Iranian Caspian Sea Tour
Iranian Caspian Sea Tour
The northern coasts of Iran, are the proof of its diversity in term of landscape and climate. the largest lake of world with a surface area of around 371,000 square kilometers. It lies in the north of Iran in Mazandaran, Golestan and Gilan province and has a maximum depth of about 1025meters. The water of this lake is of two kinds, i.e. it is a fresh-water lake in northern portions whereas on Iran shore is saline. It is the settlement of more than five hundred plant and 850animal species that some of them are Salmon, perch, pike, sturgeon, Algae and herring. Also, one of very few seal species living in Caspian Sea. Orange and lemon trees, rice-fields and tea plantations line the coast , which is flanked by mangroves and marshes.
Rasht, known as the city of delicious and colorful food, is the capital of Gilan province. Bandar-e Anzali , Chaf, Chamkhaleh, Astara, Rudsar, and Kalachai, Chaboksar are the most beautiful coasts of Gilan with tourism facilities.
You can find some of the best coastal facilities of the Caspian Sea in this province. Ramsar is one of the most popular destinations in this area. Not only you will enjoy being by the sea, but there are other attractions like palaces, adventure tourism facilities, and beautiful sceneries. Namak Abrud, Tuska Sara, Salman Shar (Motel Ghoo), Si Sara, Noshahr, Mahmoud Abad, Fereydoun Kenar, Amol, Babol, Babol Sar, and Noor are some of the best places in Mazandaran that are located by the sea.
Although Golestan has fewer coastal cities and destinations in comparison to the other two states, you can still see wonderful coasts and forests of Iran in this region. Gorgan Coast, Bandar-e Turkaman, Bandar-e Gaz, and Gamishan are some of this state’s attractions. The beautiful island of Ashuradeh is situated on the north east of gorgan bay.
UNESCO has recently inscribed the Hyrcanian Forests to the World Heritage List. It’s a very valuable green zone of forests that date back 25 to 50 million years. The climate is naturally mild and humid.
A four-hour drive from Tehran, the Caspian is Iran’s Riviera, with a narrow plain of paddyfields and orchards separating the sea from forested mountains where bears and leopards roam around ruined Mongol castles.
There are several roads connecting Tehran to the three provinces, all through breathtakingly beautiful scenery, across the mountains or alongside rivers. One of the roads from Tehran to Chalous on the Caspian coast, winding north across the rugged Alborz mountains, passes the popular ski resort at Dizin. 2 other roads from tehran are haraz and Rasht express road.
There is also train to Gorgan and Rasht cities, cities like Ramsar, Rasht and Sari have airports.
Many beautiful villages are worth to see like javaherdeh / sarvelat / talesh / masuleh / asalem / siahkal.
What to eat in Iran’s Caspian region?
One of the main destinations of Iran is the northern cities of the country- cities with delicious food in addition to unique attractions!
Food is one of the symbols that well reflects the culture of each region. In northern Iran, creative people with the healthiest and best ingredients have created appetizing and delicious dishes. Caspian region of Iran is a leader in delicious Iranian food with wonderful tastes. The types of vegetables and flavorings that exist in North Iran are the main reason for the good taste of local foods. Here are just some names:
Baghala Ghatogh, Mirza Ghasemi, Stuffed fish, Torshi Tareh, Aloo Mosama, Anarbij, Stuffed Chicken, Nardoon stew, Kadoo Bareh, Vavishka (Bij Bij)
The Caspian Caviar
The Caspian long has been famous for its sturgeon, a fish prized for its caviar, and the sea accounts for the great bulk of the world catch. If you know anything about caviar, you’ve probably heard the name of the Caspian Sea. The finest Caspian Caviar is Beluga . Beluga caviar comes from the Beluga sturgeon (hence the name) and most of these fish live in the Caspian Sea. In fact, the Caspian Sea provides 90 percent of all world’s caviar. Beluga sturgeon are the third most massive living species of bony fish in the world and the biggest freshwater fish. They can live for 120 years and weigh over 1,000 pounds. These are huge fish.
Local markets are among the most exciting places to visit by any food lover. A delightful combination of colors, flavors, and sounds always conveys a great sense of liveliness and joy to the visitors.
Rasht local market is one of the most famous local markets of Iran in Gilan which has maintained its traditional appearance over the years since the Qajar era.
This roofless bazaar and its special architecture, which consists of large and small squares, streets and caravanserais, will change your attitude toward traditional bazaars in Iran.
Where to Stay near the Caspian Sea
There are hundreds of accommodations near the Caspian Sea coasts. From fancy and luxury 5-star hotels, to modest and comfortable budget hotels.
the 10 best hotels in Iranian Caspian Sea
- Morvarid khazar
- Ramsar Parsian hotel
- Khazar parsian azadi hotel
- Namak abroud venus hotel
- Palm hotel
- espinas astara hotel
- Anzali sefid kenar hotel
- Kadus hotel
Many rural accommodation that you getting amazed by the delicious Iranian food, landscape and hospitality.
- Ghadim Khoone
- Khoone Geli
- Bordbar Talarkhaneh
- Paradise eco lodge
If you would like to spend a few days along the northern shores of Iran and add this beautiful tour to your existing itinerary simply drop us an email.
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