Turkmen Plain landscape photography
Khalid Nabi historical cemetery Scenery
Exploring the Off the Beaten Track of Golestan Province
Visting lifestyle of the remaining nomadic tribes of Iranian Turkmen
Portrait photography of different ethnics of people in the northeast of Iran
Experience of traveling by train north of the Trans-Iranian Railway (UNESCO)
Spectacular landscape view of Golestan National Park and the villages around
Visit Gonbad-e Qabus, the tallest brick tower in the world (UNESCO)
Experience of staying in Gareh Oee “the traditional Turkmen Yurt in central Asia”
Visiting Baluchis, Kazakh (Qazaq), Qizilbash, and Turkmen tribes
|REGION(S)||Gorgan Province (North East of Iran)|
|NOT INCLUDED||Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
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
Cost of medical immunizations
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary
Turkmen Sahra “Turkmen plain” is a region in the Golestan province located between the northern part of Eastern Alborz Mountains and the southwestern part of Turkmenistan country. Turkmen Sahra is one of the unexplored regions of Iran with a lot of new experiences for adventurous travelers who would like to discover Off the Beaten Path of countries. As still it’s not a touristic destination, you could see authentic tribes living in a remote area of the northern part of Iran which is very interesting for those who travel to the remote area. The region was a part of the ancients Silk Road and there are a few caravanserais left at this destination. Every night, we have access to electricity for charging your camera’s battery and you only need to take a couple of extra batteries for your daily photography. The vehicle would be along with you during the trip and if you prefer to take a tripod for your landscape photographs, it’s easy to handle it. In a few areas, you have a short walk in the mountain, and it’s not a long-distance walk for this trip. For more information please check the Photographic journey to Turkmen regions of Iran in Golestan province post and our PHOTO GALLERY of this trip which is taken with different photographers.
This photo adventure tour is proper for any photographer who is interested in landscape and portrait photography in the non-touristy region of Iran. The trip is designed for travelers who have limited time and it’s a very intensive and short trip for this region. In total you will be 5 days in the region and the rest is spent to reach the destination. The region is Turkmen Sahra which is the Iranian Turkmen region in Golestan province which is located in the northeast of the country. You will start your trip from the capital and you travel to Gorgan city “the capital province” with a night train. You will explore 4 different tribal regions of Turkmen in the rural districted area which is very special for landscape, portrait, and lifestyle photography. The accommodation would be a combination of the Turkmen Yurt, traditional guest house, local homestay, and hotel in Tehran. You will also visit the Turkmen’s famous horses and the people who are involved in the horse industry in Turkmen Sahra. We marked the best photography spots in Golestan for this trip and the focus of this trip would be only on the subject for photographers. The best photography travel time is spring and autumn. For the rest of the year, the color of nature changes, and the temperature is not pleasant for traveling.
Day 1:Arrival in Tehran
Day 2: Night Train to Golestan
Day 3: Northern tribe
Day 4: Border villages
Day 5: Golestan National Park
Day 6: Hyrcanian Forest (UNESCO)
Day 7: Gonbad Kavus (UNESCO) - Train to Tehran
Day 8: Tehran city tour
Note: On this day, will book your hotel from the night before to be able to check in the early morning of day 10
Day 9: Departure
For a full detailed itinerary, please contact us.
- This trip in not include historical and touristic parts of this region in Golestan province. If you would like to explore the other attractions of the Turkmen region along with photography, we have to customize your trip according to the duration of your trip and the travel time. Please get in touch.
- If you would like to extend your photography trip to discover another region, North Khorasan province would be the best extension which is attached to Golestan on the eastern side.
- If you are interested in this trip you have to book your trip in advance as we have to buy your train tickets in advance.