Tulips, Dionysias, Irises, Quercus forests, Hyrcanian forests, Alborz and Zagros mountains, Landscape photography
Iran has a huge potential to botany tourists because of these aspects:
- Diversity in vegetation types and various climates
- Superb Topography (heights from -26m to 5671m)
- 7300 plant species which 24% are endemic, 2000 species endangered!
- Very rich culture, hospitability, history and archeology
In this tour, we will see several beautiful bulbous or other wild mountain flowers. Some of the flower genus or species are as follows:
Allium Sp. Galanthus sp. , Narcissus, Sternbergia, Eminium, Arum, Eremurus, Bellevalia sp. , Hyacinthus, Muscari, Ornithogalum, Scilla, Gladiolus, Crocus sp. , Lilium sp. , Gagea sp. , Ruscus, Ophrys, Orchis, Berberis sp. , Bongardia, Leontice, Campanula, Erodium, Geranium, Mindium, Glausium, Papaver, Romeria, Hypecoum, Anagalis, Anemone Sp. , Cyclamen, Primula, Fritillaria sp. , Tulipa sp. , Papaver sp. , Acantholimon sp. , Astragalus sp. , Colchicum sp. , Pushkinia sp. , Iris sp. , Onobrychis sp. , Dionysia sp. and many more!
The best time of this tour is from March to May
Day 1 Upon Arrival at Shiraz airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At evening welcome dinner and briefing.
Day 2 travel to south east of Shiraz we see Dionysia sarvestanica. En route Maharloo lake. O/N Shiraz
Day 3 Persepolis and Necrapolis, Eram Botanic Garden. O/N Shiraz
Day 4 We travel to Yasuj and stop in flower hotspots near Sepidan. We will see Fritillaria imperialis, Tulipa humilis, Ranunculus ficaria, Anemone petiolosa and corydalis verticillaris. O/N Yasuj
Day 5 We head to Semirom region where we botanise two flower hotspots to see Iris iberica, Dionysia bryoides, Dionysia Mozaffarianii, Leontice armeniaca, Tulipa Sylvestris and Tulipa montana. O/N Shahreza
Day 6-7 Isfahan City tour. O/N Esfahan
Day 8-9 We drive to Khoramabad, en route we stop to enjoy and photograph the sceneries of Zagros, also botanizing for Dionysia haussknechtii, Tulipa montana, Tulipa polychrome. O/N Khoramabad
Day 10. . . .
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Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At Hotel or Airport
End location: At Hotel
Duration: 16 days
Suggested dates: 10-25 April 2019
Also possible to change to a group inquiry.
For 1-4 persons, Suzuki Grand 4x4 A/C
For 5-12 persons, Minibus or Van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 USD - Or equivalent in Rials per per person/night for 3* hotel in sharing double bed room.
Min 2 pax, max 12 pax.
All my tours are guide /driver and I use my Suzuki Grand model 2010. This Japanese car has the capability of 4WD and is safe for winter trips too.
Min pax is two but the seats fit max 4 adults with average size! The trunk is 690 litres !