Epic Cities Tour

Tehran, Mashhad, Zahedan, Kerman

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If you’re an adventurous traveler, try this epic journey! From ages ago, book of “Shahnameh” has always been the greatest Persian epic, which Iranians have always been proud of. In this adventurous effortful journey, you travel to ancient cities, wondrous citadels, and less-known sites around Iran. This path will lead you to eastern Iran: not only is it full of unexampled attractions, but also not-yet-discovered even for most Iranian travelers.



  • Travelling to less-visited and little harder to reach places
  • An adventurous path to Iran eastern counties, suitable for travellers willing to know more about Iran

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Day 1 Arrival in Tehran

Our trip begins from Tehran. After arrival at the IKA airport and transfer to hotel for some rest, we visit Saad Abad palacecomplex 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

On our second day in Iran’s capital, we visit some highlights such as Golestan palace complexNational Museum of Iranand Treasury of National Jewels which are all located in city’s central district: Tehran grand bazaar.

Day 3 Tehran to Mashhad

Before leaving Tehran to discover the eastern regions of Iran, we go to Carpet museum in Tehran and take an afternoon flight to Mashhad to gain the opportunity of visiting Razavi shrine early at night.

Day 4 Mashhad

Today we have an excursion to Nishabur (120 km) and visit mausoleum of Omar Khayyam. Returning to Mashhad we go to tomb of Ferdowsi and visit Nader Shah museum as well.

Day 5 Mashhad to Ferdows

From today on, we get familiar with desert architecture more and more. Riab village, as the first instance is on our way to Ferdows (360 km).

Day 6 Ferdows

In the morning we have an excursion to Boshrouyeh (95 km). While enjoying the amazing natural beauties, we visit sand dunes and on the way back to hotel in Ferdows, we discover secrets of historic town of Toon.

Day 7 Ferdows to Birjand

Continuing our journey, we head to Birjand (200 km) and take a walk in its traditional bazaar before having lunch. Then visit one of five Persian gardens listed as UNESCO World Heritage, Akbarieh garden in the afternoon.

Day 8 Birjand

Amazingly, there are more than it seems to visit in Birjand. So we head to Furg citadel in the morning and visit Shokat Abad garden in the afternoon.

Day 9 Birjand to Deh Salm

As next city on the list, we go to Deh Salm (280 km) which is famous for its palm trees and high-rise sand dunes and totally in contradiction with the concept of desert, is regarded as a green village in the region.

Day 10 Deh Salm to Zabol

After lunchtime we leave our hotel for Zabol (260 km). However on our way there is still a lot to visit such as Nehbandan windmills. At night we arrive to our hotel in Zabol.

Day 11 Zabol

On our only day in Zabol, visiting Shahr-e Sukhteh (the burnt city) is a must, which takes half of our day. Then we visit Mount Khajeh (45 km from Zabol) which has always played a sacred role in different beliefs through ages.

Day 12 Zabol to Zahedan 

While on our way to the main city of Sistan Va Baluchestan province, Zahedan (210 km) as our next destination, we visit some ancient castles and when in the city, we go to Zahedan museum and finally the hotel to have some rest.

Day 13 Zahedan to Bam

We are going to visit the world’s largest mudbrick village, the Citadel of Bam (325 km). So we leave hotel in the morning to spend rest of the day in this old city of Iran.

Day 14 Bam to Kerman

Before leaving for the center of Kerman Province, we visit another great citadel of the region on our way to Kerman city (210 km). Left full of surprises from Rayen citadel, we visit the desert garden of Shazdeh in Mahan and head to the hotel in Kerman afterwards.

Day 15 Kerman

To understand the history of city, today we go to Ganjali Khan historic complex, including the historical bath, school, mosque, cistern and bazaar. Then we head to Jabalieh dome and visit the stone museum. We return to the hotel by evening.

Day 16 Kerman( Shahdad)

To take the most out of our visit from Kerman, we leave for Shahdad desert to visit the structures which wind has carved out of sand hills through ages. On the way back to hotel, we visit the old cypress tree of Sirch as well.

Day 17 Kerman to Tehran

Today we are flying back to Tehran (1hr 30 min) in the afternoon. By then we have a short time on our own during which we can take a walk in bazaar to by some souvenirs. When back to Tehran, we enjoy the traditional farewell dinner together.

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.


  • Visa services
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Disposal coach
  • Two domestic flights
  • Daily excursions with tourist guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Daily refreshments
  • Travel insurance



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



  • Best times to travel are from March to May and October to December
  • Food: Khoresht-e Zereshk (barberry stew)
  • Drink: Herbal teas
  • Culture: Watching Zoorkhaneh rituals
  • Photos are not contractually binding


  • 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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