The Adventure Travel   
From active journeys, safaris and adventure cruises to cycling holidays, expeditions and extreme sports, people are increasingly shunning the traditional resort holiday in favour of a break that pushes the boundaries. With this being the case, it comes as no surprise that adventure travel continues to be one of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors of our industry. 

For some, adventure is all about reaching for new horizons with treks to Kilimanjaro, mountain biking through Iran, rafting down the Zambezi or Ski in Alborz Mountains. For others the emphasis is on unusual cultural interactions – spending time with the Saami in Lapland or the Fishing in Caspian Sea – while many more look to activity sports, off-the-beaten-track experiences, or exceptional wildlife encounters as their definition of the word ‘adventure’. The common denominator for all is that settling for the mundane is simply not part of the game plan. 

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Category: Persian Voyages - Manufacturer: Mountains and Monuments

Model Number: Mountains and Monuments

Mountains and Monuments

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Damavand – Trekking and Sightseeing Tour in Iran

Spectacular scenery is combined with fascinating culture and history, in our 10-day tour-trek to popular Mount Damavand and the major sights of Isfahan and Shiraz. The highest peak of the Alborz range is an extinct volcano, its peak covered in snow for most of the year, with small mountainside villages where people still lead a simple way of life largely unchanged for centuries. It is possible to climb Mount Damavand from all sides, and we choose the easiest Southern approach, which takes 3 days. The glories of Isfahan and Shiraz and their historical monuments add a magnificent extra dimension to make this tour a truly exceptional travel experience.

DURATION: 10 DAYS

Dates 2015

17 Aug- 26 Aug

Dates 2016

16 Aug – 25 Aug

TOUR COST: £1650

Single supplement: £190

Day 1, Tehran

Arrive early morning in Tehran and transfer to your hotel. The morning is spent visiting Archaeological, the Reza Abbasi museums and Sa’ad Abad Palaces. We then drive to the popular summer resort of Darband, for lunch, then onward to the pretty village of Raineh. We overnight at the Raineh Club or in a local house.

Day 2, Trekking

An early morning drive to Gosfand Sara (2 hrs) takes us to the starting point of our trek. From here it will take us approximately 7 hours to trek up to a height of 4200m, to the point called Bargah-e-Sevom. We overnight in a mountain hut or tent.

Day 3, Peak of Damavand

A 4am start begins the final stage, climbing to the summit of Damavand at a height of 5671m. We descend to the shelter in Bargah-e-Sevom. to overnight in a mountain hut or tent after a total of 12 hours trekking.

Day 4, Trekking

We descend to the village of Raineh and drive back to Tehran.

Day 5, Tehran – Shiraz

After our flight to Shiraz, a full day sightseeing includes Eram Garden, the Shah Cheragh shrine, Hafez and Saadi Tombs, and the lively Bazaar. Our overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 6, Shiraz

We enjoy an excursion to Persepolis, Naghsh-e-Rajab and Naghsh-e-Rostam, followed by another night in Shiraz.

Day 7, Isfahan

We drive to historic city of Isfahan, visiting Pasargade on the way. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Day 8, Isfahan

A full day sightseeing, visiting Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, the Aliqapou Palace, Vanak Church, the Shaking Minarets, and the Fire Temple. Our overnight stay is in Isfahan.

Day 9, Isfahan – Tehran

Sightseeing in this fascinating city continues with the Friday Mosque, Chehel Sotoun, Hasht Behesht Palace and Khajou Bridge. We then fly to Tehran for an overnight stay.

Day 10, Tehran – London

Transfer to Tehran Airport for your flight to London.

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