Fuel Your Soul With Travel to Iran

Travel Style: Combo Tour
Tour length: 15 Days
Age Range: 1 to 40
Tour Code: co24
Operated in English
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Price
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$1500 $1200

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Itinerary

Iran is not a single country; it brings together several within its borders. It has also had multiple lives, always visible: mosques coexist with temples from ancient times, provinces where time has stood still exist in the same calendar as cities open to the West, and remnants of the monarchy rub shoulders with emblems of the Islamic Republic. This program encourages sharing contemporary Iranian life, full of surprises and contrasts.

Day 1, Arrival in Tehran

Arrive at Tehran airport, be greeted by your guide, and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2, Tehran

Explore the city of Tehran, a metropolis and the capital of modern Iran. Visit the Golestan Palace complex and the Grand Bazaar. Explore key museums such as the Archaeological Museum, the Glass and Ceramic Museum with its extraordinary collection, the Jewelry Museum, and the Carpet Museum if open. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Day 3, Kashan

Depart for Kashan in the morning, which is famous for its 19th-century bioclimatic houses, the Fin Garden, and grand bazaar.

Day 4, Natanz - Isfahan

Visit the funerary complex of Abd ol-Samad in Natanz. Continue to Isfahan, one of the most picturesque cities globally, known as "half of the world." Explore the Friday Mosque, considered the encyclopedia of mosque architecture in Iran. Stroll along the Zayande Rud River, discovering the famous Thirty-Three Arches and Khaju Bridge dating back to the 17th century.

Day 5, Isfahan

The morning continues with the city tour, including the Forty Columns Pavilion, the Royal Square (Naghsh-e-Jahan), and surrounding monuments like the Imam Mosque, Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace—free time in the late afternoon at the Grand Bazaar.

Day 6, Shiraz

Depart for Shiraz. Visit Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire, crucial in exploring the origins of Persia. Arrived in Shiraz in the late afternoon.

Day 7, Shiraz

Morning is dedicated to the most important legacy of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis, and the Achaemenid necropolis of Naghsh-e-Rostam. In the afternoon, return to Shiraz, known for its gardens and mild climate. Visit key landmarks such as Vakil Bazaar, Moshir Caravanserai, Pink Mosque, and Narenjestan Garden.

Day 8, Shiraz

In the morning, transfer to Shiraz airport for a flight to Kish.

Day 9, Kish

Kish Island, a duty-free zone in the Persian Gulf, offers well-developed palm groves, squares, coastal parks, Bird Park, and an unusually designed East Aquarium.

Day 10, Kish

The day is dedicated to further exploration of the island: pearl culture centers, the Greek ship, recreational complexes like the Recreational Quay and Green Tree, traditional bazaars, and modern shopping centers.

Day 11, Qeshm

Depart to Hengam Island, known for its dolphins, and continue to Qeshm Island by boat—night in Qeshm.

Day 12, Qeshm

Explore Barke Khalaf village, Valley of Stars with marl and sandstone, Naz Island on the south coast, and Khorbas Cave with interconnected tunnels—night in Qeshm.

Day 13, Qeshm

The day continues with the exploration of the island: Harra Forest, a mangrove biosphere reserve behind the north wing of Qeshm, Bandar Laft, Lenj, Namakdan Cave, one of the world's longest caves, and Tchahkooh, the Portuguese Fortress. Night in Qeshm.

Day 14, Tehran

Morning visit to Hormuz Island. Return to Qeshm—afternoon flight to Tehran.

Day 15, Tehran

Transfer to Tehran airport for the return flight.

Places You'll See

What's Included

Accommodation

4-star and 5-star hotels, traditional houses.

Flights

Domestic flights

Guide

Service of an experienced English-speaking guide.

Meals

Buffet breakfast at the hotel, lunch, and dinner in typical Iranian restaurants.

Transportation

In a recent, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver.

Entrance Tickets

Entrance tickets to museums and archaeological sites mentioned in the program.

Map

Good to Know

Visa Requirements

Check visa requirements well in advance and ensure you have all necessary documentation. Iran typically requires travelers to obtain a visa in advance, although some nationalities may be eligible for a visa on arrival.

Dress Code

Respect the local culture by dressing modestly, especially for women. For women, this usually means wearing a headscarf, long sleeves, and loose-fitting clothing that covers the body.

Language

Learn a few basic phrases in Persian (Farsi). While many Iranians speak English, especially in tourist areas, knowing some Persian will enhance your experience and interactions with locals.

Currency

The official currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial (IRR). It's advisable to carry cash as international credit and debit cards are not widely accepted due to banking restrictions. Be aware of the current exchange rate and exchange money at official exchange offices or banks.

Photography

While photography is generally allowed in tourist areas, it's best to ask for permission before taking photos of people, especially women. Avoid taking photos of sensitive government buildings or military installations.

Transportation

Iran has an extensive network of buses, trains, and domestic flights, making it relatively easy to travel between cities. Consider booking tickets in advance, especially during peak travel seasons.

Safety

Iran is generally a safe destination for travelers. However, exercise normal precautions and stay updated on current events. Follow local news and government advisories.
Reviews About This Tour
  • Sara says:
    A fun tour. The group I travelled with made quick friends. Most of the accommodations were acceptable. Amir our guide in Shiraz was exceptional. The food experiences were great.
  • Daniel says:
    We really enjoyed the tour. You get to see the best of Iran in really short time….. The tour guide was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. overall we were very satisfied.