Day 1: Arrival in Tehran
You will be met on arrival at IKA International airport and transferred to the hotel to get some good rest to have all energetic and fresh in the morning.
O/N Tehran / Hotel
Day 2: Tehran
A full day Sightseeing in Tehran including We will enjoy ourselves while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS) that is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran’s capital city, Tehran, One of the oldest historic monuments in the city of Tehran, and of world heritage status. The glory and perfection in the design of this building will surpass all your expectations of beauty. It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presence from the 18th and 19th centuries. After, we visit National Museum of Iran which holds an incredibly wide range of pre-Islamic as well as post-Islamic remaining works including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Make sure not to miss Treasury of National Jewels Museum. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world; the most spectacular objects have been placed on public display and form one of the country’s principal tourist attractions, then we will visit Azadi Tower.
O/N Tehran / Hotel
Day 3: Tehran – Ahwaz (1 Hour Flight)
We will start our day by visiting Saad Abbad Palace is a great way to become more familiar with various historical, cultural and artistic aspects of Iran. At the foot of the Alborz ranges, north of Tehran lays Sa’ad Abad Palace. The glorious structure was first erected as a summer residence of Qajar kings and now is turned into a majestic museum to represent the finest works of art from Iranian and non-Iranian artists to a large number of visitors, after that we visit Tajrish Bazaar, then we will have a visit one of the famous museums in Tehran Reza Abbasi Museum. In the next, we will transfer to Airport to have the flight to where the Capital of ancient Persia located in, Ahwaz.
O/N Ahwaz / Hotel
Day 4: Ahwaz
After breakfast, we will drive to Susa, En-route our first stop it will be for visiting Tchogha Zanbil (WHS), is an ancient Elamite complex in Khuzestan. It is one of the few existent ziggurats outside Mesopotamia., the Tchoga Zanbil means ‘basket mound’ It was built about 1250 BC by the king Untash-Napirisha, mainly to honor the great god Inshushinak, After that we will continue to Susa for visiting Apadana Complex, the winter palace Achaemenes kings and the main palace 1 was. It was built on the orders of Darius the Great King of Achaemenes around the years 515_521 BC in Susa (ancient city) on the remains of Elamite. House walls of brick and columns of rock, in the next we will visit Tomb of Daniel. Then we will move to Shushtar for having a visit of Shushtar historical hydraulic system (WHS),is an island city from the Sassanid era with a complex irrigation system, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C. After that, we will back to Ahwaz.
O/N Ahwaz / Hotel
Day 5: Ahwaz-Shiraz (542 Km Drive)
Today we will leave Ahvaz and move to Shiraz for visit the city of poet and wine, En-route we have the shortstop to visit ancient city Bishapur including Enigmatic Anahita Temple, then we continue drive to Shiraz.
O/N Shiraz / Hotel
Day 6: Shiraz
In the morning you are in one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia; Shiraz, the home to numerous internationally-recognized Poets and Rose is waiting to welcome you right outside your hotel room. After delicious breakfast, your exciting tour will begin; we will visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, This mosque has two eastern and western bedchambers, and the eastern one has a tiled altar accompanied with 12 columns and amazing windows with colorful glasses. Afterward, you will be taken to see colorful paradise that named Eram Garden (WHS), Next, we will move to Karim Khan Citadel, a well-built fort, and a must-see monument. Then we move on to enjoy the fabulous architecture of Vakil Mosque and admire the beauty of carpets, rugs, and woven handicrafts found in Vakil Bazaar, then we get to Moshir Saray a traditional Bazaar, we finish day by visiting Hafez Tomb, one of the most prominent poets of Iran.
O/N Shiraz / Hotel
Day 7: Shiraz
We will start day by having an existing excursion to the history of ancient Persia by visiting Persepolis (WHS), a complex accommodating a cluster of palaces. Afterward, we will visit Naghsh-e Rostam which is an ancient Necropolis, a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. Here you can see a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from the Sassanid periods. We will continue to have the privilege of visiting Pasargadae (WHS), where Cyrus the Great is resting for centuries. These ruins are among the only remains reflecting the glory of ancient Persian Empire. Then we will back to Shiraz.
O/N Shiraz / Hotel
Day 8: Shiraz-Kerman (569 Km Drive)
Now it’s time to appreciate of nature, by visiting salt lakes. We first go to Maharlu Lake to be fascinated by the pink color of this Salt Lake. Sarvestan palace would be our next stop. This palace has been erected on a land as big as 25 hectares and is one of the earliest rock stones structures built in Sassanid-era. We will finish the day by going to a Salt Lake of Bakhtegan which hosts some specific species of migrant birds, such as Dalmatian pelican and flamingo.
O/N Kerman / Hotel
Day 9: Kerman
On this day you will have a time of your life. At first, we seize the opportunity to enjoy visiting Ganjali Khan Complex which encompasses a Traditional Bathhouse, well-designed Bazaar, a Caravanserai and a Mosque with a divine and spiritual atmosphere. For the next part of the day, we will travel to an area called Mahan, situated in the south of Kerman, where a green patch, known as Shazde Mahan Garden (WHS), appears right in the middle of an arid and sterile Desert. This landmark is a dazzling pavilion at the far end of the pool which is located on top of the garden and water flows down from a stair-like path to the entrance gate. To complete the joy, we will then go to Nematollah Vali Mausoleum. The spectacular Turquoise dome of the building is easily recognized from far away.
O/N Kerman / Hotel
Day 10: Kerman – Yazd (372 Km Drive)
The home to Zoroastrians, Yazd still holds Fire temples, with fires burning for 2500 years now. The city also has a great reputation for its remarkable wind towers providing us with natural air conditioning system to blow cool and pleasing air in the middle of the burning summer. One may also remember Yazd by the Pahlavani and Zoorkhane rituals. On the way to Yazd, you will have the chance to visit Zein-o-Din Caravanseray in a relative shortstop. The caravanserai has offered cozy stay and accommodation for passing caravans. Mehr-Padin Castle, located in Mehriz, is surely among the parts of your tour that you will not forget. This glorious castle was built 600 years ago. It has two defensive battlements and nine circular towers. Exterior space of the castle is surrounded by a vast moat and interior space of the castle is surrounded by two mud brick fences. Mehriz city is famous for its beautiful and spectacular gardens. One such garden is Pahlavan Pour Garden (WHS) which dates back to the late Qajar era; it can you can keep you away from the hectic lifestyle, at least for a few hours, by its cold water stream running right through the middle of the garden with stout and soaring trees standing at its sides. At top of the garden, there is a pavilion with an impressive design. All in all, the features found in this garden reflect the shifting trend from traditional styles of building gardens to more modern ones which can be seen today. Fahraj Mosque demonstrates the simple architectural characteristics of the early Islamic centuries. It is among the oldest extant mosques in Persia. The beauty of the mosque is embedded in its simplicity; its modest internal courtyard is lined with clay tiles and every visitor surely receives a relaxing and soothing vibe from the building.
O/N Yazd / Hotel
Day 11: Yazd
Reaching Yazd, we begin by visiting Zoroastrian’s Tower of Silence which a circular and raised structure built by Zoroastrians on top of a hill. It was used for incarnation for dead bodies to be exposed to carrion birds. We next have the chance to visit Yazd Fire-Temple, a place of worship for Zoroastrians, which contains in its heart a 2500-year-old fire and the Zoroastrians’ Museum containing numerous ancient writings. We will experience walking through narrow allies of Fahadan District with tall mud and straw walls, which are reminiscent of the ancient architecture of the city. The passages of the city were previously replete with arcs, curves, and bends, wide enough for just two or three pedestrians to walk through. Among numerable attractions of Yazd, here we will visit Amir Chakhmakh Complex. The complex is decorated by a long rectangular pool, surrounded by small shops; not only can one enjoy shopping for souvenirs from such traditional and local shops which mainly sell handicrafts, but he/she can also rest their eyes on the alluring beauty of the architecture of the mosque. Last but not Least, is Dowlat Abad Garden (WHS) which is renown all across the globe due to its tallest wind tower of the world.
O/N Yazd / Hotel
Day 12: Yazd – Isfahan (323 Km Drive)
In the morning drive to Isfahan, En-route to Isfahan, we will have a shortstop in Meybod. The city receives great credit for minting-coins workshops which we also will visit. On the way to Isfahan, we stop to visit Narin Castle Remains located in the middle of a historical texture of Meybod. Another must-see monument in Meybod is Shah-Abbasi Caravanserai built in Safavid era. Just like travelers in the past who could rest and recover from the day’s journey, we also stop here on our way to Isfahan to enjoy the architecture of the structure having rooms all around it traditionally used as shops and stores. Now it is time to visit Mud-Brick Icehouse which has a shape of an up-side-down cone which has a subterranean storage space; it was often used to store ice, but sometimes was used to store food as well. We should leave Meybod to visit Nain Jame Mosque situated in the old texture of the city. The Mosque was built after the Mohamad’s Mosque in Medina.
O/N Isfahan / Hotel
Day 13: Isfahan
Get ready to visit half of the world; Isfahan was once the capital of Persia and one of the largest cities in the world.
We begin our journey through Isfahan by visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace. This architectural masterpiece is a pavilion in the midst of a park at the far end of a long pool which is a typical design of all Persian Gardens. We will continue our tour to Meidane Emam (Naghsh-e-Jahan) (WHS) Square which is an oblong-shaped square built in Safavid era. The square with its lively atmosphere has always been a perennial tourist attraction; it is bordered on all sides by aesthetically remarkable monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storied arcades of shops. The monuments surrounding the square are named Shah Mosque, The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, we visit Imam Mosque situated on the south side of the Shah square. The mosque was built during Safavid period by the order of the first Shah Abbas of Persia. And last but not least Isfahan Grand Bazaar.
O/N Isfahan / Hotel
Day 14: Isfahan-Kashan (215 Km Drive)
We are going to have a great day with a great start, first thing in the morning we will visit Vank Cathedral which is one of the most celebrated examples of the colorful architecture to mirror Christians’ religious and spiritual concept. Then we will drive to Kashan, on the way we will visit Abyaneh. The village has a brilliant architecture; houses are constructed using peculiar reddish hue mud. The other attractive feature of the place is the women clothes which have colorful and happy patterns and under-knee skirts. Abyunaki people have persistently maintained this traditional costume, then continue drive to Kashan and start to visit Fin Garden (WHS) a lush garden renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden. In the garden you can enjoy a delightful atmosphere as water from a natural spring flows through a series of turquoise-colored pools and fountains. Then we will visit Tabatabaei Traditional Houses, Tabatabaei Traditional house is a perfect place to gain an insight as to how great taste of art and exquisite workmanship can come together to build a splendid house about 2 centuries ago.
O/N Kashan / Hotel
Day 15: Kashan – IKA airport (207 Km Drive)
Today is the last day you are in Iran so we directly drive to airport for departure.
Saying goodbye is never easy, but it is time to go to the airport. Iran is a kind of place that you cannot get enough of it and to appreciate its beauty thoroughly in such few days is not possible. Therefore, until next time we will have the honor to host you here in Iran take care and enjoy your flight.
- 14-Night accommodation in 4* Hotel (B/B)
- Professional English speaking guide for the whole trip
- All excursions & transfers by vehicle and an experienced driver
- 1 Domestic flight (Tehran-Ahwaz)
- Refreshment between way (Mineral water, tea or coffee)
- Entrances fee according to the itinerary