Salam Persia

Salam Persia

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Salam and welcome to the land mystery, contrast, history and hospitality. Take this trip to Iran to gain insights to this fascinating country. Marvel at the stunning landscapes, lofty mountains and gleaming deserts. Get ready to meet friendly people and build genuine friendships with them. Most of all, be prepared to have your heart stolen, if this is your first trip, you will want to return again and again.

Duration: 10 Days
Destinations: Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, Meybod, Nai’n, Varzaneh, Isfahan, Abyaneh, Kashan,

Tour Itinerary

Short Brief of Daily Activities
- Arriving in IKA Airport,
- Your guide will meet you at the Airport,
- We will transfer to hotel for rest,
- Overnight in Tehran,
Daily Activity in Details
Salam! Welcome to Iran, You are in Tehran, Iran's capital which is exciting, noisy and chaotic, Upon your arrival, you will be assist by driver and will be transferred to your hotel. /ON Tehran/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our full day tour of Tehran,

- Visit below places in Tehran,
  • Golestan Palace,
  • Grand Bazar,
  • Nation Museum of Iran,
  • Jewelry Museum,
  • Nature Bridge,

- Overnight in Tehran,

Daily Activity in Details
Today we will start an adventure in this magical land, we will go on a full day tour of the Capital, by photographing the UNESCO heritage site, Golestan Palace. The lavish Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. Built around a garden featuring pools as well as planted areas, then walking distance is the Grand Bazaar with its maze of bustling alleys and bazars. Next, you will visit National Museum of Iran, where you will find fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam in Iran which shows brief history of our land. We will have lunch at an Iranian style restaurant, after that we proceed to visit the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world located in the heart of the city. The Crown Jewels of Iran have been little more than a legend in the past. The Treasury of Iranian National Royal Jewels accommodates the world's most precious jewelry collection. The treasury has an interesting history, going back centuries. Next, we will stop at Nature bridge or also known as Tabiat Bridge, which is a 270-metre bridge that connects two public parks - Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park. Here you can relax in coffee shops and get some panorama shots of the city from top of the bridge. /ON Tehran/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our full day tour of Tehran,

- Visit below places in Tehran,
  • Saad Abad Palace,
  • Carpet Museum,
  • Azadi Tower,

- Flight to Shiraz at evening, (1.10 Hours)
- Overnight in Shiraz,

Daily Activity in Details
The second full-day city tour is also dedicated to the sights of Tehran beginning with a visit to the Sa’dabad Complex, which housed in a beautiful garden in the north of Tehran, where you enjoy strolling in a green surrounding, moving amongst palaces and palace museums that recount a story in their scattered way. The complex contains 18 palaces belonging to the royal families of Qajar and Pahlavi dynasty. We will have lunch in an Iranian style restaurant, then continue to visit Carpet Museum of Iran, which is known as the best place to learn about Persian Carpet and its fascinating history. In this interesting museum, you will see lots of different types of Persian Carpets. Look at the pattern, each one is telling you its very own unique story in shape of knots, treads, and colors. Next, on the way to domestic airport (Mehrabad Airport) we will find time to save some shots for the symbol of city, Azadi Tower, the tower means freedom, you will have a short flight to Shiraz, /ON Shiraz/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our full day tour of Shiraz,

- Visit below places in Shiraz,
  • Nasir al-Mulk Mosque,
  • Narenjestan e Ghavam Garden,
  • Eram Garden,
  • Vakil Mosque,
  • Vakil Bazaar,
  • Tomb of Hafez ,
  • Emamzadeh Ali Ebne Hamze Shrine,

- Overnight in Shiraz,

Daily Activity in Details
We will start the day with a morning photo shoot at the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. It seems like a fairly traditional house of worship, but it’s hiding a gorgeously colorful secret. It’s also known as the “Pink Mosque” for the rose-colored tiles that cover the interior. The stained-glass windows are magnificent and when the sun pours through, the photo opportunities are amazing. We will then walk to see Narenjestan Ghavam Museum and Garden, it is traditional and historical house with a small garden, included wooden columns and wooden roof with mirror work along with paintings and is among architectural feats of Qajar era. Then we will visit Karmikhani Complex, the residential palace of Zand dynasty. Karim Khan Zand, the founder of Zand dynasty choose Shiraz as his capital and declared himself as “Vakil”, the lawyer of the nation, rather than king. We continue to Vakil complex comprising of Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazar, where we can photograph the spice merchants, carpet sellers, dried fruit vendors and tailors. Lunch will be in a local and well-known restaurant in Shiraz. Our next stop is the Eram Garden or also known as the Garden of Paradise, it has some 'typical Persian' features with beautiful flowers, refreshing air, aromatic myrtles and towering cypress trees, including one tree which is said to date back to 3000 years ago (Sarv-e naz). The beautiful Eram garden was registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as the symbol of Persian. Our last visit in Shiraz is Tomb of Hafez which is in a peaceful garden setting that drips with an ambience of poetry and romance. The 14th-century writer is considered the Shakespeare of Iran, one of the greatest Persian poets of all time, and a source of national pride. The mausoleum has 8 pillars which signify the century when he lived. We will end the day in Shiraz by visiting the Holy Shrine Emamzadeh Ali Ebne Hamze at night to capture some nice photos, Dinner will be in a local restaurant in Shiraz, /ON Shiraz/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our half day tour of Shiraz,

- Visit below places in Shiraz,
  • Persepolis,
  • Naghsh-e-Rostam,

- We will drive to Yazd, (440 KM - 6 Hours)
- Overnight in Yazd,

Daily Activity in Details
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Yazd, approximately 440KM, En-route visit Naghsh-e-Rostam (Necropolis) to see Ka’be-Zardosht (fire temple/sanctuary), and Royal Tombs (also Achaemenes), plus seven magnificent Sassanian rock-reliefs (including Shapur the First’s famous victory over Roman Emperor Valerian). Continue to Persepolis, one of the most important sites of the Ancient World, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenes kings with remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, and its famous bas-reliefs, depicting kings and courtiers and gift-bearing representatives of tributary nations of the Persian Empire. /ON Yazd/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our full day tour of Yazd,

- Visit below places in Yazd,
  • Tower of Silence,
  • Fire Temple,
  • Dowlat Abad Gardens,
  • Jameh Mosque of Yazd,
  • Water Museum,
  • Amir Chakhmaq Complex ,

- Overnight in Yazd,

Daily Activity in Details
Today after breakfast in hotel, in the city of Wind Towers, we will pick up our cameras and go to the first site to explore the Tower of silence where the Zoroastrian used as a storage house for the dead and dates back to the 18th century. Corpses were left there to decompose and be devoured by birds. Zoroastrians believed burials or cremations would pollute the earth or fire, which are precious elements in their religion. Next we would visit the Fire Temple, the house of eternal fire, although the fire house is made in the 1940s, but the sacred fire has been burning since 470 AD. Then visit Jameh Mosque of Yazd, it includes four iwans, which have been specifically designed for each season. Given the hot and dry climate of the desert area, the iwans have been designed to keep cool in summer and warm in winter. Lunch will be in a traditional hotel where you can taste camel meat. In Yazd Water Museum, we will learn about the old hand-made water supply system, a specialized craft still used in parts of Iran today. Then we go to Art Gallery to capture nice photos and have a cold fruit juice, we are going to enjoy photographing a site which remains a living testament to the classic Persian Garden before sunset. It was built around the year 1750, the UNESCO listed and named Dowlat Abad Gardens. After that we will spend our time around Amir Chakhmaq Complex at evening for taking some photos in night view. Diner will be served in Italian restaurant, / /ON Yazd/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our full day tour of Meybod & Na'in & Varzaneh,
- We we will drive to Meybod & Na'in,
(170 KM - 2.20 Hours)

- Visit below places in Meybod & Na'in & Varzaneh,
  • Narin Castle,
  • Pigeon Tower,
  • Meybod Caravansarai,
  • Na'in Jameh Mosque ,

- We we will drive to Varzaneh, (70 KM - 1 Hour)

- Visit below places in Varzaneh,
  • Salt Lake,
  • Varzaneh Desert,

- Overnight in Varzaneh,

Daily Activity in Details
Early in the morning, we depart from Yazd to Varzaneh, driving through the central desert of Iran. On the way, we will have a stop in Meybod to see an ancient city that goes back to pre-Islamic arena and is the home to many ancient points of interests. It was the capital of Iran during the Mozaffarid period. One of the oldest castles in Iran is Narin Castle, in Meybod, which dates from the Sasanid. It is one of the most important relics of the province dating back to the period before the advent of Islam to Iran, and has been recorded as one of the national buildings. Next we will visit the Pigeon Tower, this round building once homed four thousand pigeons which dates back to Qajar dynasty. In this pigeon tower, pigeons lived in 20 × 20 cm lodgings which were circularly ordered in three rows. There were four turrets and a centric minaret on the roof so that the pigeons could exit the tower. Hot color of the mogharnas would attract pigeons to the tower. We will also see one of the numerous caravanserais of Iran, Meybod Caravansarai, that were constructed along the highly commuted Silk Road and major trade or pilgrimage routes throughout history. After 120KM drive, we will have lunch in a hotel which our guests always loved the food and told us it was one of the best foods. Next we visit Na’in Jameh Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Iran which dates back to 1000 years ago and the architecture belongs to the early Islamic centuries. It is one of the few mosques that has undergone less changes and has kept its original form. Our last stop is Varzaneh, we will check in the beautiful guest house. After a short rest we begin our sightseeing at another interesting spot called the Salt Lake, which belongs to Gavkhooni ecosystem, being the southwestern part of the wetlands. It is more than 15km in area and the salt plain stretches to the wetlands. We will continue our tour in Varzaneh Desert, where you can have unique experience of Camel-riding, Safari and Sandboarding, have a relaxing time, catching the sunset and walking on sand dunes. Enjoy jumping and taking photos before we drive back to our accommodation and eat homemade dinner. Tonight, you will camp and sleep in one of the most beautiful deserts in Iran. /ON Varzaneh/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our full day tour of Isfahan,
- We will drive to Isfahan,
(110 KM - 1:50 Hours)

- Visit below places in Isfahan,
  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan,
  • Vank Cathedral,
  • Qeisarieh Bazaar,

- Overnight in Isfahan,

Daily Activity in Details
Today after breakfast we will visit some spots in the village, then we leave from Varzaneh to Isfahan which takes about 2 hours. (about 110 Km), we will visit the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan; which is unique in this regard and thus enjoys a special place in the history of Islamic architecture. This mosque originally built as a fire temple which converted to a mosque later and placed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage list. Lunch will be served in one of the well-known restaurants in Isfahan (Hermes restaurant), afterwards visit the Armenian Quarter with several churches, including the important Cathedral of Vank Church. The sumptuous interior is richly decorated with restored wall paintings full of life and color, including gruesome martyrdoms, pantomime demons and a fabulous collection of illustrated gospels and Bibles, some dating back as far as the 10th century. Now group has free time to walk in the Qeisarieh Bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying the arts and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous. /ON Isfahan/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our full day tour of Isfahan,

- Visit below places in Isfahan,
  • Naghsh-e-Jahan Square,
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque,
  • Shah Mosque,
  • Ali-Qapu Palace,
  • Chehel Sotun Palace,
  • Khajou Bridge,

- Overnight in Isfahan,

Daily Activity in Details
Today we start photography at the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th century capital of the Safavids, referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World) in Safavid sources, one of the world’s grandest squares, the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, with several sites, let’s take some photos of the square from roof of the Ali-Qapu Palace with enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the Maidan, from where the Safavid Kings watched polo games, and two of Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and the Shah Mosque with magnificent architecture and tilework. After having a delicious lunch in a local buffet restaurant, from here we walk to the Chehel Sotun, built by Shah Abbas II in the 17th century; its wooden columns reflected in the surface of the pool give rise to its name ‘The Palace of Forty Columns. At evening we will see the famous bridges, Khajou and Sio-se-pol, at sunset followed by Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan square again at night time to capture some photos. Dinner will be in a local Tea house named Azadegan Tea house, the tea house is designed by old handicrafts, many locals spend time here at evening, /ON Isfahan/
Short Brief of Daily Activities

- After breakfast,
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel,
- We begin our full day tour of Abyaneh & Kashan,
- We we will drive to Abyaneh,
(175 KM - 2.30 Hours)

- Visit below places in Abyaneh,
  • Abyaneh Village,

- We we will drive to Kashan, (90 KM - 1.20 Hour)

- Visit below places in Kashan,
  • Tabatabaei House,
  • Soltan Amir Ahmad Bath,
  • Fin Garden,

- We will drive to IKA airport, (175 KM - 2.30 Hour)

Daily Activity in Details
Today we leave Isfahan en-routing the wonderful Abyaneh Village, a beautiful village which people are still living in a way they used to live 2500 years ago with red stair houses. Men wear long loose black pants with long coats, and women wear flowery loose shirts and crimp skirts. They wear colorful scarves too. You will be attracted to their clothing to the extent that you can’t resist trying them on or taking them as souvenirs. You can take amazing photos of the village, and then we will continue to Kashan, a town originally famous for its textiles and ceramic production, but now better known for the Fin gardens. The Fin Gardens are our first stop, a relaxing and visually impressive Persian garden with water channels all passing through a central pavilion. There is also a chance to buy some rose water, a local specialty - outside of the site. Next we visit the famous historic house, Tabatabaei house, the house was built in the 1840s for the affluent Tabatabaei family. It consists of four beautiful courtyards, delightful wall paintings with elegant stained-glass windows, and all the other classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture. We will walk to the roof of Soltan Amir Ahmad Bath which is a traditional Iranian public bathhouse, with an area of around 1000 square meters, this place is perfect to see beautiful Kashan and take lots of photos. After visiting the Bath, we will head to IKA airport, driving about 207Km. Hope see you in Persia Again.

Overview:

Tour Highlights

✔ Familiarity with the rich culture of Iran
✔ Taste the romance of Persian Poetry in Shiraz
✔ Wander the ancient ruins in Persepolis
✔ The Zoroastrian Heartland of Yazd
✔ Experience the true Persian hospitality with a home cooked meal
✔ Enjoy jumping on sand dunes

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Itinerary Summary

Date Itinerary Summary
Day 1 Arrival in Tehran
Day 2 Tehran: Full Day City Tour
Day 3 Tehran: Half Day City Tour Shiraz
Day 4 Shiraz: Full Day City Tour
Day 5 Shiraz: Persepolis Yazd
Day 6 Yazd: Full Day City Tour
Day 7 Yazd: Meybod Na'in Varzaneh
Day 8 Varzaneh: Half Day City Tour Isfahan
Day 9 Isfahan: Full Day City Tour
Day 10 Isfahan: Abyaneh Kashan IKA

Tour Facts

Tour Code 109TPTO-Standard
Activity Cultural – Sightseeing
Accommodation 2 Night – Hotel in Tehran
2 Night – Hotel in Shiraz
2 Night – Hotel in Yazd
1 Night – Hotel in Varzaneh
2 Night – Hotel in Isfahan
Transport Air conditioned bus-minibus-car/Flight
Meals B – 9 | L – 9 | D – 0
Service Includes • All airport transfers,
• Accommodation in 4* Hotels,
• Meals as mentioned above,
• Full time Vehicle for all transports,
• Domestic flight Tehran to Shiraz,
• Refreshments,
• All mentioned sightseeing fees,
• Experienced English speaking guide,
• Visa support & reference code,
• Local Sim per room,
• Booklet with information on attractions,
Service Excludes • International airfare,
• Visa stamp fee,
• Travel Insurance,
• Tips & Portages,

Accommodation

City Hotel Website
Tehran Parsian Enghelab http://enghelab.pih.ir/
Shiraz Elizeh http://www.elysee.ir/en/
Yazd Dad http://en.dadhotel.com/
Varzaneh Negar Guest House http://negaarhouse.com/
Isfahan Piroozi http://www.piroozyhotel.com/

Tour Price (in EUR)

Prices & Conditions
• Group Size: Min 4 – Max 20
• Prices are based on 2 people in a Twin room
• Single Supplement: 20% of the total tour

Standard Tours: €

Economic Tour: €
Economy tour is included:

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in 2* hotels with breakfast
  • 4 VIP Public bus tickets to transfer between the cities:
    • Tehran, Kashan
    • Tehran, Kashan
  • Private-driver guides for day tours and desert trips
  • Domestic flight Tehran to Shiraz
  • 1 Private driver for Hormuz
  • Visa support & reference code

Luxury Tour: €

  • in Luxury tours hotels are the best options in each city

Rates for solo travelers:

  • Per 1 person: €
  • Per 2 people: €
  • Per 3 people: €

Payment & Cancellation Policy

• Travelopersia only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm the tour
• The remaining balance is payable by cash in Iran
• 45 days or more prior to departure; without any cancellation fee
• 45-30 days before departure; 15% of total tour price
• 30-15 days before departure; 30% of total tour price
• 15-7 days before departure; 50% of total tour price
• 6 days before departure; 80% of total tour price

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