During this trip, experience the beautiful islands of Kish and Qeshm in Iran.
What you’re going to do
A great array of water sports in the paradise islands of Kish and Qeshm. “Persian-Gulf Diving” provides enthusiastic adventurers with aquatic events such as snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, diving cruises, water skiing, parasailing, pedal boating, and windsurfing. What's a better way to enjoy water activities? To enjoy them in natural islands where being in the water feels just like home!
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TEHRAN After arriving in Tehran, we are transferred to hotel. Having rested at the hotel, we will take a half day city tour of Tehran. National Museum will be the first place to visit. In this museum, we will review the history of Iran from the beginning up until the Islamic Era. Then, we will visit Abgine Museum (Glass and Ceramics Museum), displaying plates and ceramics from various historical periods. We will stay the night in Tehran.
DAY 2: FLY TO QESHM ISLAND In the morning, we will fly to Qeshm, an island in the Persian Gulf, south of Iran. After the hotel check-in, we will pay a visit to a nearby village and have some delicious local seafood.
DAY 3: VISITING LARAK ISLAND AND SAILING TO HENGAM ISLAND In the morning, we leave Qeshm towards the Larak and Hengam Islands. Larak is one of the major oil export points in Iran, offering great scuba diving opportunities. We will then sail to Hengam Island.
DAY 4: SCUBA DIVING IN HENGAM & RETURN TO QESHM ISLAND In Hengam Island, we will enjoy various activities. First is scuba diving, followed by visiting the coral reefs and finally, going on an exploration to find, if we get lucky, the lovely dolphins of Persian Gulf. Then, we return to Qeshm Island.
DAY 5: DAY 5: FULL DAY TOUR OF QESHM ISLAND The dazzling Qeshm, the only geo-park in Iran, contains numerous geo-sites. We will first visit Chahkouh Valley where millions of years of erosion have created spectacular views. Stars Valley is the second site and a must-see in Qeshm. This area was carved out by wind and rain approximately 2 million years ago. In some places, the valley is 15m below the surface of the plateau it has eroded from and is adorned with oddly shaped arches, columns and passageways. Its name seems to be derived from the legend that the valley was formed from falling stars. The salt caves are the last place we plan to see.
DAY 6: FLIGHT TO KISH ISLAND In the morning, we will fly to Kish Island, a resort and a major hub for Iranians who either seek recreation and relaxation or wish to flee from the harsh winter in the northern parts of the country.
DAY 7: SCUBA DIVING IN KISH ISLAND In the morning, we will go scuba diving in Dariush Diving Center. Next, we will visit the highlights of Kish Island including Dolphin Parks; a massive underground city covering an area of 10,000 square meters, constructed within ancient underground aqueducts, called Kariz. Shops and restaurants, traditional teahouses, amphitheaters, conference centers, art galleries along with natural beauties of the underground corridors and spaces mesmerize every viewer; and the Greek Ship, a huge ship stranded deep in sea for nearly a half century.
DAY 8: SAILING TO HENDURABI ISLAND. RETURN TO KISH ISLAND In the morning, we will get on a boat to go to a smaller island, Hendurabi, to experience more diving. Then, we will return to Kish Island to enjoy its shopping malls.
DAY 9: FLIGHT BACK TO TEHRAN. TEHRAN CITY TOUR In the morning, we will fly back to where we started, Tehran. Arriving in Tehran, we will visit the north of the city and its highlights, Niavaran and Sa’dabad palaces. These palaces were previously owned by the Pahlavi family, the last dynasty ruling over Iran. They have now been nationalized and their numerous buildings have been turned into museums.