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Most people like surprises. It is scientifically proved that your brain likes to be surprised. The desire to see different places and experiencing new things is highly dependent on our brains' tendency to surprises.
Who would say No to surprises especially when it comes to experiencing them in another country?
Most people like to get familiar with their destination before they get their tickets to that country, while they are much more interested in visiting some places they have no idea about. That is why, we in Lets Go Iran, are tending to do it for you, A SURPRISING DAY IN IRAN.
It is easier than what you can imagine. You just need to choose the surprising day option in tour forms, so we will have an idea of your interests and likes and will arrange the surprising day according to your desire. We do not let you know anything about this day until you experience it yourself.
The more the surprising day gets close, the more you feel excited. You will see just what you expected. Every single moment of this day holds a surprise for you. It is like a wonderland and a wonderful day.
You also might like to have a surprising day for your partner, friend, family members who are traveling with you. Please let us make your unforgettable surprising day in Iran.
In the below, you will see only some offers of a hundred ways we can do for who you would like to surprise during your stay in Iran.
Anniversary and Birthday celebrations
If you come to Iran and you would like to celebrate the anniversary of a marriage, birthday, friendship, and, etc. during your stay in Iran, please let us know about it before you come. Our team will arrange a celebration full of surprises for you.
You can tell us if you have any idea about this surprising day, but if you don’t have any idea, leave it to us.
Please do not ask us to tell you about this day. As we really want you to get surprised when you face something special which is organized by Let's Go Iran so that we shouldn't explain anything about this day till you can experience it. But in the end, I am sure you will not forget this day. What do you think about it?
A unique gift for who you love:
All of us have someone so special in our life, sometimes we give them gifts to make them happy, and this way, we try to tell them how much we do love them.
Have you ever thought about what would be the best gift for your loved ones?
If you would like to get a gift for your partner or your loved ones during your stay in Iran, buying souvenirs would be very desirable. In each city of Iran, you can find different kinds of famous handicrafts such as Calico tablecloths and dishes, carved wood, and Khatam, Silver, Kilim, and Gabbeh.
We can arrange a plan for you to go to Bazaar to buy for him/her a gift without your partner noticing. Or you can search on the internet, choose your favorite handmade work, and send us its photo, we will buy it and give it to you on a good occasion.
It is also possible to print or weave the face of your partner on a mug or tableau carpet. The only thing you need to do is to send us a good quality photo, and then we will arrange it for you.
Then, during your stay in Iran, we will arrange A Romantic Dinner in a nice and cozy cafe restaurant, and you can give your gift to your partner there.
Our company is based in Shiraz, we hold a culinary tour free of charge for people who are interested in culinary. On this day, my family and I will be your host in our home for the culinary tour. We start cooking together and spend some time at my home with my family and my friends.
The food we will be cooking will be traditional and chosen according to your interest and your loved ones.
Be prepare for other surprises we arrange for you on this day.
Here is our suggested itinerary but you could also add a surprising day to each itinerary in our website you like:
Day 1 & 2 in Tehran
Today, you will arrive in Iran from Tehran Intl airport.
Tehran is the capital of Iran. This city is a great combination of tradition and modernity. There are old monuments, splendid mosques, magnificent buildings, great parks, and modern buildings.
You will meet your guide and great each other. Then, he will transfer you to your hotel to rest for some hours.
(Please do not forget to talk with your guide about the hour you should be present at the lobby of the hotel to start your tour).
What to do or see in Tehran:
- Golestan Palace
And our especial option is:
Spa Time to provide a complete experience for those seeking an escape from the pressures of daily life.
We do recommend you to spend a day at the Hana Spa Center. This center is one of the best spa centers in Iran.
What to eat? Where to eat?
The cheesecake factory
If you would like to taste Iranian fast food, it is highly recommended to go to the cheesecake factory, this fast-food restaurant has 3 branches and has a European style which serves a variety of delicious food, beverage, and desserts. You will have the chance to eat in the place with a nice ambiance, and modern design.
Address Food Hall
This restaurant is one of the other most unique and nice restaurant complexes located in the Royal address complex in Fereshteh Avenue. The meals are prepared by professional cooks with the freshest ingredients.
There is a variety of delicious food in Hetooran. The meals in this restaurant are prepared with a creative way of serving.
On the evening of day 2, you will have a flight to Shiraz. Overnight stay in Shiraz.
Day 3 & 4 in Shiraz
You're going to visit the city of warmhearted people, great poems, beautiful gardens and fruits. A lot of vineyards are around and within this city made this city famous for its red wine before the revolution. Shiraz is one of the most beautiful cities which is the hometown of great poets like Hafez and Saadi. People who come to Shiraz will have the chance to have a walking time in the old part of the city and then see Hafez tombs. Iranians believe Hafez's poems can tell them what is going to happen in the future. That is why they first focus on their wish, close their eyes, and open the Hafez's book randomly and try to find a connection between the meaning of that poem and their wish. Do not forget to do it. It could be interesting for you because you can listen to a person who reads the poems for you and you try to realize what is going to happen in the future.
Where to go and visit in Shiraz?
It is a 1000-color mosque of Iran, and where you will change your idea about colors. You are surrounded by different colors there and feel you are flying over a big rainbow.
Vakil complex including
The Vakil Bazar is located near the municipal square near the Arg Karim Khan citadel.
This beautiful traditional market was built in Zandieh with plaster and brick and is still the economic center of Shiraz. In the bazaar, you will enjoy seeing colored fabrics and spices and if you are interested in cooking you can shop to make delicious food for your family and friends.
We suggest you go to the Sharzeh traditional restaurant after visiting the vakil complex (Bath, Bazar, and Mosque) for lunch or dinner and enjoy delicious food with live music. You can find great kinds of Kebabs there.
The pleasant atmosphere of this tomb can bring you peace and create happy hours. Iranians believe Hafez's poems can tell them what is going to happen for them in the future. That is why they first focus on their wish, close their eyes, and open the Hafez's book randomly and try to find a connection between the meaning of that poem and their wish.
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.
Let's Go Iran have some especial suggestions for you in Shiraz:
Option 1: Culinary tour in Shiraz
After finishing your city tour of Shiraz, your culinary tour starts:
On this day, my friend and I will be your host in a traditional home for a culinary tour. Before starting cooking, we will go shopping together and buy the ingredients. Then we start cooking together and spend some time at home with my family and my friends. We will cook Kalam Polo, it is a traditional Shirazes food that includes mixed rice, cabbage, some herbs with meatballs. For dessert, you will eat Faloodeh Shirazes which is made of noodles, this kind of dessert eat usually with lemon juice or rose water. As the Iranian people like foreign food a lot so if you would like, you could teach us Local food from your country, what is your idea about it?
Option 2: Shopping Time
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.
And there are modern shopping malls such as Negin, Hamon, and Soltanieh Mall in which you can find famous brands.
Where to stay in Shiraz?
Shiraz has many nice hotels with different categories for people with different budgets.
The Grand Hotel located near the Qoran gate in a nice location. If you chose this hotel for your stay in Shiraz, you will have the chance to see a beautiful view of Shiraz when you sit on the chair in your room’s terrace.
This hotel is another best 5 * hotel in Shiraz. Zandieh is located in the old part of the city so you need to walk only 5 minutes to get sightseeing.
Elyzee, and Karimkhan hotel:
If you prefer to spend less money and stay in high-quality hotels with more affordable fees, we do recommend hotels like Karimkhan and Elyeze hotel.
These days, some of our clients like to stay in hotels which have a traditional style, many traditional hotels can be the best choice for those who are interested in staying in this kind of traditional place.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Shiraz has many different kinds of food. There are many good restaurants in Shiraz to taste this delicious food.
7 restaurants which you should go when you come to Shiraz:
- Haft khan
- Parhami house
On the morning of day4, you will be driven toward Yazd. On the way, you will visit Persepolis. Overnight stay in Yazd.
Persepolis is one of the historical and ancient cities in Iran and was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire for many years. There is a magnificent palace in this city which is named Persepolis and was built during the reign of Darius I, Artaxerxes I, and Xerxes I. Persepolis or Parseh is 10 kilometers North of Marvdasht and 57 kilometers from Shiraz.
Day 5 & 6 in Yazd
Today, the Zoroastrian city is welcoming you. The city of friendly people, old contractures, delicious sweets, and great Qanats. As this city is a desert city, people in the past had to conserve water and keep it eatable and clean. That is why they made many Qanat, where they could keep water.
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.
Our especial options:
Overnight stay in the desert: We do recommend you to stay one night in the desert, it could be an unforgettable experience for you if you are ok with sleeping in the mattress and not having a private bathroom.
Yazd like other cities of Iran has both traditional Bazaars and modern shopping centers, but we recommend you as a tourist to go traditional Bazaars because when you go such Bazaars, you can enjoy the great architecture of them as well as buying famous souvenirs of the city that are handicrafts like Termeh, copper dishes, gold, and silver. To buy gold, silver, and Termeh, you can go to Khan Bazaar. khojasteh and Rezaee are the most famous stores in the Bazaar. For buying copper dishes you just need to go to coppersmiths Bazaar which is located in front of Khan Bazaar. Qottab and Baklava are the most popular souvenirs of Yazd that you can buy the best kind of them from the Haj Khalifeh store. If you like to go to modern shopping centers, Setareh and Aria malls can be good choices.
On day 6, you will go on toward Isfahan.
You will have a short stop on the way to visit Meybod and Naein villages. Visit pigeon tower, Narin castle, and visit cotton weaving workshop and Jame mosque in Naein.
Day 7 & 8 in Isfahan
Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan province. This city was chosen as the first cultural capital of Islamic countries in 2005. This city has welcomed many tourists from Islamic countries and many other visitors from different parts of the world. You are able to feel the art in all parts of Isfahan, this is famous for its handicrafts such as etch, inlay, and cashmere.
Isfahan is known as the cultural capital of the Muslim world, the haft of the world, and the Turquoise Gem of the world. Isfahan is an ancient city in the center of Iran. Isfahan is a four-season city; it has mild cool spring and autumn, hot summer and cold winter. Isfahan is still a glorious city. In Iranian culture, the city is known as half of the world because of its beautiful Islamic architecture, great boulevards, roofed bridges, palaces, mosques, and unique minarets.
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.
Our especial options in Isfahan:
We can show you some workshops running by both men and women who make traditional weaving and coloring. As you know Iran is famous for its carpet and is powerful in this industry. You will see how carpets are made and designed and colored.
Picnic in Hasht Behesht or Nazhvan
You will go to the picnic in the mid-day, you are going to go to a beautiful park called Hasht Behesht or Najvoon. You will be among many Iranian families who are spending their weekend with their children. You can experience the real weekend time in Iran and will have some tea, fruits, and snack. After a lovely lunch together, you will have a walk around the park and then you will have more free time to visit a unique place called Pigeon house where you will see a lot of birds coming to you to be fed. You can take some pictures.
Isfahan light city tour before leaving Isfahan:
On day 8, you are going to be among people more and get familiar with their culture and lifestyle. As this city is one of the Armenian houses in Iran, you are going to see the Jolfa Neighbor and see how Muslims and Christians are dealing with each other, live together, and communicate very well.
There are many people there who are enjoying their time shopping and walking. You are going to see them and have a quick visit to the beautiful Vank Cathedral and will have some time in Sharbatkhane, where you can drink traditional drinks and eat at a very lovely restaurant where you can experience Iranian traditional food. After lunch, you will be driven to Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 9 Fly back to your country
Transfer to Tehran Intl by taxi or your driver to fly back to your country out and leave your hotel 5 hours before your departure flight. If there is any unpredictable happen such as traffic or car breakdown, you will have enough time to get to the airport.