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Babak Castle and Arasbaran Forests

Babak Fort - Babək Qalası, Kaleybar, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Tabriz

Duration

1 Day

Finish

Tabriz

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Overview

Babak Castle and Arasbaran Forests

Babak Castle, also known as Immortal Castle and Republic Castle, is located in the northwestern part of Iran, in the mountains of Arasbaran forests in Kalibar city near Tabriz. This fort was built in Sassanid era by Babak Khorramdin, the leader of the Khurramites in Azerbaijan. He built this stronghold in order to protect Iran against Arab invasions and he was successful. The castle stood up for about 20 years against them and after 1200 years, it is still standing there like a soldier on duty and it has become a national symbol for Iranians(Tabriz tours).

One of the great experiences you will have is that you may be lucky enough to see the Nomad camps. The nomads are very kind and they will welcome you with their fresh dairies. Walking up this castle needs a pair of hiking shoes and plenty of water because you are going to climb for about 3 hours and you have a hard path ahead to get to the 2380 meters high fort. On your way, there are some broken stairs and at some points no protection fences, so you have to be extra careful. But as soon as you see the view of Arasbaran forest and cliffs, you will forget about the difficulties and you will be able to enjoy the stunning view in front of you. The cool weather is pleasing and the cold breeze touches your skin, you feel alive in the wonderful structure of this large citadel.

When you are in the castle, you can imagine how a soldier felt when he had to look down where he could see any moving creature like a hunting hawk. You will be amazed by the greatness of the castle and the structure of its big hall and the rooms around it. If you want to be taken back to the history and experience an amazing adventure, don’t miss this chance to visit the fabulous Babak Castle.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Nature Hikes
Natural Attractions
Cultural Attractions

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+12

Meals

0 Breakfast | 0 Lunch | 0 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

None

Equipment

None

Included

- Snacks
- Water bottle

Excluded

None

  • Kaleybar
  • Babak Castle
  • Arasbaran Forest
Dominik
Dominik
2020-09-11
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Mehr als zufrieden! Waren vor Corona im Iran und hatten anfangs Probleme mit dem Visum. Wenige Tage nachdem wir uns an TAP Persia gewendet hatten, hatten wir das Visum in der Hand. Auch bei anderen Fragen oder Problemen stand uns das Unternehmen schnell und freundlich zur Seite!Wir waren von TAP Persia mehr als begeistert und können deren Leistungen zu 100% weiterempfehlen!
Anirban b
Anirban b
2020-02-29
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Patient and informative. 5star tour guide. We were a group of 4.Thanks to our last moment schedule we had not booked a tour. Tappersia was kind enough to let the local tour guide know and he was very promptly arranged to meet us for the FREE ISFAHAN WALKING TOUR. Amin was the tour guide. He greeted us warmly as we entered Chehre Sotoon palace and what started there ended up with it being the most interesting walk of my life. He was patient with our queries and waited as our mixed group which had people from Spain and Argentina with us.... As info had to be translated for them to Spanish. A free walk in any part of the world usually lasts for an hour or two.... Not amin he would treat all our doubts and questions with respect and answer them.... Ended up with the free walk lasting more than half a day. Will go with 4/5 stars for Amin.
andrea
andrea
2020-02-23
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Visa support For the letter of invitation we had some problems with the application. But we got very quick and helpful support. The problem was solved immediately and in a professional way. Very friendly support team with very good English language skills.
Weitwinkel
Weitwinkel
2020-02-22
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Visa application Many thanks to TAP Persia for the fast, uncomplicated and inexpensive visa procurement. I felt in good hands. Highly recommend!
awkie
awkie
2020-02-20
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Beautiful city! Really enjoyed doing the walking tour in Isfahan with Samaneh! Her good English and in-depth knowledge in history and arts, not to mention her fun personality, made it a great experience for me 😉
Marin D
Marin D
2020-02-16
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E-Visa for Iran After i got contact from other travellers which recommended agency Tap Persia, called them same day. From our first communication till end of visa proccess which lasted only few days thanks to them 🙂 They explained every step and during all procces, they were at service to assist me so everything is going well. You could contact them by Whatapp, mail or by phone so easy to reach and speak with them. Very proffesional service! I highly recommend Tap Persia if you want to have smooth process of getting E-Visa
Florent G
Florent G
2020-02-15
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Visa for Iran I've been told by a friend about tappersia, and yeah, they helped me so much and woow so fast! The payment didn't work on the website but even they helped me for the code. The person who helped me spoke so good english so it was very easy to go on. Thank you for your time and help!
Mionah L
Mionah L
2020-02-13
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Excellent and fast service I wanted to buy travel insurance from them but their payment system wasn't working so I used the chat functionality on their website, they got back to me within 15 min, they contacted me directly, sent me the insurance papers before I even paid and showed so much goodwill. I was really astonished by their fast response and great service!
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pb31
2020-02-09
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Visa TAP Persia est une agence très efficace et très professionnelle. La réponse pour le service visa est très rapide et d'un coût modéré. Mes interlocuteurs ont été professionnels et charmants. Je les recommande très vivement.
bessaAl
bessaAl
2020-02-09
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Most relaxed holiday thanks to Tappersia We came to Iran in a troubled time so booked everything through Tappersia just so that we would feel a bit more secure but the experience was beyond expectations. I have never had a more relaxed holiday. Everything was already booked for us; we had a private car picking us up every time we changed places, offering tours and stops in between all this on a very affordable price and always being there for every question we had. Totally recommend!

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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 people 44 euros per person22-38
23 people 30 euros per person33-15
34 people 25 euros per person440
41 person, 85 euros11-60

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Morning (07:00)

Picking up from anywhere in Tabriz
Start hiking in Arasbaran Forests
Getting to Babak Castle

Afternoon

Having lunch
Hiking back to Arasbaran Forests

Evening

Going back to Tabriz
Ending the tour and transfer to the hotel

Tour's Location

Babak Fort - Babək Qalası, Kaleybar, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran

FAQs

Who did the castle belong to?
Babak Khoramdim, a Persian opposition leader during the Arab invasion of Persia in the 7th century.
Why is this place important for Iranians?
Because of the tales of resilience and tenacity that are attributed to Babak Khoramdim, the ruler of Babak castle in the 7th century.
How long do we have to hike to get to the castle?
About 3 hours. The castle is located on top of a mountain with an elevation of 2,380 m (7,800 ft), but the panoramic views are worth the climb.

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Mona Lott

21/11/2019

Loved the castle, enjoy the guy company

let me be clear that the castle and the scenery around was great. unable to leave and go back to the hotel. the score is for our guide as he was the fumiest, we were lucky to have him. we spent some time hiking in the Arasbaran jungle. had never been to anything like this before and found it very relaxing.
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Epifanio Davide

14/04/2019

Mostafa doen it very good

It was a very interesting tour that lasted a day in tabriz. plenty of time exploring tabriz and we needed some time away from the city noise. the guide was very entertaining and enthusiastic, he prepared some Joje as we asked before( not included). we highly recommend it.
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