Are you willing to discover the best that Iran has to offer from its exceptional landscapes to its warm-hearted people and fascinating culture? Then, this complete experience throughout the country is made for you.
Explore the great lands of Persia in a journey that will take you to the most famous sights of Iran, from the beautiful blue mosques of Isfahan to the sand dunes of the desert, while discovering hidden gems, to bestow a unique perspective of Iran.
Meeting locals in small villages, cooking delicious traditional dishes in homestays, discovering the lifestyle of nomadic families and the beliefs of Zoroastrians in their pilgrimage sites, this experience gives the true authentic taste of Iran.
Exploring Shiraz, the city of poetry and Persian gardens, and grandeur of Persia in Persepolis
Visiting the exceptional monuments of Isfahan's Naqsh- e Jahan Square
Having the best of the buzzing capital of Iran, Tehran, and its distinction modern life
Experiencing the sand dunes of the Desert, on foot or by riding camels
Getting familiar with the spirit of Zoroastrianism in Yazd
Meeting Nomadic families with their rich unique lifestyle
Enjoying the atmosphere of lush lands of Caspian Sea in Gilan Province
Sleeping in thousands-year-old human-made caves in the world heritage village of Meymand
Experiencing Local's lifestyle and tasting various tasteful Local dishes of Iranian villages
Whoever pronounces the name of Persia has the glorious legacy of its empires in the mind. On the tracks of the History in Persepolis return to the time of Achaemenids by visiting Ceremonial Capital found by Darius the Great in 518 BC. The impressive columns of the Gate of All Nations stand proudly to welcome the visitor to world's great archaeological site; one of the many Iran has to offer, among which Necropolis nearby, the final resting place of four great kings of Ancient Persia.
The vast land of Iran holds many traces of the Silk Road, the most famous historical trading route, which once linked Europe to China. On your way between Iran's most famous cities, you can visit a caravanserai which has been an oasis for so many merchants carrying the finest good travelled far and long. Follow this thread to arrive in the beautiful city of windcatchers, Yazd. This ancient prosperous city has kept an enchanting atmosphere, with its ochre mud-brick walls and narrow alleys. It's an invitation to get lost in time, admiring the view from its rooftops to sunset.
There are so much more historical experiences waiting for you in Iran, a land where you can stay overnight in a 3000 years old human-made caves, in the ancestral mountainous village of Meymand. Go forward in time, to climb up to Rudkhan fortress, whose brick walls defended the Persian Empire against invaders in the fifth century. Finally, enjoy the restoration of marvellous historical houses in Kashan, built in the early 19th century by prosperous merchants and local notables.
A real experience of Iran cannot go without unravelling its most iconic spots, such as the colourful Pink Mosque of Shiraz. The morning light reflected through the coloured glasses has created the sense which has kept all its magic. What about the collection of masterpieces in Isfahan's Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, with its blue-domed mosques known throughout the world? They are only a glimpse of the wonders this iconic city has to reveal to you.
Even if Iran's mosques are among the jewels of the Islamic architecture in the world, it's far from being the only religion to excel with stunning holy sites. The Vank Cathedral is the best example of a remarkable architectural blend between Islamic and Armenian Orthodox traditions. As for the unique Zoroastrian FireTemple and Towers of Silence in Yazd which are the vivid testimonies of one of the world's oldest religions.
Wandering through Iran also means experiencing a land of four seasons. Here, you can feel the warmth of the sand dunes under your foot, by visiting the silent desert of Varzaneh. Later in your trip, get ready for lush and humid landscapes, while discovering the Caspian Sea: in the heart of the dense forest, one of Iran's most beautiful villages is located; it is Masuleh. Nestled in the green mountain, visitors can walk on its houses' roofs, forming the narrow paths of the village.
It's precisely in the life of small villages that you can take the pulse of the country, discovering its best asset: Iranians. Being hosted by local families in guesthouses will show the true face of Iran, as Iranians are known for being the warmest and most welcoming people in the world. Getting to know the people also means discovering the diversity of cultures and traditions of its different ethnic groups, among which nomads, customs, clothes, food and languages. Meeting with them each time is like experiencing a new trip.
On the First day in Tehran, we will visit Golestan Palace Complex (World Heritage): Main palace, Wind tower building, National Museum of Iran, Islamic Era Art Museum, National Jewels Museum, carpet museum and Milad Tower Complex.
On the Second day leave to Kashan and going to stay overnight and get to see Abbasiyan and Tabatabaie Historical Houses, Soltan Amir Ahmad Historical Hammam (old bathroom), Kashan old Bazaar, Aqa Bozorg Mosque-Madrasa, Fin garden (WH).
The Third day leads us to Badgir city of Yazd but en route to the mud-brick city we visit Varzaneh to meet locals, eat with them and visit the nice camel farm and some very unique anthropological attractions in the central desert in Iran like Camel-mill, Bull-well. Enjoy desert and sand dunes, Safari by 4wd cars and camel riding before staying overnight in Yazd.
The next day is to be named Zoroastrian day with a visit to a Zoroastrian family and knowing about the first monotheist religion of Iran while we will benefit of beauties of Old city of Yazd (WH), Great Mosque of Yazd, Amir Chakhmaq Square, Water Museum, Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Yazd Grand Bazaar.
On day Five just en route to 8000 year old human-made furnished caves in Meymand (WH), we pay a visit to incredible ruins of Kharanaq old city, Saryazd fortress and Zeinoddin Caravanserai and on the way visit semi-nomads to be hosted by delicious cuisines in their wooden shelters.
Having breakfast with locals in the cave we start the sixth day of the tour by an excursion through the stone village and know about the unique lifestyle of natives in Meymand. Heading to Passargad (WH)", "Persepolis (WH)" and "Necropolis" historical sites en-route to shiraz, today comes to end with unforgettable memories.
The whole Seven day spends for a poetry city tour to see Nasir Al Molk Mosque (Pink mosque), Narenjestane Qavaam garden, Zinat Al Molk historical house, Vakil Bazaar, Eram Garden (WH), Shah Cheragh and Ali Ibne Hamzeh holy Shrines and Hafeziyyeh (Mausoleum of Hafez, most famous Iranian poet).
Day eight is devoted to having a journey near Saadat Shahr, its pomegranate and grapes gardens watering with Iranian masterpiece of engineering, the world heritage invention which is Qanat. Later on, visiting the Qashqaei nomad family and sharing our evening in a nomadic eco-lodge will grant golden sleep in eco-lodge.
While we passed half of the tour, on next day it is finally time to call for gorgeous Isfahan, the pattern of the world. Being well settled in Isfahan nightlife of city asks for your company to pleasure and tomorrow is to be for Isfahan alone to pierce into Naqshe Jahan Square (WH): Imam Mosque, Aali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Qeysariyyeh Bazaar, Chehel Sotoun Palace Garden (WH), Khajou and Sio Se Pol Historical Bridges, Great Mosque of Isfahan (WH), Vank and Bethlehem Churches, Garden of Abbasi hotel.
On the eleventh day, you get on the slope to head toward the north. The rosy mud village of Abyaneh will catch your heart and letting a part of your heart there, visit the holy shrine in Qom en-route having lunch with a local family and then joining the capital of Iran stands at the mountain foot.
Next day is an epic. Leaving desert and earthy architecture behind and welcome to the green forest of Hyrcania, the blue shore of Caspian sea and snow-capped Alborz mountain in Gilan province, having lunch in Rash which is the creative city of gastronomy according to Unesco, Astara opens the door for a delightful stay with a local family.
On the thirteenth day, we go to Fuman region to have hike in Rud Khan Fortress through a dense forest. Then we will visit "Masuleh village" and overnight in a hotel which is located in the middle of a tea farm.
Drive back to Tehran and after farewell lunch or dinner, transfer to Imam Airport in the evening to catch your departure flight on the last day.
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