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Qalat Village and Pink Lake Tour

Experience the nature – from green to pink

Enjoy local hospitality after refreshing hiking in the village of Qalat and conclude the day by the shores of the pink lake

After an early start and hearty breakfast, we leave Shiraz in the direction of the picturesque village of Qalat (pronounced Ghalat in Persian) approx. 40km northwest of the city.

One-hour drive away, Qalat lies at the altitude of 2,065m at the foothills of the mountains and offers enjoyable light hiking opportunities. The village is much liked for its fresh air and beautiful scenery. We will hike along the riverbed up to the cool waterfall.

After the hike we will enjoy a homemade lunch with a local family in a typical Iranian house where you will have an authentic and delicious meal and will have an opportunity to see and learn about Iranian lifestyle.

We will then continue to the pink lake Maharloo, southeast of Shiraz. Be prepared to be surprised by the contrast of the pink-colour water of the lake against the intense white salty surface!

Tour summary

09:00 Pick-up from your hotel in Shiraz
10:00 Arrival in Qalat
10:00–12:00 Exploring the village, waterfall, remains of an old church
13:00–14:30 Lunch with a local family
15:30 Arrival at the pink lake
17:00 Drop-off at the hotel in Shiraz


*All times are approximate and the schedule is flexible.