Beyond Tehran - Darband and Tarjish Small Group Tour

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Fun Darband District
Fun Darband District
Darband Mountaineer Square
Darband Mountaineer Square
Goods on display
Goods on display
Imam Zadeh Saleh Darband District
Imam Zadeh Saleh Darband District
Modern Tehran landscape
Modern Tehran landscape
North Tehran
North Tehran
Darband Trekking
Darband Trekking
North Tehran
North Tehran
Fun Darband District
Darband Mountaineer Square
Goods on display
Imam Zadeh Saleh Darband District
Modern Tehran landscape
North Tehran
Darband Trekking
North Tehran

What To Expect

Experience a different side of Tehran with a visit to the mountains. Known as the gateway of the mountain, Darband is a cultural gem set into the slopes of Mount Tochal. The starting point of a beautiful mountain hiking trail and a local hotspot for traditional Dizi cuisine, it's a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of central Tehran.


  • Escape the big city for a nature retreat in the fresh mountain air Hike Mount Tochal for the scenic views of one of Iran’s highest mountains

  • Explore the neighborhood of Darband, a beautiful local gem set into the mountains

  • Have the chance to sample the traditional Persian Dizi cuisine that attracts Tehran locals to Darband restaurants

  • Visit the breath-taking Imamzadeh Saleh mirrored shrine and the resting places of Iranian cultural icons at Zahirolddoleh cemetery


Tours in Tehran
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Meeting Point:
Tajrish Subway Station
4 hours and 30 minutes
daily at 9:00 AM
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Meaning door to the mountain in Persian, the lesser-known neighborhood of Darband is the gateway to Tochal Mountain. It is one of the highest of the Alborz mountain range, which spans from the northwest to the northeast of Iran like a big wall standing above Tehran.

Our Tehran tour begins with a hike along the mountain trail running through Darband. Stop for tea at a cafe and get acquainted with local Iranian leisure and lifestyle. Darband is a popular local spot for young people to walk around, enjoy meals, tea and Qalian water pipe. It is also famous for serving a delicious Persian traditional cuisine called Dizi, which you can have for lunch if you'd like.

As we walk back towards Tajrish Square, get your cameras ready to capture the most beautiful scenery in Tehran. Visit the historic cemetery of Zahirolddoleh where many celebrated Iranian poets, writers, and musicians have been laid to rest. From there, visit the beautiful Imamzadeh Saleh Shrine to marvel at the thousands of tiny mirrors glittering in the light.

Since most of the historic monuments are located in the older central part of Tehran, walking through this relatively modern area will give you a different perspective on the city.


  • English speaking guide

  • Transportation from the subway station to Darband

  • Tea


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 12 years old to join this tour.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Due to current government restrictions in Iran, American, Canadian and British nationals may only join this tour if traveling as part of an organized tour group. Travelers of these nationalities may join this tour only if it can be scheduled the day before or the day immediately after your organized Iran tour. Please contact us for more information.

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  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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