Treasure of Persia and Kandovan Cave village in 11 Day

Whether or not you have strong passion for heaven under your feet, it is never too late to become a nature wanderer. We have come up with an amazing suggestion for you to get involve in treasure of Persia by the most convenient package for those who are keen on experiencing the cultural and natural tour in 11 days with various facilities. You could explore not only naturalistic and historical attractions but also cultural and architectural sights in Qazvin, Tehran, Isfahan, Zanjan, Kashan, and Jolfa. Kandovan, the cave village, is well worth a visit and put up a night in houses, which are carved inside a rock in the world’s last cave village during your life.

Highlight: Ayghar Nomadic Eco-Camp, in the magical hillside in Meshginshar, west of Azerbaijan, is combination of traditional and modern architecture. Accommodation is in Bungalows, which is supplied with all facilities. You can enjoy Folklore live music and dance in pleasant climate and green fabulous nature.

Note: In a typical guesthouse’s room, normally there are furniture such as carpet or rug, matts, pillows, electric heater, ceiling fan (sometimes splits and chillers) and sharing oriental WC and bathroom. The typical system of sleeping and bedding is surface-sleeping (floor sleeping). We serve you mat, pillow and blanket for each person (You can have your own sleeping bag too). So, you have the opportunity to experience homemade food and feel the real life style of the locals.

  • Duration

    11 Days Trip

  • Start

    Tehran, Iran

  • End

    Kashan, Iran

  • Group Size

    Minimum 3 pax – Maximum 22 pax

  • Ages

    15 to 85 years’ old

  • Included Meals

    Full Board

  • Accommodation Guesthouse

    3, 4 And 5 Star Hotels

  • Transport

    VIP Bus

  • Trip Notes
    • If our tours has no sufficient passengers it will be cancelled.
  • Includes
    • Visa reference code (Visa fee is not included)
    • Travel Insurance
    • CIP arrival in IKIA
    • VIP bus transfer with internet (WiFi)
    • Professional tour guide (English, German, French, Spanish and Italian)
    • All entrances mentioned in the itinerary
    • headset and tour guide microphone
    • Full board (buffet meal with variety of Persian cuisine include vegetarian food, Fresh fruits, Nuts, traditional Persian sweets, tea, café, Fresh juice and mineral water)
  • Not included

    International flights and Visa Fee, and personal expenses (Laundry, phone calls…)

  • Route

    Tehran-Qazvin-Zanjan-Ardebil-Meshginshahr- Kandovan-Jolfa-Tabriz-Shiraz-Isfahan-Kashan

Arrival at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) in Tehran, the most modern and capital city of Iran. Your guides greet you, an appetizing dinner is served to you in CIP hall. Then they transfer you by a comfortable VIP bus to 5-star Persian Azadi Hotel (or similar) for immediate accommodation.

Day 1 – Tehran

After having your self-service breakfast with a wide range of choices, Tehran sightseeing tour starts. It begins with the National Museum of Iran(UNESCO). Next, it is time to visit the Golestan Palace, which is the former royal Qajar complex. Then you enjoy the delicious Persian cuisines at a traditional restaurant. Your afternoon commences with city tour to the Iranian National Jewels Museum and Tajrish Bazaar. Tajrish Bazaar is the most colorful and untouched bazaar filled with people, food, and jewelry. This memorable day ends with a buffet dinner and glorious weather in Darband area. Last but not least, you get back to the hotel.

Day 2 – Ghazvin

On second day you check out the hotel and leave for Qazvin.  Qazvin was a medieval capital of the Safavid dynasty for over forty years. Your sightseeing begins with Sa’ad-al Saltaneh Caravanserai, which is built during the Qajar era. It continues with Aminiha Hosseiniyeh and Canton Church. Aminiha Hosseiniyeh is a historic hosseiniyeh in the Akhund (Molavi) neighborhood. After having lunch, you depart for Zanjan, which is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities, and check in at a Great hotel.

Day 3 – Zanjan

In the early morning, you leave for Takht-e Soleyman (Solomon’s Throne), which is an Iranian archaeological site. You have lunch thereafter visiting this glorious site which is surrounded by an amazing lake. After this short break, Zanjan city tour commences: Rakhshoor Khaneh, Zolfaghari Mansion, and Zanjan Bazaar. Rakhtshour Khane was a laundry in old days of Iran, place where people could easily gather to exchange opinions in addition to washing clothes.

Day 4 – Ardebil

Today you set out for Ardabil. Its sightseeing is made up of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Tomb and Jame Mosque (UNESCO). The Sheikh Safi al-Din is an artistic and architectural masterpiece and an outstanding representation of the fundamental principles of Sufism. Your lunch is served at a traditional restaurant, and soon afterwards you leave for Meshgin Shahr. After arrival, you check in at Ayghar Eco-Camp, which is a nomadic and classical residence at the hillside of Sabalan Mountain. It is optional to enjoy Hydrotherapy Complex. Your dinner is dished up along with live Ashiq Music.

Day 5 – Meshginshahr

Today starts with visiting Meshginshahr suspension bridge, which crosses the Khiav River. It is the Middle East’s largest suspension bridge with a height of 80 meters. It is departure time for Kandovan soon after having lunch at camp. Kandovan is a cave village in Sahand Rural District. Your accommodation is in Kandovan Laleh International Rocky Hotel, which is made of a set of unique and stunning architectural structures. Furthermore, you enjoy the delicacy of the local and international cuisine amidst the cool breeze of the mountains in the elegant restaurant of Kandovan Laleh Hotel.

Day 6 – Kandovan

In the early morning, you go sightseeing throughout Kandovan Village. Then you have lunch and a short break after visiting that extraordinary village. It is time to leave for Jolfa. You visit Saint Stepanos Monastery and Kordasht Complex there. The Saint Stepanos Monastery is an Armenian monastery, it is situated in a deep canyon. Kordasht collection includes 8 historic monuments such as big bath, edifice, small bath, Gharib mosque, forum, icehouse, a castle known as Abbas Mirza castle and a military garrison. After having lunch, you are headed for Tabriz and check in at a glorious hotel.

Day 7 – Tabriz

Today begins with Tabriz city tour. It includes Blue Mosque, Azarbaijan Museum, and Amir Nazem House. The Blue Mosque is a famous historic mosque in Tabriz. Azerbaijan Museum is the major archaeological and historical museum in Tabriz. The Amir Nezam House, or The Qajar Museum of Tabriz, is a historical building and one of the oldest quarters. After having lunch, you visit Tabiz carpet Bazaar and El-Golo Garden, which contains an artificial lake.

Day 8 – Shiraz

On eighth day, you fly to Shiraz. Soon after reaching, you visit Eram Garden, which is one of the nine Persian gardens, registered on UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the afternoon, you have lunch at a majestic restaurant and check in at a 5-star hotel. Your city tour is composed of Narenjestan or Qavam Garden, Hafezieh, and Saadieh. Qavam Garden of Shiraz dates back to Qajar era. Hafez and Saadi tombs have evolved with the world and reputations of their poetry. This exciting day ends up having tasty dinner in traditional restaurant.

Day 9 – Shiraz – Persepolis

On ninth day you leave for Persepolis, the world cultural heritage(UNESCO) besides the other remains of Achaemenes dynasty from 2500 years ago in Necropolis. Your sightseeing continues with Nasir-al Mulk Mosque. The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, is the most beautiful mosque in Iran. After having lunch, you go sightseeing in Vakil Bazaar. Vakil Bazaar is the main bazaar of Shiraz and is a trade hub for merchants selling spices, rugs, handmade copper pieces, antiques, Persian sweets and much more. You have free time for shopping as well. Your dinner is dished up at wonderful restaurant.

Day 10 – Isfahan

Today you depart for Isfahan, an ancient town and capital of Persia from 1598 to 1722. Shortly after having lunch, you visit Vank Church in Jolfa neighborhood and then check in at hotel and rest. In the evening, you visit Si-o-se-Pol and Khajoue Bridges (UNESCO). When it gets dark, the bridges are lightened with hundreds of lamps and beautifully reflected in river waters. This exciting day ends up having tasty dinner in traditional restaurant.

Day 11 – Kashan

Isfahan city tour includes a few International UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Imam Mosque, Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapou Palace. After lunch, you leave for Kashan, a delightful oasis city in Isfahan province. Kashan city tour is made up of Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam(bath), Boroujerdiha House(UNESCO), and Kashan ancient bazaar. Your dinner is dished up at Manouchehri House, which is a gold mine of traditional Persian architecture and craftsmanship. In addition, you drive pleasure from their syrups as drinks and Kashan traditional desserts after your dinner. Your memorable journey ends up in IKIA for departure.

According to your International flight time, we transfer you directly to IKIA airport for your International departure. You have the option to stay one extra night in Kashan or Tehran (Price of overnight is not included in the package)

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