Experience three different weather condition and terrain of Alborz mountains, the Caspian Sea and Maranjab desert
Boating in Anzali lagoon and walking through the tea plantation
Crossing Alborz Mountains towards the Caspian Sea
Visiting the fabled ruins of the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”
3 days trekking through spectacular mountain scenery
Crossing 2 vast valleys called Alamut and the valley of Sehazar
Camping in the desert area of Maranjab
Visiting the great salt lake and old caravanserai
Visiting Kashan, with its distinct architecture and setting
|REGION(S)||Tehran, Maranjab, Qazvin, Alamut, Caspian sea, Masuleh|
|NOT INCLUDED||Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Excess baggage charges
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Mini bar used in the room
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The tour is a combination of the four following different aspects of attraction and activities.:
• Mountain trekking
• Caspian Sea villages exploration
• Desert trekking and camping,
• Cultural/ historical exploring
During this tour you will experience three diverse climate, altitude and weather :
• West Alborz mountain (3000 m)
• Caspian sea (- 40 m under sea level)
• Central desert of Iran – Dashte-e Kavir (800 m).
Also you will face variety of temperature from hot temperature in the desert to cold temperature of the mountain.
This tour will start from the Capital and end in the Capital as well. We will start the journey by driving to Alamut valley. We have three days hiking through the Alamut valley and the Castle of the Assassins toward the Caspian sea in west Alborz mountains.
In the next part of the trip we will very tight exploration and we have to visit many attractions of Iran in the Caspian Sea region. We will come across via costal road and you will visit plenty of attraction. Gilan Rural Heritage Museum (Legacy of Old Houses) to get the feeling of tradition, history of people and their customs. Lahijan is well known for its high quality tea so we will visit some tea farms and tea production factory. We will visit Masuleh historical village which is surrounded by forest from valley to mountain and fog is the predominate weather feature. At the end we will have boating in Anzali lagoon and also we have hiking in Rudkhan historical castle which is a medieval brick and stone castle built on two tips of a mountain.
In the third part after Caspian Sea, we will drive towards Maranjab desert which located in western part of Dashte- Kavir. You have trekking and one night camping in the desert.
In the fourth part you will have a culture and history excursion by visiting Abyaneh historical village and the ancient city of Kashan and back to Tehran (IKA Airport) to fly back home.
Day 1: Arrival in Tehran & check in
Day 2: Tehran city tour
Day 3: Tehran to Alamut Valley
Day 4: Pichebon
Day 5: Salajanbar, Maran, Yuj and the Caspian sea
Day 6: Exploring the Caspian Sea
Day 7: Anzali lagoon boating and Masuleh historic village
In the afternoon we will drive to Masuleh historic village. In Masuleh we will have a walking tour around and free time for some shots of photos. Here you can purchase some handicrafts and souvenirs. Overnight sleep in a local house (B)