Become a Local Tour

Tehran, Yazd, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan


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TOUR CODE: TP7123

 

We designed this journey especially for you. You as a genteel guest will be hosted by those who cherish you like a friend and you have the opportunity to touch and taste Iranian lifestyle. You will experience similarities and differences of hosting traditions among coastal and forest dwellers in northern Iran and desert dwellers in central part of this country. Local accommodations, foods and excursions will awaken a unique sensation in you.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Staying at vernacular houses with locals
  • Experiencing local food and excursions
  • Get inspired by locals lifestyle and their stories

 

SPECIAL INTEREST

  • Food: Chekdermeh (rice with meat)
  • Pastry: Pishmeh
  • Music: Turkmen folklore (Turkmen Dagger dance)
  • Photos are not contractually binding.

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Day 1 Arrival in Tehran

Our trip begins from Tehran. After arrival in the IKA airport and transfer to hotel to have some rest, we visit Saad Abad palace complex late in the morning, then head to Tehran’s mountainous area, Darband to have a light trekking,
watch people’s everyday life and enjoy fresh air.

Day 2 Tehran to Tutli Tamak

We leave hotel early in the morning to start experience of staying at local houses around Iran. For the first night we head to Tutli Tamak (580km), having our breakfast at one of restaurants on Firuzkuh road and lunch in Behshahr. Arriving in Tutli Tamak, we will be hosted by Turkmen people of Iran.

Day 3 Tutli Tamak

Today we visit one of most eye-catching landscapes in Iran: Khalid Nabi cemetery, mausoleum of Khalid Nabi (75 km) and its sorrounding magnificent nature. Then we return to our local house by the night-time.

Day 4 Tutli Tamak to Bastam

After visiting Gonbad-e Qavus brick-tower in the morning, which is an outstanding innovative example of Islamic architecture and visible from great distances in the surrounding lowlands, we head to Bastam (215 km) and arrive at hotel in the evening.

Day 5 Bastam to Jandagh

Before leaving to the desert village of Jandaq (340 km), today we visit tomb of Bayazid Bastami, who played a major role in Sufism evolution. Then we go to Jandaq, passing through the most beautiful desert road in Iran.

Day 6 Jandagh

Today we have enough time to discover more about Iran deserts by going to Mesr village, discovering natural hidden beauties of the region and enjoying local home-made food right at the heart of desert.

Day 7 Jandagh to Yazd

Leave our local hosts after breakfast, we continue our way to Yazd, the center of Zoroastrian culture in Iran (300 km). On our way we get familiar with traditional Persian residential architectural elements in Meybod such as Dovecote, Pigeon Tower and Ice Pit. After lunch, we arrive at hotel in Yazd at night.

Day 8 Yazd

Today is our only day in city of mud-brick architecture and to take the most out of it, we visit city’s Jame’ mosque with its magnificent tiled entrance and enjoy the rich history of one of oldest towns on earth, Yazd’s old town. After lunchtime we head to Dowlat Abad garden which has Iran’s loftiest wind catcher. Today visits end in three-storey facade, Amir Chakhmaq complex.

Day 9 Yazd-Abarkuh

We are going to visit and spend overnight in Abarkuh city (155 km) home to Iran’s oldest cypress tree, estimated to be over four millennia old.

Day 10 Abarkuh to Shiraz

We leave the place after breakfast to continue our way to one of the most charming cities of Iran, Shiraz (290 km). Before getting there, we visit Pasargadae, the remnants of first Persian garden and tomb of the most popular King of ancient Iran, Cyrus the Great. Then after lunch time, as our second visit we go to Persepolis, a glorious monumental ruin of ancient civilization of Persia with total area of 125,000 square meters.

Day 11 Shiraz

Our only day in Shiraz starts with visiting Karimkhan citadel and continues to Vakil historical complex (Vakil mosquevakil bazaar and Vakil public bath). Enjoying our lunch at the heart of the city, we go to Narenjestan-e Qavam garden and Nasir Al-Molk mosque then. With its mystic atmosphere at night, tomb of Hafez and its sorroundings would become one of everlasting scenes from Iran in our minds.

Day 12 Isfahan

Today we leave Shiraz after breakfast to continue our way to one of the most beautiful cities of Iran, Isfahan (480 km). After having lunch on the way, we arrive to city in the afternoon with enough time to spend the evening visiting the livlihood at Zayanderud riverside and two of its historical bridges, Si-o-se Pol and Khaju.

Day 13 Isfahan

We are going to spend an unforgettable day in Isfahan. Today we visit Naqsh-e Jahan square (Which means The Image of the World) with four highlighted sites located around it: Imam mosqueSheikh Lotfollah mosqueAli Qapu palace  and Isfahan raditional Bazaar. After enjoying our lunch near one of world’s largest squares, we head to Hasht Behesht and Chehel Sotoun palace.

Day 14 Isfahan to Kashan

Spending another half-day in Isfahan, we have enough time to visit more sites in Isfahan. So we go to Vank cathedral and Menar Jonban (the minaret that moves), then leave to Kashan (215km) after lunch, where our hosts are expecting us to join them for dinner.

Day 15 Kashan

Today we visit the ancient mysterious underground city of Nushabad and then go to Abyaneh village (85 km). While in the village, we take the chance to get familiar with history, architecture and anthropology of the region.

Day 16 Kashan to Tehran

Today we leave Kashan to head to Capital of Iran, Tehran (450 km) in the afternoon. Before that still there is enough time to keep on visiting Kashan by going to some of its historical mansions. Heading to Tehran after lunchtime, we get to our hotel at night.

Day 17 Tehran

It’s the last day of our trip. To discover the most about history of Iran’s capital, we visit some highlights such as Golestan palace complexNational museum of Iran  and Treasury of National Jewels. Afterwards we head to a traditional restaurant to enjoy our farewell dinner.

Day 18 Leaving Iran

And finally it’s time to bid farewell to Iran as we get transferred to the airport early in the morning for our return flight home.

INCLUSION

  • Visa services
  • Accommodation and breakfasts
  • Disposal coach
  • Daily excursions with tourist guide
  • All entrance fees as per program 
  • Daily refreshments
  • Travel insurance coverage

 

EXCLUSION

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Hotel extra charges
  • International flights
  • Iran SIM Card
  • Tips and personal expenses

 

NOTE:

Photos are not contractually binding.

 

CANCELATION POLICY:

For the cancellations received 120-30 days prior to the trip, 20% of the total invoice will be charged.
For the cancellations received 15-30 days prior to the trip, 50% of the total invoice will becharged.
For the cancellations received 15-5 days prior to the trip, 75% of the total invoice will be charged.
For the cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the trip, nothing of the total invoice will be charged.

 
 
     
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