Historic Villages Tour
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Tehran > Kashan > Niasar > Abyaneh > Isfahan > Yazd > Mehriz > Zeinodin > Meymand > Kerman > Mahan > Birjand > Mashhad > Shiraz

25 Days

A couple of handpicked historic villages for you to enjoy and get acquainted with their culture and traditions. It's like getting back in time.

Day 1: Tehran

Arrival at international airport of Tehran. Transfer to hotel. After some hours rest in your hotel, you will have a half day city tour of Tehran to visit National museum, Glass museum to be familiar with Iranian history in quick visit. Then visit Golestan palace and Khaneyeh Moghadam. Your day will finish to spend some hours exploring The Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 2: Tehran

In the second day of Tehran, you will have a full day city tour of Tehran to visit Saad Abbad and Nivaran palace. Then in the afternoon, after exploring Tehran to see Azadi Tower, Milad Tower and Nature bridge, you will be driven to Darband to spend some hours in the beautiful and picturesque place and eat a traditional food. Overnight in Tehran

Day 3: Tehran-Kashan

In the morning, after eating breakfast, you will be driven to the Maranjab desert located near the Kashan to visit Marnjab desert, caravanserai and its lake. Overnight in Kashan

Day 4: Kashan

Have a full day tour in Kashan to visit traditional old houses (Tabatabaee and Broujerdiha Houses), Soltan Amir Ahmad Bath and Agha Bozorg Mosque, Fin Garden and Bazaar of Kashan. Overnight in Kashan

Day5: Kashan-Niasar-Kashan

In the morning, after eating breakfast, you will be driven to Niasar to visit its fire temple and waterfall, cave and mills. Then go on to Mashhad-e Ardahal and visit Sultan Ali shrine and the Sohrab Sepehry tomb as a contemporary popular Persian poet.

Note: If you will be in Nisar in the right time, you can see the Mashhad-e Ardahal ritual and rosewater festival. 

Day6: Kashan- Abyaneh-Isfahan

In the morning drive to Isfahan via ancient Abyaneh village with its red texture. In Abyaneh women wear the long white scarf and under-knee skirt. Overnight Isfahan.

Day7: Isfahan

City tour of Isfahan (“Half of the World”). We’ll go to UNESCO listed of Isfahan to visit Imam square where is the largest square in the world, after the Tiananmen Square in the post-Mao and is surrounded by some monuments like Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, and Traditional Bazaar. After eating lunch near one of World’s largest squares, go to Chehelsotun Palace. There are some historical bridges on Zayandeh River; two famous ones are Khaju and Si-O-She pol bridges, visit them at nights. Overnight Isfahan. Overnight Isfahan.

Day 8: Isfahan

Second Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Vank Cathedral in Jolfa, Armenian area. There is a good vibe in this palace. Interior walls and ceiling are fully covered by the great painting of Bible stories. Then visit Jame Mosque, Shaking Minarets, Hasht Behesht place, and pigeon house. At the end a quick visit to music museum to see the history of musical instruments of all around the world. Overnight Isfahan.

Day9: Isfahan-Yazd

In the morning, you will be driven to Yazd from Isfahan. In route, you will have a stop in Meybod and Naein villages to Visit pigeon tower, Narin castle then visit cotton waving workshop and Jame mosque in Naein. Overnight Isfahan

Day10: Yazd

In the morning, you will be driven toward Yazd. In route, you will visit the fire temple and towers of silence to get acquainted with the Zoroastrian heritage. Then start Walking through the old part of Yazd to visit Yazd Jame mosque, learn about Qanats in water museum and visit Amir Chakhmagh Tekkie and mosque. Overnight in Yazd

Day 11: Yazd-Mehriz-Saryazd- Zein-oldin caravanserai

Drive from Yazd to Zeinoddin Caravanserai. In route, you will visit Saryazd (the deserted fort of this village). Then visit the Caravanserai and cistern of Sar-Yazd. You will arrive in Zein-oldin caravansary to visit this Safavid circular structure and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Zein-oldin caravanserai.

Day12: Zein-ol din caravanserai- Maymand

Drive to Meymand to visit this Rocky village. Meymand village dates back to at least 2000 years ago with a unique cave-houses, it’s like walking back in old times. Then go on to Kerman. Overnight in Kerman.

Day 13: Kerman

In the morning, after eating breakfast, you start walking in the historic district and visit Ganjalikhan complex including its Hammam, Mosque, water cistern, Caravanserai and Bazaar. Then visit Ibrahim Khan mosque and Hammam. Overnight in Kerman

Day 14: Kerman- Mahan-Shahdad-Kerman

 In this day, you have an excursion to Mahan, visit Shazdeh gardens and Sheikh Nematollah Vali shrine. Then go on to Lut desert and visit Rayen Citadel. After visiting Rayen citadel, you will be driven to explore hottest place on the earth called Shahdad. Overnight in Kerman

Day 15: Kerman

In the last days of your trip in Kerman, drive to Bam city to visit the Bam citadel where destroyed by an earthquake. See and eat of the palm tree which is one of the best type of dates in the world. 

Day 16: Kerman-Birjand

In the morning, after eating breakfast, you will be driven toward Birjand. In route, you will have a stop to visit Nahbandan. Overnight in Birjand.

Day 17: Birjand

Have a full day city tour of Birjand to visit Arg-e Kolah Farngi, Shokat abbad and Akabarieh Graden then drive to Forg castle to visit this beautiful site. Overnight in Birjand

Day 18: Birjand-Mashhad

In the morning, you will be driven toward Mashhad. As soon as you arrive in Mashhad, visit and spend some hours in Imam Reza Holy Shrine. Overnight in Mashhad

Day 19: Mashhad

In the morning, you will have an excursion to Neishabour. In route, you will have a stop to visit Ghadamgah shrine, Tomb of Attar, Khayyam and Kamal Almolk, and also visit its caravanserai. Then leave for the Turquoise mine close to this town. Overnight in Mashhad

Day 20: Mashhad

You will have a full day tour of Mashhad to walk in Imam Reza shrine and see thousands of the pilgrims are in this place. Then go on to Nadershah tomb. Afterward, drive to Toos and visit the tomb of Ferdowsi and Harounieh. Overnight in Mashhad

Day 21: Mashhad-Shiraz

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to fly to Shiraz. As soon as you arrive inShiraz, start visiting shiraz highlights such as Nasiro-Molk mosque, Narenjestan palace, Vakil complex (citadel, Bazaar, bathhouse, Mosque), in the afternoon visit Hafez and Saadi tombs, Ali Ebne Hamze shrine and Qoran gate. Overnight Shiraz.

Day 22: Shiraz-Sepidan-Shiraz

Early in the morning drive to Sepidan in the north of Fars Province.

The elevation of sepidan is 2300 meters from sea level, Sepidan is too cold in winters, but it enjoys a mild weather in summer, which makes it a suitable destination resort for nomads during summer.

We will have a chance to visit Margon waterfall, which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iran. Overnight in Shekarak region near the camps of nomads.

If you will be there in the right time, staying with the nomads to feel their daily life more and meditating in that pure tranquil nature, enjoying a light trek through the mountain then drive back to Shiraz to fly to Tehran in the evening.

Day 23: Shiraz-Persepolis-Necropolis-Shiraz

Full day excursion to Persepolis, Naghshe Rostam, Naghshe Rajab and (Pasargadae (optional)). Overnight Shiraz.

Day 24: Shiraz-Firooz abbad-Shiraz

After breakfast, you will have an excursion to Firozabad where located near the Shiraz. If you are interested in history, it is so worth to visit. In this city, you will visit Ardeshir Babakan palace, Qaleh Dokhtar and Gour city is an old city where was built by Shahpour one of the kings of Sassanian Empire (Shahpour was Ardeshir's son who established Sassanian Empire. The most important and strange thing about this city is its shape that is like a circle. On the way back to Shiraz, you can meet Qashqai nomads, if it is the right season for them to be in that area. Overnight Shiraz.

Day 25: Shiraz-Depart

In the last day of your trip in Iran, you will be transferred to the airport to fly back to your country.

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Ghalamkari in Isfahan
Woodworking in Vakil Bazaar Shiraz
Cooking Beriooni and yogurt stew in Isfahan
Zoroastrian cooking experience in Yazd
Experience local life in Ardakan, Yazd
Experience local Qashqai life in Fars
Experience local life in Varzaneh desert
Walking experience in Derak
Experience of listening to Gilaki music in Gilan
Shopping in the market and cooking seafood in Gilan
Experience of picking and drying tea in North of Iran
Rice paddies and rice harvesting in North of Iran
Local life and coastal cooking experience In Qeshm
Overnight stay in Qeshm Geopark





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