Tour Name: Golestan (Zav) HBRT, Desert & Iran Classic Tour
Tour type: Adventure Tour
Tour Activities: Horse-back Riding, Farm & Forest
Tour Code: I-00O000-C-14-17-01- GHBDIC
Best Season: April-May& September
Start: Tehran (IKA)   Finish: Esfahan – International Airport
Start: Tehran (IKA)                   Finish: Esfahan International Ariport

  Itinerary: 15 April- 2017

1st Day -Arrival-Tehran
Arrival to IKIA Airport, transfer to the hotel early check in and rest.
Visiting some highlights of Tehran including Iran Ancient National Museum (Iran’s mother museum), The museum containing prestigious relic’s influential in shaping the world’s culture and civilization.  (Closed on holy memorial ceremonies.) Golestan Palace (The Rose Garden Palace) one of the oldest historic monuments) belonging to a group of royal buildings in Tehran, (UNESCO World Heritage Site), visiting traditional Bazaar (closed on Fridays and Thursdays afternoon) O/N Tehran (Hotel –B)

2nd Day- Tehran- Gorgan -Gonbad-Sofian

Transfer to Mehr Abad Airport to fly to Gorgan, then driving to Sofian enrout sightseeing of the old town of Gonbad including Gonbad-e Kavous historical tower( Kavous Tower), get to Sofian village, After lunch short sightseeing of Village ,Here, the locals breed the Turkman horses, It is time to pick up nice horse and go for short riding to get familiar with horses, O/N Sofian (Local House-L-D)


3rd Day – Sofian- Yek Ghoz- Orjeli

Today after breakfast around 10 starting your
first day of riding Thorough beautiful fresh green farms, After 3 hours riding get close to Yek Ghoz Village, having lunch, refreshing, and after awhile riding we’ll get ready to set our first Camp near Orjeli Village,
O/N Orjeli (Camp –B L-D)             


4th Day- Orjeli- Zav
Today after all learning about the Turkmen lifestyle &customs; the Turkmen horses of whom, mostly Akhal- Yamud breeds, lead you from farmland sceneries to the forest landscapes of Zav village, O/N Zav (Camp-B-L-D)    


5th Day- Zav- Golestan Forest

In the morning take your time exploring more of the Zav spring &forest, as the continuous of Glostan Jungle,. O/N Golestan Forest (Camp-B-L-D)

6th Day- Forest-Sofian

Collecting your last day joys out of horseback riding with your Turkmen horses, after lunch, getting back to Sofian horse farm to end the tour, 0/N (Local House B-L-D)    


7th Day-Sofian- Gonbad- Bastam
Driving to Bastam via the beautiful Khosh Yeylagh (Beautiful Villa) Road, sightseeing of Gol e Rameyan (Rameyan Pond), Half day excursion of Abr( cloud)Village &jangle, visit Bayazid Bastami Complex. O/N Bastam (Hotel- B)

8th Day- Bastam- Damghan- Jandagh- Mesre
Early in the morning we take the Damghan route to visit Tarik khane Mosque, one of the oldest mosques of Iran, belonging to the last period of Sassanid Era; Damghan is one of the cities of an area dating back to the Ghomes ancient Land;then driving towards the towns &cities located on the edge of Iran Central Desert via a beautiful desert road, short stop to spend some times in the stunning sandy hills of Sar kavir and experience of  the amazing scenery of Dashte kavir, sightseeing of Jandagh, heading to Mesr for unique exploring of Mesr desert, walking, rolling on dune, spending quite enough time by the bon fire, discover the night starry sky of the desert and experience of the peace in silence of desert nature, O/N Mesr Village(Local House-B-L-D)       


9th Day-Mesre
Sightseeing of Mesr, a village around Iran Central Salty Desert , surrounded by sandy hills , this area will give you the opportunity of watching the marvellous and unbelievable beauty of the Sun rise, also sightseeing of  Farahzad village , a village near Mesre that camel fostering is its habitants’ job, driving to Kavir-e Tabagheh, a vast area in desert ,covered by white beautiful polygons of salty crystals ,enjoying the beautiful sunset of desert, then return to Mesre;camel riding might be an optional activity in this area, O/N Mesre( Local House-B-L-D)

10th Day- Mesr- Khur- Kharanagh- Yazd
In the morning after a nice breakfast you are,  first sightseeing of Khur and its old Water reservoir, then heading to the ruins of 2400 year-old castle is our next destination in Bayazeh village, driving towards Yazd,the old city with interesting desert architectural style and amazing Wind Towers, en rout visiting Kharanagh old Town and its Caravansary and dancing Minaret Ensemble, O/N Yazd (Hotel-B)            

11th Day-Yazd
Full day city tour of Yazd ,the old city with interesting desert architecture, and visit to the highlights of Yazd including Amir Chakhmagh Complex, Fahaadan  old neighborhood), Water Museum, Congregational Mosque, the Silence tower which was the Zoroastrian grave yard, and the tallest Wind Tower in Dolat Abaad Garden, O/N Yazd (Hotel- B)-            

12th Day –Yazd- Na'in – Esfahan
Driving toward Esfahan, Na'in highlights visiting Pirneya Museum , congregational Mosque , and old Water Reservoir in Na’in old Aba knitting factory (Aba is a kind of cloth of Muslim clergymen),
O/N Esfahan(Hotel-B)            

13th Day –Esfahan
Full day city tour of Esfahan, including Naghsh-e Jahaan Square,  (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Sheikh Lotf-ol- lah and Imam Mosques, Ali Qapu Palace (lofty Gate), and traditional bazaar encompassing the beautiful traditional Handicrafts of Esfahan ,Menar jonban( shaking Minaret,and historical bridges of Si-o-Se Pole (Bridge of 33 Arches) &Khajoo O/N Esfahan (Hotel- B)      

14th Day –Esfahan- FLY BACK HOME
Full day city tour of Esfahan including, Vank Cathedral, Armenian neighborhood, Chehel Sotun (40 Pillars) and Hasht Behesht (8 paradises) Palaces and Congregational Mosque, Traditional Bazaar plus Esfahan handicrafts, enjoy walking alongside.

Depends on flight time at night transfer to Esfahan International Airport         


Accomodation for 5 days horseback riding



•    In our horse-back riding trips, all accommodations are camp based, including portable tents
•    The duration of horse-back riding can be available about 3-5 hours a day, depending on the terrains, rider skill & different paces of walk, trot or canter.
•    This Itinerary is a basic trip program, changing in in each special season. Please reading the itinerary & taking the idea of your trip, be flexible with the unexpected changes, made for your comforts to be met.
•    Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, & advanced riders are eligible to participate in this Tour.
     •    Intermediate: has a firm seat, confident & in control at all paces (including trotting, cantering & galloping), but not ride regularly.
     •    Strong Intermediate: As a current rider & comfortable in the saddle for long hours, as well as abovementioned issues, s/he rides regularly.
     •    Advanced: As well as the above points, & seat independency, plus soft handedness, s/he is capable of handling a spirited horse in open country.


              Services include:

06 Nights B accommodation in 3 star Hotel
01 Night Early check in in Tehran
03 Nights FB accommodation in tent /camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
04 Nights FB accommodation in Local House in Sofian and Mesr
Meals as per itinerary
Daily refreshments
Horse for riding in breed of Turkman ( Yamud-Akhal) or Dokhon
Camping & riding Equipment
English Speaking Guide & Horseback Riding Expert Guide
Driver (For 2 Pax we offer Guide-driver)
All cost of the guide, driver (food, accommodation, fuel, parking charge, toll, etc.)
Domestic flight Tehran to Gorgan

             Services Exclude:
-    Any international air ticket
Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips etc.
Tips and porter charges
Any other services not specified above
Supplement of Entrance fee around 200 Euro
Note: NO BED, they use traditional mattress for Sleeping
Sleeping Bag


Quotation FIT


 Vehicle type

PAX  Vehicle
1-3  Car/4WD (4 seats)
4-6 Van


             60% Payments to be sent on confirmation of services
      Balance 40 % at least 50 days prior to the date of arrival

Cancellations received between 50-29 days in advance 25% cancellations of the total invoice
      Cancellations received between 30-19 days in advance 50% cancellations of the total invoice
      Cancellations received between 20-11 days in advance 75% cancellations of the total invoice
      Cancellations received less than 10 days in advance 100% cancellations.





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