Day 1. Arrival in Tehran, you will be greeted by our representative and transfer to the hotel to take a refreshing rest. O/N Tehran.
Day 2. Our tour will begin right after the breakfast. We will walk through 7000 years of civilization in Archeological museum, then you have a chance to explore the busiest Bazar in Iran and you also will enjoy eating the Iranian traditional dish in a cozy restaurant. Finally, we make your childhood’s dream and cartoons come true by visiting the mind-blowing Jewelry museum. In the evening take a flight to Ahwaz. O/N Ahwaz
Day 3. In the morning, get ready to explore the rich history of Persia. We have a full day excursion to see Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, Choghzanbil ancient Elamite complex and the winter palace of ancient Persian Empire in Susa. O/N Ahwaz
Day 4. Today we have a long drive to Shiraz, but on the way we will be overwhelmed by the beauty of Sasanid’s monuments and engravings on the rocks in Bishapour & Tang-E-Chogan. O/N Shiraz
Day 5. Shiraz is famous for the marvelous gardens, flowers and poems. You will get amazed by visiting Nasir-Al-Molk mosque also known as the pink mosque. Then we head to 17th Karim-Khan complex including the fort, Bazar, mosque and bathroom. Later, we go to see Eram garden to be among the hundred types of beautiful flowers and trees. O/N Shiraz
Day 6. Being in Iran and not visiting Persepolis is like being in Paris and missing Eifel Tower! So get prepared to have a full excursion of Persepolis & Necropolis just 70 Km far away from Shiraz. In the evening, check out one of the most romantic places in the world that is Hafez mausoleum. O/N Shiraz
Day 7. Today we should drive about 600 Km to get to the east part of Iran, a city called Kerman. En route, we visit Salt Lake (Maharloo) and Bakhtegan Lake which are important habitats for the scarce birds. Another stop goes to see the ancient Sarvestan village to check out its beautiful Palace. The Sarvestan Palace was built by the Sasanian king Bahramgur in 5th century. O/N Kerman
Day 8. Today we will depart for Bam and along the way have a short stop in Mahan. Mahan is well-known for the tomb of Shah Ne’emat Ollah-e-Vali, the great Sufi leader, as well as Shazdeh Garden (Prince Garden). Shazdeh Garden (Prince’s Garden) is a historical Persian garden which is one of the samples of building garden in the heart of the desert. Later, we visit the remains parts of the earthquake-stricken Arg-e-Bam (Bam citadel). En route, we pay a visit to Rayen castle which is a good replica for Bam citadel. O/N Kerman
Day 9. After the breakfast, we have a half-day city tour of Kerman and then we will hit the road to get to a unique 400 years Caravanserai located in the heart of the desert. In Kerman, we will cover the Ganjali Khan complex and Bazaar. OK! We do not have much time, let’s go to see the UNESCO award winner traditional hotel called Zeinoddin and do stargazing on the top of its roof! O/N Zeinoddin Caravanserai
Day 10. In the old city of Yazd, you definitely will fall in love with walking and getting lost in the mud neighborhoods and alleys. We will visit the tower of silence and fire temple which belong to the minority of Zoroastrians who are following the oldest monotheist religion in the world. Later, we will check Jame mosque, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, water museum and the old traditional Bazar. In the evening, enjoy walking in the beautiful Dolat-Abad Garden. O/N Yazd
Day 11. Today you are going to experience a different tour. We will have a full-day loop tour to Kharanaq village (3rd century), Chak-Chak which is the most sacred Zoroastrians temple in the world and the 7000 years city of Meybod. You will get amazed by the inspiring peace finding in the temple, shaking the minaret in the village and the ancient mud bricks in Narin Fortress. Finally we will have some fun to work with pottery and get muddy! O/N Yazd
Day 12. Esfahan is nothing but a great surprise! We cannot wait to see its gorgeous art, architecture and lovely designed city. So, let’s hit the road for a short trip and en route, we shouldn’t miss visiting one of the oldest mosque in Iran located in the small city of Naein. Check in the hotel in Esfahan and in the evening we head to the magnificent bridges to do some walking along them. O/N Esfahan
Day 13. Today is a special top day! We are going to visit some picturesque Safavid (16th) palaces of the king called Shah-Abbas and the mind-blowing mosques of Imam and Sheikh-Lotfollah all located in Naghsh-E-Jahan Square which is known as the second largest square in the world after Tiananmen in Beijing. Explore Bazar and do some shopping. Later, relax in a cozy coffee-shop to taste the real Persian coffee and chat with locals. O/N Esfahan
Day 14. It’s nice to get educated about the Christians’ life style in Iran and Armenian neighborhood called Jolfa. So let’s check out the alluring Vank Cathedral and then enjoy walking and drinking coffee in this neighborhood. Later, we move to 1300 years Jame Mosque which was built over 13 dynasties. See the lovely Imam-Ali Square and explore the traditional Bazar to find the local restaurant to try the special local food called Beryani. In the evening, have a short mountain trekking of Sofe Mt. to get the wonderful view of the city. O/N Esfahan
Day 15. Today we depart for Kashan. En route, we visit the nice village of Abyaneh (famous as red village). The locals there are different since their costume, way of life and ancient dialect are still practically unchanged for the ages! After the lunch, we continue our trip to the cozy city of Kashan. We will pay a visit to Tabatabei & Borujerdi super traditional houses. Later, we move to huge traditional Bazar to have some discovery! O/N Kashan
Day 16. We are quite close to the end of the trip! What a pity!!! We drive back to the hustle and bustle of Tehran! En route, we pay a visit to Fin Garden which is a sample of Persian garden built right in the heart of the desert. Finally, we have a stop in the most religious and conservative city of Iran called Qom to visit the outstanding holy shrine of Masoome. Check in the hotel in Tehran and have colorful dreams! O/N Tehran
Day 17. You will gently be transferred to IKA and have no doubt we are going to miss you so much with all those sweet memories! Take Care!
Tehran: Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province since 1778. With a population of around 8.3 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran’s largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia.
Ahvaz: Ahvaz is a city in and the capital of Khuzestan Province in south western Iran. It has a population of around 1.5 million. Ahvaz is situated on the banks of the Karoun River, which splits the city into two large districts.
Kerman: Thecity with a height of 1755 m. is located on a high margin of Kavir-e lut (Lut Desert) in the central south of Iran. Kerman was ruled by Turkmans, Arabs and Mongols after the 7th Century CE and was expanded rapidly during the Safavid Dynasty. Carpets and rugs were exported to England and Germany during this period.
Shiraz: Shiraz, is the fifth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. In 2009 the population of the city was 1,455,073. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the Roodkhaneye Khoshk seasonal river.
Yazd: Yazd is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan. At the 2006 census, the population was 423,006, in 114,716 families.
Kashan: Kashan is the first of the large oases along the Qom-Kerman road which runs along the edge of the Great Desert. Its charm is therefore mainly due to the contrast between the parched immensities of the Kavir region and the greenery of the well-tended oasis.
Isfahan: Isfahan, historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan or Hispahan, is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, located about 340 kilometres south of Tehran.