From Ancient Cities to The Heart of Desert in 16 Days (Luxury Full Board Tour)

October 11, 2019
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  • 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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16 Days
Tehran IKA Airport
Min Age : 12
Max People : 8

In our 16-Day Iran Tour, the west and southwest to the center cities have been covered to see the most famous places in these cities in only 16 Days. We also added a desert expedition to this tour to enjoy the silence and sky night of the desert as well.

Ancient Cities

We are going to visit Hamedan(Ecbatana) one of the political capital of Iran in Medes period, Kermanshah the land of history and myths, and Khorramabad a city of untouched beautiful nature.

Then, Dezful the bridge to the fortress back in the Sassanian era, Shush(Susa) the capital of the First Persian Empire and one of the most important cities of the Ancient Near East, Shushtar with 10,000 years historical value, and Izeh are listed to visit.

Our journey continues to Isfahan the city of architecture, Persepolis one of the Achaemenid capitals, Shiraz the city of literary, culture and gardens. We will visit Abarkooh with its old cypress tree which was planted by Zoroaster, Mesr Desert the fortune of losing a camel, and Kashan a city with more than 7,500 years of urbanization.  At the end of this journey, we have 2 days of Tehran Tour.

Mesr Desert Expedition

Exploring Mesr desert nowadays is the result of a 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.

And now it’s our turn to explore Mesr desert in this tour.

Best Hotels

In this tour, we have selected one of the best luxury hotels in each city. To be specific, the only 3-star hotels are in Dezful, Shushtar, Abarkooh, and a 4-star hotel in Yazd, which are the best hotels 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 any restaurant, the restaurants 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 luxury cafes in some cities.

We are going to serve:

  • Hamedan special sweets called “Shirmal”,
  • Kermanshah “Nan-Berenji” and “Kaak”,
  • Khorramabad Saji bread with cheese and Walnut bread,
  • Dezful special cookies, buffalo cream & buffalo ice cream
  • Dates from 6,000 years old trees in Susa,
  • “Zardak(a yellow carrot)” and local dairy from Shushtar,
  • “Gaz” from Isfahan
  • Herbal distillates and “Falude” from Shiraz
  • Yazd special cake from Yazd,
  • Rosewater from Kashan,
  • Sohan from Qom.

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, without wasting time in the airport insurance queue and with no worry.

Piranoos insurance program is free of charge for Piranoos travelers.

Tour Details

Let us show you different cities of the west and southwest to the center of Iran plus a desert safari in only 16 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 have no worries and 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 Transportation During your Journey
  • All Meals During the Journey
  • 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
  • Museums and All Attractions Entrance Fees

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 the group can make a decision upon the list.

We do our best to make you feel at ease and enjoy catering services. Healthy and delicious foods will serve 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 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 based on the group preferences.


Day 1Arrival-Free Extra Tehran Tour

We will greet you at IKA airport and start our plan at 09:00 am.
We will
– visit Sa’dabad Palace
– have lunch at Lux Talaei
– Tajrish Bazaar
– visit Iranian Art Museum Garden
– rest at Tea garden cafe for midday catering
– have dinner at Alighapoo Restaurant with traditional music during the catering(the music depends on the date of implementation.
– rest at the Novotel Hotel, a five-star hotel in front of the airport.

In the case of unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit some of the following places, bases on the group preferences:
Niavaran Park
Music Museum

Lunch at: Lux Talaei Restaurant
Dinner at: Alighapoo Restaurant
Overnight at: Novotel Hotel

– 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 reserve 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 arrived later than 09:00 am, we would transfer you from IKA airport to join the other group member free of charge.

Sa’d Abad Palace – Tehran

Day 2Hamadan Tour

In the morning, we must leave Novotel hotel at 8:30. It takes about four hours to reach Hamedan, the capital city of Hamedan province.
At first, we visit The Cultural Heritage and Tourism Base of Hegmataneh and have lunch at Parsian Hotel‘s Restaurant.
Then, we visit Tomb of Esther and Mordechai.
Afterward, we plan to visit The Mausoleum of Avicenna.

We can replace some of these places in the case of closure of a place or having more time :
Hamam-e Qal’eh Museum of Anthropology
The Mausoleum of Baba Taher and the pottery shop
Ganj Nameh inscription and the waterfall
Ali Sadr Cave

We have to leave the city at about 18:00 to Kermanshah. Being 3 hours on the way has the worth to see the beauty of our hotel famed as Shah Abbasi Caravansarai(Safavid Caravanserai), which you can search it on google map with the name of Safavid Caravanserai, near Bisotun. We can also walk around Bisotun before night sleep.

Breakfast at: Novotel Hotel
Lunch at: Parsian Hotel’s Restaurant
Midday Catering: Shirmaal, a Hamedan traditional sweet, with tea
Dinner and Overnight at: Shah Abbasi Caravanserai (also named as Laleh hotel )

The Mausoleum of Avicenna – Hamedan

Day 3Kermanshah Tour

In order to see more, we need to have breakfast at our precious Shah Abbasi carvanserai sooner, so we can visit Bisotun Historical and Cultural Complex, which is a World Heritage Site, in the daylight then we go toward city of Kermanshah to visit Tagh-e-Bostan. After that, we will have rib (Dande Kebab) at Heidari Barbecue Restaurant. We are going to visit Tekyeh Biglar Beigi and Zagros Paleolithic Museum, and Quri Qaleh Cave afterward. Sarab-e-Niloofar is on the way to our hotel, so we can see it on the way reaching the hotel.
we have dinner and stay at Laleh hotel.

In the case of facing unexpected problem, we can replace some of these places to visit instead:
Tekyeh Moaven-ol-Molk
Shafei Jameh Mosque

Breakfast at: Shah Abbasi Carvanserai
Lunch at: Heidari Restaurant
Midday Catering: Naan Berenji/ Kaak/Konjed Asali +tea
Dinner at: Shayli Restaurant
Overnight at: Shah Abbasi Caravanserai (Laleh hotel )

Taq-Bostan -Kermanshah

Day 4Khorramabad

Today we are going to leave the hotel at about 8:30 to Khorramabad. It lasts 3 hours to get there, so we can visit Falakolaflak Citadel before lunch.
In the condition that we have time, we can visit Gerdab-e-Sangi, but the main plan is to have our midday meal on the roof of Khorramabad. Afterward, we need to leave Khorramabad to Dezful. The estimated time to reach Dezful is about 3 hours, thus we can have dinner in a traditional restaurant in Dezful named as Shovadoon Restaurant. Although our hotel is a 3-star one, it is actually the best place to rest and overnight stay in the area.

Breakfast at: Shah Abbasi carvanserai
Lunch at: Hami Restaurant
Midday Catering: Saji bread with cheese and tea
Dinner at: Shovadoon Restaurant
Overnight at:Jahangardi hotel in Dezful

Falak-ol-Aflak Citadel – Khorramabad

Day 5Dezful-Susa Tour

To reveal the history of ancient cities, we start visiting some places in Dezful then we head to Susa, and Shushtar.
Dezful Traditional Bazaar and Tiznoo House are the places we visit in Dezful. In the case of closure of a place, we can replace whether The Tomb of Sultan Ali Siah Poosh or Soozangar’s house.
After lunch, we have to leave Dezful to Susa. It only takes one hour to get there. We need to see the fantastic Susa Castle, Susa Museum and Susa Apada Palace. If we faced any problem like unexpectedly closure of a place we can replace Tomb of Daniel instead. In the evening, you can help yourself with the midday meal.
At about 19:00, we continue our trip to Shushtar. It only takes one hour to see our undescribable hotel named as Tabib-e-Shushtar.

Breakfast at: Jahangardi Hotel
Lunch at: whether Delnavazan or Shovadan Restaurant
Midday Catering: tea and dates from 6000-year-old trees
Dinner at: Mostofi Restaurant
Overnight at: Tabib-e-Shooshtar Hotel

Susa Castle

Day 6Shushtar Tour

Meanwhile having breakfast at Tabib-e-Shushtar hotel, you can enjoy the scenes of the hotel in the morning. For the beginning of the day, we visit Shushtar Historical Hydro Structure Base and Shushtar Waterfalls. Then we drive to Choghazanbil Ziggurat which the history behind is beyond your imagination. For visiting that, we must spend 5 hours to visit and return to Shushtar.
Fortunately, Mostofi Museum is close enough to visit after lunch. Later on the day, we can see Marashi Historical House and then we rest in Moghadam Traditional Cafe.
We are going to have our delicious traditional dinner in our perfect Tabib-e-Shooshtar hotel.

In the case of unannounced closure of a place or having more time we can visit:
Shushtar Bazaar
Salasal Castle
Haft Tappeh ( Seven Hills)

Breakfast at: Tabib-e-Shushtar hotel (you can taste special dairies of the region)
Lunch at: Mostofi Restaurant
Midday Catering: Zardak, yellow carrots
Dinner and Overnight at: Tabib-e-Shooshtar Hotel

Chogha Zanbil

Day 7Izeh-Isfahan

After having breakfast at the hotel, we should spend 3 hours to reach Barangard. To reach this place, we drive on the lands that have oil underneath so the gas of these oils is coming up and people in the city burn it up in some places. Thus, it is like a fire is coming up from the land without any reason.
Passing by these lands, We drive to Barangard to meet the meat! The sideroad street foods here, make “Kebab of the Lambs”. Barangard is so famous for its lambs because they have very tasty meat, the best meat in Iran. That is why we have our lunch here, sooner than usual. Barangard is approximately 30 min far from Izeh.
After eating lunch, we head to Izeh to visit Kul-e-Farah lithograph. Then, we pass through a beautiful road along Dehdez, Karun Dam, Shahrekourd which is the roof of Iran, and we reach Isfahan after 5:30 hours. So, we can eat a special cookie and Halva on the way. It would be around 21:00 in the night and we need to check-in at Abbasi hotel and have dinner there.

In the case of closure of a place or have more time we can visit:
Dehdez or Oshkurt Salman Lithograph in Izeh.
We can also manage to visit Khaju Bridge in the night in Isfahan

Breakfast at: Tabib-e-Shushtar Hotel
Lunch at: Barangard sideroad food
Midday Catering: Gaz of Isfahan
Dinner and overnight at: Abbasi Hotel

Day 8Isfahan Tour

Today, our first destination is Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, in which we can see magnificent architectures, colorful and large mosques of the Safavid era, and Isfahan Bazaar.
Heading to this square bring us the opportunity to see Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah 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.
Lately, it is time to taste Isfahan traditional food which is Beryani. The main and famous Beryani restaurant is always too crowded to have lunch with comfort. So, in the case of full occupancy, we can choose another one which has almost the same quality.
Later on the day, we might have time to see Vank Cathedral.
we are going to rest about an hour and a half in Hamdam-o-saltaneh Traditional House Cafe then we visit Sio-Se Pol before dinner and night stay.

In the case of closure of a place or having more time, here are the other choices to visit:
Chehel Sotoun
Hasht Behesht
Menar Jonban
Chahar Bagh school

Breakfast at: Abbasi Hotel
Lunch at: Haj Mahmood Beryani Restaurant or Azam Beryani Restaurant
Midday Catering: Hamdam-o-saltaneh Traditional House Cafe
Dinner at: Abbasi Hotel or Toranj Restaurant
Overnight at: Abbasi Hotel

Ali-Qapu – Isfahan

Day 9Persepolis

These upcoming destinations have the most famous sightseeing in the world and are named as a World Heritage Site. To visit these places, we leave Isfahan behind and must be on the way for about 5 hours to arrive Persepolis. Firstly, We are going to have lunch and rest in Lane Tavoos Restaurant then we will visit Takht-e-Jamshid till 17:00.
We are only 60 km far from the colorful Shiraz, so we can visit Hafeziyeh before having dinner in a luxury place, in which everything has been designed for making the beauty of it twice. Then, we will rest at Zandiyeh Hotel, a traditional-luxury-five star hotel.

In the case of having more time we may visit Jahan nama Garden right after Hafeziyeh.

Breakfast at: Abbasi Hotel
Lunch at: Lane Tavoos Restaurant
Dinner at: Haft Khan Restaurant
Overnight at: Zandiyeh Hotel


Day 10Shiraz Tour

On our Shiraz tour, we choose the most beautiful and high-rated attractions to visit. We start with Vakil Complex which contains Vakil Bazaar , Vakil Mosque, and Vakil Bathhouse. It is better to visit Eram Garden before lunch so we can have lunch in Shater Abbas Restaurant. 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 to enjoy the most while having dinner.

In the case of unexpected closure of a place or having more time we can visit some of these places base on the group preferences:
Zinat Al-Molk House(Iranian Madame Tussauds)
Nasir-ol-molk Mosque

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

Hafeziyeh – Shiraz

Day 11Abarkooh

Continuing our overland Journey, we head to Abarkooh from Shiraz. After 4 hours, we check-in to Aghazadeh House and have lunch there. We need to visit Solat Historical House, Abarkooh Icehouse. We have dinner and rest at our great residence afterward.

In the case of facing problem to visit a place or having more time we can visit:
Badaf Castle

Breakfast at: Zandiyeh Hotel
Lunch at: Aghazadeh hotel
Midday Catering: Baklava + tea
Dinner and overnight at: Aghazadeh House

Aghazadeh House – Abarkooh

Day 12Mesr Desert

After having early breakfast, we need to see Abarkooh Ancient Cypress Tree at 8:30 am and leave Abarkooh at 09:00 am behind.
Reaching Khur takes almost 6 hours from Abarkooh. In the case of having more time, we can manage to visit Bayazeh Castle on the way to reach Khur. We are going to have a late lunch at our residence and rest.
After lunch, We enjoy the purity of the environment and wait for the right moment to watch the breathtaking sunset and then the starlights.

Breakfast at: Aghazadeh House
Lunch at: Barandaz Residence
Midday Catering: Baklava + tea
Dinner and Overnight at: Barandaz Residence

Day 13Kharanaq

In the morning we experience the joy of playing on the sand dunes. Then, we are going to have lunch in Ardakan and drive to see the ancient city of Kharanaq. It surely depends on what exactly the group preferences are and what pleases the group the most. So, in the case of have time we can manage to visit Zorastrian Shrine in Chak Chak as well. Then, we drive to Yazd and have dinner to overnight at Daad hotel.

In the case of having more time, we drive to Fahadan, the old town, to explore what it has in the heart. There are lots of places to visit such as the prison, historic houses, art houses, and great coffee shops to rest and help ourselves. Lastly, we have dinner and rest at the hotel.

Breakfast at: Barandaz Residence
Lunch at: Shah Abbasi Restaurant
Midday Catering: Cake-e-Yazdi
Dinner and overnight at: Dad hotel


Day 14Kashan

We continue our overland journey to Kashan. It takes almost 4 hours. We visit Fin Garden(Bagh-e-Fin) and rosewater tools before any other place. After lunch, we visit Nushabad, the underground city that recently has found near Kashan.
If we had enough time to visit we can choose from these options:
some of the old Houses (such as Abbasi’s or Borojerdi’s House )
Sharbatkhane Amin-o-Doleh

Breakfast at: Dad Hotel
Lunch at: Morshedi House Cafe’ & Restaurant
Midday Catering: special distillates made from mint, rose, and etc
Dinner and overnight at: Saray-e-Ameriha Hotel


Day 15Tehran

We start our plan at 8:30. Kashan to Tehran takes approximately 4 hours. So, we drive directly to Nayeb restaurant. After lunch, we visit Cinema Museum of Iran. Then, we are going to walk and rest for a while in Abo Atash park and see the beauty of Tabiat bridge. We will have dinner in Rahe Chubi restaurant. You will be amazed by its great environment.

In the case of closure of a place or have more time we can visit:
Niavaran Palace
Jahan Nama Museum
Iran mall

Breakfast at: Saray-e-Ameriha hotel
Lunch at: Rad Restaurant
Midday Catering: Sohan from Qom
Dinner at: Rahe Chubi restaurant
Overnight at: Espinas Palace hotel

Day 16Tehran Tour

We start our tour at 8:30 and we drive to Golestan Palace. Afterward, we visit Tehran Grand Bazaar and walk to Vakil-ol-Tojjar to have lunch there. You will have 2 hours for individual shopping. Later on the day, we rest in a great coffee shop and at 19:00 we drive to IKA airport for your departure to fly back with comfort. We hope you enjoy one the best journey of your life.

In the case of an unexpected closure of a place or have more time we can visit:
The National Museum of Iran
Reza Abbasi Museum
Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran.

Breakfast at: Espinas Palace hotel
Lunch at: a famous traditional restaurant named as Vakil-Ol-Tojjar

Your flight must be after 22:00 pm. But, in the case of an early departure, we transfer you to IKA airport base on your flight time. On the other hand, If you could book a late flight that you needed to rest in a hotel till the departure time, you can contact us to reserve the Novotel hotel for you. This half charge accommodation would cost 24 Euro for 1-6 hours per person (breakfast included).

Golestan Palace – Tehran