IRAN TOUR

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Iran Experience

Experience the life and customs of the nomads of the Zagros Mountains

01/01/17 To 31/12/17

Suitable for all seasons

Iran

An Ancient Civilization

1000 $ / Person

This tour enables you to experience the life and customs of the colorful tribal nomads of the Zagros Mountains. We will take you among them.

In addition, this tour enables you to see the traditional way of life of the unique inhabitants of the ochre mud brick houses at Abyaneh village.

We have also included visits to impressive sites at Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd. Your trip will leave you with memories of an enchanting ancient land.

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INCLUDED AND NOT

  • ALL DRINKS INCLUDED YES
  • LUNCH IN RESTAURANT YES
  • ALL TICKETS MEUSEUMYES
  • TYPICAL SOUVENIR NOT

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Arrival -Tehran

Arrival at Tehran airport, welcome by a Gashttour representative. Then transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

DAY 2 - Tehran- Shiraz (1:15 Hours distance by plane)

After breakfast, we will visit Saad Abad Palace Complex in which the complex first built and inhabited by Qajar monarchs in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty lived there in the 1920s. Then, visit the Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums. The pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history from the fifth millennium BC to 648 AD while the Islamic art museum provides a display of Islamic works of art. Then, toward Golestan palace complex, which is UNESCO Heritage and dating from the 18th century AD and visit Imam Mosque .Finally in the evening transfers to the airport and fly to Shiraz. Meet and transfer to hotel. O/N Shiraz.

DAY 3 - Shiraz- Black Tents (Firouz Abad) –Shiraz (240 Kilometers distance) [Round Trip]

In the Morning, we leave Shiraz to see a Sassanid Castle near Firuzabad, also known as the Atash-kadeh, is a castle located on the slopes of the mountain on which Dezh Dokhtar is situated. This built, in AD 224 by King Ardashir I of the Sassanian Empire. Later we shall have the chance to mingle with the Qashqai nomads. These colorful and hospitable people preserve their traditions in their encampments of black woven goat hair tents. Finally, return to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

DAY 4 - Shiraz

We will visit the Eram Garden in which built during the middle of thirteenth century. Besides, we visit Naranjestan Gardens with outstanding tile working, mirroring, etc., which was built between 1879 and 1886 by Qavam Family and visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque. Then, toward Hafez & Saadi mausoleums who were 2 famous Persian poets in the world. Afterward, we will visit Vakil mosque complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of the Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

DAY 5 - Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis-Pasargadae-Yazd (460 Kilometers distance)

Drive to Yazd, we depart from Shiraz via the Quran gate, 45 km north of Shiraz we stop at Persepolis the outstanding ceremonial palace of the Achaemenians (550BC) which is UNESCO heritage. At Necropolis, we see four tombs of Achaemenian kings high in the cliffs of limestone. Then, we continue through mountain scenery to visit Pasargadae another UNESCO heritage, the earliest Achaemenian capital where the tomb of Cyrus the Great is well preserved. Further, on our route crosses the central Iran ranges to Yazd. O/N Yazd.

DAY 6 - Yazd

Yazd is a very ancient city. Marco Polo wrote of the fine attributes of that city. It is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, a bathhouse converted to a first class restaurant, see the high wind towers which form efficient cooling systems in this desert climate. Then, visit the Doulataad gardens built in the 18th century for a former ruler. Later visit the Syed Jafer shrine, which decorated with tens of thousands of mirror tiles illuminating the whole mosque. In addition, The Friday mosque dates from the 14th century and at a silk weaving workshop, we see exquisite brocades still being made on traditional looms and at last Athletic House (Zour Khaneh). O/N Yazd.

DAY 7 - Yazd- Meibod - Naein - Isfahan (330 Kilometers distance)

In the morning, we will explore this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism, which was the Persian religion before Arabs brought Islam to Persia. We also visit the Towers of Silence on the outskirts of the city. This was the burial place for the Zoroastrians. In the afternoon we drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Naein Castle and an old caravanserai in Meibod where we can purchase pottery items. Further, on at Naein we will visit a carpet-weaving workshop. O/N Isfahan.

DAY 8 - Isfahan

In the morning, we will visit Naghshe Johan square, a huge open square in the center of Isfahan in which listed as UNESCO Heritage. The square periphery is marked by outstanding Safavid buildings which include the Ali Qapu palace, the Imam Mosque, the Sheikh Lotfollah (ladies) mosque and to the north the expansive bazaar where we can see artisans crafting metal work, Persian miniatures, printing intricate designs on cloth and other activities. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty-three arches) and Khajoo bridges spanning the Zayanderud River. Then, we will visit Music Museum. O/N Isfahan.

DAY 9 - Isfahan

We will visit the Armenian quarter of Jolfa where the Vank cathedral and its adjacent museum are of interest. Later we visit the Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Setoun Palace where the huge murals are masterpieces from Safavid times. O/N Isfahan.

DAY 10 - Isfahan - Abyaneh(175 Kilometers distance)

Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and ochre mud brick houses, Characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran where little has changed for several centuries. En route, we will visit the Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.

DAY 11 - Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran (330 Kilometers distance)

Continue to Tehran. En route, we will visit the Kashan, renowned over the centuries for its ceramics, tiles, pottery, textiles, carpet and silk. We will see the Fin Garden and Borujerdiyeh and Tabatabaeiha Houses and the unique Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madrasah. Then, continue to Tehran. O/N Tehran.

DAY 12 - Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran (330 Kilometers distance)

Transfer to Tehran International Airport for your departure flight from Iran.

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