Long history, outstanding architecture, elegant gardens, delicious food, hospitable people, astonishing landscapes, and remarkable wildlife all represent Iran as a great destination to explore. Iran embraces mountains, deserts, forests, caves, canyons, rivers, Geo-park, and national parks. Since Iran covers a vast area, it takes advantage of various landscapes and different climatic conditions resulting in a remarkable biodiversity. Therefore, it has the most inspiring places for adventure travelers from around the world.
Travel to Iran and experience different adventurous activities such as hiking, trekking, climbing, biking, canyoneering, watching wildlife, sand boarding and safari, and meeting nomads. Bring your spirit of adventure and enjoy the exotic experience of wandering in deserts and jungles of Iran to discover the diversity of its fascinating nature.
Iran has the most inspiring places for adventure lovers
Iran’s mountains have a great variety of scenic sceneries with rocky gorges, cliffs, valleys covered with beautiful orchards and pastures colored with wild flowers, snow-capped summits, and lush forests. A wide range of routes and trails are available for tourists with different levels of ability. The routes will take you to the forests, deserts, hillsides and mountains. You have the chance to enjoy the most amazing single-day and multiple-day mountain biking and combinational multi-activity guided tours in Iran both on and off the road.
enjoy the most amazing mountain biking tours in Iran
Persian Gulf on the South, Caspian Sea on the North, and wild rivers running in Alborz and Zagros mountains are great places for various kinds of water activities. There are various water adventure tours in Iran such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, river trekking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and water skiing. World class whitewater guides accompany rafting tours and support them by safety kayaks.
Experience whitewater rafting, kayaking, river trekking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and water skiing in Iran
While you pass through the shimmering slopes of Alborz and Zagros mountains, the nomads will welcome you and you will enjoy seeing their traditional lifestyle survived through centuries. Your dream to live a different life will also come true by meeting nomads, enjoying the companionship of its hospitable men and women, exploring their traditions, and tasting their delicious foods and drinks.
Your dream to live a different life will come true by meeting nomads
Safari expedition and sand boarding
Though it is a relaxing experience to be surrounded by the vast, tranquil, and gold sand dunes, exploring deserts of Iran can also be very exciting. Iran has two great deserts. One is Dasht-e Kavir that expands from south of Alborz Mountains down to the central region and the other is Lut Desert on the south-east, a UNESCO world heritage site. Iran offers you the best safari tours heading toward untouched deserts. Exciting safari lets you enjoy the wonderful landscapes and pass through the most abandoned lands. Varzaneh, Rig Zarin, Rig Yalan, and Rig-e-Jen are among the best desert destinations to pump adrenaline into your veins.
Sand boarding is also one of the very thrilling activities in deserts of Iran. Since the soft sand makes falling more pleasant, sand boarding is more fun than snowboarding. You can slide down the soft and gold sands of high dunes with your board to add more adrenaline to your travel.
It is a relaxing experience to be surrounded by the vast, tranquil, and gold sand dunes
Iran has a variety in biodiversity and bio-geography and it boasts of having a rich ecosystem for various bird species. Iran has more than 500 bird species. Red-headed bunting, Passerine, and Caucasian grouse are the remarkable birds in Iran that attract the attention of bird-watchers. Turan and Golestan are the national parks considered as two of the great spots in Iran for bird watching.
Iran has more than 500 bird species
There are great forests and canyons spread at four corners of Iran. Iran has spectacular canyoneering spots surrounded by gorgeous mountains of Alborz and Zagros. Some are located in the north of Iran surrounded by the lush green jungles and some are located in the south of Iran hidden behind the hot heart of dry mountains. The canyons of Iran vary in the degree of difficulty. Raghaz canyon is suitable for those who want to enjoy jumping into the water and swimming, while Anderesm canyon as the most challenging canyon of Iran is an unattainable dream for amateurs.
Iran has spectacular canyoneering spots surrounded by gorgeous mountains
Caving & Spelunking
Iran has over three hundred caves. Some caves are fully explored while some others need to be explored. Moreover, there are many unexplored routes in the newly found caves. The Ali Sadr Cave in Hamadan is one of the world’s largest water caves, the Namakdan salt as the world’s longest salt cave, Karaftu cave, Chal e Nakhjir cave, and Ghoori Ghaleh cave are the famous caves of Iran and they attract thousands of Iranian and foreign visitors every year.
Iran has over three hundred caves
Iran is a Wonderful Destination for Skiing. The ski resorts of Iran are among the most wonderful places to go. Iran’s ski resorts are awesome destinations for winter vacation and they compete with the European ski resorts. The advantage of ski resorts in Iran is that they are Untouched and chest with deep powder. The biggest ski resorts of Iran including Dizin, Darbandsar, Shemshak, and Tochal all welcome alpine skier and snowboarders. Moreover, there are professional instructors if needed.
Iran is a Wonderful Destination for Skiing
Iran is one of the most mountainous countries in the world. The world knows Damvand as the highest peak in Iran and the west Asia. Alborz and Zagros are two significant mountain ranges covering north and west of Iran, while other mountains are scattered in different parts of the country. Iran with 1500 peaks over 3000m is one of the most mountainous countries in the world. Ghash Mastan, Khersan, Sardasht, Khol-e No, Azad Kuh, Shah, Yazd Kuh, Oshtoran Kuh, and many more are on the long list of high and important peaks. All these mountains next to the plains and deserts create such peerless beauties that strongly motivate the mountain lovers.
Iran is one of the most mountainous countries in the world
With diversity in mountainous landscapes, deserts, and forests, Iran provides a great opportunity for those who wish to travel to Iran for having a great experience in the best of trekking trails. Trekking in the Alborz mountain range and Zagros mountain range, trekking through the mesmerizing deserts of Iran -Dasht-e-Kavir and Lut Desert- and trekking through forests of Iran such as Hyrcanian forests, Arasbaran, and Zagros jungles would be a wonderful experience for trekkers.