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: 13 Days / 12 Nights
  • Trip Code: 175-STN-MUL
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Trekking, Island Exploring,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 0
  • Single Supplement: N/A

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

12 B

11 L

 10 D

Accommodation

12 nights accommodation: 2 nights traditional hotels in Shiraz, 1 night in traditional guest house in Sisakht, 2 nights local house in Dena mountains, 1 traditional caravanserai-hotel in Kuhpayeh, 1 night camping in the desert, 2 nights traditional hotel in Esfahan, 1 night traditional hotel in Kashan, 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 in Shiraz

Day 2: Shiraz- Persepolis excursion

Day 3: Shiraz city tour- Drive to Dena National Park         

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

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

Day 6: Drive to desert (Kuhpayeh) -  walking Kuhpayeh tour

Day 7: Desert detour & camping in the desert

Day 8: Desert walking - Drive to Isfahan

Day 9: Isfahan walking tour

Day 10: Esfahan city - Drive to Abyaneh – hike to the top of the village - Kashan

Day 11: Kashan city tour – Drive to Tehran

Day 12: Tehran city tour

Day 13: Tehran – departure

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.
 

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