Ahvaz is the capital of Khuzestan province and the second hottest city of Iran. The city is popular because of its bridges, beautiful nights, and warmhearted people. During 8-year imposed war between Iran and Iraq, the city had been damaged a lot that the effects of them are still noticeable.
Karun River was one of the largest and most affluent rivers of Iran and ships drove on it, so the river is very important for the south of the country. The city is divided into western and eastern parts by Karun River.
Ahvaz is known for its ethnic diversity. Since the city has very hospitable and warmhearted people, different ethnic groups live there together in peace.
Day One in Ahvaz
In the morning, your guide will take you to Susa to visit Achaemenid Apadana palace, Susa museum, and Danial Nabi tomb (Prophet Daniel). Then, you will be driven toward Choghzanbil Zigurat. Afterward, you will be supposed to visit the Haft tape historic hill and museum.
And your day will finish visiting another amazing part of Ahvaz which is called Shushtar town to visit Shushtar waterfalls.
Overnight in Ahvaz
Day Two in Ahvaz
On the second day of your trip to Ahvaz, we will arrange a full-day tour to visit the famous bass relieves in this city. You will be driven about 2 hours to visit Eshkafte Salman Elamite bass relieves and some other Elamite inscriptions and bass relieves in Koole- Farah.
Where to stay in Ahvaz?
Finding a suitable place for staying in Ahvaz is easy because there are many hotels in the city. Pars Hotel is the best and most expensive hotel in Ahvaz and Parsia hotel is the least expensive hotel in it. There are other good hotels in Ahvaz such as Naderi, Oxin, Iranica, Neishekar, Iran, Karun, Sab, Khanemoalem, Hediyeh, Bandar Imam Khomeini, Ali Ebn-e Mahzyar, Parke no, Boostan, Fajr Sepah, and Bagh Moein.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Trying local foods in a city is one of the best parts of any journey. People of Ahvaz are excellent cooks and they are interested in spicy, chilly foods. Ahvaz has delicious local foods like White Pomfret( fish), Drums, Barbus Sharpeyi( Fish), Shrimp, Ghalieh Mahi, Falafel, Sambusa, and Mofattah. There are a lot of good restaurants in the city that you can go and try those delicious foods, for example, Emperor Restaurant, Kianpars traditional restaurants, Green Cactus restaurant where different kinds of Iranian and foreign foods are served.
If you like eating fast food, we suggest you go to Atrin restaurant and Cesar Italian restaurant in Ahvaz. Don’t forget to go to Lashkar Abad Street of the city and try Falafel and Sambusa that are cooked there. Atena Pizza, Lor & Turk, Iranwich, Haj Rahim Kabab Sara, Setar, Konjed, Navid, Riverside, Narin, Radin, Tiara, Kheymeh Kabab Sara, Khane Kabab Mehman, Telburger, Irmam, Nobar, Shambama, Hezar Dastan, Darvish Khan, Papas Pizza, Omid, Hediye, Twin, Hot, Tooshe, Govinda, Zohreh, Vors Pizza, Haida, Papion, and Oops are other good restaurants of Ahvaz.
What do we buy from Ahvaz?
Ahvaz like other cities has its souvenirs such as Different kinds of fish, Date, Date cookie, folk costume, and marine decorations. You can buy those souvenirs from the Bazaars of the city, for example, Kaveh Bazaar near Karun River. Ahvaz has modern shopping centers too.