Iran Classics and Deserts Tour

Tehran, Kashan, Yazd, Tabas, and more


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TOUR CODE: TP7162

 

Travel thorough the vast extraordinary desert. Watch the amazing night sky and be amazed by the unique geomorphological phenomenas. Step into the unknown Northern Lut and be one of the luckiest and first tourists to enter the area from north.
 Wander through the desert and enjoy the solitude and Catch the sunset on this remote desert landscape and walk deeper into the desert.

Dasht-e Loot "Emptiness Desert", also spelled Dasht-i-Loot and known as the Loot Desert, is a large salt desert in Kerman Province, Iran and is the world's 25th largest desert. The surface of the sand there has been measured at temperatures as high as 70.7 °C (159 °F),and it is one of the world's driest and hottest places.

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Day 1 Arrival- Tehran

Arrival in IKA International Airport, meet and greet and transfer to the hotel; early check in and rest, having breakfast at ~ 9:00 am & getting ready for visiting some highlights of Tehran including Treasury of National Jewels (closed on holly memorial ceremonies.), Golestan Palace(The Rose Garden Palace), UNESCO World Heritage Site, the oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran (depending on the time & interests of the clients), O/N Tehran (Hotel –B)

Day 2 Tehran

Full day city tour of Tehran, including Sa'adabad Palace Museum(3 museums), Niavaran Palace Complex, Tajrish Traditional Bazaar, and Milad Tower at evening Tehran (depending on the time & interests of the clients), O/N Tehran (Hotel-B

Day 3 Tehran- Kashan- Maranjab

Driving to Kashan, sightseeing of Kashan including historical Boroujerdi House and Fin garden, UNESCO World heritage Site, an Iranian's typical, then heading to Maranjab Desert, sightseeing of Maranjab Caravansary ,beautiful dunes and enjoying the sunset of the endless desert, O/N Maranjab (Tent-B-D)
Tehran-Kashan: 248 km
Kashan- Maranjab: 90 km

Day 4 Maranjab- Desert Camp

Early in the morning visiting wonderful sceneries of the desert and watching the beauty of sunrise, visiting salty lake and the beauties of sandy hills and this eye catching view of desert, watching the beauties of sunset, trekking and camel ridding in the middle of desert, O/N Desert,(Tent-B-L-D)

Day 5 Desert

Trekking and camel ridding all day and enjoying the vast , spectacular natural beauty of the desert, O/N desert(Tent-B-L-D

Day 6 Desert Camp- Naein- Meybod- Yazd

Driving to Yazd, en route visiting Meybod &Na’in Historical highlights including Pirniya Museum and Congressional Mosque of Na’in, caravansary, Narin Ghaleh (fortress), traditional refrigerator ,Chaparkhane (old post center) ,Pigeon Tower and Ceramic shops of Meybod ,O/N Yazd (Hotel-B)
Maranjb- Na'in: 231 km
Na'in- Yazd: 210 km

Day 7 Yazd

Full day city tour of Yazd ,the old city with interesting desert architectural style , and visit to the highlights of Yazd including Amir Chakhmagh Complex, Fahaadan old neighborhood ,Zeyaeyeh School (Aleksander's Prison), Water Museum, Congregational Mosque, Zoroastrian Fire Temple ,and the tallest Wind Tower of Dowlatabaad Garden , O/N Yazd (Hotel-B)

Day 8 Yazd- Tabas

Driving towards Tabas, en route visiting Chak Chak old Fire Temple, Kharanaq old Town, and American Desert Site ( the area in which the Amrican airplanes had been crashed ), O/N Tabas (Hotel-B-Lunch Box-D) Yazd- Tabas: 408 km

Day 9 Tabas

Half day walking in a valley around Tabas, visiting some shelters named khanehay-e Gabr(Zoroastrian houses) located in the valley ,belonging to Mithraism Order, based on some archeologists’ views, as well as Tagh Band-e Shah Abbasi( kind of dam belonging to Safavid Era) and Cheshme Morteza Alai thermal water spring , O/N Tabas (Hotel-B-L-D)

Day 10 Tabas- Nayband- Kerman

Driving towards Kerman, en route sightseeing of Esfahak Village, that can be imagined as a village still being alive at a fixed time in the past after Tabas earthquake in 1978; then heading to Nayband and walking around to visit this beautiful and green village and its special architectural style, heading to Kerman, O/N Kerman (Hotel-B)
Tabas- Nayband: 217 km
Nayband- Kerman: 296 km

Day 11 Kerman- Mahan-Kerman

Awhile sightseeing of Kerman , a city dating back to the 3rd century A.D, including Ganjalikhan complex; traditional covered Bazar and bath Museum,as well as Jebeliyeh Dome , then half day excursion of Mahan to visit Shazdeh Garden (Prince Garden) as a typical Iranian Garden and Shah Nemat-ol-lah Vali Tomb; return ,O/N Kerman (Hotel-B-Lunch Box)
Kerman- Mahan: 37 km

Day 12 Kerman- Shahdad- Lut desert- Kerman

Full day excursion of Shahdad & Lut Desert, visiting Nebkas (Kind of tree, Desert Vases ) Kootoos (traditional Arbour), heading to Shafiabad Village, visiting old fortress & date-palm groves of Shafiabad, walking among Kalouts, these fantastic, amazing, natural statues, relaxing and fixing the eye upon the endless horizon of desert, visiting Salty River and Salt crystals & polygons, drive back to Kerman, O/N Kerman (Hotel B-L-D)
Kerman- Shahdad: 118 km
Shahdad- Lout: 63 km

Day 13 Kerman- Meymand- Pasargadae

Driving towards Pasargadae, en route visiting Meymand, an exotic village in which people are living in a kind of stone house such as a cave; this village has won the international Melina Mercury Prize, because of the adaptation of human being and nature, O/N Pasargadae (Local Geust House-B-Lunch Box-D)
Kerman- Meymand: 213 km
Meymand- Pasargadae: 306 km

Day 14 Pasargadae- Persepolis- Shiraz

Driving towards Shiraz, en route visiting the most important historical sites of Iranian civilization ,dating back to 2500 years ago , UNESCO World heritage Site, and historical complex of Pasargadae ; the tomb of the Great Cyrus , Persepolis (Thakht -e Jamshid ), Achaemenid palaces and relief, Naghsh-e Rostam Necropolis and Naghsh-e Rajab relieves, heading to Shiraz, O/N Shiraz (Hotel-B)
Pasargadae- Shiraz: 115 km

Day 15 Shiraz

Full day city tour of Shiraz, the city of poem, flower, culture and history, and its highlights including Vakil Complex including Vakil Mosque and Vakil BazarNarenjestan Garden and Eram Gardens, the Tombs of two Iranian famous Poets, Tomb of Hafez and Tomb of Sadi , and Karim Khan Citadel, you might also visit Shah-e Chragh Shrine at night in the remainder time, O/N Shiraz (Hotel-B)

Day 16 Shiraz- Isfahan

Passing through Quran Gate and sightseeing of Khajoye Kermani , Iranian Poet, Tomb ,then driving towards Esfahan, visiting the historical bridges of Esfahan including Khaju Bridge and Sio-o- Se Pol (33 bridges) at night, O/N Esfahan (Hotel-B)
Shiraz- Esfahan: 468 km

Day 17 Isfahan

Full day city tour of Esfahan, including, Naghsh-e-Jahaan (Imam) Square, UNESCO World Heritage Site ,Ali Qapu Place and Chehel Sotun (40 Pillars) palaces, Sheikh 'Lutfoallah and Imam mosques, O/N Esfahan (Hotel-B)

Day 18 Isfahan- Abyaneh- Kashan

Visiting Vank Cathedral and Armenian Neighborhood and Hasht Behesht Palace(Eight Paradises);then driving to Abyaneh " a village of great antiquity, which is like a living architectural and anthropological museum dating back to Safavid period, the simplicity found in houses affords a picture of life in rural areas of Iran"; heading to Kashan, O/N Kashan (Hotel-B)
Esfahan- Kashan: 216 km

Day 19 Kashan- IKA airport

Early in the morning transfer to the airport to board the home bound flight. End of the Tour.

INCLUSION

  • 14 night accommodation in 2 and 4 star hotels with breakfast (BB)
  • 03 night accommodation in tent as per itinerary (FB)
  • 01 night accommodation in traditional local guest house as per itinerary (FB)
  • Early check in upon arrival
  • Meals as per itinerary (in desert & Tabas)
  • Daily refreshments
  • Air conditioned transport throughout tour
  • Local transportation in desert & dusty roads
  • Camel and camel rider
  • Escort German/English speaking guide
  • local desert expert guide
  • All cost of the guide, driver and cameleer (insurance, food, accommodation, fuel, parking
    charge, toll, etc.)
  • All Airport transfers with staff assistance
  • Visa arrangement (Approval reference number)

 

EXCLUSION

  • Any air (and train) tickets (international and domestic)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips etc.
  • Tips and porter charges
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Entrance fees

 

PAYMENTS TERMS:

  • 25% Payments to be sent immediately on confirmation of services
  • 25 % -45 Days prior to the date of arrival
  • Balance 50 % at least 20 days prior to the date of arrival

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

For the cancellations received 30-50 days prior to the trip, 25% of the total invoice will be charged.
For the cancellations received 20-29 days prior to the trip, 50% of the total invoice will be charged.
For the cancellations received 11-19 days prior to the trip, 75% of the total invoice will be charged.
For the cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the trip, nothing of the total invoice will be refundable.


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