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Excursions

Excursions

If you want to try light programs around Gileboom homestay and save your energy for the rest of your trip, we would suggest you Observing Fishing Activities or Damkesh spring sightseeing programs. All of these programs are one-day excursion which you may walk to the Caspian Sea or take a taxi to drive you there. It is possible for Gileboom guests to join the fishing parties and experience it.

There are some other excursions such as visiting Tea factory; a kind of Industrial tourism to get familiar with the process of making Green and Black tea, the differences between organic and non-organic tea, and the harvest time of tea plants.

Another exciting program is Javaher-Dasht Safari; a safari with 4WD Jeeps to the middle of Hyrcanian mixed forests to reach a high-altitude plain, called as Jordasht or Javaher-Dasht (1900 m).

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Farm Tourism

Farm Tourism

Farm tourism, which is also known as “Agritourism,” has been defined as the opportunities for tourists to “reside and sometimes participate in the working activities of farms and ranches” (Smith & Long).

It is the business of attracting visitors to farm areas generally for educational and recreational purposes.

Rural farms are becoming attractive tourist destinations as well, because more visitors are nostalgic for a “simpler” time. They want to escape from the hustle of city life and connect themselves with natural and cultural heritage and enjoy a richer and authentic leisure experience. They want to learn, connect with meaning, and meet genuine people engaged in a rural/agricultural lifestyle.

Farm tourism helps the tourists to be part of day–to–day agricultural activities. They can also buy products from there along with enjoying the local cuisines. The additional income from this can be utilized for the improvement of farming.

Benefits from farm tourism

  • A get together in a farm will be some precious moments in tourist life
  • It involves group work
  • An opportunity to meet new people
  • Getting closer to nature

Gileboom Homestay provides variety of farm tourism activities in Ghasem-Abad village. If you are travelling in spring you can participate in manual tea processing, rice planting, and orange blossom picking. In summer you can try manual tea processing though, if you want to try a kind in autumn, kiwifruit picking is the choice and for winter, orange picking is the best.

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Handicrafts
Handicrafts

Handicrafts

Eastern Guilan is famous for its variety of Handicrafts including; Feltmaking, Chadorshab-Weaving, Pottery, Bamboo and mat weaving, Woodturning, sculpture making, even Making Carpet.

Handicrafts play an important role in the tourism industry. When you travel to a country like Iran which is famous for its handicrafts, visiting workshops and artisans is one of the things to do.

It might be interesting, the thing happened to us; after visiting Mahtab Suzanduz who was a world famous needle worker in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, we decided to start a new chapter in our lives and give local artisans like her the recognition they deserve and what you see in Gileboom homestay is the result of that handicraft visit.

In Gileboom we provide the local community an opportunity to showcase and sell their hand-made products and crafts. The Products made by hand each have a story of their own and each crafted item, shaped, reshaped and mastered carefully results in unique art pieces that are slightly different from the other because no two handmade products can turn out exactly the same. You can still find some, still being used in our daily lives today.

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Hiking Alborz mountains
Hiking Alborz mountains

Hiking Alborz mountains

Hiking Alborz Mountains is in the wish lists of most travelers coming to Gileboom homestay.

Gileboom offers a wide range of hiking activities in Ghasem-Abad village and other villages around; all of these hiking programs are done in the Caspian Hyrcanian Jungles and Alborz Mountains to explore villages at high altitude and Hyrcanian trees and have a great view over plain areas including rice fields and tea farms.

The Alborz range skirts the south of the Caspian Sea, almost 900 km long, stretching from the Azerbaijan province in NW all around to the Khorasan province in the NE, creating a natural barrier between the dry and hot plains southwards and the green Alpine forests northwards. Its width ranges from 60 to 160 km; and the range is divided into Eastern, Central and Western Alborz. Guilan province is located on the West part of Alborz Range.

Gileboom programs for the hiking Alborz Mountains vary from half-day to one- day hikes. The highest altitudes of hiking programs do not exceed than 830 m and the difficulty level is from Moderate to Difficult.

The word “hiking” here means a long, vigorous walk, on trails or off trail, for recreational purposes; as it is preferred term in Canada, the United States, and the UK.  The term bushwalking is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping.

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peak climbing
Peak Climbing

Peak Climbing

Peaks have always been regarded as glorious and majestic landmarks by ancient Iranians. Nowadays many adventures groups arrange to climb notable peaks in Alborz and Zagros mountain range each year.

The magnificent Alborz Mountains contain about 70 peaks over 4000m. The highest one is Mt Damavand (5671m), and Alam Kuh (4850m) and Mt Sabalan (4811m) are the second and the third one, respectively.

The Highest peak in Guilan province is Somamous (3700 m) which is located on Somamous Mountain. It is the highest peak near the Caspian Sea.

If you want to have a great view over the Sea and Caspian hyrcanian mixed forests, Somamous peak climbing is the best choice for you.

Climbing Gishar-kuh peak (1350m) is desirable for the adventurous trekkers who like to pass the entire trail in Hyrcanian mixed forests. From the saddle to the top, you can see a vast view of the great Alborz mountain range, the peaks around the southern parts and a great view over the Caspian Sea in the north direction.

In Gileboom homestay we host many adventurous trekkers who would like to do these climbing, and besides that, they are so interested in flora and fauna of the environment.

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Walking in Ghasemabad village
Walking

Walking

It seems that you are just going to stay here and relax, drink tea, and read books at first by reaching Gileboom and staying in its cozy rooms; but the pretty landscape around the lodge, breathing fresh air, and great activity maps will not let you just loll here, walking in rural lanes and strolling in the hinterland is the first enjoyable activity to do here.

You can walk to the Caspian Sea, the world’s largest lake, and enjoy sandy beach – which is a great place for swimming –and sale there while enjoying a beautiful view of jungle and snowy Somamous peak. From early fall till spring you can also watch teams of fishermen catching fishes there.

You may also pick the walking maps and move towards Eisal-Kool, the rice fields and reach the Sal (water reservoir for rice planting), tea and kiwifruit farms and a plant nursery where hectares of ornamental plants are grown neatly by the owner and rural men and women are working there.

Mish-Sere Dasht is another option, which means ‘sheep pasture’ in Gilaki dialect. The plain is full of Kunos trees (gilak term for wild medlar trees) so you can eat the fruits in late fall and winter.

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