Canyoning in Iran

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Canyoning in Iran

Before I even got to Esfahan, I was contacted by Matin. Matin is member of a mountaineering group that organizes activities every weekend in Iran. If I would be interested in canyoning? Hell yeah!

And off we went for a nightride on a bus to the place, couple of hours walking and hiking and swimming and then back for the rest of the day on the bus. 24hrs of pure fun and excitement with little to no sleep. But is was definitely worth it and what is more is that this is not organized for tourists, it is an Iranian group for Iranians as most don’t speak anything else than Farsi.

There were also 3 Germans that joined for this trip:

The starting point of the canyon:

I was so happy to have done this, as it is a genuine experience of what Iranians do on their day off. So happy that I had to do it again! But first I needed to do 700km to get a visa extension as my 30 days in Iran were already up… time flies when you are having fun!

The necessary arrangements were made and a couple of days later, off we were again! This time it was even better than the first time, with several jumps up to 12m high and the water was not as freezing cold as the week before. We were joined by Alexis, a French guy who was hitchhiking around the world for a gap year.

Needless to say that I’ve made a lot of friends and that I had a good time! They’re really crazy, so 4 hours after the canyoning (we’ve been away for 28hrs by then) they went to the desert. I decided to join once more, but this time I would take the van as I would need to catch some sleep after these 2 crazy days and what better to place for peace than in the desert?

Alexis and me after 3 hours of sleep, I think we still look decent. Yes he carries a unicycle with him…

Ok. This is the Iranian version of how to go off-road with as may people as possible in one vehicle… It is actually a truck for the salt mines, but who cares, details, no?!

At the end of that day, a big campfire and some music in the desert made a perfect ending for 48hrs of pure madness, but great fun!

Finally alone again and after some sleep I gave Alexis a ride…

I will truly never forget the fun I had with Matin, Behzad, Crazy Ali, Big Ali and all the others those couple of days! Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for these unforgettable moments…

Choda hâfez!

By |2017-11-05T06:17:46+00:00November 5th, 2017|Blog, Middle East|10 Comments


  1. Maryam 5 November 2017 at 06:59 - Reply

    We are glad to that you and Alex were happy in Iran and like to see you two in Iran again.
    Be happy

    • SEB 5 November 2017 at 16:51 - Reply

      Merci Maryam! It was great meeting all of you and I had a great time canyoning and in the desert, and I´m sure Alex feels the same!

  2. karin vanheesbeke 5 November 2017 at 07:28 - Reply

    Wat zie je er gelukkig uit. Blij dat je het zo fijn hebt daar. Geniet ervan . have fun xxx

    • SEB 5 November 2017 at 16:48 - Reply

      😉 Het waren ook heel leuke en super dagen!

  3. Dave 5 November 2017 at 09:25 - Reply

    Meeting those guys was a good break and you’ve obviously had a great time.
    Keep it up, and good luck.

    • SEB 5 November 2017 at 16:49 - Reply

      Thank you. It was a great experience and one not to forget easily… 😉

  4. mam 5 November 2017 at 10:24 - Reply

    those canyons, the beautiful water, it all makes me feel a bit jealous! Though I’m not sure a would do this cray canyoning – I think I’m a bit too old for that… 😉
    you look indeed soooooooo happy and enjoying yourself: I’m so glad you made yourself new friends in that part of the world. They all look really very nice people.
    friends of my son, are to be cherished: give them my love will you?
    zillion kisses from you know who

  5. Ann Vanheesbeke 5 November 2017 at 18:25 - Reply

    Leuk jou lachgezicht met pretoogjes te zien, geniet ervan Seb

    Mooie foto’s zoals gewoonlijk

    • SEB 7 November 2017 at 04:49 - Reply

      Bedankt! Ik heb inderdaad enorm genoten van deze ervaringen. 😉

  6. Matin Khazaei 6 November 2017 at 11:25 - Reply

    Hi dear people, I’m Matin, the girl who had invited Seb for canyonning. First of all I’m so glad to met Seb and look forward to see him again join us cannyonning 🙂
    If you came over to Iran and liked to try joining our trip, I’m there to help and give you all information’s 🙂

    My email:
    My WhatsApp : 009809017436476

    Best regards

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