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February 6, 2021
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14 Days 13 Nights
Availability : Nov 1’ - Feb 28’
Tehran
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 20

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Tour Details

This 14-day birdwatching tour will take you to some of the lesser-visited destinations like Qeshm island, Bahram-e Gur protected the area, Siah Kuh National park, Abbas Abad protected area, Miankaleh peninsula, and Bujagh national park to encounter some of the region’s unique wildlife and the awe-inspiring scenery.  We invited you to join us on this journey enjoying birdwatching and wildlife spotting opportunities in the company of our expert naturalist guide who is on hand to ensure you will fully appreciate the majesty you encounter.  

Departure & Return Location

Tehran- Iran

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Tehran and Transfer to Your Hotel

Arrive at any time, transfer to the hotel and feel free to rest up for the adventure ahead.

Day 2Explore the old part of Tehran

Enjoy a full-day tour in the old part of the city. Begin your day by taking a walk from Topkhane square to National museum and stop visiting Sar Dar-e Baqe Melli during your walk. After exploring the national museum, enjoy visiting Abgine museum, where you can find an exciting collection of glass and ceramics housed in a beautiful Qajar-era building. After lunch, it is time to explore the old splendid monuments of the city, Golestan Palace and then feel free to take a walk around the traditional bazaar.
Walking: 6 hrs. approx.
Activity:Taking a Walk around Tehran Grand Bazaar

Day 3Head for Qeshm and Explore The Island’s Natural Beauties

Transfer early to the airport for flight to Qeshm Island. Upon arrival, enjoy visiting Stars Valley and experience the mysterious sound of wind while blowing through the stunning natural designs of stones. Then, head for laft village where is known for its wonderfully photogenic roofscape of windcatchers to visit Talaa historical wells before enjoying a stunning sunset at laft beach. Latter, head toward Tabl village for the overnight stay in a local house.
Activity:Enjoying a Stunning Sunset at Laft Beach

Day 4Enjoy a Full-Day Birdwatching Tour in Qeshm Island

Begin the day by taking a boat ride to witness the extensive mangrove system and enjoy birdwatching opportunities. In mangrove forests, expect to observe Curlew, Greater Stone Plover, Imperial Eagle, Crab Plover, Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Turnstone, Cormorant, White Pelican, Osprey, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Squacco Heron, Indian Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Little Egret, and Great White Heron. Then, explore the stunning Chahkooh natural gorges on foot to spot birds such as Little Green Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Pale Crag Martin, Egyptian Vulture, and Black Crowned Finch Lark. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to Naz Islands and expect to observe Gul-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Crested Tern, Socotra Cormorant, Whimbrel, Sanderling, Curlew Sandpiper, Stripped Heron and other species of birds.
Walking: 2 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 1 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Take A Boat Ride in Qeshm Mangrove Forests to Enjoy Birdwatching Opportunities
Explore The Stunning Chahkooh Natural Gorges On Foot

Day 5 Enjoy a Half-Day Tour in Bandar Abbas Before Heading for Sirjan

Early morning, take an excursion by boat to Bandar Abbas to visit Bandar Abbas Museum and Berkeh Baran cisterns. Then, head for Sirjan visiting Kheir Abad Salt Lake before transferring to the hotel for overnight stay.
Walking: 0.5 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 4 hrs. approx.
Activity: Take a Boat Ride from Qeshm Island to Bandar Abbas

Day 6 Exploring Qatruyeh National Park and Bahram Gur Protected Area Before Visiting Zeinodin Caravanserai

Head for Neyriz exploring Qatruyeh national park and Bahram-e Gur protected the area by a guided walk to expect observing Persian Onager and Caracal. Head for Mehriz while passing Harat for wildlife spotting opportunity. Upon arrival, visit Zeinodin caravanserai which is one of two caravanserais built with circular towers.
Walking: 4 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 4 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Exploring Qatruyeh National Park and Bahram-e Gur Protected Area

Day 7Exploring Kalmand and Bahadoran Protected Area Before Visiting Mehriz

Begin the day exploring Kalmand and Bahadoran protected area by visiting the Persian onager breeding site and taking a guided walk for wildlife spotting opportunities. Expect to observe Great Grey Shrike, Desert Wheatear, Desert Lark, Goitred Gazelle, Little Owl, and Hume Wheatear during the walk. Then, head for Mehriz to visit Mongabad Cedar, Farafar Gate, and Saryazd Citadel.
Walking: 5 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 1 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Exploring Kalmand and Bahadoran Protected Area Wildlife

Day 8Passing Through Siah Kuh National Park and Enjoy Wildlife Spotting Opportunity in Rig Jenn Desert

Head for Choopanan while passing through the beautiful landscapes of Siah Kuh national park. Upon arrival in Choopanan, enjoy a guided walk thorough Rig Jenn sand dunes for wildlife spotting opportunity. Expect to observe Sand Cat, Jebeer Gazelle, Striped Hyena and Blanford’s Fox during your walk. Later, head for Garme village to enjoy overnight stay at an Eco-lodge.
Walking: 3 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 4 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Enjoy a Guided Walk Through Rig Jenn Sand Dunes for Wildlife Spotting Opportunity

Day 9Visiting Garme Village and Enjoy Birdwatching in Abbas Abad Before Heading for Damghan

Begin the day exploring Garme desert village by visiting its spa and beautiful palm groves. Then, enjoy a guided walk in Abbas Abad protected area to spot birds such as Crowned Sandgrouse, Cream-coloured Courser, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pleske’s Ground Jay, and MacQueen’s Bustard before heading towards Damghan for an overnight stay.
Walking: 3 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 4.5 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Enjoy a Guided Walk to Spot Birds in Abbas Abad Protected Area

Day 10Head for Sari Via Two Stop Visiting Cheshme Ali and Badab-E Sur Ten Route

Begin the day heading for Astaneh village visiting Cheshme Ali historical buildings. Then, travel to Kiasar visiting Badab-e Surt which is a rare natural wonder comprises a range of stepped travertine terrace formations that have been created over thousands of years as flowing water from two mineral hot springs cooled and deposited carbonate minerals on the mountainside. Latter, head towards Sari for an overnight stay.
Walking: 3 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 4 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Hiking Near Badab-e Surt Natural Springs

Day 11Enjoy Birdwatching and Wildlife Spotting Opportunity in Miankaleh and Dasht-E Naz

Early morning, head southeastern part of the Caspian Sea to explore Miankaleh peninsula for some great birdwatching opportunities and discover its unique flora and geology. Enjoy a guided walk in the area and expect to witness an amazing concentration of migratory and resident birds, including Mute Swan, Cormorant, Pygmy Cormorant, Dalmatian Pelican, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Greater Flamingo, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Greylag Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Pintail, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Great Spotted Eagle, Black Francolin, Pheasant, Coot, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Common Kingfisher, Short-toaed Lark, Long-tailed Tit, Penduline Tit, Magpie, Hooded Crow and Chaffinch. Then, head towards Dasht-e Naz wildlife refuge to encounter some of the region’s unique wildlife such as Persian Fallow Deer and Wood Pigeon before heading back to Sari.
Walking: 4 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 1.5 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Enjoy Some Great Birdwatching Opportunities in Miankaleh Peninsula
Encounter Some of the Region’s Unique Wildlife in Dasht-E Naz Wildlife Refuge

DAY 12Head for Kiashahr via a stop at Sorkhrood wetland

Head for Kiashahr via a stop at Sorkhrood wetland for observing plentiful Mute Swans, Whooper Swans, and Bewick’s swans.
Walking: 1 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 6.5 hrs. approx.
Activity: Enjoy observing plentiful swans in Sorkhrood wetland

Day 13Enjoy a bird-watching walk in Bujagh national park and then head back to Tehran

Begin the day visiting Bujagh national park, where is known for its amazing bird-watching, and enjoying the beautiful landscape of white river. Enjoy a guided walk in the national park and expect to witness an amazing concentration of migratory and resident birds, including Cormorant, White Pelican, Night Heron, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Mute Swan, Bewick’s Swan, Whooper Swan, Greylag Goose, White-fronted Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Wigeon, Red-breasted Goose, Teal, Gadwall, Pintail, Mallard, Shoveler, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Greater Spotted Eagle, Moorhen, Little Bustard, Redshank, Turnstone, Short-eared Owl and European Reed Warbler. In the afternoon, visit wooden bridge in Kiashahr before heading back to Tehran.
Walking: 2 hrs. approx.
Road Transfer: 6 hrs. approx.
Activity: Enjoy a bird watching walk along the white river in Bojagh National Park

Day 14End of the trip and depart from Tehran

After breakfast, check out from your hotel, transfer to the airport and depart for the home country. If you like to extend your stay in Iran, drop us a note on your booking form and we will arrange it for you.

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