Natures Treasures & Horse Riding Pleasures

Code: OT3207002
07 DAYS - 06 NIGHTS
  • horse racing, Horse riding in Iran, Turkmen Horse
  • Horseback riding guide
  • Horse riding tour
  • Turkmen Horse
  • Turkmen Sahra
  • Akhal Teke Horse
  • Horse racing

Basic Information:

In the following, you can find basic information about “Natures Treasures & Horse Riding Pleasures” tour.

Duration
7 days
Travel style
Active
Best time to go
Spring / Autumn
Max group size
12
Physical rating
■ ■ ■ □ □
Age requirement
15+
Accommodation
3* / 4* / Local House
Transportation
Minibus / Middle bus / Private car depending on your group size
Meals
F.B

Overview of “Natures Treasures & Horse Riding Pleasures” tour:

We will show you the most sensational places in Golestan province in just 7 days and take you on amazing adventures. Experience everything from mud volcanoes to birdwatching in Gomishan wetland, hiking to spectacular waterfall and trekking through fabulous scenery to see ancient Yew trees, horseback riding in the Golestan national park and the Gokcheh Dagh hills, watching horse racing.

This tour is ideal for beginners as well as for more experienced riders. We welcome individuals, families and all kinds of groups who want to enjoy themselves outdoors. The facilities offer people an easy way to enjoy our horses and the experience of our staff will ensure the safety of all participants.

Tour Highlights:

  • Horseback riding in the Golestan forest
  • Magnificent “Hezar Darreh” views
  • Visiting horse tracks and horse racing

Hints:

  • The priority in sightseeing may be changed due to the time of your arrival, preference of your guide and also official and unofficial holidays of some museums.
  • Hotel check-in time generally is at 2:00 PM. So, according to your arrival time, if you need an early check-in you must book an extra day.
  • The horseback riding tours can be combined differently in the most enjoyable way for the participants, according to both weather conditions and group riding skills.

 

Included Services:

Professional licensed guide and drivers + Horse riding coach.
All accommodation:

  • 6 nights in the hotel or the local house

Notes:

  • The price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.
  • Private or single rooms are not available in the traditional guest house. No Bed, but sleeping equipment is traditional comfortable Mattresses and Blankets.
 Twin/double/single/multi-share
  • 7 breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 bottles of water + fruits + snacks per day

Notes:

  • The number of meals depending on your arrival and departure time may be changed.
  • Vegetarian dishes are also possible upon request.
All transfers and transportation:

  • Minibus / Middle bus / Private car depending on your group size
  • Visa authorization code processing fee is Free
  • Entrance fees
  • This tour is suited both for beginners and experienced riders, horses are selected according to the riding experience.

Excluded Services:

  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to local guides and drivers

1

Day 1: Welcome to Golestan

Early morning we move from Tehran to Golestan province. Visiting Veresk historic bridge in our way and talk about the history of Iran’s northern railway and the stories behind it. Then we continue to our first destination called Gomishan. After surfing in the heart of the city's traditional texture and seeing its old houses, we listen to the ethnic music of Turkmen and welcome to eat traditional Turkmen dishes at our night residence.

O/N Gomishan

2

Day 2: Gomishan Wetland  

Visit the beating heart of Golestan nature, the mud volcanoes around Gomishan, as well visit the Gomishan International Wetland which each year, in winter, host birds such as Saker falcon, Flamingo, Swans, and so on. We also experience the horseback riding in the Bandar Turkman or Agh Qala.

O/N Gomishan

3

Day 3: Kaboudval waterfall

On the morning of the third day, we move towards the forest region. First, we visit the Kaboudval waterfall. After lunch, we go to our residence. We experience and touch the features of the rural lifestyle in Siah-Roodbar village near the reserve of Yew ancient trees (Sorkhdar tree). Surfing the village texture, visiting indigenous products and listen to Katouli Music. Spend local foods for each meal and engaged in the preparation and baking of local bread.

O/N Local house in a village

4

Day 4: Walk into the reserved forest

We go to the reserved forest after breakfast to visit ancient "Sorkhdar" trees as a live heritage along with magnificent trees like oak. We are supposed to see some witness trees that many centuries passed since their birth. Their life has continued throughout the development of the Greek and Roman empires and the emergence of great religions such as Islam and Christianity to the present. While they may look like ordinary trees, they have incredible stories to tell. At the end of our way, we visit the Norouz Waterfall and do some water play in there.

O/N Local house in a village

5

Day 5: Horseback riding in the forest

We move to the Turkmen Sahra, the land of the wild horses and stay in a Turkmen village called "Tamer Qara Quzi". At first, we meet with the horses and our guide, then ride on Turkmen horses to explore the region on the Golestan forest path. In this program, horse riding coaches will accompany us and you could learn the initial training of horseback riding. Then we continue to the village to enjoy a Turkmen Folklore Dance before going to dinner.

O/N Turkmen Sahra

6

Day 6: Horse racing

Ready to attend and watch the exciting horse riding competitions in Gonbad-e Qabus. At the end of the day, we visit Gonbad-e Qābus brick tower, located in the middle of the city.

O/N Turkmen Sahra

7

Day 7: Horseback riding in the valley

We ride in the Gokcheh Dagh hills of Turkmen Sahra to visit the shrine of Khaled Nabi (which Turkmen believe him as a pre-Islamic prophet) to see this entire vast region in one panoramic view. We have some walk in the cemetery next to the shrine to see the mysterious standing stones they use at the very ancient times. After that, we will ride down and eat lunch with the locals in their local house. In the afternoon we go back to Tehran.

 

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