Note: visiting museums in Tehran would be possible depending on the day of the week.
Day 1: Arrive in Tehran.
Meet the tour guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel.After a short rest see some sites in Tehran.
Tehran, metropolitan city laying on the slopes of the tallest peak Damavand, city of museums , art and beautiful parks.
The generous Golestan Palace, as a paradise of tiles, mirrors and arts offers you her infinite beauty, attracts you , hypnotize you and immerse you in its profound glamour. Dating back to Qajar period this complex is the best introduction to 18th and 19th century Iran.
- Archaeological (national) Museum:
Hosting an immense variety of objects and monuments from ancient and medieval Iran, it is a worth visiting museum in world. It gets you lost in history.
The busiest bazaar in Iran gives you the opportunity to watch thousands of middle class Iranians strolling through the labyrinth of shops, eating local meal, drinking some tea and smoking water pipe.
Day 2: Visit Tehran, Fly to Ahvaz in the evening
National jewels treasury let your eyes lit up by visiting most dazzling collection of imperial gemstones and jewelry known in the world.
A green massive refreshing patch of natural forest in the very north of Tehran, Saad Abad embraces palaces built during Pahlavi.
Day 3: Early in the morning drive to Susa, visit Susa and Choghazanbil, drive to Shushtar, pay a visit to Shushtar waterfalls, drive back to Ahvaz in the evening
An ancient city of Elamite, Achamenian and Parthian Empires of Iran.
Traditional burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel.
A palace complex in Susa, capital of Achamenid Empire.
- Chogha Zanbil and Haft Tapeh
The ancient Elamite Ziggurat to honor the great God Inshushinak.
An ancient city in southwest of Iran known as the pioneer city in water engineering in 200 A.D.
A UNESCO historical hydraulic system dating back to Sasanid era.
Day 4: Drive to Shiraz, visit Tang-e-Chogan and Bishapoor en route
Ruins of a very important city build on 226 AD, by the famous Sasanid King Shapur I, showing a combined Persian-Rman architecture and art. Anahita Temple is in the city.
A valley with 6 Sasanid relief on the side rocks showing King’s triumph and coronation.
Day 5: Visit Shiraz
Known as the cradle of civilization, Shiraz has the best reputation among Iranians. Beautiful gardens, poetry, culture, laid back people living their every moment happy detach you from any stress.
A Qajar time cozy mosque with its dazzling seven color tiles showing off the unusual pink. The morning light makes astonishing reflection on carpets, passing through the colorful glasses.
The 17th century luxury house with superb mirror work, painting and wood work. It has a beautiful tranquil garden with many fountains in the middle.
Vakil bazaar, Karimkhan Citadel, Vakil mosque and Vakil Bath: simply sophisticated monuments built by the good reputed king Karimkhan in his capital in 1700.
Known as the singing nightingale of Persian poetry, Hafez pushes you into a wonderful state of trance by his unique Ghazzals.
The heaven for believers seeking tranquility with the fairy tale tile work.
The peaceful garden giving you the impression of how famous Persian gardens looked like thousands years ago.
Day 6: An excursion to Persepolis and Necropolis, fly to Qeshm in the evening
A massive sophisticated stone structure, built by Darius in518 B.C. as the ceremonial capital of Persian Empire.
Impressive hand cut burial caves of Persian legendary kings.
Day 7: Visit Qeshm
Walk one kilometer deep into the shallow waters of the island where colorful shells and jellyfishes are waiting touch your feet.
A live Island with very hardworking people where you can see the wonderful attractions such as Dolphins, Iranian Deer, silver beaches, the sunken Portuguese ship and local markets full of local sea foods, shells, etc.
Day 8: Visit Qeshm
Qeshm, the biggest island of Persian Golf with diverse natural landscapes and authentic local culture and food.
The erosion has made labyrinthine formation out of the hills. The locals believe this valley is the result of a meteor hitting the land.
- Famous Hara forests ( Mangrove forests)
Visit the famous Hara forests where the trees are grown in the salty water and get sunk in the water from tide.
Day 9: Visit Hormoz
Day 10: Fly to Yazd, visit Yazd
The biggest maze of adobe alleys and houses where the life lingers in every corner.
This 800 years old mosque has got many things to be proud of, the tallest minarets, the completely inlayed portal, the impressive doom and the qanat access stair ways are some examples.
Day 11: Continue visiting Yazd
A Zoroastrian ritual place which has inherited a holy flare burning for 1400 years nonstop.
An ambitious reproduction of paradise in the heart of desert. The mansion has got the tallest Badgir.
- Dakhme(Towers of Silence)
A very tranquil Zoroastrian burial site which includes circular platform for exposing the dead to the elements and vultures.
The most outstanding monument in Yazd. The front portal which holds the rulers’ high seat and facing the gathering square is the prime part of the complex.
The Iranian ancient traditional sport club where the athletes go to get excited by the beautiful drum and workout.
A beautiful merchant’s house turned into a museum where some information about the Qanat system is offered.
Day 12: Drive to Isfahan, visit Meibod and Naein on the way
A Pre-Islamic major desert city near Yazd, home to many important poets, sufis, clergymen and politicians.
Located on the top of Galeen hill, Narin Castle is one of the important relics dating back to 5000 B.C.
Sophisticated adobe bee hive structure, enjoying very efficient ventilation used as an ice storage.
A Safavid time caravanserai that hosts shops and workshops selling and making local handicrafts.
Famous city best known for camel fabric, silk and wool carpet and desert architecture.
Visit the 1200 year old Mosque and enjoy some original plaster work and the unique underground prayer hall.
The astonishing 2000 year old architecture masterpiece of Naein. Dug 25 meters deep the mill uses the water from Qanat to work.
Day 13: Isfahan City Tour
With its unrivaled historical monuments, art galleries, handicrafts and beautiful parks Isfahan never fails to attract visitors.
A characteristic enchanting square that reflects the high end Iranian architecture and art on 16th century.
The unusual family mosque of Shah Abbas that has got the famous peacock tail design dome.
The best representative of Islamic architecture due to its impressive tall portal minarets ,the doom and the seven color tiles. The doom is a masterpiece of acoustic.
- AliQapu, Chehel Sotun and Hasht Behesht
Three representatives of the legendary palaces and gardens of Isfahan.
Unrivaled center for Iranian traditional crafts and arts.
Day 14: Continue visiting some other sites in Isahan
A gray massive mosque that shows the evolution of Persian Islamic architecture over the past 1200 years. The classic byzantine spirit in the body of a mosque.
An Islamized orthodox Armenian church in Isfahan.
- Historical bridges of Isfahan
Si’o Se Pol and Khaju are the two famous old bridges of Isfahan that pass over the live giving river.
Day 15: Drive to Kashan, visit Abyaneh en route. Drive to IKA and depart Iran
A UNESCO recognized village in the vicinity of desert, characterized by a peculiar reddish hue with dwellers who speak, live and dress in the Persian style of Sasanid era.
A 7000 years old adobe settlement on the Silk Road still standing out in architecture and crafts. Miracle lingers in every corner here.
- Kashan Historical Mansions
Dating back to Qajar era these houses represent the taste and mastery of desert people in architecture. A desert dream coming true.
Most famous Iranian garden showing the mastery of Iranians over the gardening and water engineering.
A labyrinthine euthanatize bazaar where locals do their shopping. Smell its antiquity.
A luxury bath built on 1600 with beautiful tiles. Roof top gives a good view of the neighborhood.