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Mysterious Iran - Ancient cities and unique landmarks

Mysterious Iran - Ancient cities and unique landmarks

Mysterious Iran - Ancient cities and unique landmarks

Mysterious Iran - Ancient cities and unique landmarks

Price
$990
+ flight to Tehran and back home
Duration
15 days
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During two weeks we will visit all iconic sights of Iran - the old capital of Isfahan with its mosques and gardens, “city of poets and roses” - Shiraz, Mecca of ancient Zoroastrian religion - Yazd, and bustling Tehran. We will also explore remains of two ancient capitals - Persepolis and Pasargadae, built by legendary Persian king Darius and visited by Alexander the Great, and roam around ancient mountainous villages where time seems to have stopped. Bonus - we will be visiting during rose harvest and will observe ancient techniques of rose water and rose oil production.
  • Day 1-2
    We arrive in Tehran early in the morning and take a bus to Kashan (4 hours trip), where we check into to a local hotel. Kashan is an ancient town famous for its silk and carpets and is considered one of the most beautiful ancient towns in Iran. We will explore old quarters, visit the impressive Agha Bozorg mosque and medrese and traditional houses of local prominent families, and explore authentic Iranian bazaar. We will also visit a nearby village where locals harvest roses during this time of the year. Here we will learn about old techniques of rose water and rose oil production.
  • Day 3
    In the morning we take a bus (3 hours) to the real Iranian desert where we visit karavan sarai, sand dunes and a lake of salt. Then we proceed to the mountain village of Abyaneh (2 hours) where we check into a local hotel. A UNESCO world heritage site, this village boasts ancient architecture with trademark red sand stone and medieval mazy streets.
  • Day 4-5
    In the morning we depart to Isfahan, the old capital of Persia (4 hours by bus), and check into a local hotel. Here we will visit the famous square of Imam, one of the largest in the world and marvel at old mosques. We will also visit XVII century Chehel Sotun park with its Palace of 40 pillars. 20 of them are real, while other 20 are reflections in the lake. We will also explore the famous XVII century Isfahan Joubi bridge, which is 147 meters long.
  • Day 6-7
    In the morning we take a trip to Shiraz, “city of poets and roses” (6 hours by bus). Considered the cultural capital of Iran, Shiraz is known since 2.000 B.C. Here we check into a hotel and next morning visit the famous Pink mosque with its unique mosaics and XIV century Shah-Cheragh glass mausoleum. Next day we pay a visit to the mausoleum of the iconic Persian poet Hafiz - a real pilgrimage site of Iranians.
  • Day 8-9
    In the morning we depart to Yazd, one of the ancient towns of Persia, known from 3000 B.C. (6 hours by bus). On the way we visit Persepolis - “The city of Persians”, built in VI century B.C. by the legendary Persian king Darius and used as a ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire destroyed by Alexander the Great. Our next stop is in Pasargadae, remains of the even older Persian capital. In the evening we arrive at Yazd and check into a hotel. Yazd is known as the capital of one of the most ancient world religions - Zoroastrianism. We will visit the local Zoroastrian temple and the Towers of silence, where believers bury their dead. We will also explore XIV century Grand mosque.
  • Day 10
    In the morning we take a trip to Tehran by bus (8 hours). We arrive in Tehran and check into a hotel in the center.
  • Day 11-14
    During our days in Tehran we will visit exhibition of the national treasures of Iran - probably the most stunning collection of jewels and stones you have ever seen, Museum of carpets and explore the famous XVI century Golestan palace. We will also enjoy Darband mountain park and see the city from 435 meters Milad tower - 6th tallest tower in the world. We are also very likely to visit the house of a musician where we will enjoy aconcert of traditional Persian music. Last day will be spent in the mountain village of Afce 40 km from Tehran. Here we will hike in the mountains, ride donkeys, and observe life of friendly locals.
  • Day 15
    Flight from Tehran back home.
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At a Glance
Bridges of Isfahan, Unique Zoroastrian shrine, Stay with locals, Pink mosque, Golestan palace, Rose harvest, Shah Cheragh mirror mausoleum, World's sixth tallest tower, Grand mosque, Oriental bazaars
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Dates Availability
2017
27.04 - 11.05 2 spaces
2018
27.04 - 11.05 Available for booking
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2017
27 April - 11 May 2 spaces $990 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
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27 April - 11 May Available for booking $990 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
Departures 27.04.2017 - 11.05.2017
Availability 2 spaces
Price $990
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Departures 27.04.2018 - 11.05.2018
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Price $990
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Trip deposit - $511.
Group size 15 persons.
During two weeks we will visit all iconic sights of Iran - the old capital of Isfahan with its mosques and gardens, “city of poets and roses” - Shiraz, Mecca of ancient Zoroastrian religion - Yazd, and bustling Tehran. We will also explore remains of two ancient capitals - Persepolis and Pasargadae, built by legendary Persian king Darius and visited by Alexander the Great, and roam around ancient mountainous villages where time seems to have stopped. Bonus - we will be visiting during rose harvest and will observe ancient techniques of rose water and rose oil production.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is of below average difficulty. It includes bus rides up to 8 hours with stops for food and some sightseeing on the way. This trip also involves long walks in cities and villages. Accommodation will be provided in double/twin or trile rooms of simple hotels and guesthouses, all will have hot water and wi fi internet. Facebook and some other web sites are blocked in Iran, but, like many Iranians, we will be able to use them via vpn.

Included in the price of the trip:

  • Accommodation in simple hotels and guesthouses during the entire trip;
  • All transportation including buses, specially rented vehicles, and all kinds of public transportation;
  • Breakfasts in all hotels;
  • Professional guide services.

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Tehran and from Tehran back home;
  • Visa to Iran ($75-95);
  • Lunches and dinners ($8-20 per person per day);
  • Tickets to museums, parks, palaces and other places of interest ($200).
  • Medical insurance (mandatory). 
At a Glance
Bridges of Isfahan, Unique Zoroastrian shrine, Stay with locals, Pink mosque, Golestan palace, Rose harvest, Shah Cheragh mirror mausoleum, World's sixth tallest tower, Grand mosque, Oriental bazaars
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2017
27.04 - 11.05 2 spaces
2018
27.04 - 11.05 Available for booking
During two weeks we will visit all iconic sights of Iran - the old capital of Isfahan with its mosques and gardens, “city of poets and roses” - Shiraz, Mecca of ancient Zoroastrian religion - Yazd, and bustling Tehran. We will also explore remains of two ancient capitals - Persepolis and Pasargadae, built by legendary Persian king Darius and visited by Alexander the Great, and roam around ancient mountainous villages where time seems to have stopped. Bonus - we will be visiting during rose harvest and will observe ancient techniques of rose water and rose oil production.
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2017
27.04 - 11.05 2 spaces
2018
27.04 - 11.05 Available for booking

Citizens of most countries can get Iranian visa on arrival in Tehran airport. Visa is valid for one month and costs $75-95. 

Citizens of some countries have to apply for visa in their country of residence before the trip.

We provide free visa consulting for clients. 

At a Glance
Bridges of Isfahan, Unique Zoroastrian shrine, Stay with locals, Pink mosque, Golestan palace, Rose harvest, Shah Cheragh mirror mausoleum, World's sixth tallest tower, Grand mosque, Oriental bazaars
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2017
27.04 - 11.05 2 spaces
2018
27.04 - 11.05 Available for booking
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At a Glance
Bridges of Isfahan, Unique Zoroastrian shrine, Stay with locals, Pink mosque, Golestan palace, Rose harvest, Shah Cheragh mirror mausoleum, World's sixth tallest tower, Grand mosque, Oriental bazaars
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2017
27.04 - 11.05 2 spaces
2018
27.04 - 11.05 Available for booking