Iran Botanical Tour of Zagros and Alborz Moutains (16 days/nights)

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Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (advanced), Arabic (basic), French (conversational), German (basic)

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

In case of raining in some areas, our route might change or tolerated! The first and last day visits are limited to the time of Flight.


For 1-4 persons, Suzuki Grand 4x4 A/C
For 5-12 persons, Minibus or Van

What’s Included

guiding by botanical guide; Private car transportation, visa reference number.
For group of 5 or more pax, write to me for new quote.
**Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash in USD or EUR to me at the start of the tour.**.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1500 $ - /person for 3* hotel in sharing double bed room, Water, snacks, lunch pack, museum tickets.
Single supplement : USD500
Min 2 pax, max 12 pax.

What’s Extra

International, domestic flights, consular visa fees.

**Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash in USD or EUR to me at the start of the tour.**.


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 !

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