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Iran Encounter Tour

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Iran Encounter Tour

3 weeks classic adventure itinerary

2,055.00

Encounter all of the magnificent sights that make Iran a truly spectacular and ancient destination. Journey from the iconic Tabriz in west Azerbaijan province to the more off-the-beaten-track mountain vistas of the land of the Iran on this epic cross-country adventure.

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DAY 1: TABRIZ

Drive from Bazargan or other borders to Tabriz (if you start from Tehran, you can take a flight from Tehran to Tabriz). Visit Tabriz and see the impressive tomb of Shahriar, the most famous Persian and Azeri poet. You will also be able to visit the exotic bazaar with an interesting array of ethnic crafts on sale. See the exquisite Jameh and Kabood Mosques and explore the interesting collections of the Azerbaijan and Constitution Revolution Museums. The province of Azerbaijan is home to one of the most cultured and bravest races in Iran, the Azaris. It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to rub shoulders with the Azaris and learn more about the origins of the Constitution Revolution. Overnight in Tabriz.

Tabriz International 4 star Hotel

DAY 2: TABRIZ / KANDOVAN

Visit Kandovan volcanic village (approx 152 km roundtrip). After passing the city of Oskoo and beautiful mountainous scenery we will reach this marvelous village. The special architecture of Kandovan is the reason of its universal reputation. Its dwellers carved the rocks of mountains and settled their lives there. The archeologists have estimated the antiquity of this village to 3000 years ago. The main activities of people in this splendid village are ranching, husbandry and gardening. The scene of piping in the rocks of the mountain indicates the co-existence of human being and its surrounding environment. Kandovan is a beautiful sample of presence and using of nature in men’s life.Overnight in Tabriz.

Tabriz International 4 star Hotel

DAY 3: ZANJAN

Drive to Zanjan. Visit the world heritage site of Gonbad-e Sultanieh as the second biggest brick dome structure in the world. Visist Zanjan Bazzar and enjoy a traditional dinner at the its Safavid Caravanserai. Overnight in Zanjan.

Zanjan grand 4* Hotel

DAY 4: TEHRAN

Take the bus to Tehran. See Iran National museum and get amazed at its priceless pieces, spend your time in the busiest Bazaar in Iran and maybe sip some tea in a nice tea-house. Discover the eye-catching precious collection of Jewels of Iranian 2500 years of Monarchy in the Iran Jewels museum. Overnight in Tehran.

Enghelab 4* Hotel

DAY 5: TEHRAN FREE & EASY DAY

Today at leisure in tehran! Overnight in Tehran

Enghelab 4* Hotel

DAY 6: ESFAHAN

Take the bus to Isfahan! Get acquainted with the historic Royal square of Isfahan registered as a world heritage. Visit picturesque Royal mosque, Sheikh-Lotfollah mosque and Aliqapoo palace. Visit Chehelsotoon and Hasht Behesht palaces. Overnight in Isfahan.

Piruzy 4* Hotel

DAY 7: ESFAHAN

Head to the breathtaking Armenian Vank church In Isfahan and marvel around Isfahan Armenian quarter, Jolfa. Stroll aside Isfahan river and admire the masters who built several bridges over it through the history. This afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Isfahan.

Piruzy 4* Hotel

DAY 8: ESFAHAN FREE & EASY DAY

Today at leisure in Isfahan! Overnight in Isfahan.

Piruzy 4* Hotel

DAY 9: SHIRAZ

Take a bus to Shiraz. Head to the Zand complex including the castle, gardens and mosque to get a sense of Shiraz as a capital 250 years ago. Overnight in Shiraz.

Royal 4* Hotel

DAY 10: PERSEPOLIS

Drive to Persepolis and Necropolis (Naghshe Rostam) and Unearth the ruins of Persepolis as a world heritage. Meet warm Iranians in Hafez tomb reciting his poems. Overnight in Shiraz.

Royal 4* Hotel

DAY 11: KERMAN

Drive to Kerman to discover how people adapted their life to a desert city surrounded by mountains. Overnight in Kerman.

Pars 4* Hotel

DAY 12: KERMAN

Get acquainted with Sufism and mysticism by visiting Moshtagh Alishah tomb, uncover Iranian old style hammams in Ganjalikhan hammam of Kerman, see Kerman Jame mosque and its majestic Persia structure. In the afternoon drive to Mahan. Meet Sufis who have travelled a long way to pay homage to their Sufi master Shah Nematollah Valiin his shrine. Laze in Shahzadeh Gardens and admire a great example of Persian gardens that depicts a high contrast between a green garden and a harsh dessert at the background. Overnight in Kerman.

Pars 4* Hotel

DAY 13: ZIN OD DIN

Drive to Zeinoddin desert and ponder life in Zeinoddin Carevanserai and its scenic surroundings. Overnight in Zeinoddin.

Zein aldin Caravansaray

DAY 14 & 15: YAZD

Drive to Yazd and get into the mysterious world of Zoroastrians by visiting their fire temple and towers of silence there. Admire people of Iranian plateau by visiting Yazd water museum and learn about the underground water canals, Qanats. Gaze at the high minarets and nice brick and tile work of Yazd Jame mosque and visit the marvelous Islamic Amirchaghmagh complex. Overnight in Yazd.

Daad 4* Hotel

DAY 16: MESR DESERT OASIS

Drive to Mesr in Persian central desert. Enjoy the beautiful sand dunes, Qanats and amazing scenery of Kavir. On the way visit Bayazeh village.

Overnight in homestay

DAY 17: DAMGHAN

Drive to Damghan, the Parthians capital in the first century. It is the border of dry Iran of central desert and green Iran of the Caspian sea. Visit the oldest mosque of Iran, Tarikhane mosque. Visit Chehel Dokhtaran tower, Jame mosque and Pir-e Alamdar shrine.

Jhangardi 3* Hotel

DAY 18: MASH’HAD

Take a leisurely VIP bus to Mash’had.

Ghasr 4* Hotel

DAY 19: MASH’HAD

Visit the holiest city in Iran that holds the shrine of the eight Imam of Shiites.Visit the mausoleum of Imam Reza.

Ghasr 4* Hotel

DAY 20: MASH’HAD

Visit Ferdowsi tomb and Harounieh site in Tous, a small town near Mashahd. Overnight train to Tehran(Around 22:00 PM)

Overnight train en route to Tehran

DAY 21: DEPARTURE

Arrive 08:00 AM in Tehran, transfer to the airpot for departure flight. The last day Iran Encounter Tour.

Note: Prices are valid until 15th March 2019

Traveler Rate Per Person Single Supplement
1 3500 EURO
2 2200 EURO 600 EURO
3 – 4 2055 EURO 600 EURO

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation (19 nights) with daily breakfast included in DBL/TWIN rooms
  • Authorization grant / code for visa
  • All Transfers on Air conditioned Vehicles
  • All the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Meet & assist services in Airport (Arrival and Departure)
  • All road permits, taxes, parking charges, etc
  • Daily bottled mineral water – Portages
  • All entrance fees (Mentioned in Itinerary)
  • Overnight train route > Masha’had to Tehran

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • International Flight Ticket
  • Any meals (Lunch or dinner) if not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses, Travel Insurance, tips (not neccesary)