Qeshm is the largest island in the Persian Gulf. The capital of the island is similarly called Qeshm. The island is a free trade center and Qeshm a major city in the Persian Gulf. Due to its massive area, Qeshm is easily found on Iran’s map. It is 37 km away from Bandar Abbas, one of the largest coastal cities in Iran. Qeshm island is one of the biggest industrial harbors of the Persian Gulf. As well as playing a pivotal role in maritime trade, Qeshm is also an important aerial port. With regular flights to major destinations in Iran and also around the Persian Gulf, Qeshm airport is one of the busiest in the region. There are weekly flights to Shiraz, the city of wine and poesy, to Gilan, a major city in the far north of Iran and of course to Tehran, the capital city of Iran. Qeshm island is a perfect location for promoting Iran’s thriving tourism industry. Many unique features of the island attest to this great potential. We can divide these aspects into three categories: 1. The strategic location of Qeshm in one of the richest regions in the world 2. Great natural and historic significance of Qeshm Island for tourism 3. The abundance of quality accommodation in Qeshm. We will discuss each of these factors in more detail. Firstly, we will take a look at some of the best hotels, hostels and guesthouses in Qeshm Island.
Qeshm is not only the largest, but also the most populated island in the Persian Gulf. It also welcomes thousands of tourists, businessmen, geologists and ecologists every year. The latter highlights the issue of accommodation and the other services that come with that including restaurants and entertainment facilities. Qeshm Island hotels present a great diversity and quality. An example of a luxury Qeshm hotel is Sorinet, one of the top-rated hotels in Iran. Sorinet is at the last phase of construction and it will soon open its doors to the visitors. Upon inauguration, it will be the best choice of hotels in Qeshm. Great spa, indoor pool, amazing sports facilities and restaurants are the main assets of Sorinet Hotel in Qeshm. Qeshm International Hotel is another superb choice of accommodation in Qeshm. But unfortunately, it is not available presently due to redecoration. However, there are plenty of quality hotels ready to offer their services in Qeshm. Two of the best 4-star hotels in Qeshm are Persian Gulf Hotel and Eram Hotel. Persian Gulf Hotel is a fine four-star hotel with 123 rooms and amazing suites. Other amenities include a conference hall, two restaurants, a classy coffeeshop and a mesmerizing resort at the seaside. Eram Hotel is another four-star hotel which is newly established in Qeshm. 76 rooms of Eram Hotel have the spectacular view of the Persian Gulf. As we stated before, when you land in Qeshm you’ve got many options of accommodation. If you don’t like paying crazy sums for fancy hotels, you just need to opt for an economy accommodation in Qeshm. The people of this amazing island are very hospitable and love to know folks from other countries. That might be one of the reasons behind the establishment of numerous great and cheap hostels and guesthouses in Qeshm. Let us begin with the three and two-star hotels. The choices are quite a few. Sahel Talaai, Fulton, Hengam, Aram and Alaleh are among the best economy hotels in Qeshm. As for the traditional guesthouse in Qeshm, we are proud to present Assad Bed & Breakfast. This marvelous guesthouse is managed by a lovely family from Qeshm who have turned their house into the coziest of guesthouses. Local cuisine is superb and the guesthouse is within walking distance from the beach. A tour of Qeshm would be even more enriching by staying in the warm and restful Assad Bed & Breakfast.
Iran tours take you on an exciting journey right at the heart of the Middle-East. Here you will have a time travel from the earliest remains of human civilization in the region to the chaos of the modern times with its revolutions and wars. Historical sites in Iran are all bedecked by the finesse of natural wonders. Snow-capped mountains, searing salt deserts, forests, lakes and seas each give a different hue to the rainbow of Iran’s fabulous nature. Iran Tour Packages offer you all kinds of tours to different parts of Iran. Each of these packages is special for a reason. Take for example our fantastic Qeshm tours. By booking our Qeshm tour, you will enter the magical realm of the largest island in the Persian Gulf. Why magical you might wonder. Well first of all as the largest island in the Persian Gulf, Qeshm had been a major site of conflict between superpowers all through the history. This has resulted in the construction of a number of historical monuments in the island. The second feature involves the spectacular diversity of Qeshm’s nature. From the marvelous mangrove trees of Hara Forest (jungles seemingly floating on water) to the breathtaking nocturnal view of the sky in the Valley of Stars, Qeshm presents its huge catalogue of wonders page by page to the world explorers. Hara Forest and Qeshm’s Star Valley are inseparable parts of all travel tours in Iran. If you want to know why people call this wondrous place the Valley of Stars, you should wait until the nighttime. Then in the pitch-dark of the valley you will be welcome by a carpet of stars in the infinity of the desert sky. The second wonder of Qeshm is a massive forest on water. The typical transport in a forest is a Jeep but that won’t take you anywhere in Hara Forest. Your tour guide will lead you aboard a boat and you will row away through the extraordinary density of mangrove trees. Beyond sightseeing and nature tourism, Qeshm is also a free trade center and a major industrial port. The latter aspect alone attracts a lot of businessmen and tradesmen to Qeshm. Once in Qeshm, they take advantage of the opportunity to travel to other islands nearby such as Kish (also a free trade center) and add a fun side to their business trip by booking one of the many tours available.
A live proof of the exceptional status of Iran among the world’s major tourist destinations is the long list of Iran city sightseeing tours. Most people come to Iran to visit the famous cities like Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz. That is because they are not well-informed about the great diversity of the tourist attractions in Iran. Every part of this expansive land is replete with attractions of all kind. Iran boasts an exceptional geographical location. It is surrounded by three bodies of water (the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman) and as a result there are a great many coastal cities and islands in Iran. For most people, the only attraction of an island is its beach. However, Qeshm proves all of them wrong by showcasing a stunning number of natural and historic spots. From the sandy shores of the Persian Gulf to the mighty rocks of the Valley of Stars Qeshm one-day tours will introduce you to the splendors of the ancient island. As well as visits to the spots mentioned above, Qeshm sightseeing tours will also include historical sites such as the famous Portuguese Castle. Among other extraordinary natural attractions in Qeshm, the Salt Cave and the wonderful Chahkooh Canyon are also must-see places.
The wide array of Qeshm tourist attractions equips you with a pretty flexible itinerary. Some of the tourist spots in Qeshm are truly unique among Iran attractions. Take for example the marvelous Hara Forest, a major contributor to Qeshm tourism industry. Mangrove trees and shrubs are ubiquitous in the coastal regions of the Persian Gulf. Unlike most plants, they can grow in salt water and look like afloat forests of trees. Boating on the waters near Hara Forest and enjoying the spectacular forms and shapes of these trees is greatly favored by the tourists. Not everything is related to water though in Qeshm. When you set foot in Stars Valley, you will understand why we call this land magical. Stars Valley looks much like the scenic rock formations on an imaginary alien planet. The titanic rocks of the Valley of Stars resemble the ruins of a city after a great star war. Nature has sculpted not only the rocks of Stars Valley but has also created stellar corridors within the rocks where the game of light and shadow produces unearthly effects. The natural beauty of the rock formations in the Valley of Stars and Chahkooh Canyon is already world-famous. People of Qeshm have a very close relationship to the Valley of Stars and Chahkooh Canyon in Iran. Some locals go as far as considering these places as the abode of the souls of their ancestors. The night sky in the Valley of Stars in Qeshm is like the heavenly pageant described in romantic poems. In its long history, Qeshm has been conquered and lost by many armies. It came under the Portuguese rule in the early 16th century. To defend their new territories, the Portuguese built several barracks and forts in the islands of the Persian Gulf. One such monument is known as the Portuguese Castle in Qeshm. The above-mentioned attractions together with the whopping economic potential of the region play a pivotal role in promoting Qeshm Island’s tourism industry.
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