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, Campfire, Stargazing, Also in the area Khar Touran there is chance to see some of unique animal species such as Goitered gazelle, Pallas’s cat, Persian ground jay and Houbara.
DAY 1: Tehran – Damghan – Bastam 5 h 17 min (419 km)
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.
DAY 2: Bastam – Qāla-Bala 1 h 43 min (140 km)
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.
DAY 3: Qāla-Bala – Reza Abad – Tehran 7 h 14 min (581 km)
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.