Destinations: Tehran – Shiraz - Anzali – Isfahan – Tabriz – Hamadan - Ardabil
Scheme: Adventure - Historical - Bird Watching - Nomad | Duration: 19 Days
What better way to travel with your children or grandchildren than on an escorted tour? All of your hotel accommodations, transportation, baggage handling, sightseeing, activities and many meals are pre-arranged, so you can simply focus on what's most important your family.
Day 1 Tehran
On arrival in Tehran, you will be met at the airport for the transfer to the Hotel.
Day 2 Tehran
Visit the the Ethnological, Archaeological, Ceramic and Glass Museums, and the Bazaar. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 3 Tehran – Qazvin - Anzali (388 km)
We drive to Qazvin to visit the Friday Mosque, and the Bazaar including 15 caravanserai, before continuing to the picturesque mountainous region of Chains, and the fishing town of Bandar-e-Anzali on the Caspian Sea. Overnight in Bader-e-Anzali.
Day 4 Anzali
We explore the town's fish market and bazaar, then go boating and bird watching through the Anzali Marshlands where many different species can be spotted, stopping off for lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight in Bader-e-Anzali.
Day 5 Anzali - Khalkhal – Ardabil – Lahoor - Shahbil (226 km)
We are entering the lands of the nomadic tribes, and our first encounter with them will probably be on the way to Khalkhal. Our journey continues to Ardabil and the beautiful 14th-century Sheikh Safi-Ad Mausoleum and onward to the village of Lahrood, to stay at Shahbil, an encampment of the Shahsavan nomads, with several hot springs. Overnight in tented accommodation.
Day 6 Shahbil – lahrood – Meshkinshahr – Ahar - Tabriz (219 km)
We head for more Shahsavan nomad centres at Qezel Bareh, where we will be able to take some photos and the encampment at Qotorsooe, again surrounded by hot springs. We travel onward via lahrood, Meshkinshahr, and Ahar before reaching Tabriz and our overnight in hotel.
Day 7 Tabriz – Osko – Kandivan – Khangah – Maragheh - Takab (298 km)
We visit the Azerbaijan Museum, the superb 15th Blue Mosque with its famous mosaic tiles and the Il-Goli Monastery, with a celebrated 19th-century garden around its central pavilion. We set out for Osko, Kandivan, and Khangah along the western shore of Orumiyeh Lake (Salt Lake). Then its onward to Maragheh, to visit the Three Selijuq Tower, before finally arriving at Takab. Overnight in Takab.
Day 8 Takab - Hamadan (260 km)
In the morning we explore Takht-e-Soleiman, the extraordinary Sassanid and Islamic site. After lunch, we stop off to see Alisadr Cave, one of Iran's most astonishing natural sights, en-route to Hamadan. Overnight in Hamadan.
Day 9 Hamadan - Atrak - Golpayegan - Shahr-e-Kord (568 km)
Our Hamadan sightseeing tour includes the 6th-century BC rock inscriptions at Ganjnameh, the 4th-century Stone Lion, the Tomb of Avicenna, the 11th-century Persian scholar and the Shrines of Esther and Mordecai, the Jewish queen of Xerxes. We then drive onward via Atrak and Golpayegan to Shahr-e-Kord. Overnight in Shahr-e-Kord.
Day 10 Shahr-e-Kord - Farsan - Chelgerd - Marboreh ( km)
We go to meet the Bakhtiari nomads in Farsan, Chelgerd and Marboreh. Walking among the tents and stopping to talk and take photos. Overnight in tented accommodation in Marboreh.
Day 11 Marboreh - Shahriyari - Ardal - Chogakhor ( km)
We drive through the encampments of the nomads, through Shahriyari and Ardal to Chogakhor Lagoon, a protected area for birdwatching and mammals. Overnight in tented accommodation in Chogakhor.
Day 12 Chogakhor - Yasuj (km)
We carry on to Gandoman and Yasuj, home of the Ghashghaei nomads. Overnight in Yasuj.
Day 13 Yasuj - Shiraz (174 km)
We take an excursion to the magnificent archaeological sites at Naqsh-e-Rostem and Persepolis, before heading for Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 14 Shiraz
where we explore the Eram Garden, the Tombs of Hafez and Saadi, and the Shah Cheragh Mausoleum. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 15 Shiraz - Isfahan (485 km)
We drive to Isfahan, visiting Pasargade en-route. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 16 Isfahan
Iran's treasure house is a sightseer's dream! On our first day alone we'll visit the Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, the Aliqapou Palace, Vanak Church, Shaking Minarets, and the Sassanian Fire Temple. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 17 Isfahan
Continue sightseeing in Isfahan.
Day 18 Isfahan - Tehran (439 km)
We return to Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 19 Tehran
ransfer to Tehran’s airport.
April, May and June are the best time for travel to Iran. So, WE GO IRAN has prepared three packages for the stated dates with special discounts.
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