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Persian Deserts - 15 Days

Persian Deserts

Iran · Private Tour · 15 Days
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Private Tour
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culture

Tour the mosques of Isfahan, the gardens of Shiraz and the mazeways of Yazd, adding the mud citadels and sand castles of Kerman.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Tehran
Day 2 - Tehran → Shiraz
Day 3 - Shiraz & Persepolis
Day 4 - Shiraz → Kerman
Day 5 - Mahan & Rayen
Day 6 - Shahdad
Day 7 - Kerman → Zeinoddin
Day 8 - Zeinoddin → Yazd
Day 9 - Yazd
Day 10 - Yazd → Isfahan
Day 11 - Isfahan
Day 12 - Isfahan
Day 13 - Isfahan → Abyaneh → Kashan
Day 14 - Kashan → Tehran
Day 15 - Tehran

What is included

  • Visa invitation letter
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Domestic flight Tehran-Shiraz
  • 14 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 → Shiraz

After breakfast you will be transferred to Mehrabad airport to catch your flight to Shiraz and check in at your hotel. 

You will spend a full day tour at one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia. Shiraz has many historic and cultural sites. In the morning, you will visit the Arg of Karim Khan, Pars Museum, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque, the Moshir Caravanserai and the Vakil Bazaar, the oldest Bazaar in Shiraz. 

After lunch in a traditional restaurant which is located in the heart of Bazaar, you will continue your tour by seeing the Jahan Nama Garden, Quran Gate and the Ali ebne Hamze Shrine, where the tiny glittering mirrors covering the entire interior will leave you breathless. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Tehran → Shiraz 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Shiraz & Persepolis

After breakfast, you will explore the ruined columns of Persepolis, visit the impressive and imposing tombs of Naghsh-e-Rostam and see Naghsh-e-Rajab, a group of four bas reliefs carved in the side of a cliff. 

After lunch you will see Pasargadae, the capital of Ancient Persia, built by Cyrus the Great. One of the most revered rulers of the Persian Empire, Cyrus is buried at Pasargadae in a simple but impressive tomb. These are must see sites not only for history buffs but also for anyone who wants to know more about the history of Iran. 

After visiting these historic places you will eat lunch then drive back to Shiraz. In the afternoon and after having some rest at your hotel, you will visit the tombs of Hafez and Saadi. It is a moving experience to be in these beautiful gardens, joining other visitors in reading poems over the graves of two of Iran’s most famous poets. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Shiraz → Kerman

After breakfast you will be transferred to Kerman. The distance between these two cities are relatively far, so your lunch will be served en route at one of the top restaurants. Besides Kerman, spots like Mahan, Rayen and Shahdad have enough interesting attractions to dazzle your eyes and challenge your mind.    

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Shiraz → Kerman562 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Govashir Hotel

Kerman

day
5
Mahan & Rayen

Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Mahan, known forits sufi dervishes and the impressive residential edifice of the last Qajari Princes, Shazdeh’s Garden, registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. 

After lunch you will drive to Rayen to visit the ancient mud-brick Citadel of Rayen. Arge Rayen displays all the architectural elements of a deserted citadel. It is very well preserved, despite numerous natural disasters that have destroyed similar mud-brick structures nearby like the huge Arge Bam. Drive back to Kerman.    

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Kerman → Rayen103 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Govashir Hotel

Kerman

day
6
Shahdad

Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Shahdad to visit the enormous “sand castles” shapes, called Kaluts of Shahdad, a 145 km-long and 80 km-wide stretch of desert dominated by long lines of unbelievably high sand structures. You will visit Qanats Castles, Kaluts Gardens, Imamzadeh zadeh Zeid, Gandom-e Beryan. You can do a desert safari in Shahdad-Kaluts, buy fruit, dates, Ziziphus or henna and other Shahdad’s handicrafts. 

You will eat lunch in a traditional restaurant. In the evening you will drive back to Kerman. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Kerman → Shahdad97 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Govashir Hotel

Kerman

day
7
Kerman → Zeinoddin

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Zeinoddin, staying in the 400 years old Caravanserai built on the orders of Shah Abbas the Great in the 17th century. It is well renovated and the accommodation style is almost restored to its original state. You will ponder life in Zeinoddin Carevanserai and its scenic surroundings, and enjoy observing stars at night.

Overnight at the hotel.      

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Kerman → Zeinoddin420 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Caravanserai

Zeinoddin

day
8
Zeinoddin → Yazd

After a traditional breakfast, transfer to Yazd. Check in at the hotel, after lunch you will have a half day city tour to visit Dowlat Abad Garden, registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Tower of Silence and the Fire Temple.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Zeinoddin → Yazd60 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dad Hotel

Yazd

day
9
Yazd

After breakfast you will have a full day city tour in Yazd. Visiting the Old City, Jame Mosque and Amir Chakhmaq’s Square

After lunch you will visit the Water Museum and then you will attend the match of an Iranian ancient sport, Zurkhaneh, which means ‘house of strength’. There you will see a combination of Iranian ancient and Islamic civilization and culture.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dad Hotel

Yazd

day
10
Yazd → Isfahan

After breakfast you will drive to Isfahan. En-route you will visit Meybod to see the beautiful Savafid Caravanserai and the Post Museum and to see how Iranians were able to survive in the heat of the desert by ice storage buildings and water reservoirs. 

After check in and lunch you will walk along Zayande Rood river watching the impressive Sio-se-pol and Khaju Bridge, built in the 17th century by the Safavid Kings in Isfahan. Walk and talk with locals and enjoying the amazing social atmosphere of Isfahan. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Yazd → Isfahan312 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Isfahan

day
11
Isfahan

After a traditional breakfast, you will visit Imam Square (registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), including Shah Abbas' Mosque, Sheikh Loft Allah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace

After lunch you will continue your tour to the traditional Bazaar of Isfahan, visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace (registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site ). 

In the evening you will enjoy a traditional dinner.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Isfahan

day
12
Isfahan

After breakfast you will have another full day city tour in Isfahan to visit the Vank Cathedral in the Armenian quarter of Isfahan in Jolfa. 

After lunch you will visit Jame Mosque, which is the biggest historical mosque in Iran and is registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.      

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Isfahan

day
13
Isfahan → Abyaneh → Kashan

After breakfast you will drive to Kashan. En-route you will visit the wonderful village of Abyaneh, Jame Mosque and spend some time discovering its nature and it’s people with their traditional and colorful costumes. Walk around beautiful gardens in the village and visit old houses with wooden doors. 

Your lunch will be served there, then you will visit Fin Garden in Kashan.

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Isfahan → Kashan265 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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4 Star Hotel

Kashan

day
14
Kashan → Tehran

After a traditional breakfast we will visit Iran's largest houses built in the 18th century in Kashan, which have more than 40 rooms and 200 doors!!! We will explore Borujerdiha House, Tabatabaeeha  and Abbasiha House

After lunch you will visit Agha Bozorg Mosque and Kashan traditional Bazaar. Then you will drive to Tehran.     

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Kashan → Tehran246 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
15
Tehran

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Tehran
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Enghelab Hotel

Shiraz
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Park Saadi Hotel

Kerman
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Govashir Hotel

Zeinoddin
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Caravanserai

Yazd
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Dad Hotel

Isfahan
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Ali Qapu Hotel

Kashan
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4 Star Hotel

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
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1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017$4650$4122$3470$3123

Photos

Ruins at dusk, Persepolis
Tower of Silence, Yazd
Seyed Mosque, Isfahan
Vakil Mosque, Shiraz
Azadi Square, Tehran
Iranian tea
Sheikh lotfallah Mosque, Isfahan
Iranian desert
Caravanserai
Kabir Jaame Mosque, Yazd
Alighapoo Palace, Isfahan
Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kashan

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