Chabahar,lost Paradise(9 days)
Chabahar is a free trade zone and one of the southeastern cities of Sistan and Baluchestan Province in Iran. It is also the only oceanic port of Iran located on the shores of the Makran Sea (Oman Sea) and the Indian Ocean.
Visit a unique climate of a city with a special ecosystem, Get dazzled by Stunning places like Lipar Lagoon. Enjoy the Chabahar Bay sunrise and sunset at sea. Take an excursion in Bazaars, Relax in classic teahouses and meet the friendliest locals in the world.
Chabahar is the symbol of combination of souvenirs consisting of local sweet, indigenous sea food (shrimp and fish), coin and mirror sewing, goldsmithing, traditional needlework, weaving nomad tents, kilim and embroidery.
Handicrafts and various souvenirs, mouth-watering local food, Music and traditional customs, natural and cultural attractions hospitalize people with different opinions warmly in order to stick in their minds the best moment of travelling.
Salaam! Welcome to The Great Persia (Iran). Arrival Tehran early morning. You will be met at Tehran Airport by a local driver for a transfer to your hotel (approximately 1 hour). You may arrive in Tehran at any time today, with hotel rooms are generally available after 12 pm (midday). start discovering of Tehran with a day tour, beginning at the World Heritage-listed Golestan Palace (UWH) – an opulent masterpiece of the Qajar era embodying early Persian design. then visiting the National Museum Keep your eye out for the Salt Man from Zanjan – preserved in salt for centuries. Continue with a stroll through Tehran's bustling bazaar. While it may not look as inspiring as other city buildings from the outside, inside is a treasure trove of Iran's rich history.
In the evening, have welcome dinner by The Great Persia.
An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. Once you have provided your details a transfer representative will be booked to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
- Tehran - Golestan Palace (UNESCO site)
- Tehran - National Museum
- Tehran - Grand Bazaar
Morning transfer to Mehrabad Airport and fly to Chabahar. Chabahar is a city where all four seasons of the year are like Spring. Chabahar is one of the seven free-trade zones of Iran and it is the only ocean port of the country in the vicinity of the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean.
Visit Chabahar's local museum and telegraph house
, the oldest modern building of the city. If time permit visits the pilgrimage sites of Chabahar like the Grand Mosque
and the Tomb of Sayyed Ghulam Al-Rasul.
In the evening see sunset in Chabahar seaport (Persian Gulf) enjoying its fabulous weather and have dinner in special restaurant.
- Chabahar - local museum and telegraph house
- Chabahar – Grand Mosque & Tomb of Sayyed Ghulam Al-Rasul
You will be served with great chilly and tasty seafood in restaurants and local houses of Chabahar. Traditional desserts made with dates are also famous in Chabahar.
After breakfast move toward the Konarak region
to visit the Pozm port (Tiab)
and take a walk in the vast fishing harbor and see local ships called Lenj, after that go exploring a geothermal phenomenon in the region known as "mud volcanoes".
Mud volcanoes are natural phenomena during which the mud underground reaches the surface like a spring and forms a mound.
Mud volcanoes in Chabahar are stunning, rare and exquisite natural geological attractions that have the potential and advantages of becoming a world monument as the second geo-park in the Middle East. In the afternoon back to Chabahar and have free time in local bazaar.
- Chabahar – Konarak
- Konarak - Pozm port (Tiab) walking tour
- Konarak - Mud volcanoes
- Chabahar - Bazaar
After breakfast drive to Ramin village. The beach in the village has a surfing club, where men and women can enjoy surfing. There is a straw hut near the Martian Mountains for tourists to take rest. It is cool inside and the straw scent helps you tune in to the atmosphere more easily. And see Handicrafts made by rural women. Visit the ancient tree with its giant roots (Anjir Ma'abed or sacred fig).
Then continue exploring the magnificent rocky coast and then enjoy observing the alluring natural attractions of the area and see a breathtaking pink lake
in Lipar Lagoon
. In the evening back to Chabahar and free time.
- Chabahar - Ramin village
- Ramin - Anjir Ma'abed
- Ramin - Lipar Lagoon
Morning after breakfast drive to Hara forest
, This forest is located alongside the Gwater Gulf which have made suitable residence for valuable species of seabirds such as flamingo, eagle, heron etc.
Then visit Mars or Martian mountains
located on the route, Mars Mountains are one of the sights that are dragged along the shore from Kachu Area to Gowater Gulf and are extremely beautiful and considered to be symbols of the unique geo-morphological phenomena of Chabahar.Mars Mountains have been under Oman Sea for several million years such that they were a small part of Indian Ocean and had gradually come out of water.
After that go on exploring Gwater Gulf
a geomorphological phenomenon. visit Gwater Castle
. This castle is located in the farthest South East of Iran, in the direction of coastal road of Gwater-Chabahar on the top of the Hill. There are an ancient graveyard and a well in this area. The discovered earthen wares and postsherds in this place belong to the third millennium B.C. In the evening back to Chabahar and enjoy to see Nightlife of people in Chabahar.
- Gwadar Bay - Hara forest
- Gwadar Bay - Mars or Martian mountains
- Gwadar Bay - Gwater Gulf
- Gwadar Bay - Gwater Castle
Morning after breakfast drive to Bahu Kalat village and Gando protected area near Sarbaz (soldier) river to visit an extremely rare mugger Crocodile known as Gando (An extinct species), then explore the Tropical Gardens (mango, papaya, banana) as well as the groves and the variety of dates and get the chance to see the Northern palm squirrels. You will be amazed to see them. In the afternoon back to Chabahar and free time.
- Chabahar – Bahu Kalat village & Gando Crocodile
- Bahu Kalat - Banana Gardens & Tropical Gardens
Move to Tis, a historic port village of Tis in Chabahar as one of the best villages having root in the ancient Persian history. This magnificent site dates back to over 2500 years ago according to the documents.
Explore the Botanical Garden
to see the inimitable and unique nature of the area. The garden has an area of about 6 hectares. This is home to various native, non-native, and endangered plant species. then spend the rest of the day exploring the historical sites including Portuguese fort
, this castle was made of brick, stone and plaster and the architecture is in line with those available during Seljuk dynasty, but the renovations found are according to Safavid and Qajar styles.
Explore the most cryptic sight of Chabahar, Jinn Cemetery
. This mysterious and silent cemetery has strange grave stones and local people believe that these graves are not for human.
Then visit three ancient Caves of Tis or as called Banmasity Caves
. This complex consists of one natural and two artificial caves. Local people call them Banmasity Caves. The name means a place for a pious man worshiping God. In the afternoon back to Chabahar and free time.
- Tis - Botanical Garden
- Tis - Portuguese fort
- Tis - Jinn Cemetery
- Tis - Banmasity Caves
After breakfast fly to Tehran and free time to explore Tehran.
Transfer to International Tehran airport to take departure flight.
• Visa (Invitation letter)
• 8 Nights accommodation at comfortable standard hotels based on B.B
• Accompany professional Tour Guide
• All Transportation with A/C Deluxe vehicle
• All transfers, domestic flights & boat
• Meals (8 breakfasts, 1 dinner)
• Excursions and entrance fees according to program