2 Days
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Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Soft Adventure
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 A short trip to Alamut Valley and visit the Castle of the Assassin and Andej canyon in Qazvin province

START Tehran
REGION(S) Alamut Valley
MEALS: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS: Local House: 1 Night
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
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
  • Sightseeing & photography around Ovan Lake & village
  • Photography from Andej canyon”Red-rock”
  • Visiting the fabled ruins of the Alamut historic castle “Eagle Nest”
  • Local Homestay & socialize with locals

A very special journey through the depth and breadth of Alborz mountain range and through a fascinating slice of Persian history.
This is a memorable trip not only because of its physical beauty and the variety of landscape encountered, but also because we cross paths with history and myth some of which have acquired world renown. This is a voyage through a region that was the territory of Ismaelies and the famous Hassan Sabbah and his infamous Alamut Castle. The castle and quite a few other fortifications belonged to the Hashashin or what in the west is more commonly known as the Assassins.
The history of Alamut Castle and this particular sect of Ismaelies go back to about 1000 years ago. They were able to build numerous castles and outposts throughout the mountains and maintain an independent lifestyle away from any central power. 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.


Day 1: Tehran to Alamut Valley

You will depart at 6:00 A.M driving towards Alamut via the city of Ghazvin which is about 300 km. We will visit of Ovan Lake, The Castle of Assassins and Gazor khal village. After hiking in the Alamut Castle we will drive to a village in the Alamutl. The remainder of the day will be spent at the village which has quite pleasant surroundings. We will have time to socialize with locals before a traditional dinner. Overnight stay at the local house. (B, L, D)

Day 2: Ovan Lake

8.00 A.M wake up and we have short walking in the village. Then a driver will pick you up around 10 A.M. We will drive to back to Tehran through the same road. The driver drops you off at the hotel in the evening. (B, L)
Alamut Valley Trip
Alamut Castle
group photo of Adventure Iran tour in Ovan Lake
Alamut Valley on the road
Alamut Valley on the road
Ovan Lake in Alamut district
Ovan Lake Adventure Iran banner with client
Flower Alamut Valley
Pichebon village- Alamut
Andej canyon Alamut Valley
Shah Alborz Mountains
A bird in Alamut Valley
Locals in Alamut Valley
locals people Alamut Valley
Alamut Castle
Alamut Castle
Birds of Alamut Valley
Andej canyon
Andej canyon scenery
Alamut Locals and Travellers
Group photos of Adventure Iran Alamut Tour in the Castle of Alamut

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