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Wonders of Persia Tour

Wonders of Persia Tour
13 Days from $300 pp
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Shiraz
Meymand
Yazd
Isfahan
Tehran

 

Overview

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Do you like to visit the center of early human settlement in the central desert of Iran and stay one night in an exciting village that its houses are carved out of the stone in the foothills? Meymand is the name of this village. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and was awarded UNESCO's 2005 Melina Mercouri Prize. If yes, we have another surprise for you in this tour that is unlike anywhere else you have visited before. A very beautiful Caravanserai in the middle of a vast desert and very simple accommodations. Here no wall separates the rooms from each other and what you will see is just curtains. Zeinodin Caravanserai is one of the world's most unique tourist destinations that has been resorted to accommodate traveler.

Included Highlights Wonders of Persia Tour Route Map

  • Persepolis
  • Meymand Rocky Village
  • Ganj-Ali Khan Complex
  • Fire Temple
  • Tappeh Sialk
  • Sialk Ziggurat
  • Amir Chakhmagh Complex
  • Golestan Place

Optional Activities

  • Spend Time with Nomads
  • Traditional Hotel

Tour Facts

Accommodation Hotel, Guest House, Camping (With Facilities)
Transport Private vehicle, Flight
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Itinerary

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Wonders of Persia Tour Route MapOur routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.

Day 1
Shiraz
Arrival to Shiraz, Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to hotel;
Hotel in Shiraz   Breakfast
Day 2
Shiraz
Start a beautiful morning in Shiraz to visit Zandieh Complex (Karim khan’s Citadel, Pars Museum, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir Caravanserai). Shiraz was a significant township in Achaemenid times and the treasure trove of Persian culture. It is the birthplace of the great Persian poets Hafiz and Saadi and is known as the city of poets, garden, nightingales and flowers. In the afternoon we continue our tour by visiting Jahan Nama Garden, Hafez & Saadi Tomb, Quran Gate and Ali Ebne Hamze Shrine.
Hotel in Shiraz   Breakfast
Day 3
Shiraz
Full day excursion to Persepolis , a world heritage site backed by Mount Rahmat and is the Ancient Persian capital, then Naghsh-E-Rostam and Naghsh-E-Rajab; and the Tomb of Cyrus the great i.e. Pasargadae. Overnight Shiraz.
Hotel in Shiraz   Breakfast
Day 4
Shiraz - Meymand Village
Drive to Shahr-E- Babak to visit the rocky civilized village of Meymand which is located in 40 km from Shahr-E-Babak .this village with its peculiar style in architecture and construction of houses has an extensive History, going back to the 8th century (12000 years ago); enroute visiting the Sassanian Palace at Sarvestan and the world’s biggest Fig gardens.
Hotel in Meymand   Breakfast
Day 5
Kerman
Drive to Kerman, one of the recent world's 1000 cleanest cities with a strong cultural heritage, Full day excursions to Rayen to visit the Arg-E-Rayen, en-route visit the Shah Nematolah-e Vali Shrine, and Prince Gardens at Mahan.
Hotel in Kerman   Breakfast
Day 6
Kerman - Zaynodin Caravansarai
Half day visit of Kerman to see the Ganj-Ali Khan Complex (Bath, Caravanserai and Bazaar), Friday Mosque, then drive to Zaynodin Caravansarai that is known as the paradise of astrologists and you can visit the pure and starry sky of desert and relax for some hours. Overnight there.
Hotel in Zaynodin Caravansarai   Breakfast
Day 7
Zaynodin Caravansarai - Yazd
Drive to Yazd to Visit Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, Fire Temple , Mir-Chakhmaq Mosques and the Water Museum. Allocate a time for a short walk in the old and traditional parts of the city in long, narrow lanes and experience the sense of being stopped in the time.
Hotel in Yazd   Breakfast
Day 8
Yazd - Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan with a short stop in Naiin to visit Jame Mosque, Pirnia Traditional House. Based on time we can visit Rigareh Water mill and Aba Bafi man made caves in Muhammadieh precinct.
Hotel in Isfahan   Breakfast
Day 9
Isfahan
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Palace Of Forty Columns or Chehel Sotun, it was built by Shah Abbas II in 1647 as a reception hall and has 20 columns made of cypress wood but the reflection of these twenty columns in the adjacent pool and provide the other twenty; So, known as Forty Columns. We will continue Isfahan sightseeing by visiting Naghsh-E-Jahan Square (Image of the World Square). It is the second largest square of the world and one of the world heritage sites of Iran. The square is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long and was initially intended as the site of state ceremonies and sporting events, but by 1602, the Shah had added a commercial element with the construction of two-story shops along the perimeter. Jame Mosques is on the south end, the Lutfallah Mosque on the east, the Ali Qapu Palace on the west, and a Grand Bazaar on the north end. We finish a busy day of sightseeing by walking along the Zayande Rood River and Isfahan famous ancient bridges (Si-O-Se Pol & Khadju).
Hotel in Isfahan   Breakfast
Day 10
Isfahan
In the morning we embark on a city tour that covers the rest of highlights of this celebrated historical city and visit the magnificent Jame Atiq Mosque. Another world heritage sites of Iran in UNESCO and one of the oldest mosques of Iran. Ali Gholi Agha Complex that consists of a bath, Mosque and Bazaar. The Hasht-Behesht Palace and Vank Cathedral.
Hotel in Isfahan   Breakfast
Day 11
Isfahan – Abyaneh - Kashan
In third day we depart from Isfahan to Abyaneh a tourist village and is known as a living history museum that has kept its architecture ( all in red clay), ceremonies and culture, language, clothing and etc. Continue our way to kashan to visit Tabatabaie Residence, Fin Garden, Bazaar and Tapeh Sialk or Sialk Ziggurat. It is claimed to be the world's oldest ziggurat, dating to the 3rd millennium BC and discoveries in this region has revealed that here was one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages.
Hotel in Kashan   Breakfast
Day 12
Kashan - Tehran
Drive to Tehran, Half day city tour of Tehran to visit Niavaran & Saad Abad Palace, Carpet Museum. In the first day of staying in Tehran we will introduce you a completely different attraction that it is worth to visit and we suggest you don’t miss it out. But let us tell you when you are here.
Hotel in Tehran   Breakfast
Day 13
Tehran
Full day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Place that is The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran and a world heritage .It is consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls and originally built during the Safavid dynasty The Archaeological or National Museum which is the combination of two museums, the old Archaeological Museum of Iran and the modernistic white travertine National Arts Museum with eight departments, Glass Museum and if we had time Jewellery Museum (it is open from Saturday to Tuesdays); then transfer to airport for departure flight.
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