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Exploring Iran in 20 Days



Day 01: Tehran

Arrival in Tehran in midnight. You’d be welcomed in the airport by your tour guide. Check into the hotel. In the morning, visit the historical part of Tehran from Qajar and Pahlavi era including: Golestan, Niavaran and Sadabaad Palace. At nigh visit Milad tower that is the tallest tower in Iran.

Day 02: Tehran - Roodbar - Rudkhan Castle (325Km)

Drive to Rudkhan castle. On the way visit Roodbar which is known for its delicious olives. Arrival in Rudkhan castle, a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran. The interesting thing about this castle is on the top of mountains in the heart of jungle. You should go about 1000 stairs up so you can reach the castle. Stay in Sowme'eh Sara overnight.

Day 03: Sowme'eh Sara - Masouleh - Zanjan (248Km)

Drive to Masouleh village. It is placed in northern mountains of Iran, the Gilan province. It has a unique architecture. The buildings are built into the mountain and are interconnected. The yard of upper house is the roof of lower house. After visiting Masouleh drive to Zanjan. Visit dome and citadel of Soltaniyeh. Overnight in Zanjan.

Day 04: Zanjan - Dandi - Takab (169Km)

Transport to Takab. On the way visit Dandi county that is located in Zanjan province. Arrival in Takab. Visit Takht-e-Soleiman. It was the site of three ancient Zoroastrian fire altars, in Sassanian times, where Kings and warriors came to worship in these ancient fire temples. Overnight in Takab.

Day 05: Takab - Hamadan - Kermanshah (318Km)

Transfer to Kermanshah. On the way visit Hamedan province including Alisadr cave that is the world's largest water cave. Also visit Ibn-e Sina tomb, tomb of Esther and Mordechai, Tomb of Baba Taher, Hegmataneh hill, Ganjnameh inscriptions and Gonbad Alavian. Continue your way to Kermanshah. Overnight in Kermanshah.

Day 06: Kermanshah - Khoramabad - Dezful (337Km)

Visit Kermanshah including:  Tagh E Bostan (is a site with a series of large rock relief from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia) and Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk, Drive to Khoramabad. Arrival in Khoramabad. Visit Falak-ol-Aflak Castle then transfer to Dezful. Overnight in Dezful.

Day 07: Dezful - Susa - Shoushtar (62Km)

Visit the old Sassanid bridge of Dezful then drive to Susa. Arrival in Susa. This city is one of the oldest cities in the world. Visit Tchogha Zanbil, One of the oldest brick-built temples in the world, Apadana palace, Shush Castle. Visit Shoushtar including its historical hydraulic system. Overnight in Shoushtar.

Day 08: Shoushtar - Bishapur - Shiraz (571Km)

Drive to Shiraz. On the way visit Bishapur, (an ancient city from Sassanid era). Arrival in Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 09: Shiraz

Start full city tour of Shiraz. Visit Arg of Karim Khan, Qavam House, Eram Garden, Tomb of Hafez, Tomb of Saadi, Zinatolmolk House, Saraye Moshir,Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Bath, NasirolMolk Mosque(the pink mosque)

Day 10: Shiraz - Persepolis - Pasargadae

Visit Peresepolis which is registered as a world heritage from Achaemenian dynasty. Then visit Necropolis (Naghsh-e Rustam). Drive to Pasargadae. Pasargadae was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great.It was also the location of his tomb.

Day 11: Shiraz - Sarvestan - Kerman (569Km)

Drive to Kerman. On the way visit Sarvestan including the Sassanid monument of Sasanids' Palace. Arrival in Kerman. Overnight in Kerman.

Day 12: Kerman - Mahan - Rayen

Transport to Mahan by bus. Visit Rayen Castle, Shazdeh Garden, Langar Ancient Ice House and Zeinodin Caravanserai. Overnight in Kerman.

Day 13: Kerman - Shahdad

Drive to Deh-e Seyf a village in Shahdad district. Visit Shahdad desert and see yaradang formation.

Day 14: Kerman - Mehriz (332Km)

Visit Kerman including: Ganjali Khan Complex, Kerman Mint House, Malek Mosque, Jame Mosque of Kerman, Kerman Ice House, Fire Temple and Zoroastrian Museum. Overnight in Mehriz.

Day 15: Mehriz - Yazd (46Km)

Drive to Yazd. On the way visit Mehriz county including Pir E Naraki holiness, Taft county and Cham county. Overnight in Yazd.

Day 16: Yazd

Start full city tour of Yazd. Visit Dokhma, Fire Temple of Zoroastrian, Dolat Abad Garden, Alexander’s Prison, Jame Mosque of Yazd.

Day 17: Yazd - Isfahan (321Km)

Transport to Isfahan. On the way visit two cities: Maybod city including: Narin castle, ice house, Caravanserai of Shah Abbas, carpet museum, And Naeen city including: Narin Castle and Jame mosque. Arrival in Isfahan. Check into the hotel.

Day 18: Isfahan

Start full day tour of beautiful Isfahan. Visit Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, Ali Qapu, Imam mosque, and Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Hasht Behesht, ChehelSotoun and Bazaar.

Day 19: Isfahan

Drive to the Isfahan Armenian district to see Vank cathedral and its amazing paintings. Also spend some time in its museum to learn more about Armenians. Then walk by Zayanderood river and visit the historic bridges over it.

Day 20: Isfahan - Abyaneh - Kashan - Qom (313Km)

Drive to Qom. On the way visit Abyaneh, the village is one of the oldest in Iran and Kashan including Fin garden and bath and Tabatabaei House. Arrival in Qom. Visit Fatima Masumeh Shrine. Drive to Imam international airport. The end of the tour.

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