Eco Culture visiting Qazvin, Alamut and Masuleh
On this trip we’ll have the best of both worlds by traveling through the magnificent nature of Northern Iran while going through the country’s complex history at the same time. Our journey in this lesser known, wilder Iran takes us on an unforgettable adventure in Alamout valley, the 800 years-old Masouleh village and Rudkhan castle, one of the oldest, most beautiful castles in Iran.
Photo Album Eco Culture visiting Qazvin, Alamut and Masuleh
After 2 hour drive alongside a part of ancient Silkroad connecting Northwest Iran to Rey we arrive in Qazvin a historical city not far from Tehran. We start with Jame mosque and Sardar Bozorg Ancient Water reservoir with the largest single-dome water reservoir in Iran and the world. After lunch we walk and visit reconstructed caravansary and bazaar of Sadol-Saltaneh.
We start our day by driving to Alamout valley through a narrow road to visit a historical fortress which is located between Qazvin and the Caspian Sea in the heart of Alborz Mountain. Hassan Sabbah founded this fortress, a leader of Islamic branch of Ismailian converted a local population and founded a “Hashashian” or Assassin group in 11th Century. Then after visiting and stop by natural lake of Ovan we return to Qazvin.
Visiting the eco museum of rural heritage and walking in forest while visiting the Guilan rural houses and culture is as exciting as spending a month to visit all part of this green province of Iran. Then visiting the historical city of Masouleh with 800 years history will make the day until evening. In Masouleh the buildings have been carved straight into the mountain and are interconnected. The flat roofs and open courtyards also serve as connected pedestrian areas similar to streets.
Forest hiking and using the long stairway to reach Rudkhan castle one of beautiful and old castles of Iran surrounded by Hyrcanian forest (found in 500 AD and developed in 1050 by Seljuks).
The Golestan Palace from the Qajar period is listed on the UNESCO heritage list. Build on the left-overs of a citadel is it one of the oldest buildings in Tehran. The complex has several palaces a lovely garden. The Qajar family was ruling Iran from 1785 to 1925. The Grand Bazaar in Tehran is less than 200 years old, but for a much longer time on this spot trading as been going on. In total there is more than 10 kilometer of lanes full of stores. Each part of the bazaar as is own specialty, for example copper, paper, gold, spices, and of course carpets.
Afternoon leisure walk in Tabiat(Nature) Bridge.
• Accommodation at hotel, local houses and camps as mentioned in program.
• Daily meals & snacks as mentioned in program.
• English-speaking guide during the journey
• Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver during the journey
• All entrance fees for sightseeing as program.
• VAT and all other taxes
• International flights and airport taxes
• Visa fee
• Accommodations more than itinerary or in different mentioned hotels
• Personal expenses or beverages
• Tips for guides and drivers
• All expenses which is not mentioned in the program
Two days Tehran Extension ;
- Airport Transfer on Arrival and Departure days
- Visa application process
- One day Visit highlights of Tehran
- Two nights accommodation in Tehran
Mar Mar Hotel
Payment and Cancellation Policy
• After your final confirmation, we send you the invoice. You will pay 50% of total amount until 90 days
• Any cancellation before 90 days to arrival, has NO charge.
• Any cancellation between 89 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 15% charge.
• You will pay the rest of 50% of amount and settle the invoice until 30 days before arrival.
• Any cancellation between 29 days to 15 days prior to arrival date: 50% charge.
• Any cancellation less than 14 days: 100% charge.