2 Days 1 Nights
Adventure, City Trips, Escorted Tours, Family, Special Interest
Rafting is an adventurous recreational activity on different degrees of rough water. Features like teamwork and dealing with risk are making a challenging environment for participants of this vibe experience; so, it can be a great extra exciting activity on a cultural Iran journey. River Rafting has risen to a popular sport/hobby among youngsters all around the world, although it doesn’t have a long history and has been included in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games for the first time.
In Iran, rafting is a new sport, but it has attracted many enthusiasts in just a few years. The most important reason is that Iran owns two famous mountain chains named Zagros and Alborz with lots of rivers; so, the natural condition provides the possibility of rafting in dozens of thrilling rivers all around the year. This Iran tour takes us to one of the famous rivers in Iran for rafting, the Armand River in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari. The standard rafting trips started on this river in 2008.
Armand-Rood is the source of the Karun River located in the south-west of the country. This 20-km long river has waves of 2 to 4 levels of difficulty; so, everyone from 9-99 years old can go to this beautiful area located in the Zagros Mount. Chain for river rafting trips. While rafting, you can also enjoy the beautiful landscapes and villages on both sides of the Armand river.
The required equipment for rafting tours and qualifications of the river guides are essential. With no training, experience, or proper equipment, the river may be difficult and also dangerous; but, the overall risk level on a rafting trip with experienced raft guides using precautions is low.
You can mix your Iran Rafting Tour experience with many more different tour packages, such as https://friendlyiran.com/iran-tours/golden-triangle-iran-tour/.
Start the tour at 9 am from Isfahan and driving toward love valley in Lordegan, Charmahal o Bakhtiari where Armand River is located. It takes about 3 hours’ drive to get there but that won’t happen continuously! The beautiful stops on our way to Love valley are making this drive a fantastic tour. Our most important stop is Choghakhor International Lagoon, spreading over an area of about two thousand kilometers, different activities are possible around Chaqakhor Lagoon such as birdwatching, fishing, boating, and photography.
Arriving at the valley and our camp, we can walk along the river, go fishing, hiking, climbing, etc. during the daylight. There is also the possibility of rock climbing in front of our camp for expert travelers who would like to give it a try!
We’ll have our dinner by the river. we can have a famous delicious Persian food, Sabzi polo ba Mahi, Rice including different local herbs with roasted fresh fish from the river!
Be Careful to take enough rest for an adventurous day on the river…
Morning waking up in the beautiful nature of love valley and going to have a delicious local breakfast. Fresh local Naan (bread) with many amazing fresh products from the village such as honey, butter, cheese, egg…
After breakfast, we’ll go to the river for pre-steps of rafting, getting informed about the different aspects, trying the equipment, and finally going on the water. The rafting time takes about 4 hours.
All the ages from 9-99 can go rafting on the Armand River with the help of the expert river guides because they choose the suitable part of the river based on the travelers’ potential. The only point for groups is to consider having a homogenous group, so the rafting will be suitable for all the members.
For lunch, we can have another locally prepared food, Chicken kebab. Other activities that you can try there are Zipline and Bungee jumping.
In the afternoon we will drive back to Isfahan. The tour ends in Isfahan, and as mentioned above you can ask for other packages to be mixed with your rafting tour.