Incredible Iran 22 days
A fascinating travel destination! Come. With detailed on our Iran trip and experience in addition to the highlights of North, North East & west, central part in Iran and the other impressive ancient sites such as Persepolis, all witnesses to the millennia-long history and a melting pot of civilizations The varied landscape with barren plateaus, fertile valleys and high mountain ranges and hospitable Iranians leave unforgettable impressions and make the special charm of this trip from.
Tehran Qazvin Anzali Tabriz Takab Zanjan Hamadan Kermanshah Dezful Ahwaz Shiraz Yazd Isfahan Kashan Tehran
- Visit of 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- experience the scenic diversity of Iran from barren deserts to the lush green forests
- detailed Iran-tour with all highlights: Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Persepolis & trip to the Caspian Sea and in the province of Azerbaijan
Detail of Itinerary:
Day 1: Tehran – Arrival
After your arrival at the IKA airport, your tour guide will greet you; transfer to your hotel, O/N in Tehran.
Day 2: Tehran
Experience a relaxed breakfast on a city tour the multifaceted metropolis and discover the modern and vibrant life of the Iranian capital! Today you are start the day with a walk through the impressive Golestan palaces (UNESCO World Heritage Site) then go to the National Archaeological museum you will get an initial overview of the millennia old history and culture of Iran. Then visit the crown jewels museum with one of the world’s most important gem collections. Then stroll through the modern and lively Tehran! For dinner go to Darband Mountain, O/N in Tehran.
Day 3: Qazvin
This morning we drive in Qazvin, it’s a unique city for carpets and seedless grapes. this city once capital of all Iran and has a considerable sprinkling of minor sights, but for most western travelers its foremost role is as a launch point for excursions to the famous castles of the Assassins in the marvelous Alamut valley, O/N in Qazvin.
Day 4: Masuleh – Bandar -e-Anzali
Today morning after breakfast, Drive in Bandar -e –Anzali, Enroute you can pass rice and tobacco fields then reach the picturesque mountain village Masuleh (UNESCO World Heritage site), the terraced nestled on the slopes of Alborz Mountain. After a tour of the village you continue your journey and arrive in the late afternoon the port of Bandar -e- Anzali, O/N in Bandar -e- Anzali.
Day 5: Takab
In the morning, drive in Takht- e- Soleiman (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Embedded on an alpine lake 2,000 meters above sea level is located in the surrounding mountains, the fire temple complex. A few kilometers away, there is the mountain peak Zendan-e Soleiman, a 100 m deep crater is at its center. The rim of the crater, which was formerly revered as a shrine, you can climb a staircase. From the top you have a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside and to the foundation walls of the sanctuary, O/N in Takab.
Day 6: Zanjan
Zanjan is a one of the city retains some attractive mosques, a fantastic bazaar, a plethora of knife- grinders and some delightful teahouse Restaurants; the city is a logical base for visiting the impressive Soltaniyeh the Oljeitu Mausoleum (UNESCO World Heritage) of the grandest medieval domed Persia, O/N in Zanjan.
Day 7: Hamadan
Hamedan known in classical times as Ecbatana was once one of the ancient world’s greatest cities. Visit today the pompous mausoleum of the famous physician and philosopher Avicenna. On the Hegmataneh Hill was once the ancient city of the Medes, then you will go to Tomb tower of Esther & Mordekhai belonging 14th century was once Iran`s most important Jewish pilgrimage site, then go to close of Hamadan in a rock face, the writing tablets Ganj Nameh from the Achaemenid admire. For daily closing From Abbasabad Hill enjoy views of the city scenery, O/N in Hamedan.
Day 8: Kermanshah
This morning drive on the historic caravan route to Kermanshah move waits the famous Darius relief ( UNESCO World Heritage Site ) in Bisotun and the investment of Taq-e – Bostan, its caves and ornate rock carving waiting to be discovered by you, O/N in Kermanshah.
Day 9: Khoramabad – Susa – Dezful
In Khoramabad, Lorestan Province, admire the monumental medieval castle Falak al Aflak, then it goes to ancient site of Susa (UNESCO World Heritage Site) was once among the greatest cities of ancient Persia. now it`s a pleasantly small, relatively new town with a vast Archaeological site, splendid castle, enigmatic Tomb of Daniel. Afterwards come back in Dezful, O/ N in Dezful.
Day 10: Ahwaz
Today`s route leads you through the plain of the Zagros Mountains to the sites ancient cultures. Visit the deeply historic city of Shushtar lies strategically where the last contoured red ridges of the expiring Zagros Mountains, also there is lots to discover including a complex of artificial ancient “water mills” was controlling the irrigation
of the Khuzestan plain. Then we will continue our excursion visit Chogha Zanbil with the well-preserved step pyramid (UNESCO World Heritage Site), O/N in Ahwaz.
Day 11: Bishapur – Shiraz
On the way you pass the Shiraz Khuzestan province, which is considered an important oil center of the country. After passing the impressive high valleys of the Zagros Mountains behind, you now reach the palaces and reliefs of ancient Sassanid city, Bishapur. In the evening, you reach to your destination, the oasis city of Shiraz, O/N in Shiraz.
Day 12: Shiraz
Shiraz, the “city of love, roses and nightingales “, as it is also popularly known, is now at the center of traveling. Let yourself seduce in the magnificent gardens of Eram garden of the fragrant rose fields and enjoy the fascinating interplay of water, light and shadow, for the Persian gardens (UNESCO World Heritage Site) are famous. The grave monument of the popular poet Hafez is pilgrimage for many lovers. Listen to your guide who recites to you the poems in English and Persian, and immerse yourself in the world of Persian poetry. The Ali Ebn –e- Hamzeh Mosque impressed with your flashing interior decoration of mirror mosaics, creating a unique atmosphere. Later, stroll through the narrow streets of the Vakil Bazaar, located in the historic center. You will be enchanted by the many scents of the orient and visit to conclude with a essences manufacturer, O/N in Shiraz.
Day 13: Persepolis – Naghsh-e-Rostam –Shiraz
In this present day or your trip, you reach to a highlight of your trip: the splendid ruins Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the former capital of the empire of the Achaemenids and venue of world history. The imposing colonnades and fantastic reliefs suggest still points to the once brilliant explanatory and ostentatious royal city. Let us take you to the 2,500 year history of, and visit the set in to the cliff tombs in Naghsh-e-Rostam. After you return to Shiraz, rest and O/N in Shiraz.
Day 14: Pasargadea – Yazd
On the way from Shiraz to Yazd, you can visit high light of your trip: the splendid ruins in Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site), more about King Cyrus the Great and the ancient Persian Empire. then we are continue our excursion by visiting Aghazadeh traditional house In the evening, reach their destination, the oasis city of Yazd , O/N in Yazd.
Day 15: Yazd
Full day tour of the ancient city of Yazd the desert city is the center of the Zoroasterian religion, visiting Tower of silence, fire Temple, Amir Chakhmagh square and Islamic theatre. Then we will go to the Dowlatabad garden with its wind tower pavilion forms a pleasant contrast to the desert city, O/N in Yazd.
Day 16: Kharanagh – Chak Chak – Yazd
Today we will visit Kharanagh the virtually deserted and crumbling mud – brick village of Kharanagh is in a valley about 70 km north of Yazd and is believed to be more than 1000 years old. The Qajar –era mosque, the 17th century shaking minaret and the caravanserai on the edge of town have all been restored, then go to most important Zoroasterian pilgrimage site, O/N in Yazd.
Day 17: Nain – Isfahan
Drive to Nain, along the way you will cross the great desert Dasht-e Kavir. Nain is famous for its ornate handmade carpets and the Friday Mosque. In the late afternoon you reach Isfahan; one of the most beautiful cities in Iran! Round off the day with a relaxing stroll on Zayande Rud River along the historic bridges, O/N in Isfahan.
Day 18: Isfahan
Today you will discover the enchanting Isfahan with its turquoise domes, imposing palaces, mosques and mausoleums, just a fairytale scenery resemble! Enjoy from the terrace of the Ali-Qapu Palace fabulous views on one of the most beautiful places of the Orient: the Meydan-e Imam Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Immerse yourself then into the labyrinth of the colorful Bazaar, O/N in Isfahan.
Day 19: Isfahan
Starting another wonderful day in Isfahan, we start in the morning by visiting the Friday mosque followed by forty columns palace. We will then visit Vank cathedral and the Armenian quarter of the city. We will then head to the banks of zayanderud River, the soul of the city, O/N in Isfahan.
Day 20: Abyaneh – Kashan
In the morning we will continue our journey. The first stop will be at Abyaneh, serenely situated at the foot of Mt Karkas (3899 m), the ancient village of Abyaneh is a warren of steep, twisting lanes and crumbling red mud brick houses with lattice windows and fragile wooden balconies, then reach to Kashan, O/N in Kashan.
Day 21: Kashan – Qom – Tehran
We will start our visit with the Fin garden a beautiful garden and a classical Persian vision of paradise; plus visiting Borujerdi & Tabatabai traditional houses, a former 19th century private residence with a lovely courtyard, Flanked by summer and winter houses, then go to Agha Bozorg Mosque and old Bazzar, O/N in Tehran.
Day 22: Departure
In the early morning you will be driven to IKA airport in Tehran and fly back to your country.
- Iran visa administration
- 21 nights in a double room with bath or shower and toilet as described
- Transfers and tours in air-conditioned vehicles
- Entrance fees according to Program
- Accompanying by professional English-speaking, local guide for whole tour