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tour Iran on Silk Road (21 days)

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Majestic Iran (Tabriz>Zanjan>Tehran>Isfahan>Shiraz>Kerman>Yazd>Damghan>Mashhad)

Tour Iran on Silk road for 21 days on budget and quality, Meet Azeris in Tabriz and study their rich culture, Visit Zanjan’s Sultanieh as one of the biggest brick domes in the world, check the priceless items in Tehran’s museums, Wonder at Persian art in Isfahan’s mosques and palaces, visit some of the highlights of world history in Persepolis and Naghsh-e Rustam, recite poems with Shirazis in Hafez tomb, idle in SHahzade Gardens of Mahan, stay overnight in Zeinoddin Caravansara right on the Silk Road, see the oldest Zoroasterian fire in the world still burning after thousands of years, watch sunset at Iranian desert, Dasht-e Kavir, travel through the history in Damghan town, enjoy driving through Iranian lush forests by Caspian sea, meet thousands of Pilgrims in holy city of Mashhad in Imam Reza shrine.

tomb of Shahriar in Tabriz
exotic bazaar in Tabriz
Jameh and Kabood Mosques in Tabriz
Constitution Revolution Museums in Tabriz
Kandovan volcanic village in Tabriz
Gonbad-e Sultanieh in Zanjan
Zanjan Bazzar
Safavid Caravanserai in Zanjan
National museum  in Tehran
Grand Bazaar in Tehran
Jewels museum in Tehran
Sheikh-Lotfollah mosque in Isfahan
Aliqapoo palace in Isfahan
Chehelsotoon and Hasht Behesht palaces in Isfahan
Vank church in Isfahan
Zand complex in Shiraz
Persepolis  in Shiraz
Necropolis (Naghshe Rostam) in Shiraz
Hafez tomb in Shiraz
Moshtagh Alishah tomb in Kerman
Ganjalikhan hammam in Kerman
Jame mosque in Kerman

Moshtagh Alishah tomb in Kerman

Mahan in Kerman

Qanats in Yazd

Bayazeh village in Yazd

Amirchaghmagh complex in Yazd

Tarikhane mosque in Damghan

Pir-e Alamdar shrine in Damghan

Chehel Dokhtaran tower in Damghan

mausoleum of Imam Reza in Mashhad

 

Itinerary

Day 01 | Tabriz

Arrival in Tehran and then transfer to Tabriz. After check inn Hotel having some highlight of Tabriz and see the impressive tomb of Shahriar, the most famous Persian and Azeri poet. You will also be able to visit the exotic bazaar with an interesting array of ethnic crafts on sale. See the exquisite Jameh and Kabood Mosques and explore the interesting collections of the Azerbaijan and Constitution Revolution Museums. The province of Azerbaijan is home to one of the most cultured and bravest races in Iran, the Azaris. It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to rub shoulders with the Azaris and learn more about the origins of the Constitution Revolution.

Visit Kandovan volcanic village (approx 152 km roundtrip). After passing the city of Oskoo and beautiful mountainous scenery we will reach this marvelous village. The special architecture of Kandovan is the reason of its universal reputation. Its dwellers carved the rocks of mountains and settled their lives there. The archeologists have estimated the antiquity of this village to 3000 years ago. The main activities of people in this splendid village are ranching, husbandry and gardening. The scene of piping in the rocks of the mountain indicates the co-existence of human being and its surrounding environment. Kandovan is a beautiful sample of presence and using of nature in men’s life.

Drive to Zanjan. Visit the world heritage site of Gonbad-e Sultanieh as the second biggest brick dome structure in the world. Visist Zanjan Bazzar and enjoy a traditional dinner at the its Safavid Caravanserai. Take the overnight bus to Tehran.

See Iran National museum and get amazed at its priceless pieces, spend your time in the busiest Bazaar in Iran and maybe sip some tea in a nice tea-house. Discover the eye-catching precious collection of Jewels of Iranian 2500 years of Monarchy in the Iran Jewels museum

Today at leisure in tehran! Overnight Train/bus to Isfahan!

Get acquainted with the historic Royal square of Isfahan registered as a world heritage. Visit picturesque Royal mosque, Sheikh-Lotfollah mosque and Aliqapoo palace. Visit Chehelsotoon and Hasht Behesht palaces.

Ponder on the breathtaking Armenian Vank church In Isfahan and marvel around Isfahan Armenian quarter, Jolfa. Stroll aside Isfahan river and admire the masters who built several bridges over it through the history. This afternoon is at leisure.

Today at leisure in Isfahan! Overnight Train/bus to Shiraz!

Head to the  Zand complex including the castle, gardens and mosque to get a sense of Shiraz as a capital 250 years ago.

Drive to Persepolis and Necropolis (Naghshe Rostam) and Unearth the ruins of Persepolis as a world heritage. Meet warm Iranians in Hafez tomb reciting his poems.

Drive to Kerman to discover how people adapted their life to a desert city surrounded by mountains.

Get acquainted with Sufism and mysticism by visiting Moshtagh Alishah tomb, uncover Iranian old style hammams  in Ganjalikhan hammam of Kerman, see Kerman Jame mosque and its majestic Persia structure. In the afternoon drive to Mahan. Meet Sufis who have travelled a long way to pay homage to their  Sufi master Shah Nematollah Valiin his shrine. Laze in Shahzadeh Gardens and admire a great example of Persian gardens that depicts a high contrast between a green garden and a harsh dessert at the background.

Drive to Zeinoddin desert and ponder life in Zeinoddin Carevanserai and its scenic surroundings.

Drive to Yazd and get into the mysterious world of Zoroastrians by visiting their fire temple and towers of silence there. Admire people of Iranian plateau by visiting Yazd water museum and learn about the underground water canals, Qanats. Gaze at the high minarets and nice brick and tile work of Yazd Jame mosque and visit the marvelous Islamic Amirchaghmagh complex.

Today is at leisure.

Drive to Mesr in Persian central desert. Enjoy the beautiful sand dunes, Qanats and amazing scenery of Kavir. On the way visit Bayazeh village.

Drive to Damghan, the Parthians capital in the first century. It is the border of dry Iran of central desert and green Iran of the Caspian sea. Visit the oldest mosque of Iran, Tarikhane mosque. Visit Chehel Dokhtaran tower, Jame mosque and Pir-e Alamdar shrine.

Drive to Shrivan on the way visit Golestan national park and Mofakham mansion and museum in Bojnord.

Drive to Mashad, the holiest city in Iran that holds the shrine of the eight Imam of Shiites.
Visit the mausoleum of Imam Reza.

Visit Ferdowsi tomb and Harounieh site in Tous. Drive to Bajgiran border to leave Iran to Turkmenistan or fly back to Tehran.

The last day of the adventure in Iran.

Meals

21 breakfasts
20 Lunch

Transport

21 Days transportation all across Iran with chartered bus

Accommodation

Accommodation in 4-5 star hotels

Included Services

English speaking guide
All the entrance fees
Personal insurance
Visa Support

Each Person in Dbl room: 3150 €