Encrypted Iran Tour

Ahvaz, Shush, Kermanshah, Hamadan, and more


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TOUR CODE: 7139

 

It’s no exaggeration to say that history of Persian literature could be read from inscriptions on cliffs, mosques and mausoleums. From Elamite cuneiform to Sassanian Pahlavi scripts, from Islamic Kufic to Nasta’liq calligraphy, you’ll comprehend hidden beauties of Persian literature. Inscriptions will reveal stories from rise of empires, triumphs, devotions, faiths and beliefs. It’s a path to better perception from Iran in a delightful journey.

 

HIGHLIGHT:

  • Discovering recorded history of writing systems from millennia BC to 100 years ago
  • Visiting Iran attractions through historic inscription

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Day 1 Arrival in Ahvaz

Our trip begins from Ahvaz. After arrival at the airport and some rest at the hotel, we leave to Shushtar city (95 km) late in the morning and visit its historical astonishing hydraulic system. Then we return to hotel in Ahvaz.

Day 2 Ahvaz (Izeh)

On our second day in Khuzestan province we have planned to visit Izeh (180 km) to discover more mysteries from Elamites through the reliefs in Eshkaft Soleyman and Kool Farah.

Day 3 Ahvaz to Khorramabad

Today we leave Ahvaz in the morning for Khorramabad (330 km). On the way we go to Chogha Zanbil world heritage site and Haft Tappeh museum (120 km from Ahvaz), home to outstanding mementos from Elamites in Iran. After arrival in the city, we visit Falak-ol-Aflak castle, a Sassanid monument which today’s city has its roots in it.

Day 4 Khorramabad to Kermanshah

Heading to Kermanshah (310 km) we leave Khorramabad late in the morning. By then we visit more highlighted monuments including Sang Nebeshteh (an epitaph) and Brick Tower. After arrival in Kermanshah, we go to visit Bisotun complex (45 km) and its magnificent mythical relief.

Day 5 Kermanshah

Today we leave hotel after breakfast to continue our visits including Tekyeh Mo’avenol Molk, Taq-e Bostan area and reliefs. In the evening we have some time to visit the local shops and buy some local sweets.

Day 6 Kermanshah to Hamadan

Our trip continues to Hamadan. By leaving hotel after breakfast and visiting Temple of Anahita on our way, we arrive in the city at noon (185 km) after the lunch break at one of restaurants in Hamedan, we head to visit tomb of Baba Tahir and Achaemenid Ganjnameh inscriptions in the afternoon.

Day 7 Hamadan

Today we visit Alaviyan dome from Seljuk period and tomb of Avicenna, regarded as one of the most significant thinkers, writers and scholars of the Islamic golden age. In the afternoon we go to the tomb of Esther and Mordechai which is believed to be the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in Iran. As our today’s final visit, we go to the remnants Hegmataneh (Ecbatana) the ancient capital of Medians which is still being excavated.

Day 8 Hamadan to Isfahan

Today we get back on track to next city, Isfahan, which is one of the most beautiful cities of Iran (510 km) with a short stop in Delijan to have lunch.

Day 9 Isfahan

We are going to spend an unforgettable day in Isfahan. As our first visit we go to Naqsh-e Jahan square (which means The Image of the World) with four highlighted sites located around it: Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lutfollah mosque, Ali Qapu and Isfahan Bazaar. After enjoying our lunch near one of world’s largest squares, we head to Hasht Behesht and Chehel Sotoun palace.

Day 10 Isfahan to Shiraz

Today we leave hotel for one of most charming cities of Iran, Shiraz (480 km). On the way we visit Pasargadae, the remnants of first Persian garden and tomb of the most popular King of ancient Iran, Cyrus the Great. Arriving early at night to Shiraz, we have time on our own to enjoy our first dinner in this wonderful city or have some rest at the hotel, getting ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

Day 11 Shiraz

Our first day visits start with Karim khan citadel and continues to Vakil historical complex with its bath, bazaar and mosque, one of the sites which has played an important politic role while Zand dynasty ruled the country. Afterwards we enjoy our lunch at the heart of the city and go to Narenjestan garden. At night, tomb of Hafez with its mystic surrounding atmosphere would become one of everlasting scenes from Iran in our minds.

Day 12 Shiraz

Our second day in Shiraz is allocated to visiting Persepolis (60 km from Shiraz), the glorious monument of ancient civilization of Persia with total area of 125,000 square meters. Afterwards we go to Naqsh-e Rostam relief which is close to Persepolis. Finally we return to hotel while entering the city through Quran gate.

Day 13 Shiraz to Tehran

In order to visit country’s capital on our last days in Iran, we leave Shiraz in the morning to have our lunch in Tehran (1hr 15 min flight). Then we head to Tehran’s mountainous area, Darband to have a light trekking, watching its livelihood and enjoy fresh air.

Day 14 Tehran

To discover the history behind today’s capital of Iran we go to Golestan palace complex, visiting its royal palaces and then visit National Museum of Iran. After lunchtime we go to Treasury of National Jewels and at night enjoy our farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Day 15 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 Shiraz to Tehran
  • Daily excursions with tourist guide
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Daily refreshments
  • Travel insurance coverage in Iran

 

EXCLUSION

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Any hotel extra charge
  • International flights
  • Iran SIM Card
  • Tips and personal expenses

 

NOTES

  • Best time to travel is from January to June and October to December

  • Food: Falafel

  • Pastry: Komaj

  • 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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