Iran Classics and Iran Desert Tour (11 Days)

Cultural and Historical site sightseeing & Desert trekking plus Desert Safari

Itinerary:

1st day- Arrival Tehran



Arrival in Teheran, being welcomed by your Guide at the Airport and transfer to hotel, visiting some highlights of Tehran ,the Capital of Iran ,including Iran Ancient National and Abgineh (Glass) or Jewelry Museums , Golestan Palace ,UNESCO World Heritage( closed on Monday& holly memorial ceremonies),and Traditional Grand Bazar(closed on Fridays and Thursday afternoons), overnight in Tehran (Hotel –B)

2nd Day- Tehran-Shiraz



Transfer to the airport to board the domestic flight to Shiraz,arrival and city tour of Shiraz, the city of poem, flower, culture and history, including Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Vakil Ensemble; Mosque& Bazaar, Karimkhani Citadel, the tombs of two Iranian famous Poets, HAFEZ and SA'DI ,and Shah-e Cheragh Shrine, overnight Shiraz (Hotel –B)

3rd Day -Shiraz -Persepolis- Shiraz



Full day excursion of Persepolis ,visiting magnificent Persepolis (Thakht -e Jamshid ), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Achaemenid palaces and relief, Naghsh-e- Rostam Necropolis ,and Naghsh-e-Rajab relief, dating back to 2500 years ago,
return to Shiraz , O/N (Hotel –B)

4th Day- Shiraz -Pasargadae – Yazd



Driving to Yazd , en route visiting Pasargadae (Cyrus, the Great tomb ), one of the most important historical sites of Iranian civilization, dating back to 2500 years ago ,and UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as palaces and relief, lunch in Pasargadae , overnight in Yazd (Hotel –B)

5th Day- Yazd


Full day city tour of Yazd ,the old city with interesting desert architectural style and amazing Wind Towers, including Amir Chakhmagh Ensemble, Fahaadan old Neighborhood ,Zeyaeyeh School (so called Aleksandra Prison), Water Museum, Congregational Mosque, Zoroastrian old Fire Temple ,and the Silence tower, the Zoroastrian traditional grave yard; you may also visit the tallest Wind Tower of Dolat Abaad Garden in the remaining time, if you are lucky you might also visit the Iranian traditional sport in Zoorkhane at the end of this day, overnight in Yazd (Hotel –B)

6th Day- Yazd-Meybod-Kharanaq-Chak Chak- Mesre

    
Driving to Mesre( Iran Egypt), en route visiting Meybod’s highlights including caravansary, traditional refrigerator, Chaparkhane (old post center), Dove Tower, and Narin Castle, then heading to Chak Chak Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and Kharanaq old Town, visiting the old part of the town and it's shaking tower, heading to Mesr, overnight and dinner in Mesre (Local rural house B,L,D)

7th Day – Mesre- Nai'n-Esfahan


Visiting Mesr, a village located in Iran Salty Desert ,surrounded by sandy hills, awhile walking in Sandy hills ,Farahzad village, near Mesre, that camel fostering is its habitants’ job, and its beautiful palm groves would be also visited( camel riding could be an optional activity on this day),then driving to the salty desert to visit Kavir-e Tabagheh, a vast area in desert covered by white beautiful polygons of salty crystals, heading to Esfahan ,en route visiting Na’in Historical highlights; including Pirniya Museum, Congregational Mosque, and and old Aba knitting factory( Aba is a kind of cloth of Muslim clergyman ), O/N Esfahan (Hotel –B,L)

8th Day- Esfahan


Full day city tour of Esfahan including Naghsh-e Jahaan Square ,UNESCO World Heritage Site , Sheikh Lotf-o- Allah and Imam mosques, Ali Qapu Palace and traditional bazaar plus the historical bridges of Esfahan including Khajoo and Sio-o- Se Pol (33 bridges), overnight in Esfahan (Hotel –B)

9th Day- Esfahan


Full day city tour of Esfahan including, Vank Cathedral , Armenian Quarter, Chehel Sotun (40 Pillars) and Hasht Behesht (8 paradises) Palaces plus Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan ,UNESCO World Heritage Site( Congregational Mosque), overnight in Esfahan (Hotel –B)

10th Day- Esfahan-Abyaneh – Khashan


Driving to Abyaneh ,walking around and visiting this spectacular village of great antiquity, which is like a living architectural and anthropological museum dating back to Safavid Era, the simplicity found in houses affords a picture of life in rural areas of Iran, heading to Khashan, visiting some highlights of Kashan including Fin garden, UNESCO World Heritage Site, an Iranian typical garden, and historical houses of Brojerdiha, Tabatabayeeha, overnight in Khashan (Hotel –B)

11th Day–Khashan –IKH airport
Transfer to IKA International Airport to board the home bound flight

 

Accomodation can be either 4 and 5 stars combined with one night at local rural guest house or 4 stars category combined with local rural guest house. Hotels are Espinas 5*, Kowsar 4*, Homa 5*, Park 4*, Aseman 4*, Manuchehri 4* or similar

Services include :
- 09 night accommodation at 4,5 star hotels with Breakfast (Bed& breakfast service)
- 01 night accommodation at local house with all meals( Full board service)
- 01 early check upon arrival in Tehran
- Daily refreshments
- Escort English speaking guide
- Air conditioned transportation throughout the tour and sightseeing
- One way domestic air ticket from Tehran to Shiraz-- All airport transfers with staff assistance-All cost of the guide & driver (Accommodation, insurance, food, fuel, parking charge, toll, etc.)Visa Arrangement( Approval reference number - L : Lunch , D: Dinner , B (Breakfast

Services Exclude:
- Any international air ticket
- Lunches & Dinners except those mentioned in the itinerary
- Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips etc.
- Tips and porter charges
- Any other services not specified above
- Entrance fees (Supplement for all entrance fees = € 100.00 Per Person)