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. O/N Tehran
Day 3. After the breakfast, we depart for Hamadan. Hamadan province is situated in Middle Western Iran. In the afternoon pay a visit to the Jewish prophet tombs of Ester and Mordkhai then move to Ganjnameh to visit Achaemenid inscriptions. O/N Hamadan
Day 4. First, we go to see Baba Taher tomb. Baba Taher is a renowned Persia poet. Then drive to visit Avecina tomb. Avecina is a renowned Persian philosopher and doctor. The next visit is to see Hegmataneh pre-Islamic town and museum. After the lunch, it’s time to hit the road and by a short drive we get to Alisadr water cave. It’s believed that this cave is 130 million years old. A tour of the cave can be done by pedal boats to a centrally located large atrium. O/N Hamadan
Day 5. We depart for Kermanshah. En route, in the small town of Kangavar, ruins of a majestic historic site start to appear by the roadside. The Archemenid site is known as the Temple of Anahita. Then, in Bisotun we visit the ancient carvings registered as world heritage complex and immerse into Pre-Islamic Persian heritage from Achaemenids, Selucians, and Sassanids. After the lunch, pay a visit to Taq-e Bostan, ‘The Garden Arch’. It is a group of rock sculpture, dating back to the great Sassanid period. Later, go to the traditional Bazar and enjoy exploring through it. O/N Kermanshah
Day 6. Drive from the fold belt of Zagros Mountain to Shushtar. En route, take a trip to Susa which is one of the oldest cities in the world. This is the region where one of the first governments of the world was formed, resulting in the merger between the two cultures of the Iranian plateau and Mesopotamia. Also, Pay homage to the tomb of Daniel which has attracted a steady flow of pilgrims from all over the Middle East. Continue your trip to be enchanted by the exquisite beauty of the magnificent Chogha Zanbil temple. It is one of the oldest ziggurats in the world and the few extant ziggurats outside Mesopotamia. O/N Shushtar
Day 7. We depart for Shiraz for a long drive. Before leaving the city, have a look into mind-blowing Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C. En route, there is an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war called Bishapoor. The next marvelous stop will be Tang –e- Chogan which is a valley with a running river at north of the Ancient city of Bishapour. There are 6 giant rock engravings on walls telling the story of the Roman Empire defeat by Sassanid kings. O/N Shiraz
Day 8. 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 9. 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 10. In the morning, let’s drive to Yazd that is known as the center of Zoroastrianism in Iran. En route, have a short look to Pasargadae village and check the tomb of the Great Cyrus. Later, we will have a stop in the small city called Abarkooh to see the second oldest tree in the world. This Cyprus tree is considered as 4500 years old tree! O/N Yazd
Day 11. 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 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 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. We are quite close to the end the trip! What a pity!!! We drive back to the hustle and bustle of Tehran! 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. 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 16. 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.
Hamadan: Hamadan is one of the oldest cities of not only Iran but of the world. Its historical origins date back to several centuries before Christ. Hamadan was the Median Empire’s capital before they formed a union with the Persians and also served as the summer capital of the Achaemenid Empire was then called Ecbatana or Hâgmatâna.
Kermanshah: Kermanshah is one of the ancient cities of Iran located on the west and it is said that, “Tahmores Divband”, a mythical ruler of the Pishdadian had constructed it. Some attribute its constructions to Bahram of Sassanid dynasty, 4th century CE. During the reign of Qobad I and Anoushirvan Sassanid, Kermanshah was at the peak of its glory.
Shushtar: Shushtaris a small town located in Khuzestan Province on south west of Iran. It mostly lies on a rocky plateau where the Karun River makes a sharp bend. Shushtar is famous for its ancient hydraulic engineering works of dams, canals and bridges.
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.
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.