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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. Tehran is an old authentic city that was called “Rey city" in the past. Rey city is now located in the south of Tehran. Tehran has old monuments, splendid mosques, magnificent buildings, great parks, and also modern buildings. Although Tehran is not known as a historical city, it has a lot of attractions that are worth seeing.
The guide is already waiting to see you in front of the gate with a sign including our company’s name at the international airport. When you arrive, the guide as a representative of all Iranians welcomes you with a Rose.
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. (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:
If you are interested in culture and history, you can see:
- Sa'dabad Complex
- Niavaran Palace
- Golestan Palace
- National Museum of Iran
If you are looking for a mixture of adventure and nature, you can go to:
- Dizin Ski Resort
- Chitgar forest Park
- Tochal Complex
And the last, we have some offer for those who would like to Get Involved with Local Activities in Iran
- Tehran Bazaar
- Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine
- Azadi Tower
- Milad Tower
How to get to Tehran:
When you arrive at Tehran International airport, you will have three options to get into Tehran city:
- Pre-book private car and driver
The time of arrival can be changeable depending on the type of vehicle you chose.
It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, it would be less and more.
But it is highly recommended to pre-book your car and driver from our company. This way, when you arrive, your driver and guide will be waiting for you in front of the gate in the arrival hall with a sign including our company’s name and without any waste time, transfer you to your hotel.
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.
Espinas Khalij-e Fars, Espinas palace, Visteria, and Persian Azadi are the most famous and expensive hotels in Tehran, Shahr and Saina hotels are the hotels with more affordable price. But, if you want to stay in a cheap hotel, Hafiz hotel can be a good choice for you.
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.
On the afternoon of day 2, drive toward Kashan
It's about two hours driving to Kashan. Kashan is a city of Isfahan province and it is one of the historical cities of Iran. The city is located in 220km from Tehran, between the Karkas Mountains and the central Iranian Plateau. Kashan has a warm and dry climate. Tepe Sialk (Sialk hill), which is the oldest place of residence in Iran, is located in Kashan. Archeologists think that Kashan is more than 15000 years old and it is related to the Paleolithic era. Kashan has a lot of attractions for tourists. Walking in old alleys of the city is like real history.
City tour of Kashan:
The most important tourist attraction of Kashan that you shouldn’t lose is Fin garden that has a bath (Fin Bath) where Amir Kabir the Qajarid chancellor of Nasseredin Shah was murdered, Tabatabaei house which is known as the greatest house of Iran, Jame mosque of Kashan that was built before Islam. Agha Bozorg mosque which is one the most magnificent Islamic monuments, Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse that is one the most beautiful baths of Iran, Kashan traditional Bazaar, Borujerdis, Abbasi, Ameri, Al-e Yasin, Raheb, Manouchehri houses that are the greatest instances of Iranian merchants ‘ houses in the 19th century.
Where to stay in Kashan?
Traditional hotels are the best choice for staying in a historical city like Kashan. Because you cannot experience such places anywhere else. Kashan has many good traditional hotels like Ehsan traditional hotel, Manouchehri House, Ameri House, Mahinestan-e Raheb, Negin residential complex. Kashan also has modern hotels with complete facilities like Amir Kabir, Negarestan, and Rose. There are other places for staying in Kashan such as Saraye Saleh Ecolodge, Adel historical house, Safa historical guest house, Darbebagh hotel, Sadeqi house, Morshedi house, Kowsar, Sayyah, Baharestan, Khanedoost, Irani, Maryam, Khorshid Ardahal, and Shirin hotels.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Kashan has many traditional delicious foods like Abgoosht-e Kashani (meat and bean), Shefteh, Beetroot kofta, Yatimche, chickpea Khoresh, Chelo Dizi, Tass Kebab, meat, and Cabbage. There aren’t many restaurants in Kashan, but we introduce the best of them to you: Rose house restaurant which is the most famous restaurant in the city, Bagh-e Mozafar, Manouchehri, Shandiz, Nayeb, Mozafari, Javan, Khatoon, Anar and Abbasi restaurants. If you are interested in eating fast food, you can go Pedare khoob, Pizza Pizza, Dustan, and Silk Nights restaurants.
Day 3: Drive toward Abyane
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. Abyaneh village has a temperate climate. Abyane people speak Farsi in a particular Abyane dialect that differs substantially from other dialects in the area.
Most people are working in animal husbandry, horticulture, and agriculture. The village also has 30 carpet weaving workshops.
Spring and summer are the best seasons to travel to Abyaneh, though Abyaneh village has beautiful autumn and winter. This village also has many visitors during Nowruz, Tasoa, and Ashura.
On the morning of day 4, drive toward Isfahan. You will stay in Isfahan for 3 nights.
As soon as you arrive in this city,you are going to see many people at Emam Square. 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 to pray, people, especially those who work at the bazaar go to the mosques to pray. You can see the old mosques of Imam and Sheikhlotfollah.
In addition to main sites, you will have other options to see or do on Isfahan:
- Carpet Workshop
- Picnic in Hasht Behesht or Nazhvan
- Pigeon House
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.
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 a low-cost journey. 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 Kabab, 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 to 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 the morning of day 7 drive toward 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, in Yazd. Since the city is located in the desert region, it has a dry and hot climate. Yazd can be considered as a two-season city; a long hot season (from March until September) and a short cold season (from October until February).
The best time to visit Yazd is January, February, March, and April because the hot weather in summer might bother you and it doesn’t allow you to enjoy enough.
What to do or see in Yazd:
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.
Iran is a country with a warm and dry climate, so many deserts are spreading in different places all over Iran, and especially its centers near Yazd. Mysterious lands that traveling to them would be one of the most exciting experiences of your life for sure.
With this explanation, we do recommend that you shouldn't miss going to the desert where the local people have established adorable camps in the heart of desserts. There, you enjoy watching a sunset, walking on the Sand hill, have a night gathering, set on fire, and drink a cup of tea that is made on the fire. Listening to traditional music.
Overnight, you will have two options:
A camp or stay in a traditional house located in the heart of the desert.
To go back to Yazd and stay in your hotel.
We do recommend you to stay one night in the desert, it could be an unforgettable experience for you. But please let us know if you are not comfortable with sleeping in the mattress and not having a private bathroom, we will arrange a comfortable room with all facilities for you in the hotel in Yazd.
How to get to Yazd:
- Private driver
- VIP Bus
The best way is doing pre-book your driver-guide. This way, you can have a stop in Marvdasht to visit Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage), and your guide will explain about this historical and architectural background. Then, continue your way to Yazd.
Please consider that you will have approximately 5 hours driving to Yazd so we recommend you visit only Persepolis, but if you are a very energetic person, you can see Necropolis and Pasargadae too.
Where to stay in Yazd?
Staying at a traditional hotel is desirable when traveling to a historical city. But Yazd like other cities of Iran has modern hotels that you can choose any of them based on your interest.
We recommend you stay at the traditional hotels in the city because staying at such hotels is not possible in any other city. Fazeli, Fahadan, Safaiyeh, and Dad hotels are the best traditional hotels in Yazd. If you are not interested in staying at traditional hotels, you can stay in modern hotels in the city like Arg, Jahangardi, Zanbagh, and Karavan.
What to eat? Where to eat?
We recommend you to try Ashe Sholi and Khoresh-e Gheimeh, these are the most famous food of Yazd and you can eat them in Talar-e Yazd restaurant that is also called "Haji Ashpaz". Moshir, Khan Dohad, Adib Al-Mamalek, Mahoor, Abul Maali, and Malek Al-Tojar are other great traditional restaurants in Yazd that you can go and enjoy eating delicious foods.
Day 8: Yazd-Abarkuh-Shiraz
On your way to Shiraz, you will visit Persepolis and Abarkuh
Abarkooh is a town located near Yazd province.
You can stay in this small and beautiful town when you want to go to Shiraz because it is located on the way of Shiraz and Yazd. Also, this small town is could be an important place to stay for one night because of its good geographical location, this ancient touristic city is among the three historical cities of Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz. So Abarkouh could be a good choice for those who would like to have a stop to rest when traveling to these three cities.
The city has more than 400 monuments, 123 of them are listed in the National Iranian List of Works.
Where to stay in Abarkuh?
We recommend you to stay in Aghazadeh house. The traditional architecture of the courtyard and interiors and the presence of tall arches and elegant stuccoes and tinted glass will bring back the good memories of the past to you. The experienced and trained staff is ready to welcome you.
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.
You will have a full-day tour of Shiraz on the day 9:
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 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.
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.
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 good quality hotel we recommend hotels like Karimkhan and Arg hotels, these hotels are 3and 4* with a more affordable fee.
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 interested in staying in this kind of traditional place.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Shiraz has many different kinds of food. One of the most popular local food is Kalam polo. You can find it in all restaurants in Shiraz, but if would like to eat the best one, I suggest you eat at Haftkhan restaurant. Haft khan restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Shiraz that has seven floors and you can eat different kinds of food there. Haft khan restaurant is also famous because of serving delicious Shirazi Halva. Soofi, Shater Abbas, Shandiz, Berentin, Bagh-e Raz, and Lotus restaurants are among the best restaurants of Shiraz.
In addition to Kalam polo, other local foods are cooked in Shiraz such as Shekar polo, Dopiyazeh Alu, Lari Kebab, Ash Sabzi, and Ash Kardeh.
I hope you can try all of them, but if you want me to offer you one of them, it is highly recommended to try Ash Sabzi.
Ashe Sabzi is a kind of vegetable soup that is cooked in Shiraz and served as breakfast. If you want to try this kind of soup and other local soup of Shiraz, you just need to go to Shams restaurant early in the morning.
As far as I have been working in tourism which is a long time, we have had many clients who came to Iran from different countries, and most of them liked Iranian fast food a lot so we recommend you to go to the Crispi Land, Davenico and Lavia restaurants.
On day 10, you will have an excursion to Sepidan.
Today you can experience the North of Iran in the 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 a high capability of professional eco-tours. You can walk through the jungles to see the springs, waterfalls, etc. like Sheshpir Spring, go hiking and climb the 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.
On day 11, you will have an excursion to Javarg.
Javarge is a village located near Shiraz and is surrounded by useful herbs so you can walk and collect them. This village is the best place to go hiking for tourists who like doing outdoor activities because it is located among the mountains and the Jungle, also the best time to visit this village is all four season because it is beautiful in four seasons. If you like camping, you can stay at established Camps. The mentioned camp is consisting of Nomad tents, guest houses, and restaurants. There will be held on the tours of neighbor gardens. You can try various organic foods that are prepared with local and fresh ingredients.
Day 12, shiraz-Depart
On this day, you will be driven to the airport of Shiraz to fly back to your country.