• Duration

    21 Days & 20 Nights

  • Location

    Razavi Khorasan, Semnan, Tehran, Hamadan, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, East Azerbaijan

  • Start

    Tabriz – Iran

  • Finish

    Mashhad – Iran

  • Type

    Cultural & Historical Sightseeing& light hiking

  • Group Size

    12

  • Physical Grading

    Gentle

  • Code

    #105

Iran Silk road Tour

(Tabriz, Sanandaj, Kermanshah, Hamedan, Tehran, Gorgan, Semnan, Mashhad)

This unique Kalout tour offers an epic cultural journey along the famous Old Silk Road through the most beautiful ancient towns. Visit the spectacular Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex and The Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Tabriz (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Step into the exotic Troglodyte Village of Kandovan to see its fascinating architecture. Walk in the archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a principal Zoroastrian sanctuary and a temple of the Sassanid dedicated to Anahita in Takab. In Sanandaj, visit the Natural-Historical complex of Karaftoo created in Mesozoic Era. Visit the bas-relief and cuneiform inscriptions from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, and Sassanid periods in Bisotun (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Continue your journey to the greatest water cave in the world, Alisadr Cave in Hamedan. Step into Tehran, the capital of modern Iran and visit Golestan Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit the highest geometric tower made of unglazed fired bricks in Gorgan, Gonbad-e Qabus (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit the most famous Persian Sufi in Bayazid Bastami complex. On your way to Nishapur, visit Meydandasht caravanserai. Visit Imam Reza’s Holy Shrine in Mashhad and have an excursion in Tous to visit the tomb of Ferdowsi, the great epic Persian poet of all time.

  • Price

    1997 € (8-12 Pax)

Highlights

• The Armenian Monastic Ensemble (UNESCO)
• Troglodyte Village of Kandovan
• Takht-e Soleyman (UNESCO)
• Behistun Inscriptions (UNESCO)
• Avicenna Mausoleum
• Khayyam & Atar Tombs
• Golestan Palace (UNESCO)
• Gonbad-e Qabus (UNESCO)
• Imam Reza shrine

Itinerary

1st Day
Arrival in Tabriz

Sightseeing of Tabriz
2nd Day
Tabriz –Qarah Kelisa –Tabriz

Full day excursion to visit Qarah Kelisa/Black/Thaddeus Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site
3rd Day
Tabriz-Kaleybar

Half day hiking through Arasbaran Height to visit Babak Castle
4thDay
Kaleybar -Kandovan
Visiting Kandovan spectacular village with its amazing cave style houses and Hilevar Historical Area, an underground village
5th Day
Kandovan – Takab

Visiting Takht-e Solayman Complex.
6th Day
Takab – Sanandaj
Visiting Karaftoo historical and residential Cave
7th Day
Sanandaj -Kermanshah

Sightseeing of Sanandaj
8th Day
Kermanshah -Bisotun- Hamedan
Visiting Bisotun; UNESCO World heritage Site, plus Kangavar historical area
9th Day
Hamedan

Full day city sightseeing and hiking in Hamadan
10th Day
Hamedan- Alisadr Cave – Tehran
Driving to Tehran, en route visiting Alisadr water cave
11th Day
Tehran
Visiting some highlights of Tehran
12th Day
Tehran –Beh Shahr- Gorgan

Driving to Gorgan, sightseeing Gohar tape
13th Day
Gorgan – Gonbad-e Qabus
Visiting Nahar Khoran Jungle, & forest park of Alang Darre/Valley, driving to Gonbad,
14th Day
Gonbad-e Qabus -Bastam

Sightseeing of Gonbad, driving to Batam.
15th Day
Bastam-Qale Bala village
Visiting Bastam and the tomb of Bayazid –E- Bastami.
16th Day
Qale Bala village-Khar Turan National Park- Qale Bala
Visiting this spectacular sub montane village
17th Day
DayQale Bala -Sabzevar- Neyshabour

Driving towards Neyshabour, en route visiting Meyandasht Caravansary & Mill-e Khosrogerd, Sabzevar historical Tower
18th Day
Neyshabour
Sightseeing of Neyshabour
19th Day
Neyshabour -Mashhad
visiting Mashad and the holly Mausoleum of Imam Reza & Naderi Museum
20th Day
Mashhad-Tus-Mashhad

Half day excursion of Tus ancient city
21th Day
Mashhad –Airport

Transfer to the airport to board the home bound flight, & end of the tour

Service

Transport:Air conditioned transfer as per itinerary
Accommodation :16 Nights Hotel (3&4* -BB), 04 Nights Local house (FB)
Meals : Daily Breakfast & refreshment, 04 Lunches & Dinner
Group Leader : English speaking guide
Other Services:Visa arrangement

Exclude

• Any international flight tickets
• Lunches and dinners we not mentioned in the included services
• Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, etc.
• Tips and porter charges
• Any other services not specified above
• Entrance fees

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 .