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We had many group tours including only women, so we have enough experience to arrange tours especially for women.
It is interesting for you to know that we are 70 women who work in Gardesgaran in three branches. I feel that if you want to travel to Iran as a woman, choosing our travel agency can be the best choice. Because our office alone could be a good attraction to see how women work in Iran.
There are many places where women work there such as jewelry workshops, cotton weaving workshops and carpet weaving workshops in Iran, I think it would be amazing for women who would like to see the Iranian women who work in a society like men. And another thing you need to know is that we had many group tours including only women, so we have enough experience to arrange tours, especially for women.
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. Not only has Tehran old monuments, splendid mosques, magnificent buildings, great parks, and modern b buildings.
Based on your arrival time in the morning or the evening, you will stay in the capital Tehran for a 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 before your domestic flight to Shiraz on the second day of your trip.
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:
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.
Golestan Palace is a complex of buildings located in Arg Square in Tehran. The buildings of these palaces have been constructed in different times.
The name of the palace was taken from the name of a hall in an exterior building of the palace which is also called Golestan.
We recommend you to spend a day at the Hana Spa Center. This center is one of the best spa centers in Iran.
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.
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 evening of day2, you will have a flight to 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 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. Do not forget to do it. It is could be interesting for you as an artist because you can listen to a person who read 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.
Shah Cheragh Shrine
Shah Cheragh Shrine is a famous and marvelous site in Shiraz. The son of one of the Shiite Imams was buried there and thus a shrine was built. This shrine was built in the 6th century and its sanctuary is designed with beautiful tiles.
Let's Go Iran have some special suggestions for you in Shiraz:
Option 1: Culinary tour in Shiraz
After finishing your city tour of Shiraz, your culinary tour starts: As we are from Shiraz, we can hold a culinary tour free of charge for people who are interested in culinary. On this day, my friend and I will be your host in a traditional home for a culinary tour. On this day, 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 Indian 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: Beauty Time
Let's Go Iran have another suggestion for you, we feel that you love it otherwise please kindly tell us what your interest is, this way we would be able to offer an extra special activity for you.
As far as you know, all of us as women like to keep or improve our beauty so we would like to do something for reaching this goal. Beautification is one of the most popular activities for Iranian women of all ages. So I can arrange a visit for you and others in your group if you are beauty lovers and also you would like to discover a variety of beauty care services. This way not only will you be able to be among local women in a truly authentic way to see how they try different kinds of services to make themselves more beautiful but also you will have an opportunity to experience high-quality products in a luxury and comfortable atmosphere.
There are different packages by affordable fees based on what you need regarding your skin, hair, or nail care. What is your idea about this activity?
Option 3: Shopping Time
If you want to buy the 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.
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 a 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 a medium quality hotel we 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 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
And the last one 7: As far as I have been working in tourism which is a long time, we have had many clients who came in Iran from different countries, and most of them liked Iranian fast food a lot so we recommend you to go to the Napl fast food restaurant.
On the morning of day4, you will drive toward Yazd. On the way, you will visit Persepolis.
You will spend one full day and two nights in Yazd, so you will have enough time to explore the city.
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.
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.
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 special options:
Carpet workshop: on this day you will see workshops of silk carpets and cloth, dying workshop. We can show you some workshops running by 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.
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 drive 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 waving workshop and Jame mosque in Naein.
Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan province. Isfahan 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 special options in your Isfahan:
- Carpet Workshop
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.
On this day you will participate in a cooking class in a friendly atmosphere to learn cooking some popular food of Isfahan such as Biryani, which is made of lamb meat, liver, onions that are eaten by a kind of bread called sangak. Before start cooking class you go to the bazaar to buy some ingredients.
- Shopping Time:
Buying souvenirs from Isfahan is very desirable. Gaz is one of the traditional pastry of Isfahan that you can buy the best kind of it from Kermani Gaz shop in Abdolrazagh Street. Poolaki and Rock candy are other famous pastries of Isfahan. Different kinds of calico tablecloths and dishes, carved wood, and Khatam dishes are famous souvenirs of Isfahan that you can buy all kinds of them from handicraft's Bazaars in Isfahan like Qeysarie Bazaar, Grand Bazaar of Isfahan and Naqsh-e Jahan Bazaar. If you like to go to modern shopping centers, Kowsar trade center, Park Mall, and the city center of Isfahan are good choices.
Isfahan 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.
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.