Shiraz Bandar Abbas Qeshm Kerman Yazd Isfahan Abyaneh Tehran Masuleh Anzali
On this tour of Iran we explore the southern coast all the way to the northern coast in 16 days. Thus we visit all the important historical sites between the warm waters of the Persian Gulf and the fresh and cool waters of the Caspian Sea. On this amazing Iran tour we experience different climates of different cities around Iran. We start from the dry desert landscapes of Yazd, go to the rich marine life, beautiful forests and warm sun of the Persian Gulf and end up in the closed jungles and intense greenery along the coast of Caspian Sea. On this tour we visit these cities: Shiraz, Bandar Abbas, Qeshm, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Abyaneh, Tehran, Masuleh, Lahijan and Anzali.
Highlights: Zandieh Complex, Persian Gardens, tomb of Hafez, Nasir ol Molk Mosque, Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, Pasargadae, Qeshm Island, Nastional Geo-park, Stars Valley, Portuguese Castle, Hara Forests, Bandar Abbas city, Bam Citadel, Shazdeh (Prince) Garden, Rayen Castle, Ganjali Khan Complex, Yazd old district, Zour Khaneh, Dolat Abad Garden, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Meybod, Chak Chak, Historical Bridges, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Persian Bazaar, Jameh Mosque, Vank Cathedral, Chehel Sotoun, Abyaneh, Traditional houses, Fin Garden, Tepe Sialk, Bazaar, Tehran Museum, Sa'dabad Complex, Niavaran Palace, Masuleh, Roudkhan Castle, Lahijan, Gondola lift, Anzali Lagoon, Rural Heritage Museum
Day 1 Shiraz
We start our morning by taking a walk at the Zandieh Complex which comprises of Kharimkhani Citadel, Vakil Bazaar and Nasir ol Molk Mosque. We have a city tour of Shiraz in the afternoon and we stroll through Eram Garden and Jahan Nama Garden. Then we visit the tombs of two famous Persian poets; Hafez and Sa'di. At the end we go to the shrine of Ali'eb-e Hamzeh and then we visit the famous Quran Gate. We stay the night in Shiraz.
Highlights: Zandieh Complex, Persian Gardens, tomb of Hafez, Nasir ol Molk Mosque.
Day 2 Bandar Abbas
We go on an excursion to Persepolis; an ancient city which used to be the Persian Empire at one time. Then we go to Pasargadae, where the tomb and palace of Cyrus the Great is located. After that we visit Naqsh-e Rostam, an ancient Necropolis, and Naqsh-e Rajab. We have a flight to Bandar Abbas at night and we stay the night there.
Highlights: Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, Pasargadae
Day 3 Qeshm
We ride a ferry to Qeshm Island. We have a full-day tour of this beautiful island. We stroll through the National Geo-park, the Stars Valley and many other interesting places.
Highlights: Qeshm Island, Nastional Geo-park, Stars Valley
Day 4 Qeshm
On this day you can chose between two excursions.
Our first option is an excursion to the Hormoz Island where we visit the Portuguese Castle and wander in the Hara Forests.
Highlights: Portuguese Castle, Hara Forests
Our second option is an excursion to the Hengam Island. We enjoy the wonderful nature and see gazelles, crocodiles and Dolphins.
Highlights: Gazelles, Crocodiles, Dolphins
We stay the night in Qeshm.
Day 5 Kerman
We have a 500 km drive to Kerman. En-route we visit the Hindu Temple and then we stop at Bandar Abbas City and visit the Bandar Abbas Museum. We arrive in Kerman around the evening and we stay the night there.
Highlights: Bandar Abbas city
Day 6 Kerman
We have a half-day city tour of Kerman. We visit Ganjali Khan Complex which comprises of a square, bazaar, bathhouse, Ab Anbar and etc. Then we visit the Contemporary Arts Museum of Kerman. Afterward we have an excursion to Mahan, Rayen and Bam which are located around 190 km from Qeshm. In these cities we visit Bam Citadel (Arg-e Bam), Shazdeh (Prince) Garden, Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine and Rayen Castle. We stay the night in Kerman.
Highlights: Bam Citadel, Shazdeh (Prince) Garden, Rayen Castle, Ganjali Khan Complex
Day 7 Yazd
We drive to Yazd in the morning. It's a 360 km drive from Kerman to Yazd. En-route we visit Zean-al-Din Caravanserai. We arrive in Yazd in the afternoon. We have a city tour of Yazd. We take a walking tour to Yazd Old District which includes Jameh Mosque, Alexander Prison and Bogh'e Davazdah Imam. Then we head to Zour Khaneh which is an Iranian traditional gym. We stay the night in Yazd.
Highlights: Yazd old district, Zour Khaneh
Day 8 Yazd
Our city tour of Yazd starts in the morning. We visit Tower of Silence, Atashkadeh (Zoroastrian Fire Temple) and the Water Museum. In the afternoon we visit Amir Chakhmagh Square and Dolat Abad Garden. We stay the night in Yazd.
Highlights: Dolat Abad Garden, Zoroastrian Fire Temple
Day 9 Isfahan
We have a 250 km drive to Isfahan. En-route we visit Meybod, Chak Chak which is the most famous Zoroastrian Pantheon and Naein. We arrive in Isfahan in the afternoon. In the evening we walk along the banks of Zayanderud River and see the historical bridges over this river. We stay the night in Isfahan.
Highlights: Meybod, Chak Chak, Historical Bridges
Day 10 Isfahan
On this day we visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque and AliQapu Palace. In the afternoon we explore the bazaar where you are introduced to Iranian handcrafts and workshops. We stay the night in Isfahan.
Highlights: Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Persian Bazaar
Day 11 Abyaneh
In the morning we visit Vank Cathedral and Maria Church. Then we visit Chehel Sotoun (forty columns) and Jameh Mosque. In the afternoon we drive to Abyaneh (200 km) and we arrive there around the evening. We stay the night in Abyaneh.
Highlight: Jameh Mosque, Vank Cathedral, Chehel Sotoun
Day 12 Tehran
In the morning we have a walking tour in Abyaneh. Then we have a 300 km drive to Tehran. En-route we stop in Kashan where we visit Tabatabaei and Broujerdi's traditional houses, Fin Garden, Tepe Sialk and Agha Bozorg Mosque. We arrive in Tehran at night and we stay the night there.
Highlights: Abyaneh, Traditional houses, Fin Garden, Tepe Sialk, Bazaar
Day 13 Tehran
We have a full-day city tour of Tehran, the capital of Iran. We visit Iran National Museum, Glass and Ceramics Museum, Jewelry Museum and Carpet Museum. We stay the night in Tehran.
Highlights: Tehran Museum
Day 14 Tehran
Again we have a full-day city tour of Tehran which includes visiting Sa'dabad Palace and Niavaran Palace. We stay the night in Tehran
Highlights: Sa'dabad Complex, Niavaran Palace
Day 15 Masuleh
We drive to Masuleh which is a 400 km drive. En-route we visit Fouman and Roudkhan Castle. We arrive in Masuleh in the evening and stay the night there.
Highlights: Masuleh, Roudkhan Castle
Day 16 Anzali
We have a walking tour around Masuleh in the morning. Then we drive to Lahijan (110 km). We have a city tour of Lahijan and we visit Gondola lift over tea farms. We drive toward Anzali and arrive there in the afternoon. We visit Anzali Lagoon and we stay the night in Anzali.
Highlights: Lahijan, Gondola lift, Anzali Lagoon.
Day 17 Tehran
We have a 375 km drive from Anzali to Tehran. En-route we visit the Rural Heritage Museum of Guilan. We arrive in Tehran in the evening and you have a flight to your home country.
Highlights: Rural Heritage Museum