Aftab Kalout Eco Tour & Travel co

Hiking in Alborz Range & visiting West and North of Iran-D-18 days

21days و 22nights
Trip Code: I-CWN000-18-15-21
  • Overview
    • In this tour, as well as other pretty spots, you'll also visit Alborz, a mountain range at North part of Iran, with Damavand (5671 m) as its highest mount at Reine, Mazandaran Province.
      This mountain range, plus Damavand Peak, & specially Qaren/ Qaf Kouh(at Semnan North) have a feature role on Tabarestan & Iranian historical texts and legends.


      Price :

      Hamadan، Kermanshah، East Azerbaijan، Mazandaran
      Tour Type / Activities: Trekking
      Style : Family

      Service

      Service level : Standard
      Transport: Air conditioned transport, Local vehicle
      Accommodation : 3 ,4 & 5 star hotels (3nt), Local house /suit (3nt)
      Meals : All breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner& Daily refreshment
      Group Leader : English/German speaking guide & local guide
      Insurance:
      Other Services: Visa arrangement
      Best Season:
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      Physical Grading :


    • Tour Plan


      Hiking in Alborz Range & visiting  West and North of Iran-D-18 days Start : Tehran Finish : Tehran
      Start Address :
      Start Time :
    • Sights

      To view the details of each work, please click on the photo.
    • Travel Tips


      • Tour type/Activity

        Trekking, Cultural, Natural

      • Physical Grading

        Moderate
        Including moderate   physical activities, this type requires a good level of fitness as well as some previous experience. (e. g. walking or hiking, 2-4 hours per day, on smooth, and low altitude)


      • What to take


        Passport
        ID Card
        Warm sleeping bag (3 or 4 seasons) Head torch/lamp
        Raincoat
        Ground sheet 
        Comfortable daypack to carry your personal needs during the day
        Comfortable  walking shoe 
        Sandals
        Water bottle
        Torch/flashlight
        Electrical adapter
        Scissors/army knife
        Personal medication/prescriptions
        Prescription glasses
        High protection sunscreen (25+)
        Lip balm/lip salve
        Hat/wide brim hat
        Sunglasses 
        Antihistamine
        insect bite cream
        Antibacterial gel/wipe 
        Personal Toiletries

      • Dear user,
        Whole tours have contracts; after purchasing of which, it's expected to be signed & confirmed, to take a legal identity. To observe, click on contract

      • Visa


        In order to get the visa, we need 7 working days to get the invitation ref number from Iran foreign ministry.
        The needed documents are: a completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
         the copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
        The file of your passport copy should be qualified as below:
        -Size: 40kb
        -Format: JPEG or GIF
        -Size: 5.5cm *4.3cm
        Type: digital

      • Payment terms

        -    25% Payments to be sent immediately on confirmation of services
        -    25 % -45 Days prior to the date of arrival
        -    Balance 50 % at least 20 days prior to the date of arrival 


      • Terms & Conditions

        Dear user,
        Whole tours have contracts; after purchasing of which, it's expected to be signed & confirmed, to take a legal identity. To observe, click on contract.

      • Cancellation policy

        - For the cancellations received 29-50 days prior to the trip, 75% of the total invoice will be refundable.
        - For the cancellations received 19-30 days prior to the trip, 50% of the total invoice will be refundable.
        - For the cancellations received 11-20 days prior to the trip, 25% of the total invoice will be refundable.
        - For the cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the trip, nothing of the total invoice will be refundable.


      • Codes of conduct

        Under Islamic Republic law and regulation, carrying and using  drinks and drug are forbidden
        Women dress code includes the long sleeve, loose shirt or the traditional Iranian dress (Manto) in any color.
        The point is that the arm should not be bared and the leg should be covered down to the ankles.
        Women hair should also be covered; for which the common covering form is scarf
        Men dress code includes any form  of common shirts and pants , except for shorts.
        You can learn more about  Iran Regulation in Lonely Planet (Book/Website)

      • Money & Currency

        Bring cash in US dollars or euro. You cannot use credit or debit cards, travellers cheques or ATMs.
        Bring as much cash as you're likly to need, then a bit more.
        The easiest way to change money is at an official money- exchange office.
        The official unit of currency is the Iranian rial. but Iranians almost always talk in terms of tomans, a unit equal to 10 rials.

      • Responsible Travel

        Knowing the tourism effects over the surrounded environment & local society, & trying to plan & operate its tours in accordance with this foreground thought, as the executive of nature tours in Iran & Globe, Kalout has assumed its responsible role so seriously; For, we believe that the tour executives have a great effect on the means of transferring their experiments, to guarantee both the passengers health & environment conservation.

      • Feed Back

        After the trip, we want to listen to you.
        At the end of the tour, our colleagues, may want you to complete the survey form, or send your feedback via our website.


  • Itinerary

    1st Day -Arrival-Tehran :

    1st Day -Arrival-Tehran

    Arrival at Imam Khomeini international (IKA) airport, after greeting, transferring to the hotel, O/N Tehran (Hotel –B).


    2nd Day –Tehran :

    2nd Day –Tehran
    Full day city tour of Tehran, the Capital of Iran, including Ancient National Museum and Jewelry/ Abgineh (Glassware) Museum (Ancient National & Abgineh Museums are closed on Mondays & holly memorial), Golestan Palace UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE (closed on holy memorial ceremonies), O/N Tehran (Hotel –B).

    3rd Day -Tehran :

    3rd  Day -Tehran
    Full day city tour of Tehran, visiting carpet museum, Sadabad Palace museums (3 museums), Niavaran Palace, and Tajrish Traditional bazaar, O/N Tehran (Hotel- B).

    4th Day –Tehran-Hamadan :

    4th Day –Tehran-Hamadan
    Driving toward Hamadan, you could visit Alisadr water cave and Lalejin village and its pottery workshops en route, O/N Hamadan (Hotel-B).

    5th Day – Hamadan – Kangavar -Kermanshah :

    5th Day – Hamadan – Kangavar -Kermanshah
    Visiting Hamadan highlights including Ganjnameh inscription, dating back to Achaemanid Era and belonging to Darius the great, Hegmataneh historical ruins, Alavian Dome, Abu-Ali –Sina ( Avicenna), Baba Taher-e Oryan and Estr and Mardkhay tombs, heading to Kermanshah, visiting Anahita Temple and Bisotun inscription; the important relief of Darius, the king of Persia, en route, O/N Kermanshah (Hotel-B).

    6th Day –Kermanshah-Sanandaj :

    6th Day –Kermanshah-Sanandaj
    Visiting the highlights of Kermanshah including Tagh-e Bostan (vault of Bostan), dating back to the Sassanid Era and traditional covered Bazaar, Heading to Sanandaj, O/N Sanandaj (Hotel-B).

    7th Day-Sanandaj –Takab :

    7th Day-Sanandaj  –Takab
    Driving to Takab, en route visiting Karaftoo historical & residential Cave; Karaftoo cave in a limestone mountain with cellar holes, located in the main cave. This rocky cave with natural architecture, is a four-story naturally excavated in mountains; the cave entries of which are considered as rooms, hallways and corridors; one of the rooms on the third floor consists of a Greek inscription; that's why the cave temple is called Hercules, visit Takht-e Solayman Complex, Unesco World Heritage site, including Azargoshnasb Fire Temple and Belghais prison mountain (it is a symbolic prison) in Takab, O/N Takab (Hotel-B).

    8th Day- Takab-Sahoolan - Kandovan :

    8th Day- Takab-Sahoolan - Kandovan
    Driving towards Sahoolan, visiting Sahoolan water Cave and heading to Kandovan, overnight staying in an amazing unique cave style hotel in Kandovan (Hotel-B).

    9th Day- Kandovan –Tabriz :

    9th Day- Kandovan –Tabriz
    Visiting Kandovan spectacular village with its amazing cave style houses and Hilevar historical Area, with its amazing Underground defensive town encompassing residential parts, even the stables, heading to Tabriz, visiting some highlights of Tabriz, including Blue Mosque, Constitutional house, and Traditional Bazaar UNESCO World heritage site, O/N Tabriz (Hotel–B).

    10th Day-Tabriz –Jolfa –Kalaibar :

    10th Day-Tabriz –Jolfa –Kalaibar
    Driving toward Jolfa, visiting Asiab Kharabeh waterfall and Saint Stepanos (Stephens) historical Church, driving toward Kalaibar, visiting Kordasht historical Bath, Khoda Afarin historical Bridge and Aras River, (you might also visit Oshtobin village in the remaining time) en route, O/N Kalaibar (Hotel-B).

    11th Day- Kalaibar – Sarae'yn –Sobatan :

    11th Day- Kalaibar – Sarae'yn –Sobatan
    Hiking toward Babak Castle if you are interested in or just sightseeing of castle, which has been identified as the stronghold of Babak Khorramdin, Iranian Hero who fought the Caliphate of Abbasids, driving toward Sobatan, sightseeing of Sarae'yn, swimming and relaxing in thermal spring pools en route, O/N Soubatan (Local Rural House/ Tent-B-Lunch box-D).

    12th Day- Sobatan :

    12th Day- Sobatan
    Driving to Neor lake, start trekking around the Lake and pastures, covered by wild floras, visiting Nomads lifestyle in the area (6:00-7:00 hrs. trekking), O/N Soubatan (Local Rural House/ Tent-B-Lunch box-D).

    13th Day-Sobatan –Masoule :

    13th Day-Sobatan –Masoule
    Driving toward Masuleh, sightseeing of cities and towns locating on promontory of the Caspian Sea such as Hashtpar (Talesh), Rezvanshahr, Anzali en route, O/N Masoule (hotel -B).

    14th Day- Masoule - Roud Khan Castle- Rasht :

    14th Day- Masoule -  Roud Khan Castle- Rasht
    Driving toward Roud Khan Castle; it is a medieval castle in Iran. Roudkhan is a military complex, amongst wood, which had been constructed by the followers of the Ismaili sect. Trekking toward Castle, sightseeing and enjoying the beauties of nature and history; descending and driving to Ramsar, visiting Gilan Rural Eco Museum en route (2:00 hrs. hiking), O/N Rasht (Hotel -B).

    15th Day- Rasht – Ramsar :

    15th Day- Rasht – Ramsar
    Sightseeing of Rasht including Gilan Traditional Bazaar; driving towards Ramsar, visiting Caspian Sea Coasts and small towns and cities located en route, O/N Ramsar (Hotel-B).

    16th Day- Ramsar- Sari :

    16th Day- Ramsar- Sari
    Visiting Caspian Sea coasts in Ramsar, going up to the highlands by cable car which have been covered by jungles to visit beautiful views of both Caspian Sea and Jungles, return and driving toward Sari and sightseeing of cities, towns and villages such as Tonekabon, Ch'alus, Noshahr, Nur, etc, en route, O/N Sari (Hotel-B).

    17th Day- Sari-Tehran :

    17th Day- Sari-Tehran
    Sightseeing of the region, specially enjoying the beauties of the coastline, sceneries of jungle, and Sourt Cheshme (Sourt Spring), driving towards Tehran, visiting Veresk bridge en route, which connects the railway between Tehran and the Caspian Sea region, The bridge is one of the masterpieces of the (mostly Austrian engineering) engineering, O/N Tehran (Hotel-B).

    18th Day- Tehran-IKA International Airport :

    18th Day- Tehran-IKA International Airport
    Transferring to the airport to board the home bound flight.

  • Service

    Services include :

    - 15 nights' accommodation in 4&5 star hotels with Breakfast ,(BB service).
    - 02 night accommodation  in Tent or local house  with breakfast, lunch & dinner
    - Daily refreshments including fresh fruits, tea and Nescafe
    - Air conditioned transport  throughout tour
    - English speaking guide.
    - All cost of the guide & driver (insurance, food, accommodation, fuel, parking charge, toll, etc.)
    - All Airport transfers with staff assistance
    - Visa arrangement (reference number)

    Services Exclude :

    -   Any domestic & international air ticket
    -    Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips and porter charges, etc.
    -    Sara'eyn thermal water pools entrance fees
    -    Any other service/s not specified above

  • Trip Note
    • Tour type/Activity

      Trekking, Cultural, Natural

    • Physical Grading

      Moderate
      Including moderate   physical activities, this type requires a good level of fitness as well as some previous experience. (e. g. walking or hiking, 2-4 hours per day, on smooth, and low altitude)

    • What to take


      Passport
      ID Card
      Warm sleeping bag (3 or 4 seasons) Head torch/lamp
      Raincoat
      Ground sheet 
      Comfortable daypack to carry your personal needs during the day
      Comfortable  walking shoe 
      Sandals
      Water bottle
      Torch/flashlight
      Electrical adapter
      Scissors/army knife
      Personal medication/prescriptions
      Prescription glasses
      High protection sunscreen (25+)
      Lip balm/lip salve
      Hat/wide brim hat
      Sunglasses 
      Antihistamine
      insect bite cream
      Antibacterial gel/wipe 
      Personal Toiletries

    • Dear user,
      Whole tours have contracts; after purchasing of which, it's expected to be signed & confirmed, to take a legal identity. To observe, click on contract

    • Visa


      In order to get the visa, we need 7 working days to get the invitation ref number from Iran foreign ministry.
      The needed documents are: a completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
       the copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
      The file of your passport copy should be qualified as below:
      -Size: 40kb
      -Format: JPEG or GIF
      -Size: 5.5cm *4.3cm
      Type: digital

    • Payment terms

      -    25% Payments to be sent immediately on confirmation of services
      -    25 % -45 Days prior to the date of arrival
      -    Balance 50 % at least 20 days prior to the date of arrival 

    • Terms & Conditions

      Dear user,
      Whole tours have contracts; after purchasing of which, it's expected to be signed & confirmed, to take a legal identity. To observe, click on contract.

    • Cancellation policy

      - For the cancellations received 29-50 days prior to the trip, 75% of the total invoice will be refundable.
      - For the cancellations received 19-30 days prior to the trip, 50% of the total invoice will be refundable.
      - For the cancellations received 11-20 days prior to the trip, 25% of the total invoice will be refundable.
      - For the cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the trip, nothing of the total invoice will be refundable.

    • Codes of conduct

      Under Islamic Republic law and regulation, carrying and using  drinks and drug are forbidden
      Women dress code includes the long sleeve, loose shirt or the traditional Iranian dress (Manto) in any color.
      The point is that the arm should not be bared and the leg should be covered down to the ankles.
      Women hair should also be covered; for which the common covering form is scarf
      Men dress code includes any form  of common shirts and pants , except for shorts.
      You can learn more about  Iran Regulation in Lonely Planet (Book/Website)

    • Money & Currency

      Bring cash in US dollars or euro. You cannot use credit or debit cards, travellers cheques or ATMs.
      Bring as much cash as you're likly to need, then a bit more.
      The easiest way to change money is at an official money- exchange office.
      The official unit of currency is the Iranian rial. but Iranians almost always talk in terms of tomans, a unit equal to 10 rials.

    • Responsible Travel

      Knowing the tourism effects over the surrounded environment & local society, & trying to plan & operate its tours in accordance with this foreground thought, as the executive of nature tours in Iran & Globe, Kalout has assumed its responsible role so seriously; For, we believe that the tour executives have a great effect on the means of transferring their experiments, to guarantee both the passengers health & environment conservation.

    • Feed Back

      After the trip, we want to listen to you.
      At the end of the tour, our colleagues, may want you to complete the survey form, or send your feedback via our website.


  • Departures/Price
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    Office hours are Sat - Thu 8:30 - 16:30 (Tehran Time)
    We are closed on Fridays and public holidays.


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