Tehran > Shiraz > Abarkooh > Yazd > Esfahan > Abyaneh > Kashan
In this affordable tour enjoy rural life beside taking a journey through history of Iran that includes major UNESCO world heritage sites plus traditional villages to refresh your mind and body.
To stay in any city, especially historic towns, we try to use residential hotels. They are affordable and also present the experience of having the past in the present.
The cost of taxis in Iran is not expensive, but for easier transportation in crowded cities such as Tehran, the best option is to use the subway. Buses are both cheap and comfortable also.
Day 1 : Tehran
Arrival in Tehran, transfer to hotel, overnight.
Day 2 : Tehran - Shiraz
Full day city tour of Tehran to visit the Archaeological, Glass museum, Carpet museum, Golestan palace, Saad Abad palace, Bazaar
Day 3 : Shiraz
City tour of Shiraz to visit Nasiro-Molk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, Vakil complex: Vakil mosque, Bathhouse, bazaar, Karimkhan citadel. In the evening visit tombs of poets Hafez and Saadi and Ali Ebne Hamze Shrine. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 4 : Sepidan
Drive to Sepidan. Visit the various gardens. Also, you can see Nomadic life with their cattle, sheep, goat, etc. leaving for the surrounding springs and waterfall and enjoying a light trek through the mountain. An interesting part is that there are several villages in this green area, which will be passed during our adventure through this forest to become familiar with their local customs and traditions Eat lunch in rural houses. Overnight Sepidan.
Day 5 : Abarkooh
In the morning drive to Abarkooh. In route visit Persepolis, Necropolis, Naghshe Rajab, Pasargadae (optional), then depart to visit the old cypress tree, Aghazade house, Mostofi house in Abarkooh. Overnight sleep in Sarve Abarkooh traditional house inside of a garden.
Day 6 : Yazd
In the morning drive to Yazd. Full day city tour in Yazd. 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 stay in Yazd.
Day 7 : Yazd
Half day tour of Yazd to visit Jame Mosque. Water Museum, Alexander prison. Then have an excursion to dessert. The local people has established adorable camps in the heart of desserts. One of these camps is Shado Shaden in Bafgh era. It’s about 110 Km from Yazd to Bafgh. 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 fire. Listening to traditional music, etc. If you don’t like to drive that much, you can go to the nearer camp like Sand bad camp
Day 8 : Esfahan
In the morning drive to Isfahan via Nai'n to visit its beautiful Jame Mosque, Kabootarkhane and weaving workshop.at night visit Sio-se-Pol and Khajou bridges next to Zayandeh River. Overnight stay in Isfahan.
Day 9 : Esfahan
City tour of Isfahan to visit the biggest square after Tiananmen Square in the world that is Imam Square, Consist of A’li Qapu palace, Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Bazaar. And then visit Chehel Sotun Palace. Overnight Isfahan.
Day 10 : Abyaneh
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Vank Cathedral in Jolfa area, Hasht Behesht Palace, Friday Mosque then drive to Abyaneh in the afternoon to visit 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. Overnight Abyaneh.
Day 11 : Kashan
Early in the morning drive to Kashan to visit Nush Abad, Tabatabaie Houses, Fin Garden, and Aghabozorg Mosque. Overnight Kashan.
Day 12 : Depart (200 km Drive)
Two-hour drive to be transfered to Imam Khomeini International airport for your return flight. On-site hotels available for your comfort, just in case you need to rest before your departure.