Combination of History and Persian Gulf beauty in 12 days

On this fascinating journey, besides the cultural treasures and many impressive historical sights, you will get to know another side of Iran, “Persian Gulf” and Qeshm island. You will be amazed by the beauty of nature and architecture at the same time. So, if you like the sun and the sea, it’s a perfectly designed tour for you.

Highlight: The combination of culture, history and Persian Gulf eye-catching 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

    12 Days Trip

  • Start

    Tehran, Iran

  • End

    Qeshm, 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

    Teheran- Kashan-Isfahan-Shiraz-Kazeroun-Bushehr-Borazjan-Asaluyeh-Qeshm-Hormoz-Laft

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 jewlery. 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 – Kashan

In the morning you leave for Kashan, a delightful oasis city in Isfahan province. Your Kashan city tour begins with Fin Garden, Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam (bath) (UNESCO). Your lunch is served at Manouchehri House. You drive pleasure from their syrups as drinks and Kashan traditional desserts after the main course. Soon after having lunch, you leave for Isfahan and 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.

Day 3 – Isfahan

Isfahan city tour includes a few International UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Naqsh-e Jahan Square such as Imam Mosque, Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapou Palace. You have leisure time at Isfahan Bazaar as well. Soon after having lunch, you visit Vank Church in Jolfa neighborhood. The name “Vank” derives from Armenian word “monastery”. Due to its outstanding interior, Vank Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Isfahan. This exciting day ends up having tasty dinner in traditional restaurant.

Day 4 – Shiraz

You check out the hotel and leave for Shiraz. Shortly after arrival, you have lunch at a majestic restaurant and also get relaxed. Your urban tourism commences thereafter checking in at hotel. It consists of the UNESCO world heritage sites: Hafezieh, Naranjestan Garden, and Eram Garden. Hafezie is a memorial structure erected in the northern edge of Shiraz, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez.  Narenjestan or Qavam Garden of Shiraz dates back to Qajar era and the Eram Garden is one of the nine Persian gardens, registered on UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your dinner is dished up at wonderful Shahpouri house and its beautiful garden.

Day 5 – Shiraz

Following yesterday Shiraz tour, you go sightseeing in Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and Persepolis. The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, is a the most beautiful mosque in Iran. Soon after, you leave for Persepolis, the world cultural heritage(UNESCO) besides the other remains of Achaemenid dynasty from 2500 years ago in Necropolis. You go shopping and visit Vakil Bazaar shortly after having appetizing lunch. Then you get back to hotel and rest before serving dinner.

Day 6 – Boushehr

Today you are headed for Boushehr Province, which is in the south of the country, with a long coastline onto the Persian Gulf.. Your sightseeing includes Gor Old City and Ardeshir Palace in Firouzabad County. The original ancient city of Gor, dating back to the Achaemenid period, was destroyed by Alexander the Great. The Palace of Ardashir Pāpakan is a castle located on the slopes of the mountain on which Dezh Dokhtar is situated. Then you leave for Kazeroun and your lunch is served there. After taking a short break, you visit Bishapur ancient city, Chogan Canyon, Shapur cave and Anahita Temple. This wonderful day ends up checking in at a 3-star hotel.

Day 7 – Borazjan

In the early morning you set off for Borazjan City in Boushehr Province. You visit Charkhab Palace and Bardak Siah Palace not long after arrival. The Charkhab Palace is an ancient monument from Achaemenid period. Bardak Siah Palace is the name of the site of an ancient Achaemenid Persian palace. Then you return to Boushehr and your sightseeing goes on with Malek Edifice, Dehdashti Edifice, and Boushehr Bazaar. Your dinner is dished up at a traditional restaurant, beside the river with an astonishing view of sunset.

Day 8 – Asaluyeh

On this day you depart for Asaluyeh City and visit jashak salt dome and Siraf Ancient Graveyard as well. Jashak Salt Dome is among the most beautiful and typical of Iran salt domes. Siraf, also known as Taheri Port, was a legendary ancient port during the Sassanid era, which is located on the north coast of the Persian Gulf. You check in at a 4-Star hotel thereafter having Persian cuisines.

Day 9 – Qeshm

In the early morning you leave for Qeshm, the largest island in the Persian Gulf. On the way you go on a short trip to Bandar Lengeh, which is  a harbor city and capital of Bandar Lengeh County. Your lunch is prepared at Fekri Traditional House, which is the mansion with tall and beautiful wind catcher. Soon after getting to Qeshm, you check in at a traditional hotel, rest, and have tasty dinner.

Day 10 – Qeshm

Qeshm city tour begins with Cahkouh Canyon and continues with Hara Jungle.  Chahkooh Canyon is the Great Canyon of the Middle-East. The surreal shapes of the colossal rocks of the canyon are the result of erosion by rain and wind. Hara forests of Qeshm are the mangrove forests on the southern coast of Iran. As soon as having lunch and a short break, you visit Khorbas Cave and Stars Valley. There are many mysterious shapes and figures both in and out of Khorbas cave. Stras Valley is considered as unique geological phenomenon of Iran and the world as well.

Day 11 – Hormuz Island – Laft

Today after having breakfast, you visit Hormuz Island, which is also known as a magical rainbow colored gem. It is your lunch time with wide range of choices at a traditional restaurant then you have free time. After this break, you visit Laft, a small and beautiful village with Green tropical trees and long palms as well as different kinds of wind catchers in different sizes. There you can enjoy the architectural attractions and beautiful Sunset view. Your fascinating day finishes with traditional dinner in Qeshm Island.

Day 12 – Qeshm

On last day of this amazing journey, you check out the hotel and depart for Qeshm airport for your international departure.

According to your International flight time, you can fly back to Tehran and stay one extra night in Tehran (Price of overnight in Tehran and domestic flight from Qeshm to Tehran are not included in the package)

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