Lots of activities in Persian Gulf islands
Visit Qeshm Island: Qeshm geopark, birdwatching in Hara mangrove forest, Bandar Laaft, English historic graveyards, Lenj factory (hand made boat factory), stars valley, Chah kuh valley, Salt cave, Kharbas caves and Naz island
Visit Laaft historic village and its architecture, water reservoirs, wells and wind catchers
Explore Hengam Island in a boat, photography from dolphins
Visit Hormoz rainbow Island, remainders of Portuguese Castle, trekking, overnight camping and swimming in the beach
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Hormuz (Hormoz) also called Ormuz, mostly barren, hilly island of Iran on the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, 5 miles (8 km) off the coast. The population may decline by half in summer through migration. Hormuz village is the only permanent settlement. Resources include red ochre for export.
Around 1300 the ruler of Hormuz abandoned the mainland because of robbers and founded New Hormuz on the island; it gradually superseded Qeys as the most important Persian Gulf emporium and dominated other gulf islands and occasionally mainland Oman.
In 1514 the Portuguese captured Hormuz and built a fort. For more than a century the island remained Portuguese but the rise of the English locally and the Persian shah’s resentment of Portuguese occupation culminated. In 1622 Hormuz was captured back by joint Anglo-Persian forces. Of the old and famous city scarcely anything now remains except for part of the Portuguese fort.
Hormuz, along with the nearby larger island of Jeshun and the mainland port of Bandar Abbās was leased to the rulers of Muscat and Oman between 1868 and 1798.
Hormuz Island has many attractions. It has many colorful mountains, colored earth, multicolored stones and some salt caves. Beauty of nature, kindness of indigenous people who live on the Island can be a reason for tourists make this their vacation spot during the winter. The climate in this Island is extremely favorable in the months during late autumn and winter.
Qeshm, in Persian Jazīreh-ye qeshm, is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, belonging to Iran. It lies parallel to the Iranian coast from which it is separated by the Clarence Strait (Torʿeh-ye Khvorān). With an area of 460 square miles (1,200 square km) it has an irregular outline and a generally rocky coast except for sandy bays and mud flats fringing the northwest. Irregular table-topped hills almost cover Qeshm; several are over 900 feet (270 meters) high and one, Kīsh Kūh, reaches 1,331 feet (406 meters). Salt is mined on the southeastern coast and there are naphtha springs. The island is mostly barren but cereals, vegetables, melons, and dates are grown and there is fishing and weaving. A sheikh of the Banū Maʿīn tribe administers the island for the Iranian government.
It’s an Adventure & Active voyage to the Persian Gulf. On this journey you will experience different aspects of the journey totally different with other regions of Iran. The local people, ethnics, food, language, customs, architecture of the village and amazing mix of Arabic and Persian culture is the key to experience in travelling to the Persian Gulf.
The coast which you will visit in this journey is dotted with small villages and towns. Small wonderful islands of this itinerary are located around Qeshm, each with its own attraction and characters. In Qeshm we will see Hara Forest (Mangrove), Stars Valley, Chah Kuh canyon, Laaft Historic Port.
In Hormoz Island we will explore the Portuguese Castle and enjoy swimming in the Persian Gulf. We will have a couple of days trekking and camping in some non-touristic & unexplored regions around the island.
We will also have a short visit to Hengam island by boat to watch the Dolphins wandering in the Persian Gulf.
“This is trip is Exclusive to Adventure Iran . If you are interested in reserving a spot or would like more information please contact us.”