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Day 1&2 in Tehran (Iran)
(One full-day and 2 nights)
Today, you will arrive in Iran from Tehran Intl airport. Based on your arrival time in the morning or the evening, you will stay in the capital of Tehran for two nights. So you will have a half-day tour for the first day of your trip, and also have a full day tour on the second day in this city to explore Tehran.
But some people prefer different ways for their travels. If you would like to have the same itinerary without any domestic flight, you can ask us to arrange an open jaw itinerary. Many flights enter and leave Iran through different cities. By attending an open-jaw itinerary, you can save more money, time, and energy. You do not need to repeat away and it causes you not to feel boring. Another good reason is that you do not need to have a domestic flight, which needs more money and arrangement.
What to do or see in Tehran:
If you are interested in culture and history, you can see:
2. Niavaran Palace
3. Golestan Palace
4. National Museum of Iran
If you are looking for a mixture of adventure and nature, you can go to:
1. Dizin Ski Resort
2. Chitgar forest Park
3. Tochal Complex
And the last, we have some offer for those who would like to Get Involved with Local Activities in Iran
1. Tehran Bazaar
How to get to Tehran:
When you arrive at Tehran International airport) IKA), you will have three options to get into Tehran city:
3.Pre-book private car and driver
But it is highly recommended to pre-book your car and driver from our company. This way, when you arrive, your driver and guide will be waiting for you in front of the gate in the arrival hall with a sign including our company’s name and without any waste time, transfer you to your hotel.
Our suggestion hotels:
Saina hotel (3* hotel)
For those who would prefer to stay in a hotel with mid-range, our suggestion is Saina hotel. We have had many clients who stayed at this hotel in the last months and loved it! First of all its location is so great because it is located in the center of Tehran. Its distance from the International airport is 50 minutes and it takes about 25 minutes to get to the MahrAbbad domestic airport.
It could be a perfect place where you can start exploring Tehran. The rooms are new, clean, and modern with very comfortable beds. The staff is very helpful.
Howayzee hotel (4* hotel)
Howayzee hotel is a 4* hotel. It is a great hotel and offers excellent value for money. This modern hotel is centrally located close to sightseeing in Tehran. Perfect for relaxing after a full-day tour. The rooms are large, comfortable, and have an excellent breakfast.
Its distance to the international airport is around 1 hour 10 minutes and its distance to the Mehrabbad domestic airport is about 25 minutes.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Despite other cities in Iran, Tehran doesn't have any special local food. Different kinds of foods are common in Tehran that you can eat them in famous restaurants of the city like Nayeb that has several branches, Alborz and Raftari. There is also another nice restaurant in Tehran in the grand Bazaar which name is “Moslem" where you can eat the most delicious Iranian food especially Tahchin. Neshat, Zeytoon, Khatun, and KFC restaurants are good choices for those who are interested in eating fast food. If you like to eat your food in a luxurious restaurant, we recommend you to go to Divan restaurant in Fereshteh st. and Tamasha restaurant in Milad Noor shopping center.
In the evening of day 2, you will have a domestic flight to Shiraz, one full day, and 1 night.
Day 3 & 4 in Shiraz
(Two full-day and 3 nights)
Today, you will be transferred to the Mehrabbad domestic airport, and fly to Shiraz.
Shiraz which is known as a city of lovers is a land full of worth seeing things. It is believed that Shiraz is the most beautiful tourist city in Iran. Shiraz is also one of the biggest cities in Iran.
Where to go and visit in Shiraz?
In Shiraz, you're going to visit the city of easy-going people, great poems, beautiful gardens and fruits. Shiraz is the center of Fars province which is the central province of Iran in agriculture. A lot of vineyards are around and within this city made this city famous for its red wine before the revolution. Today, you will see the Vakil complex including Arg of Karim Khan which is one of the most beautiful and unique monuments of Shiraz, Bazaar, Bathhouse, and Mosque.
It is not clear exactly when this garden was initially made but this garden is mentioned in the itineraries of the 10th and 11th centuries. The variety of plants is significant and is similar to an exhibition of flowers and plants.
How to get to Shiraz:
When you want to come to Shiraz from Tehran, you will have three options:
1. VIP bus
3. Domestic flight
But it is highly recommended to book a domestic flight. This way is not tiring for you and also, it causes you to save your time to see more sites in Shiraz
What to eat? Where to eat?
Shiraz has many different kinds of food. One of the most popular local food is Kalam polo. You can find it in all restaurants in Shiraz, but if would like to eat the best one, I suggest you eat at Haftkhan restaurant. Haft khan restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Shiraz that has seven floors and you can eat different kinds of food there. Haft khan restaurant is also famous because of serving delicious Shirazi Halva. Soofi, Shater Abbas, Shandiz, Berentin, Bagh-e Raz, and Lotus restaurants are among the best restaurants in Shiraz.
In addition to Kalam polo, other local foods are cooked in Shiraz such as Shekar polo, Dopiyazeh Alu, Lari Kebab, Ash Sabzi, and Ash Kardeh.
What do we buy from Shiraz?
If you want to buy a special souvenir of Shiraz, you should go to Vakil Bazaar where you can find different kinds of famous handicrafts of Shiraz like the rug, Khatam, Carved wood, Silver, Kilim and Gabbeh, and Saffron.
To buy the rug, our professional expert will help you to find the best rugs with good quality and the best price.
Day 5 & 6 & 7: Shiraz-Abarkooh-Yazd
(1 night in Abarkooh, 2 full days, and 2 night in Yazd)
On your way to Yazd, you will visit Persepolis and Abarkuh and spend one night in Abarkuh.
To see in Abarkooh:
On the morning of day 6, you will drive toward Yazd. It's about two hours' driving.
You will spend two nights in Yazd, so you will have enough time to explore the city.
What to do or see in Yazd:
Mohammad Taqi Khan was a great Khan during the Zand Dynasty and he was the ruler of Khans in Yazd. Mohammad Taqi Khan first made an aqueduct in the name of Dowlat Abad. Then along the aqueduct, he made a mansion in the middle of a garden and called it Dowlat Abad Garden. We will visit the Dowlat Abad garden and take some photos. We can stroll down the streets, visiting the many sightseeing such as Khan Bazaar, Water museum, and Amirchakhmag complex. Amir Jalal al-Din Chakhmaq Shami lived during the Timurid dynasty and was announced the ruler of Yazd by king Shahrukh of Timurid. With the help of his wife, Fatemeh Khatun, Chakhmaq was able to build a square, a reservoir, a monastery, a school, a caravanserai, and water well, a bazaar, and most importantly a mosque in Yazd.
You can learn more about Yazd attraction here: Yazd Travel Guide
Iran is a country with a warm and dry climate, so many deserts are spreading in different places all over Iran, and especially its centers near Yazd. Mysterious lands that traveling to them would be one of the most exciting experiences of your life for sure.
With this explanation, we do recommend that you shouldn't miss going to the desert where the local people have established adorable camps in the heart of desserts. There, you enjoy watching a sunset, walking on the Sandhill, have a night gathering, set on fire, and drink a cup of tea that is made on the fire. Listening to traditional music.
Where to stay in Yazd?
Staying at a traditional hotel is desirable when traveling to a historical city. But Yazd like other cities of Iran has modern hotels that you can choose any of them based on your interest.
We recommend you stay at the traditional hotels in the city because staying at such hotels is not possible in any other city. Fazeli, Fahadan, Safaiyeh, and Dad hotels are the best traditional hotels in Yazd. If you are not interested in staying at traditional hotels, you can stay in modern hotels in the city like Arg, Jahangardi, Zanbagh, and Karavan.
What to eat? Where to eat?
We recommend you to try Ashe Sholi and Khoresh-e Gheimeh, these are the most famous food of Yazd and you can eat them in Talar-e Yazd restaurant that is also called "Haji Ashpaz". Moshir, Khan Dohad, Adib Al-Mamalek, Mahoor, Abul Maali, and Malek Al-Tojar are other great traditional restaurants in Yazd that you can go and enjoy eating delicious foods.
Day 8 & 9 in Isfahan:
(Two full days and 2 nights)
Isfahan (Sepahan) is also known as half of the World by Iranians. Emam Square is waiting for you to take you somewhere you have not been before. You can see nice Mosques and Aliqapou, you can also see Chehel Seton palace.
As soon as you arrive in this city, and you are going to see many people at Emam Square. After many years, the Qaysarieh bazaar is still one of the most important places for selling and buying goods. You will see how people enjoy their time not only by shopping but also having fun together. Youngers come to take beautiful pictures with tile working backgrounds to post on Instagram or WhatsApp profile pictures. Old people come to make their memories alive and meet their friends and have some time together. You will see a lot of colorful and handmade souvenirs. When it is time to pray, people, especially those who work at the bazaar go to the mosques to pray. You can see the old mosques of Imam and Sheikhlotfollah.
What to do or see in Isfahan?
Most of Isfahan's historical sites date back to the Safavid Era and they are situated near Zayanderud River.
Ali Qapu, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Shah (Imam) Mosque, Vank Cathedral, Menar Jonban, Chehel Sotoun (forty columns), Hasht Behesht Palace, Allahverdi Khan bridge, Four gardens, Fire temple, Takht-e Foulad Old Cemetery, Isfahan's Historical Bazaar, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, The Bird Garden, Khaju Bridge, Shahrestan Bridge, si-o-Seh Pol (thirty-three Bridge) are among the attractions and historical sites in Isfahan.
You can learn more about Isfahan's sightseeing from the below link:
You can see Iranian old gymnasium, which is called Zoorkhane in Persian. There you get familiar with the rich culture of Iranian and its tradition. You will have some time in Sharbatkhane, where you can drink traditional drinks.
Then, after finishing your city tour in Isfahan and eat lunch, you will be driven toward Tehran.
How to get to Isfahan:
You will be driven toward Isfahan by a private car and driver. You can ask your driver to have a stop on the way to visit Meybod and Naein villages. Visit pigeon tower, Narin castle, and visit cotton waving workshop and Jame mosque in Naein.
Where to stay in Isfahan?
As it was mentioned earlier, Isfahan is a tourist city and it has a lot of both modern and traditional hotels with high quality and reasonable prices. Abbasi Guesthouse or Shah Abbas Hotel is one of the great hotels of Iran and the city of Isfahan. This hotel is famous due to its architecture, which is modeled on the Safavid architecture, and its location among the historical context of Isfahan. CNN reports Abbasi hotel as the Middle East's most beautiful hotel in March 2017 report. Kowsar, Piroozy, and Aseman are the best high-priced hotels in Isfahan that offering the best facilities. Zohreh, Part, Setareh, and Mahan are three-star hotels in Isfahan that offering the best facilities. Zohreh, Part, Setareh, and Mahan are three-star hotels in Isfahan that offering good facilities at a lower price. The best suitable hotel in terms of price is the Azadi hotel that can be a good choice for those who prefer a low-cost journey. Atigh, Isfahan, and Toloo Khorshid are the best traditional hotels in the city.
Day 10: Abyaneh
(Half-day and 1 night)
On the day of 10, you will be driven toward Abyane. This old village where looks red because the builders use red soil for construction. There are lots of old men and women that all wear the same local clothes.
Spring and summer are the best seasons to travel to Abyaneh, though Abyaneh village has beautiful autumn and winter. This village also has many visitors during Nowruz, Tasoa, and Ashura.
Day 11: Kashan
(One full day & one night)
It's about two hours driving to Kashan. Kashan is a city of Isfahan province and it is one of the historical cities of Iran.
Where to stay in Kashan?
Traditional hotels are the best choice for staying in a historical city like Kashan. Because you cannot experience such places anywhere else. Kashan has many good traditional hotels like Ehsan traditional hotel, Manouchehri House, Ameri House, Mahinestan-e Raheb, Negin residential complex. Kashan also has modern hotels with complete facilities like Amir Kabir, Negarestan, and Rose. There are other places for staying in Kashan such as Saraye Saleh Ecolodge, Adel historical house, Safa historical guest house, Darbebagh hotel, Sadeqi house, Morshedi house, Kowsar, Sayyah, Baharestan, Khanedoost, Irani, Maryam, Khorshid Ardahal, and Shirin hotels.
Where to go and visit in Kashan?
The most important tourist attraction of Kashan that you shouldn’t lose is Tepe Sialk (Sialk hill) which was one of the first centers of the formation of human civilization. Human beings lived there about 6000 or 7000 years ago. The city also has other attractions for example Fin garden that has a bath (Fin Bath) where Amir Kabir the Qajarid chancellor of Nasseredin Shah was murdered, Tabatabaei house which is known as the greatest house of Iran, Jame mosque of Kashan that was built before Islam. Agha Bozorg mosque which is one the most magnificent Islamic monuments, Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse that is one the most beautiful baths of Iran, Kashan traditional Bazaar, Borujerdis, Abbasi, Ameri, Al-e Yasin, Raheb, Manouchehri houses that are the greatest instances of Iranian merchants ‘ houses in the 19th century.
Day 12: Kashan-Depart
Two-hour drive to be transferred to Imam Khomeini International airport for your return flight.
Transfer to Tehran Intl by taxi or your driver to fly back to your country.