Mazandaran is a province south of the Caspian Sea and Sari is its capital city. Mazandaran is synonymous for many Iranians with the sea, sunny beaches and of course rain. Most of the 14 million Iranians who visit Mazandaran every year, are nature lovers. Due to its unique climate and natural reserves, Mazandaran has cradled one of the oldest civilizations in Iran’s history in its generous bosom. Excavations in Gohar Tappeh reveal incredible historical facts. The tribes known as Amardians lived in the region long before the immigration of Aryans. Remnants from the Amardians (including the famous golden cups of Marlik) reflect their advanced civilization. Mazandaran is also neighbor with Gilan Province with its beautiful capital city, Rasht. These two provinces share many features such as landforms and similar bodies of water. They are also pivotal to Iran’s thriving tourism industry. The massive population of Tehran always looks for a new city with lots of attractions for their weekend vacations. Tehran is no short of wonderful spots for visitors. There are many great resorts, public parks and entertainment centers like Dizin, Shemshak, and Chitgar. But even the most sensational spectacles become dull through time. Mazandaran provides the weary population of the capital with a whole gamut of resorts and natural sights. They just need to travel to the north. The rest, including quality accommodation is prepared for them beforehand. Here we present some of the best-loved hotels and hostels in the beautiful province of Mazandaran.
Together with Gilan, Mazandaran is the most popular vacation spot among Iranians. During the long holiday that follows Iranian new year, millions of Iranians travel to the north of the country. The mountains and forests of Mazandaran beam with greenery, and its weather is deliciously mild. Accommodating such an enormous number of visitors is both a challenge and an opportunity. In Mazandaran Province, running a hotel is a huge responsibility and a profitable business on Iran’s economic scale. Sari, the capital of the province provides its overnight visitors with great four-star hotels. Let us take a brief look at some of these hotels.
Twelve kilometers south of Sari, at the heart of the forests of the north lies a beautiful hotel. By staying in Salar Darreh Hotel, you will treat yourself to a mind-blowing view of the forests. After a tasty meal in the Hotel’s fancy restaurant, you can have a relaxing walk in the lovely forest. You can then put the final touches to your perfect evening by taking a dip in the nice pool of the hotel. Other facilities include a gym, a pool hall and a coffee shop. Salar Darreh Jungle Hotel also allows easy access to the sightseeing spots of Sari as well as Soleiman Darrh Dam and the Miankaleh Wildlife Refuge.
Both of these hotels are within the domain of the city of Sari. They are both located outside the city and are perfect for the people who are traveling across the north. Badeleh Hotel lies 10 km away from Sari on Neka road. Despite being a bit old, Badeleh Hotel offers great service to its guests. Rooms are all well-furnished and neat and the restaurant serves amazing local meals. If you have an itch for a taste of luxury, you can book one of Badeleh Hotel’s royal suites and enjoy the amazing service. Four kilometers away from Sari on Sari-Qaemshahr road, you will find the amazing Navid Hotel. It’s got great service and facilities and all that for a fair price.
Ramasar has always been a top-rated vacation spot for Iranians. Many of the first resort hotels in Iran appeared in Ramsar. Ramasar was also the favorite of the former royal family of Iran. Some of their summer palaces still remain and are turned into museums in Ramsar. There are many superb hotels in Ramsar and its surrounding area. Parsian Azadi Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city. It has a lovely view of the Caspian Sea and forests and its location is a real heaven. Great restaurant and entertainment facilities are the other features of Parsian Azadi Hotel. One of the most special hotels in the north of Iran is Bam-e Ramsar Hotel. Why special? Because it is built 700 meters above sea level and the only way to reach it is to have a joy ride in a cable car! Bam-e Ramsar Hotel offers cozy little cottages in the forest as well as exciting options of royal suites.
But people with limited budget visiting Mazandaran might want to save on pricey hotels. Spending their money on sightseeing for nature tours might sound more reasonable to them. Mazandaran’s accommodation choices show a great diversity of quality and price. There are scores of cheap hotels in Mazandaran, for budget travelers. Narenj and Asram are two of the best three-star hotels in Sari. Ramsar also offers cheap quality accommodation such Malekshah Hotel and Karen Apartment Hotel. If you search well enough in Mazandaran, you will find even cheaper and cozier guesthouses and hostels.
Iran is one of the few countries in the world where you can travel regardless of which season you are in. That is why Iran tours are popular all through the year. From April to September you can enjoy the cool weather of the north and northwest. No worries if September brings snow and frost, as the southern coast of Iran is always sunny. Do you enjoy the cold and snow? Well pack your bags and ski gears and relish in Iran’s ski resorts. Or maybe you are a fan of fishing and boating? If yes, then you should book one of our Mazandaran tours and reap the beauty of the Caspian Sea. Mazandaran tours are of special importance to our Iran Tour Packages. The province’s collection of natural wonders is so amazing that it creates infinite possibilities for tours of all kinds. All members at IranTours Group are doing their best to create new exciting tour packages in Mazandaran Province. We have two amazing packages in the Caspian Sea, namely Caspian Sea nature tours and Caspian Sea boat riding tours. Two memorable days in the world-famous Badab-e Surt Springs is another wonder package we recommend to nature lovers. And finally, our popular Iran Sightseeing Tours also contribute to the already mesmerizing list above by including Mazandaran Sightseeing Tours in its packages. Now, let’s check out these terrific packages and find out your favorite!
Mazandaran Province includes many wonderful cities, towns and villages, each known for a specific aspect. Sari is the capital of Mazandaran province. The city is known for its historic monuments and many holy shrines of Shia saints. Saat Square is one of the main public squares in the city and its old clock dates back to the past century. Kolbadi House and Ramadani House are two historic mansions built during the Qajar era and represent the unique architecture of the region. Ramsar is a popular sea resort in Iran and has a stunning nature. It used to be the favorite vacation spot for many generations of Iranian royalty. Ramsar Palace was the vacation resort of Pahlavi kings. After the Islamic revolution, the palace and its adjoining buildings turned into a museum. Amol is one of the most historic cities in the north of Iran. Archeological findings have shown the remnants of ancient civilizations, some of which go back to more than a thousand years BC. Amol has many extraordinary sights, including Damavand, the highest peak in Iran. Babol is the most populated city in Mazandaran. The number of sightseeing spots in Babol is remarkable. The Anthropological Museum of Babol is the first of its kind in Mazandaran. It consists of three sections: Archeological Remains, Anthropology and Wooden Relics. Other historic monuments include Dervish Tomb, Sarast Dome, and Mirza Yusef Bathhouse. All above was just a small portion of the great capacity of Mazandaran province for hosting sightseeing tours. That is why you have to prioritize when booking Mazandaran day tours. But sightseeing tours claim only a small share of Mazandaran’s tourism industry. Nature tours are still the top choices among all Iranians and foreign tourists. In the four paragraphs listed below, we will introduce the most visited natural spots in Mazandaran.
Rainbows are colorful arcs high in the sky created through the interaction of moisture and light. Rainbows are very beautiful but fleeting spectacles. There is a rainbow in Mazandaran province that never disappears. And it surfaces from the underground rather than forming up in the heavens. Badab-e Surt (also known as Badabe Soort Terraces Springs) is the general name for two natural springs located near Orost village 95 km away from Sari, Iran. You will find Badab-e Surt on the eastern border of Mazandaran's map. The mineral water that erupts from these springs fills sedimentary formations that look like multilevel balconies. Beside their curative effects, Badab-e Surt springs are famous for their magical colors. Different minerals each donate a hue to the palette of nature in Badab-e Surt. Badab-e Surt Springs lie in a beautiful meadow and as a result of the open space around, the weather is usually cool and windy. Badab-e Surt Springs tours are among our top-rated nature tours.
The Caspian Sea, as the largest lake in the world, offers a variety of wonderful beach resorts. The Caspian Sea beaches extend along the expansive coastlines of three provinces. In the light of the region’s unique set of natural sights, Caspian Sea nature tours are immensely popular. Iran’s Caspian Sea tourism is a lucrative industry. All major Iranian agencies include nature and other travel tours in their annual agenda. They offer great Caspian Sea tour packages in their luxury and budget Iran tours. Our Caspian Sea nature tours are all-inclusive and take two days. In the course of the tour, you will visit many amazing natural sights and some beautiful traditional villages.
Caspian Sea Boat Riding tours are one of the many packages we offer in the superb diversity of our Iran nature tours. Iranians adore the Caspian Sea’s amazing coasts. Every coastal city in Iran has its own beauty and appeal. Take the extraordinary golden beaches of the Persian Gulf for instance. The red beach of Hormoz Island and the beauty of Lavan, Qeshm, and Kish create unimaginable spectacles near the world’s prime oil reserves. The Caspian Sea, however, is another story altogether. Wonderful mountain forests and vast green valleys around the coastal cities of the Caspian Sea have created some of Iran’s best sea resorts. A key factor in the popularity of these resorts is their proximity to Iran’s capital. Taking the famous Road 77 from Tehran to the nearest coast of the Caspian Sea will reduce the distance to 180 km. Our Caspian Sea Boat Riding tours will take you to a magical lagoon off the coast of the Caspian Sea. Once there, your tour guides will help you to get boats and you will paddle for a couple of hours in the serene waters. After this fulfilling experience, we will head towards Masal in Gilan province. Masal is known as a heaven on earth! So prepare yourself for a transcendental experience!!
The long list of Mazandaran’s tourist attractions will impress any nature lover. Iran’s tourist attractions cater to everybody’s taste. There are sandy deserts, snow-capped mountains, green expansive valleys, seas, lakes and etc. Just name a natural wonder and you will find it in some corner of this ancient land. Except for deserts, Mazandaran’s tourism industry offers all above and much more. What is more, you might wonder. Well, how about the rainbow waters of Badab Soort Terraces Springs? Or the majestic Ramsar palace? Still hesitant about traveling to this wonderland? We assure you that a visit to Shahandasht Waterfall in Amol will change your mind!
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