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Alborz Butterfly Watching Tour

Some of the interesting and endemic butterfly species that one might confront in these tours are:

Papilio alexanor, Cigaritis maxima, Argynnis Alexandra, Parnassius Mnemosyne, Lycaena phoenicurus, Brenthis mofidii, Hypermnestra helios, Lycaena ochimus, Melitaea persea, Colias sagartia, Satyrium hyrcanicum, Lasiommata adrastoides, Colias aurorina, Turanana cytis, Hyponephele amardea, Euchloe pulverata, Agrodiaetus elbursicus, Melanargia meda, Euchloe lessei, plus many other Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae and Satyridae.

Tour participants are requested to have their own collecting and preserving equipment. The tours will leave Tehran early in the morning, and on the route to the collecting cite there will be several stops and many collecting stations will be visited. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the nature, and for dinner the crew will return to Tehran.

Location: Alborz Mountains

Season: March – December

Area: Alborz Mountains including western, central and eastern portions

Activities: Butterfly and moth collecting, Bird Watching, Natural History, Photography.

Highlights: Mt. Damavand, Mt. Alamkuh, Mt. Alamuth, Kandevan slopes

Join other Iran Traveling Center customers on one of our “Small Group Tours”!

This option is prefect for those who want to be in a group tour package. Each small group contains no more than 16 and no less than 2 participants, except those who rather to travel in a solo private guided tour. Your chosen date will be confirmed only if there will be at least 2 or more people interested in the same date. You will be notified about the status of your tour at least 30 day in advance. All charges will be refundable to you in regard to this tour unless the minimum number of participants for this tour is reached and you are totally sure you wanted to join your tour. But still if at any point prior to 3 week until your tour date, you decided to cancel, we will refund you in full.

Because of the nature of shared tours departure times are fixed and cannot be altered. Please be advised that if you change your travel date without prior notice, you will lose your reservation and any possibility of a refund.

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