Tehran > Hamedan > Kermanshah > Shushtar > Ahvaz > Shiraz > Sepidan > Kerman > Yazd > Nain > Isfahan > Abyaneh > Kashan
Travel Iran off the beaten path. A great combination of history and culture with nature. Iran has lots of attractions to offer and in this expansive itinerary you would experienece a great selection of them.
Day 1: Tehran
Tour of Tehran to visit National museum, Golestan palace, Jewelry museum, Bazaar, carpet museum.overnight Tehran.
Day 2: Tehran
Second day tour of Tehran to visit Saad Abad and Niavaran palaces. Then go to eat lunch in Darband. After that enjoy visiting Darakeh and Nature bridge. Overnight Tehran.
Day 3: Tehran -Hamedan
In the morning you will drive to Hamadan. We’ll tour to visit Ganjname inscriptions. Enjoy sitting beside water fall nearby. Go to visit Babataher tomb in the city. Looking from the front, walk down the alley to the right and ring the bell on the door on the left and a nice person will open the gate for you. After that go to visit Hegmataneh hill where was the ancient capital of Medians. Overnight Hamedan.
Day 4: Hamedan-Kermanshah
Leaving the Hamedan to Kermanshah, visit Anahita Temple on the way, have a short stop there. This is Located in tiny city of Kangavar, the ruined temple makes us imagine how it has been like in 17 centuries ago. Then visit another World Heritage Site, significant Bisotun Complex to learn about the Iran History through its magnificent mythical reliefs. In the afternoon go on with visit of Taq-e Bostan area and reliefs in Kermanshah. In the afternoon, beautiful light, lots of locals wandering around the lake, plenty of restaurants nearby where you can have the ubiquitous Dande kebabs. Overnight Kermanshah.
Day 5: Kermanshah-Villages-Kermanshah
Today you are supposed to see the most beautiful villages ever. Early in the morning, you will be driven to Kavak village. There you can eat traditional food and be among locals who are milking, making bread, planting vegetables and gardening. After an unforgettable time, there to enjoy the nature and climate, you will go on to another village called Zarduee and after that Hajij village that is the most beautiful view in your life. The houses are constructed like Masoule. People are lovely and welcoming. After a delicious traditional kebab made of organic and fresh meet, you will go to see the eye-catching dam with flowing water. Just behind this dam, there is another lovely village whose people access their houses just by boats. You will get on boats to see people there and get familiar with their culture and life style. A great day like this will be done around afternoon and you will leave there to your hotel in Kermanshah.
Day 6: Kermanshah-Khorramabad-Shushtar
In the morning visit Tekyeh Moavenol Molk, Jameh Mosque in Kermanshah and then drive to Khoram Abad to visit Falak-ol-Aflak castle .Khoram Abad.
Day 7: Khoram Abad – Shushtar -Ahvaz
In the morning drive to Ahvaz .In route visit Hydraulic system in shushtar. then visit Chogha-Zanbil and Haft Tapeh . Overnight Ahvaz.
Day 8: Ahvaz- Bishapur- shiraz
In the morning drive to Shiraz, In route visit Bishapur, remains of the Sassanian city built by Shapur ,the second Sassanian king. In Bishapur you can visit Anahita temple ,the goddess of water and fertility. Also you visit Tang-e-Chogan, where you can visit the reliefs of Shapur’s victories over the Romans and other adversaries; overnight Shiraz.
Day 9: Shiraz
Start your day with visiting NasiralMolk mosque. The most attractive part of this mosque is a hall filled with coloured lights lasing from the colourful window glasses. Then visit Narenjestan garden that dates back in 19th century, Iranian aristocratic mansion use to have two parts: the Shah Neshin (where the Shah sits for his public life) and the Andarooni (domestic house, where the aristocrat's family live).Then visit the Vakil complex that was built by Karimkhan, King of Iran during Zand era and consist of Arg-e Karimkhan citadel, the Arg means the Fort of ruler Karim Khan, Vakil Bath, It gives you a taste of the cultural and traditional bath, Vakil Bazaar and Vakil mosque inside of the Bazaar. In the evening visit Saadi tomb. Overnight Shiraz
Day 10: Shiraz
City tour of Shiraz to visit Eram garden, Afif Abad garden, Ali Ebne Hamze shrine, Qoran gate. Kahju tomb, Hafez tomb. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 11: Shiraz-Persepolis-Necropolis-Pasargadae-Shiraz
Full day excursion to Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings .Then visit Necropolis where you visit Zoroastrian fire temple, Royal tombs then drive to Pasargadae to enjoy tomb of Cyrus the Great, the Founder of the Persian Empire. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 12: Sepidan village
In the morning drive to Sepidan. Today you can experience the North of Iran in South of Iran with a green environment, the pleasant weather even in summer. Here you can get familiar with two different cultures at the same time, simple Rural life next to Nomadic life, you see that these two tribes have remained for many years next to each other and some of them got married, so that’s why there are many things in common between them. Sepidan is surrounded with lots of apple, nut, apricot, plum gardens that you can visit. Yellow, red, orange leaves of trees, the rustling of leaves in the breeze, the roaring river and the other natural sounds inside of the gardens make you feel safe and free. Also, Sepidan with its villages has high capability of professional eco-tours. You can walk through the jungles to see the springs, waterfalls, etc like Sheshpir Spring, Margon waterfall, go hiking, and climb the mountain through the Ronj Mountain. The local people are welcoming, and this is the time for you to communicate them in their houses that are filled with the smell of traditional foods and bread. Sleep in the local houses.
Day 13: Javarg village-Shiraz
In the morning drive to Javarg. It's a village in Fars province. One side of the village is the mountain, and the other is the Jungle, so most of the tourists go hiking. This village has its beauty in four seasons. Mr.Kashkuli has established a Camp there. It is consist of Nomad tents, guest houses, and restaurant. He performs the tour of neighbour gardens to introduce different type of plants. The village is surrounded by herbs that you can see meanwhile you are walking. He collects them and makes a pack provide for tourists. Healthy life comes. You try various organic foods that are prepared with local and fresh ingredients. Drive back to Shiraz. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 14: Shiraz-Kerman
Drive to Kerman, In route visit the remains of the Sassanian Palace at Sarvestan. then in route visit salt lakes, spectacular mountains full of fig and almond orchards planted. Overnight Keraman.
Day 15: Kerman-Rayen-Mahan-Kerman
In the morning have an excursion to Rayen to visit Rayen Citadel where looks Bam citadel.then visit Shah Nematollahe Vali Tomb belongs to Sufi Leader of Iran and Shazde garden in Mahan. Overnight Kerman.
Day 16: Kerman-Taft
Half day visits in Kerman to see Ganj-Ali-Khan Complex belongs to Safavid dynasty consist of bathhouse, bazaar, and caravanserai. In the afternoon drive to Taft via Zein-ed-Din Caravanserai, dating from the Safavid period. Overnight Taft.
Day 17: Taft-Abarkooh
Taft country village In the morning visit Taft village in the downhill of Shirkooh Mountain. Most of the people of this village are Zoroastrian. There are lots of Pomegranate gardens. Walk in the old garden alley and enjoy its ancient texture. Then drive to Abarkooh village where you can visit the old cypress tree, Mostofi house, Aghazade house. Overnight Stay in Sarve Abarkooh Traditional house. Near this house is a traditional restaurant where you can try the original traditional food, the cheif has claimed that he talked to many old people for a long duration of time to make the receipe of foods. The call this restourant , Kume Bibi Seyed.
Day 18: Yazd
In the morning drive to Yazd. City tour of Yazd to visit the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, and the Fire Temple, Zoroastrian museum, Mir-Chakhmaq Mosques. In the evening visit Bazaar and then Dowlat Abad Garden. Overnight Yazd.
Day 19: Yazd
City tour of Yazd to visit water museum, Alexander prison , Jame mosque, Lariha house. In the afternoon walk in the Fahadan valleys. Overnight Yazd.
Day 20: Villages-dessert-Yazd
In the morning have an excursion to Asr Abad village with it’s seven wind ward, then depart to visit another historical village, Meybod, and visit the clay workshop there. After that drive toward one of the famous Zoroastrian fire temples in Chack Chak village. This is the a day to visit neighbor villages so we leave Chack Chak and drive to visit Menar Jonban in Kharanaq, this monument dates back to Sassanid era. Eat lunch in Abbasi Caravanserai. The Gold time comes. Now you can drive to Zarin camp in the heart of dessert, There, you enjoy watching a sunset, walking on the Sandhill about 70 meters, have a night gathering, set on fire and drink a cup of tea that is made on fire. Listening to traditional music.
Also, the camp manager provide extra services like Safari, Paracell, riding a camel, horse and 4 W motor, Observing stars with the telescope,etc. they are not on your tour and their availability depends on your arrival time. please let me know if you are interested in.
Day 21: Yazd- Bayazeh- Naein
In the morning drive to Naein via Bayazeh. Visit Narin castle in Bayazeh. After that visit cotton waving wokshop, Jame mosque and its historical texture. Overnight Naein.
Day 22: Naien-Isfahan.
In the mornig drive to Isfahan. City tour of Isfahan to visit Vank cathedral in Jolfa area. At night visit Zoorkhane. Overnight Isfahan.
Day 23: Isfahan
Drive from Yazd to Isfahan. Tour of Isfahan to visit Imam Square, one of the biggest square in the world. Lots of monuments surrounding this square like Aliqapu Palace, Imam Mosque, Sheiklotfollah mosque. Also, visit Bazaar. Then Visit Chehel Sotoun palace. At night visit Zayandeh River with the Si-o-Seh Pol and Khaju bridges that they lighten the environment during the nighttime. Drink a cup of tea and relax. Overnight Isfahan.
Day 24: Isfahan
Tour of Isfahan to visit Hasht Behesht palace, Jame mosque,flower garden, bird garden, Nazhvan. Overnight Isfahan.
Day 25: Isfahan-Abyaneh
In the morning dive to Abyaneh. In the morning drive from Isfahan to Kashan. In Route visit Abyaneh. It’s a historical village where women wear colorful and flourish clothes with white scarves. The whole village looks red because of the soil’s color people use to construct their houses.
Day 26: Kashan
Tour of Kashan to visit Sialk , Borujerdi house , Fin garden, Borujerdi house. Overnight Kashan.
Day 27: Kashan-Qom
In the morning drive toward Qom. In route visit Nush Abad underground city. Then visit Maasume shrine and Bazaar in Qom. Overnight Qom
Day 28: Qom-Tehrab-Depart
In the morning drive to Tehran international airport to depart Iran.