Tours to Iran: Birding in 10 days

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    Tours To Iran

Birding in Iran 10 days

Travel ID: AT/07

Iran is one of the big countries in the world with a huge variety of climate, landscape, and ecosystems in the country. Geographically Iran is located on the intersection of three bio-geography zones which has made it rich in the quantity of bird species. We have designed a 10-day tour itinerary to create an awesome opportunity for an unforgivable bird watching tour in Iran’s national park, desert, lagoons, and islands of Persian Gulf. 548 bird species including the breeding, non-breeding, and migrant species living in 8 habitat zone persuade us to say you can visit “three continents with one ticket”.

Tour Itinerary Duration

10 days & 9 nights
8 cities

  • Day 01 Arrival

    After greetings, the road takes us to Qalebala village which is the nearest village to Khar Turan National park (The second great national park in Iran). The we will have a short stroll in village.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Local house in Qalebala
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 544 KM
    • Time: 7 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight: Khar Turan National park
  • Day 02 Turan National Park

    Early in the morning, we start our full day wildlife watching in Turan National park. O/N in Qalebala
    You may see: Pleske’s ground jay (only endemic specie birds of Iran), Desert Finch, Hoopoe Lark, Sand Grouse, Stone Curlew, Little Owl, Trumpeter Finch, Persian wild Ass, Asiatic Cheetah (Exist only in Iran now).

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Local house in Qalebala
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 70 KM
    • Time: NA
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight: Khar Turan National park
  • Day 03 Qeshm Island

    Today we leave Qalebala toward Tehran. Arrive to Tehran, transfer to airport and fly to Qeshm Island, the biggest island of the Persian Gulf.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Hotel in Qeshm island
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 2,000 KM (From Tehran, we will fly)
    • Time: 15 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 04 Qeshm Island

    After breakfast we explore Harra protected area (Mangrove forests). Then we have a full day excursion in Qeshm Island. At night we will fly to Tehran.
    You may see: Spoon Bill, Indian Pond Heron, Western Reef Heron, Indian Roller, Great Stone Plover, Black Tailed Godwit, Egyptian Vulture, Little Green Bee Eater and Purple Sunbird.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Hotel in Tehran
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 1,400 KM
    • Time: 2 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight: Harra protected area (Mangrove forests)
  • Day 05 Ahvaz

    Early in the morning we will fly to Ahvaz. Then we will drive to Shadegan international wetland. We will have a full day bird watching there. Then we drive to Shushtar.
    You may see: Marbled Duck, Sacred Ibis, Red Wattled Lapwing, Oyster Catcher, Dalmatian Pelican, Mesopotamian Crow, Black winged stilt, Basra Reed Warbler.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Hotel in Shushtar
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 900 KM (800 KM by flight)
    • Time: 10 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight: Shadegan international wetland
  • Day 06 Bamdezh wetland

    After breakfast we leave Shushtar toward Bamdezh wetland to bird watching via Karkheh protected area which is the habitat of Persian fallow deer. Then we continue our tour toward Khoramabad.
    You may see: Iraq Babbler, Hypocolius, White Breasted King Fisher, Persian fallow deer.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Eco camp in Khoramabad
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 250 KM
    • Time: 4 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight: Bamdezh wetland, Karkheh protected area
  • Day 07 Meyghan wetland

    After breakfast we drive to Tehran. En route we stop to bird watching in Meyghan wetland.
    You may see: Common Crane, Bluethroat, Glossy Ibis, Water Rail, Lapwing & some Ducks & Waders.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Hotel in Tehran
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 500 KM
    • Time: 6 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight: Meyghan wetland
  • Day 08 Matinabad Eco camp
    Today we take the road toward Matinabad Eco desert camp. Enjoy camel riding and starry night of desert.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: Matinabad Eco desert camp
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 325 KM
    • Time: 4 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE:
    • Adventure Highlight: Matinabad Eco desert camp
  • Day 09 Isfahan
    In the morning after breakfast we drive toward Isfahan and explore one of the most historical cities of Iran.

    • Visit:
      – Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
      – Ali Qapu Palace
      – Imam/Shah Mosque
      – Sheikh Loft Allah Mosque
      – Qeysarriyeh “Grand” Bazaar of Isfahan
      – Chehel Sotoun palace
      – Evening walk on historic Chaharbagh Boulevard to the Si-o-Se Bridge
    • ACC: Hotel in Isfahan
    • Meal: FB
    • Distance: 160 KM
    • Time: 2 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Chehel Sotoun palace
    • Adventure Highlight:
  • Day 10 Departure
    Transfer to the airport for the return flight.

    • Visit:
    • ACC: NA
    • Meal: HB
    • Distance: 400 KM
    • Time: 4 hrs
    • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: –
    • Adventure Highlight: –

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