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Caving tour

Iran Is Mountainous area accordingly is rich in Geological Features. One of the most mysterious and Attractive Features in geo-tourism fields is cave. Caves are wonderful destination for whose like to experience different Atmosphere than upper Earth. You could be familiar with unique very old structures which you never seen before. Creation of these events needs thousands years so you could enjoy of being in the most ancints place you could imagine. in this trip you not only visit the most rare and individual geological features but also you could meet some singular events in Iran ( the Paradise of Geology ) . So get ready to enter on new world.
Tour Duration :
6 days & 5 nights.
Start from : per person.
DESTINATIONS & ATTRACTIONS
Itinerary
Day 1

In the first day your leader guide you from airport .
You would drive to Qom city for visiting Salty Structures in Hoz Soltan ( 8 Octagonal shapes ). These structures causes by evaporating of Salt water in this basin.
After qom you would drive to Arak city and visit Chalnakhjir Cave . You could discover stalactite (formation that hangs from the ceiling of caves,) and stalagmites (formation that rises from the floor of a cave due to the accumulation of material deposited on the floor from ceiling drippings.)
Go to hotel in Arak for rest

Day 2

After having breakfast drive to Hamedan city in the morning to visit world’s largest water cave ( Ali-sadr Cave ) . the length of this amazing water cave is 14 Km . You would sit in a boat and watch the view. The cave walls can extend up to 40 meters high, and it contains several large, deep lakes. The cave has a river flowing through it and most travel through the cave system is done by boat. More than 11 kilometers of the cave’s water canals have been discovered so far.
Some routes are 10 to 11 kilometers long and all lead to “The Island”, a centrally located large atrium.there are different carbonic structures such as Candles , colorful walls , agregats .
Our next destination is Ganjname . This place is both natural-Geological and historical . you could see two inscription panels of Ganjnameh, carved in granite stone by Darius the Great Achaemenid ruler .
Then we would go to hotel for rest .

Day 3

After breakfast we drive to Kermanshah . visit Quri Qala Cave . One of the longest caves in western Asia. First explored in the 1950s, in 1989 it was further opened by an Iranian team. It contains three main chambers, with calcite crystals, stalactites and waterfalls. It is known for its colony of Mouse-eared bat, and for a number of archaeological finds, including silver plates dating the late Sassanian period. Both Ali- sadr and quri qala caves are Calcite caves.
Tired of exploring caves go to hotel for rest .

Day 4

After having breakfast we would drive to Takab ( West Azerbaijan) and would visit Takht-e Soleyman site . an archaeological site in West Azerbaijan, Iran from Sasanian Empire. The castle of Khosro parviz and the origin of Zarathustra( Must belived ) . Don’t waste time and move to Zendane div( zendane soleiman ) . dramatic 97m conical peak dominates the valley landscape for miles around. If you’re reasonably fit, climbing to the crater’s edge should take less than 15 minutes. The path is muddy but obvious, zigzagging up from the Takab road about 4km . Zendan-e Soleiman means Solomon’s Prison, though anyone jailed within the central crater wouldn’t have lasted long, given the noxious sulphurous fumes – peering gingerly into its dizzying void can be suffocating enough.

Day 5

After having breakfast we drive to Katale khor Cave near Zanjan ( 3 hours ) . in this part we would see different cave with different structures . Geological studies in 1984 showed that the cave formation dates back to the Jurassic period. It is believed that the cave is connected to Ali Sadr Cave in Hamadan province. The Katale Khor cave has been chosen as the first cave in terms of its crystals and cave formation, beauty and its numerous layers. One of the features that made this cave one of the unique caves in the world is that the cave has 7 floors but so far only 3 floors have been discovered and there are waterfalls on its different floors. The stalactites in this cave are beautifully shaped and some of them are named after those shapes. Some of the most famous parts in this cave are bride and groom, marriage cloth, sleeping lion, hound, lion paw and elephant’s foot.
After Exploring the cave we would visit Zanjan Museum , The most amazing feature in meusum is Saltmen.
Saltmen (Mardan-e Namaki) is a name which has been given to six mummified men discovered in Chehrabad salt mine, Zanjan Province, in the winter of 1993. Among them, there are the bodies of a woman and a teenage boy too. Some of the salt men have been severely hurt as a result of mine working by bulldozer. In 2008, mine operation stopped and the body of the sixth saltman was left untouched in the mine due to lack of necessary equipment to maintain it.
Among discovered men, three of them belonged to Achaemenid period (about 400 BC) and two of them to late periods of Sassanid dynasty (about 400 to 600 AD).
Zalfaghari Mansion is a historical monument located in an old neighborhood called “Dalan-e Alti” in the northern side of Sabze Meydan and Jame Mosque in Zanjan. After the transfer of monuments found in Chehrabad salt mine, temporary museum of mummies was created in 2007, and the first museum of archeology of Zanjan opened in Zolfaghari Mansion in 2009.
This monument was registered in Iran’s National Heritage on March 15, 1997 under the registration number of 1852.

Day 6

We would have breakfast and our first stop is Soltanie Dome. is a complex of ruins centering on the Mausoleum of the Mongol ruler Il-khan Öljeitü, also known as Muhammad Khodabandeh.
The main building, erected between 1302 and 1312 AD, may have the oldest double-shell dome in Iran, It is one of the largest brick domes in the world, just at the theoretical engineering limit for a brick dome and the third largest dome in the world after the domes of Florence Cathedral and Hagia Sophia.[1] The Dome of Soltaniyeh paved the way for more daring Iranian-style cupola constructions in the Muslim world, such as the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi and the Taj Mahal. Because Oljeitu’s tomb was one of the most significant works of its time, it became an inspiration for many other complexes, both within and outside of Ilkhanid culture. Distinct features of the complex were later found on many other monuments, such as placing paired minarets above a portal. This trend began in the Seljuq period, then became a normal inclusion in Ilkhanid building
After soltanie dome we would Drive to Tehran IKA for depurtre. In route we would visit Dashkasan temple site . is a three cave complex located south-east of Soltaniyeh.[1] Outside the caves there is a temple called Dragon Stone of Dash Kasan Caves which was built by order of Mongol king Öljaitü in the early fourteenth century. The temple was built by four Chinese craftsmen. The architecture of Dash Kasan caves looks like an incomplete rectangle.

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