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9 days
Tehran
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 15

Iran In 9 Days

Gonbad-e Qabus city in the province of Golestan in the northeast of Iran is a well-known city for its horses and horse riding competitions.

We have organized a special tour include riding horses in nature in …. days. It’s a journey of visiting the green nature of the country and you will see the marvelous sightseeing and breathtaking places during this journey.

Here it is a great chance to see Iranian hospitality with prepared-best services. We have planned everything in detail and there is no spare time to lose. Join us to experience what is best.

The characteristics of Torkaman horse

1. Bony long face with shiny eyes, long and well-formed ears, and a thin mane.

2.  Height ranging between 150 to 160 centimeters.

3.  Thin muscular neck.

4.  Strong skeleton with a thin and stretched body.

5.  Very thin but quite tough skin.

6.  Glimmering and short body hair.

The above-mentioned are some of the main characteristics of Torkaman horses.

Torkaman horse is one of the purest kinds of the horse in the whole world and is of such a high genetical value that its export to other countries is strictly forbidden. Torkaman horses are mostly bred and raised for horse-riding competitions and are seldom used for transportation, cargo-move, or agricultural activities. In Torkaman Sahra, there are three vast horse-race fields for holding professional horse-riding matches in them from among which the horse-race field of Gonbad has got international fame and, for this reason, this city has won the title of the capital of horse-race in the entire Middle East. Holding horse-riding matches is one of the powerful attractions that drag many people to Golestan, and specially Gonbad city, out of their passion for witnessing the matches, making bets on the horses, taking photos with them and experiencing horse-riding activities.

So to speak, the hoofprint of Torkaman horse can be traced back in history. It is said that in the Iranian and non-Iranian great empires, Torkaman horses were used for the cavalry. Bucephalus, the horse of alexander, and Napoleon’s world-conqueror were some of the most significant samples of Torkaman horses.

Visiting cities

 After visiting Tehran, We are going to Kalaleh, Khalid Nabi, Gonbad Kavus, Gorgan, Sari. In the end, we take you to IKA for departure.

Best Accommodation Places

On this tour, we have selected one of the best hotels and when there is no hotel available we have reserved the most famous eco-lodge in each area.

Distinct Catering

In our special “full board tour”, meals are not predefined, you can choose the best food in each restaurant, which are the bests in every region as well.

Our full board tour provides free meals of famous-traditional-best restaurants in all cities during our journey. When we are on a long-distance to reach another city, you can help yourself with local fruits and vegetables, juices, tea or coffee or in some cases with midday meals or snacks, which we will buy on the way from local places in each city. We are also going to visit special cafes for resting after a long walk or for enjoying the environment of traditional or modern cafes in some cities.

Travel Insurance

Foreign travelers need to be sure about the quality of insurance service, as insurance shouldn’t be just a formal procedure.

Piranoos distinct insurance service is a strong contract between Piranoos and the Iranian best insurance company to get the most satisfying services for travelers with Piranoos.

Furthermore, you as a Piranoos customer can get your arrival airport visa using Piranoos tour voucher + Piranoos insurance paper, without wasting time in the airport insurance queue and with no worry.

Piranoos insurance program is free of charge for Piranoos travelers.

Tour Details

You deserve to experience what’s best during this journey. As a result, we have selected the most famous and high-quality hotels and Eco-lodges for you.

You also need to taste different kinds of Iranian delicious foods. Hence, we are going to take you to one of the traditional or famous restaurants in each destination. In these best-quality restaurants, you can choose whatever you want on the menu.

We have included all of the meals and coffee shop expenses on the offered price, so you will have no worries and will enjoy the most. You can visit most of the must-see sightseeing with our expert tour guides and always ask to visit more. If we had enough time, we would take you to those attractions without any extra costs.

The east and west of Iran are less visited than center of Iran by tourists and with this tour you have this chance to visit new and unique places in each corner of Iran. Through your journey, the changes of climates, tribes, life styles, customs, foods and many other things will be obvious for you. If you think it’s not safe and maybe it’s dangerous to do this tour, just do it to feel closely the safety of Iran.

Departure & Return Location

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All Night Stay Accommodations
  • All Transportation During your Journey
  • English speaking Tour Guide and English speaking Local Guides
  • All Transportation During your Journey
  • All Meals During the Journey
  • Museums and All Attractions Entrance Fees
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers from/to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
  • Coffee Shops, Snacks, Fruits, Midday Meals
  • Travel Insurance
  • SIM Card / Internet
  • Horse & Coach

Price Excludes

  • Your International Flights from and to your Home
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Camera
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
What to Expect

It is our mission to show you the best of all cities in a friendly environment. You can feel free to ask to visit more base on our great friendship, full of honesty and kindness, and our limited time. That’s why we have listed other visitable places on each day so that you can ask to visit some of mentioned places* and your leader would make a decision base on your tour’s limited-time.
We do our best to make you feel at ease and enjoy catering services. Healthy and delicious foods will be served during your trip, especially on long time distances. The whole journey applies in the exact way we have described, so you can expect to experience and see all we have mentioned.
On this tour, we tried to reserve the most famous and precious luxury hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Yet, if the group suggests a restaurant/hotel which is better than what we have offered, we try to change the plan to what exactly please you the most.
We apply the changes without any extra cost, because …
” Your Satisfaction has Priority to Our Own Profit”

*Note: The closure of a place is a problem that may happen in some cities unexpectedly for different reasons like unannounced repairing process. In this case or in the case of having extra time we may visit some of the mentioned items in each day.

Itinerary

Day of Arrival - (TEHRAN)Salam Iran

We are going to greet you at IKA in Tehran and take you to the Espinas Palace hotel to rest and stay the night. Espinas Hotel, the best hotel in Tehran. You can get more sleep and get fully charged for upcoming visiting places in the morning. Depond on your arrival time we can prepare some visits in Tehran . Meals of today is also included.

Day 1 - (GORGAN)The Heart of Traditional Business




GRAND BAZAAR – TEHRAN


We start our tour at 8:30 and we drive to the National Museum of Iran. The national museum of Iran is one of the wealthy treasure of historic and pre-historic Iranian artifacts which located in Tehran . Then we walk to Golestan Palace to visit the only UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Tehran. It’s an Iranian garden full of palaces and we will visit the main palace as the biggest one, where the king used to meet his guests, then one of the other palaces would be enough to visit. Afterward, we visit Tehran Grand Bazaar close to the Golestan complex and have lunch at Moslem restaurant. Later on the day we go to walk and chill out for a while in Abo Atash park and see the beauty of Tabiat bridge.The artchirecrue of this e floors bridge was a lady with name of Leila Araghian. We will have dinner in Rahe Chubi restaurant. You will be amazed by its great environment. Afterward, we leave Tehran to Gorgan by night flight.
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In the case of an unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit:
Reza Abbasi Museum
Abgineh (Glassware & Ceramic) Museum – Tehran
Holy Defence Museum
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Breakfast: Espinas Palace Hotel
Lunch: Moslem restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Tehran
Midday Catering: carrot juice or mellon juice
Dinner: Rahe Chubi restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Tehran
Overnight: Jahangardi Hotel




GOLESTAN PALACE – TEHRAN


Day 2 - (TAMER-E QARAH QUZI TOWN)Horse Race




HORSE RACING – GONBAD KAVOOS


We have breakfast at hotel and then, we take you to horse racing center in Gonbad-e Kavoos by car for watching the competiotions with locals. we can also visit Voshmgir Tower (Mil-e-Gonbad) which is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is the world’s tallest brick tower and you can see it from a far distance. In the evening, we leave Gonbad-e Kavoos and experience a different accommodation which is in Tamer-e Qarah Quzi town and belongs to Turkmen. Tonight you can enjoy the local traditional music and doncing while you are eating dinner at the Turkmenyurt Eco-lodge.
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In the case of unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit some of the following places:
Azadi Tower
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Breakfast: Jahangardi Hotel
Lunch and midday catering: Mojallal Royal Restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in Gorgan
Dinner and overnight: Turkmenyurt Eco-lodge (at this eco-lodge we’ll experience a group accommodation on the floor in Turkman style tents and we need to share toilet and bath with the others)




VOSHMGIR TOWER – GONBAD-E QĀBUS (KAVOUS)


Day 3 - (CAMPING)A Different Cemetery




KHALID NABI – GOLESTAN PROVINCE


Today we start at 8:00 am and after breakfast, we will visit Khalid-Nabi cemetery. We will be there by car in less than one hour. Over a thousand years old, dating back to the Paleolithic era, the complex consists of two parts: the Khalid Nabi mausoleum and the cemetery and the stone tombs. For lunch we back to our eco-lodge and after lunch we get ready to start our horse riding tour. Tonight we do camping in a nice area with name of Soufiyan.
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In the case of unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit some of the following places:
Khalid-Nabi Tomb
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Breakfast: Turkmenyurt Eco-lodge
Lunch: one of the best restaurants in Kalaleh
Midday catering: tea with cookies (Sohan of Qom) or some local fruits
Dinner and overnight: At camp

Day 4 - (CAMPING)Horseback Riding Tour

Today after breakfast, we continue our horseback riding in the nature and pass the green farms, jungles, … to visit Yeke Ghouz village. Today we will have 4 to 5 hours horseback riding.
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All meals: Picnic with local food
Overnight: Camp

Day 5 - (CAMPING)To the Spring

We continue our tour and pass 10 kilometers to reach Zav forest. This forest is located in Golestan national park and it has a nice spring where you can lay your feet or even sweem in it. Today we will have, up to five hours horse riding.
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All meals: Picnic with local food
Overnight: Camp

Day 6 - (TAMER-E QARAH QUZI TOWN)Goodbye My Horse

Today is our last day of horseback riding tour and we are going to back to the Turkmenyurt Eco-lodge. We will do around four hours horseback riding to the road and after saying goodbye to our horses we reach the eco-lodge by car.
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Breakfast & lunch: Picnic with local food
Dinner & overnight: Turkmenyurt Eco-lodge (at this eco-lodge we’ll experience a group accommodation on the floor in Turkman style tents and we need to share toilet and bath with the others)

Day 7 - (SARI)Flying




PARAGLIDING – BEHSHAHR


We continue our overland journey to Sari. En route we would go to Behshahr-Mehdi Rajeh , where you can see Gorgan gulf from there and experience paragliding upon Gorgan Gulf . Finally, we go to the Salar Dareh Hotel in Sari, to have dinner and stay overnight.
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In the case of having more time or unexpected closure of a place we will visit:
Taqavi House
Naharkhoran Park
Gorgan Tower
Abbas Abad Garden
Kolbadi house
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Breakfast: Turkmenyurt Eco-lodge
Lunch: Meykhosh Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Gorgan
Midday Catering: Baqeri’s House
Dinner: Saravi house or one of the best restaurants in the Sari
Overnight: Salar Dareh Hotel, the best hotel in Sari
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Note:
In the case of proper weather, you need to pay 50 euro per person for paragliding.

Day 8 - (IKA)See You Later Iran




CABLE CAR – RAMSAR


In the morning at 8:00 am we will take you to a very nice part of the Hirkani forest to have our last picnic. At there the green and a nice view of the mountain will amaze you. Afterward, we take you to IKA with the best available transformation, for your departure to fly back with comfort. We hope you enjoy one of the best journeys of your life.
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Breakfast: Salar Dareh Hotel
Lunch: Luxe Tehran Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Tehran




IKA – TEHRAN


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