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: Drive to Maranjab Desert
Maranjab one of the most beautiful desert areas in Iran with a variety of tourism attractions, the diversity of animal species and salt friendly vegetation covered with dunes and sabulous.
O/N Maranjab Caravanserai
Day 3: Drive to Kashan
Kashan, a 7000 years old adobe settlement on the Silk Road still standing out in architecture and crafts. Miracle lingers in every corner here.
A labirynthin authentize bazaar where locals do their shopping. Smell its antiquity.
- 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 luxury bath built on 1600 with beautiful tiles. Roof top gives a good view of the neighborhood.
- Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madressa
A dual functioning beautiful religious architecture, where you see scholars living and studying. Visit in sunset.
Day4: Drive to Isfahan visit Abyaneh via the way
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.
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.
Unrivaled center for Iranian traditional crafts and arts.
Day 5: Continue visiting Isfahan
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 doom.
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.
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.
Day 6: Drive to Jandagh, visit Mesr Desert en route
More than 5000 years old desert city with an old castle dating back to Sasanid era with unforgettable starry sky and sand soils.
Sand dunes in wide and lush forests, a pleasant place for astronauts and expert desert photographers.
Day 7: Drive to Yazd, pay a visit to Chak Chak and Kaharanagh en route
A cave in the mountains in desert with water dripping from the ceiling turned into a sacred Zoroastrian sanctuary. The holy flare burns in it all the time.
A humble pearl in desert of Yazd, Kharanagh gives you the opportunity to walk in the ruins of 1800 years village enjoying the unique adobe architecture, silence, landscape and unexpected green desert gardens.
Before going to the hotel,have a delicious Yazdi meal then take a walk in the alleys in the world heritage adobe old city of Yazd and enjoy the architecture and the night life.
The biggest maze of adobe alleys and houses where the life lingers in every corner.
Day 8: Visiting Yazd
Yazd is the oldest and the biggest world heritage adobe city on the edge of the Iranian central desert. It is known as the city of wind catchers.
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.
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 9: Drive to Zeinoddin Caravanserai, on the road visit Saryazd and Mehriz
Known as prime of Yazd, town of cultural and educated people. 1800 year old adobe castle, two caravanseries and qanats are the attractions.
A little town near Yazd home to one of the most beautiful gardens in Iran. Fresh water from Qanat flows in tree lined rituels.
A very atmospheric caravanserai in the heart of the desert, built on 16th century has a beautiful roof top where you can watch the strong desert sky.
O/N Zeinoddin Caravanserai
Day 10: Drive to Kerman, pay a visit to historical village of Meimand
A 9000 year old year old hand cut settlement in the rocks that depicts the antiquity and mastery of early Iranians in building the houses. People still live there and welcome you in their houses.
In the evening pay a visit to authentic and lively bazaar of Kerman. If time permits pay a visit to Ganjali Khan Complex.
A very authentic complex built on 1600, comprising a square, a school, a caravanserai, a bath house, a mosque .
Day 11: Drive for 2 hours to Lut Desert, visit Kalut of Shahdad via the way. In the afternoon drive to Rayen. Visit Rayen. Afterwards drive to the garden city of Mahan, visit Mahan.
With more than 40000 m2 surface, Lut is the 27th biggest and also the hottest one in the world due to its dark and damp surface which absorbs the sun’s heat.
Deep into the central desert lies this little old oasis with the big date palm trees fields. Near Shahdad you will see the Kalutes (strange structures resulted from erosion of sand hills). The hottest spot in the world is also near Shahdad.
A good smaller scale replica of Bam Citadel in the beautiful serene city of Rayen.
- Shah ne’matollah Vali tomb:
A great Sufi appreciated by Hafez.
The biggest historical garden in Iran, a green refreshing patch on the slope of a snow caped mountain surrounding by deserts. It has beautiful fountains.
Day 12: Drive to Shiraz, on the way visit Dehmord
A historical village in a very rich agricultural region surrounded by beautiful peaks. Here you see historical ruins and walk in the green garden alleys.
Day 13: 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.
Vakil bazaar, Karimkhan Citadel, Vakil mosque and Vakil Bath: simply sophisticated monuments built by the good reputed king Karimkhan in his capital in 1700.
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.
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 third highly respected holy shrine in Iran.
The peaceful garden giving you the impression of how famous Persian gardens looked like thousands years ago.
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.
Day 14: Excursion to Persepolis and Necropolis
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 15: Depart Iran