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You will be met on arrival at IKA Airport and be transferred to the hotel.

Day 1

Start your holiday by sightseeing in Tehran which has been the capital of Iran since 1788. First, visit Golestan Palace, including the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. Continue to National Museum of Iran, the main archaeological museum of Iran. End the day by visiting Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran. In the afternoon, fly to Shiraz.

Day 2

In Shiraz, you explore Nasir-ol-molk Mosque; also known as the Pink Mosque. Afterward, you visit Narenjestan e Ghavam Garden in which you enjoy the beautiful orange gardens. Next, you proceed your sightseeing to Hafiz Tomb where you appreciate a great poet who was also admired by Goethe. Finally, you end the day by visiting Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holy Shrine and Vakil Bazaar.

Day 3

You will spend this day on discovering ancient Persia. You go on an excursion to Persepolis, the ancient capital of Persia with its wonderfully well-preserved remains, and Naqsh-e Rustam, containing four graves of the first Achaemenid Emperors, Darius the Great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes I and Darius II, carved into the cliff.

Day 4

Depart Shiraz for Kerman in the morning. On the way, explore Sasanid Palace in Sarvestan, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 5

In Mahan, you visit Shahzadeh Garden, a green oasis in the heart of the desert, and Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine, an Iranian poet and Sufi (mystic). In the afternoon, go for a stroll in Shahdad Desert where some of the world’s hottest temperatures have been recorded.

Day 6

Continue your sightseeing in Kerman. Visit Ganjali Khan Historical Bathhouse, a Safavid-era building Complex. Then head towards Jameh Mosque of Kerman where you find a squat clock on top of the entrance portal instead of a minaret. At the end, explore Grand Bazaar of Kerman and Teahouse then depart for Yazd.

Day 7

On this day, you will explore Yazd, the city of wind catchers. First, you visit Towers of Silence, an ancient place in which the burial ceremony was held. Then, proceed to Zoroastrian Fire Temple, a holy place for Zoroastrians where the sacred fire has been maintained for more than 1100 years. Afterward, visit Jameh Mosque of Yazd and stroll in the Historical District in Yazd, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 8

In the morning, depart Yazd for Mesr, a desert and an oasis located in the central desert of Iran. On the way, visit the Historical Part of Kharanagh village, which means place of sun birth. Then head towards Bayaziyeh Village.

Day 9

Today, you go for a stroll in the desert and continue to ride a camel and safari.

Day 10

Depart Mesr for Isfahan. On the way, make a stop and enjoy Landscape of Chupanan Village strolling in sand dunes. Afterwards, head to Anarak Village where you can admire the historical part of village and find beautiful wind catchers. At the end, visit Jameh Mosque of Nain, one of the oldest still standing mosques in Iran.

Day 11

This day is devoted to sightseeing in Isfahan. First, visit Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, one of the five oldest Friday (congregational) Mosques in the world, which has also been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then proceed to Si-o-se Pol and Khaju Bridges, which span the Zayandeh Roud River. Afterward, visit the Vank Cathedral, also known as church of saintly sisters, in Armenian Quarter. In the afternoon, visit Grand Bazaar of Isfahan.

Day 12

Continue your sightseeing in Isfahan. First, Visit Chehel Sotoun Palace (Forty Column), a brilliant example for Persian Garden. Next, head toward Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world, and all the monuments around including Imam Mosque, regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture; Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, which is also called the mosque of women and is unusual because it has neither a minaret nor a courtyard; Aali Qapu Palace, which offers you a wonderful perspective over the square. Finally, take some leisure time in the afternoon.

Day 13

Depart Isfahan for Tehran. On the way, visit Jameh Mosque of Natanz and Ceramic Workshop then continue to the Historical Village of Abyaneh, also known as red village.

Day 14

Transfer to Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Day 15

To Discover Iranian Deserts

Tehran / Tehran

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To Discover Iranian Deserts

This journey allows you to discover different deserts of Iran, which are distinguished by their specific characteristics.

Besides spending unforgettable nights in the heart of the desert in traditional accommodations, you will take the opportunity to walk on dunes, enjoy camel riding and go on safari among Yardangs.

This trip is recommended to everybody who is interested in the history and civilization of Iran as well as the exuberant nature of the country.

To Discover Iranian Deserts