Best of Iran+ Desert in 12 Days

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Why Travel With Us?

  • Specified hotel and restaurants
  • The best price for this level of quality
  • New and different view of Iran
  • Professional Local Guides

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12 Days
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 15

In our 12-Day Iran Tour, we have selected most of the important cities to visit. We want to show you the most famous places in these cities in 12 Days.

Ancient Cities

We are going to visit Tehran the capital city of Iran.  Kashan a city with more than 7,500 years of urbanization, we visit Abyaneh, the red village, that its history backs to the Sassanid era. Isfahan the city of Islamic architecture are still waiting for us, Our journey will continue to Shiraz the city of literary, culture and gardens, and Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid) one of the Achaemenes capitals. Kerman the city of copper and great desert. Yazd the adobe city and windcatcher, Meybod the city of Ceramic and Mosaic, and Naein that is well-known for its rugs and carpets around the world.

Shahdad and Varzaneh Desert Expedition

Varzaneh and Shahdad desert are the different types of deserts and different types of experience which include in this package and you will have experience of stay in the middle of the desert watching the stars and listen to the silence of nature at night. also camel riding

Best Hotels

In this tour, we have selected one of the best luxury hotels in each city. To be specific, the only 4-star hotel in Yazd, and Two Base camp Varzaneh and Shahdad Desert, which are the best place in the area to stay.

Distinct Catering

In our special luxury “full board tour”, meals are not predefined. You can choose the best food in each restaurant. The restaurants are the bests in quality and environment in every region.

Our full board tour provides free meals of famous and usually traditional restaurants in all cities during our journey. When we are on a long-distance to reach another city, you can help yourself with local fruits and vegetables, juices, tea or coffee or in some cases with midday meals or snacks, which we will buy on the way from local places in each city. We are also going to visit special cafes for resting after a long walk or for enjoying the environment of traditional or luxury cafes in some cities.

We are going to serve:

  • Sohan from Qom.
  • Rosewater from Kashan,
  • “Gaz” from Isfahan
  • Herbal distillates and “Falude” from Shiraz
  • Dates from Kerman
  • Special cake and Baqlava from Yazd


Travel Insurance

It is very important for foreign travelers to be sure about the quality of insurance service, as insurance shouldn’t be just a formal procedure.

Piranoos distinct insurance service is actually a strong contract between Piranoos and the Iranian best insurance company to get the most satisfying services for travelers with Piranoos.

Furthermore, you as a Piranoos customer can get your arrival airport visa using Piranoos tour voucher + Piranoos insurance paper, these documents make your arrival visa easily.

Piranoos insurance program is included in this tour.

Tour Details

Let us show you different cities of classic road of Iran with two different experiences of Sult Lake and desesrt in only 12 days.  You deserve to experience what’s best during this journey. As a result, we have selected the most famous and high-quality hotels for you.

You also need to taste different kinds of Iranian delicious foods. Hence, we are going to take you to one of the traditional or famous restaurants in each destination. In these best-quality restaurants, you can choose whatever you want on the menu.

We have included all of the meals and coffee shop expenses on the offered price, so you will enjoy the most. You can visit most of the must-see sightseeing with our expert English tour guides and always ask to visit more. If we had enough time, we would take you to those attractions without any extra costs.

Departure & Return Location

Price Includes

  • All Night Stay Accommodations
  • English Tour Guide and English Local Guides
  • All Transfer & Transportation During your Journey
  • All Meals During the Journey
  • Museums and All Attractions Entrance Fees
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers from/to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
  • Coffee Shops, Snacks, Fruits, Midday Meals
  • Video Clips and Photos During your Journey
  • Travel Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Your International Flights from and to your Home
  • Any Private Expenses

We offer you to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Extra Clothing
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap, Hat
What to Expect

It is our mission to show you the best of all cities in a friendly environment. You can feel free to ask to visit more base on our great friendship, full of honesty and kindness, and our limited time. That’s why we have listed other visitable places on each day so that you can ask to visit some of mentioned places* and your leader would make a decision base on your tour’s limited-time.
We do our best to make you feel at ease and enjoy catering services. Healthy and delicious foods will be served during your trip, especially on long time distances. The whole journey applies in the exact way we have described, so you can expect to experience and see all we have mentioned.
On this tour, we tried to reserve the most famous and precious luxury hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Yet, if the group suggests a restaurant/hotel which is better than what we have offered, we try to change the plan to what exactly please you the most.
We apply the changes without any extra cost, because …
” Your Satisfaction has Priority to Our Own Profit”
*Note: The closure of a place is a problem that may happen in some cities unexpectedly for different reasons like unannounced repairing process. In this case or in the case of having extra time we may visit some of the mentioned items in each day.


Day 0Greeting Day

We are going to greet you at IKA airport in Tehran and take you to the Espinas Palace hotel to rest and stay the night. Espinas Hotel, the best hotel in Tehran. You can get more sleep and get fully charged for upcoming visiting places in the morning.

Day 1The Heart of Traditional Business

We start our tour at 8:30 and we drive to Golestan Palace , which is a UNESCO world heritage site. It has different buildings to feel the Qajar era atmosphere. One of the buildings is called Shamsol Emare (Shams Mansion) which is Tehran’s Ali Qapu. Afterward, we will visit National Museum of Iran.Afterward, we will have lunch in the Ferdowsi hotel or one of the best restaurants in Tehran and then we will visit Jewelry Museum which one of the best museums in Tehran. After that, you will have free time for shopping at
Tehran Grand Bazaar. You can see the crowds looking for special things to buy with the best offered price. Bargaining sounds, Termeh, copper plates are the most obvious features you can see in the first place. Afterward, we will rest in a coffee shop which all the menu is made out of organic fruits and vegetables. You can also taste homemade cakes with different types of beverages. To have a closer look at Iranian culture and the crowds cheering, coffee shops are one of the best places to spend time. We will visit Tabiat Bridge and Abo Atash and we will have dinner in one of the best restaurants in Nature Bridge Food Court. for sleep and rest, we will return to the hotel.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran
Reza Abbasi Museum
Azadi Tower

Breakfast at:Espinas Palace hotel
Lunch at:Ferdowsi hotel
Midday Catering at:a nice Cafe
Dinner at:Nature Bridge Food Court
Overnight at: Espinas Palace Hotel the best hotel in Tehran

Golestan Palace – Tehran

Day 2Green Palace

We are going to leave the hotel at 09:00 am so we need to have breakfast before leaving time (8-8:45 am).
Sa’dabad Palace is our first destination. Sa’ad Abad complex has different buildings and palaces inside, but two palaces are important to visit. The White palace and the green one. Visiting the whole complex would take almost 3-4 hours. Thus, we plan to visit these two palaces only, but if we got enough time we could manage to visit some of the rest places afterward.
After that, we drive to Tajrish to share the great experience of having lunch in Darband area with you. All restaurants in Darband are located in the footer of the mountain and have a nice view. The restaurant which we have chosen is Baghe Behesht, or in special cases one of the best restaurant in Tehran. After having lunch, we return to Tajrish to visit Imamzadeh Saleh Shrine and Tajrish Bazaar. In the afternoon, we will leave Tehran to Kashan. At first, we will go to Niasar. Niasar is located in the countryside of Kashan and has beautiful attractions such as Great waterfall, Chahar Taghi or fire temple which belongs to the end of Parthian and beginning of Sassanid, Niasar cave or Reise ancient excavated cave and we will visit how they get Rosewater. For resting and have dinner we will go to Manouchehri House which was another historical mansion that converted to Hotel.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Niavaran Park
Niavaran Palace
Carpet Museum

Breakfast at: Espinas palace hotel
Lunch at:Baghe Behesht Restaurant
Midday Catering:Coffee with Cake and Rosewater syrup
Dinner at: Manoochehri Hotel
Overnight at:Morshedi Hotel, one of the best hotels in Kashan


Day 3 Iranian Garden

After check-out, we will visit Fin Garden (Bagh-e Fin) and Hamam-e Fin which is registered in UNESCO Heritage Culture as an Iranian Garden. Borojerdi’s House is one of the great mansion in Kashan which has a love story with amazing windcatcher and stucco design. Close to Boroujerdi’s house is sultan-amir-ahmad-bathhouse with beautiful design. The bathroom in the past was not just for showering. It was actually a place to meet each other, pray or get a haircut. We will go to the restaurant for having lunch at Ameriha’s Restaurant or one of the best restaurant in Kashan. We will continue our tour to visit Abyaneh village. Abyaneh is one of the old villages, it’s history back to the Sassanid empire still they speak in old Persian language which name is Pahlavi. They have special clothes and customs. You will visit special village which all the houses have made with red adobe and all the allies have covered by stone. Our next destination is Isfahan. In Isfahan after check-in and rest, we will go for dinner at Shahrazd restaurant or one of the best restaurant in Isfahan and after dinner, we will walk beside Zayandeh rood River and have a look at two amazing and old bridge which their names are Siosepol Bridge and Khajoo Bridge . Usually, at night, people gather at Khajoo bridge and sing.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Abbasi’s House
Timcheh Amin-o-Doleh
Kashan Bazaar
Agha Bozorg Mosque

Breakfast at:Morshedi Hotel
Lunch at:Ameriha’s Restaurant
Midday Catering:Traditional House Café in Abyaneh with Sohan (special sweet from Qom)
Dinner at:Shahrzad Restaurant
Overnight at: Abbasi Hotel, the best hotel in Isfahan


Day 4The City of Safavid Era

In Isfahan, our first destination is Naghsh-e Jahan Square , which we can see magnificent architectures, colorful and large mosques of the Safavid era, and Isfahan Bazaar. Heading to this square brings us the opportunity to see Imam Mosque , Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque , Ali Qapu Palace . In front of the mosque is a beautiful forecourt which is connected to the bazaar. Since the bazaar has surrounded the square, we can visit it as well. We will have 1 hour for shopping in Naghsh-e- Jahan Square. After Shopping we are going to Baghe Homayoun Restaurant or one of the best restaurant in Isfahan. Then, we will see Chehel Sotoon Palace and Vank Cathedral we will have rest in Arka Café Restaurant or one of the best restaurant in Isfahan or one of the best restaurant in Isfahan. After that, we will visit the Music Museum and enjoy live traditional music and sing. For dinner, we are going to Toranj Restaurant or one of the best restaurant in Isfahan. At the end of the night, we stay in our beautiful traditional hotel.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Hasht Behesht Palace
Isfahan Jameh Mosque
Menar Jonban

Breakfast at: Abbasi Hotel
Lunch at:Baghe Homayoun Restaurant
Midday Catering:Arka Café Restaurant, Gaz With tea or coffee
Dinner at:Toranj Restaurant
Overnight at: Abbasi Hotel, the best hotel in Isfahan


Day 5Achaemenes

In the morning after breakfast and check-out, we will leave Isfahan to Shiraz on the way we will visit Persepolis and Necropolis. These upcoming destinations have the most famous sightseeing in the world and are named as World Heritage Sites. for visiting these places, we will drive to Marvdasht and will visit the glory of Achaemenes. In Persepolis Complex (Takht-e Jamshid) we will visit eight palaces, two tombs, a Museum and a Treasury. Here is a great place for founding the Achaemenes architecture and their beliefs. There are many rock reliefs that had registered their customs and history after long walking (around 4 hours). We will have lunch at Apadana or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz and then we will visit Necropolis( Naghsh-e Rostam) afterward. You will be surprised to see three different empires at the same time in one place. Necropolis includes Elamite relief, four tomb of Achaemenes and 5 reliefs for the glory of Sassanid. After walking in the history of Iran we will back to Shiraz to visit and Tomb of Sa’adi which is one of the great poets in Iran. Then, we will move to Haft Khan Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz to taste Pizza in Iran.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Naghsh-e Rajab

Breakfast at:Abbasi Hotel
Lunch at:Apadana Hotel
Midday Catering:Seasonal Fruits and special Saffron Ice cream
Dinner at:Haft khan Restaurant
Overnight at: Zandiyeh Hotel


Day 6The City of Colors

On our Shiraz tour, we choose the most beautiful and high-rated attractions to visit. In the morning around 8:00 o’clock you should be in Nasir-Al Molk Mosque and visit the combination of color and sunshine art in the mosque then we will visit Vakil Complex which contains Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Bathhouse and then Karimkhan Citadle. After visiting these places we have lunch at Shater Abbas Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz . After having lunch, we will visit Eram Garden and walk around a Botanical garden and take photo then will visit Hafeziyeh Tomb . We plan to have Falude-Shirazi in one of the best places to try in the evening. Then, for dinner, we head to Shapouri (House) Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz to enjoy the most while having dinner. At the end of today tour, we need to rest so we will back to Zandiyeh Hotel .

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Narenjestan Qavam
Zinat Al -Molk(Iranian Madame Tussaud)
Delgosha Garden
Pars museum

Breakfast at:Zandiyeh Hotel
Lunch at:Shater Abbas Restaurant
Midday Catering:Falude-Shirazi
Dinner at: Shapouri Restaurant
Overnight at: Zandiyeh Hotel

Vakil Complex

Day 7The City of Copper

To continue our overland journey, we head to Kerman from Shiraz. On the way, we will visit Maharlou Salt Lake . When we reach Kerman we will have Lunch at Key Khosro Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Kerman. Then, we start our city tour in Kerman and visit Ganjali Khan Complex which includes a Mosque, Carevansaray, Bazaar, and Bathhouse . For having dinner we will drive to Espakhoo Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Kerman. At the end of the day, we will go to the hotel to rest.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Jabalieh Tom

Breakfast at:Zandiyeh Hotel
Lunch at:Key Khosro
Midday Catering:Tea or Coffee with Dates
Dinner at:Espakhoo Restaurant
Overnight at::Pars hotel The best hotel in Kerman

Shazdeh Mahan Garden

Day 8Kalut In Shahdad Desert

Today we will have an excursion around Kerman, we drive to Shahdad desert but en route, we will visit Shazdeh Mahan Garden . You will be excited to visit the beautiful and green garden in the middle of the desert. After visiting Shazdeh Mahan, we will continue our journey to Shahdad . We will have lunch at Eco-Camp Setareh . Then, we will drive to Kaluts and enjoy the hiking and driving around them. In the evening, we will set fire and we gather around it. We enjoy watching stars and experience an overnight stay in the desert.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Jabalieh Tom

Breakfast at:Pars Hotel
Lunch at:Eco- Camp Setareh
Midday Catering:Tea or Coffee with Dates and season fruits
Dinner at:Eco- Camp Setareh
Overnight at: Eco-Camp Setareh

Kaluts Shahdad Desert

Day 9The City of Wind Catcher

To continue our overland journey, we head to Yazd from Shahdad. On the way, we will visit Zeyn-o Din Carevansaray which one of the circular. Because usually, all Caravansaray had built a square. we will have Lunch in caravansarai. after lunch we will continue our trip to Yazd and visit Tower of Silence (Goor-Dakhmeh) which belongs to Zoroastrian. The Zoroastrians used to put the body of the corpse on top of the mountain for 3 days till the birds eat all meat of the body then buried the body in the ground. They believe we shouldn’t make the earth dirty. We will check-in The hotel and after a short rest, we will go to dinner in Caesar Restaurant or one of the best restaurant in Yazd.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:

Breakfast at: Eco- Camp Setareh
Lunch at: Caravansary Zein-o-din
Midday Catering:Cake-e-Yazdi with tea or coffee
Dinner at: Caesar Restaurant
Overnight at: Hotel Dad , one of the best hotels in Yazd.


Day 10Center of Iran

After having breakfast, we experience a great city tour in Yazd for having experienced a great city tour in Yazd. It would be nice that you know that Yazd is located in the center of Iran and also in the Dasht-e Kavir. Because of that, the weather is hot and dry, but at this time of the year, the weather won’t bother us.
We will start with Dolat Abad Garden which has one of the tallest windcatchers in Iran. You will be amazed by the water supply with channels in this great garden from out of the city. After that, we will go to the Jameh Mosque. It is the oldest mosque in Iran and some archeologists believe that it returns to pre-Islamic Iran when people used to pray in the fire temple. After visiting this special mosque, we will have an ancient part of Yazd which is registered in UNESCO HERITAGE. I am sure you never get tired when you walk through the narrow adobe ally and houses in Fahadan area. In our opinion, you would enjoy the great experience of sitting in a roof garden coffee shop in this area with the view of wind catchers and adobe houses. After these joyful moments, we will visit Lariha House and Art Houses to enjoy the beauty of architecture and arts. Then, we will continue our way to reach Alexandr’s Prison. The upcoming destination is Talar Restaurant for having lunch or one of the best restaurants in Yazd. After lunch, we will visit Amir Chakhmaq Complex , which includes Mosque, Water Storage, Nakhl (symbol of mourning in Moharram and the famous gate with two minarets). This place is the best place for buying Termeh (traditional silky fabric with a special design (Boteh Jegheh)) and delicious sweets of Yazd. Fire Temple which is for praying the Zoroastrian and Markar Square are our next destinations. The point of this square is that you will be in the central point of Iran. The cost of this square has paid by Indian Zoroastrian. For dinner, we will go to the traditional restaurant called Khan Dohad or one one of the best restaurants in Yazd. After having a good dinner in a traditional restaurant will back to the hotel and rest.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Pahlevan Poor Garden
Yazd Water Meuseum

Breakfast at:Dad Hotel
Lunch at: Talar Yazd
Midday Catering:Special Baqlava with Tea
Dinner at:Khan Dohad
Overnight at: Hotel Dad , one of the best hotels in Yazd


Day 11Varzaneh Desert Expedition

Today in the morning around 8:00 am we will leave Yazd to Isfahan via Meybod and Naein. We have chosen old caravansary to rest. It includes a restaurant, shops, Water storage. Afterward, we will see another amazing place named Narin Castle, Ice House and Pigeon House Meybod. In Naein we are going to Naein Jameh Mosque and Pirnia House to visit the carpet workshop. Naein’s carpet is famous all over Iran. You may also see the lifestyle of Naein’s people in this house. When we reach Varzaneh desert after having Lunch, our excursion will start and cars are ready to pick you up to the amazing nature. we will visit Anahid Temple which back to the Sassanid Empire and Peagons House which back to Qajar dynasty. After that, for visiting Incredible Sult Lake we will pass through the beautiful dunes. in Sult Lake, you will have enough time to walk in the river and reduce your negative energy and relax. The next stop will be dunes you can climb up and descend with Sand Board. Before darkness, we will have a great experience. We will accompany with Caravan of Camel and walking with them through the desert to reach the place that we want to camp. we will watch the stars set fire and enjoy the silence of the desert.

In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Ghoortan Castle

Breakfast at: Dad Hotel
Lunch at:Negar Eco-Lodge
Midday Catering:Tea or Coffee with Cookies and season Fruits
Dinner and Overnight at:Camp in the desert.

Varzaneh Desert

Day 12Departure

In the morning after having breakfast in nature we will return to Varzaneh and will continue our trip. It takes around 6 hours to reach Tehran. We will have Lunch at Rah o Mah restaurant and continue our way to reach IKA airport. we will check-in Novotel and rest till return flight time.

Breakfast at: Eco-Camo
Lunch at:Rah o Mah Restaurant
Midday Catering:Coffee with Cake
Rest at:Novotel Hotel