Iran by Desert

Iran by Desert
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15 days from $3,230 2022-12-03

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Starts/Ends Tehran

Max group size: 10

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Iran by desert covers the classics of Iran as well as some desert vicinity destinations with amazing eco-adapted architecture. Stay in 16th century caravansaries and visit old merchants’ luxury houses in Kashan, red village of Abyaneh and larger cities of Kerman and Yazd with thousands years of history.

  • Highlights

    Tehran – Golestan Palace – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Tehran – National Museum

    Tehran – Jewellery Museum

    Tehran – Grand Bazaar

    Kashan – Borujerdi House

    Kashan – Agha Bozorg Mosque

    Kashan – Fin Garden- UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Maranjab Desert

    Abyaneh Village

    Isfahan – Safavid Palaces

    Isfahan – Naqsh-e Jahan Square – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Isfahan – Imam & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques

    Isfahan – Si-o-seh Pol (Thirty Three Bridge) & Khajou Bridge

    Meybod – Narin Castle

    Yazd – Amir Chakhmaq Complex

    Meymand, Stone Village – UNESCO world heritage site

    Kerman – Ganjali Khan Complex

    Mahan – Shazdeh (Prince) Garden – UNESCO world heritage site

    Citadel of Rayen

    Shiraz – Bagh-e Eram – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Shiraz – Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

    Shiraz – Citadel of Kerim Khan

    Pasargad Complex – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Persepolis – UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Itinerary


    Day 1
    Overnight Tehran

    Welcome to Tehran! You will be met by our representative at IKA airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight we get to know our tour guide and fellow travellers at the tour briefing and welcome dinner .
    Enghelab dinner

    Central Tehran

    Day 2
    Overnight Tehran

    Today's touring covers down town Tehran by visiting the National Museum of Iran - where some of the exhibited items date back to 35,000 years ago - UNESCO world heritage site of Golestan Palace, Grand Bazaar and the National (formerly Royal) Jewellery Museum accommodating the world’s most magnificent jewellery collection.
    Enghelab breakfast & lunch

    Kashan-Maranjab Desert

    Day 3
    Overnight Maranjab

    Departing after breakfast for Maranjab Desert with a stop in Kashan to visit Fin Garden (UNESCO world heritage site), Agha Bozorg Mosque and Borujerdi House, a fine example of Persian desert vicinity architecture. We will spend the night at 16th century Maranjab Caravanserai.
    Maranjab Kervanserai breakfast & lunch


    Day 4
    Overnight Isfahan

    We start the day with driving to Abyaneh Village for a short visit then continue to amazing Isfahan for an evening walk from Si-o-seh Pol (Thirty Three Bridges) to Khajou Bridge.
    Khajoo Hotel breakfast, lunch & dinner


    Day 5
    Overnight Isfahan

    Our touring day in Isfahan starts with the Safavid Emperors’ palaces of Chehel Sotoun, Hasht Behesht and Aaliqapu. Then we take a walk along Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO world heritage site) to visit Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques before heading to the Armenian district of Jolfa for a tour of Vank Cathedral.
    Khajoo Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 6
    Overnight Yazd

    Morning departure to Yazd with couple of stops en-route to visit the 9th Century Jame Mosque along with Old Bazaar in the desert city of Naein and 1st Century Narin Castle in Meybod.
    Safaiyeh Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 7
    Overnight Yazd-Kerman Highway

    Our full day sightseeing tour in Yazd starts with Amir Chakhmaq Complex followed by Badgir (wind towers), Grand Mosque of Yazd, Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Zoroastrian Tower of Silence. We get on the Yazd-Kerman road at end of the tour to spend the night like old-era travellers at another 16th century caravanserai.
    Zeinoddin Caravanserai breakfast & lunch


    Day 8
    Overnight Kerman

    Today's touring starts with the stone village of Meymand (UNESCO world heritage site) with its hand-dug houses amid the rocks before heading to Kerman.
    Goavshir Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 9
    Overnight Kerman

    Our touring in Kerman includes a morning visit to Ganjali Khan Complex and Jabalieh Dome, a 2nd millennium BC monument.
    Govashir Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 10
    Overnight Kerman

    After breakfast we leave Kerman for an excursion to Shazdeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan (UNESCO world heritage site), mud brick citadel of Rayen and amazing Kalouts (natural rock formations) in the desert.
    Govashir Hotel breakfast & lunch

    Ardeshir's Palace-Shiraz

    Day 11
    Overnight Shiraz

    Drive to Shiraz after breakfast. On our way to Shiraz we will visit Palace of 3rd century Sassanid Empire, Ardeshir.
    Karimkhan Hotel Boutique breakfast & lunch


    Day 12
    Overnight Shiraz

    Today we discover the beauty of Shiraz by visiting Bagh-e Eram (UNESCO world heritage site), Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Narenjestan-e Qavam (Qavam’s Orange garden), Arg-e Karimkhani (Karimkhan’ Citadel), Vakil Bazaar, Shah Cheragh Mausoleum, Hafezieh and Sa’dieh (the tombs of two of the greatest Iranian poets).
    Karimkhan Hotel Boutique breakfast & lunch


    Day 13
    Overnight Tehran

    We leave Shiraz in the morning for a full day excursion to Persepolis (UNESCO world heritage site) the capital of ancient Achaemenid Empire with its palaces and temples dating back to 500 BC, we will also visit Naqsh-e Rostam Inscriptions (the tombs of Achaemenid and Sassanid Emperors) before heading to Pasargad, another UNESCO world heritage site to visit tomb of Cyrus the Great. Return to Shiraz for overnight.
    Karimkhan Hotel Boutique breakfast & lunch


    Day 14
    Overnight Tehran

    Free morning in Shiraz before transferring to Shiraz Airport for afternoon flight to Tehran.
    Enghelab Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 15

    Tour concludes after breakfast with following transfer to IKA Airport for your departure flight.

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  • Inclusions
    • Iranian visa invitation letter with reference number issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Inbound & outbound airport transfers
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
    • Entrance fees to various sites as per itinerary
    • Daily Breakfast & Lunch, 3 Dinners
    • 12 nights 3 & 4 Star accommodation
    • 2 nights traditional category accommodation at 16th century caravansaries
    • Shiraz - Tehran domestic flight
    • Tips - driver and guide
    • Meals where not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees for sites not mentioned in the itinerary
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