• Duration

    13 Days & 12 Nights

  • Tour Code

    # 231

  • Group Size
    • Min 1 PAX
    • Max 15 PAX
  • Location

    Iran

  • Start

    Shiraz– Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran – Iran

  • Type

    Cultural

  • Physical Grading

    Standard

  • Best Time
    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Winter

Iran Civilization

(Tehran, Kerman, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz)

Once most famous for its outstanding archaeological sites, magnificent mosques and fine carpets, the name Iran civilization later became synonymous with multi language, multi cultural and multi religion country where you can visit history and modernity walking forward side by side.  Iran has opened up its borders to those more adventurous and culturally-tolerant travelers who wish to explore this large country (almost the size of Italy, Spain, France and the British Isles combined!). The courtesy and friendliness of the Iranians, even officialdom, comes as a surprise to many visitor. Hospitable people who invite you in their own houses and around their own table with open arms. Adventurous, exhilarating, relaxing, life-changing Iran tours and tour packages, experience your dream ride with Kalout tours and vacations!

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Physical Grading

Highlights

• Persepolis (UNESCO)
• Pasargadae (UNESCO)
• Historic City of Yazd (UNESCO)
• Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Congregational mosques
• Shah Mosque & Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO)
• Borujerdis House & Tabātabāeis House
• Golestan Palace (UNESCO)
• Iran National Museum

Itinerary

Arrival in Shiraz Airport; Meet and greet by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Shiraz, the city of poetry, flower, nightingale, culture and history warmly welcome you. 1st day of our visits is partly historical and partly excursion in shiraz popular flowery gardens. Vakil Ensemble; Mosque & baazar, Eram Garden UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arg-e Karimkhan (Karimkhan Citadel), dating back to Zand Era and Nasir-ol-Molk colorful mosque. Then we get to know tombs of two Iranian Famous Poets, HAFEZ and SAADI and Iranian literature.

We drive toward Iran ancient glorious historical remnants. The most well-known monument, Giant Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site tells you the story of one of the world’s most sophisticated civilizations, dates back to 2500 years ago, Achaemenids. The complex includes magnificent Persepolis (Thakht-e Jamshid) & Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus, the great, Achaemenid’ palaces and relief, Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, and Naqsh-e Rajab.

Today we Journey Kerman Province. On the way we visit Sarvestan Palace dating back to Sassanid Era. Then we have a detour to visit Meymand Village, UNESCO World Heritage Site, a village with an exotic structure of cave style houses. It has won the International Melina Mercury Prize, due to human adaptation to nature. we head off to Mahan.
O/N Mahan (Local House)
Meals: Breakfast

We resume our trip by visiting an oasis in the middle of the desert city of Mahan. Bagh-e Shazdeh (Prince Garden) as a typical Iranian Garden UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its desirable water stream that flows through the garden and light breeze is a real treasure in Kerman. We visit Shah Nematollah Vali Tomb, an influential Sufi in his age, the founder of Nematollahi Cult. Kerman still has many other attractions to present its antiquity. Bam citadel is ahead of us. Being through too much during 2500 thousand years and even after a heavy quack strike, bam citadel stands strong and invites you to visit its aged-oldwalls and chambers and rooms with open arms.
O/N Bam (Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

After an energy boosting breakfast, climb aboard coach and head off to Rageh Canyon, a natural wonder. Great weather and dazzling landscape calls many nature lovers to enjoy wonders of this enormous crack on earth. We have ventured enough today and journey to Yazd.
O/N Yazd (Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

Despite being close to desert; Yazd is a green city. It owes its greenery to another ancient Iranian engineering technique. Their smart solution to the water shortage is recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. They invented Qanat and brought water from heart of the earth to the ground. A different UNESCO-Listed, still alive architecture of old city of Yazd (Historic City of Yazd), simple life style and hospitable people in spite of unkind and tight nature, all of which leave you speechless. Other highlights like Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Fahadan old neighborhood, Ziyaeyeh School (Alexander Prison), Water Museum, Congregational (Jameh) Mosque, Zoroastrian old Fire Temple, and the tallest wind tower in Dolat Abad Garden can explain briefly the history of desert life.
O/N Yazd (Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

Yazd wonders aren’t limited to the city itself, while other towns near the city have also a notable share in its beauties, some of which are Meybod and Nain. We visit their highlights like Chaparkhaneh (old post center), Pigeon Tower, Narin Castle, Ceramic shops, Pirniya Museum, congregational (Jame) Mosque, and old Aba knitting factory (Aba is a kind of cloth of Muslim clergymen). Put all wonders aside, the famous city of Isfahan, Safavid shining capital with countless attractions is ahead of us today. Iran’s richest city renowned for its exceptional architecture and arts such as Meenakari, Miniature, Silverwork and Copper. As we enter the city, taking a stroll on historical Khaju and Si-o-se pol historical bridges at night make you ready for your tomorrow visits.
O/N Isfahan(Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

The next morning is fully dedicated to Isfahan teemed with fabulous monuments and UNESCO world heritages. At the city’s heart stands UNESCO-listed Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Meidan Emam) flanked by azure-tiled mosques, Outstanding Sheikh Lotf-ol- lah and Imam Mosques, Ali Qapu palace and the entrance to a vast bazaar. Fountains dance where once polo players pranced to entertain Safavid Ruler, Shah Abbas. Delving into traditional bazaar with eye-catching handicrafts give you the opportunity to get closer to Iranian culture.
O/N Isfahan (Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

Isfahan monuments are countless owing to its peoples’ artisan sprit. Second day in Isfahan is also dedicated to historical visits. Chehel Sotun Palace, Jameh Mosque (Masjed-e Jāmé) UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the Jolfa district, lined with café and restaurants. There we can visit Vank cathedral.
O/N Isfahan (Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

Kashan is a small town with a great and vibrant history. Its historical and traditional houses, like invaluable gems, are bearing stories of once known families of the city. First we visit spectacular village of Abyaneh, a village of great antiquity, which is like a living architectural and anthropological museum dating back to Safavid Era; the simplicity found in the houses affords a picture of life in rural areas of Iran. Then we spend hours to visit Kashan breathtaking highlights including Fin garden UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historical houses of Borujerdis & Tabatabaeis,
O/N Kashan (Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

By almost 3 hours driving, we arrive Tehran, where we started our trip. Tehran and its monuments different historical layers in terms of age are remarkable. Owing to long years of being Capital, riveting companionship of old and recent attractions, catches visitor’s attention. Taking stroll on Nature Bridge, one of the Iran capital’s modern symbols and connector of two large parks, is a good opportunity to review our unforgettable travel.
O/N Tehran (Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

Arrival in Tehran, tour some of the magnificent museums in downtown Tehran, like National Museum of Iran and Abgineh (Glass and Ceramic) Museums. The national museum contains prestigious relics influential in shaping the world’s culture and civilization. Our next visit is the Golestan Palace, (the Rose Garden Palace) UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the oldest historic monuments belonging to a group of royal buildings in Tehran & Tehran traditional grand bazaar.
O/N Tehran (Hotel)
Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport, fly back home

Inclusion

Transport: Air Conditioned Transportation
Accommodation : 10 nights Hotel, 2 nights local Houses
Meals : Meals as per itinerary
Tour guide : English Speaking Guide in cities and locale guide in Desert
Other Services: Visa official reference number

Exclusion

• Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips etc.
• International air ticket
• Tips and porter charges
• Any other services not specified above
• Entrance fees
• Visa fee

Important Note

  • Please bear in mind in local houses single room is only available upon request. Clean mattress is available.
    • On sea trips in case of bad conditions, routes and timing may change
    • In trips close to nature, in case of climate changes and lousy weather,  accommodation and schedule may change
    • Booking process of the hotels starts upon receiving the flight details.
    • Changes in the hotels may occur
  • Visa

    In order to get the visa, we need 7 working days to get the invitation ref number from Iran foreign ministry.
    Required documents :Completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
    Copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
    Passport copy file should be as follow:
    • Size 40 kb/5.5 cm *4.3 cm
    • Format should be JPEG or GIF

    Responsible Travel

    As the executive of nature tours in Iran & Globe, we have assumed our responsibility & role so seriously, know the tourism effect on our surrounded environment & local society, and try to plan & operate our tours in accordance with this foreground thought; For, we believe that the tour executive has a great effect on the means of transferring his/her experiments, to guarantee both the passengers health & environment conservation .