This tour includes traversing the southern flank of eastern Alborz to the northern flank. The southern flank is limited by desert and the northern flank by some fanciful woods, so a range of diverse natural landscapes is remarkably displayed in this tour. Due to the presence of Turkmen nomads, desert, woods and being in the vicinity of Golestan National Park, this tour is worthy from the anthropologic, botanic, geologic and wild life points of view.
Upon your pre-dawn arrival in Tehran airport, you will be cordially received by our representative carrying our logo show card (transfer information) who will direct and transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to rest and relax before our morning tour of Tehran commences. Tehran, a modern megalopolis, prides itself in having unique museums with immense and unrivaled collections and artifacts dating from the earliest onset of history to the present era.
Our tour begins with a trip to the Archeological Museum, one of the rare places in the world where we will have the special opportunity to visit and experience the “evolution of mankind” through the marvelous display of historical relics.
Next on the agenda is our very much-awaited chance to savor the distinctive flavor of Iranian cuisine. Lunch will be set in an exquisite traditional Iranian restaurant where we will sample a wide range of delightful Persian dishes and desserts.
Afterwards, we will visit a world of jewels in a priceless Crown Jewels Museum one of which is one of the two greatest diamonds, Darya-e-Noor (sea of light).
At the end of the day, we will get a chance to see a variety of Persian hand-woven carpets and rugs in the Carpet Museum which houses more than 100 spectacular pieces from all over Iran. On top of that, we will also be given an insight into the history of these carpets. Stay overnight in Tehran.
Attention: The priority in sightseeing may be changed due to the time of your arrival, preference of your guide and also official and unofficial holidays of some museums.
A morning visit to Sa'ad Abad Complex with an immense 1,100,000 square meters and 18 magnificent historical palaces (2 of which you will visit) will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you.
Subsequently, you will be acquainted with the world of Iranian arts with a trip to the Reza Abbasi Museum which boasts a diverse collection of different art forms.
Your Tehran excursion will end at the Ceramic Museum where you will be able to witness its construction with glorious ancient archaeology. Afterwards, you will be transported to the airport for an hour flight to Shahroud.
Full day desert exploring in the Taroud desert area, located near Shahroud, includes visiting desert areas, desert palm date woods, desert sunset, desert handicrafts and desert star gazing. If possible we will stay overnight there.
Depart for the village of Necarman where we will start out trekking towards Chahar Bagh. Pass Shahroud and Shahvar mountain chain which encompass lots of 4000 m peaks, Sourdba valley, Shoureh Leng and Chahar Bagh gorges. This region where wind blows from east to west is considered as the border of the desert areas and the verdant northern woods.
Trek from Chahar Bagh to the village of Ziarat via the green wild regions. Along this lush direction lots of springs and rivers exist, the meadows slowly shape and the flora shifts from bush to the huge trees.
Start today's tour off traveling from Ziarat towards the forestal region of Nahar Khoran in Gorgan. As a highlight, we will cross among the intense woods in a humid and moderate weather, alongside visit various landscapes.
Pay a visit to the Turkmen nomads, Bandar Turkman and the Caspian Sea coasts.