Iran’s Natural Wonders: Discovering The Beauty Of Landscapes

Visiting Iran is a great opportunity to combine your passion for culture, food, and nature together. They call Iran a four-season country because no matter when you visit it, you’ll experience a bit of every season. This turns Iran into the perfect destination for nature enthusiasts who want to explore the beauty of Persian natural wonders.

In this article, we will go over 7 magnificent Iranian landscapes, their attractions, and the best time to visit each one. If that sounds interesting to you, stay tuned!

Miankaleh Peninsula

Miankaleh is a long, narrow peninsula in Mazandaran province in northern Iran. Notorious for being the favorite aquatic ecosystem for migratory birds, Miankaleh is home to many species, such as flamingos, white-tailed eagles, ducks, geese, grey-footed pelicans, and swans.

In 1976, the Miankaleh Peninsula and the Gorgon Bay formed an international wetland and a wildlife sanctuary and became a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Zaghmarz Lapoo Wetland and Dasht-e Naz Conservation Area are two other natural attractions in Iran on the way to Miankaleh Peninsula.

If you’re interested in visiting the Miankaleh Peninsula, the best time to do so is in late November and late February, or in other words, late autumn and late winter. If you want the Insider scoop, though, don’t miss Miankaleh’s sunrise and sunset. You’ll get the best view from the peninsula then.

Aerial View Of Miankaleh

Mount Damavand

Located 62 miles east of Tehran, Mount Damavand is the highest peak in the country and the highest volcano in all of Asia. Aside from being a national natural heritage, Damavand symbolizes freedom, stability, and glory for the entire Iranian nation, so much so that Damavand is even printed on the national currency.

When you visit the mountain, you can see that a large number of pistachio trees have grown on the southern hills of it. On top of that, you can see many willow trees alongside the rivers that flow over the mountain.

But Damavand is not just recognized for its greenery. Wildlife also inhabits Damavand. The mountain is home to goats, dogs, rabbits, foxes, wolves, boars, and several kinds of birds, including owls and golden eagles.

The best time to visit Damavand is between July and September. During that time of the year, the hiking trails are free of snow and covered with green grass.

Mount Damavand
Mount Damavand With An Altitude Of 5,610 M

Dasht-e Lut

A land of strong winds for half of the year, Dasht-e Lut, or Lut Desert, is a large salt desert in southeast Iran.

Yardings cover a large area in the western part of this desert, and you can easily reach them if you’re visiting Kerman.

Lut Desert is one of the most stunning natural attractions of Iran. You can walk on the sands during the day and climb the hills to see one of the best scenes of your life as the sun sets. And when the night falls, you’re surrounded by an ocean of stars.

Dasht-e Lut can be one of the hottest places on planet Earth. So we don’t recommend visiting the desert during the summer. The best time to visit the Lut Desert is in the first two months of spring and the first two months of fall.

Lut Desert
Lut Desert (Or Called Dasht-E-Lut) Of Iran

Margoon Waterfall

Margoon Waterfall is located near Sepidon, a city in Fars province of Iran.

The name of the waterfall translates into “snake-like” in Persian. It was picked to describe the water’s movement from the top of the waterfall to the bottom of the valley it flows to. Thin streams of water flow down into the valley, forming a river as they go.

If you’re visiting Shiraz, you must put Margoon Waterfall on your schedule. The best time to explore the beauty of this waterfall is in spring and summer.

Margoon Waterfall
Margoon Waterfall Located In Fars Province Of Iran

Masal, Gillan

If you’re planning to go to Iran, you can’t miss northern Gillan. With beautiful natural landscapes, green fields, and mountain forests, Gillan has everything to offer if you want to escape city life’s hustle and bustle.

Among all the beautiful places you can visit in Gillan, Masal is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country’s northern region, and for good reason.

Masal offers everything you want in countryside serenity. Meadows and green summer areas, roaring waterfalls, ancient, unknown caves, pilgrimage sites, and a view over the entire region are only some of the things that make Masal special. You can also visit where Mirza Kochch Khan, a twentieth-century Iranian revolutionary leader, was martyred.

The best time to visit Masal is from mid-April to late September.

Masal Village
Masal Village

Qeshm Island

Located in Hormozgan province, Qeshm Island is the largest island in Iran and the Persian Gulf. If you want to go sightseeing in Qeshm, we recommend the mangrove forests, the Kharbas Cave, the Portuguese Fort, the Chahkoh Canyon, the Stars Valley, the Naz Island, and the Salt Cave. You should also make time to visit the precious blue dolphins of the island.

Qeshm Geopark is also one of the other attractions of this island. As the first geopark in the Middle East, it has been a member of the UNESCO global geoparks since 2005.

The geopark is not only home to rare, endangered plant and animal species, but it also stores unique geographical phenomena.

If you’re planning to travel to Qeshm, the best time to do so is from early November to early April, as the weather will be more pleasant at that time.

Qeshm Island
Qeshm Island, The Biggest Island Of Persian Gulf

Badab Soort

For those interested in geology, Badab-e Soort is one of the most beautiful phenomena you can visit in Iran.

This attraction site comprises two main springs from which water has flown for thousands of years. Over time, the minerals in these Waters have deposited and formed a stepped travertine terrace with carbonate minerals on the mountainsides.

The flow of mineral waters of the springs has created hundreds of floors and dozens of very beautiful ponds of different sizes on the lower slope of the mountain over the years. When you visit Badab-e Soort, you can see that these ponds are in different colors, such as orange, yellow, and red.

Visiting Badab-e Soort is a surreal feeling. The entire place is so mesmerizing you just want to stay there and observe the magical work of nature for hours on end.

The best time to take a trip to this beautiful work of art is in early spring or early autumn.

Badab Soort
Badab Soort Terraced Hot Springs Located In Mazandaran Province Of Iran

Final Words

Located in the heart of the Middle East, Iran offers a variety of natural wonders all throughout the country. Whether you want an Aladdin-like experience visiting a hot desert or if you want to get some fresh air in the countryside, Iran has it all for you.

If you’re looking to book a tour of these amazing Iranian natural attractions, call us at Orienttrips.

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Gina Dastranj

Gina is an economy student with a kick for writing. During her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her cats, and travelling.

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