Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.
2 Tehran- Shiraz
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where we will view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In the evening fly to Shiraz, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Shiraz.
3 Shiraz- Firuzabad excursion
In the Morning drive to Firuzabad and visit Sassanid palace.
Then we go to see the nomads Ghashghaie, They're the most generous people who protect their traditions as old .At night we will stay in a full facilitated camp beside their black tents.
4 Black Tent- Shiraz
This is a day for experiencing Nomadic life. Get up early in the morning with voice of shepherds taking the cattle for grazing. Enjoy a traditional nomadic breakfast and know their simple way of life .In the afternoon drive back to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.
We will visit Eram and Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
6 Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis- Pasargad - Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Quran gate, Persepolis (a temple palace made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) , Necropolis (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian king. O/N Yazd
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of the city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd
8 Yazd - Kerman
In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian. In the afternoon drive to Kerman. O/N Kerman.
9 Kerman - Bam - Mahan-Kerman
We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman.
Kerman is famous for Persian carpets. There we will visit 17th century Ganjali khan complex including one of the most interesting and ancient bazaars in Iran, bathhouse with its collection of wax figures showing what to do in a bathhouse and the traditional tea house. Continue to Isfahan, O/N Isfahan.
In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where we can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.
In the morning we will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque and Shaking Minarets .evening free at leisure. O/N Isfahan.
13 Isfahan- Abyane
Drive to Abyane, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyane.
14 Abyane- Kashan- Tehran
Drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for carpet. O/N Tehran.
15 Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.
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