Offered in English
Tie up your hiking shoes and get ready for an adventure through both history and nature.
Rudkhan Castle is the biggest brick castle in Iran and bears a striking resemblance to the castles in the Game of Thrones series.
In this experience, after picking you up at your accommodation in Rasht, we go on a 1-hour car ride from Rasht to Fuman, the city closest to the castle. Before reaching Fuman, we stop to have a filling local breakfast that includes cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs, honey, and cream.
Continuing on our scenic road to Fuman, we come across many local restaurants, any of which you can choose to have lunch at. On the foothills of our castle’s mountains, there are locals selling handicrafts and other cute bric-a-bracs you can take as a souvenir and for good luck!
To reach the castle, we dive into the heart of lush jungle and climb some 1000 stairs. But you won’t have to worry because the picturesque greenery more than makes up for the sweat. After about an hour of climbing, we reach our 2000-year-old castle, standing mighty and strong. Here, your guide tells you about the history and function of the place, then you’ll be free to explore all its nooks and crannies as you wish.
At the end of the day, you’ll be transported straight back to Rasht.
Best Time to Visit
This experience is best enjoyed during spring and early autumn when the weather is just right.
Photograph courtesy of: Wikicommons, Zigouratpb, Vayiid, Mardetanha
- Transportation from your accommodation to the castle and back
- English-speaking guide
- Bottled water
- Rudkhan Castle’s entrance fee
- Proper walking shoes
- A backpack packed lightly with your preferred snacks, sunscreen, and any medications you take
- Breakfast, lunch and personal expenses are not covered by this experience.
- Pick-up location: Your hotel