Explore the mysteries of Iran

Follow in pilgrims' footsteps & re the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages and colourful gardens, and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals & desert cities, & witness spectacular Zoroastrian temples.
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Price:
R25 980
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DETAILS
Ex JNBR25 980
Ex CPT R27 110
Ex DUR R26 660
Package Validity16 JAN 2018 - 24 MAR 2018 ** Book & pay by 16 JAN 2018 - excludes entrance fees to places visited **
DestinationIran

Description

- Return flights to Shiraz
- Pre-payable airport/security taxes
- Return airport/hotel transfers
- 2 nights accommodation at The Forough Hotel in Shiraz
- 1 night accommodation in a local house in Sepidan
- 2 nights accommodation at Jame Firoozeh in Isfahan
- 2 nights accommodation at Kohan Kashaneh in Yazd
- Breakfast daily, dinner & lunch in Sepidan
- Visa authorization number free on tour
- Assistance of an English speaking driver/guide
- Touring as per itinerary

 

Day 1

 Welcome to the city of Roses

Arrival at Shiraz airport at 05:00 am, meet our friendly guide and transfer to hotel for some hours rest and freshen up,
Start our daily sightseeing in Shiraz and going to visit the beautiful Zand complex consisting of Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Bath and Mosque, the Moshir Caravanserai and the Vakil Bazaar, the oldest Bazaar in Shiraz. Later, in the afternoon we go to visit Ali-ebne Hamzeh Shrine and Hafez temple, Iran’s most famous poet to read their poems, where the tiny glittering mirrors are covering the entire interior, overnight Shiraz.

Day 2

Shiraz-Sepidan

After breakfast, we will spend another day touring Shiraz. First of all we step into the pink mosque to see the magnificent colors of Nasir-ol Molk Shabestan, after that we will walk through the old quarter of Sang-e siah. Eram Garden, the UNESCO World Heritage Persian garden is our next attraction in this city. Drive to Sepidan, a beautiful place near Shiraz to visit the rural areas, have a tour of the city, overnight Sepidan

Day 3

Sepidan- Isfahan

Have a half day tour of the area, and drive to Isfahan, overnight Isfahan

Day 4

Isfahan

Today we will explore the city of Isfahan. Naghsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ali Qapu Palace, Shah Mosque and sheikh lotfoloh mosque are great symbols of Persian architecture, and finally Qeysarieh Bazaar surrounding the square, where we can see traditional Iranian handicrafts being made by the hands of the masters. Do not forget to try the local food of Isfahan named Beryooni and also Gaz the local sweet. Later we will walk along the Zayanderood River and experience the festive atmosphere of the ancient bridges of Isfahan, the Sio-se-Pol and Khaju Bridges, overnight Isfahan.

Day 5

Isfahan-Yazd
There are more wonderful things to see in this city. We start our day tour in the Armenian quarter of Jolfa and visit the Vank Cathedral. After this we drive to Visit the Chehel Sotoun Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as the Palace of Forty Columns. Jame mosque of Isfahan is our next stop. Leaving Isfahan, we will drive to Yazd, overnight Yazd.

Day 6

Yazd
We will spend a full day discovering Yazd, the city of wind towers and water irrigation systems locating in the ancient Silk Road. We will see the Towers of Silence and Fire Temple, the great symbols of Zoroastrian culture. Jame Mosque with its towering twin minarets, Amir Chaghmagh square and the Dowlat-Abad Garden with its great wind tower are another attractions we will visit during this day, overnight Yazd.


Day 7

Yazd-Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz in the morning. We will visit one of the most important sites of the ancient Persian Empire, Persepolis on our way, overnight Shiraz, and transfer to airport at 3:00 am for the departure flight at 06:00