Our Iran Wildlife Tour is an extraordinary journey that offers a unique blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural exploration. With its diverse landscapes and exceptional biodiversity, Iran is a nature lover’s paradise, and this tour is the perfect way to explore its wonders. this tour offers a unique opportunity to witness Iran diverse wildlife and ecosystems while learning about the local community’s culture and traditions.
Throughout this 6-day tour, you will travel to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in Iran, from the verdant forests of the Alborz Mountains to the rugged terrain of the deserts in Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut. Accompanied by our expert naturalist guides, you will observe exotic species of birds, mammals, and reptiles in their natural habitats and learn about their behaviors, habitats, and conservation efforts.
The tour also includes visits to some of Iran’s most iconic cultural landmarks, including historic cities such as Tehran, Isfahan, and Yazd. In addition to the natural and cultural experiences, you’ll also get to indulge in the unique flavors of traditional Persian cuisine. From hearty stews to fragrant rice dishes, Iranian cuisine is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
This Iran Wildlife Tour is an incredible adventure that provides an unforgettable opportunity to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of Iran. Join us on this journey and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Our tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport (IKA) and then you will be transferred to the hotel for rest. In the afternoon you will visit Tehran Bird Garden.
In the morning we leave Tehran to Qale Bala village in the Khar Turan National Park. On the way, we will stop in Dehnamak Caravanserai for lunch. This Caravanserai has remained from the Safavid era during the 16th century A.D. We continue our journey to Qale Bala village which is a special village in our country. The Courtyards and roofs in this village both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Then we can walk around the village, gardens, and local shops.
O/N Qale Bala village
You will have a full-day tour at Khar Touran National Park. Early in the morning After breakfast trek and enjoy sightseeing, viewing, and picturing the natural beauties. Khar Turan National Park with a size of 1.4 million hectares, is the second-largest reserve in Iran. It is home to one of the largest populations of the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah. There are about 12-15 of these charismatic cats in the National Park area. It is very difficult to visit them in their natural environment, but some of them are kept in special fences. In addition, Khar Turan has the largest population of Persian onager and two species of gazelles, the Goitered gazelle, and the Indian gazelle, both in good numbers. There are also wild sheep and wild goats, Jebeer, Ibex, and Urial Sheep. You have time to walk in the sand dunes, at the end we turn back to Qale Bala village.
O/N Qale Bala village
In the morning after breakfast, we move to Golestan National Park, after lunch we start our visit in the National Park if we will be lucky we can see Roe deer, Red Deer, wild Boer, and brown bear (it depends on the season) and different kinds of birds on the way. we visit the vegetation of the Hyrcanian forest and one of the oldest Caucasian oak trees there 800 years old.
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Today we move to visit Almeh valley which is the habitat of some animals such as Leopard, Argali (mountain sheep). In the afternoon we leave the indescribable national park behind and drive to Gorgan. In the end, if we have time we can visit Gorgan old Bazaar then you will fly to Tehran.
Transfer from Hotel to IKA airport for departure flight.
_ Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality.
– Hotel check-in time generally is at 2:00 PM. So, according to your arrival time, if you need early check-in you must book an extra day.
– Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. No Bed, but sleeping equipment is traditional comfortable Mattresses and Blankets.
– Use Minibus / Van / Private car depending on your group size
– Vegetarian dishes are also possible upon request.
High season (Mar-May & Sep-Oct):
You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 45 days before the start date of your tour.
45-30 days prior to arrival: 5%
29-15 days prior to arrival: 15%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 25%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 50%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: No show
Low season (Nov-Feb & Jun-Aug):
You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 30 days before the start date of your tour.
29-15 days prior to arrival: 5%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 15%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 25%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: 75%
– The price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.
– Seeing some of the wildlife attractions depends on the time of your stay in Iran, the season, and the presence of the species in our visited habitat. So the schedule will not be completely fixed.
You can book the tour by clicking the “Proceed Booking “button in the price box or sending an inquiry on the “Enquiry Form”.
If you have questions or concerns about the tour, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or email us at [email protected].
Yes, you need a visa to enter Iran as a visitor. You should make your visa application well in advance of your date of travel. The application process for an Iranian visa can be long and unpredictable. Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival.
To obtain an Iranian visa, you must first get a visa authorization code that proves your visa application is approved by the Iranian MFA. Once you have this code, you will be able to collect your visa at any embassy or airport. Apply for your Iran Visa and get it in less than 3 days. Please be noted that if you are buying a tour package from us, the visa authorization code is also included and you do not need to apply separately. For more information read our article about How to get Iran visa.
It’s not compulsory, but since you need to have access to the Internet, having a SIM card will be necessary. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has a SIM card for travelers.
Yes, having travel insurance is required at passport control when you are entering Iran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has travel insurance for travelers. For more information please read about Iran Travel Insurance.
Where to change somehow depends on the amount of money you’d like to exchange. If it’s a small amount you can change at the airport or your hotel after getting to Iran. But for larger amounts, we suggest exchanging at an exchange store in the city, while you are visiting the downtown with your guide. Your guide will also assist you in choosing the best place for doing the exchange.
Yes, To Iran Tour offers airport transfers. The distance from IKA to Tehran downtown is about 50 km and having an airport transfer will be a great solution when you just arrive in Tehran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has Airport transfers for travelers.
International credit or debit cards are not accepted in Iran, so you must bring cash and conduct frequent exchanges.
However, there is a solution to this problem: the “Iran tourist Card”. You can use this prepaid debit card for tourists instead of cash. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has tourist cards for travelers.
According to To Iran Tour’s terms and conditions, cancellations must be made by the customer in writing to To Iran Tour before the tour departure is confirmed.
Applied cancellation fees are mentioned in the cancellation box of each tour. It differs between packages and day tours as in high and low season.
You can contact To Iran Tour on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or by email at [email protected] for more information
All non-Iranian nationals older than 12 years, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a valid vaccine certificate on arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, showing full vaccination of 2 doses. However, there are no obligations regarding the date of the vaccination. Or they should present a negative PCR test.
Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality. Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. The basic price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Single rooms cost an extra fee.
Considering the locality and having an authentic experience, some traditional hotels or ecolodges do not have beds. But they all have sleeping equipment with comfortable Mattresses and Blankets.
Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibusses, vans or VIP buses will be used for the tour which are all private vehicles. All the vehicles are AC equipped and have the standard of EURO5 or EURO4.
We honestly took this tour to see Asiatic cheetah but unfortunately wasn’t able to see this beautiful cheetah. However, seeing the other wildlife made it worth it. The transition between the national parks were so smooth. I am looking forward to my next trip to Iran!