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Length: 14 Days
Type: Culture and History
Cities: Tehran, Ahwaz, Susa, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Kashan
Classical and Modern poles of Tehran
Palaces, Mosques, Castles and Persian Gardens
Ancient Cypress Tree the oldest creature alive
UNESCO world heritage sites
Bazaars full of souvenirs and handicrafts
Ancient dam and water barrier architecture from 4000 years ago
Different cultures and lifestyles of Persians
Getting deep into Iran’s history on this special trip. From the latest capital of Iran, Tehran, to the historic capitals of the ancient Persian empire from the periods of Achaemenid era to Safavid, Zand, Qajar, and Pahlavi eras. Nearly 2500 years of written history to experience in this trip though even more than 4000 years old signs of lifestyle had been found but haven’t been written yet. However, you will experience all of it on this special trip.
Your arrival at Tehran
Arrival at Tehran, meet your private tour guide, transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival time and your preference, a choice of Tehran sightseeing or going deep into young Iranian meet up and gathering areas and enjoy having a nice tea, while they smoke Ghalian (Tobacco).
Fly to Ahwaz
Arriving Ahwaz Airport and drive to Sushtar to visit the Sushtar Historic watermills, which are now registered as a UNESCO heritage site.
Sleep in a traditional Persian house, which was modified as a tourist lodge.
Ziggurat and Susa
Full day excursion to Ziggurat of the Choqa Zanbil dates back to 1250 B.C.
Visit Hafttappeh museum in Susa to visit the remains of Achaemenian Palaces.
Visit the tomb of Daniel the prophet.
Afterward, move to Shushtar.
Drive back to Shushtar and spend overnight.
Drive to Shiraz
After early morning breakfast, drive to Shiraz
En-route, stop to visit Bishapur to see the remains of an ancient Sassanid city built by Shapur 1st
Then go to Tang-e-Chogan, which are rock carvings detailing of Shapur’s Victories over the Roman empire
Later, arrive at Shiraz
Overnight in Shiraz
The cultural capital of Iran
Take a tour of some attractions in the cultural capital of Iran – walk through the main walking street.
Visit Karimkhan Citadel with tilting brick tower.
On your way toward Vakil complex, visit the Pars museum.
Explore beauties of Zand architecture, including the amazing Vakil Mosque and attractive bazaar with tantalizing handicrafts and artwork.
Evening, meet warm Iranians in Hafez tomb reciting their poems.
Drive to Persepolis and Necropolis (Naghshe Rostam) and Unearth the ruins of Persepolis, a world heritage.
Stay overnight in beautiful traditional Persian house, and depending on weather conditions, enjoy gazing stars.
Drive to Yazd
On the way to Yazd, stop in Abarkooh to visit a 4,000 years old Cypress Tree.
Yazd, Marco-polo’s favorite city and a city known as the bride of the desert, walk through narrow turning allies and visit the magnificent entrance of Jame Mosque with its tall minarets and amazing ceramic work.
Later visit the atmospheric Alexander prison and enjoy the tea house.
Later visit the breath-taking Amirchakhmagh Complex with its impressive construction.
Drive to Isfahan
On the way to Isfahan, see Narin Castle in Naein.
See the 33 Bridges and Khajoo Bridge after checking in to your hotel in Isfahan.
Marvel at the amazing royal square (Meydan-e-Naghshe Jahan).
Observe Imam Mosque and its perplexing features beside the impressive tile work at Seikh Lotfollah Mosque, which are no less than the paintings and the music room at Aliqapoo palace.
Visit Vank Church, Vibrating Minaret, and Ruins of Zoroastrian Fire Temple.
Early morning drive to Matin Abad desert camp
Enjoy desert sunset, sunrise, and sand dunes.
Enjoy star gazing and night camp fire. (On the way, visit Natanz).
Drive to Kashan
Visit Abyaneh, a village near Kashan at the foot of Karkas Mountain characterized by its reddish hue of the clay. In this village the Iranian ancient style of living, civilization, and culture is still evident.
The language spoken by the literate people of Abyaneh is Pahlavi.
In this village, you will have traditional Iranian cuisine.
Visit an underground secret city (which was recently discovered).
Get an insight into Iranian traditional houses by visiting Tabatabai and Boroojerdiha houses.
Tread in Fin Gardens of Kashan, and taste Iranian food at the cooking class hosted by a local family.
Depending on the time of your flight, drive to Tehran / Imam Khomeini Airport.
Vehicle in accordance with the number of people
Foreign Language guide
Accommodations (Hotel, Local house, Traditional House)
All entrances based on itinerary
Iranian Dedicated Sim Card purchase
Domestic trip insurance
Probable therapeutic costs