Persian Gulf Islands
Iran is not a destination for beach holidays, instead, it is a perfect destination for those who would like to experience something quite unrivaled. In the past, nobody thought the Iranian Islands, such as the Persian Gulf islands, perhaps unheard of by many people, would be popular for international travelers. This was due to the lack of proper marketing and insufficient information in the international press and media. Travelers who had already visited our islands managed to spread the news by word of mouth to friends about the untravelled and unspoiled routes in Iran creating quite an interest.
These islands are special destinations during late autumn, winter, and early spring. Nowadays the Persian Gulf Islands are far better known than previously, where most of the local houses and guest houses are full during the winter. It is worth noting that a number of travelers visiting these islands are foreigners.
There are numerous islands throughout the Persian Gulf. Three of these, Qeshm, Hormuz, and Hengam- located south of Bandar Abbas city- are the most popular and fairly close to each other. The main and the biggest one is Qeshm which resembles the shape of a dolphin. It is famous for its mango forests, an amazing salt cave, a spectacular canyon, and diving centers. There is also a Portuguese castle in the town.
Hormuz Island is renowned for its glorious beaches. There are strikingly rugged rocks along the coastline which make this island so unique and distinctive. It is also called Colorful Island, due to the various colors of the soil.
This exquisite island is ideal for those who enjoy countless types of adventure activities, although trekking, boating, and mountain biking are the most popular activities pursued.
Hengam Island is another interesting and picturesque island famous for its dolphins, boating, and fishing. With a one-week tour, it is possible to visit all three of these remarkable islands due to their proximity to each other.
Another popular island is Kish Island, the second largest in Iran and a favored destination for domestic travelers. Thousands of people visit here for shopping and relaxation during late autumn, winter, and early spring.
The best time to visit these islands is from December until around April.
Adventure Iran offers three different types of trips: hiking, mountain biking, and a cultural and historical tour of the island. Cycling in Qeshm and Hormuz Islands in the Persian Gulf is just one of the famous Island mountain biking tours that we offer.