Upon your pre-dawn arrival in Tehran airport, you will be cordially received by our representative carrying our logo show card (transfer information) who will direct you for transfer to your hotel. You will have time to rest and relax before your morning tour of Tehran commences.
Tehran, a modern megalopolis, prides itself in having unique museums with immense and unrivaled collections and artifacts dating from the earliest onset of history to the present era.
Your tour begins with a trip to the Archeological Museum, one of the rare places in the world where you will have the special opportunity of visiting and experiencing the “evolution of mankind” through the marvelous display of historical relics.
Next on the agenda is your very much-awaited chance to savor the distinctive flavor of Iranian cuisine. Lunch will be set in an exquisite traditional Iranian restaurant where you will sample a wide range of delightful Persian dishes and desserts.
Afterwards, you will visit a world of jewels in a priceless Crown Jewels Museum one of which is one of the two greatest diamonds, Darya-e-Noor (sea of light).
At the end of the day, you will get a chance to see a variety of Persian hand-woven carpets and rugs in the Carpet Museum which houses more than 100 spectacular pieces from all over Iran. On top of that, you will also be given an insight into the history of these carpets. Stay overnight in Tehran.
A morning visit to Sa'ad Abad Complex with an immense 1,100,000 square meters and 18 magnificent historical palaces (2 of which you will visit) will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you.
Subsequently, you will be acquainted with the world of Iranian arts with a trip to the Reza Abbasi Museum which boasts a diverse collection of different art forms.
Your Tehran excursion will end at the Ceramic Museum where you will be able to witness its construction with glorious ancient archaeology. Afterwards, you will be transported to the airport for an hour’s flight to Shiraz. This is followed by a transfer to your hotel in Shiraz and en route you will be able to see the Shah-Cheragh (King of the Light) shrine from outside. Stay overnight in Shiraz.
Shiraz is crowned as the heartland of Persian culture and this city of sophistication will never fail to conjure up images of roses and nightingales, gardens and poetry. This gorgeous city in the province of Fars is home to famous poets such as Hafez and Sa'adi. Also, historical sites from different eras stretching back 6,000 years ago can be found there.
Early in the morning, relish in the highlights of Shiraz when it was the capital of Iran during the Zand Dynasty. Be inspired by the glorious Karim Khan palace, the splendid Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-moshir with its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops and Nasir Almolk mosque.
Next, you will stop for a mouth-watering Iranian lunch at one of the traditional restaurants of Shiraz (Hammam-e-Vakil if possible).
In the evening, you will visit Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh and be prepared to marvel at its beauties. Take a stroll through the Jahan Nama Garden and witness its tall and proud cedars.
Not forgetting the two famous Persian poets, Hafiz and Sa'adi, whose mysterious poems are everlasting in the Persian language, you will get a chance to pay homage to their tombs.
Finally visit the Delgosha Garden and Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb from where the perspective of the mysterious city of Shiraz will perpetuate in your mind. At night have dinner in a nomadic restaurant (Yord cultural complex) and immerse yourself in the world of the valiant Persian nomads. Stay overnight in Shiraz.
Be prepared to be inspired by the magnificence of Persepolis. This gem of ancient Persia which dates back 2530 years ago is the result of the exquisite works of a conglomeration of fine artists and architects from various nations under the Achaemenid Empire.
Next, you will visit Koh-e-Rahmat which is sided east of Persepolis and considered as a sacred mountain in ancient Persia.
Followed by Necropolis where you will marvel at the massive tombs of Old Persian kings. Necropolis is a collection of a variety of awe-inspiring historical relics from different pre-Islamic eras.
In the evening, you will leave your hotel and take pleasure in a tea party along the salt lake of Shiraz amidst its scenic mountainous lakes. Then return to Shiraz airport and fly to Isfahan. Take a walk along the Zayandeh-rood River and be captivated by Isfahan’s unforgettable bridges and interesting banks.
Isfahan, the legendary city which never fails to enchant its visitors, is the pearl of traditional Islamic archeology. This city is revived by the works of contemporary artists.
Isfahan prides itself in having fascinating historical garden palaces. Legend has it that the city was founded at the time of Tahmourass or Keykavous and because of its glories has been entitled “Half the World”.
Your full day tour includes the famed Imam Square (Naqsh-e-Jahan), a huge square second in the world to Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Tour the architectural marvels of Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace, Chehel Sutoon and Hasht Behesht Palaces, and also visit one of the most famous bazaars in Iran, where you can purchase the arts & crafts for which Isfahan is so well renowned. Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Isfahan’s Jameh mosque holds in itself the passage of several centuries of historical Islamic evolution. This mosque is a gallery of Islamic architecture in which the progress of the architecture from the outset of Islam till recent times is evident. Then we will visit Vank Church which is one of the most beautiful Armenian churches in the world and will undoubtedly capture the attention of every Christian.
Your day will conclude with a visit to Monar Jomban, the tomb of a Sufi with its shaking minarets and some historical bridges. Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Depart to Kashan and visit Tabatabaiha and Boroojerdiha houses and some other historical places specially chosen by your tour guide and be acquainted with the previous century’s architecture, the Qajar era.
Start off today's tour hitting the road to Maranjab caravanserai located 50 km far from Kashan where we will set up the tent. Afterwards, start trekking on the salt crystals to reach the solo altitude of the region which is located on an island amid the salt lake. This island is higher than the base of the region by 200 m. From atop the scenic landscape of the desert are visible. On the way back, we will have an excursion to the region of the sand dunes to walk on them by bare feet and experience a unique feeling. Sitting there, we will wait for the sunset of desert descending behind the sandy hills. Immerse yourself in the full-of-star sky of desert.
Drive in a 4WD to Sefid Ab DOE. station (60 km), set up tent and make ready for a full day climbing the 1431 m Sefid Ab mount. An exceptional opportunity for taking photos of the exotic scenery of desert is awaiting you. For the night stay we will descend to the tent, kindle fire, gather around it and enjoy the tranquility and calmness. We will have the professional telescopes ready to gaze the fully star-covered sky.
Depart for the Ghasr-e Bahram Caravanserai in a 4WD (110 km). Visit the most fantastic landscapes of the Iranian desert and the flora of the region. At night set up tent near the caravanserai and gaze the sky.
Set out today's tour visiting the desert national park and the fauna and flora and ride on camel back. At night set up tent and farewell with the sky and the desert beauties as the last night.
Today depart on surface to Tehran via passing Garmsar.
Embark on a tour to the Golestan Palace, known as the "Rose Garden". Constructed as a residence during the Qajar Dynasty, the Palace complex offers an oasis of silence and shade in the heart of Tehran. The last two Pahlavi Kings coronation ceremonies were held in the Palace, and much of its former splendor is on display. Then visit Sa'ad Abad Complex with an immense 1,100,000 square meters and 18 magnificent historical palaces (2 of which you will visit) will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you.
Subsequently, you will be acquainted with the world of Iranian arts with a trip to the Reza Abbasi Museum which boasts a diverse collection of different art forms. Your Tehran excursion will end at the Ceramic Museum where you will be able to witness its construction with glorious ancient archaeology. Your final afternoon in Tehran is at your leisure to do any last minute shopping or exploring. Stay overnight in Tehran.
Last but not least, depart Iran – the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories.