Listing ID: 61912

Jewelry Of The West Of Iran (Shirez Canyon & Gahar Lake)

Highlights: Khorramabad's Sightseeing, Shirez Canyon, Gahar Lake

What You Can Expect

Falak-ol-Aflak Castle is a castle situated on the top of a large hill with the same name within the city of Khorramabad, the regional capital of Lorestan province, Iran. This gigantic structure was built during the Sassanid era (224–651). The Khoramabad River runs past the eastern and south-western side of the Falak-ol-Aflak hill providing the fortress some natural protection on those sides. Today, the western and northern sides of the hill are bordered by the residential districts of Khorramabad.

The Shirz Canyon is a canyon of geotouristic importance, located 45 kilometers northeast of Kuhdasht, the capital of Kuhdasht County, in the province of Lurestan, western Iran. The valley’s springs join the stream of Seimare, which is a branch of the Karkhen River.

Gahar is located beside the Oshtorankouh massif in Zagross range in the province of Lorestan.It is 2360m above the sea level,1700m long and 500m wide. Depth of the lake is 28m maximum. The area is one of the few ones in Iran that has been under good protection lately so the enviroment and flora look almost virgin.

- What Will You Do

Itinerary

Day 1:
We'll meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Tehran.

Day 2:
After breakfast, we'll drive to Khorramabad. In afternoon, we'll visit Falak-o-aflak Castle. Overnight at Khorramabad.

Day 3:
After eating breakfast, drive to Shirez Canyon. Evening back to Khorramabad. Overnight at Khorramabad.

Day 4:
We'll prepare for visiting one of the exciting Lake in Iran, Gahar Lake. In afternoon back to Khorramabad.

Day 5:
We'll back to Tehran. Overnight at Tehran.

Day 6:
After breakfast, fly back home.

- What Is Included

-Transport by air-conditioned 4WD with Driver Guide
-Standard Hotels with Breakfast (3/4*)
-4WD off-road experience
-Full Safety briefing and all safety equipment
-Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
-Personal accident insurance

- What Is Not Included

- Any international & Domestic air tickets
- Meals (Dinner & Lunch)
- Tips and porter charges
- Any other services not specified above

- Transfers

Tehran's Intl. Airport

- FAQ

Travel Insurance
One thing we always recommend is that you carefully consider the purchase of travel insurance before you set out on your journey from an office in your country which is different from travel insurance in Iran (Travel insurance covers the expenses of the insured inside boundaries of IRAN) that is included in the most of our tour packages.
Visa Information (How can I apply for Visa?)
Applicants can secure the visa by completing the form and receiving a pre-approval visa code and collect it at the International Airport of Tehran (the service fee is a complimentary service if you book your trip with us). Please note: - 14 days’ tourist visa is available for all of the nationalities with an authorized passport for visiting KISH, QESHM, and CHABAHAR (free zones). - A service fee is applicable to the visa process (which is as a complimentary service for the customers who purchase an escorted tour). This charge is different from the visa fee which you must pay to the consulate for stamping your passport - Please note that US, British and Canadian passport holders will need to book this trip at least 2 months before departure as this is the length of time it takes to process a visa for these nationalities.
Has Iran any dress codes?
Women: As a foreigner, a female traveler is officially expected to cover her hair. Usually, more tolerance tends to be shown towards foreigners over the detail of the dress code than is the case for Iranian women. However, this does not include leaving one’s hair fully uncovered. “Acceptable” outfits may include a, loose dress or shirt worn over loose skirt or pants and a scarf in the summer, and a woolen coat and scarf in the winter (calf-length is acceptable if worn over pants). All colors and modest designs are acceptable Men: Men are also required to abide by the following dress code: Short-sleeved shirts and t-shirts are acceptable for daily wear. Shorts and three-quarter length pants are acceptable on the beach. Dress attire for men is similar to that in Europe. It is quite acceptable in the areas outside though it denotes indifference toward or opposition against state regulations and values. Jogging in tracksuits is acceptable for men. General: Some mosques and most holy shrines require women to be wearing a chādor before entering the complex. If you don’t have one, there are sometimes kiosks by the door that lend or hire chādors. It is better for men to wear long-sleeved shirts inside a mosque or shrine, though this is not mandatory. Shoes are not worn within prayer areas of a mosque or shrine. Busier mosques have free shoe repositories where you trade your shoes for a token.
Food and Drink
- The good news for travelers is that Iranian cuisine is superb. A wide range of influences from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, Europe, and the Middle East have created a diverse, relatively healthy range of dishes that focus on fresh produce and aromatic herbs. It’s a safe bet that all food in Iran is halal and will conform to Islamic dietary laws - Iran has no alcohol available and it should not be consumed or transported to the country although you can enjoy a wide range of refreshment and soft drinks such as doogh (is a yogurt-based drink), Tea (is a famous and common one), sherbets (with different traditional favor)
Money and Currency
- The Iranian rial (﷼ in Persian) but symbolized internationally as IRR is the currency of Iran; however, prices are often quoted in Tomans (تومان). One Toman is equal to ten rials. - ATMs in Iran do not accept foreign (non-Iranian) cards except some which accept those from state banks, so bring all the money you might need in cash, preferably in US dollars or euros. Your tour manager helps you exchange the money.
Climate
Depends on your chosen travel category; you can travel to Iran in different seasons. Although some cities can be bitterly cold in its winter months, you can find cities where have glorious weather. It is fiercely hot during the summer, however, there are many tours which will be operated in this seasons in the north of Iran where the weather is lovely. The best time to visit is generally accepted to be the spring and autumn months.
Meals
Breakfast always includes in multi-tours. Regarding the lunch and dinner, you can add this service as a supplement or it may be included to your tour. People have different tastes and condition for their meals depends on their nationalities and lifestyle for these reasons, we prefer not to add the meals to the tour price to avoid wasting costs and increasing our multi-cultural customers satisfied.
Transportation
Depends on the number of passengers, we have a private car, van, bus. All of the vehicles have air-conditioned, clean It is possible your driver will not speak English, there is no concern. The most of tours have an English speaking tour guide included.
Accommodation (Hotel, Hotel Apartment, Eco-lodge, etc. )
we frequentely use the standard 3,4,5 star Hotels, boutique Hotels and Eco-lodges; depends on the trip style. Find out the type and grade of the accommodation on your trip at the inclusion box. There are facilities in the standard hotels such as bathroom/toilet, Air-conditioning, Wireless communication,TV, Telephone, bed. Room types such as Single room, Double/Twin room, Triple room ( Double bed plus single bed or Double bed plus extra bed ), Quad room. Extra bed is a folding bed or a sofabed Eco-lodge is a newly-born type of accommodation includes two types of Comfortable rooms which some of them have native mattress, clean blankets, sheets and pillow, heater & Ceiling fan, Hot Water shower and no bed, the rest of them have bed with the same facilities. Bathrooms facilities are private, western toilet is available.
International Airport
Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, is the primary international airport of Iran. (IATA: IKA, ICAO: OIIE) The airport is located about 50 km southwest of Tehran city center. Please Note: Having foreign currency valued more than 10,000 USD is subject to the regulations of the passenger holding currency and requires to be declared. None of the tours include Return International flight tickets. We can book the international flights that suit your chosen tour, it costs you an extra fee or you can consult with our international flight experts about the best available routes and airlines.
Tour Guide/ Tour leader
All of our Tour guides are officially licensed by Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. our professional guide meets the group at the airport and explains all the necessary information for starting off a great journey in Iran. The default language of our tours is English if the group requests other languages such as French, German, etc. There is an extra cost and subject to availability.

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Pricing

Price per person:
- From 1 to 1 persons: 964.00  /person.
- From 3 to 3 persons: 308.00  /person.

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- Duration: 6 days
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