Iran Desert and Cultural Mix Tour
Iran has geographical and cultural diversity. You can get acquainted with Iran with various tours and with different features. This tour will familiarize you with the historical and cultural specifications of Iran while you will visit the beautiful desert of Iran. The Lut desert (UNESCO) and the central desert or Dasht-e kavir are two major arid regions of Iran. They are unique deserts with a rich variety of spectacular desert platforms caused by long periods of high winds.
Although much of the deserts are inaccessible and naturally protected due to the extreme heat and lack of water, you can visit traces of settlements and villages dating back 7000 years ago on the edges of Iran deserts. Thus, Persian ingenuity has pioneered special lifestyles and architectural elements such as Kariz (or Qanat: a chain of underground canals for high-water) in UNESCO's heritage.
Arrive in Tehran, meet at the airport, transfer to the hotel, and rest.
Day03: Tehran - Kashan
We will start the day by visiting the houses of Boroujerdi and Tabatabaei from the Qajar era. The houses of Kashan seem so simple from the outside, but once you enter, you find yourself in splendid rooms decorated with many artistic ornaments.
After lunch, we will go to the Feen Garden, a Safavid Garden that is titled in the UNESCO World Heritage Persian Gardens. After that, walk into the Kashan Bazaar. In the bazaar, we will visit the Amin o Doleh Timche, a small caravanserai with catchy titles and beautiful architecture. Overnight in Kashan.
Day05: Kashan - Isfahan
Full day tour program in Isfahan and visiting the Julafa Vank church and the Armenian area, Zoroastrian fire Temple, Shaking minarets and Jame mosque with its 1400 old history, then in the afternoon walking around the historical bridges over Zayande Rood and visiting them, then transfer to the hotel and overnight.
Day07: Isfahan - Varzane Desert
|Day08: Warzane - Mesr desert
In the morning, enjoy the sunrise in the Varzane desert, have fun using sand packs, try Zipline, Safari, enjoy a traditional massage, driving on four wheels and listen to talk about desert medicine while drinking herbal tea. In the afternoon, drive in the desert of Mesr, hike in the desert sand, and make beautiful camping equipped!
Mesr Desert is one of the best places for astronomy photography and astronomy in Iran. On request, you can have a telescope and a tour guide. The night under a tent.
Day09: Mesr Desert – Garmeh – Yazd
Today we will visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, where the Zoroastrians worship the fire! One of the sacred elements of life. After this sacred temple, we will visit the Silence Tower (Dakhma), the cemetery of the Zoroastrian people in ancient times. Back to the city center, you will visit the Dolat Abad Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Persian garden, which consists of a summer residence with a very large wind catch. Overnight in Yazd.
Day12: Yazd - Kerman
| Day13: Kerman – Shahdad
After breakfast, we will drive to Mahan where we will visit Shahzade Garden. This charming garden is home to hundred-year-old trees, while it is located on a bare area. Visit the shrine Shah Nematolah Valli then drive to Shahdad to see the monsters in the desert, Kaluts! There we can hike in the desert, safari, and spend the night in the ecological desert camp of Shahdad. Night at camp.
| Day 14: Shahdad – Sirjan
Have breakfast at Shahdad Camp and drive toward Sirjan. Based on travel date, visiting Saffron farm, Sirjan Rock Garden. Overnight in Sirjan.
Day 15: Sirjan – Shiraz
| Day 16: Shiraz
Today, we explore Shiraz, the city of nightingales and flowers, from the most beautiful mosque in Iran! The bride of the mosques! Nasir al Molk Mosque! This mosque was built under the Qajar dynasty by a member of the royal family, with precious ornaments and beautiful architecture. Once you enter, you will find yourself in a garden full of roses! After that, we will visit the Qavam and Zinatol Molk houses. These two Qajarid houses are actually one house! But in two parts!
Then we will visit the Bazaar of Vakil, the charming Zandieh bath, called Vakil bath. In the end, we will visit the Karimkhan citadel. This little citadel will conquer your heart. Overnight in Shiraz.
| Day 17: Persepolis-Pasargadae
Excursion to Marvdasht, we will visit Persepolis, the Royal Palaces of the Achaemenid dynasty, where people celebrated Norooz, the New Year's ceremony. The illustrated history of bas-reliefs in the Apadana Palace tells the story of 2500 years ago. Also, we will visit two very exquisite historical collections belonging to the Achaemenid and Sassanid. Naghsh-e Rajab and Naghsh-e Rostam.
Naqsh-e Rostam is an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province, Iran, with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods. Then drive to Pasargadae, visit the tomb of Cyrus, in Pasargadae. Get to know this respected king who established the first great emperor of the world.
|Day 18: Shiraz
Today we’ll visit Eram Garden, this heaven is a botanical type of Garden. Then we’ll visit the tomb of Saadi & Hafez, great Iranian poets who lived in Shiraz and dedicated his life to writing mysterious poems. Goethe the famous German poet had a special respect and love for Hafez. After a delicious lunch, we’ll go to Shah Cheragh Shrine.
| Day 19: Shiraz - Tehran
Last day! Today, we leave Iran, but memories will stay in our hearts! We will keep friendly people, tasty food, and beautiful attractions in our minds.
Fly to Tehran and transfer to Imam Khomeini International Airport for departure.
• A complete all-inclusive tour at an honest price.
• Maximum sightseeing with minimum traveling time.
• Enjoy daily breakfast at the hotels.
• Stay at conveniently located hotels with international standards.
• Explore the unique Iranian culture and heritage.
• Visiting the most important Iranian Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Maosoleum.
• Visiting the best historical sites of Iran.
• Discovering the culture and customs of Iran's Zoroastrians.
• Enjoy a city tour of Tehran.
• Enjoy a city tour of Isfahan.
• Enjoy a city tour of Shiraz.
• Enjoy a city tour of Kashan.
• Enjoy a city tour of Kerman.
• Visiting the most beautiful Iranian desert scenery around Esfahan, Kerman and Yazd.
• Enjoy a tour of Persepolis the official capital of Achaemenid.
• A professional, friendly, Iranian tour guide accompanies you for the whole trip.
• Air-conditioned car with an experienced.
Tehran: National Museum”, “Golestan Palace (UNESCO world heritage), grand bazar, and “Jewellery National Museum.
Kashan: Fin Garden” (UNESCO world heritage) and “Broojerdi” traditional house
Isfahan:C hehelSotun” palace, “HashtBehesht” palace, “Aaliqapu” palace, ”Imam” square(UNESCO world heritage) “Imam” and “Sheikh Lotfollah” mosques, “Vank” church, “Khajoo” and “Si o se pol” bridges.
Shiraz: Pasargad” (UNESCO world heritage) Persepolis” (UNESCO world heritage, Palaces and temples of Achaemenid Empire built 2500 years ago) Naghsh-e-Rostam” (the tombs of Achaemenid and Sassanid Emperors), and “Naghsh-e-Rajab” Nasirolmolk” mosque, “Narenjestan-e-Ghavam” (UNESCO world heritage), “Arg-e-Karimkhani” (Karimkhan Castel), “Grand Bazar”, “Shah Cherag” mausoleum, “Hafezieh” and “Sa’dieh” (the mausoleums of two of the greatest Iranian poets)
Kerman: Bam citadel, Shahzade Garden, Shah Nematolah Vali Maosoleum, Jame mosque, Jabalieh dome, Ganj Ali khan complex.
Desert: Visiting the most beautiful Iranian desert scenery around Esfahan, Kerman and Yazd.
• A professional English- Speaking tour guide.
•Transfers & sightseeing by AC vehicle as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation on the double basis in hotels mentioned or similar (as per the itinerary).
• Meeting at the airport and all the transfers.
• Vehicle (A/C)
• All entrance fees.
• Iranian Visa Code.
• International Airfares
• Domestic Airfares
• All meals
• Laundry and telecommunication services
• All personal expenses
• Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary
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