We have heard of the land, but we have only perhaps known very little of it. The people of Iran and their hospitality adds to the sights of this country. We have planned an itinerary around the cultural golden route of Iran, where appreciating its beautiful monuments will go hand in hand with enjoying the culture of Iran.
Twice a year in April (Spring) and November (Autumn)
|Days||7 Nights / 8 Days|
|From||Shiraz to Esfahan|
20 Apr 2019 to 27 Apr 2019
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|Direct Joining Cost||
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Gamreh Oasis (1n)
Naein Village (1n)
FZ 446 20APR MUMBAI-DUBAI 0510 0650
FZ 271 20APR DUBAI-SHIRAZ 0955 1150
FZ 262 27APR ESFAHAN-DUBAI 2040 2200
FZ 445 27APR DUBAI-MUMBAI 2330 0410+1
We will arrive by FlyDubai at around 11:50 hrs at Shiraz, the Southern Capital of Iran. We will be welcomed by the tour guide and get transferred to the hotel for check-in. After lunch and a short rest, we will in the evening start our orientation tour of Shiraz with a visit to the tomb of Hafez. Hafez is considered as the Shakespeare of 14th Century, one of the greatest Persian poets of all the time. We will visit the Quran gate and spend afternoon there. Today is the birthday of 12th Imam and to see people celebrating that day in colorful Vakil bazaar would be a good local experience. After dinner overnight would be in Shiraz.
Our full day tour includes highlights of Shiraz. Start from the most beautiful mosque of Iran, the bride of Mosques! Nasir al molk Mosque (Pink mosque). Take some amazing photos of this Qajar era’s precious architecture of the Royal family. Once you get in, you will find yourself in a garden full of roses because of the specific pink tile works! Proceed to visit Qavam Palace and garden. End the day with a visit to Karim Khan Citadel – Military center of Zand dynasty. This little Citadel will conquer your heart. Tonight we will enjoy local dinner with a Shirazi Family and get to know more about the culture of Shiraz in Iran from locals.
After having breakfast, drive towards Yazd in the heart of Iran. The drive will take us through the foot hills of the Zagros Mountains where most of the Nomadic people of Iran live. The Nomads of Zagros have preserved their unique style and we will spend a day with them before we set on the road to the beautiful dessert town of Yazd, the seat of the Zorastrian religion.
Today, we will visit Yazd, the sandy city hiding many secrets in its heart. We will take a day tour of this important Zoroastrian center visiting Amir-Chakhmaq Meydoon (Square), Jame mosque with the highest minarets and Zoroastrian sacred fire temple - the fire inside this temple is said to have been burning since about 470 AD. You can see the famous symbolic birdman above the entrance of this building. After that, we will go ahead for Dowlat-abad garden, another fantastic attraction where you can see a giant wind catcher minaret (used to trap the winds and distribute its flow to the city), orchard and fountains. Enjoy traditional Persian night where young people play fantastic music, saying anecdotes and Persian stories such as Shahnameh (Ferdowsi’s book) followed by dinner. Overnight at Yazd.
We will take a 4 hrs drive of famous Silk Road, the main trading route between China and Europe to reach Gamreh, the 1500 years old mud brick village surrounded by date palms. This is an ideal Oasis town. Soak up some desert ambience and experience Iranian hospitality at its best. We will visit attractions of Dasht- e - kavir salt desert, palm trees, old mud brick houses, its people and their lifestyle and the lake with its special fishes. For those wanting to enjoy the desert sunset on a camel, we will be happy to arrange it as an optional activity. We will go to authentic desert accommodation of Ateshooni - 400 years old, an eco-tourism residence for dinner and stay for the night.
After checking out from Ateshooni, we will go forward to Naeen. We will take a drive on flat wondered road towards Mesr village first and visit the amazing Salt Lake and desert polygons. Proceed to Naeen to visit the Jameh mosque, Narenj castle, Old bazaar. Today’s stay will be at traditional hotel. Overnight at Naeen.
After breakfast, we will drive for 2 hrs to arrive in Esfahan. There is a saying that visiting Esfahan is ‘equivalent of travelling half of the world’. Upon arrival, visit the biggest square in Iran, Naqsh e Jahan and the Qeysarieh Grand bazaar. There will be time to enjoy local lunch after which we will visit the Ali Qapu palace, where the king used to watch polo matches. We will check in and after some rest, proceed for Esfahan Bazaar which is a good last day shopping venue. The handicraft workshops, Persian art works are one of the best in the country. Overnight in Esfahan.
Another day in Esfahan is a pure bliss. After a late check - out from the hotel, we will go to Vank Cathedral and Jolfa Armenian quarter- The oldest and largest Armenian quarters of the world. Learn about Armenian’s immigration to Iran in its museum. We will listen Persian local music and specific instruments in music museum of Esfahan. After enjoying melodious music, proceed to visit Si-o- She Pol ‘Bridge of 33 arches’ and Khaju historical bridge on the Zayanderud river, the largest river of Iranian plateau. Have a traditional tea in the evening. Transfer to airport at 1800 hrs to catch the flight back home at 2040 hours.
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