11 Nights 12 Days Historic tour of Iran
11 Nights 12 Days
|Day 1: Arrival in Shiraz
Arrival in Shiraz international Airport, transfer to hotel to rest after approximately a long flight; overnight Shiraz.
After rest and breakfast we will start the tour in the city of rose and nightingales and its cultural and historical attraction by visitng Zandieh complex (Karim khan’s citadel, pars museum, Vakil bath, Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir caravanserai). Then continue our tour by Jahan Nama garden, Hafez & Saadi tomb, Quran gate and Ali ebne Hamze or Shah-e-cheragh shrine, Overnight Shiraz.
Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit Eram Garden, Jame Atiq Mosque & Nasir Almolk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, Zinat-al-Molk House. In the afternoon we will spend some time to visit a fantastic view of Shiraz from 23th floor of Chamran hotel and an experience of modern social life in shopping mall. Overnight Shiraz.
|Day4: Shiraz- Bavanat
Second day in Shiraz will be a day with having the chance of visiting a breathtaking attraction in 50 km north of Shiraz .i.e. Persepolis (Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghsh-e-rajab); a must –see site for not only history buffs but also everyone who like to know more about the history of Persian Empire. we will continue our way to visit the Capital of ancient Persia and the Tomb of Cyrus the great that without doubt is one of the most respected Persian Emperor both in national and international view (It is located in 87 km of Shiraz), After spending some time . Drive to Bavanat in the heart of the Zagrus Mountain, enjoy being with the nomads, their daily life and traditions. Having a delicious dinner prepared by a local cook in the pure nature. Overnight Bavanat.
In the morning we will start a Light trek through the mountain, walnut forest (a forest with 20 km long situated amid a green valley) and a very beautiful perspective of hidden villages in a green area .we will pass during our adventure through this forest to become familiar with their local customs and traditions. Overnight in a traditional house in Bazm village.
|Day6: Bavanat -Yazd
In the morning drive to Yazd with a short stop in Abarqu and visitng Cupressus sempervirens that also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, Arrival in yazd, visiting Dowlat Abad garden. We will start our tour in the city of Wind towers” Badgirs”, and the center of Zoroastrian culture and Persian architecture. This city like a very old phoenix in the desert is the home of to an ancient type of evaporative cooler that are a prime examples of yakhchals, has one of the largest networks of qanats in the world and is also one of the largest cities built approximately entirely out of adobe. Yazd has a lot to mention and we can talk nonstop about it but it’s better to visit yourself, so, we start city tour of yazd by visiting tower of silence, fire temple, Amir chakhmagh complex then Laariha house and Dowlat abad garden. Overnight Yazd.
|Day7: Yazd - Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan with a short stop in Naiin to visit one of the earliest mosques built in Iran that dates back to the 8th century A.D .i.e. Jame Mosque. You will never forget its wonderful brick work. Pirnia traditional house .if we had time we can visit Rigareh Water mill and Aba Bafi man made caves in Muhammadieh precinct, then Meybod to visit Pigeon Tower, Caravanserai and Yakhchals Narein Castle then if the time allows Narein Castle and Town of history . Overnight Isfahan.
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit the magnificent Jame Atiq Mosque. It is 14th registered world heritage sites of Iran in UNESCO and one of the oldest mosques of Iran that dates back to 8 century. Ali Gholi Agha Complex and if you like to visit a place that represent you one of the most remarkable examples of eccentricity in Persian architecture continue our tour by visitng Pigeon Towers, this towers belongs to Safavid’s time . In the afternoon and before transferring to airport for flight to Tehran we will visit the third most important Safavid palace .i.e. The Hasht-Behesht palace and vank cathedral, overnight Isfahan.
|Day 9: Isfahan
In the morning full day city tour of Isfahan to visit a wide range of Islamic Architectural styles ranging from the 11th century (to the 19th and start a memorable city tour by visitng palace of forty columns or Chehel sotun belongs to Safavid era and has very beautiful mural paintings and a pretty Persian garden , the world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Imam & Lotfollah mosque, Ali Qapu Palace) . this square has been surrounded by two beautiful mosques and old bazaar of Isfahan and can entertain you for couple of hours ; then walk along the Zyanderood river and Isfahan famous ancient bridges (si-o-se pol & Khadju). Overnight Isfahan.
|Day10: Isfahan- Abyaneh
Drive to Abyaneh a village near kashan that is registered with UNESCO as a heritage site. The red mud-brick buildings, people in traditional clothes (women with white long scarf and under-knee skirt and men who wear a long garment and a pair of loose canvas pants) and special unique architecture has made this village unique; after spending a couple of hours there we will move toward the edge of the central deserts of Iran and town of Kashan to visit Fin Garden, Tabatabaiha & Broojerdiha house, overnight Kashan.
|Day11: kashan -Tehran
City out of kashan to visit Tappeh-ye Seyalk afterward drive to Tehran .visiting the 6th tallest tower in the world. Overnight Tehran.
|Day12: Tehran - Departure
Full city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Place that is both a historic site and museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls and it is worth to spend a few hours to visit its luxuriously decorated rooms, nice and big dining area and ballroom and well landscaped Gardens and fountains. Tehran Bazaar, The Archaeological or national museum of Iran that represents you many different periods of Iran’s rich history, Jewellery and Carpet Museums. Transfer to Airport for departure flight.