’s time to visit the pearl of Persia, Isfahan and it’s several UNESCO world heritage sites. After we visit these historic sites we will go to Darab, en-route visiting Pasargae (a UNESCO heritage site) and great Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Now we reach the most excited part of out trip, canyoning in Tange Raghaz. After that we overnight in our local house and be rested and ready to visit Shiraz and it’s wonderful UNESCO heritage sites.

Tour Highlights:

  • Biking in the dazzling Gohardasht area
  • Falak-ol-Aflak historical Castel
  • Trekking in beautiful Zagros Mountains with its special nature
  • Camp near Gahar lake and trekking in the Oshtoran Kooh Mountains
  • Amazing Chama Ice Cave
  • Biking around Choghakhor Lake
  • The pearl of Persia, Isfahan and its UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire
  • Pasargae, UNESCO world heritage site
  • Canyoning in the wonderful Tange Raghaz Valley
  • Famous Shiraz and its Eye-catching sites

The Tour begins at Tehran and ends in Shiraz

Hotel Type: Hotel 8 nights, Camp 2 nights, Local House 3 nights

Transport:  Depend on group size

Sedan car 1 to 2 passengers,  Minivan 3 to 5,  Van 6 to 9,  Bus +10

Tour Route:    Tehran- Lorestan- Isfahan- Shiraz

Difficulty Level:

Hard

Equipment Provided:

Advance camping equipment, Bike, Canyoning equipment.

Equipment to bring:

Sleeping bag, alabaster of sleeping bag, Trekking shoes, Head light, Trekking Poles, trekking poncho, sun hat and sunglasses, Personal medicine.

Special Note:

This tour requires a good physical condition for Biking, Trekking and Canyoning

Day 1        

Arrival into Tehran

Meet & Greet at the airport and transfer to an hotel then time at leisure.

Overnight: Grand Hotel 4*, Ferdowsi Hotel 4* or similar

Day 2        

Tehran to Borujerd

Biking in Goldasht area

Overnight: Zagros Hotel 4* or similar

Day 3        

Borujerd to Khorram Abad

  • Hiking around Choqa Hill
  • Visit Falak-ol-Aflak Historical Castel
  • Visit Grit Waterfall and trekking in the Zagros forest”

Overnight: Rangin kaman Hotel 3* or similar

Falak-ol-Aflak Castel

Day 4        

Khorram Abad to Doroud

  • Visit Vark Waterfall and biking
  • Visit Nozhian Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Lorestan”

Overnight: Iran Zamin Hotel 3* or similar

Nozhian Waterfall

Day 5        

Zagros Mountains

  • Trekking to Gahar Lake, jewel of Zagros

Overnight: Camp near Gahar Lake

Gahar Lake

Day 6        

Zagros Mountains

  • Trekking in Oshtoran Kouh Mount hillsides

Overnight: Camp near Gahar Lake

Oshtoran Kouh

Day 7        

Zagros Mountains to Doroud

  • Hiking to Khiyeh Spring via Niga Valley and Walnut Valley

Overnight: Iran Zamin Hotel 3* or similar

Niga Valley

Day 8        

Doroud to Chelgerd

  • Visit Sheykh Ali Khan Village
  • Visit Chama Ice Cave
  • Kouhrang Waterfall and Kouhrang Tunnel

Overnight   Local house

Chama Ice Cave

Day 9        

Chelgerd to Isfahan

  • Biking around Choghakhor Lake
  • Strolling around Zayanderoud

Visit Si-o-se-pol and Khaju bridges

Overnight: Sheikh Bahaei Hotel 3* or similar

Si-o-se-pol

Day 10      

Isfahan

Isfahan city tour includes:

  • Naghsh-e jahan square, one of the largest city square in world
  • Aliqapu palace and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
  • Persian Nougat workshop
  • Chehel Sotoun Palace
  • Vank Cathedral
  • Overnight: Sheikh Bahaei Hotel 3* or similar

Naghsh-e Jahan Square

Day 11      

Isfahan to Darab

  • Visit Pasargadae, UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire

Overnight: Local house

Persepolis

Day 12      

Darab

  • Trekking in Tange raghaz
  • Canyoning and descending in Tange Raghaz

Overnight: Local house

Tange Raghaz

Day 13      

Darab to Shiraz

Shiraz city tour includes: Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Complex include Mosque, Bazaar and Bath, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque and Narenjestan Garten

Overnight: Niayesh Boutique Hotel or similar

Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque

Day 14      

Time to say farewell.  Transfer from your hotel to the airport.

 

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