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Iran history and deserts tour

History and Deserts Tour

15 days from 2999 USD.

You are going to experience different deserts of Iran, with different climates, temperatures, cultures, people and customs. Iran deserts, if not the best, but is one of the best deserts of the world. A cultural, eco and recreational tour it is.

This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible.

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation
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Highlights of this Itinerary

  • Visit Persepolis and Pasargadae, first Iranian sites in UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Hiking in the best deserts of world
  • Visit traditional bath and ancient mosques
  • Visit ancient religious schools called Madras
  • Camel riding in the desert
  • Visit traditional irrigation system called Qanat
  • Visit working water mills
  • Visit farms of saffron and pomegranate

Tour Includes

  • A/C coach
  • Full professional English-speaking incoming tour guide
  • Accommodations and breakfast
  • Wifi through journey
  • All lunches and dinners (F/B)
  • Mineral water, tea, coffee and sweats
  • Iran travel insurance
  • Iran visa reference number
  • All entrances

Day by day

Day 1

Tehran, Tehran

Guide will welcome you and the group will be transferred to the hotel. Taking some rest then go through the city and explore it.

Accommodation: Hotel 4 or 5*

Day 2

Damghan, Damghan

En route visit the caravanserai of Deh-Namak, then Friday mosque of Semnan, continue driving to Damghan to visit Friday mosque there and Tarikhane that is second oldest mosque of Iran.

Accommodation: Damghan 3* Top Hotel

Day 3

through the desert, Desert Local House

Driving through the desert and visit different landscapes, flora and villages like Moaleman and Jandaq. Having lunch in a local house in desert, then go to Mesr desert for camel riding.

Accommodation: Desert Local House

Day 4

Ferdows, Ferdows

Drive for Ferdows. A city with Madras, sandy desert and Friday mosque plus Saffron. It is to explore desert caravanserais, climate and etc.

Accommodation: Emad Nezam Traditional Hotel

Day 5

Plond Desert, Ferdows

Explore the aquatic mill, sandy desert, ancient bath, saffron farm, and etc.

Accommodation: Emad Nezam Traditional Hotel

Day 6

Kerman, Kerman

It is an almost 600kilometer driving through the desert. Early morning drive for Kerman through desert; after arriving visiting Bazar and Jebelieh dome of Kerman there.

Accommodation: Hotel 4 or 5*

Day 7

Kerman, Explore Lout Desert, Kerman

Today is more cultural. Early in the morning depart for visiting Baghe Shahzade(Garden) of 19th century, Rayen citadel of Sassanid period and mausoleum of Shah Nematolah(Sufism). Then go toward Shahdad to visit sunset of desert in Kalouts of Shahdad which is the hottest part of the world (reaches to almost 60 centigrade degrees). It is located in Kavire Lout of Iran.

Accommodation: Hotel 4 or 5*

Day 8

Yazd, Zein oldin Carvansarai, Yazd

Drive for Yazd. En route visit Zein oldin caravanserai and Sare Yazd village in the desert and a citadel of Sassanid (4th. century) era. Visiting Meymand village (12000 year old village) then go to traditional hotel in Yazd.

Accommodation: Yazd Traditional Hotel

Day 9

City Tour of Yazd, Yazd

Visiting Silence Towers, Fire Temple, Water Museum, Friday Mosque, Amir Chakmak chapel and walking in the ancient part of Yazd.

Accommodation: Traditional

Day 10

Abarkouh, Shiraz

Drive to Abarkouh. Visit a 4000year old Cyprus, Aqazade house, Ice house of desert.

Accommodation: Hotel 4 or 5*

Day 11

Visit Persepolis, shiraz

57 kilometer far from Shiraz, the ceremonial capital and cut-rock-thumbs of Achamenid dynasty will be visited. Afternoon at Shiraz to visit mausoleum of Hafez and Bazaar plus mosque.

Accommodation: Hotel 4 or 5*

Day 12

Isfahan, Visit Pasargadae, Isfahan

Drive for Pasargadae and visit the first city-garden of the world; built by Cyrus the Great. En-route to Isfahan, visit Izad Khast village dating back to Sassanid dynasty, 4th century.

Accommodation: Hotel 4 or 5*

Day 13

City Tour of Isfahan, Isfahan

Visiting Vank cathedral, hypostyle hall, Imam square and its peripheral edifices.

Accommodation: Hotel 4 or 5*

Day 14

Kashan, Kashan

Morning visit in Friday mosque (Encyclopedia of Islamic architecture), then drive to Natanz, visit its mosque and go to Kashan.

Accommodation: Traditional hotel in Kashan

Day 15

City Tour of Kashan, Flight from international airport

Visit Fin Garden, historical houses, and religious school. At night drive for IKIA to catch flight back.

Accommodation: -

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Do I have to travel on certain dates?

Because all of our trips are tailor-made, you can depart on any date you wish (depending on flights) and for as long as you wish.
The itineraries provided on our website are suggestions only and you can change any aspect to suit your tastes and budget. Our specialist team at getiranvisa.com will be able to provide advice and answer your questions.

Will I be travelling as part of a group?

No, our tailor-made trips are arranged on an individual basis. This means you are not tied to the wishes of a group and can arrange your itinerary at your own pace.

How should I pay my tour expenses?

After fixing your itinerary, you have to pay a deposit in advance to confirm your booking. We will send you our international bank account info so you can easily transfer it. You will also pay the remaining in cache upon arrival to Iran.

Do your tours include international flights?

We recommend you to book international flights from origin as it is always cheaper. Anyways, we are ready to book international flights on your request.

What is Iran dress code for men and women?

When traveling to Iran, women and men often have questions about how to dress. Although Iran has an Islamic government, it does never oblige arrivals to have strict hijab. Hijab in Iran means putting scarf, covering the body and legs.
These are just three principles that have to be taken into account. Scarf is to cover the hair means ladies` hair must be covered in public places. Covering body is the other rule means almost non-tight clothes for women, and not bared arms. A dress, manteaux or a gown like coat are a suitable choice without no problem.
Legs should be covered down to knees. The dress code for men says they are not allowed wearing shorts and non-sleeve (T) shirts in public. There is never a real problematic point in Iran dressing code of ethics. There is an absolute freedom of choice for color or material of clothes. The sentence saying ladies are obliged to use dark color clothes is propaganda.

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