Desert Charm Tour

Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, Kerman, Tehran


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TOUR CODE: TP7142

 

Marcopolo, Alfons Gabriel and Sven Hedin might be the most famous characters ever passed through Iran deserts. In this tour you perceive a fascinating and alluring atmosphere. You’ll visit not only the architecture, culture and life style of desert dwellers, but also the natural wonders of Lout and Kavir deserts. You’ll encounter a picturesque scene, lit up by stars and formed by sands. You’re requested to travel light-headed and barefoot.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A pause in stillness of sand dunes
  •  Experience the views of wilderness and most beautiful oases in central Iran
  •  Staying at world’s only historical round caravanserai

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Day 1 Arrival in Shiraz

Our trip begins from Shiraz, one of most charming cities of Iran. After arrival at the airport and get transferred to the hotel, our visits in the morning starts with Karimkhan citadel right and continues to Vakil historical complex with its bath, bazaar and mosque. Enjoying our lunch at the heart of city, we go to Narenjestan-e Qavam garden and Nasir Al-Molk mosque then. Tomb of Hafez with its mystic atmosphere at night would become one of everlasting scenes from Iran in our mind

Day 2 Shiraz

Our second day in Shiraz is allocated to visiting Pasargadae (135 km from Shiraz), the remnants of first Persian Garden and tomb of the most popular King of ancient Iran, Cyrus the Great. After having lunch and visiting Naqsh-e Rustam relief, we head to Persepolis (60 km from Shiraz), the glorious monumental ruins of ancient civilization of Persia and then return to hotel, entering the city through Quran Gate.

Day 3 Shiraz to Isfahan

Today we leave hotel after breakfast to continue our way to one of the most beautiful cities of Iran, Isfahan (480 km). After having lunch on our way, we arrive in Isfahan in the afternoon while having enough time to spend the evening visiting two of city’s historical bridges, Si-o-se Pol and Pol-e Khaju.

Day 4 Isfahan

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

Day 5 Isfahan to Garmeh

Since we should leave hotel to head to the heart of desert, a village named Garmeh (470 km) in the afternoon, still there is enough time to keep on visiting Isfahan by going to Vank Cathedral and Jame’ mosque of Isfahan. By leaving the city after lunchtime, we arrive to Garmeh at night, getting ready for tomorrow’s surprises.

Day 6 Garmeh

Waking up in a mysterious village, this green oasis helps us touch and understand the true sense of desert life: Tall palm trees, scorching sands, typical architecture and food of the region creats an unforgettable memory.

Day 7 Garmeh to Yazd

Today we leave Garmeh after breakfast to continue our way to Yazd, the center of Zoroastrian culture in Iran (300 km). On our way we visit the ruins of historical village of Kharanagh and arrive to our hotel in Yazd at night.

Day 8 Yazd

Today is our only day in city of mud-brick architecture. To take the most out of it we visit city’s Jame’ mosque with its magnificent tiled entrance, and then enjoy walking in one of oldest towns on earth, feeling the rich history of Yazd’s old town. After lunchtime we head to Dolat Abad garden which has Iran’s loftiest wind catcher, with over 33 meters height. We finish today visits by going to the stunning three-storey facade, Amir Chakhmaq complex.

Day 9 Yazd to Zein-o-din Caravanserai

Continuing our journey, we arrive to Zein-o-Din Caravanserai (75 km) where we spend overnight at the only round caravanserai remained from Safavid dynasty in Iran and there we gain the opportunity to stay in desert camps and visit Persian Zebra, an endangered endemic mammal of Iran.

Day 10 Zein-o-din Caravanserai to Kerman

To visit next city, we leave for Kerman today (300 km) and after a short stop in Rafsanjan, we arrive to the hotel in the evening

Day 11 Kerman

To take the most out of our visit from Kerman, we leave to Shahdad desert to visit the structures carved out of sand hills through ages by wind. On the way back to hotel, we visit the amazing Shazdeh garden, a flourishing garden right at the heart of desert.

Day 12 Kerman to Tehran

To understand the history of Kerman city, today we go on a city excursion to Ganjali Khan complex including the historic bath, school, mosque, cistern and bazaar before going to the airport in the afternoon. By leaving to Tehran (1hr 30 min) and depending on our arrival time,we may have the chance to glance at the locality around hotel.

Day 13 Tehran

On the last day of our trip to understand the most about history of Iran’s capital, we are visiting some highlights such as Golestan palace complexNational museum of Iran and Treasury of National Jewels. Finally for our farewell dinner in Iran we go to a traditional restaurant.

Day 14 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 breakfast
  • Disposal coach
  • One domestic flight from Kerman to Tehran
  • Daily excursions with tourist guide
  • All entrance fees as per Itinerary 
  • Travel insurance coverage in Iran

 

EXCLUSION

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


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.

NOTES

  • Best time to travel January to April and October to December
  • Food: Khoresht-e Gheimeh Bademjan (Aubergine stew)
  • Adventure: Camel trekking
  • Photos are not contractually binding

 

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