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Travel Style: Combo Tour
Tour length: 15 Days
Age Range: 18 to 39
Tour Code: co21
Operated in English
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Price
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Itinerary

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating landscapes of Iran, where you will traverse the stunning Iranian deserts, covering two-thirds of the country’s surface. This unique circuit allows you to experience the remarkable beauty of the deserts while immersing yourself in the rich local culture. Also, this itinerary unveils the ancient history of Persia, one of the world’s oldest civilizations. You will witness the grandeur and diversity of this great country whit seeing the majestic palaces of Persepolis, the vibrant mosques, and the bustling bazaars of Shiraz, Isfahan, and Tehran.

Day 1, Shiraz

Upon arrival at Shiraz International Airport, your guide will warmly welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2, Shiraz

In the morning, delve into the legacy of the Achaemenid Empire as you explore the magnificent Persepolis. In the afternoon, discover the charm of Shiraz, known for its gardens and pleasant climate. Visit notable landmarks such as the Vakil Bazaar, the Vakil Hammam, the Sarâye Moshir Caravanserai, and the citadel of Karim Khan. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 3, Shiraz

Continue your exploration of Shiraz in the morning, visiting the Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, renowned as the Rose Mosque, and the Narenjestan Garden. At noon, depart for Kazerun to discover the historical site of Bishapour, famous for its Sassanid-era bas-reliefs. Return to Shiraz for an overnight stay.

Day 4, Zeinoddin

Embark on a morning journey to Zeinoddin, visiting the Achaemenid necropolis of Naghsh-e-Rostam and the ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire, Pasargadae along the way. These sites offer a glimpse into the origins and heart of Persia. Spend the night in the historic Zeinoddin Caravanserai.

Day 5, Yazd

Enjoy a morning stroll around Zeinoddin Caravanserai, immersing yourself in its historical ambience. Depart for Yazd afternoon, stopping at the Cham village, known for its sacred cypress tree dating back 3500 years. Visit a nearby tower of silence, a place where Zoroastrians traditionally exposed their deceased to vultures. Overnight stay in Yazd.

Day 6, Yazd

Explore the city of Yazd, founded during the Sassanid era. Visit the Temple of Fire (Atashkade), which has sustained its sacred fire for nearly 1500 years, and the two towers of silence (dakhme) nestled at the foot of the mountains. Discover the Friday Mosque, Amirchaqmâq Square, and the vibrant bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Yazd.

Day 7, Kharanagh

Caravanserai Embark on a morning journey to the village of Kharanagh, stopping in Meibod to visit a Sassanid citadel and an icehouse that reflect the ingenuity of a people who persevered against harsh natural conditions. Explore Kharanagh, home to a 3000-year-old fort, a caravanserai, and the Tchaktchak Fire Temple. Spend the night in Kharanagh Caravanserai.

Day 8, Farahzad

In the morning, depart for the mesmerizing Mesr Desert. Enjoy an excursion to the historical Beyazieh Citadel along the way. Continue towards the heart of the Dasht-e Kavir desert, where you'll discover the enchanting oasis of Mesr, surrounded by magnificent dunes. Take a long walk on the dunes, immersing yourself in the breathtaking desert landscape. Overnight stay in a guest house in Farahzad village, on the edge of the Mesr desert.

Day 9, Isfahan

In the morning, continue your journey towards the center of Iran, passing through the vast Dasht-e Kavir desert. Stop in Nain to visit the ancient Friday Mosque from the Abbasid era. Arrive in Isfahan and spend the night at a hotel.

Day 10, Isfahan

Explore Isfahan, often referred to as "half the world" in Persian, known for its picturesque beauty. Visit the magnificent Jameh Mosque, considered an encyclopedia of mosque architecture in Iran. Discover the Armenian quarter of the city and its notable Vank Cathedral. In the afternoon, stroll along the scenic Zayandé River, the sole river in the central Iranian plateau, and marvel at the famous bridges such as the Thirty-three Arches and Khaju Bridge, dating back to the 17th century. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 11, Isfahan

Continue exploring the wonders of Isfahan in the morning. Visit the elegant Forty Columns Pavilion and the majestic Naqsh-e Jahan Square, also known as "Image of the World." Explore the surrounding monuments, including the Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace. Enjoy some free time in the bustling Grand Bazaar in the late afternoon. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 12, Matinabad

In the morning, departure for Matin Abad, a village located 130 km from the city of Isfahan. Spend the morning and afternoon exploring the desert and its awe-inspiring dunes. Experience the grandeur of the desert landscapes. Spend the night in the caravanserai of Matinabad.

Day 13, Tehran

Depart for Tehran in the morning. In route, visit Kashan, renowned for its rose water production and unique carpets. Explore the distinctive Tabatabai House, once owned by a wealthy merchant from the 19th century. Take a stroll through the beautiful Fin Garden. Continue the journey to Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 14, Tehran

Dedicate the day to exploring the vibrant city of Tehran, Iran's administrative and political capital. Visit prominent museums such as the historic Golestan Palace complex, showcasing 19th-century architecture. Explore the Archaeological Museum, which houses a rich collection of artefacts tracing the country's history. Marvel at the Museum of National Jewels, home to an extraordinary collection of jewels, part of Iran's national heritage. Conclude the day with a visit to the bustling grand bazaar.

Day 15, Tehran - Return Flight

In the morning, transfer to Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran for your return flight, concluding your memorable journey through Iran's captivating destinations.

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
  • Anjelina129 says:
    Fantastic, memorable and educational Tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable, pointing out things and telling using us history in a way that was so fascinating. We had great food and he knew how to pace the day.
  • AlanS11 says:
    I enjoyed the tour and would take another one in the future. A fantastic taste of everything you could want and need