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Birds of Central Iran

Duration : 8 days
Itinerary : Tehran, Sari, Golestan National Park, Khosh Yellagh Reserve, Touran Wildlife Refuge, Shahrud, Parvar Game Reserve, Tehran

  • Day 1: Arrive Tehran – Check-in to your hotel and the afternoon is yours to explore. After a trip orientation meeting we finish the day with dinner in the Darband mountainside.(D)
  • Day 2: Sari / Golestan National Park – An early morning drive past the city of Sari in the southern region of the Caspian Sea brings us to one of Iran's largest national parks. (B)
    • Wild Boar, Goitered Gazelles, Iranian Ibex, Mouflon, Brown Bear, Various species of Sparrow, Hawk, Buzzard, Woodpecker, Robin, Thrush, Cuckoo, Restart, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Linnet, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Coal and Blue Tit, Hyrcanian Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch
  • Day 3: Khosh Yellagh Reserve – Leaving the park in the morning we visit the nearby Khosh Yellagh Reserve. (B)
    • Wild Boar, Iranian Ibex, Red Urial, Common Swift, Eurasian Hoopee, Bimaculated and Horned Larks, Tawny Pipit, Northern and Finsch's Wheatears, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Ortolan Bunting
  • Days 4-5: Touran Wildlife Refuge & Biosphere – Located in the Anatolian Iran desert this refuge is an important habitat for the region's rarer species of birds and fauna. (2B)
    • Cheetah, Leopard, Persian Gazelle, Iranian Ground Jay, Asiatic Wild Ass, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Red throated Pipit, Tree Pipit, Citrine Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Egyptian Vulture, Cream coloured Courser, Pale Rock Finch and Sparrow, Back Belly Sandgrouse, Desert Wheatears, Desert Warbler and Finch, Trumpeter Finch, Macqueen Bustard
  • Day 6: Parvar Game Reserve – An early morning drive to the Parvar region gives us time to climb up the slopes of these forested mountains in search of the endemic Hyrcanian Tit. (B)
    • Wild Boar, Iranian Ibex, Red Urial, Hyrcanian Tit, Radde's Accentor, Plain Leaf Warbler, Rufous-tailed Wheatear, Grey-necked Bunting, Caspian Snowcock, Eurasian Crag Martin, White-throated Robin, Black Redstart
  • Day 7: Tehran – On the way back to Tehran we stop along the way for sites of Iran's highest peak of Mt Damavand. If time permits we can take in some more sightseeing of the capitol. (B)
  • Day 8: Tehran and Depart – After breakfast you are free to depart at anytime. (B)
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Tour Details & Prices

  • Group Size:  Min 5 – Max 20
  • Meals:
    7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Transport:
    Chartered bus
  • Price:
    € XXX per person
    $ XXX per person

    Prices are based on 2 people sharing
    a room. If you want to book a single
    room for the tour then an additional
    supplement is charged.
  • Single Supplement Price:
    € XXX
    $ XXX
  • Airport Transfer Rates:
  • Car (1-2 people)  € 25 / $ 33
    Mini Van (3-5)       € 40 / $ 52

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