- Active Cultural Journeys
- Dena National Park
- Tailor Made Tours
Iran main highlight through an efficient journey
An Active journey through central Iran
Visiting Dena National Park and protected areas
Staying in historical renovated in different region of Iran
Explore Iran off the Beaten Tracks
Hike in heights of Zagros mountains
Visiting local people in non touristic villages
Taste local cuisine
Visit historic Abyaneh village
Explore off the beaten tracks of Iran
Experience different climate of Iran in one the journey
|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
Zagros is one of the longest mountain ranges in Asia (sixth) after the Himalaya, Kunlun Mountains, Tian Shan Mountains, Altay Mountains, Ural Mountains and twonthest.
Zagros forms the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq, spreading across the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, beginning in northwestern Iran and ending at Strait of Hormuz. Zagros range is about 932 miles (1,500 km) long and more than 150 miles (240 km) wide. The mountains are separated into many sub-ranges and organically have the same age as the age as The Alps. Zagros is also home to rich and complex flora widely oak-dominated.
Dena is the name for a sub-range within the Zagros Mountains. Dena is in the middle part of Zagros with 90 km length and 15 km average width which is the main important sub range of Zagros mountains. Dena Mountains are the home of some of the highest mountains in the entire Zagros with more than 40 peaks rising to elevations of 4,000 meters or more above sea level. Ghach Mastan in Dean is the highest peak in Zagros with an elevation of 4,450 meters.
This vast area with its beauties is ideal for many adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking, wildlife adventures, river trekking, river swimming, climbing and nomad adventures.
Dena is a protected area by the Iranian Department of Environment because of its vast range of plants, several endangered endemic mammals and natural resources. Oak species dominate the highlands, while pistachio and almond are common at lower elevations. Hackberry, walnut, and pear trees are scattered throughout this eco-region. A variety of animal life, such as brown bear, eagles, wolves, various wild cats including caracals, lynxes and leopards, wild goat have long made their homes in the region. Dena is home to a vast range of plant species and several endangered and endemic mammal species. On the other hand many large rivers, including Karun, Dez, and Karkheh originate from the area flowing into the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea. Scenic waterfalls, pools, and lakes add beauty to the mountainous landscape.
The central part of Dena (Dena National Park) was registered by UNESCO on their list of Biosphere Reserve sites. A biosphere reserve is an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest. It is a label given by UNESCO to help protect the sites in the world.
Untill now the vast majority of people living in the area practice a nomadic lifestyle.
The cultural diversity of the local communities, including the nomad communities are manifested by their languages, traditional production activities, herding, food products, dresses, festivals and dances.
About the Caravanserai:
The accommodation of our trip in the journey ahead will be in the amazing KuhPa caravanserai located in kuhpayeh town only 80 km east of Isfahan. The caravanserai is between Isfahan and Nain. To know the exact location, please have a look to the hyperlink: Kuhpa caravanserai
In 2000, it was registered as a national opus and it was renewed by Iranian Carvanserai Hotel Group in 2014. Now, Kuhpa Carvanserai Hotel welcomes the distinguished guests for a memorable accommodation. Kuhpa Carvanserai Hotel is special traditional hotel in both Iran and the world with below welfare, accommodative and recreational facilities.
This trip is a cultural and historical sightseeing tour of Iran with a short hiking in Dena mountain chains and explore Dasht-e-Kavir desert which is in Iran central desert. You will visit 7 UNESCO world heritage sites in the most famous attractions of Iran in main cities of Shiraz, Yazd , Esfahan, Kashan and Tehran as well as a couple of famous towns and villages like Abyaneh and Varzaneh. As the tour will perform in a couple of ecosystems of weather and climate the travelers must be prepared for cold temperature of the mountains and hot temperature of desert with good cloths.
The best time for this trip is in spring and autumn and if you would like to come in summer or winter please get in touch and we will advise you another efficient itinerary with an improve version of this trip.
The journey will start from Shiraz and finish in the capital city of Tehran. If you cant fly Shiraz to start your trip, we will arrange your domestic flight from Tehran to Shiraz which is not in the service list.