In this tour , the classic route of Iran is included as well as a couple more interesting destinations such as two islands in Persian gulf , Hamadan and Bandar Abbass . you will visit the highlights of Tehran , Kashan , Hamdan , Esfahan , Shiraz , Yazd , Kerman , Bam , Bandar Abbass , Hormoz island and Qeshm Island.
This tour can be fully customized in case you have something different in your mind.
There are two hiking days “Day 15 and Day 16” so that can be filled differently in case you are not interested in hiking .
Our guide will meet you at the airport in order to take you to the hotel . depending on the time you land in Tehran , we will plan the day.
Lets start the first day of your wonderful trip to Iran by visiting Grand Bazaar of Tehran.then it is time to get to know more about the country by visiting National Museum of Iran. National Jewels Treasury is also going to be visited as well as Golestan palace in which is the result of roughly 400 years construction and renovations.
Second day start with Sa’adabad Palace which is a 300 hectare complex built by the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs. not bad to know that the current residence of Iran president is next to this place. after we had our lunch we go for Tabiat Bridge of Tehran and Milad Tower .
Hamadan is our next destination . the journey takes 4 hours . In Hamadan we will visit Alisadr Cave , Ganjnameh water fall and inscribtions . Avicenna Mausoleum , Tomb of Baba Taher and Cultural Heritage and Tourism Base of Hegmataneh. we stay the night here in Hamadan.
A 5-hour drive takes us to Kashan. here we can visit Fin garden which is inscribed as persian garden in UNESCO . Agha Bozorg Mosque, a Hamam, historical houses and Sialk Hills are the things we do in our one day trip to Kashan.
Today we will visit Abyaneh village known as red village.in the afternoon we head to amazing Isfahan. we will spend the night watching the river and enjoy the gap with Iranian people so that we know them better.
Esfahan or Nesfe-Jahan which literaly means half of the world is a must-seen city in Iran.this city is known for Persian architecture. Naqsh-e Jahan Square, also known as Shah Square or Imam Square inscribed as world heritage site in UNESCO is the most important touristic area of Esfahan. here we can visit several tourist attractions. Ali Qapu palace, Shah mosque , Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque , Chehel Sotoon and a couple more .
We will visit Khaju bridge , sio-se pol bridge Vank cathedral and as well as aquarium of Esfahan. we will also go for Kooh Soffeh and it telecabin.
Today in early morning we drive from Esfahan to Shiraz . it is a 450-km journey 5 to 6 hours drive. In order to make it less tiring and also save a day , we visit Persepolise, Pasaradae and Naghshe Rostam along the way .
Welcome to Shiraz, the city of poets, literature, wine and flowers. lets forget about wine as it is against rules of Islamic republic of Iran. Today we will visit Arge Karim Khan, Hafez tomb , Sadi tomb , Eram Garden and Vakil Bazaar , We also visit Shah-cheragh Shrine as well.
We will head to Yazd visiting Abarkuh and its Sarv-e Abarkuh “Cypress of Abarkuh” along the way . later when we arrived in Yazd we will walk in Yazd old city and enjoy the mud-brick alleys. note that Old city of Yazd inscribed as world heritage in UNESCO .
We will visit the Tower of silence and Fire tample in the morning , after lunch and relaxation , we go for Dowlat abad Garden , another persian garden , and see a paradise in the middle of desert . water museum, Amir chakhmakh complex will be visited too.
we will have Kharanagh village with the shaking minaret , Chak Chak which is a pilgrimage site for Zoroastrians and finally Meybod and its Narin castle and Ice house for today.
We will visit Mehriz , Saryazd castle and Zeino-din caravansaray along the way. we will stay the night at a village with villagers near the Ayub Cave.
We will hike the Ayub Cave and enjoy our time in the mountain.we will also have our lunch in the mountains with locals and in the afternoon , we drive to Meymand village and stay overnight there.
We will head to Kerman but visit Rafsanjan and Rageh Canyon along the way.
After a long trip from Shiraz to beautiful Kerman , we have the chance to get familiar with the proud Kermanis , their city and their cuisines. today we will spend the day at the city of Kerman.
We will go to Mahan in order to visit the extraordinary Shazde Garden of Mahan which is considered as Persian gardens. note that there are 9 gardens known as Persian gardens in Iran that is inscribed as world heritage in UNESCO . then we drive for about an hour to see the kalouts of Shahdad and Dasht-e Lut ( lut desert ). we will stay overnight in the desert.
You wake up differently today as it has been probably the first time sleeping in a desert in your life time. today plan is to visit Rayen and Bam . we drive for 2 hours to see the Rayen castle “Arg-e Rayen ” Rayen water fall will be visited too . later we go for Bam, the city that reminds us the destructive earthquake in 2003 when almost 27000 people killed and more than 30000 injured. Arg-e Bam is our stop.
Today we head to Bandar Abbas in order to go to the two islands in persian gulf called Qeshm and Hormoz. we will stay overnight in Bandar Abbas
We take a ferry to go to Hormuz Island. we will visit the islands
We will take another ferry to go to Qeshm island. we will spend 2 days in the island.
We will visit the island and in the afternoon we get ready to fly to Tehran.
Today is the last day in Iran. depending on your flight time , we spend the day in Iran