Trip Highlights

Photography from Andej canyon ”Red-rock”

Visiting the fabled ruins of  the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”

Local Homestay & socialize with locals

Visiting historical Masuleh village

Gilan Rural Heritage Museum (Legacy of Old Houses)

Visiting Roodkhan Castle

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Trip Code: 002-STN-XPL
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Activities: Cultural-Historical,
  • Regions: Masuleh, Gilan, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran Province, Iran
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: From € 269
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This trip is designed for those who have a taste of adventure along with history and culture. Historic wise it is a very special journey through the depth and breadth of Alborz range and through a fascinating slice of Persian history. The history of Alamut Castle and this particular sect of Ismaelies go back to about 1000 years. They lasted till the Mongol invasion of Persia about 300 years later during the 14th century A.D. Their history is long and quite complex, during the trip we will have a chance to give more information and provide the chance to closely examine some of the physical remains of their structures. This trip would be a memorable trip because of its physical beauty and the variety of landscapes encountered.

Cultural wise, in the second part of the trip we will visit Masuleh which is a historical village attracting many tourists because of its architecture and people.  Masouleh is surrounded by forest from valley to mountain and fog is the predominate weather feature of Masouleh. In this trip you will also have the chance to visit Roodkhan castle which is a medieval brick and stone castle built on two tips of a mountain.

Services Included

Meals

3B

3 L

 2 D

Accommodation

2 nights local house

Transport

All transportation

Other Services

Driver guide for small groups, driver and a tour guide for groups more than 4 pax

Excluded

Travel insurance, International airfare, Excess baggage charges, Airport and departure taxes, Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout, laundry, mini bar used in the room, Meals not stipulated in the itinerary, Tips (optional), Cost of medical immunizations, Bottled water, phone calls, Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Alamut is a region situated on the western edge of the Alborz Mountains (northeast of Qazvin province) between the dry and barren plains of Qazvin in the south and densely forested slopes of Mazandaran in the north.
Historically, the mountains of this area were ideal for construction of castles because of its natural heights that could be used as a section of the defensive structure of the castles. The nature of this area is covered by hills, curvatures, forms, scars and wrinkles. Two big citadels of the Ismailis (a branch of Shia Muslims whose adherents are also known as Seveners), Lambsar and Alamut castles are in this area. Hassan-e Sabbah (1050-1124) and his Hashshashin controlled the area for many years.  
Hassan-e Sabbāh was an Ismaili missionary who converted a community in the late 11th century in the heart of the Alborz Mountains, later he seized a mountain fortress called Alamut and used it as the headquarters for a decentralized Persian insurrection against the dominant Seljuk Turks. He formed a group of fadaiyan (those who sacrifice themselves) whose members are often referred to as the Hashshashin or "Assassins" in the western literature.

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

3B

3 L

 2 D

Accommodation

2 nights local village

Transport

All transportation

Other Services

Driver guide for small groups, driver and a tour guide for groups more than 4 pax

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

Activities:
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