Free Tours in Tehran15 February 2021
Qazvin City Full-day Tour17 February 2021
Tour in Alamut Valley
The Alamut Valley tour is a journey to the place where one of the most mysterious cults in Iranian history was born. Come find out with our local guides.
Did you know that the word assassin comes from our region, it is a long history, but it focuses on a sophisticated cult that had as its objective a political and social control of its epoch, in the tour of the valley of Alamut, we are going to reveal one of the greatest secrets of the world.
About the hashshashin cult
There is much controversy about the history of the “assassins” or “hashshashin”, a group or sect that separated from the system and founded their own cult outside the Persian Shiism of their time, officially they are called The Nizaris.
There are those who praise them and others those described as demons, each party looks at them according to the position they occupy in life.
They were like special forces that had missions related to the high political sphere and never directed their activities to the civilian population, to know in depth their history we will visit the most emblematic places related to their epoch.
The most emblematic of the Alamut Valley tour
Castle of Alamut
The castle of Alamut can be defined as the nerve center where the Nizari sect was born and developed their skills, in this place many important events were decided in the history of Persia.
Prepare your imagination to build new stories and intrigues by visiting one of the most mysterious places in the world.
In the same valley of Alamut, is the Hir village, with a very close relationship with the Nizari in the past and is currently the largest producer of carnelian cherry in the country and is widely known as the capital of Iranian carnelian cherry. You will be surprised by the amount of this fruit scattered on the roofs to dry, staining everything a reddish color.
In the vicinity of this village, we will also see the castle called Lambsar, the greatest fortress of the assassins, a place full of stories and mysteries.
Museum / House
During our visit to the Alamut Valley, we will not miss live the experience of being invited to a very special house, an occasion to appreciate the life of the locals and share a few moments of their daily life. There would be a very typical lunch, varied dishes and according to the tastes of the visitors.
The house that has the name of “Eagle House”, is also a very special museum where objects related to the valley’s past and its mysteries are exhibited.
* Breakfast is served when we arrive in Qazvin town (expected to arrive between 7:00 and 7:30)
** For lunch and a snack, we have different options for both meat lovers and vegetarians that you can specify at the time of booking.
- We recommend combining Tour in Alamut Valley with our main proposals to enjoy your trip to Iran.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking shoes, sun hat, and some water.
- Camera with well-charged batteries and plenty of free space to take wonderful photos.
- Always have your passport or identification card with you.
For any questions you have, contact us via the channel that you prefer and we will respond as soon as possible.
Para cualquier duda que tengas, contáctenos vía el canal que más le conviene y le responderemos lo antes posible.
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The pick-up is in the accommodation where they are staying, so it is very important to provide us with details of the accommodation and a contact mobile phone number.