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Secrets of Azerbaijan - 18 Days

Secrets of Azerbaijan

Iran · Private Tour · 18 Days
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Private Tour
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culture

Venture off the beaten path and explore the rugged northwest of Iran, which awaits with bustling bazaars, medieval towns and Armenian churches. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tehran
Day 2 - Tehran → Masuleh
Day 3 - Masuleh → Sarein
Day 4 - Sarein → Kaleybar
Day 5 - Kaleybar
Day 6 - Kaleybar → Tabriz
Day 7 - Tabriz
Day 8 - Tabriz → Kandovan
Day 9 - Kandovan → Zanjan
Day 10 - Zanjan
Day 11 - Zanjan → Hamedan
Day 12 - Hamedan
Day 13 - Hamedan → Kermanshah
Day 14 - Kermanshah → Isfahan
Day 15 - Isfahan
Day 16 - Isfahan → Shiraz
Day 17 - Shiraz
Day 18 - Shiraz

What is included

  • Visa invitation letter
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • 17 nights accommodation in comfort hotels with breakfast
  • Meals and beverages as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the sites indicated in this itinerary
  • English speaking guide throughout the program

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Excursions and activities not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
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day
1
Tehran

Upon arrival to Iran at Imam International airport, you will be provided assistance by your guide and transfer to hotel. 

After breakfast and taking some rest you will have a full day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Palace that is both, a historic site and museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and halls and it is worth to spend a few hours to visit it’s luxuriously decorated rooms, nice and big dining area and ballroom and well landscaped Gardens and fountains. 

After lunch and having some rest, in the afternoon, you will visit the Archaeological Museum or National Museum of Iran that represents you many different periods of Iran‘s rich history, Glass and Carpet Museums

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Tehran → Masuleh

After a traditional breakfast you will drive to historical village of Masuleh through Qazvin, Rasht and Fuman. 

You will have lunch in a traditional restaurant. Free afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Q
Tehran → Masuleh379 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Aram Hotel

Masuleh

day
3
Masuleh → Sarein

After breakfast, drive to Sareen, a center of spas on the beautiful road from Asalem to Khalkhal. It features a beautiful trekking path that attracts many nature lovers every year. There are different minerals in the hot springs which gives medical and healing propoerties to this spa town, with over 20 different complexes for every taste. 

You can't leave Sarein and miss its traditional food. Have lunch at one of its of restaurants serving Kebab, Ashe Dooq, Abgoosht and a wide range of traditional dishes. Free afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Q
Masuleh → Sarein234 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Laleh Resort & Spa

Sarein

day
4
Sarein → Kaleybar

After a traditional breakfast drive to Kaleybar. En-route you will visit Ardabil, where you will have lunch and visit the World Heritage Site of Sheykh Safi complex, which comprises of the Mausoleums of Sheikh Safi and Shah Ismail. You will also visit the mosque, Jannat Sara and the house of Dervishes

In the afternoon you will continue your way to Kaleybar and will be transferred to your hotel.    

Overnight at the hotel. 

Q
Sarein → Kaleybar233 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Paradise Hotel

Kaleybar

day
5
Kaleybar

After breakfast, you will go on a short trekking in the mountains

Then we will eat lunch in a traditional restaurant and visit Babak Castle. To reach it, one has to trek a through a narrow passage and then cross a corridor-shaped temple. You will need around 3 hours for the climb, and 2 hours for the descent. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Paradise Hotel

Kaleybar

day
6
Kaleybar → Tabriz

After breakfast, drive to Tabriz across the unique road that is parallel with the Aras river in the border of Iran and Armenia. En-route visiting the famous St. Stepanus church in Jolfa and the Black Church

After lunch in Jolfa, continue your way to Tabriz.

Overnight at the hotel.      

Q
Kaleybar → Tabriz172 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Tabriz

After a traditional breakfast, you will visit the Historic Museum of Azerbaijan which features sculptures and hand written and printed books about history, archaeology, art and Iranian culture. Then we will visit the old Blue Mosque, the Constitution house, the Municipal Hall and Qajar Museum

Lunch will be served at one of Tabriz’s premier hotels, Elgoli, which boasts an ostentatious revolving restaurant on its top floor. The menu is a mix of standard Iranian fare and more international options. In the afternoon you will visit El Goli Park and the Bazaar of Tabriz.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Tabriz → Kandovan

After breakfast you will drive towards the village of Kandovan. This beautiful village is 6000 years old and very famous for its cone-shaped houses carved in caves, charming scenes, mineral water and also the third rocky hotel and restaurant of the world, where you will have lunch. Free afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Q
Tabriz → Kandovan54 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Kandovan → Zanjan

After breakfast drive to Zanjan. In the afternoon you will have lunch then visit the Rakhtshoor-khaneh and Jame Mosque.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

Q
Kandovan → Zanjan344 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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4 Star Hotel

Zanjan

day
10
Zanjan

After breakfast your full day city tour will start with the visit of two pleasant tea houses and the fantastic bazaar. We will have lunch in a traditional restaurant in the afternoon. Then drive to Sultanieh town and visit Gonbad-e Sultanieh. Later visit Chalbi Ughloo tomb and Khanghate and drive back to Zanjan.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

4 Star Hotel

Zanjan

day
11
Zanjan → Hamedan

After breakfast drive to Hamedan. En-route visit Soltaniyeh Dome and then continue your way to Ali-Sadr Cave

Overnight at the hotel. 

Q
Zanjan → Hamedan267 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Baba Taher Hotel

Hamedan

day
12
Hamedan

After breakfast take city tour of Hamedan to visit Baba Taher and the Avicenna Mausoleum. After lunch, visit Ester and Mordekhai Tomb, Ganjnameh and Gonbade Alavian.    

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Baba Taher Hotel

Hamedan

day
13
Hamedan → Kermanshah

After breakfast drive to Kermanshah. En-route you will visit the Anahita Temple and the Achaemenian inscriptions and relieves at Bisotun

In the afternoon you will visit the Sassanid bas-reliefs at Tagh-e Bostan.

Overnight at the hotel.      

Q
Hamedan → Kermanshah187 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Azadegan Hotel

Kermanshah

day
14
Kermanshah → Isfahan

After breakfast drive to Isfahan with a short stop in Arak for lunch and visit the Bazaar complex and the largest bath in Iran. Continue driving to Isfahan and check in at your hotel.     

Overnight. 

Q
Kermanshah → Isfahan629 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Ali Qapu Hotel

Isfahan

day
15
Isfahan

After traditional breakfast your full day city tour will start by visiting the world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Lotfollah mosque, Ali Qapu Palace). This square is surrounded by two beautiful mosques and an old bazaar. 

After lunch you will visit the Vank cathedral and then walk along the Zayanderood river and Isfahan famous ancient bridges (Si-o-se pol & Khadju) in the afternoon.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Ali Qapu Hotel

Isfahan

day
16
Isfahan → Shiraz

After breakfast you will drive to Shiraz. On the way, you will visit the magnificent Persepolis complex, Naghshe Rostam, Naghshe Rajab carvings, and finally Pasargadae. Lunch will be served at an old famous restaurant of the same district. 

In the afternoon you will have a half day city tour visiting Nasir-al-molk Mosque, Narenjestan and Zinat-ol-Moluk house.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

Q
Isfahan → Shiraz472 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
17
Shiraz

After breakfast, take a tour in the "city of roses and nightingales" visiting Zandieh complex featuring Karim Khan's citadel, Pars Museum, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Moshir caravanserai

After lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the Bazaar, your tour will continue visiting Eram and Jahan Nama gardens, Hafez and Saadi's Tombs, the Quran Gate and Ali ebne Hamze or Shah-e-Cheragh shrine.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
18
Shiraz

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the  airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Tehran
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Enghelab Hotel

Masuleh
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Aram Hotel

Sarein
]

Laleh Resort & Spa

Kaleybar
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Paradise Hotel

Tabriz
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Gostaresh Hotel

Kandovan
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Laleh Rocky Hotel

Zanjan
]

4 Star Hotel

Hamedan
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Baba Taher Hotel

Kermanshah
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Azadegan Hotel

Isfahan
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Shiraz
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Park Saadi Hotel

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3 pax
Double Sharing
4 pax
Double Sharing
5 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017$5396$4764$3601$3544

Photos

Ghare Kelisa-Jolfa, West Azerbaijan
Kandovan
Masouleh
Nasir al-Molk Mosque, Shiraz
Sheikh lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan
Karim Khan Castle, Shiraz
Imam Mosque, Isfahan
Persepolis Ruins

Map

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