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Iranian Bear Tracking Tour - 5 Days

Iranian Bear Tracking Tour

Brown Bear Tracking in Northern Iran

This 5-day Iranian Bear Tracking Tour is a challenging trip not for the faint-hearted available as a set-departure tour (or available on request) where you can expect to see around seven species of mammals and many birds of prey.  During this wildlife tour in search of Iranian bears, we will search for signs left them as we track them in two protected areas located in Northern Iran, Kiasar and Parvar. Brown bears are one of the most interesting species living in the most pristine regions of Iran. This amazing creature is also visible in the Kiasar National Park and Parver Protected area of Mazandaran Province.

Seeing an Iranian Brown Bear, if even for a fleeting moment, is a rare and magical experience. You may see bears in Golestan National Park. Going bear viewing at Golestan National Park is an entirely different experience. Tracking these interesting species accompanies the excitement of being a discoverer who inspects all the traces and signs to find the trail of brown bear, track it down, and enjoy watching it.

Moreover, in this bear tracking journey, you might come across many other species such as red deer, Persian leopards, wild boars, wild cats, wild goats, urial sheep, and many prey birds that would stick to your memory.

Note that the paths of this Iranian bear tour, the journey might be challenging and physically demanding, so you’d better consult our experts if you have any physical problems. This experience might also include unexpected incidents like sudden changes in weather or slight differences in the itinerary.

Iranian Bear Tracking Tour Highlight include:

  • Brown bear-watching experience to the forests of the Kiasar and Parvar to see brown bears in the wild
  • Watch for bears and cubs in the woodlands from a secure hide
  • Spot other wildlife, such as red deer, Persian leopards, wild boars, wild cats, wild goats, urial sheep, and many prey birds
  • Be escorted to and from your hide by an experienced forest ranger

Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size.

You might be interested to look at our Iran Safari Tour in Three Amazing National Park. Please check out the link.

Alternative Tour Name: Brown Bear Tracking in Northern Iran
Day 1
Day 1 - Towards Kiasar National Park

We will hit the road in the morning and move from Tehran towards Kiasar National Park in Mazandaran Province. This trip takes about 5 hours on the roads leading to the lush northern spots of Iran. We will rest for the night in the eco-lodge to get ready for our tomorrow's adventures.

Day 2
Day 2 - Kiasar National Park

We will wake up early in the morning and walk towards the heights of Kiasar National Park. We will move along forests and highlands in search of signs and traces to track down the brown bears. The excitement of this exploration multiplies as we find the signs and feel closer to our targets.

We will continue our path across the ecotones between the forest and mountain grassland. Among these picturesque sceneries, we will also have our lunch. We might either barbeque or try a portion of local food in the heart of nature. Besides tracking the bears, we might be able to see a variety of mammals and birds scattered in these Hyrcanian Forests and the Alborz Mountain. In the evening, we will go back to our forest cottage with our guide and enjoy the rest of the night gazing at the sky and listening to her calm voice.

Day 3
Day 3 - Kiasar National Park

On this day, we will take up a new path towards the highlands. Depending on the season and conditions, our guide will lead us through these stunning landscapes, and we will continue searching for any trace of the brown bears. In the right season and conditions, we might be lucky to see one of the mother brown bears with her two playful cubs. We will then have lunch while listening to Mother Nature's whistling to refresh for the afternoon exploration. In the evening, we will get ready to hit the road towards our next destination. We will reach Parvar Protected Area by night, and we will spend the night in an eco-lodge.

Day 4
Day 4 - Parvar Protected Area

Following the brown bears of Iran takes us to another beautiful protected area called Parver. The biodiversity in the Parvar protected area changes as the narrative of landscapes ranges from the northern forest-like areas to the southern steppes and semi-arid areas.

In this part of our expedition, we will discover the many species living in this district and observe the gorgeous red deer, brown bears, and maybe Persian leopards. A great variety of beautiful birds like prey birds are also visible in this protected area. In the meantime, we will have a taste of Iranian food for lunch. By the evening, we will either camp or go back to our eco-lodge for the night.

Day 5
Day 5 - Back to Tehran

On our last day of this journey, we will take on new paths to track the brown bears and enjoy the district's natural wonders simultaneously. However, in the evening, we will have to acknowledge the end of this journey and get ready to go back to Tehran.

Wildlife species expected to see:

The main target of this tour is Brown bears. Also, other species you might see in this tour are Red deer, Persian leopards, wild boars, wild cats, wild goats, urial sheep, and many prey birds.

What is included?

  • Camp and eco-lodge as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide and wildlife experts
  • Just as indicated in the itinerary; this tour includes daily meals and refreshments.

What is not included?

  • No domestic or international flights are included on this tour.
  • Personal supplies such as trekking shoes, suitable clothes for hiking, and sleeping bags.
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Items of personal nature (incl. binoculars and telescopes)
  • If providing binoculars and telescopes then add within above
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Laundry & telephone Charges
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Anything that is not mentioned in "What is included".

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Why should I book with Visit Our Iran?

Visit Our Iran is a leading wildlife tour operator in Iran, a passionate wildlife and conservation veterinarian. We would like to personally welcome you to the Iran wildlife tours. We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations and providing our guests with life-changing wilderness safaris. With a dedicated team of rangers and tour guides, we hope our stories and photos inspire you to take the wildlife journey of your dreams.

When is the best time to travel and why?

Spring, Summer and Autumn is the best time

What happens if I need to change my tour?

Depending on our cancellation policies

What happens if I have to cancel my tour?

Read more on https://www.visitouriran.com/terms-and-conditions

What happens if your company closes down?

Your level of protection will vary depending on whether you’ve booked a package or made your own arrangements. Please read cancellation payment refunds on https://www.visitouriran.com/terms-and-conditions

Should we bring credit cards and/or cash?

Cash and online payments are available

Can you recommend any articles and/or books to read before this tour?

https://www.visitouriran.com/blog/iran-wild-frontiers-golestan-national-park-and-tandoureh-national-park/ https://www.visitouriran.com/blog/iran-wild-frontiers-turan-national-park-and-kavir-national-park/ https://www.visitouriran.com/blog/my-experiences-of-iran-wildlife-tours/ https://www.visitouriran.com/blog/the-narrative-of-conservationists-and-their-efforts-in-iran/

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USD700 / per person
Single Supplement USD 180
Group Discount Available
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Tour Facts

  • Turan National Park, Golestan National Park, Tandoureh National Park & Tehran
  • Set Departure
  • Set Departure Tour
  • 2 to 8 Pax
  • 5 Days
  • All year arround
  • +18 Years
  • Challenging
  • Imam Khomeini International Airport
  • Imam Khomeini International Airport