• Duration

    16-day trip

  • Start

    Tehran, Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran, Iran

  • Group size

    Upon request

  • Included meals

    Upon request

  • Accommodation grade

    Upon request

  • Transport

    Upon request

  • Physical rating


  • Trip notes

    Printable trip note (Coming soon)

Wildlife Tour at Khar Turan National Park

Explore wildlife in Iran in largest biosphere reserves.


Khar Turan National Park or Touran Wildlife Refuge is the second largest biosphere reserves in Iran and is located in the south-east of Shahrood, in Semnan province.

Tour Highlights

Khar Turan National Park or Touran Wildlife Refuge is second largest biosphere reserves Iran located in south-east of Shahrood, Semnan province of Iran. In this tour we will see Persian Zebra,  Stay and Experience the Stepped village, Village of Qāla-Bala, Walking on sand dunes, CampfireStargazing, Also in the area Khar Touran there is chance to see some of unique animal species such as Goitered gazellePallas’s catPersian ground jay and Houbara.

Travel Itinerary

We start our journey at 5:00 am. After breakfast in a local restaurant, we go to Damghan and visit Tari-Khane Mosque.

Then, we continue to Bastam and will visit the Shrine of Bayazid Bastami and the Shrine of Abul Hassan Kharaqani, two Persian Sufis.  

Overnight: Bastam

Today, we continue our trip to Qāla-Bala Village which is a unique village in Iran. The courtyards and roofs in this village both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Then we will get into a local house and walk around the village, its gardens and local shops. We will spend the day in the national park.

Overnight: Homestay

After breakfast, leave Qāla-Bala Village for Reza Abad Village, a desert village in Shahrood to see Persian Zebra. After lunch we will go for a short break, visit the local handicraft, walk on the sand dunes and then, drive to the capital.


All accommodations
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Economy class flight (if any)
Land travel in Iran by air-conditioned coach
Extensive tour notes
Services of an Iranian tour lecturer throughout the tour
All entrance fees to sites mentioned on itinerary


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


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This tour is also available for booking privately for travel anytime through the year, and we can also customise the itinerary to fit your personal requirements. Please contact us for details and prices.


An arrival transfer is included on this trip
The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 20 kg per person plus hand luggage.


We use private AC Van, Middle Bus or Bus throughout this tour depending on the final size of the group.


The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assist service in Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.

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 traveller. For more information about how to get an Iranian visa please visit this page.


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