Trip Highlights

Iran by having 8 different kind of habitats and climates such as Caspian Hyrcanian forest, lakes and wetlands, over 100 mountains by altitude of 4000 meter and above, semi tropical mangrove forest, deserts and sandy dunes, Persian gulf and its Islands, Oman sea tides and the southern flatlands it has its own specific birds and 105 different important bird area (IBA) with the highest ranking in the whole middle east which include native birds, winter visitor birds, migratory birds and the vagrants.

Latest report confirm that there are 530 registered bird species in Iran and that makes Iran of the most astonishing place for birding. This huge kind of habitat diversity is a good reason for this land (Iran) to have so many different kinds of species such as Caucasian Grouse, Purple Sunbird, Syrian Woodpecker, Sind Woodpecker, Caspian Tern, Lesser Crested Tern in several variety of weather condition.

Yet Iran with its endemic Pleske’s Ground Jay and important birds like White-throated Robin, Dalmatian Pelican, Caspian Snowcock, Marbled Duck, Caspian Tit and the migration corridor of birds of prey is the best place for birding in the whole region.

Full board/Breakfast, lunch, dinner/ Transport/ Accommodation/ Guide

Day 1:

Arraival in Tehran transfer to the hotel and rest overnight.

Day 2:

Drive to Semnan arrive in Touran national park and Delbar area in north part of the desert and stay overnight in national park guest house.

Day 3:

Going to Majrad area for birding, sit and wait close to Majrad spring desert to see Podoces Pleskies and stay in Touran overnight.

Day 4:

Morning drive to Semnan to visit the Parvar protected area then arrive in Tehran stay at the hotel overnight.

Day 5:

Flight to Qeshm Island visit the mangrove forest seeing waders and birding by the coast, stay in local traditional guest house overnight.

Day 6:

Boating to Hengam island for birding then go by ferry to Bandar abbas on the coastal tide stay in Bandar abbas overnight.

Day 7:

Visit the estuary area by boat then flight back to Tehran transfer to hotel and rest overnight.

Day 8:

Transfer to IKA airport for departure flight.

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