PTA’s private tour of Shapour Cave
Shapour cave is located in the Zagros Mountains, in southern Iran, about 6 km from the ancient city of Bishapour. This cave is near Kazerun in the vicinity of Chogan Gorge, a place filled with numerous reliefs of Sassanid dynasty, which was the site of polo (Persian ??g?n), in the Sassanian period.
In the cave, stands the 1800 year-old colossal statue of Shapour I, the second ruler of the Sassanid Empire. The statue was carved from one stalagmite. The height of statue is 7 m. and its shoulders are 2 m. wide, and its hands are 3 m. long.
The length of cave entrance is about 16 m., with a height of less than 8 m. Behind the statue, in the depth of the cave, are three ancient water-basins. At both sides of the statue, the rock-walls of the cave were prepared for reliefs by leveling, but the reliefs were never made. It is said that in addition to this giant statue of Shapour I, the tomb of this great man is also situated somewhere in this cave. A
Drive to the cave (140 km, 2 hrs), make a nearly 2-hour steady climb from the road to reach the mouth of this amazing cave, visit the cave (1 hr), and descend downwards (1 hr). Then, pay a visit to the ancient city of Bishapour, Anahita Temple, and Chogan Gorge along the way and finally return to Shiraz (2 hrs).
1. The statue of Shapour & ancient water-basins in the cave
2. Chogan Gorge wonderful scenery & reliefs
3. The ancient city of Bishapour & Anahita Temple
PTA pre-arranged tours with easy booking process!
Just 50 EUR deposit and the remaining balance should be paid in cash in Iran.
Visa reference number in 3 days !
On arrival visa at Iran airports !
No visa stamp on your passport pages.
No arrival/departure stamps on your passport pages.
Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour payment and personal expenses. This cash can be in USD or EUR.
In Iran credit cards do NOT work and ATM machines do NOT accept international cards.
If you wish To pay us in USD, Please noted to bring big and new notes, the notes dated less than 2006 are not acceptable, only USD notes dated 2006 and after 2006 would be acceptable in Iran.
If you wish to pay in EUR please bring big notes like 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR notes.
45 day before tour date; without any cancelation fee
45-30 days before tour date; 15% of total tour price
30-15 days before tour date; 30% of total tour price
15-2 days before tour date; 50% of total tour price
48 hours before tour date; 75% and sometimes 100% (depends on the hotel) of total tour price
Under 2 year old; 5-10% depending on the tour date
Child without bed but having food (2 year old and older); 35% of tour price
Child with bed and food; 65% of tour price
What may not be taken into Iran?
On the basis of rules and regulation of I.R.Iran, entrance of some goods and or
its export is totally prohibited. Some of
those goods are as follows:
1- Alcoholic drinks
2- Gambling tools
3- Weapons, ammunition and explosive goods
4- Narcotic drugs
5- Magazines, photos, film and snaps and those goods which are against religious
and national dignity of the
6- Any type of writings against the official region of the country and or
discipline disturbance and public purity and
The export goods are exempted of paying customs duties and taxes but paying the
loading, unloading and
warehousing is included.
Islamic Republic of Iran Customs website: http://www.irica.gov.ir/EIndex.aspx
What to Bring:
Money: Just CASH, no kind of check and card is acceptable in Iran.
Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour price and personal expenses. This
cash can be in USD, EUR,
In Iran credit cards do not work and ATM machines do not accept international
If you wish To pay us in USD, Please noted to bring big and new notes, the notes
dated less than 2006 are not
acceptable, only USD notes dated 2006 and after 2006 would be acceptable in
If you wish to pay in EUR please bring big notes like 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR
For GBP no preference for big or small notes.
Files and Documents: Passport, Visa, air/train ticket, ID certificate,
destination, address list
Personal Articles for Use: personal tooth brush, towels, bathing articles,
contact lens solution, daily toiletries, comb,
sun glasses, suntan oil, shaving items, disinfectant tissues and bandage
Others: camera, films, batteries, electrical converter, alarm clock (if needed),
a pen and memo pad (to write down
something important during your travel), necessary cold, indigestive and anti-
allergic medicines, umbrella, etc