Iran, the cradle of Civilization
16 Nights 17 Days Tour
Iran has been one of the most influential countries in the culture and civilization of nations. This influence is well evident in various aspects such as culture, architecture, art, and even cuisine. Iran's Trip is a unique experience, the experience of being in the cradle of civilization and culture that has held and extends its impact on the world for more than 2500 years of written history.
|Day 1: Tehran
Arrive in Tehran, meeting the Tour leader at the IKA Int. Airport, and transfer to the Hotel/ overnight in Hotel.
|Day 2: Tehran-Ahwaz
Full-day tour of Tehran and visiting the Archaeological Museum where the tourist catches a glimpse of Iranian art and culture through the ages. The Golestan Royal complex is the second place that will guide you to the deep art of Iran, and finally, the Grand Bazaar of Tehran with its vast corridors, different shops, and colorful goods will amaze you. Afternoon, transfer to Mehr-Abad Airport for flight to Ahwaz. Overnight in Hotel.
|Day 3: Ahwaz – Susa - Chogha-zanbil – Ahwaz
After a fresh and local breakfast drive to Susa (116km north of Ahwaz)to visit the best architectural effects of Iran and even the world; pay a visit to the Ancient City of Susa and the best surviving example of Elamite architecture, the Ziggurat of Chogha-Zanbil, the most important historical Elam holy site (UNESCO World Heritage Site). then visiting the Daniel holy shrine, French Castle, and the Achaemenian Palace, drive back to Ahwaz. O/N in Hotel.
|Day 4: Ahwaz – Shiraz
Morning drive to Shiraz, On the way to visit one of the most important Sassanid buildings - the palace of Ardeshir Sassanid, which was built by Ardeshir Babakan, the founder of the Sassanid dynasty in the 3rd century AD. Continue to Shiraz, arrive, and transfer to the hotel.
|Day 5: Shiraz - Persepolis
Excursion to Persepolis, the Spring and Ceremonial Capital of Achaemenian Empire, which was founded by Darius I (512 BC) and UNESCO World Heritage site, after this unique visiting we will visit the Naqsh-e-Rostam or necropolis, located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods. Afternoon back to Shiraz and visiting the Qoran Gate and Khajoo tomb, transfer to the hotel and rest.
|Day 6: Shiraz
Full-day tour of Shiraz including, The Karim Khani Citadel, the tomb of Hafez (the famous Persian Poet – 12 cent. AD), Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Eram garden, Pars museum, Qavam house, and the Old Traditional Bazaar.
|Day 7: Shiraz –Kerman
Drive to Kerman en route visiting Sarvestan Palace and the Jame Mosque of Neyriz” (Friday Mosque). Arrive in Kerman and overnight in Hotel.
|Day 8: Kerman- Bam
Full-day excursion to Mahan and visiting the Shahzade garden(UNESCO list) and Shah Nematolah Vali mausoleum the great Persian Sufist and then drive to Bam citadel and visiting the biggest mud-brick castle of the world. Afternoon back to Kerman, transfer to the hotel, and rest.
|Day 9: Kerman – Bavanat
Drive to Bavanat, an excellent town with beautiful farms and natural landscapes. Such a suitable area for trekking and visiting some nomad tribes. Everything is traditional, natural, and typical, such as traditional houses, costumes, and typical local cuisine. overnight in a Traditional house.
|Day 10: Bavanat – Yazd
Morning drive to Yazd the Bride of the desert. Yazd is a microcosm of dilemmas and arts, the social and religious harmonies that invigorate Iran. Zoroastrians have always been populous in Yazd. The architecture of Yazd is unique, combining a proliferation of graceful wind-catchers (Badgirs) and adobe-type architecture of central and southern Iran. In the afternoon visit the Zoroastrian fire Temple, Tower of Silence, light museum, and water museum. transfer to the hotel.
|Day 11: Yazd
Full-day sightseeing of Yazd, visiting the Friday Mosque, sightseeing tour of an old district of Yazd in the vicinity of Jame mosque, Eskandar Prison, Dowlat-Abad Garden, Mir-chakhmaq Square and mosque, and the old traditional Bazaar. overnight in Hotel.
|Day 12: Yazd – Farahzad (Dashte – Kavir)
Departure to the village of Farah-Zad, the last green rural settlement in Dasht-e Kavir. Delicious dinner, typical -locale. Overnight in a pleasant traditional house.
|Day 13: Farahzad (Dashte - Kavir)
Breakfast and excursion in the desert with the 4WD. Visit the town of Mesr (which means Egypt). This name comes from its founder, a pastor named Yusef or Joseph who is compared with the story of the prophet Yusuf and the Pharaoh, an episode from the Bible, and hence the name of the Villa: Mesr. Here are the underground water channels (the Qanat) on two floors with a depth of 50 meters by several kilometers in length. The hills are picturesque and made up of sand dunes; you can roam the desert. You eat delicious dishes. Continue visiting small but interesting towns like Arusan, Kure-gaz, and Amir Abad. Dinner and accommodation in a local house.
|Day 14: Farahzad (Dasht-e Kavir) - Isfahan
After a fresh and local Breakfast drive to Isfahan, again cross the desert, spectacular and virgin, to get to another jewel of the Dasht-e Kavir guild, Anarak you visit the fort. The rural settlement is done with a particular architecture, bio-climatic. It was built with materials of earth, straw, and wood, using solar energy to bake bricks. Like that of Ciupanan, on the way Continuing the trip, you visit Naein, the city and the historic center of art, carpets, ceramics. You visit the Old Town, the Jame Mosque, the Old Bazaar, the Anthropological Museum, which is located in a characteristic Renaissance house. Naein lunch, arrival in Isfahan for the night at the hotel.
|Day 15: Isfahan
Isfahan or Nesf-e-Jahan (Isfahan is half the world), which is the third and last capital of the Safavid dynasty. Full-day city tour of Isfahan, visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace and Hasht-Behesht palace, Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Imam Mosque, Ali Ghapoo Place, Sheikh Lotfolah mosque, and Gheisarieh Bazar. Lunch at Shahrzad restaurant. In the afternoon, will have the opportunity to visit the most famous river of Isfahan, Zayande Rood, and its historical bridges. After a dreamy sunset on the old bridges, transfer to the hotel and overnight.
|Day 16: Isfahan
One more day in Esfahan the Florence of Iran. Visit the Jame Atiq Mosque(indeed an encyclopedia of Iranian mosque architecture from the 9th century up to the present), Armenian Quarter, and Vank Cathedral with lunch at a local restaurant.
After Lunch visits the Zoroastrian fire temple and Shaking Minarets then you can visit the Naghsh-e Jahan square at night when the muezzin (person who gives the call to prayer at a mosque) call to pray for the people, and the people go to the mosque in different groups. This is one of the spiritual manifestations of Muslim countries that strengthen your spirit.
|Day 17: Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan Int. Airport and departure.