Explore un-spoilt mountain regions of Iran at the foothills of high Zagros mountains with moderate trekking in Dena National Park and visiting the last remaining Bakhtiari tribes who are live in heart of Zardkuh mountain chain.
|MEALS: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights classic hotel in Tehran, 1 night boutique hotel in Shiraz, 2 nights local houses in Dena national park, 1 night classic hotel in Zardkuh region, 1 night nomadic tent, 1 night local house in nomadic village, 1 night IKA airport hotel in Tehran
TRANSPORTATION: All transport during the tour according to the itinerary includes a combination of a tourist bus, van/minibus, and a domestic flight.
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
English Speaking guide
Entry fee for the sites included in the itinerary
|Airport pick up and drop off (optional)
Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Airport and departure taxes
Meals not listed on the itinerary
Tips to guide and driver
Cost of medical immunizations
Any other service not included in the itinerary
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout and use of mini bar
- Visit to Golestan Palace in Tehran (UNESCO site)
- Hiking through foothills of Dena Mountain Chain (3 days)
- Visiting Dena National Park (UNESCO Biosphere reserve)
- Discovering nomadic settlement of Bakhtiari Tribes
- Hiking alongside Zardkuh mountains (2 days)
- Experience overnight stay in nomadic tents
- Experience staying in traditional Iranian houses turned to boutique hotels
- Taste of Persian Cuisine and field cooking on off the beaten tracks
This tailor-made travel itinerary is ideal for those who are interested in hiking activity and experiencing the lifestyle of the local people. Alongside this adventure trip, you will also visit the main highlights of Tehran capital. You will have a 5-day moderate hike in two regions of Zagros Mountains to experience two different local tribes, walking through the varied landscapes. Both mountain regions (Dena & Zard kuh) are on off the beaten tracks of the country, and you will visit the local and tribes people, inclusive of few nights with them. You will have the chance to try the local cuisines for those regions and withness the lifestyle of the local tribes.
Dena and Zardkuh Mountains Chain are some of the best un-spoilt hiking trails of Iran and their peaks are among the list of Iran’s most famous high peaks. For those interested in photography, can capture the most amazing photographs throughout this trip.
The city tours of the trip cover historical and cultural exploration of Tehran.
You will also experience quality Persian cuisine and experience staying in a boutique hotel in Shiraz.
The grade of difficulty of hiking is moderate, and it’s suitable for most healthy travellers with a love of pristine landscapes. The best travelling time is spring and the beginning of the autumn and tours take place during the best travelling time.
This multi-purpose travel itinerary will start from your hotel in Tehran that we have selected in the heart of the city with good access to the main visiting sites. After visiting Tehran’s Golestan Palace, the National Museum of Iran and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, we will travel towards the west of the country in the heart of the Zagros Mountains to reach the Mountain Chains of Zardkuh. You will have a two-days hike through a nomadic settlements who are seasonally living in the mountains.
Afterward, we will continue our adventure trip towards the southern parts of Zagros to have another hike in the foothills of the Dena Mountain chain. You will have a 3-day moderate hike in Dena National Park, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve region. We will pass through rice fields, canyons, oak forest and the amazing wild landscape of this protected region, creating an unforgettable hike for your trip. Then we will travel to Shiraz, staying one night in a traditional Persian-style hotel in the old city of Shiraz, before ending your trip. Included is a domestic flight from Shiraz to Tehran Mehrabad airport plus one night’s accommodation at REMIX-REXAN Imam Khomeini airport hotel.
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