Trip Highlights

Iran main highlight through an efficient journey
An Active journey through central Iran
Touch Dasht-e Kavir, Iran centreal Desert
Visiting Dena National Park and protected areas
Visit Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan and Tehran UNESCO world heritage sites
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
One night camping inside of the desert
Taste local cuisine
Visit historic Abyaneh village
Walking in Sand dunes and the salt lake of desert
Explore off the beaten tracks of Iran
 

  • Duration: 14 Days / 14 Nights
  • Trip Code: 175-STN-MUL
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Trekking, Cultural-Historical,
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 989
  • Single Supplement: €60

As Iran is a vast land with a lot of attraction in different regions, the main concern of all travellers is how make an effect itinerary to cover most of Iran’s  attractions in a short trip to save the time and money.  This tour is an ACTIVE adventure journey for who would like to combine Iran main attraction in historical side and also remote areas in NON touristic areas. We named it Active Adventure tour as there are walking city tours visiting the most highlights of main touristic cities of Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan and Tehran and in addition you will have an exploration in two different regions of mountain and desert. In the mountainous part you will have hiked in the heights of the Zagros mountains in the national park of Dena with a lot of experience and in the desert part you will have adventure excursions in Dsht-e Kavir desert. As this is a group tour for both Iran historical and nature part, we have designed the grade of difficulty of this trip as a moderate level so most of travellers with regular fitness can join for this trip. Also we can make the grade of trekking higher as a private tour or for a group.
As the tour will perform in a couple of ecosystems of weather and climate the travellers 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. For who will arrive Tehran we can arrange a domestic flight ticket from Tehran to Shiraz on the first day of this trip. Also, another suggestion that we advice is a comfortable night train from Tehran to Shiraz and early morning of the next day you will arrive Shiraz.
 

Services Included

Meals

14 B

13 L

 11 D

Accommodation

14 nights accommodation: 2 nights traditional hotels in Shiraz, 1 night in traditional guest house in Sisakht, 5 nights local house in Dena mountains, 2 nights hotel in Esfahan, 1 night traditional hotel in Kashan, 1 night camping in the desert, 2 nights hotel in Tehran

Transport

All transfers and transport according to the itinerary and number of people, Backpack is handled during the trek in the mountains and the desert

Other Services

English speaking cultural guide for cities, local guide for mountain, daily refreshments, entrane fees for the sites

Excluded

Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary, Travel insurance, International airfare, Excess baggage charges, Airport and departure taxes, Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout, laundry, mini bar used in the room, Meals not stipulated in the itinerary, Tips (optional), Cost of medical immunizations, Bottled water, phone calls, Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Shiraz

Depending on your arrival time you'll likely have free time to relax, get adjusted and explore the famous city of Shiraz. Overnight stay at hotel. (-,-,-)

Day 2: Shiraz- Persepolis excursion

In Persepolis we start a full sightseeing of Persia’s imperial past by visiting Naghseh Rajab and Nagshe-Rostam. In the late afternoon we will drive back to Shiraz. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)

Day 3: Shiraz City tour- drive to sisakht

In the morning we will start a walking tour to visit Karimkhan citadel, Vakil mosque & baths, Nasirolmolk mosque, the grand bazaar and the old part of the town. Afternoon we will spend a while for visiting Hafez mausoleum Persia’s beloved poet and Eram garden registered in UNESCO World Heritage sites. late afternoon we will leave Shiraz towards Sisakht “ Dena mountains foothill” which is 216 km away. Overnight stay in a traditional guesthouse. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Enter to Dena national park- 1st camp

After breakfast start your long day trekking. Starting point is national park’s gate for 6 days. The altitude of starting point is 2500m from sea level. More or less we will traverse around 15 km per day taking us to the central part of the region. Dinner in the camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Passing by villages & farms- towards 2nd camp

Second day walk is also around 7.5 km passing forest and mountain foothills. Today we will visit a waterfall which is the highest waterfall in Dena region. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Walking on a river through the canyon - towards 3rd camp

Third day walking length is also approximately 10 km crossing some rivers and visiting another waterfall. We will arrive in the late afternoon to the 3rd camp, having dinner in our tents. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Descending to Sisakht- 4th camp

After breakfast we will collect our camps and continue trekking towards a shelter at 3780m height. Hiking will start from 2580m from sea level hiking to a mountain to reach the shelter. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Summits day – the highest Zagros peaks- 5th camp

6.00 A.M wake up for breakfast to get ready to start at 7.00 A.M. Today we have chosen a couple of peaks to ascend. (B, L, D)

Day 9: descend to the base - drive to Isfahan

After collecting our camps we will continue trekking to the base (3000m) to be picked up by our vehicle to drive towards a recently discovered cave. After visiting this cave, you will be transferred to Bus Station to take the bus to Esfahan. (B, L)

Day 10: Isfahan walking tour

A full day Esfahan city walking tour to visit all of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites on Naqshe Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque as well as Aali Qapu Building, Chehel Sotun (Forty Pillar) and Hasht Behest (Eight Heaven) building on this day. Overnight stay at hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Esfahan city tour- Drive to Abyaneh – hike to the top of the village - Kashan

Check out of the hotel and drive to Abyaneh historical village. visit the remaining Esfahan sites such as visit two of Iran’s historic bridges Siose Pol (33 Bridge), Pole Khajoo (Khajoo Bridge) and Ariminian Vank Church.Then drive to Abyaneh. We will have about 4 hours walking from the village to the Zorastian temple. Late afternoon, we will continue the journey to Kashan taking one hour (90 km). Overnight stay in a traditional house.(B, L, D)

Day 12: Kashan city tour – Drive to Maranjab -Central Desert {camp}

After breakfast in the hotel you will have a half day Kashan tour. visit a couple of historical houses as well as Aghabozorg old mosques and the Grand Bazaar. We will visit Fin garden and bath before leaving the city by drive to outside of the town. Fin garden is one of the Persian gardens UNESCO world heritage list. After that, walk back to the hotel and have lunch and check out to drive to Central desert by 4x4. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Drive to hights of central Alborz mountain (Shemshak)

Early morning wakeup; watching sun rise at the desert, then collect the camp and explore for 2 hours in the desert. Then we will back to the city to take the car to the north of Tehran in heights of central Alborz Mountains. we will drive to Shemshak village which is nearby the ski resort. From Kashan its about 300 km takes 4 about hours (250 km) to reach the village. ( B, L, D)

For those who wish to explore Tehran suburbs, we have some optional tours as below. These tours are excluded the price and you need to contact us for choosing the plan and the price.

Day 14 & 15 : Seasonal active excursion

For these two days of this trip, we have a flexible plan excatluy according to your travel time and climalte of the month. We design it for our group tours but for private tour we can make harder as we have a lot of option in heights of central Alborz mountains.

  •  Plan A: (Januvary to March) – Skiing in the piste
  • Plan B: (April to May) – Kolon Bastak Peak -4150 m
  • Plan C: (June to September) – Lar National Park trekking
  • Plan D: (October to December) – Lar National Park trekking

Day 16: Drive to Tehran -Tehran city walking tour

After breakfast there will be Tehran sightseeing and city tour. It will be a walking tour and we will include all of important sites of the capital on it. Golestan Palace world heritage site, Iran anthropology museum and the Grand Bazaar are the sites till afternoon and afterward we will walk to the Artists Park “Park-e Honar Mandan” spending a couple of hours there. Over night stay in a hotel. (B, L)

Day 17: Tehran – departure

Today is a free day and midday is check out time. Some travellers have flight early morning and some of them would like to stay longer in Iran. If you would like to stay more and you are interested to use tour package, you can check one of our extension tours according to the season. For more information please get in touch. (B)

Zagros Mountain: 
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, begining 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 mountain chain:
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 National Park
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.

Dasht-e Kavir Desert
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.
 

  • Dena and Lar National Park are protected area and we have to apply for entry permit 1 month earlier than the tour starts. 
  • For seasonal tour options, please contact us for more information and booking the suitable seasonal active excursion.
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