Mount Derak (known as Mother Mount) is a Sedimentary rocky mountain located in Shiraz, Fars, in the Middle East region in Iran. It is 20 kilometers (12 mi) long. We start trekking from the south flank of Mount Derak and move 35 km to the village named 'AliAbad' and 'maroon' through a rocky and adventurous mountain road full of hills and fantastic scenes, ranged from colorful rocks to river and green lands.
Approximate tour duration: One full day
Best time of operation: Anytime
We start trekking in the morning from north of Shiraz along the south flank of Derak mountain toward ‘Aliabad’ (approx. 30 kilometers). There are some standpoints for taking magnificent photos along the rocky road and meanwhile visiting different and special Derak flora (thyme, peanuts, rhubarb, oak, mastic, artichokes, poppy flowers and inverted tulip) and fauna (hawk, fox, hoopoe, partridge) and at the end we can see fruitful gardens of ‘Aliabad’ and we return back via Shiraz-Bushehr road. Attractions:
1. Magnificent scenery of Zagros mountain, hills and river
2. Rocky and adventurous dusty trekking road
3. Derak flora (thyme, peanuts, rhubarb, oak, mastic, artichokes, poppy flowers and inverted tulip) and fauna (hawk, fox, hoopoe, partridge)
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Just 50 EUR deposit and the remaining balance should be paid in cash in Iran.
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Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour payment and personal expenses. This cash can be in USD or EUR.
In Iran credit cards do NOT work and ATM machines do NOT accept international cards.
If you wish To pay us in USD, Please noted to bring big and new notes, the notes dated less than 2006 are not acceptable, only USD notes dated 2006 and after 2006 would be acceptable in Iran.
If you wish to pay in EUR please bring big notes like 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR notes.
45 day before tour date; without any cancelation fee
45-30 days before tour date; 15% of total tour price
30-15 days before tour date; 30% of total tour price
15-2 days before tour date; 50% of total tour price
48 hours before tour date; 75% and sometimes 100% (depends on the hotel) of total tour price
Under 2 year old; 5-10% depending on the tour date
Child without bed but having food (2 year old and older); 35% of tour price
Child with bed and food; 65% of tour price
What may not be taken into Iran?
On the basis of rules and regulation of I.R.Iran, entrance of some goods and or
its export is totally prohibited. Some of
those goods are as follows:
1- Alcoholic drinks
2- Gambling tools
3- Weapons, ammunition and explosive goods
4- Narcotic drugs
5- Magazines, photos, film and snaps and those goods which are against religious
and national dignity of the
6- Any type of writings against the official region of the country and or
discipline disturbance and public purity and
The export goods are exempted of paying customs duties and taxes but paying the
loading, unloading and
warehousing is included.
Islamic Republic of Iran Customs website: http://www.irica.gov.ir/EIndex.aspx
What to Bring:
Money: Just CASH, no kind of check and card is acceptable in Iran.
Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour price and personal expenses. This
cash can be in USD, EUR,
In Iran credit cards do not work and ATM machines do not accept international
If you wish To pay us in USD, Please noted to bring big and new notes, the notes
dated less than 2006 are not
acceptable, only USD notes dated 2006 and after 2006 would be acceptable in
If you wish to pay in EUR please bring big notes like 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR
For GBP no preference for big or small notes.
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contact lens solution, daily toiletries, comb,
sun glasses, suntan oil, shaving items, disinfectant tissues and bandage
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a pen and memo pad (to write down
something important during your travel), necessary cold, indigestive and anti-
allergic medicines, umbrella, etc