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Arrive at Tehran IKA Airport where you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Day 1

Start your trip by exploring Tehran including National Museum of Iran, an institution of two archeological and Islamic complex, and Golestan Palace. This palace which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites is a brilliant example of an important period in the history of Persia where the society starts a new era of modernism. Afterward, visit Iranian Artists‘ House in which you can meet Iranian artists and enjoy art galleries; finally, visit National Jewelry Museum of Iran where the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry is held.

Day 2

Depart Tehran for Qeshm by a domestic flight. Today, you can take some leisure time in the afternoon and enjoy some local food for dinner.

Day 3

Start your excursion by visiting Star Valley which is widely known as one of the most stunning geological manifestations in Qeshm Island. It has been created in Berkeh Khalaf Village gradually through time and erosion. Then, visit the Chahkuh Valley a place similar to Star Valley. Your next exploration is among Hara Forests, which offers you refreshing activities such as boat riding. At the end, you explore Laft Port in which splendid wind catchers and a ship traditional factory comes to your attention. In addition, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of sunset.

Day 4

Today, you will depart Qeshm for Bandar Abbas by ferry then drive to Jiroft. On the way you get the opportunity to visit the lower part of Konar Sandal archeological Hills which is actually the main part, and 200 years older than the upper part.

Day 5

Depart Jiroft for Kerman. On the way visit the UNESCO-listed Bam Citadel, which was heavily damaged in an earthquake, and is now reopened after it has been repaired. Then proceed to Rayen Citadel, the second largest adobe construction in the world built in Sassanid era.

Day 6

Today, you go on an excursion to Mahan. In Mahan, you visit Shahzadeh Garden, a green oasis at the heart of the desert, and Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine an Iranian poet and Sufi (mystic). Then go for an exquisite stroll in Shahdad Desert located in Lut Desert. It is noteworthy that Lut Desert, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known as the hottest place in the world.

Day 7

After breakfast, visit Jameh Mosque of Kerman on top of which you can find a squat clock instead of a minaret, and Ganjali Khan Historical Bathhouse in which you can find paintings belonging to Safavid era and a portal decorated with marble. Then explore Grand Bazaar of Kerman, one of the oldest and most memorable trading centers in Iran. Afterwards, depart Kerman for Yazd

Day 8

Enjoy your sightseeing in Yazd by exploring Towers of Silence in which you get familiar with the ancient funeral ceremonies. Afterwards, head Towards Zoroastrian Fire Temple where the holy fire has been maintained about 1500 years. Then you proceed to Jameh Mosque of Yazd where you get fascinated with Persian architecture. At the end, you stroll in the Historical District in Yazd, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 9

In the morning, depart Yazd for Mesr including a desert and an oasis in the central desert of Iran. On the way, visit the Historical Part of Kharanagh Village which literally means the birthplace of the sun and dates back to 4500 years ago. At the end, visit Bayaziyeh Village in which you can find ancient monuments and Palm groves.

Day 10

Today, you go for a stroll in the Mesr desert and enjoy sand dunes.

Day 11

Depart Mesr for Isfahan. On the way, make a stop and enjoy Landscape of Chupanan Village, the most organized adobe village in the world, and strolling in sand dunes. Afterwards, head for Anarak Village where you can admire the historical part of village and find beautiful wind catchers. At the end, visit Jameh Mosque of Nain, built about 1000 years ago with an inspiration from Prophet Mosque in Medina.

Day 12

Start your sightseeing in Isfahan, known as one of the treasures of art and architecture. First, you visit Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, one of the five oldest Friday Mosques in the world. Then head for Si-o-se Pol and Khajou Bridges, which have spanned the Zayandeh Rud River. Continue to the Vank Cathedral, constructed with an inspiration from Saint Stepanos Monastery and influenced by Iranian and Italian art, and its Museum. At the end, visit Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, one of the greatest and luxurious trading centers in Safavid era.

Day 13

Continue your sightseeing in Isfahan by visiting Chehel Sotoun Palace (Forty Columns), a brilliant example for Persian garden listed in UNESCO Word Heritage Site. Next, Head for Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world, and the monuments around including Imam Mosque, a stunning monument at the head of the square; Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the mosque of women; and Ali Qapu Palace in which the important meetings of the king with ambassadors and other politicians were carried out.

Day 14

Transfer to Isfahan Airport for your flight home.

Day 15

Off The Beaten Track Into Ancient Persia

Tehran / Isfahan

13 Days

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Tehran Isfahan

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Off The Beaten Track Into Ancient Persia

Off The Beaten Track Into Ancient Persia

We delve into Iran’s exquisite culture, history, and natural offerings. Spending time in important cities like Shiraz and Isfahan, as well as villages tucked into stunning deserts and mountains. Capturing the immense diversity of this fabled land and getting to know its open hearted people.

Off The Beaten Track Into Ancient Persia