Unearthing Hyrcanian Forests, Mysticism And Music Of Ancient Perisa In 15 Days

Are you following the steps of Marco polo along the Silk road? In this tour you
have a chance to sleep in the heart of the Hyrcanian forest in Caspian coast and
be delighted with traditional dance and music of ancient Khorasan region along
with the treasure of Persia in classic rout, all in one package. Khorasan means
“where the sun rise” a fitting name, as this region is located at the northeastern tip
of Iran, where the sun is seen earlier to the country every day. It is the second
desert province of Iran and is also one of the biggest centers of producing
“Saffron”. Here you will find ancient buildings and artefacts from various empires
and the monuments of the famous Sufis and Mystics of Iran. So get ready for the
most fascinating and inspiring journey of Persia.

  • Duration

    15 Days Trip

  • Start

    Tehran, Iran

  • End

    Kashan, Iran

  • Group Size

    Minimum 3 pax – Maximum 22 pax

  • Ages

    15 to 80 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-Savadkooh- Sari-Shahroud-Damghan-Neyshabour-Mashhad-Torbat-e-jam-Khaf-

Soon after arrival at IKIA, you are welcomed in CIP Lounge. Then you are transferred to a 5-Star hotel in Tehran and rest.

Day 1 – Tehran

After having your 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. This memorable day ends with a buffet dinner and glorious weather in Darband area. At last but not least, you get back to the hotel.

Day 2 – SavadKooh

In the early morning, you leave Tehran for Lafour Lake in Savadkouh county in Mazandaran Province. Soon after arrival and checking in Lafour IGopersia exclusive jangle camp, your self-service lunch is served, which is prepared by our professional chef, so you could taste plenty of food in marvelous ambience. then you have leisure pursuits such as walking through the jungle, playing group games, enjoying the spectacular landscape of lake and jungle.

Day 3 – Sari ( Badab-e Surt) -Shahroud

On third day after having breakfast, you have a two-hour drive to Badab-e Soort lake in the south of Sari city. After visiting this natural site and having lunch, you leave to Damghan and visit Tarik Khaneh Mosque, which is a Sassanidera monument. You go to Shahroud later and check in at 4-star hotel, have dinner and rest overnight.

Day 4 – Nishapur and Mashhad

Soon after checking out the hotel, you go sightseeing in Bastam and Kharaghan village. Bayazid Bastami an early Muslim mystic and Sufi known as “King of Gnostics” and tomb of Abu al hassan Kharaqani one of the mater Sufis of Iran. Then you leave to Nishapur and have lunch in Sabzevar County. In the afternoon, Nishapur city tour begins with Khayyam and Attar mausoleums. Khayyam was the famous Iranian poet, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. Attar was one of the most famous mystic poets of Iran as well. After having dinner, you depart for Mashhad and check in at 5-star hotel there.

Day 5 – Mashhad

In the early morning you set off for Mashhad tour. At first, you visit Imam Reza Shrine (UNESCO). Then you go to Ferdousi mausoleum and Haronie. Ferdowsi, the influential Persian poet and author of the Persian epic, Shahnameh died in Mashhad. Haroniyeh mansion is the oldest monument next to Ferdousi mausoleum. It is shopping and leisure time after having lunch. Last but not least, you go back to hotel and have dinner.

Day 6 – Khaf and Nashtifan

Soon after breakfast, you leave for Torbat-e- Jam, an ancient city in Mashhad, and visit Sheikh Ahmad Jam mausoleum. He was a Persian Sufi, Sufi writer, mystic and poet. Then you go sightseeing in Khaf ancient village and have lunch in Ghiyasiye traditional guesthouse. Then you visit Nashtifan Windmill, which is a valuable monument in terms of architecture, ahead of having dinner and pleasure of traditional music and dance.

Day 7 – Tabas

Today starts with Gonabad city tour, which is mostly well-known because of the
Gonabadi Dervishes and for its Qantas. You visit bidokht Village there as well. After having lunch, you leave for Tabas, a desert city with lots of date and citrus trees, and check in Nakhl and Narges traditional guest house. You enjoy their delectable local cuisine for dinner.

Day 8 – Tabas and Azmighan

Following yesterday Tabas tour, you go to Azmighan, deyhuk, Korit ancient Villages and Kal Jenni Canyon and Golshan garden. Azmighan Village is a marvel of nature and a unique tourist attraction of Tabas. Kal Jenny Canyon has been shaped by water movement and erosion throughout centuries. One of the unique features of Kal-e Jenni is a series of man-made chambers carved into slopes. Your appetizing meals are served at a local restaurant Setareh Halvan.

Day 9 – Kharanagh and Yazd

Today you leave Tabas for Yazd and visit Kharanagh Village, which includes many historical tourist attractions such as Kharanagh Castle, Menar Jonban, and Kharanagh Caravanserai.Your lunch is served at Kharanagh Caravanserai. Then you have a two-hour drive to Chak Chak temple, one of the famous places in Zoroastrian pilgrimage in the mountain. Finally, you check in a 4-star traditional hotel and enjoy their decent meal.

Day 10 – Yazd

Your tenth day begins with urban tourism of Zoroastrian dakhmeh (Tower of silence) and Fire Temple. After having lunch and taking a break, your city tour continues with Amir Chakhmaq complex, Jame Mosque, the 12th-century monument which is still in use today, and Shabe Zaman Zurkhane. The traditional Iranian gym is named Zurkhaneh, which has the circled pit in a center for exercising. As soon as returning to hotel, you have dinner and rest.

Day 11 – Shiraz

On this day, you go sightseeing in Dowlat Abad Garden, Mazari neighborhood, and Henna Mill. Dowlat Abad Garden is the architectural jewel of Yazd (UNESCO). Henna grinding is a 700-year-old profession still practiced in traditional bazaar. Soon after having lunch and checking out the hotel, you depart for Shiraz, check in at hotel, and have dinner.

Day 12 – Shiraz – Persepolis

In the morning, you leave hotel for Persepolis (UNESCO). Legendary city of Persepolis, is the former capital of Darius the Great. You have lunch afterwards and visit Narenjestan or Qavam Garden, Hafiz Mausoleum, Eram Garden, and Vakil Bazaar. You have free time for shopping as well. Your dinner is dished up at wonderful Shahpouri house and its beautiful garden.

Day 13 – Isfahan

After checking out the hotel and visiting Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque (Pink mosque) with its magical rainbow lights in early morning, you leave for Isfahan. Prior to having lunch at a restaurant with cozy ambience, you visit Sio-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 and checking in at hotel.

Day 14 – Isfahan

This day continues with Isfahan city tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Imam Mosque, Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapou Palace, which are situated in
Naghsh-e-Jahan (Image of the world) Square. After having lunch, you visit Vank Cathedral in jolfa neighborhood (The Armenian quarter of Isfahan). It is your leisure time at Isfahan Bazaar. Then you go back to hotel and have dinner.

Day 15 – Kashan and Departure

Last day begins with departing for Kashan and its old village, Abiyaneh. You have lunch at Manouchehri traditional House in Kashan afterwards Abyaneh sightseeing. Then you visit Fin Garden, Boroujerdiha House, Kashan Bazaar, and
Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam (UNESCO). Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam is a 500yera old and a superb example of an Iranian bathhouse. Eventually, your dinner is served and you leave to IKIA for international departure.

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