• Duration

    3.5 days

  • Start

    Tehran, Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran, Iran

  • Group size

    Min 55, Max 100

  • Included meals

    Three breakfasts, two lunches, and a dinner (on the train).

  • Accommodations

    Two nights of accommodation in 4-bedded couchettes of Raja Train, two nights of accommodation in Nahar Khoran Tourist Hotel

  • Transport

    Train tickets (Tehran – Gorgan – Tehran), land transfers by tourist buses.

  • Trip Notes

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Golestan and Gorgan by Rail

Spectacular Golestan province and Gorgan train tour


Accompany us on another different trip, this time to Golestan and Gorgan for a breathtaking experience of  Golestan autumn glory, Alang dareh forests, and Gonbad Kavus.

The train leaves Tehran at 10:00 p.m sharp! Arriving at least 45 minutes earlier in the station gives you a short time to get to know your travelling companions.

We will take a Raja Train which has 4-bedded couchettes, to go to Gorgan.

Overnight on-board the train

On day two, before getting off the train, we have two hours to enjoy the sceneries of Iran northern railway. We will have breakfast on the train. After arriving in Gorgan, and taking our luggage to the buses waiting for us at the station, we will go to see the first scene of the autumn in Golestan by visiting Tushan dam and the views around.

Then, we will drive to our hotel and after checking in, we will have lunch there. In the afternoon, we will go trekking in Alang Dareh with all its beautiful sceneries to experience the extraordinary autumn of Golestan.

We will return to the hotel and will have dinner and spend a memorable night there.

Overnight: Naharkhoran Tourism Hotel

Today, after having breakfast in the hotel, we will move towards Ali Abad Katul and we will first visit Zarin Gol Lake. After that, we will visit Kabudval Waterfall, one of the unique waterfalls in Iran.

We will have lunch in Gonband Kavus. And, then, we will visit the 1080-year-old tower of Gonbad. It’s the tallest brick tower in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will take a photo all together in front of the tower to record this day. We will have some refreshments and finally, will return to the hotel to have dinner and spend another unforgettable night.

Overnight: Naharkhoran Tourism Hotel

Today, after having breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and get around Gorgan. We will visit the historical parts of the city that go back to the Qajar era. After having lunch in one of the best restaurants of the city, we will go to the train station to take a train back to Tehran. We will arrive in Tehran by 3:00 a.m.


  • Two nights of accommodation in 4-bedded couchettes of Raja Train,
  • Two nights of accommodation in Nahar Khoran Tourist Hotel,
  • Train tickets (Tehran – Gorgan – Tehran),
  • Land transfers by tourist buses,
  • Three breakfasts,
  • Two lunches, and a dinner (on the train),
  • Refreshments,
  • Entrance fees,
  • Tour guides.


  • International airfares, taxes, and surcharges
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry or phone calls
  • Visa authorization number fee
  • Visa costs
  • Tips to local guides and drivers
Spectacular Golestan province and Gorgan train tour


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Things to have with you

A flask, a water bottle, a mug, trekking shoes, warm clothes, slippers or sandals (on the train), bed sheets, a camera, a backpack, sunglasses, a hat/cap, your medication (in case you take any).


  • The sequence of visiting the sites may change according to the weather conditions, environmental and/or technical factors
  • You cannot walk on the train while you are having a hot drink
  • To avoid polluting the environment, please do not bring disposable products (plates, glasses, etc.) with you.


Two nights of accommodation in 4-bedded couchettes of Raja Train, two nights of accommodation in Nahar Khoran Tourist Hotel.


A sleeper train to go, a railbus to return, and tourist buses for sightseeing.

Tour services

Two nights of accommodation in 4-bedded couchettes of Raja Train, two nights of accommodation in Nahar Khoran Tourist Hotel, train tickets (Tehran – Gorgan – Tehran), land transfers by tourist buses, three breakfasts, two lunches, and a dinner (on the train), refreshments, entrance fees, and tour guides.

Booking & Payment – Iran Train Tour

If you would like to book a place on this tour, please complete the online reservation form on our website. We will then contact you with more details about how to complete your booking. Payments may be made by making a bank transfer. Full details will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please contact us if you would like any more information or have any questions before making a booking.

Passports and Visas

Passports should be valid for at least six months after your departure from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveler. For more information about how to get an Iranian visa please visit this page.

The essentials

An ID card, a canteen and a glass or mug, trekking shoes, warm clothes, an umbrella, a camera, bathing stuff (e.g. shampoo, soap etc.), a backpack, sunglasses and a hat, your drugs, and a travel neck pillow for taking a rest on board.

Supplementary information

  1. The order of the mentioned activities may change due to the weather conditions, and/or other environmental or technical issues.
  2. Please follow us on Telegram or Instagram to get the latest news about your trip.
  3. According to the safety measures taken on board, you are not allowed to take glasses of hot drinks anywhere while the train is in motion.
  4. Although the attendants will regularly serve the passengers, we recommend you to have a small flask if you want to have tea or any other hot drink.
  5. To avoid polluting the environment, do not take disposable tableware with you.
  6. Please read the itinerary, the tour services, and the supplementary information sections carefully, and in case you have any questions either call us or send us an email.
  7. Try to keep your luggage at about 17 kg; this way you and your fellow travelers will travel in comfort.
  8. Traveling with the Tourism Train is subject to the rules and regulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways.


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