Package Name:GEO CULTURE
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Visit Tehran, Qeshm Island ,Shiraz, Bafq, Yazd & Isfahan
This tour will give you an overview of Tehran, Qeshm Island ,Shiraz, Bafq, Yazd & Isfahan.
DAY 1 ARRIVAL TEHRAN
You will arrive in Iran early in the morning and we have a lot to venture, numerous places to visit, so get some good rest to get up all energetic and fresh in the morning.
A full day Sightseeing in Tehran including: We will enjoy ourselves
while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS) one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city of Tehran. It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries. Next we visit National Museum of Iran which holds an incredibly wide range of pre-Islamic as well as post-Islamic remaining works including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Make sure not to miss Treasury of National Jewels Museum. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world; the most spectacular objects have been placed on public display and form one of the country’s principal tourist attractions. After lunch we will visit Azadi Tower. At night we will drive to the tallest tower in Iran and 17th-tallest freestanding structure in the world, Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower standing at 435 meters from base to the tip of the antenna. This landmark accommodates a variety of sections and parts on each floor ranging from a cafeteria, a public art gallery, a library to a five-star hotel.
DAY 2 TEHRAN-QESHM (1Hour Flight)
After breakfast, a morning flight will bring us to the most beautiful and wonderful island. Qeshm Island is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, with rocky coastlines that protects a mountainous and often beautiful interior. This dolphin shaped island is narrower and shallower in the northern part while the southern part is relatively wider and deeper ,at first we will have excursion to Qeshm Geo Park that has been registered as the Middle East first of the kind in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2006. Qeshm Geo Park, Sheeb Deraz Village and The Stars Valley that is known as one of the most beautiful geological manifestations in Qeshm Island; are our sights that is visited by the group.
DAY 3 QESHM
After breakfast, start an excursion to explore the Island by visit the historic Kharbas (Khurbez) Caves were formed naturally more than 2800 years ago due to receding of the water leve. Tourian Village is a village about 31 km to the southwest of Qeshm. Agriculture is booming in this village. Vegetable cultivation, sunflower farms and beautiful palm groves are among the tourist attractions of this region. Then Chahkouh straight, Harra (mangrow) Ecosystem perhaps the most unique attraction on Qeshm Island and the coasts of Persian Gulf for every domestic or foreign tourist is the floating Mangrove forests. It spreads from strait of Hormoz to the east on Oman beaches and the Indian Ocean. These widespread forests can be seen at the beaches of Persian Gulf around the Laft horbor at north of Qeshm Island and Khamir horbor. Avesina, the great Iranian scientist, called the trees Hara, and in next step is Left district with its golden wells; Left is a historical and ancient city which is dated to more than 2000 years ago. The natural view and scene of Laft is covered with green and verdant tropical trees, tall palm gardens, beside attractive and dazzling beauty of the sea and floating Hara forest that draw the newcomer’s attention. The architectural style of the houses of Laft are very amazing and attractive. The most obvious architectural features of the houses is their various windbreaks (wind’s towers) that are in different size.
DAY 4 QESHM-SHIRAZ (1 Hour Flight)
After breakfast, an excursion to Hengam The distance between
Hengam Island and Qeshm Island is about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles). The primary economic activity is fishing, as well as some tourism and sightseeing. The main sights of Hengam are the English harbor buildings along with the coal storage; or Hormoz Island that has many attractions. It has many colorful mountains- colored earth, multicolored stones and and some salt cave. Beauty of nature, kindness of indigenous people who live in the Island can be a reason for tourists to make this their vacation spot during the winter. The climate in this Island is extremely favorable in the months during late autumn and winter, and then fly to Shiraz by an afternoon flight.
DAY 5 SHIRAZ
Today is our Full day city tour of Shiraz after breakfast including:
Orange garden Narenjestan – e – Qavam the Narenjestan is composed as a walled rectangular garden with a pavilion at its northernmost edge. This pavilion is the biruni of a larger residential complex, with the function of receiving guests and serving as a place for reception and celebration. Khan School (school of Theology), this school is one of the most famous and greatest schools in Shiraz that located in Isaac Big district. There are beautiful decorations and tiling in entrance of school. Imamzadeh Ali Ebn-e Hamze Shrine, the Highlights include the eye- catching bulbous Shirazi dome, dazzling Venetian mirror work, stained- glass windows and an intricate, ancient wooden door. In the afternoon a visit to Eram Garden (UNESCO sight) The abundance 100 kind of beautiful flowers, refreshing air, aromatic myrtles and towering cypress trees, including a tree dating back to 3,000 years (Sarv-e naz) have made Eram Garden a major tourist destination, especially during the spring and summer. And at night we will visit Tomb of Saadi.
DAY 6 SHIRAZ-BAFQ (544 Km Drive)
After an early check out, we will start the seventh day by driving to the history of ancient Persia by visiting Persepolis (WHS), a complex accommodating a cluster of palaces. Afterwards we will visit Naghsh-e Rostam which is an ancient Necropolis, a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. Here you can see a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from Sassanid periods. We will continue to have the privilege by visiting Pasargadae (WHS), where Cyrus the Great is resting for centuries. These ruins are among the only remains reflecting the glory of ancient Persian Empire. Desert walk is
our last program in the 7th day. O/N Bafq
DAY 7 BAFQ-YAZD (126 Km Drive)
After breakfast, in Bafq, Reaching Yazd, we begin by visiting Zoroastrian’s Tower of Silence which a circular and raised structure built by Zoroastrians on top of a hill. It was used for incarnation for dead bodies to be exposed to carrion birds. We next have the chance to visit Yazd Fire-Temple, a place of worship for Zoroastrians, which contains in its heart a 2500-year-old fire and the Zoroastrians’ museum containing numerous ancient writings. We then head to the Water Museum, an ancient house which possesses a Qanat (WHS) in its basement providing the house with a fabulous cool pleasing air. We will experience walking through narrow allies of Fahadan District with tall mud and straw walls, which are reminiscent of the ancient architecture of the city. The passages of the city was previously replete with arcs, curves, and bends, wide enough for just two or three pedestrians to walk through. Among in numerable attractions of Yazd, here we will visit Amir Chakhmakh Complex. The complex is decorated by along rectangular pool, surrounded by small shops; not only can one enjoy shopping for souvenirs from such traditional and local shops which mainly sell handicrafts, but he/she can also rest their eyes on alluring beauty of the architecture of the mosque. Last but not Least, is Dowlat Abad Garden (WHS) which is renown all across the globe due to its tallest wind tower of the world. O/N Yazd
DAY 8 YAZD-MEYBOD-NAIN-ISFAHAN (3 H 48 Min Drive)
In the morning drive to Isfahan, En-route to Isfahan, we will have a
short stop in Meybod. The city receives great credit for minting-coins workshops which we also will visit. On the way to Isfahan we stop to visit Narin Castle Remains located in the middle of historical texture of Nain. Another must-see monument in Nain is Shah-Abbasi Caravanserai built in Safavid era. Just like travelers in the past who could rest and recover from the day’s journey, we also stop here on our way to Isfahan to enjoy the architecture of the structure having rooms all around it traditionally used as shops and stores. Now it is time to visit Mud-Brick Ice house which has a shaped of an up-side down cone which has a subterranean storage space; it was often used to store ice, but sometimes was used to store food as well. We should not leave Nain before visiting Nain Jame Mosque situated in the old texture of the city. The Mosque was built after the Mohamad’s Mosque in Medina. O/N Isfahan
DAY 9 ISFAHAN
Get ready to visit half of the world; Isfahan was once the capital of Persia and one of the largest cities in the world. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory. This hub of creativity was rightly granted the title “Half-of-the-World” due to its flourishing commerce and a great variety of astonishing arts ranging from poetry and handicrafts to unique architectural styles. We begin our journey through Isfahan by visiting we then should not miss Vank Cathedral which is one of the most celebrated example of the colorful architecture to mirror Christians’ religious and spiritual concepts. Chehel-Sotun Palace. This architectural masterpiece is a pavilion in the midst of a park at the far end of a long pool which is a typical design of all Persian Gardens. The palace has been constructed for the King’s entertainment and receptions during Safavid-era. Chehel Sotun Palace literally means “Forty Columns” which was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the water of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. The most startling feature of the pavilion is the brilliant interior design and paintings which includes fabulous roofs, old tile-covered floors, and painted walls featuring scenes of battles and celebrations hold by the king. Chehel- Sotun Palace is not just an old building; it tells us about history and each and every crack on the walls or the floors holds a story of the past. We will continue our tour to Meidane Emam (Naghsh-e-Jahan) (WHS) Square which is an oblong-shaped square built in Safavid era. The square with its lively atmosphere has always been a perennial tourist attraction; it is bordered on all sides by aesthetically remarkable monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storied arcades of shops. The monuments surrounding the square are named Shah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and last but not least Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Next, we visit Imam Mosque Situated on the south side of the Shah square. The mosque was built during Safavid period by the order of the first Shah Abbas of Persia. The undeniable beauty and Sophistication in design of the mosque do mirror ages and years of experience in constructing mosques by Iranians. All parts of the mosque have been woven together in great harmony to present a seamless, matchless whole. Religious concepts along with traditional symbols are all fully tangible in the design of the structure. The dome of the mosque standing on top with tall Minarets soaring into the sky, seem to invite every passerby in to worship and pray the Lord. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, is considered as one of the marvels of Persian architecture. Every element of the building is a true embodiment of elegance; it enchants every viewer by its dome changing color from dawn to dusk. There is an underground corridor offering a passage from the building to Ali-Qapu palace which is going to be the next piece of history to visit. The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu is a grand palace located on the western side of the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, opposite of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. The building was named Ali-Qapu which means “great gate” in as much as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square to the Chahar Bagh Boulevard. The structures were a symbol of the government’s power and was originally used as a place to hold important political negotiations. The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu is rich in naturalistic wall paintings; they abound with floral, animal and bird motifs. The building is also embellished with mirrors, arcs and magnificent colorful tiles. Siyosepol which literally means 33 arches is a bridge highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design. It is the longest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River connecting east of Isfahan to its west. The Zayandeh Rood River can be considered as a contributing factor to the growth of the population and the economy of the city; it helped established Isfahan as an influential center, and gave a green landscape to Isfahan, a city in the middle of a desert. O/N Isfahan
DAY 10 ISFAHAN-ABYANSH-KASHAN– IKA airport (415 Km Drive)
In the morning drive to Tehran, A short stop in Murche khoort and visit Madarshah Caravanserai will take us back to the Silk Road era, on the way to Tehran we will visit Abyaneh. The village has a brilliant architecture; houses are constructed using peculiar reddish hue mud. The other attractive feature of the place is the women clothes which have colorful and happy patterns and an under-knee skirts. Abyunaki people have persistently maintained this traditional costume. After being in Abyaneh we will drive to Kashan, to visit Fin Garden (WHS) a lush garden renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden. In the garden you can enjoy a delightful atmosphere as water from a natural spring flows through a series of turquoise-colored pools and fountains. Then we will visit Sialk Hills, Boroujerdi, Aqa Bozorg Mosque and Tabatabaei Traditional Houses. Tabatabaei Traditional House is a perfect place to gain an insight as to how great taste of art and exquisite workmanship can come together to build a splendid house about 2 centuries ago. Almost all of the classic features of traditional Persian residential architecture such as interior and exterior yards, central pools, and elegant wall paintings can be seen in Tabatabaei House. Saying goodbye is never easy, but it is time to go to the airport. Iran is a kind of place that you cannot get enough of it and to appreciate its beauty thoroughly in such few days is not possible. Therefore, until next time we will have the honor to host you here in Iran take care and enjoy your flight
Land Package Quotation
Over Nights: TEHRAN (1N), QESHM ISLAND (2N), SHIRAZ (2N), BAFQ (1N), YAZD (1N), ISFAHAN (2N).p>
Hotels:4* Sharing Twin base
|Group Size||4* Price||5* Price||Transfer Type|
|2 Pax||1920 $||On request||Driver Guide|
|4 Pax||1860 $||On request||Van 7 Seat|
|6 Pax||1580 $||On request||Van 7 Seat|
|8+1 Pax||1440 $||On request||Van 12 Seat|
|10+1 Pax||1360 $||On request||Middle Bus 31 Seat|
|15+1 Pax||1195 $||On request||Middle Bus 31 Seat|
|20+1 Pax||1155 $||On request||Bus 44 Seat|
|Single Supplement||460 $||On request|
Services Included :
Best Deals on Mahan Air Direct flight Delhi -Tehran – Delhi.
Direct Flight Schedule:
|Wed, Sat, Sun||Delhi – Tehran||03:00hrs||05:15hrs|
|Tue, fri, Sun||Tehran – Delhi||20:10hrs||01:40hrs|