• Duration

    3 day trip

  • Start

    Tehran, Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran, Iran

  • Group size

    Min 2, Max 12

  • Included meals

    Full Board

  • Accommodation Grade

    Camping, Standard

  • Transport

    Mini Bus

  • Ages

    Min 15

  • Trip Notes

    Coming soon

Trekking at Golestan National Park

Visit Golestan National Park in 3 days

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS & ITINERARY

The park's forested western end rises rapidly from around 500m to over 1600m atop the Beyli Plateau,which is dramatically ringed with stepped cliffs. The eastern areas are contrastingly arid but better for wildlife-watching: at least 22 large leopards live within the territory. Just beyond the park's eastern tip lie a ruined caravanserai and an appealing little village with a Sassanid-era fire temple ruin.

The park is around 40km by 100km and the main Gorgan–Bojnurd road passes through a considerable section of it.

Explore fabled Golestan National Park that is an Iranian National Park in north of Iran, and the Miankaleh peninsula northwestern Iran with our expert Trip Leader, well-spoken and experienced in sharing his native land with travelers.


DAY 1: Tehran – Miankaleh – Zaqmarz 9 h 3 min (645 km)

Early morning, we drive with a comfortable cab or VIP bus to Miankaleh peninsula that is a Biosphere Reserve located at the south-eastern part of the Caspian Sea and watching birds such as: Coot, Purple Swamphen, Smew, Flamingo, White-Headed Duck, Red-Breasted Goose, and Whooper Swan.

O/N Local Village House in Zaqmarz – B, L, D

DAY 2: Zaqmarz – Golestan Park 3 h 36 min (258 km)

In the morning, we'll drive with a comfortable cab to Golestan National Park with 900 square kilometer area that has 1350 plant species and 302 animal species including half of the mammals of Iran. It is one of the best natural reserve in Middle East.

For the first time in 1958 the jungles located in eastern parts of Golestan province was selected as a protected area. Later in 1976 it was changed to the first national park in the country and now it is the oldest and biggest national park in Iran and one of 50 UNESCO biosphere reserve on the earth.

At first, we will start visiting the West entry, called Golbagh, Walking and a little mountain climbing around the Golestan National Park at Tange Gol guesthouse (the previous king's villa), visiting the Mirza Bayloue's variety museum in this park.

Then we'll move to the East of the national park for visiting Alme, Alme Valley and see Deers, Rams, and Ewes, we'll stay in the Solegerd's police station in the northeast of the park, a great bivouacking at the Solegerd's police station.

O/N Golestan (Camping Included) – B, L, D

DAY 3: Golestan Park – Tehran 7 h 28 min (620 km)

Before departing Golestan province, we’ll visit incredible Khalid Nabi Cemetery in the hills of Turkmen Sahra. The ancient graveyard contains some 600 tombstones of unknown origin, many of which are clear representations of the phallus; from a distance they resemble stone pegs. In this mysterious cemetery, gravestones carved from monolithic stones are divided into three general categories:

  • Cylindrical-shaped headstone for men's grave.
  • Headstone shaped as tow hemisphere for women
  • Gravestones shaped as a ram's head. In the old culture of Turkmen, ram is a symbol of power and domination.

Our tour will finish when we head back to Tehran. – B, L, D

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Land travel in Iran by air-conditioned coach
  • Services of an Iranian tour lecturer throughout the tour
  • All permits
  • All Meals

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • International air fares, taxes and surcharges
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry or phone calls
  • Visa process fee
  • Visa costs
  • Tips to local guides and drivers
  • Entrance Fee

SPEAK TO OUR EXPERTS

Sarah AzadmehrSARAH AZADMEHR
azadmehr@surfiran.com
+98 910 928 3853

MAHDI ESHRAGHI
m.eshraghi@surfiran.com
+98 901 981 7359

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Reviews

We organized a 3 weeks tour in Iran through SURFIRAN. SURFIRAN is a very Professional travel agency who understands their customers needs and expectations. Our stay in Iran was just fabulous, the program built by SURFIRAN was great, we have seen many and many very interesting sites and locations.

Christiane Robichon
Christiane RobichonVisited May 2016TripAdvisor

Most we enjoyed the landscape and wildlife we saw, it was just amazing and not comparable with nature we found in Germany and Europe, one of my greatest experiences! Second we enjoyed the kindness of you guys (Mehdi, Negin and her family, and the two houses we stayed) it was like meeting family and friends :)

Christian, Robin and Tim
Christian, Robin and TimVisited October 2016TripAdvisor

We visited Iran on October 2016 with SURFIRAN travel and tours company. Organization of round trip, hotel accommodation and flights were perfect. Our guide Mostafa was absolutely excellent, helpful, friendly and his information about Iran were very informative. Thanks a lot ! Will come back soon.

Johannes
Johannes Visited October 2016TripAdvisor

Everything was arranged very efficiently. Nothing went wrong. Our guide, Mostafa Farhadi, was remarkable. Not only was he a brilliant driver, but his knowledge of the culture, history and contemporary life of Iran was amazing. He also had superb contacts in all the places we visited.

Stephen
StephenVisited November 2016Read more

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