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 Kerman. O/N Kerman
Day 3. Today we will be transferred to Shahdad. It is located at the edge of the Lut Desert. The local climate is hot and dry. The researchers believe that Shahdad is the greatest part of the world. The main agricultural produce is date fruits. As it is lots of clean oxygen in desert, we will feel great there. O/N Shahdad
Day 4. After the breakfast, 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 5. Today, 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. En route to Caravanserai, there is an 11000 years village with some cave dwellers called Meymand! After that, let’s continue our trip to see the UNESCO award winner traditional hotel called Zeinoddin and do stargazing on the top of its roof! O/N Zeinoddin Caravanserai
Day 6. Today, we have a short drive to Yazd. 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. In the evening, enjoy walking in the beautiful Dolat-Abad Garden. O/N Yazd
Day 7. 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 8. Drive to an oasis small village called Mesr, located in the central desert of Iran, (known as Dashte-Kavir in Persian). En route, visit beautiful Bayaziyeh fort and Garmeh village with its beautiful palm trees and brilliant nature surrounding the village. O/N Mesr
Day 9. After the breakfast, do some camel riding in the desert, then, move to the gorgeous city of Esfahan. Esfahan is nothing but a great surprise! We cannot wait to see its mind-blowing 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 10. 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 11. Esfahan City Tour 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 12. Today we depart for Yasuj. It is an industrial city which is filled by beautiful oak jungles encircling the city. En route, we stop in a small village called Saman to do rafting along the wonderful Zayande-Rood River. O/N Yasuj
Day 13. We depart for Shiraz. En route, we will enjoy the magnificent nature of Zagros Mountains. In the afternoon, we visit Eram garden and Karim-Khan complex including fort, bazar, mosque and Hamam. O/N Shiraz
Day 14. 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 15. Today, we drive 110 Km to the ancient city of Firooz-Abad, the first stop goes to Ghale-Dokhtar also known as The Maiden Castle built in 3rd century. Then, we will see the great Sassanid King’s palace called Ardashir with its gorgeous architecture. If you were in a right season you might also have the chance to check one the most important branch of nomads in Iran called Ghashghaei. Back to Shiraz and in the evening, visit Quran Gate and Saadi mausoleum. O/N Shiraz
Day 16. It’s the end of your trip! 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.
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.
Shahdad Desert: It is 100 Kilometers from Kerman. Near Shahdad, there are gravellies (desert vases) that are sometimes 10 Meters long, while the longest gravelly of African deserts are 3 Meters long. In Shahdad Desert, there are 100 Hectares of salt marsh in the shape of boiling eggs that are unique in the world.
Mesr Village: Mesris in Khur and Biabanak county, close to city of Naein which is famous for the beautiful sand dunes and agricultural production in the area.
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.
Yasuj: Yasuj is an industrial city in the Zagros Mountains of southwestern Iran, and is the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. Yasuj is unique in nature in south of Iran. There are beautiful oak jungles encircling the city. These places have excellent landscapes.
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.