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Iran Bird Watching

Winter Bird Watching Tour (Tehran- Chabahr- Jask- Minab- Bandar Abbas- Tehran)

Highlight

  • A complete all-inclusive tour at an honest price.
  • Maximum sightseeing with minimum traveling time.
  • Explore the unique Iranian nature and various birds’ species.
  • Stay 02 nights in Semnan.
  • Enjoy bird watching in Parvar protected area.
  • Stay 01 night in Khar Touran area.
  • Enjoy bird watching in Khar Touran National Park
  • Stay 01 night in Golestan National Park area
  • Enjoy bird watching in Golestan National Park area
  • Stay 01 night in MianKaleh Protected area
  • Enjoy bird watching in MianKaleh Wetland
  • Stay 01 night in Ramsar
  • Enjoy the Caspian Sea coasts & walking along seashore
  • Stay 01 night in Rasht
  • Enjoy bird watching in Anzali Wetland
  • Stay 01 night in Tehran – the capital of Iran.
  • A professional, friendly, Iranian tour guide accompanies you for the whole trip.
  • A bird watching professional guide will accompany you
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AGE RANGE20 to 65 years old
ACCOMMODATIONHotel/Local House/Camp
MAX GROUP SIZE20
TRANSPORTATIONPrivate
TRAVEL STYLENature/Special Interest

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Tehran – Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA).
• Upon arrival, board your bus transfer in Tehran

• You will be greeted by your friendly tour leader outside the baggage hall

• We will have some sightseeing if we have enough time and start our first birding

Some possible records: Laughing Dove, White-eared Bulbul, Common Myna, Ringed-necked Parakeet, Alexandrine Parakeet and Eversmann’s Redstart (Rufous-backed Redstart).

  Accommodation at Hotel over night

Day 2: Tehran-Konarak-Chabahar
• Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel

• In the morning fly to Konarak (near Chabahar port), after about 2 hours we arrive to Konarak Airport and drive to Chabahar (50 km – 50 min) and check in. we will have some stops for bird watching.

Some possible records: Egyptian Vulture, Shikra, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin, Purple Sunbird, Yellow-throated Sparrow, Indian Silverbill (white-throated Munia), Indian Roller, Green Bee-eater

Accommodation at Hotel over night

Day 3: Chabahar-Pasabandar-Goatr-Chabahar
• Transfer to Pasabandar (port) and Gowatr Bay (Bahoo-kalat River Mouth) for full day birding and also you’ll have bird watching in Lipar Wetland and Kalani Mountain (Martian Badlands) enroute .

• In the evening drive back to Chabahar

Some possible records: Western Reef Heron, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Afghan Babbler, Desert Lark, Variable wheatear, Yellow-throated Sparrow, Hume’s Wheatear, Indian Pond Heron, Crab Plover and Swift Tern (Great-crested Tern).

Accommodation at Hotel over night

Day 4: Chabahar-Jask
• Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel

• Early morning, drive towards west along Oman Sea to Bandar-e Jask (port). visit Tang Mud Volcano and also go for birding in Jegin River Mouth enroute.

Some possible records: Goliath Heron, Striated Heron, Great Stone Plover (Great Thick Knee), White-breasted kingfisher, Graceful Prinia (Graceful Warbler), Clamorous Reed Warbler, Oriental White-eye, Mourning Wheatear, Pied Wheatear, Desert Wheatear and Pale Rock Sparrow (Pale Rockfinch).

Accommodation at Hotel over night

Day 5: Jask-Minab
• Today you will be transferred to Minab

• Birding in Azini Wetland (Gaz and Harra rivers’ mouths) and also in semi- desert parts enroute.

Some possible records: Chestnut-¬bellied Sandgrouse, Spotted Sandgrouse, Lichtenstein’s Sandgrouse, Sind Woodpecker, Greater Hoopoe Lark, Bay-backed Shrike, Indian Sand Lark, Desert Whitethraot and Pied Bushchat (Pied Stonechat).

Accommodation at Hotel over night

Day 6: Minab-Bandarabbas
• Early morning a short drive to Tiab Port for birding. Then continue driving to Bandar Abbas and check in. If we have enough time, we’ll do some birding and sightseeing.

Some possible records: White-cheeked Tern, Saunders’s Tern, Pied Kingfisher, House Crow and Pale Crag Martin (African Rock Martin).

Accommodation at Hotel over night

Day 7: Bandarabbas-Meymand
• Have buffet breakfast at the hotel

• Drive to Meymand Village (500 km – about 6 hrs). Short birding experience in Geno Protected Area enroute , Then birding around Shahr-e Babak to search for Pleske’s Ground Jay (Iran’s only endemic bird).

Some possible records: Cream-colored Courser, Red-wattled Plover (Red-wattled Lapwing), Isabellin Shrike, Turkestan Shrike, Brown-necked Raven and Hume’s Whitethroat and Pleske’s Ground Jay.

Accommodation at a hand-dug house in Meymand historical village over night

Day 8: Meymand-Tehran
• In the morning birding around Meymand.

• Drive to Kerman (300 km – about 4 hrs). If we lost the chance to watch Pleske’s Ground Jay last day again stop for birding near Shahr-e Babak. Sightseeing in Kerman (e.g. Bazaar).

•Fly to Tehran

Some possible records: Pleske’s Ground Jay, Bar-tailed Lark and Eastern Rock Nuthatch.

Accommodation at Hotel over night

Day 9: Departure
• Depending on the time of departure you may have some time in Tehran

• Transfer to the airport and Arrive home with the pleasant memories of your Iranian tour

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Included Services

A professional certified English- Speaking Tourist Guide accompanying the group for the whole trip
A professional friendly talented Driver accompanying the group for the whole trip
An expert Bird watching Guide accompanying the group
Meeting at the Airport and all the Transfers
One-way flight ticket from Rasht to Tehran
Transfers & Sightseeing by AC vehicle as per the itinerary
Accommodation on double basis in hotels mentioned or similar (SGL or DBL accommodation as per your request)
05 night accommodation in 4* Hotels
02 night accommodation in local house
01 night accommodation in camp
Meals are FB in Hotels, local houses and camps
Daily refreshments
Water and a small snack
All Entrance Fees as per the itinerary
Visa Support
Visa Fee is not included

Not Included

  • International Airfares
  • Laundry and telecommunication services
  • Any meals not specified above
  • All personal expenses, room service & special orders, tips, etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary
  • Visa fees
AGE RANGE20 to 65 years old
ACCOMMODATIONHotel/Local House/Camp
MAX GROUP SIZE20
TRANSPORTATIONPrivate
TRAVEL STYLENature/Special Interest


Note:

The accommodation in local houses and camps is on sharing basis and the number of Pax in each camp may differ based on the group size.
Based on the climate conditions, the camp location may need to be changed.
Please be aware, that although these protected areas and destinations are home to a lot of bird species, we might not be able to see all. We will make the most of our trip based on the weather and season.

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Cities you will visit : Tehran, Semnan, Khar Touran national park, Golestan Park, Miankaleh Wetland, Ramsar, Anzali wetland, Rasht, Tehran

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