8 day wild iran coast expeditions

8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition

This 8 day Coastal Iran itinerary takes in the wildest sceneries Iran has to offer along the alluring Hormuzgan and Bushehr Coasts and its Persian Gulf islands of Hormuz and Qeshm.

Starting from the city of Shiraz, we’ll begin our journey to Iran’s south to the small city of Asalooyeh where we will base ourselves for the next couple of days in order to explore the coastal surroundings. Following our time exploring around Asalooyeh we will take time to explore the psychedelic Mokassar Beach en route to Bandar Abbas where we’ll board the ferry to reach the gorgeous islands of Hormuz and Qeshm.

US, UK, and Canadian passport holders are welcome to join this tour but will need to complete the booking process before September 20, 2022, in order to secure your visas.

Red Beach, Hormuz Island, Iran

8 Day Iran Hormuzgan Expedition Details

Dates: November 21-28, 2022
Start: Shiraz, Iran
Finish: Tehran, Iran
Cost: $1800 USD per person
Max group size: 12 pax

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8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition Itinerary

8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition Day 1: Arrivals to Shiraz

As many will have long transits to reach Iran, the first day of the trip will allow for those joining us to rest in their traditional Shiraz hotel

Accommodation: Traditional hotel

8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition Day 2: Transit to Asalooyeh

Today we’ll get an early start and begin our journey southward to Iran’s coast, stopping for scenic views along the way. We aim to reach Asalooyeh by the mid-afternoon giving some time for us to settle in and even visit the beach nearby.

Drive time: ~6 hours
Accommodation: Eco lodge or standard hotel
Meals:
Breakfast

8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition Day 3-4: Bushehr Coast

Bonood Beach Cave, Bushehr, Iran

For the next two days, we’ll explore the highlights of the Bushehr Coastline, taking time to see the bizarre Heisenberg Valley, ethereal Bonood Beach and its caves, the out-of-this-world Jashak Salt Domes, the ancient Siraf Port, and even have the chance to hear traditional Bandari music and homemade Banadari food.

Accommodation: Eco lodge or standard hotel
Meals:
Breakfast

8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition Day 5: Transit to Qeshm, Visit Mokassar Beach

Mokasser Beach, Hormuzgan, Iran

We’ll get an early start, leaving Asalooyeh in the morning just after breakfast as we have a long drive day and an exciting stop along the way. En route to Bandar Abbas, we’ll take some time to explore the psychedelic Mokassar Beach area with crazy rock formations to meander through. There are heaps of scenic stops along the way to make as well, so be prepared to be glued to the window the entire drive.

We’ll arrive in Bandar Abbas later in the day where we’ll hop on a ferry to reach Qeshm Island.

Drive time: ~6 hours
Accommodation: Eco lodge
Meals: Breakfast

8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition Day 6: Hormuz Island

Mofanegh Beach, Hormuz Island, Iran

We’ll hop on the early morning ferry today from Qeshm to Hormuz to visit the tiny island that you’ll need to see to believe. As we make our way around Hormuz we’ll have the chance to see the trippy Rainbow Cave, the famous Red Beach Hormuz is most well known for, the Salt Mountain, the colorful Rainbow Valley, and the Portuguese Castle.

Later in the day, we’ll catch the ferry back to Qeshm for the night.

Accommodation: Eco lodge
Meals: Breakfast

8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition Day 7: Qeshm Island

Turtle Beach, Hormuz Island, Hormuzgan, Iran

On the final full day of our coastal Iran tour, we’ll check out the famed sites around Qeshm Island including the mangrove forests, the beautiful Salt Cave, visit the Ship Factory, and hopefully see some wild dolphins.

Accommodation: Eco lodge
Meals: Breakfast

8 Day Wild Iran Hormuzgan Coast Expedition Day 8: Flight to Tehran, Departures

In the morning, we’ll catch a flight north to Tehran to end our trip. Departures will be throughout the day today.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included?

Included:

  • English speaking local guide
  • Transportation by van/minibus
  • Accommodation on twin room sharing basis
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts each morning

Excluded:

  • Visa fee
  • Personal kit and equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to the local staff

Single Supplement

Single supplement is $300 USD for those wanting single rooms each night.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any tours as well as to comply with entry to the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is your responsibility to make sure that the travel insurance you choose provides adequate coverage. With that said, we can help you get the proper travel insurance policy that covers Iran as there are not many policies that do so.

All passengers on our trips must have a travel insurance policy that covers international medical expenses. It’s also recommended to choose a plan that covers international airfare (ie: in the event of trip cancelation).

Terms & Conditions

Itinerary changes: Itineraries are subject to changes, though we strive to visit all destinations listed on the itinerary. Causes for changes can range from inclement weather, poor road conditions, political unrest, and many other things that are completely out of our control. Changes to an itinerary are not subject to a refund.

Booking: A 40% deposit is required to reserve a spot on this departure. Reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Deposits: Deposits are refundable up to 30 days after the date the deposit was received. After the 30 day mark, they are no longer refundable.

Final payment: Final payment is due at least 30 days prior to the trip date.

Payments: Payments can be made by bank wire, Venmo, or Paypal.

Airfare: Airfare is not included in the price of the trip.

Travel insurance: Travel insurance is required in order to join this trip. The policy must cover international medical treatment, trip cancellation, and reimbursement of the tour cost if the tour is canceled.

Cancellations (by passenger): Cancellation of the trip by you is not refundable. In some situations, we can apply the trip fee (minus deposit) toward a future departure of your choosing.

Cancellations (by us): If we have to, unfortunately, cancel a trip you will be refunded your money paid to us, however other expenditures outside of the expedition will need to be settled with your travel insurance (ie: airfare, hotel bookings outside the tour, etc).

Dietary restrictions: We can and do try to accommodate meal requirements for passengers. Please let us know well in advance of any dietary restrictions and/or allergies so that we can plan for you.

Accommodations: On this trip, we will be staying in comfortable traditional hotels.

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