Iran. History and islands in the Persian gulf

Price
$1439
+ flight to Tehran and back home
Duration
14 days

What you get

Iran
Main cities and islands
Transportation
During the entire trip
Guiding
Professional tour leader-traveler
Breakfasts
In all hotels
Accommodation
13 nights
Physical grade
Level 1 (easy) out of 5

Iran. History and islands in the Persian gulf

Everyone knows that Iran is the world's oldest civilization. But have you ever heard about the beautiful islands with a rich underwater world, colorful cliffs and picturesque beaches. All this is in our handmade journey! 

  • Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and King Darius the Great in the ancient capitals of Persepolis and Pasargadae 
  • Look at Tehran from the sixth tallest tower in the world Milad
  • Climb the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence and peer into the sacred fire of the world's most ancient religion 
  • Meet the first rays of the sun among the colorful mosaics of the famous Pink Mosque 
  • Explore the underwater world of the islands of the Persian Gulf, get lost in the multi-colored caves and walk through unreal canyons

Trip code
IRHI
Iran,Tehran,Kashan

Departures

2019
Price
Book
15 September, Sun 28 September, Sat
$ 1439
2020
15 September, Tue 28 September, Mon
$ 1439

Day 1

Столица Тегеран Музей национальных сокровищ Дворец Голестан

Arrival in the capital of Iran and checking into a hotel. Breakfast. Visit to the museum of National treasures in the safe depository of the Central Bank of Iran. Collections of jewelry, inlaid with precious stones and precious metals weapons, clothing and furniture, is more than 500 years old! Among the unique exhibits are the rulers' thrones, the golden globe and others. We will visit the royal residence of the Golestan Palace, visit the marble throne room, the diamond hall, the mirror room, get acquainted with the collection of clothes, dishes and weapons of the rulers of the country. After lunch we walk through the Grand Bazaar - the largest indoor market in the world and the historical center of Tehran. Walk around the city. Dinner, return to the hotel.

Day 2

Площадь Азади Подъем на телебашню Милад

Visiting the modern capital's symbols - the Freedom Tower on Azadi Square and the Milad TV tower. Dinner. Departure to Isfahan (about 6 hours on the way). Arrival in Isfahan at night, checking into a hotel.

Day 3

Город Исфахан Площадь Шаха Парк и дворец Чехель Сотун

We will visit the Imam Square, which is surrounded by several ancient mosques and is one of the largest squares in the world, and dine in the restaurant of traditional cuisine. We take a stroll through the Persian park Chekhel Sotun, built by Sheikh Abbas II in the XVII century. The highlight of the park is a palace, the name of which is translated as "Forty Columns" - 20 columns are real, and another 20 are reflected in the lake. We will also see the famous Isfahan bridges, in particular, the famous Joubi - 147-meter-long bridge of the XVII century, and also attend an improvised concert in the evening.

Day 4

Армянский квартал Собор Ванк Гора Софе

We will visit the Armenian quarter with numerous cozy coffee places, visit the orthodox Vank cathedral of the XVII century and admire its unique frescoes. South of Esfahan, Mount Sophe, is a favorite place of rest for the inhabitants and guests of the city. We will climb the funicular to its summit and admire the views and see how the lights of the night city light up.

Day 5 - 6

Город Шираз Могила поэта Хафеза Розовая мечеть Персеполис и Пасаргады

Bus to Shiraz, a cultural capital of Iran with more than 4,000 thousand years of history (6 hours on the way). Checking into a hotel. We will visit the place of Iranian pilgrimage - the tomb of the famous Persian poet Hafez. Free time.

We will visit the famous Pink mosque, where we will see amazing mosaics, and admire the colorful rays of the rising sun through the stained glass. We will visit Persepolis, the "City of Persians," the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid state of the VI century BC, built by the Persian king Darius and destroyed by Alexander the Great. In the evening we will explore the XIV century mausoleum of the Shah-Cherah mirrors. Night bus to Qeshm island (8-10 hours on the way).

Day 7 - 9

Остров Кешм Креветочная ферма Звездная долина Каньон Чахках

Arrival on Queshm island, checking into a hotel. We will visit the old Portuguese fort and the shrimp farm.

We will visit the island of Larak, snorkel and admire the fantastic underwater world of corals, colored fish and other marine inhabitants. After lucn we return to Queshm island and enjoy the sunset in the sandy canyons of the mysterious Star Valley.

We will explore mangrove forests and visit mysterious caves in Chahkooh canyon.

Day 10

Дельфины, акулы и черепахи Базар на острове Хенгам

Early in the morning we will visit the island of Hengam 2 km away from Queshm. Here we will watch the dolphins, turtles and perhaps even see sharks. The coast of the island is dotted with ruins of old Portuguese fortresses and ship docks. We will also visit local bazaar, where you can buy souvenirs and try sambo - a traditional southern Iranian snack with vegetables and seafood.

Day 11

Остров Ормуз

Hormuz island is known as the rainbow island. Here you can count more than 70 colors and shades of hills and mountains, see salt rocks, and caves with salt crystals. The beaches of the island are sparkling with colors from scarlet red to golden and brilliantly black, and the sand shines with brightly blue plankton. We will visit all the most colorful spots of the island.

Day 12 - 13

Город Язд Зороастрийские Башни молчания Старые районы Соборная мечеть

We take a boat to Bandar Abbas, and then take a bus to Yazd where we will check into a hotel.

Yazd, first of all, is known for its ancient districts, which are more than two thousand years old, as well as what is considered the center of one of the oldest world religions - Zoroastrianism. We will visit the local Zoroastrian temple and the Towers of silence - the places of Zoroastrian burials, walk in the main mosque of the XVI century and take a stroll through the colorful local bazaar.

Day 14 - 15

Город Кашан

Bus to Kashan (5 hours) where we check into a hotel, have dinner and enjoy a view of the old town from the top of the hamam. Bus to the airport in Tehran (3 hours) and flight back home.

Tour leader

Nadiya Chernysh
tour-leader
Orest Bilous
co-founder, CEO

Подходит ли вам это путешествие?

This trip is of light physical grade. It includes rides in buses, trains and rented transport, as well as two overnight trips in comfortable night buses and trains. We will also take walks in cities and towns, and move around in public transportation in the cities. We will also take boats and ferries. Accommodation in double/twin rooms of tourist class hotels and guesthouses.

Стоимость путешествия включает:

  1. All transportation including buses, trains, public transport, taxis and other;
  2. Accommodation during the entire trip;
  3. Breakfasts in all hotels ;
  4. Professional guiding services.

What is NOT included:

  1. Flight to Tehran and back home. (Let us know if you need help finding the best deals);
  2. Insurance (mandatory);
  3. Food ($15-25 per person per day);
  4. Entry tickets to museums, parks and other places of the interest ($250);
  5. Visa ( $75-95.).

Visa

Citizens of most countries can get Iranian visa in the embassy of their country of residence before the trip.

Visa is valid for one month and costs $75-95.

We provide free visa consulting for clients. 

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