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40 days & nights
Tehran
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 15

Iran In 40 Days

We have organized a special tour including most of the Iranian UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 40 days. It’s a long journey of visiting a four-season country and you will see the marvelous sightseeing and breathtaking places during this journey.

Here it is a great chance to see Iranian hospitality with prepared-best services. We have planned everything in detail and there is no spare time to lose. Join us to experience what is best.

Visiting cities

We are going to visit Hamedan, Kermanshah, Khorramabad, Dezful, Susa, Choghazanbil, Shushtar, Soosan Dasht. Then, we will drive to the center of Iran and go to Isfahan, Shiraz, Meymand, Kerman, Mahan, Lut desert, Dig-e Rostam, Nayband, Ezmighan. We continue our overland journey to Farahzad, Kharanaq, Chak-Chak, Meybod, Yazd, Abyaneh, Kashan and we back to Tehran after 20 days. After 3 days in Tehran, We are going to visit Tehran, Garmsar, Mehdishahr, Damghan, Shahrood, Kalaleh, Khalid Nabi, Gonbad Kavus, Gorgan, Sari. We take the road beside the Caspian sea to visit Ramsar, Fuman, Rudkhan, Masuleh, Asalem, Khalkhal, Ardabil. The upcoming cities are the most precious ones which are Kandovan, Tabriz, Jolfa, Maragheh, Takhte Soleyman, Zanjan, Sultanieh, Qazvin and finally, we take you to IkA for departure.

Best Accommodation Places

On this tour, we have selected one of the best hotels and when there is no hotel available we have reserved the most famous eco-lodge in each area.

Distinct Catering

In our special “full board tour”, meals are not predefined, you can choose the best food in each restaurant, which are the bests in every region as well.

Our full board tour provides free meals of famous-traditional-best 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 modern cafes in some cities.

  • A part of the tour is in Ramadan and you have this chance to see the lifestyle and traditions of people during the Ramadan. Most of the restaurants and cafes would be closed during the day so in case of closure of the restaurant that we mentioned, we should have lunch at one of the best hotel restaurants.

Travel Insurance

Foreign travelers need to be sure about the quality of insurance service, as insurance shouldn’t be just a formal procedure.

Piranoos distinct insurance service is 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, without wasting time in the airport insurance queue and with no worry.

Piranoos insurance program is free of charge for Piranoos travelers.

Visa Extending

This journey takes more than 30 days and, we need to extend your visa during the trip. We should do it 2 or 3 days before the last day of your visa, so when we arrived at …… city, it’s the best time to do it there.

Learn Farsi

On this tour, you will have some free times and we can use them to do something very special. We are going to teach you Farsi during our trip and it helps you to enjoy your communication with people. The courses are basic level and include normal daily conversations of local people. Through these practices, we can find our mutual words, idioms, traditions, hobbies, …  and learn Farsi by having fun.

There is this misunderstanding that Iranian are Arab and speak Arabic, which is not correct. Although we have a similar alphabet but the languages and races are different. Join us to learn and practice Farsi in the center of this language and later you can enjoy poems of Rumi, Hafez, Sa’adi, … by reading them in Farsi.

Dialogue of Cultures – Inside Persian Homes

We have special programs on some of the nights during our journey. We would try to set up a plan for you to see the hospitality of Dezfuli, Isfahani, Shirazi, Yazdi, Tehrani, Saravi, Gilaki, Tabrizi, Qazvini, and families.
In this case, you would be familiar with the features of Iranian night gatherings like foods, desserts, storytellings, seasonal fruits or dry fruits, distillates, customs, cultures, and traditional kinds of music.
Our dinner would be a homemade traditional food of that specific city and you can also join the preparation process of your dinner.
We are the first and only Iranian tour operator that applies “Dialogue of Cultures Programs” with a large quantity and a great quality and all free of charge.
We need to inform you that we have carefully selected the families to make sure you will have a perfect night with knowledgable experts. Your English leader and your English local guide would be there for you too. But, as a matter of facing unexpected problems, we will have dinner in one of the best restaurants in that city.
Tour Details

Let us show you different cities and UNESCO sites of Iran in 40 days.  You deserve to experience what’s best during this journey. As a result, we have selected the most famous and high-quality hotels and Eco-lodges 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 have no worries and will enjoy the most. You can visit most of the must-see sightseeing with our expert tour guides and always ask to visit more. If we had enough time, we would take you to those attractions without any extra costs.

The east and west of Iran are less visited than center of Iran by tourists and with this tour you have this chance to visit new and unique places in each corner of Iran. Through your journey, the changes of climates, tribes, life styles, customs, foods and many other things will be obvious for you. If you think it’s not safe and maybe it’s dangerous to do this tour, just do it to feel closely the safety of Iran.

Departure & Return Location

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All Night Stay Accommodations
  • All Transportation During your Journey
  • English speaking Tour Guide and English speaking Local Guides
  • All 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
  • Travel Insurance
  • SIM Card / Internet

Price Excludes

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

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Camera
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
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.

Itinerary

Day 0 - (TEHRAN)Salaam Iran




13 BEDAR – TEHRAN


Welcome to Iran
Today is a very special day for Iranians and everyone is outside of their houses and celebrates the Nature Day (Sizdah Be Dar). You are invited to the ceremoney so, we go to the outside of Tehran and join others in a big garden to see what people do on this day and have some fun. We will greet you at IKA , if you have arrived during the day, we go directly to the garden otherwise if you have arrived too early, you can rest at the Novotel Hotel, the best hotel close to the airport and then in the morning after breakfast we drive to the garden. In the evening we go to walk a little in Mellat park to see more about “13 Bedar” and have dinner at Qajarieh Matbakh restaurant.
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Lunch, midday catering: At the garden
Dinner: Qajarieh Matbakh restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Tehran
Overnight: Novotel Hotel, the best hotel at IKA
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Notes:
– We start our Tehran tour at 9 o’clock in the morning. Thus, your flight should land in Tehran at about 07:00 am. If you booked an early flight, which lands before 7 am, we can book a half charge hotel upon your request. This half charge accommodation would cost 24 Euro for 1-6 hours (breakfast included). Therefore, you need to inform us about your flight time sooner.
– If you arrive later than 09:00 am, we would transfer you from IKA airport to join the other group member free of charge.
– If you arrive later than 19:00 pm, you would go directly to the Novotel hotel to have dinner and rest.




13 BEDAR – TEHRAN


Day 1 - (BISOTUN)Royal Inscription




GANJ NAMEH – HAMEDAN


In the morning, we must leave Novotel Hotel hotel at 8:30. It takes about four hours to reach Hamedan, Dubbed the capital of Persian civilization and culture. Then, we will visit Achaemenes inscriptions and waterfall and we can take photos. We will have lunch at Ganjnameh restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Hamedan. After lunch, we say goodbye to Hamedan and continue our way to Bistun to have dinner and rest at Laleh Bisotun Hotel.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Alavian dome
THE CULTURAL HERITAGE AND TOURISM BASE OF HEGMATANEH
Lion stone
ALI SADR CAVE
Esther and Mordechai
Avicenna Mausoleum (Iranian polymath)
Baba Taher tomb
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Breakfast: Novotel Hotel
Midday Catering: Nan berenji/Youkheh + tea or coffee
Lunch: Ganjnameh Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Hamedan
Dinner & overnight: Laleh Bisotun Hotel, the best hotel in Bistun




LALEH BISOTUN HOTEL – KERMANSHAH


Day 2 - (BISOTUN)Arch Of The Garden




TAQ-E BOSTAN – KERMANSHAH


In the morning after breakfast, at 8:00 am, we will visit Bisotun complex as another UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sassanid & Achaemenid inscription which is the biggest one in the world. After an hour visiting, we are going to visit Taq-e Bostan, which means “Arch of the garden” and the rock reliefs from the era of Sassanid. We walk around and after lunch, we will visit Tekyeh Moaven-ol-Molk to see the tiles work with natural colures, then Shafei Mosque which belongs to Sunni muslims and has a very special Islamic architecture. We will back to Bisotun to have dinner at the hotel and rest enough for the next day.
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If we had enough time to visit we can choose from these options:
Tekyeh Biglar Bigi & Zgros Paleolithic Museum
Khosrow Parviz hunting ground
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Breakfast: Laleh Hotel
Midday Catering: Nan berenji/Youkheh + tea or coffee
Lunch: Jamshid hotel, or one of the best restaurants in Kermanshah
Dinner & overnight: Laleh Bisotun Hotel, the best hotel in Kermanshah




BISOTUN – KERMANSHAH


Day 3 - (DEZFUL)12 Towers Castle




FALAK-OL-AFLAK CITADEL – KHORRAMABAD


Today, we are going to leave the hotel at 8:30 to head to Khorramabad. It lasts 3 hours to get there, so we can visit Falakol Aflak Citadel which belongs to Sassanid empire and located on the top of the hills. Then, we will have lunch at Hami Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Khorramabad. After that, we can visit Gerdab-e Sangi. Otherwise, we can have our midday meal on the roof of Khorramabad. Then, we need to leave Khorramabad to Dezful. The estimated time to reach Dezful is about 3 hours, thus we will have dinner in a Dezfuli house or one of the best restaurants in Dezful. Although our hotel is a 3-star one, it is actually the best place to rest and overnight stay in the area.
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In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Kiuo Lake
Nozhian Waterfall
Gerit Waterfall
Shapouri Bridge
Bishe Waterfall
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Breakfast: Shah Abbasi Caravanserai (also named as Laleh hotel)
Lunch: Hami Restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in Khorramabad
Midday Catering: Saji bread with cheese and tea
Dinner: Dezfuli house or one of the best restaurants in Dezful
Overnight: Jahangardi Hotel , the best hotel in Dezful




GERDAB SANGI – KHORRAMABAD


Day 4 - (SHUSHTAR)Ziggurat




CHOGHA ZANBIL – KHUZESTAN PROVINCE


On this day, we start visiting some places in Dezful then we head to Susa and Shushtar .
Dezful Traditional Bazaar backs to many years ago that’s why people call it The Old Bazaar. In front of the old bazaar, there are lots of shops in which you can taste local junk foods and sweets such as Buffalo ice cream, a mix of Halva Ardeh with Dates, and special cookies. These junk foods are part of the attraction of Dezful. Then, we will continue our tour and will visit Tiznoo house. For having lunch, we will stop at Delnavazan Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Dezful. After lunch, we will visit Dez River then we have to leave Dezful to Susa . It takes only one hour to get there. We need to see the fantastic Susa Castle, Susa Museum, Apadana Palace . In the evening, you can help yourself with the midday meal. Then, we drive to Choghazanbil Ziggurat which the history behind is beyond the imagination and you must see it yourself as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the evening, we will continue our trip to Shushtar, on the way we can see and take photos from Buffalo. It takes only one hour to see our indescribable city. We need to have dinner in the Mostofi Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shushtar. Then, it is time to check-in the hotel and rest at Tabib-e-Shushtar Hotel .
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In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
– The Tomb of Sultan Ali Siah Poosh in Dezful
Tomb of Daniel in Susa
Haft Tappeh (Seven Hills) in Shushtar
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Breakfast: Jahangardi Hotel
Lunch: Delnavazan Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Dezful
Midday Catering: Buffalo Ice-cream
Dinner: Mostofi Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shushtar
Overnight: Tabib-e-Shushtar hotel, the best hotel in Shushtar




SUSA CASTLE – KHUZESTAN PROVINCE


Day 5 - (SHUSHTAR) Historical Hydraulic system




SHUSHTAR HYDRO STRUCTURE BASE & WATERFALLS – SHUSHTAR


Meanwhile having breakfast at Tabib-e-Shushtar hotel, you can enjoy the architecture of the hotel in the morning. At the beginning of the day, we visit Shushtar Historical Hydro Structure Base and Waterfall which is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A special Sassanid site where you can see the hydraulic system of watermills and their usages through history. We should walk to different parts of the complex and see some interesting things in the corners. You can hear the sound of the water while you walking to any part of the complex. Afterward, We drive to Mostofi Restaurant and Museum to have lunch and visit its museum. In Shushtar, we must visit Jameh Mosque because it is said that this mosque is the second-oldest mosque in Iran after the one which is in Yazd. It backs to approximately 1200 years ago. After that, we can enjoy resting in Moghadam Traditional Cafe .
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In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Shushtar Bazaar
Salasel Castle
Marashi Historical House
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Breakfast: Tabib-e-Shushtar hotel (you can taste special dairies of the region)
Lunch: Mostofi Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shushtar
Midday Catering: tea with cookies
Dinner: Moghadam Traditional Cafe or one of the best restaurants in Shushtar
Overnight: Tabib-e-Shushtar hotel, the best hotel in Shushtar




MOSTOFI HOUSE – SHUSHTAR


Day 6 - (SOOSAN DASHT)Zagros Mountains Range




ZAGROS MOUNTAINS – IZEH


Today we drive to Zagros mountain range. We pass through a very beautiful road which takes around 4 hours to reach Papila rural guesthouse in Soosan-Dasht. On the way, we will have a stop at Izeh to visit Eshkaft Salman, The Elamite rock reliefs which show us some of their traditions and believes. Then we go to Papila guesthouse to have lunch and visit the area. This guesthouse is close to the land of lilies and we can walk around there and visit nomads. We have different types of nomads in Iran. If we were lucky we can meet Bakhtiari nomads and spend our afternoon with them. After having nomadic dinner, we back to the guesthouse.
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If we had enough time to visit we can choose from these options:
Tagh-e Tavileh
Kul-e Farah
Mongasht (Mangasht) Mountain
Shami Grave Yard
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Breakfast: Tabib-e-Shushtar hotel
Lunch: Papila Rural Guesthouse, or the best restaurant in Izeh
Midday Catering: tea with a local tasty bread
Dinner & overnight: Papila Rural Guesthouse (at this eco-lodge we will sleep on the floor like local people)



ESHKAFT-E SALMAN – IZEH


Day 7 - (ISFAHAN)Zayanderud River




SIOSE POL – ISFAHAN


In the morning we enjoy watching and walking in the flower land of Soosan-Dasht and then we drive 7 hours to Isfahan. On the way, we will have some short stops in nature and next to the Dez River. We will have lunch in Shahrekord at Roya restaurant.
Afterward, we go to Abbasi Hotel in Isfahan to do check-in. In the evening we go to have dinner at Shahrzad restaurant and then, walk from Siosepol Bridge to Khajoo Bridge . At bridges and Zayanderud river you can see the gathering of Isfahani people at night.
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If we had enough time to visit we can choose from these options:
Chaleshtor
Tagh-e Tavileh
Kul-e Farah
Mongasht (Mangasht) Mountain
Shami Grave Yard
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Breakfast: Papila Rural Guesthouse
Lunch: Roya Restaurant, or the best restaurant in Shahrekord
Midday Catering: tea or coffee with cookie
Dinner: Shahrzad Restaurant, or one of the best restaurant in Isfahan
Overnight: Abbasi Hotel, the best hotel in Isfahan




KHAJU BRIDGE – ISFAHAN


Day 8 - (ISFAHAN)Royal Square




NAQSHE JAHAN SQUARE – ISFAHAN


We are going to visit the masterpiece of architecture by Sheikh Bahai in the Safavid era were known as Naqshe-Jahan complex, which includes Imam Mosque , Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque , Ali Qapu Palace . Jean Chardin known this UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the most beautiful square in the world. 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. After lunch, we walk to Chehel Sotoon Palace . The name of this palace means forty pillars and it’s a unique palace in an Iranian garden with special paintings inside. We take a short rest in a nice café in Jolfa neighborhood. Then we will visit Jolfa neighborhood and Vank church which has a dome with many old paintings and Iranian tiles work on the wall. There is also an Armenian museum in the yard about their history and you will have time to visit it. Then, we walk to the music museum where you can see and know more about classic Persian music with live performance. We have dinner at Isfahani house or one of the best restaurants in Jolfa after the music museum. Then for the rest, we go back to the hotel.

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If we had enough time to visit we can choose from these options:
Abbasi hotel
Hasht-Behesht palace
Ali Gholi Agha hammam
Jameh Mosque of Isfahan


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Breakfast: Abbasi Hotel
Lunch: Bastani Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Isfahan
Midday Catering: coffee or herbal tea + GAZ
Dinner: Isfahani house or one of the best restaurants in Isfahan
Overnight: Abbasi Hotel, the best boutique hotel in Isfahan




MUSIC MUSEUM – ISFAHAN


Day 9 - (SHIRAZ)Cyrus The Great




TOMB OF CYRUS THE GREAT – PASARGADAE


Today after breakfast at 8:00 am we leave Isfahan to Shiraz . On the way, we will have stop at Izadkhast to visit the castle of this area. The history of this citadel dates back to the pre-Islamic era of Iran and specially Sassanid’s time. It’s an abandoned city which by walking in old alleys and visiting different parts you can feel the lifestyle of that time. After a short rest and drinking a cup of tea or fruit juice we back to the road and go to the tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargad and visit another UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will have a stop at Hoobareh restaurant to have a nomadic lunch close to the Pasargad. At Pasargad we will visit the tomb of Cyrus the Great and know more about the father of Persia. You will see the Iranian garden and the UN at that time. Afterward, we finish our day in Shiraz by visiting Quran gate as the old gate of Shiraz and having dinner at Haftkhan restaurant.
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In the case of having more time we can visit some of these places:
Delgosha Garden
Khajooye Kermani tomb
Sadiyeh (tomb of Sa’adi)
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Breakfast: Abbasi Hotel
Lunch: Hoobare Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Marvdasht
Midday Catering: season fruit/ fruit juice
Dinner: Haft-khan restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz
Overnight: Zandiyeh Hotel, the best hotel in Shiraz




IZAKHAST CASTLE – FARS PROVINCE


Day 10 - (SHIRAZ)Pink Mosque




NASIR-OL MOLK MOSQUE- Shiraz


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 visits Vakil Complex which contains Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Bathhouse and Karimkhan Citadel. After visiting these places you need to rest a bit, so we can have a lunch in Shater Abbas Restaurant. Then, we 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 Shirazi house or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz. At the end of the day, we rest at Zandiyeh Hotel.
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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
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Breakfast: Zandiyeh Hotel
Lunch: Shater Abbas Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz
Midday Catering: Falude-Shirazi
Dinner: Shirazi House or one of the best restaurants in Shiraz
Overnight: Zandiyeh Hotel, one of the best hotels in Shiraz




TOMB OF HAFEZ- SHIRAZ


Day 11 - (MEYMAND)Achaemenes




PERSEPOLIS


These upcoming destinations have the most famous sightseeing in the world and are named as UNESCO 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 a long walk (around 4 hours). We will have lunch in a restaurant near the Persepolis that called Laneh Tavoos or the other-best restaurant in the area and then we will visit Necropolis 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 the main road to Meymand. Our plan is to have dinner and sleep in one of those caves of this village. Before sleeping we can explore the village and enjoying the unique environment Later we can stargaze at night while gathering around a fire-place near our cave would be one of the most memorable parts of our journey. We sleep in our cave for the first and maybe the last time of our life.




NAQSHE ROSTAM (NECROPOLIS) – MARVDASHT


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In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Naghsh-e Rajab
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Breakfast at:Zandiyeh Hotel
Lunch: Laneh Tavoos Restaurant, or one of the best restarants in Marvdasht
Midday Catering:Seasonal Fruits
Dinner & overnight: Meymand




MEYMAND – KERMAN


Day 12 - (LUT DESERT)Kaluts




KALUTS – SHAHDAD


After having breakfast in our cave we leave the village at 8:30 to the Rageh valley with a 4WD car. The third geopark of Iran (It is also known as the Death Valley) where we spend around 3 hours to visit deferent parts of it. For the midday catering, we will have stop at Kabootarkhan village to have local ice-cream in the desert. Then we continue our way to Mahan and visit Shazdeh garden as another Iranian garden in the middle of the desert with many tall trees. Finally, we go to Lut Star eco-camp by passing the Kaluts.

Note:
Before going to Rageh valley, we have to check the weather and depth of water.
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In the case of having more time or unexpected closure of a place we can :
Shah Nematollah shrine
Rayen Citadel
Haj-Agha Ali house
Caravanserai in Rafsanjan
Langar icehouse
Shotor Galu mansion
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Breakfast: Meymand
Lunch: Motevalli Bashi restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Mahan
Midday Catering: Special ice-cream at Kabootarkhan village/Tea
Dinner and overnight: Lut Star eco-camp, the best eco-camp in Lut desert




SHAZDEH GARDEN – KERMAN


Day 13 - (LUT DESERT)Lut Desert




KALUTS – SHAHDAD


Today we explore the Lut Star eco-camp more and after breakfast at Lut Star eco-camp we take the 4WD off-road car and go for one of the hottest places in the world with name of Gandom Beryan. The Rood-e-Shoor (Salty River) is our next stop. The village of Shafi Abad is where you can see the Qanat system (underground water channels) and the castle of Shafi Abad. You have this opportunity to see a lake in the desert so our last stop would be close to the lake. At night we back to the eco-camp and have dinner.
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In the case of having more time or unexpected closure of a place we can :
Sirch Village
ATV
Balloon over the desert
one thousand years old cypress
water resarvore
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Breakfast: Lut Star eco-camp
Lunch: picnic in desert
Midday Catering: Local sweets (Kolompe, Komach & ghovvatoo) with tea or coffee/fruit
Dinner and overnight: Lut Star eco-camp, the best eco-camp in Lut desert
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Note:
These options are not included and you should pay extra




KALUTS – SHAHDAD


Day 14 - (NAY BAND)Stairy Village




NAYBAND – SOUTH KHORASAN


Today we want to show you an amazing view of a green village in the desert. Nay-Band village is one of the villages of Iran that are like stairs. This idiom comes from the special architecture of this place. Each above building has a yard that it would be the roof of the building below. This is why it would be like stairs. Despite other villages, in this village, you’ll see many kids and young people which means the new generation didn’t leave the village to big cities. This is something unique that you’ll see here in Nay-Band. So, we drive 5 hours to Nay-Band but before that, we will have two stops. The first stop is at Kerman to visit its bazaar and the second stop is at Dige-Rostam to get fresh ourselves in a natural spring. This hot spring is very unique because of the temperature and having Sulphur in it. The water of this spring in comparison with other springs is different & special, because it’s not salty or sower, it’s a freshwater spring.
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In the case of having more time or unexpected closure of a place we can visit:
Ganjali Khan Complex
Fath Abad Garden
Jabalieh
Sirch
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Breakfast: Lut Star eco-camp
Lunch: Keykhosro Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Kerman
Midday Catering: Local sweets (Qotab or Nanchai) with tea
Dinner & overnight: Nay-Band ecolodge (traditional mudbricks house and you will sleep on the floor with sharing toilet and bath)




NAYBAND – SOUTH KHORASAN


Day 15 - (EZMIGHAN)Kal-Jenni




KAL JENNI – Tabas


We continue our overland journey to the north to reach the Tabas city. We will visit Golshan gardenwhich is located between the Lut desert and Dasht-e Kavir or Great Salt Desert that have permanent running water flowing. We go forward in the north direction to arrive at Ezmighan. By the way, don’t forget to take your sandals and a towel, because today after lunch we walk through a river in the desert. Kal-Jenni as an extraordinary place that can amaze you itself. Before going to Kal-Jenni, we have to check the weather and depth of water.We will have dinner and stay in Ezmighan eco-lodge.
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In the case of having more time or unexpected closure of a place we can visit:
Esfahak
Dig-e Rostam in the morning
Morteza Ali fountain
Shahabbassi Dam in Khorv
Bazaar in Kurit
Kurit Dam
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Breakfast: Nay-Band eco-lodge
Lunch: Nardoon Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Tabas
Midday Catering: Local date or cookie with tea / local fruits
Dinner and overnight: Ezmighan ecolodge (traditional tents and you will sleep on the floor with sharing toilet and bath)



EZMIGHAN – KHORASAN JONOUBI



Day 16 - (EZMIGHAN)The Natural Dr.Fish




TAKHTE AROOS – TABAS


Today is a relax day and we are going to stay one more night in Ezmighan to explore this village. Ezmighan is an amazing and unexpected village in the desert and we spend the whole day on an excursion there. After breakfast, we try to see the shining throne in the middle of the river which known as Takht-e-Aroos. We see the Paddy and Palmy landscape and then experience the natural Dr. Fish.
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In the case of having more time or unexpected closure of a place we can visit:
Khan Garden, Qal’e Dokhtar
Tomb of Sepahsalar in Ezmyghan
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Breakfast: Ezmighan ecolodge
Lunch: Ezmighan ecolodge
Midday Catering: Local date or cookie with tea / local fruits
Dinner and overnight: Ezmighan ecolodge (traditional tents and you will sleep on the floor with sharing toilet and bath)




TAKHTE AROOS – TABAS


Day 17 - (FARAHZAD)Mesr




MESR DESERT – ISFAHAN



After having breakfast, we will leave Ezmighen at 08:00 am to the Mesr desert. Exploring Mesr desert nowadays is the result of the fortune of losing a camel! The camel’s owner discovered the desert by chance while looking for his camel. Then, he made his own Egypt (Mesr) by digging Qanat for 5km to bring life to the desert. Although later a flood destroyed the village, the desert kept its own privacy and stood still after all. On the way, we have a stop to show you the salty desert with special shape. It takes about 4 hours to reach there. We are going to have lunch in Barandaz eco-lodge and enjoy walking on sand dunes. At night, you can enjoy your coffee or tea around the fire and listen to the silence of night in the desert and relax while watching stars.
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In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Garmeh Village
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Breakfast: Ezmighan ecolodge
Lunch: Barandaz Eco lodge
Midday Catering: tea with cookie
Dinner and Overnight: Barandaz Eco lodge, the best Eco lodge in Mesr Desert




MESR DESERT – ISFAHAN


Day 18 - (YAZD)Ice House




KHARANAQ – YAZD


In the morning we drive to Kharanaq to visit the 3-floored mudbricks citadel, where till 60 years ago people used to live there. Then, we go to visit Chak-Chak, the most important Zoroastrian pilgrimage site. We need to climb 250 stairs. After that, we head to Meybod, to visit Ice House, Narin Qal’eh, Pigeons tower and have lunch at old caravanserai which includes a restaurant, shops, Water storage. On the way to Yazd, we will stop at Dowlat Abad garden to walk and enjoy another Iranian garden with one of the tallest wind tower in Iran. You will know more about the air conditioning system of the mansion in this garden. We rest for a while in the garden and then leave it for dinner.
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In the case of having more time we can visit some of these places:
Ardakan City
Markar Complex and museum
Zurkhaneh (traditional Iranian sport)
Zoroastrian village (Mazraeh Kalantar)
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Breakfast: Barandaz Eco lodge
Lunch: Shah Abbasi Restaurant or, one of the best restaurants in Meybod
Midday Catering: Cake-e-Yazdi / Saffron Ice-cream
Dinner: Yazdi House or one of the best restaurants in Yazd
Overnight: Dad Hotel, the best hotel in Yazd




DOLAT ABAD GARDEN – YAZD


Day 19 - (YAZD)The Immortal Fire




FIRE TEMPLE – YAZD


After having breakfast, we experience 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 Dasht-e Kavir desert. 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 Towers of Silence which belongs to Zoroastrian. The Zoroastrian used to put the body of the corpse on top of the mountain for 3 days till the birds eat all the meat of the body. Afterward, we will visit the Yazd Fire Temple (Yazd Atash Bahram). Where the immortal fire which is burning for more than 1500 years is keeping there. After a short rest, 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. This city is located in the desert and they have a unique way to bring water from mountains to the city by underground channels which called Qanat. To know more about this system and visiting an old Yazd house we go for Yazd Water Museum. We have lunch at Fooka restaurant close to Jameh mosque and old city. After lunch, 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 as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 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 windcatchers and adobe houses. For dinner, we will go to Marcopolo rooftop restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Yazd. After that, we will back to the hotel and rest.
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In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Lariha House
Alexandr’s Prison
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Breakfast: Dad Hotel
Lunch: Fooka Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Yazd
Midday Catering: Yazdi Baklava + tea or coffee/pomegranate juice
Dinner: Marcopolo rooftop Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Yazd
Overnight: Dad Hotel, the best hotel in Yazd




FAHADAN – YAZD


Day 20 - (KASHAN)Bride of Iranian Houses




BORUJERDI HOUSE – KASHAN


We continue our overland journey to Kashan. It takes almost 4 hours and a half. But on the way, we will visit Abyaneh village. This village is one of the old villages that its history backs to the Sassanid empire. In this village, people speak in an old Persian language named Pahlavi. They have special clothes and customs. You will visit a special village which all the houses have made with red adobe and all the allies have covered by stone. We will go to the restaurant for having lunch at Viuna restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Abyaneh. We will continue to Kashan and when we reach there, we will visit Fin Garden (Bagh-e Fin) and Hamam-e Fin rosewater tools before any other place. Broujerdi’s House is one of the great houses in Kashan which has a love story with amazing wind catchers and stucco design. Near Broujerdi’s House is another beautiful house with name of Tabatabaei and it belongs to his father in law. The size of this house is bigger and it has different decoration and you’ll be amazed by the houses in Kashan. The bride of Iranian houses is nickname of Kashan.
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In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Abbasi House
Sultan Ahmad Bathhouse
Agha Bozorg Mosque
Jameh Mosque of Natanz
Jameh Mosque of Naien
Pirnia House
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Breakfast: Dad Hotel
Lunch: Viuna Restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in Abyaneh
Midday Catering: Special distillates made from mint, rose, and etc
Dinner: Mahinestan Rhib Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Kashan
Overnight at: Morshedi Hotel, one of the best hotels in Kashan




Fin Garden – Kashan


Day 21 - (TEHRAN)Back to Tehran




AZADI TOWER – TEHRAN


In the morning is the best time of bazaar in Kashan and our plan is to go there and visit Timche Amin-o-Doleh. This section of bazaar was built in the 19th century and it’s a place for trading rugs woven by Kashanis or rugs brought from other cities. We will leave the Kashan to the Qom city to visit Fatima Masumeh Shrine the sister of Imam Reza. Then we will have lunch on the way to Tehran at Mehr-o-Mah Tourist Complex. Afterward, we will drive 2 hours to Tehran and have stopped at Azadi tower to visit one of Tehran’s symbol. This tower was built before the revolution and it has so many history about the revolution. Then we go to check-in at hotel and after a short rest be at a Tehrani house or one of the best restaurants in Tehran for dinner.
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In the case of closure of a place, we can visit one of these places:
Abbasi House
Bazaar of Qom
Shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini
Jameh mosque of Natanz
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Breakfast: Morshedi Hotel
Lunch: Mehr-o-Mah Turist Complex or one of the best restaurants in Qom
Midday Catering: Sohan of Qom with tea
Dinner: Tehrani house or one of the best restaurants in Tehran
Overnight: Espinas Palace Hotel or Azadi Hotel, one of the 2 best hotels in Tehran




BAZAAR – KASHAN


Day 22 - (TEHRAN)The Heart of Traditional Business




GRAND BAZAAR – TEHRAN


We start our tour at 8:30 and we drive to the National Museum of Iran. The national museum of Iran is one of the wealthy treasure of historic and pre-historic Iranian artifacts which located in Tehran . Then we walk to Golestan Palace to visit the only UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Tehran. It’s an Iranian garden full of palaces and we will visit the main palace as the biggest one, where the king used to meet his guests, then one of the other palaces would be enough to visit. Afterward, we visit Tehran Grand Bazaar close to the Golestan complex and have lunch at Moslem restaurant. Later on the day we go to walk and chill out for a while in Abo Atash park and see the beauty of Tabiat bridge.The artchirecrue of this e floors bridge was a lady with name of Leila Araghian. We will have dinner in Rahe Chubi restaurant. You will be amazed by its great environment.
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In the case of an unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit:
Reza Abbasi Museum
Abgineh (Glassware & Ceramic) Museum – Tehran
Holy Defence Museum
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Breakfast: Espinas Palace Hotel
Lunch: Moslem restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Tehran
Midday Catering: carrot juice or mellon juice
Dinner: Rahe Chubi restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Tehran
Overnight: Espinas Palace Hotel or Azadi Hotel, one of the 2 best hotels in Tehran




GOLESTAN PALACE – TEHRAN


Day 23 - (TEHRAN)A journey To Pahlavi Era




SA’D ABAD PALACE – TEHRAN


Today we start our plan at 09:00 am and we go to visit Sa’dabad Palace, in the north of Tehran where you will be informed about the Pahlavi era. The Green Palace and White Palace are the two main palaces that we should visit and if we had more time we can visit other palaces as well. The complex is very big and we spend at least 2 hours there. After lunch, we visit the Iranian Art Museum Garden and then walk to Tajrish Bazaar to see the old bazaar with a variety of shops in the north of Tehran. In the end, we have dinner at Tehrani house.
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In the case of unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit some of the following places:
Niavaran Complex
Zaman Museum (Time Museum)
Carpet Museum
Imamzadeh Saleh Shrine
Darband
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Breakfast: Espinas Palace Hotel or Azadi Hotel
Lunch: Chargah Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Tehran
Midday catering at: Coffee or tea with cookies/milkshake
Dinner: SPU Restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in Tehran
Overnight: Espinas Palace Hotel or Azadi Hotel, one of the 2 best hotels in Tehran




TAJRISH BAZAAR – TEHRAN


Day 24 - (MEHDISHAHR)In Chase Of Dr. Alfons Tracking




QASR-E BAHRAM – SEMNAN


We have breakfast and leave Tehran at 08:00 am to visit the Salt Mines of Garmsar. Chasing Dr. Alfons Gabriel, after lunch, we head to visit the paved road from the Safavi era, Qasr-e Bahram Caravanserai, and Eynolrashid Caravanserai. To visit them all, we have to get off the road and go through the desert to reach them, so we should check the weather the day before. If we were lucky, we might see a desert deer in this area. Later, we drive to Mehdi-Shahr. We will have dinner and spend the night at Sangsar Hotel.
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In the case of unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit some of the following places:
Qale Bala in Semnan
Water Reservoir in Garmsar
Stonavand Castle
Deir-e Gachin Caravansarai
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Breakfast: Espinas Palace Hotel or Azadi Hotel
Lunch and midday catering: Arkadash Traditional Restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in Garmsar
Dinner and overnight: Sangsar Hotel, the best hotel in Mehdi-Shahr




SALT MINE – GARMSAR


Day 25 - (SHAHROOD)Stairs of Nature




BADAB-E SURT – MAZANDARAN


We will have breakfast and then visit the second limestone cave in Iran named Darband Cave and then we move on to visit Badab-e Soort. We will visit the beautiful and strange stairs of nature. Then, after drinking tea and some snacks, we go to have lunch in the city of Damghan and visit Jameh mosque of Damghan. We continue our way to Shahrood to do check-in and sleep there.
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In the case of unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit some of the following places:
Pire Alamdar
Parvar Protected Area
Imamzadeh Tajoddin
Opert
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Breakfast: Sangsar Hotel
Lunch: Qajarieh restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Damghan
midday catering: tea with cookies (Sohan of Qom) or some local fruits
Dinner and overnight: Paramida Hotel, the best hotel in Shahrood

Day 26 - (KHALID NABI)A Different Cemetery




KHALID NABI – GOLESTAN PROVINCE


Today we start at 7:00 am and head to the north. On the way, we go to the special jungle with name of Abr jungle. In Farsi Abr means cloud and in case of cloudy weather, we have this chance to see the ocean of clouds at this jungle, especially in spring. We will do hiking to have a good view of clouds from the top of the hills. After snack time we back to the car and drive to the Kalaleh for lunch. Then we experience a different accommodation which is close to the Khalid-Nabi cemetery. We have a green landscape view around us and we can explore it in the afternoon and have dinner in eco-lodge. For tonight, you can enjoy Turkman traditional music.
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In the case of unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit some of the following places:
Jameh Mosque of Bastam
Khali Nabi Tomb
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Breakfast: Paramida Hotel
Lunch: one of the best restaurants in Kalaleh
Midday catering: local fruits
Dinner and overnight: Hezar Dare Khalid Nabi eco-lodge (at this eco-lodge we’ll experience a group accommodation on the floor in Turkman style tents and we need to share toilet and bath with the others)




ABR FOREST – SHAHROOD


Day 27 - (GORGAN)Tallest Brick Tower




VOSHMGIR TOWER – GONBAD-E QĀBUS (KAVOUS)


After breakfast in our Turkman eco-lodge, we move to Gonbad-e Qabus city. After about 2 hours, we can visit Voshmgir Tower (Mil-e-Gonbad) which is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is the world’s tallest brick tower and you can see it from a far distance. This city is popular with horses and you can try riding the Turkman horse there. In case of any horsemanship, we go for watching. Then we leave the city to stay at night in Gorgan.
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In the case of having more time or unexpected closure of a place we can visit:
Bandar Torkaman
Golestan Dam
Horse Riding
Carpet Museum
Russians Bazaar
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Breakfast: Hezar Dare Khalid Nabi eco-lodge
Lunch: Gandom Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Gonbad-e Qabus city
Midday Catering: special Halva or bread with taste of ginger + tea or coffee
Dinner and overnight: Jahangardi hotel or Botanic Palace Hotel, the best two hotels in Gorgan

Day 28 - (SARI)Flying




PARAGLIDING – BEHSHAHR


We continue our overland journey to Sari. Depending on the weather, we would have two different plans. The first plan is to visit 2 or 3 sites in Gorgan. We want to visit Gorgan Craft Museum, which is actually an old house that becomes a museum. Afterward, we visit Gorgan Palace Museum and Jameh mosque in Gorgan’s bazaar . The other plan is to visit Behshahr-Mehdi Rajeh , where you can see Gorgan gulf from there and experience paragliding upon Gorgan Gulf . Finally, we go to the Salar Dareh Hotel in Sari, to have dinner and stay overnight.
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In the case of having more time or unexpected closure of a place we will visit:
Taqavi House
Naharkhoran Park
Gorgan Tower
Abbas Abad Garden
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Breakfast: Jahangardi hotel or Botanic Palace Hotel
Lunch: Meykhosh Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Gorgan
Midday Catering: Baqeri’s House
Dinner: Saravi house or one of the best restaurants in the Sari
Overnight: Salar Dareh Hotel, the best hotel in Sari
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Note:
In the case of proper weather, you need to pay 50 euro per person for paragliding.

Day 29 - (RAMSAR)Heart Of The Forest




CABLE CAR – RAMSAR


In the morning at 8:00 am we will visit Kolbadi house in Sari and then continue our overland journey to Ramsar. We will have lunch at Angels Old Hotel restaurant and visit Ramsar palace. It’s not a very old palace but you must visit it. The garden is very nice and at the end of the garden, there is a spring that supplies the water and there is a bamboo garden that is interesting. We should take the Ramsar cable car to reach the hotel on top of the mountain and check-in in heart of the forest. There is a nice view of the Caspian Sea and forest from the hotel.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Ramsar Telecabin Complex
Caspian museum
Hammam
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Breakfast: Salar Dareh Hotel
Lunch: Angels Old Hotel Restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Ramsar
Midday Catering: fruit/cookie with tea
Dinner & overnight: Bame Sabz Hotel, the best hotel in Ramsar

Day 30 - (RAMSAR)Free day

Today you have a free day in Ramsar , and you can rest at the hotel or visit around.
Overnight: Bame Sabz Hotel, the best hotel in Ramsar




RAMSAR


Day 31 - (FUMAN)Iranian Great Wall




RUDKHAN CASTLE – FUMAN


Our plan is to go to a very nice place with enjoyable hiking, so we take the road and after 2 hours we arrive at Fuman and we leave our luggage at the hotel, then we are going to visit Rudkhan castle. An amazing castle in the jungle and mountain that takes at least 45 minutes hiking (not very easy) from the parking to the castle. The view of the jungle and castle from the royal room is perfect. We have lunch with local food and then we go to another popular and amazing village known as Masuleh to walk in the village and having dinner. This village is a stair-like village and the roof of each house is the yard of the upper house. After having dinner at Masuleh we back to the hotel to check-in and sleep.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Fuman break bridge
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Breakfast: Bame Sabz Hotel
Lunch: The best restaurant at Rudkhan village
Midday Catering: Fuman’s cookie (Kolouche of Fuman) with tea
Dinner: Bamdad restaurant or one of the best restaurants at Masuleh
Overnight: Moein hotel, the best hotel in Fuman




MASOOLEH – FUMAN


Day 32 - (ASALEM)Water Fall

we will go to another part of Gilan province with name of Asalem. It takes less than 2 hours but before arriving there, we have to visit Espi Mazget mosque. This is a very old mosque which used to be a fire temple before Islam. Then we go to see a nice waterfall known as Visadar to seat close to it and drink a cup of tea with snaks and chillout. The road to this waterfall is nice as well. Gisoom is the name of a green area that many years ago has been made by government. There are many tall cedars and cypresses that by passing them we can reach the Caspian Sea and Gisoom beach. We will seat and chill out there and afterward go to the hotel.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Masal
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Breakfast: Moein hotel
Lunch: Hod Hod restaurants or, one of the best restaurants in Talesh
Midday Catering: special bread of Asalem (Nan Halva)
Dinner: Gilaki house or, one of the bestrestaurants in Asalem
Overnight: Hod Hod hotel, the best hotel in Asalem

Day 33 - (MESHKIN SHAHR)Sufi Shrine




TOMB OF SHEIKH SAFI – ARDABIL


Today at 8:00 am we go to Ardebil to visit a special place wich has beautiful architecture with name of tomb of Sheikh Safi. The name of Safavid dynasty is coming from his name but he had nothing to do with this kingdom. Sheikh Safi was a very knowledgeable, respected and well-known man at his time and he has spent most of his life in Gnosticism. The tomb is also belonging to some of the other Safavids Kings. The tile work and painted interiors are magnificent as well as the use of metal for doors and around the tombs. Ardebil used to be the first capital of the Safavi era and that’s why the architecture of this place is very similar to palaces in Isfahan. To reach Ardebil we take a very beautiful road from Asalem to Khalkhal which goes among the mountain. After having lunch in Ardebil, we head to Meshkin-Shahr to do check-in at Dorna eco-lodge and have dinner there.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Meshgin Shahr Suspended Bridge
Sareyn
Qaynarja Geothermal Water Complex
Bridge
Yeddi Goz Bridge
Jame mosque of Ardabil
Maryam church
Haji Fekr mosque
Shourabil Lake
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Breakfast: Hod Hod hotel
Lunch: Dizisara Sheikhsafi, the best restaurant at Ardebil
Midday Catering: Black Halva/special soup (Ash Dough)
Dinner & overnight: Dorna eco-lodge, the best eco-lodge in Meshkin-Shahr




ASALEM TO KHALKHAL ROAD


Day 34 - (KANDOVAN)Volcanic Structure And Hand-Carved Village




KANDOVAN – EAST AZERBAIJAN PROVINCE


After having breakfast at Dorna eco-lodge we will drive for 3 hours to Kandovan. A special village in south of Tabriz and it is One of the few manmade cliff dwellings in the world where people still live the traditional life. The houses are in different way of structure and our plan is to spend our night in the rock village Kandovan, in Kandovan Laleh International Rocky hotel. We will walk around to see the village and the people. The view of the village during the night and day is different and very nice. Beyond Kandovan, smooth steep foothills mask a full view of Sahand mountain whose hidden volcanic summit rises to 3707m.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Bazaar of Kandovan
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Breakfast: Dorna eco-lodge
Midday Catering: cookie + tea or coffee/dried fruits like apricot and plum
Lunch: Laleh Kandovan Hotel or one of the best restaurants in Kandovan
Dinner overnight: Kandovan Laleh hotel, the best hotel in Kandovan




KANDOVAN – EAST AZERBAIJAN PROVINCE


Day 35 - (TABRIZ)largest Covered Bazaar




BAZAAR -TABRIZ


Today we leave Kandovan behind and go to Tabriz, the biggest and most crowded city in the northwest of Iran, where another Iranian tribe is living there. We go directly to Jameh mosque of Tabriz. It is located in Grand Bazaar of Tabriz and has built in several stages. The Mihrab of mosque has a Kufi inscription decorated with stucco-work. Then we will visit one of the oldest and largest covered bazaar in the middle east named Grand Bazaar of Tabriz. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and it was one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road. We have lunch at Haj Ali restaurant to taste the Tabrizi kebab. Then we go to explore the city more in the afternoon by visiting the Kabood mosque which also named Goy mosque and blue mosque. Then we walk to Azerbaijan Museum, and Behnam House. Our day will finish by having dinner at El-goli complex.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Sa’at Square
University of Tabriz
Constitution House of Tabriz (Khane Mashrooteh)
Iron Age Museum
Poets Tomb (Maqbaratol Shoara)
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Breakfast: Kandovan Laleh hotel
Lunch: Haj Ali restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in the bazaar of Tabriz
Midday Catering: Baklava of Tabriz + tea or coffee
Dinner: Elgoli complex, or one of the best restaurants in Tabriz
Overnight: Elgoli Pars Hotel, the best hotel in Tabriz




BLUE MOSQUE -TABRIZ


Day 36 - (TABRIZ)Saint Stepanos




SAINT STEPANOS MONASTERY – JOLFA


Another day and another UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We go to the city of Jolfa, where many years ago Armenian people used to leave there and a very important church with the name of Monastery of Saint Stepanos is there and we are going to visit the church and the old rooms of priests. While we drive to Jolfa, at some parts of the road you can see Nakhchivan on the other side of our water border. We will have easy hiking to the church. It takes our whole day so in the evening we back to Tabriz.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Khajeh Nazar Caravansaray
Kordasht Bath
Namaz Khaneh Choopan
Bazaar of Jolfa
Heidarzade House
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Breakfast: Elgoli Pars Hotel
Lunch: Haj Ali Khorram restaurant or one of the best restaurants in Jolfa
Midday Catering: sweets of Tabriz (Noqa, Loz or Qarabiyeh) + tea or coffee
Dinner: Tabrizi house or, one of the best restaurants in Tabriz
Overnight: Elgoli Pars Hotel, the best hotel in Tabriz




SAINT STEPANOS MONASTERY _ JOLFA


Day 37 - (TAKHTE SOLEYMAN)Mithraism




MEHR TEMPLE- MARAGHEH


We continue our overland journey to Maragheh. This city used to be the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty and we will visit Maragheh observatory. This observatory was established in 1259 CE under directorship of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. Many other prominent astronomers worked with Tusi at the observatory, especially Chinese astronomer. Then we go to visit Mehr temple which back to Parthian and Iron age era. This temple is one of four known Mehr temple in Iran. After having lunch at Sofi luxurious restaurant we continue our way to Takht-e Soleyman to spend our night.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Gonbad-e-Kabood
Gonbad-e-Sorkh
Ilkhanate Museum of Maragha
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Breakfast: Elgoli Pars Hotel
Lunch: Sofi luxurious restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in Maragheh
Midday Catering: sweets of Maragheh (Basloq, Halva) + tea or coffee
Dinner & overnight: Takht-e Soleyman ecolodge (traditional eco-lodge and you will sleep on the floor with sharing toilet and bath)




OBSERVATORY – MARAGHEH


Day 38 - (ZANJAN)Royal Fire




TAKHT-E SOLEYMAN – TAKAB


Our accommodation is very close to Takht-e Soleyman and after breakfast, we start our visiting. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and includes the principal Zoroastrian sanctuary partly rebuilt in the Ilkhanid (Mongol) period (13th century) as well as a temple of the Sasanian period (6th and 7th centuries) which was dedicated to Anahita. The ensemble of Takht-e Soleyman is an exceptional testimony of the continuation of cult related to fire and water over a period of two and half millennia. Then we head to Zanjan to have lunch at Khatoon restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the Salt men museum. It’s an old house with 2 floors that became a museum and one of the oldest full-body prince of ancient times of Iran is kept in this museum. Then we walk to Rakhtshooy Khaneh Edifice to visit the old amazing and unique way of laundry system in Iran.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Kūh-e Zendān-e Soleymān
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Breakfast: Takht-e Soleyman ecolodge
Lunch: Khatoon restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in Zanjan
Midday Catering: Cookie of Zanjan (Nan Shasti) + tea or coffee
Dinner & overnight: Dadaman traditional hotel, the best hotel in Zanjan




RAKHTSHOOY KHANEH – ZANJAN


Day 39 - (QAZVIN)The Great Dome




DOME OF SOLTANIYEH – ZANJAN


We leave Zanjan at 8 am to the Dome of Soltaniyeh (UNESCO World Heritage Sites), the biggest brick dome in the world and the Mausoleum of Ilkhan Oljaytu. This place used to be the center of an old city with the name of Soltanieh even before the time of Zanjan exististance. We drive 1.5 hours to Qazvin to have lunch and visit some attractions. In the time of Safavid era, this city used to be their capital for a while. We start our tour by visiting Aminiha Hosseiniyeh which is an old house and devoted to religious ceremonies. The Jameh mosque of Qazvin is the heart of the city and also the border between the old and new parts of the city. In the evening we go to walk in the old bazaar and visit Sa’d al-Saltaneh seray. Tonight we will have our last supper in a Qazvini house.
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If we had enough time to visit we can:
Dragon temple (Dashkasan)
Takestan
Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum
Chehel Sotoun Palace
Qazvin Gateway
Ali Qapu Gate
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Breakfast: Dadaman traditional hotel
Lunch: Behroozi house restaurant, or one of the best restaurants in Qazvin
Midday Catering: Baqlava of Qazvin + tea or coffee
Dinner: Qazvini house, or one of the best restaurants in Qazvin
Overnight: Iranian hotel, the best hotel in Qazvin




BAZAAR – QAZVIN


Day 40 - (IKA)See You Later Iran

We drive to IKA for your departure to fly back with comfort. We hope you enjoy one of the best journey of your life.




IKA – TEHRAN


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