• Duration

    20 Days & 19 Nights

  • Tour Code

    # 29339

  • Location

    Tehran, Rasht, Ardabil, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Hamedan, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz

  • Start

    Tehran– Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran– Iran

  • Type

    Historical , Cultural & Desert sightseeing

  • Physical Grading

    Leisurely

  • Best Time
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • Autumn

Iran Photography Tour

Iran Photography tour takes you to a marvelous photography tour unmatched. Whether you are professional or amateur, you can join our tour and enjoy visiting the historical and cultural sites of Persia, Iran, and take beautiful photos. You will start your trip from rice fields in north , to northwest of Azerbaijan, then Kordestan, Kermanshah, Hamedan in the west, & head to central part of Iran including Isfahan, Yazd, & Kerman. In this trip, you will also experience two of safari trips, mountain & desert, plus residing of local houses; out of which you will gather the best memories of your whole life. Overall, this specific Tour would give you the best condition, in which various colorful parts of our old country are included, with the hope of satisfying most of your tastes & interests.

Highlights

• Golestan Palace (UNESCO)
• Masuleh
• Kharanaq
• Garmeh
• Mesr Desert
• Nain
• Naqsh-e Jahan Square & Imam Mosque  (UNESCO)
• Taq-e Bostan
• Ali Sadr Cave
• Abyaneh
• Fin Garden (UNESCO)
• Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble  (UNESCO)
• Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex  (UNESCO)
• Takht-e Soleyman  (UNESCO)
• The historic City of Yazd  (UNESCO)
• Persepolis & Pasargadae  (UNESCO)
• Pink Mosque

Itinerary

1st Day
Tehran
Arrival in Imam Khomeini Airport, meet and assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel and rest (early check in). Visit highlights of Tehran including National Museum of Iran (Closed on Monday and holly memorial ceremonies), Golestan Palace and traditional bazaar (Closed on Fridays and Thursday afternoon), O/N Tehran (Hotel-BB)
2nd Day
Tehran–Rasht -Masuleh
En route to Rasht after having breakfast, stop to visit Guilan Rural Heritage Museum. Then continue to Rasht to visit Municipality Square and Traditional Bazaar. Head to Masuleh, walking around and visiting this spectacular town with its stair style structure and beautiful houses with unique wooden windows, O/N Masuleh (Local House –B-L-D)

3nd Day
Masuleh – Sobatan – Asalem
Drive toward Gisoum through the beautiful coastal road of Astara, visit Gisoum Shores at Caspian Sea coastline, then drive through a beautiful road in 4×4 toward Soubatan, a beautiful village located at the green highland of Alborz ranges. Mountains in Talesh historical area; walk around ,visit and take photos of the village, beautiful sceneries, green grasslands, beautiful wild flowers and the nomad tent of this area. Turn back to Caspian Sea coastlines, and drive towards Asalem, O/N Asalem (Hotel-BB)

4th Day
Asalem-Ardabil-Kaleybar
Drive to Ardabil through the amazing Hairan Road to reach the Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardebil, UNESCO World Heritage Site (Built between the beginning of the 16th century and the end of the 18th century, the ensemble includes richly ornamented, with a remarkable collection of antique artefacts. It constitutes a rare ensemble of elements of medieval Islamic architecture.), head to Kaleybar , start hiking toward Babak Castle; it has been identified as the stronghold of Babak Khorramdin, Iranian Hero who fought the Arab Caliphate of Abbasids, transfer to the hotel and rest, O/N Kaleybar (Hotel-BB)
5th Day
Kaleybar -Tabriz
Driving to Tabriz, visiting some highlights of Tabriz, including Azerbaijan Museum, Constitutional House, Elgoli Park and Ghajar (Amir Nezam) house, Tabriz Traditional Bazar, UNESCO World Heritage Site, O/N Tabriz (Hotel-BB).
6th Day
Tabriz -Kandovan
Driving to Kandovan, Visiting Kandovan spectacular village with its amazing cave style houses and Hilevar historical Area, O/N Kandovan , (Hotel-BB)
7th Day
Kandovan -Takab
Driving to Takab ,visiting Takht-e Solayman Complex, UNESCO World heritage site, including Azarghoshnasb Fire Temple and Belghais prison mountain(it is a symbolic prison), you could swim in Thermal spring pools around Thakht-e Solayman ,if interested,O/N Takab(Hotel-B)
8th Day
Takab – Kermanshah
Driving to Kermanshah, visiting Karaftoo historical and residential Cave, Palangan village and its beautiful nature en route, O/N Kermanshah (Hotel-BB)

9th Day
Kermanshah
Visiting the highlights of Kermanshah including Tagh-e Bostan( Arch of Bostan),dating back to Sassanid Era and covered traditional Bazaar; short time excursion to visit Bisotun; the important relief of Darius, the king of Persia; it is a UNESCO World heritage Site,O/N Kermanshah (Hotel-BB)

10th Day
Kermanshah – Hamadan
After breakfast driving toward Hamadan, visiting Hamadan highlights including Ganjnameh, dating back to Achaemanid Era and belonging to Darius the Great ,Abbas Abad valley , Hagmataneh Historical Ruins, Alavian Dome, and Abu-Ali –Sina( Avicenna), Baba Taher-e Oryan, Iranian famous poet, Mausoleums ,O/N Hamadan (Hotel-B).
11th Day
Hamedan-Kashan
Driving toward Kashan , visiting amazing Alisadr Water Cave ,one of Globe biggest Caves, Lalejin Village, and its pottery workshops en route ,O/N Kashan (Hotel – BB).

12th Day
Kashan – Abyaneh – Isfahan
Visiting highlights of Kashan including Fin garden, an Iranian typical garden, the historical Borujerdi House and Tabatabaei House ,drive to Abyaneh ,visiting 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 houses affords a picture of life in rural areas of Iran, heading to Isfahan, O/N Isfahan (Hotel-BB)
13th Day
Isfahan
Full day city tour of Isfahan, including Naghsh-e Jahan Square,( UNESCO World Heritage Site), Ali Qapu and Chehel Sotoun (40 Pillars) palaces, Sheikh Lotf-o- Allah Mosque; visit historical bridges of Si-o-Se Pole (33 bridges) and Khaju in Isfahan at night, O/N Isfahan (Hotel- BB)
14th Day
Isfahan- Central Desert- Mesr Village
Drive to Mesr Village , visiting NaIn Jame(Congregational) Mosque and Anarak Town en route, south of Iran Central Desert( Dasht E Kavir) , short time walking and camel riding in the village , visiting the beautiful and endless desert landscape , O/N Mesr (Local House –B-L-D)
15th Day
Mesr Village-Yazd
Drive to Yazd, visit Khoor town and its old water Reservoir and Kavir e Tabaghe, salty desert (kavir e namak),a vast area covered by with crystal poligones, Kharanagh old Town and its Caravansary and dancing Minaret en route, O/N Yazd (Hotel-BB).
16th Day
Yazd
Full day city tour of Yazd ,the old city with interesting desert architecture; visit to the highlights of Yazd including Amir Chakhmagh Complex, Fahaadan old neighborhood ,Zeyaeyeh School (Aleksandra Prison), Water Museum, Congregational Mosque, Zoroastrian old Fire Temple ,and the tallest Wind Tower in Dolat Abaad Garden, O/N Yazd (Hotel-B)
17th Day
Yazd-Persepolis – Pasargadae- Saadatshahr
Drive towards Pasargadae, visit the most important historical site of Persian Civilization ,dating back to 2500 years ago , and UNESCO World Heritage Site; including magnificent Persepolis (Thakht -e Jamshid ), Achaemenid palaces and its engraves and that of Naghsh-e Rostam and Naghsh-e Rajab plus the historical ensemble of Pasargadae ;Cyrus the Great tomb, engraves and Palaces, O/N Saadatshahr (Hotel-BB)
18th Day
Saadatshahr – Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz, full day city tour of Shiraz, the city of poem, flower, culture and history, and its highlights including Masjed-e Vakil (Vakil Complex; Mosque& Bazar), Narenjestan and Eram Gardens, Tombs of two Iranian famous Poets, Hafez and Saadi, Arg-e Karimkhani (citadel), Shah-e Chragh Shrine, O/N Shiraz( Hotel-BB)
19th Day
Shiraz – Tehran
Transfer to the airport, flight to Tehran, transfer to the hotel, Pm visiting of Artists’ House , and ultimately the last part : a semi good-by party amongst an Iranian Family and enjoying a Classic Home-Made Cuisine and Iranian hospitality, O/N Tehran (Hotel-BB)
20th Day
Tehran – IKH airport
Transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight.

Inclusion

Service level : Standard
Transport: Air Conditioned transport throughout the tour plus 4WD in Desert
Accommodation : 17  Nights Hotel Accommodation (3/4*) , 02 Nights Local House (Full Board)
Meals: Daily Refreshment, 02 lunches & 02 Dinners
Group Leader : English or Other Language Speaking Guide
Insurance: Travel insurance
Other Services: Official Visa Reference No.

Exclusion

• Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, tips, etc.
• Tips and porter charges
• Any international flights
• Any other services not specified above
• All attraction Entrance
• Visa fee

Important Note

• Please have in mind that in local house single rooms are not provided unless the client asks us for a single room. Also normally in local house, there are no beds.
• On sea trips in case of bad conditions of the sea the routes and timing may change
• In nature trips in case of climate changes and bad weather, changes in accommodation and programs may occur
• The booking process of the hotel 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.
The needed documents are: a completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
the copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
The file of your passport copy should be as below:

• Size 40kb
• Format should be JPEG or GIF
• Size should be 5.5cm *4.3cm
• It should be digital

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 .