Iran is a vast country with rich diversity of animals and plants. Some of them are unique species such as Persian Leopard, Iranian fallow Deer and Persian Cat. Also there are numerous kinds of Medicinal Plants in mountains and meadows of Iran.
This package can be the best option for those who are interested in discovering Persian wildlife. In this 11-days tour, you can visit the best Iran protected areas. The tour will starts with Tehran the capital. Then, the tourists will continue to Semnan and Qalebala protected area to visit its wildlife. Ahvaz, Kish Island and Qeshm Island are also the other destinations where you can explore their unique animals and birds. In this tour package you travel to wild nature of Iran from mountains to the hot beaches.
The transportation includes domestic flights and best quality land vehicles.
Route: Tehran – Semnan – Qalebala – Tehran – Ahwaz – Shadegan – Kish – Qeshm – Tehran
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Arrival & Departure: Imam Khomeini International Airport
Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After a short rest, you can visit Jewelry Museum and Carpet Museum to see Persian arts. After visiting the museum, Golestan Palace, the former royal Qajar complex and the oldest historic monuments in Tehran, will welcome you.
After breakfast, drive to Semnan which is 240 km away from Tehran. After a rest at the hotel, you can visit Friday Mosque which is one of the earliest mosque built in Iran. Its minaret is the oldest part of the mosque that is also considered as the oldest minaret of Iran built in Seljuk period. You can also visit Semnan Arg Gate. It is the only remaining part of Semnan Arg which was built in Qajar era. The most important feature of the monument is the historical painting of the battle of Rostam and the White Beast on the seven-colored tiles of the entrance portal.
After breakfast, drive to Qalebala (320 km away from Semnan). It is the nearest village to Turan National Park which is the second great national park of Iran. After a short rest, the wildlife watching will start in Turan. You can visit Desert Finch, Trumpeter Finch, Hoopoe Lark, Little Owl, Pleske’s ground jay, Sand Grouse, Stone Curlew, and Asiatic Cheetah (which exists only in Iran).
After breakfast, drive back to Tehran. After lunch and rest at the hotel you will be transferred to Mehrabad airport to fly to Ahwaz.
After breakfast, drive to Shadegan international Wetland (122 km away from Ahwaz). You will have a full ay bird watching there. Marbled Duck, Sacred Ibis, Red Wattled Lapwing, Dalmatian Pelican, Basra Reed Warbler, Oyster Catcher, and Mesopotamian Crow are among birds you can watch.
After breakfast, you will leave Shadegan for Kish Island.
After breakfast, you will have a full day wildlife watching in this beautiful island. You have the opportunity to dive in Canyon Beach to see beautiful turtles and eagle rays and Carpet Sharks. This site has a depth of 8 to 14 m located in the southwestern part of the island with beautiful cliffs and rocks.
After breakfast, you can visit Kish protected area to see Persian Gazelle. If the time allow, you can also visit turtles coming to the island to lay their ages.
After breakfast, you will drive to Qeshm Island. The rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, you can explore Harra protected area, a mangrove one, a wildlife tourist attraction with beautiful birds and natural nature. Spoon Bill, Indian Roller, Indian Pond Heron, Western Reef Heron, Great Stone Plover, Egyptian Vulture, Black Tailed Godwit, Little Bee Eater and Purple Sunbird.
In this day, you will leave Qeshm to Tehran to depart.