Tehran > Shiraz > Isfahan > Ramsar > Masooleh
Amazing nature awaits you at the end of your trip. You will go through some of the most important hotspots before relaxing in mesmerizing nature at the end of the tour
Itinerary in details:
Day 1&2 in Tehran (Iran)
Today, you will arrive in Iran from Tehran Intl airport.
Tehran is the biggest city in Iran and it is the capital of this country. Tehran is the 25th overpopulated city in the world that from the north leads to the mountainous areas and from the south leads to the desert area, so the climate of the city is different from its northern parts. North of the city has cool and dry weather and south of it has hot and dry weather. The structure of the city is a great combination of tradition and modernity.
Based on your arrival time in the morning or the evening, you will stay in the capital Tehran for one night. 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.
Please do not go around when you arrive at the airport and stand up near the gate till your guide arrives, this way, he/she can find you easier.
You will meet your guide and great each other. Then, he will transfer you to your hotel to rest for some hours.
What to do or see in Tehran:
If you are interested in culture and history, you can see:
- Sa'dabad Complex
- Niavaran Palace
- Golestan Palace
- National museum
And the last, we have some offer for those who would like to Get Involved with Local Activities in Iran
1. Tehran Bazaar
Tehran Bazaar is an old bazaar located in the center of Tehran City. This bazaar is in Molavi Street, Mostafa Khomeini Street, 15th Khordad Street, and Khayyam Street.
There are two entrances of the bazaar in 15th Khordad Square and Sabze-Meydan Square. One of the main pathways to Tehran Bazaar is the Louti Saleh passage.
2. Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine
This shrine belongs to one of the descendants of Imam Hassan. It is located in Ray city, south of Tehran. This shrine dates back to the third century and is one of the famous pilgrimage places for Iranians.
3. Culinary tour in Tehran
A walking tour of Tajrish bazaar where we’ll introduce our guests to exceptional ingredients and spices unique to this part of the world while we experience shopping for a few fresh ingredients like the locals. Then we’ll head over to the kitchen where Shirin will show you her magic in creating the most delectable Persian dishes. We’ll be cooking a 5-course meal adjusted to the season and enriched with the freshest ingredients. (Provided by Persian food tours)
Or going to
Darband to be among people in this picturesque place to taste some delicious food.
1. Azadi Tower
Azadi Tower is the symbol of Tehran and was designed and made by the order of Farah Pahlavi, the Queen of Iran of the time.
2. Milad Tower
This tower is a great multipurpose skyscraper located in the North-West of Tehran, the capital of Iran. This tower is the highest in Iran, the fourth-highest telecommunication tower, and the nineteenth highest tower in the world.
Where to stay in Tehran?
You should not be worried about the place to stay in Tehran, because this city has many hotels in various categories and prices.
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.
What do we buy from Tehran?
Although souvenir is a part of Iranian culture, Tehran does not have any special souvenir. Some people think that the new things that are not found in other cities of Iran are souvenirs of Tehran. The new things that persuade people from different cities to travel to Tehran can be considered as Tehran's souvenirs. Tehran Grand Bazaar, Tajrish Bazaar, and Crystal Bazaar of Shoosh are the most popular and important shopping centers in Tehran. Tandis, Tirajeh, Milad Noor, Palladium, Goldis, Vanak, and Diamond are also the most famous modern shopping centers in Tehran.
On the evening of day 2, you will have a domestic flight to Shiraz.
(One full day and 2nights)
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. It is the provincial center of Fars province and located in the Zagros mountainous region with a mild climate. Geographically, from the west, the city is surrounded by Derak Mountain and from the north, it is limited by Bamu, Sabzpushan, Chehelmagham, and Baba Koohi mountains.
It should be said that Shiraz is one of the most beautiful cities of Iran that many titles are assigned to it, for example, "city of lovers" and it is due to the matter that Shiraz is the hometown of great poets like Hafez and Saadi. The city also has many historical and natural attractions that you will become interested in them. People of Shiraz are warmhearted. Traveling to Shiraz can be one of your most memorable trips.
On day 3, you will have a full-day tour of Shiraz.
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. Nasirolmolk Mosque which 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. After visiting these sights, you will eat your lunch at a traditional luxury restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have a walking time in the old part of the city and then will see Hafez and Sa'di tombs. 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.
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.
Where to stay in Shiraz?
Shiraz has many nice hotels with different categories for people with different budgets
For example, Zandieh and Grand's hotel are the best 5 * hotels in Shiraz. Zandieh is located in the old part of the city so you need to walk only 5 minutes to get the sightseeing, and 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 your room’s terrace.
But if you prefer to spend less money and stay in a medium quality hotel we recommend hotels like Karimkhan and Arg hotels.
These days, some of our clients like to stay in hotels which have a traditional style, many traditional hotels that can be the best choice for those who interested in staying in this kind of traditional place.
On the morning of day 4, you will drive toward Isfahan, on the way you will visit Persepolis.
(Two full days and 3 nights in Isfahan)
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.
You will have a full-day tour of Isfahan on days 5 and 6.
After many years, 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 background to post on Instagram or WhatsApp profile picture. 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 for prayer, 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:
Where to stay in Isfahan?
As it was mentioned earlier, Isfahan is a touristic city and it has a lot of both modern and traditional hotels with high quality and reasonable price. 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 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 low-cost travel. Atigh, Isfahan, and Toloo Khorshid are the best traditional hotels in the city.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Isfahan like other cities of Iran has its local foods such as Kebab, Biryani, and Khoresh-e Mast that you should try them in Khan Gostar restaurant in the city center and Jolfa, Shahrzad and Biryani Azam restaurants. If you want to experience a peaceful traditional place, we recommend you to go Khansalar and Ashti traditional restaurants in the city.
What do we buy from Isfahan?
Isfahan is famous for its handicrafts such as etch, inlay, and cashmere. If you are looking for souvenirs from Isfahan, you can buy them around Naqsh-e Jahan Square or at the old Isfahan bazaar.
On day 7, you will drive to Tehran and on the morning of day 8, you will drive toward Ramsar.
Ramsar is one of the most beautiful, verdurous cities of Mazandaran Province. Geographically, from the east Ramsar leads to Tonekabon, from the west it leads to Rudsar plain, from the south to Alborz Mountains and from the north to the Caspian Sea. The city has warm, damp summers and cold winters. Since Ramsar is located near the forest and sea and has great nature it is considered as one of the most visited cities of Iran by tourists.
Where to go and visit in Ramsar?
Ramsar has both natural and historical tourist attractions such as Swan lake of Javaher Deh ( a village in the central district of Ramsar), Siyasourt waterfall, waterfalls of Javaher Deh, Dalkhani river and forest, Garmsar yaylak, Casino boulevard, and Ramsar Palace. Don’t forget to go and visit those unique places in Ramsar.
If your time permits, we can arrange for you a full-day tour of Javaherdeh Village.
Where to stay in Ramsar?
If you are interested in staying at a unique place in the middle of the forest, we suggest forest cottages of Bame Ramsar hotel to you. You can enjoy the great landscape of forest and sea by staying at those cottages. Ramsar’s old hotel is the most popular hotel in the city that can be a good choice for staying. The city also has other good but less expensive hotels like Malekshah and Eskan.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Ramsar like other cities has its local foods such as Bademjan Kabab, Torsh ghale, Torshibaze, Dobarpach, Sirtare, Kaltare,Torshi shami, Mirzaghassemi, Gerdpich Mahi, Kochur, and Changultare. You can try the local foods of Ramsar in good restaurants in the city, for example, Mazaheri, Melal, Kashti (Ship), Ilmily, and Baradaran. If you are interested in eating fast food, we suggest you go Pamchal, Nano, Hamham, and Burgerplus restaurants.
Beverages (Soft Drinks)
Ramsar has some good cafes that you can go to, enjoy your time and try delicious foods and drinks in the city. Haft, Honarmandan, and Jazireh are the best cafes in Ramsar.
What do we buy from Ramsar?
Different kinds of handicrafts like Qadak and Mat, agricultural products, dairy products, fish, duck, and egg are the souvenirs of Ramsar that you can buy them from Ramsar’s Pickle and Olive market and other Bazaars of the city.
On day 10 drive toward Masuleh and day 11, you will have Masuleh.
(2 days & 2 nights)
Masuleh, which has a history of about 8 centuries. Visiting its different and valuable architecture and its beautiful nature. You can go to Rudkhan Castle and walk in the green amazing forests and enjoy watching the lush trees and inhaling the fresh air. On the way back if you are not tired you can also visit Anzali harbor.
Day 12: Masuleh-Tehran
Drive back to Tehran (it's 5 hours driving).
Day 13: Tehran-Depart
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.