Iran Tour Guide

Karaftu cave

Introduction: Karaftoo cave(Persian: کرفتو) (Also: Karafto, Karaftu) is located in Kordestan province and was used to be utilized by man in pre-historic ages. Karaftoo was also regarded as a temple. It has vast spaces and corridors and some effects of primitive human drawings have been also found here.


Location: Kordestan province

Walking path length: Just a few hundreds meter

Days of trip: 2-3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 12 hr driving from Tehran to the cave)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: Spring

Daily time visit: Yes, 8am to 8pm

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, headlamp

Legal permission need: No, but must buy a ticket


Overall risk: –

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes, Just 91x


Hotel: No

Village: No

Shop: No

Gasoline: No


How to get there:
1- Go to west terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus to Bijar or Divan dareh(Distance from Tehran to Divan dareh City is 525Km)
3- Take a taxi to the cave

Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km