Iran Tour 12D / 11N
Iran is one of the most ancient countries in the world and tourism phenomena. Having Tangible and Intangible World Heritages turn Iran into one of the top tourism destinations. Visiting Cities, Palaces, Temples, and Mosques of Iran are a sign of unique art of Persian Architecture. Visiting ancient and old cities, Bridging Art, Hydraulic Systems and constructing Historical squares as well as modern cities are a sign of the dynamics of life in this land. The presence of tourists in Iran makes people happy. Because Iranians treat them as the guests and believe that the guest is the God’s Friend. The Persian Hospitality is a part of Persians’ affluent culture.
* Tchoghazanbil, one of the Biggest Ziggurat of the World (UNESCO SITE)
* Susa, one of the most ancient city of the world (UNESCO SITE)
* Hydraulic Systems of Shushtar, an ancient industrial revolution before modern industrial revolution (UNESCO SITE)
* Dezful, City of Bricks
* Bishapour (UNESCO SITE), The Mirror of Iranian History
* Shiraz, the City of Literature and Art
* Pasargadae (memorial of Cyrus the Great) (UNESCO SITE), and Persepolis (architecture art of ancient Iran) (UNESCO SITE)
* The unique art of reliefs in Naghsh-E-Rostam
* Yazd (UNESCO site) an architecturally unique city surrounded with desert, Adobe City
* Isfahan (Half of The World), Naghsh-E-jahan Square (UNESCO SITE), Persian-Islamic architecture art
* Golestan Palace, one of the most wonderful palace of the world
* The glory of architecture in mosques, churches, and temple of Iran
|Guide||Arriving in Ahwaz||DAY1|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Susa- Choghazanbil||DAY2|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Shushtar and Dezful||DAY3|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Bishapour||DAY4|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Shiraz (City of Shiraz)||DAY5|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Shiraz (Pasargadae and Persepolis)||DAY6|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Yazd||DAY7|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||MEybon-Naein||DAY8|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Isfahan||DAY9|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Kashan||DAY10|
|Guide, Breakfast, Lunch||Tehran||DAY11|
Arrive in Ahwaz International Airport. The Guide welcomes you. A car will transfer you to Hotel to check-in. Overnight in Ahwaz
Check-out, we move to Susa to Visit Ancient City of Susa consisting of Apadana Palace, French Castle, and Susa museum. Daniel Prophet Shrine (The Jewish prophet) is placed 100 meters to Susa museum. After that we go to Haft-Tappeh Museum to visit objects of Elamite and Pre-historic Period and also Tepti-Ahar Tomb (an Elamite King). Then we move to Tchoghzanbil Ziggurat (World heritage). The Ziggurat is located in Ancient City of Dur-Ontash belonging to Elamite Period (3300 years ago). Then we leave Tchoghzanbil Ziggurat for Shushtar via Sugar cane road. Overnight in Shushtar
Early morning we go to Dezful (45 kilometers) to visit Sasanian Bridge (Constructed in 264 A.D.), Dez River, and Water Mills, Qomesh, old Bazaar and old town.
After lunch we come back to Sushtar. Now, we have the best chance to visit ancient hydraulic systems of Shushtar (UNESCO SITE) and visit Band-E-Mizan Dam (constructed on Karun River during Sasanian Empire in order to share water of Karun River and direct running water toward Watermills), Salaasel Castle, The Dairun (Under The Ground Canal), and Watermills and waterfalls as the eminent parts of Hydraulic Systems of Shushtar. Now we have free time in Shushtar and we can go to Afzal Caravanserai in order to see Handicrafts of Shushtar and also Café-Tarmeh Museum. Overnight in Shushtar
Early morning and after breakfast, we check out and leave Shushtar for Shiraz. In en route, we visit Ancient City of Bishapour. Bishapur was constructed by Sasanian Emperor Shapur the first in 266 A.D. based on magnificent Persian architecture consisting Anahita Temple, columns of the City, Reliefs, palace, etc. then we move to Shiraz and check in. overnight in Shiraz
Welcome to Shiraz. We are going to visit city of literature and art consisting of Karim Khan Complex (Citadel or Arg, Bazaar, Traditional Bath, Mosque), Tombs of Hafez and Saadi as two famous Persian poets (Hafeziyeh and Saadiyeh) Quran Gate, Eram and Jahan-Nama Gardens,Pink Mosque and so on. as well as eating Delicious Faludeh!. Overnight in Shiraz,
Check out in the morning and move to Persepolis (UNESCO SITE), and Naghsh-E-Rostam. After lunch, we visit Pasargadae (UNESCO SITE) including Cyros The Great tomb and Pasargadae Garden as one of the most ancient Persian Garden registered in UNESCO list. We leave Pasargadae for Yazd, overnight in Yazd.
Full day City tour in Yazd (UNESCO SITE) an architecturally unique city surrounded with desert, encompassing: Tower of silence, Jame mosque, Old town of Yazd, Amir Chakhmaq square, Dowlat Abad Garden, and Fire temple. Overnight in Yazd
Check out in early morning and leave Yazd for Isfahan. In en route, we get to Meibod to visit Narin Castle, Shah-Abbasi Caravanserai, Chapar House, Mud-Brick Icehouse, Dovecote, and also Naein Jame Mosque in city of Naein. Then we leave Naein forIsfahan and check-in. overnight in Isfahan.
Save your energy for a special day in Isfahan. Charge your mobile and camera for record the most beautiful features of Persian-Islamic architecture. We visit Naghshe-E-Jahan Square (UNESCO SITE). You can see the most beautiful Persian arts and Handicrafts such as In-lay, Weaving Carpet, Mosaic Art, etc. and buy the best gifts from Naghshe-E-Jahan Square, 33 pol (Bridge), Chehel-Sotun Palace (UNESCO Site), and Vank Cathedral. Overnight in Isfahan,
Check out in the morning. We leave Isfahan for Kashan. In en route, we visit Abyaneh. The village has a brilliant architecture; houses are constructed using peculiar reddish hue mud, then we drive to Kashan, the Rose Water City of Iran, tart to visit Fin Garden (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE) a lush garden renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden. In the garden you can enjoy a delightful atmosphere as water from a natural spring flows through a series of turquoise-colored pools and fountains. Then we visit Tabatabaei Traditional House, where is a perfect place to gain an insight as to how great taste of art and exquisite workmanship can come together to build a splendid house about 2 centuries ago.
Welcome to Capital of Iran. In the last day of our tour we visit Golestan Palace (UNESCO SITE), National Museum, Islamic Museum, and milad Tower at night. Overnight in Tehran
We have free time until check out and transfer to airport for departure. Good bye Iran, see you soon.