Qeshm Travel Guide

  • Things to do in Qeshm

    Attractions and Activities to enjoy your time in Qeshm

Qeshm Travel Guide

Things to do in Qeshm, Activities, and Attractions

Qeshm Island is the largest Island in the Persian Gulf. This Island is larger than 20 countries in the world and is full of wonders and beauties .Qeshm Island is known for its unique natural attractions and stunning landscapes. This magnificent Island is also a valuable Geopark . In addition, Qeshm, is an important trade center in the area, thus includes many shopping centers .The interesting geological sites , the breathtaking sceneries ,various aquatic activities available alongside the opportunity to get a sense of the culture of the Southern part of Iran, has made this heavenly Island a popular holiday destination. Qeshm Island attracts many travelers yearly, whether they’re looking for adventure or just want to relax.

Weather

Located south of Iran and in the Persian Gulf,Qeshm Island has a rather hot and humid weather. During summer the temperature is normally between 45 and 35 and in winter it stays between 15 and 20. The humidity rate is normally around 60 to 70 percent .The best time for travelling to Qeshm Island is between late fall to early spring as the weather is moderate.

What to see in Qeshm: Qeshm Attractions

Namakdan Cave

Namakdan cave (meaning salt shaker) is the longest salt cave in the world with 6400 meters of length. It is one of the most unique attractions of Qeshm, attracting many visitors. The beautiful stalactites of this fascinating cave have formed during 57 million years. In addition to its beauty, the salt harvested from Namakdan cave has several medical uses.

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Namakdan Cave Qeshm Islands

Harra sea Forest

Harra sea forest is a restricted area covered with wondrous grey mangroves, a beautiful planet growing in saltwater. This magnificent forest is one of the most famous Ghehsm attractions. In addition to their beauty, these mangroves are natural water purifiers. Harra sea forest is the natural habitat of many bird species and aquatic animals that make your trip more interesting. Harra sea forest is definitely one of the most amazing attractions in Iran. This amazing forest is accessible by boats.

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Harra sea Forest

Valley of stars (Stars Valley)

The mysterious valley of stars is another one of the stunning attractions on Qeshm Island. Its name refers to the local myth that it was formed as a result of the stars falling down. This amazing geology site is one of the most popular in the area. The erosion caused by rain and other natural means has formed wondrous shapes in this valley. The age of the valley of stars is estimated to be 2 million years. Valley of stars amazes its visitors with its mystery and is a must-see in Qeshm.

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Valley of stars (Stars Valley)

Naz Islands

Located one kilometer away from the Shore of Qeshm Island, Naz Islands have become popular attractions in the area. These rocky Islands are connected to Qeshm by a route available at the time of low tide. The sea level going down allows the travelers to stroll in the ankle-deep water and get to Naz Islands. In addition to the unique experience of walking in the sea, activities such as horseback riding, camel riding, photography and fishing make Naz Island an exciting attraction.

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Naz Islands

Chahkooh Canyon

Chahkooh Canyon is one of the most interesting and special attractions on Qeshm Island. This astonishing valley is famous for the beautiful shapes seen on its walls. These walls are almost 100 meters high and get closer as you go deeper into the valley. The peace found in Charkooh canyon is another reason for its popularity among travelers. You can also visit this amazing geology site at night and enjoy watching the stars.

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Chahkooh Canyon

Hengam Island

Located in the Persian Gulf, Hengam Island is one of the most beautiful Islands in the area. This magnificent Island has one of the best beaches in Iran. The clean and freshening water of the Gulf gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy water-based activities. Hengam Island is also one of the best places for learning about the culture of the people living south of Iran, as its inhabitants still respect their traditions. This beautiful island is also home to many interesting animals such as dolphins, crabs, and a special gazelle species. Hengam Island is a must-see when traveling to the Persian Gulf.

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Hengam Island

Laft village

Laft village or Laft port is one of the oldest villages located south of Iran. This historic village is also known as the village of wind towers. The Portuguese Castle is one of the famous attractions of this village. This historic castle dates back to the 16th century and the time the Portuguese had taken over the southern part of Iran. Tallaght wells are another famous attraction in Laft village. These wells are filled with rain and used later. In the beginning, there were 366 of them one for each day of the year. In addition to its historical attractions, Laft village is famous for the dazzling scenery of sunset visible from its shore. 

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Laft village

Where to visit in Qeshm: Qeshm Natural attractions

Hormoz Island

Hormoz Island is one of the most famous Islands in the Persian Gulf. It is well-known for its fascinating colorful soil and beautiful shore. The unique soil found on this Island is consisted of almost 70 different minerals. In addition to its stunning nature, Hormoz Island gives the traveler the opportunity to enjoy diving, swimming, bird watching, and other activities on its beach.

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Hormoz Island

Silence valley

Also known as the valley of energy, the silence valley is covered by salt crystals. This amazing valley gets its two names from the effects of these crystals: absorbing sound and emitting positive energy. The interesting shapes of the crystals and the peace found in this valley have made it a unique attraction in Iran.

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Silence valley

Turtles’ beach, Hormoz Island

Turtles’ beach is one of the beaches on Hormoz Island where turtles lay their eggs. Two out of five turtle species living in the Persian Gulf lay their eggs on this beach. The turtles lay their eggs from late winter to early spring and as the eggs hatch 50 days later, watching little turtles crawling towards the sea is a once in a lifetime experience.

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Turtles’ beach, Hormoz Island

Valley of statues

The valley of statues is another one of unique Hormoz attractions and an interesting geological site. This magnificent valley gets its name from the wondrous shapes created in the rocks by erosion. In addition to its beauty, walking in this valley will also increase your creativity.

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Valley of statues

Red beach

The stunning red beach is one of the most famous Hormoz attractions. It is known for the red color of its soil that can be seen nowhere else. A small part of the sea close to the beach is also red due to the red soil dissolving in it. The red sand on this beach is also edible and used in medicine and cosmetics industries. The Red beach is a must-see in the south of Iran.

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Red beach

Rainbow valley

Hormoz Island is most famous for its colorful soil. The mesmerizing Rainbow Valley is the best place to witness this unique phenomenon. The hills found in this valley are comprised of 70 different colorful minerals, creating a breathtaking scenery. The fascinating Rainbow valley is an absolutely unmissable attraction on the shores of the Persian Gulf.

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Rainbow valley

Things to do in Qeshm

Shopping

Qeshm Island is an important trade center in the Persian Gulf, thus it has become popular among those who like shopping. The multiple shopping centers in Qeshm can keep ladies entertained for hours.

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Aquatic activities

The beautiful beaches on Qeshm and nearby Islands enable travelers to enjoy aquatic activities such as diving, swimming, fishing etc. and spend some quality time near the beautiful sea.

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Qeshm Souvenirs

Similar to other cities in the south of Iran, Qeshm is a great place for buying date palms and all kinds of special spices found only in the south. There are also a variety of wicker products and products made from sea shells that can be great choices for souvenirs. These souvenirs are found in traditional bazaars and in local shops.

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