8 Days
Duration
Easy
Activity Level
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Month
Adventure
Travel Style

Trip Highlights:

  • Photography from Andej canyon”Red-rock”

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

  • Local homestay & socialize with locals

  • One day Trekking in Alamut valley

  • Exploring Masuleh historical village and hiking in Rudkhan Castle

  • Visiting Lahijan the center of Iran’s tea plantation visiting the factory

  • Tasting the fresh tea

  • Explore Rasht heritage museum & Anzali lagoon

TOUR CODE 014-STN-XPL
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Alamut Valley, Caspian Sea
INCLUDED
MEALS: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 2 Nights, Camp: 1 Night, Guesthouse: 1 Night, Local House: 3 Nights
TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
Backpack handling by Mules/Horses (limited to 15kg per person)
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
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

The castle of Alamut and the valley of assassin is probably one the main attraction of Iran and most of travelers would like to visit it. We have a multi activity tour which is available from April to October: The Valleys of the Assassins, Trekking through the Alborz to the Caspian Sea, Masuleh & Rasht. After November the climate will change till April and we can’t cross Alborz to the Caspian Sea by foot. This trip is designed for late autumn to early spring for who would like to book during that period. So instead of two days hiking from Garmarud to the Caspian, we will have one day hiking in the Alamut valley and instead of the other day trekking we included one day exploring in the Caspian Sea. All the attractions are the same but the climate, temperature and the colors of the nature of course is different and you have come with your winter cloths.

This tour is probably one of the most attractive tours offered by Adventure Iran. In this tour, you will have one day trekking in Alborz Mountain range, explore the villages around, taste local cuisine, socialize with local people and stay in their homes. The highlight of this tour can be visiting the castle of Alamut and know more about its history and Andej canyon in the Alamut valley. Also trekking from Alamut towards the Caspian Sea is another main highlight of your journey. On the way to the Caspian you will visit a beautiful lake “Ovan” having the chance of staying with local people and tasting their food. 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 dominate weather feature of Masouleh. In this trip you will also have the chance to visit Rudkhan castle and we will be hiking up to there, which is a medieval brick and stone castle built on two tips of a mountain.
Rasht is the capital of Gilan province by far the largest city of the Shomal (Caspian littoral) region. So we will visit Gilan Rural Heritage Museum (Legacy of Old Houses) to get the feeling of the tradition and history of the people and customs as well. Also Gilan is very famous for tea and foods and one of the best places in Iran in terms of vegetarian foods. So we are trying to give you a chance of the taste of different type of meals of Gilaki cuisine in the second part of your trip. Also we will visit Lahijan tea plantation and the factory and the old Rasht bazaar as well.
During this tour, we have tried to use local people and their facilities as much as possible (to increase the local village peoples’ lifestyle by generating income for them. So that the villager’s won’t move out of their city into big cities. We appreciate the locals for their support and help which enabled us to offer such a trip.

1

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival in Tehran, a representative will greet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. (B)
2

Day 2: Free day in Tehran

Based on our experience many of travelers arrive around midnight and would need to sleep well before start the journey. This day you can either relax in your hotel or you can visit and explore the capital city by yourself. (B)
3

Day 3: Tehran to Alamut Valley

Departure from hotel after breakfast and drive towards the city of Ghazvin. We reach at Alamut valley around mid-day. (B, L, D)
4

Day 4: Trekking Day

Today we will pick an old historical trail through the mountains and work our way up to another historic. (B, L, D)
5

Day 5: Masuleh village

We have one day sightseeing from Alamut towards Masuleh. There are lots of attractions in the north of Iran, which according to the time of your travel, climate and local situation you will see some of them. (B)
6

Day 6: Anzali lagoon

Will drive to Anzali lagoon and having boat. Overnight stay in the guest house. (B, L, D)
7

Day 7: hiking in Rudkhan Castle and Rasht sightseeing tour and drive to Ramsar

We have 3 hours hiking to the castle and then exploring tour and visiting some attractions of Rasht before driving to Ramsar in the afternoon (B, L, D)
8

Day 8: Exploring the Caspian Sea

One day exploring attraction of the Caspian Sea coast and drive back to Tehran. (B, L)

The Valley of Alamut

Trekking towards the Caspian Sea

Alamut Caspian Sea Tour

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