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the hyrcanian Biodiversity was nice last year i visited this national park. you can see wild goat... read more

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Iran
one of the oldest national parks in the world

Golestan National Park is the oldest national park in Iran and one of the oldest national parks in... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2019
iranhikers
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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

This place is located near Gorgan. If you are going to visit Turkmen area do not forget to cover this place in your itinerary. Variety of animal and plant species make this place amazing. Best time to for sightseeing is in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Golestan national park is in north east of iran is about 8 9 hrs from Tehran. This site should be interesting for animal lover who wants to see animals in their life zone

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

We had a lovely stay at Turkmen Ecolodge. The lodge is traditional, in a very nice rural setting in a small village outside the park. The food was wonderful.
The owners/managers, Kamran, Forough and their staff are great, very knowledgeable, and they made the stay really great. A very good concept, to develop a lodge with the community and staff from the National Park, and at the same time to develop an education center for the children of the area.
Kamran did a game drive with us in the park, with hikes in some parts. He is a very knowledgeable guide, showed us tracks of bears, leopards and wolves, but we saw also Gazelle, Wild sheep, a Cobra, many bird species etcetera. A beautiful, very varied park, from forest to steppe landscapes in a very short distance.
We definitely hope to come back one day!

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Theo v
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

It was my brothers and my idea to interrup our city based Iran trip in a national park. I guess we picked the right one: Golestan NP offers pure nature with nice woods, views, animals and even some history.
Due to the Turkmen Ecolodge and Kamrens help it was possible to enjoy this enviroment at it´s best. Rigth from the beginning he helped us in a very personal way. We told him what we wanted and he arranged everything to made this possible, like checking the best way to get there from Mashhad and even booking tickets for us.

He gaved us a deep view in his work for the Golestan National park what includes the people of his village. So he, his nice wife Forough and staff pampered us with yummy food (most of it is organ and produced in his neighbourhood). The Ecolodge itself is cozy, with simple, traditional interior and much love for details.

On our two night stay we took a short walk near the lodge and a long guided hike the next day (approx 8 hours) with excellent food prepared on a bonfire.

Kamren always cared for us, even when we left his house.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed July 22, 2015
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Date of experience: September 2014
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