In this Lut desert tour, you will not only visit one of the most glamorous Iran deserts but also will see two major cities of Iran. Shiraz and Isfahan, with their old gorgeous and colorful mosques as well as their famous Persian Gardens are amongst the best Iran tourist attractions that so many travelers want to visit while their travel to Iran.
This Iran tour package would be started in Isfahan and will be carried on with a 5-6 day trekking tour in Lut desert, including overnight at a camp which means sunset and sunrise among fascinating Kalut(s) and sand dunes. The trip will be finished in Shiraz with the chance to visit Persepolis and Naqsh-e-Rostam.
Upon your arrival at Isfahan airport, our representative, carrying our show card (transfer information), will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to rest and relax before our tour of the city begins.
Isfahan, the legendary city which never fails to enchant its visitors, is the pearl of traditional Islamic archeology. Isfahan prides itself in having fascinating historical garden palaces. Included on our full-day tour today are Chehel Sotoun Palace; a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions, the famed Imam Square (Naqsh-e-Jahan); a huge square second in the world to Beijing's Tiananmen Square, and Ali Qapu Palace; the name coming from Persian "Ālī" (meaning great), and Azerbaijani "Qāpū" (meaning gate). Finally we tour the Imam Mosque and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and enjoy their architectural marvels. Evening is free at leisure. We stay overnight in Isfaha
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. Early in the morning, relish in the highlights of Shiraz dating back to when it was the capital of Iran during the Zand Dynasty. You’ll be inspired by the glorious Karim Khan Palace, the splendid Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saraye Moshir with its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops, and Nasir Almolk Mosque. Next, we will stop for a mouth-watering Iranian lunch at one of the traditional restaurants in Shiraz.
This gorgeous city is home to famous poets such as Hafez and Sa'adi. Hafez is one of the greatest poets who impressed everyone with his mastery. His poems give us a special feeling and the peace in his tomb is really outstanding. Sa'adi is a poet, philosopher and mystic who is known as the founder of alternative tourism. He travelled to different countries and cities and collected all his experiences in verse and rhyme prose in two books named Boustan and Golestan. We will get a chance to pay homage to the tombs of these great poets.
In the evening, we will visit Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh and be prepared to marvel at its beauties. We will take a stroll through the Jahan Nama Garden and witness its tall and proud cedars. Finally we will visit the Eram Garden and the tomb of Khajoy-e-Kermani from where the perspective of the mysterious city of Shiraz will remain in our mind.
In the morning, we first pay a visit to Persepolis. Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. It seems that Darius planned this impressive complex of palaces not only as the seat of government but also, and primarily, as a showplace and a spectacular center for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire.
The second place we stop by is Necropolis. Opposite Mount Rahmat, ten minutes to the north, proudly stands Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid periods.
Then we will visit Pasargadae which was once the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction (559-530 BC). It is also the location of his tomb. It is today an archaeological site and one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran. Finally we return to the hotel and get some rest. We will make our day by having Shirazi dinner and drink at Delgosha restaurant.