Hidden Persia (16-Day Tour)

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Hidden Persia (16-Day)

Damghan, Khor, Kerman, Mahan , Kashan, Zanjan, Tabriz, Kandovan, Sarein, Ardabil, Anzali, Tehran

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Facts & Highlights

• 16 land days • Start and finish in Tehran • All meals included • Explore 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Visit the desert and Caspian Sea• Visit the ancient city of Bam • Stay in Persian traditional house of 19th century • Visit the famous churches of Iran • See the turquoise of Islam • Encounter the warmth and friendliness of the Iranian people


Day 1    Arrive in Tehran – Jet Lag
  Guide will welcome you, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight Tehran

Day 2      To Varamin
Visit caravanserai then to Semnan to visit its Jame Mosque which is 400 year old, and then visit Qajarid Gate in Semnan. After that we drive to Damghan for visiting Tarikhane Mosque which is more than 1,000 year old.
Overnight  Damghan

Day 3        Dasht e Kavir Desert
  Drive through the desert and will have lunch there. It is camel stew. Afternoon we enjoy camel riding and sunset in desert.

Overnight khor

Day 4      To Kerman
Drive through desert in Tabas road to reach at Kerman and go to Kalout which is in Dashte Lout (UNESCO natural site), Sandy pyramids. Finally (if we had time) we make a stop at Jabalieh or Rock Dome.

Overnight Kerman

Day  5         To Mahan
Drive to Bam citadel or Arge-Bam (UNESCO site). Our visit is continued in the mud brick city of Rayan which is similar to Arge- Bam, today lunch is in fabulous Shahzadeh garden (UNESCO site). We visit the mausoleum of the Sufi dervish.

Overnight Mahan

Day 6         To Kashan
visiting underground city in Kashan and overnight stay is in traditional Persian house converted to a wonderful boutique hotel now.

Overnight Kashan

Day 7      To Zanjan
Drive to Qom, then Saveh, then Qazvin and Zanjan. It is a tour in silence to find how Iranians` life style in small towns is.
Overnight Zanjan

Day 8       Zanjan

Our today visit is a mix of scenery roads, nature and UNESCO cultural sites. Both sites that we visit today are our world heritage sites. They are the first two enveloped dome of the world called Sultaniye dome (14th. century) and one of Zoroastrians` major fire temples in 4th century called Solomon throne.
Ovrnight  Zanjan

Day 9      To Tabriz
Drive for Tabriz, to have sightseeing in Tabriz which includes its bazaar, another UNESCO site, and mosque. Bazaar of Tabriz has been visited by Marco Polo. The mosque is fabulously amazing and is called the turquoise of Islam.
Overnight Tabriz

Day 10     Tabriz
our today visit is almost the same as the visit of 8th day. It is a mix of scenery roads, nature and UNESCO cultural sites. We drive to Jolfa in order to visit St. Stepanous monastery, our world heritage, and then we continue our way toward Turkey boarder to visit Black or St. Tedious church, our world heritage.

Overnight Tabriz

Day 11      To Kandovan
Today is a mix of almost everything. We drive to Kandovan village, in where people leave in conic rock houses. We meet local people, stay in their house and have a tea, and then we will have a hike in the hill and explore the village more. After that we stay in the modern rocky hotel for relaxation.
Overnight Kandovan

Day 12    To Sarein
we leave Tabriz, the city that its school in 19th century is very famous among Iranian intellectuals. We drive to the Sabalan mountain and stay in a nice hotel in Sarein town. It is a town located in foothills of Sabalan which its spa, nature and climate is really nice. We relax at the spa.
Overnight Sarein

Day 13   To Masoule
Drive to Ardabil for a UNESCO highlight. Our world heritage is the mausoleum of Sheikhsafi. After that through a highly scenery road we drive to masoule village, we have a walk there.
Overnight in Masoule

Day14          To Anzali

In the morning we drive for Qale Roudkhan, a fortress in forest from 12th century by Ismailids. It is a nice and a bit long walking. We will have lunch in the forest and then leave the forest and stay in a hotel closed to the Caspian Sea.
Overnight Anzali

Day 15       To Tehran
Drive toward Qazvin through a scenery road. Qazvin used to be the capital of Safavid kings that was replaced by Shah Abbas, the great. We visit its 40-coloumn palace and then we drive to Tehran. Have a farewell dinner at night and prepared for departure.
Overnight Tehran

Day 16        Departure through IKIA 

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Dates & prices

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Price  : 5140 $ USD
single : 5140 + 700 $ USD

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Travel Style: Classic
Services: Full Board
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Trip Style: Small Group, Max 16

Tour includes Services:
  1- Airport transfer
  2- A/C Coach
  3- Professional Tour Guide
  4- Accomodation and Breakfast
  5- Lunch and Dinner (F/B)
  6- Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee and Sweets
  7- IRAN Visa Reference Number (LOI)
  8- All Entrances
Tour Excluded services:
  1 - Tour Guide and Driver Tips
  2 - Int`l flight - Travel Insurance
  3 - Personal expenses like laundry, shopping, hotel mini-bar

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