Bavanat 14 days Tour
Tehran > Kashan > Abyaneh > Isfahan > Yasuj > Sepidan > Shiraz > Bavanat > Yazd > Tehran
Find undiscovered places and hidden treasures while also seeing some of the most important and beautiful cites in the ancient country of Iran. You will have an unforgettable time visiting rural nomadic people and learning about their traditions and daily life. This is a unique opportunity to see a side of Iran that most visitors do not experience.
Day1 - Tehran
After your arrival in Tehran, you will be met at the airport and then taken to your hotel to check in and relax. Overnight stay in Tehran.
You will spend a full day touring Tehran, the capital of Iran. Visit historic Golestan Palace, a Qajar era palace that combines Persian architecture with Western decorative influences. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this lavish complex of 17 palaces and gardens is both a historic site and museum. You will also experience the lively alleys of the Tehran Bazaar and see The National Archaeological Museum, a showcase for Iran’s rich and ancient history, as well as the glittery Jewelry Museum and Carpet Museum. Overnight stay in Tehran.
Day3 -Tehran /Kashan /Abyaneh
After breakfast, you will drive to Kashan, a beautiful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir. Here you will see the Borujerdi and Tabatabei Houses, gorgeous 18th and 19th century traditional homes built by wealthy merchants. You will also visit the ancient archeological site Tepe Sialk and the Fin Garden, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 16th century, the beautiful and serene Fin Garden is the oldest living garden in Iran. Leaving Kashan, you will have a short drive to Abyaneh, one of the oldest and most beautiful traditional villages in Iran. It is a fascinating place, with ochre- colored houses, lattice windows, and fragile wooden balconies. The village is built on the side of Karkas Mountain and its twisting lanes offer many splendid views. Overnight stay in Abyaneh.
Day4 -Abyaneh /Isfahan
Leaving Abyaneh, it is a two-hour drive to the glorious city of Isfahan, once called “Half of the World.” After you arrive and check into your hotel, you will have a half-day tour visiting the stunning Chehel Sotoun Pavilion and Garden and grand Jame Mosque, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Later you will experience the festive atmosphere at the Sio-se-Pol and Khaju Bridge. Overnight stay in Isfahan.
There are so many wonderful things to see in Isfahan that another day is required. Visit Naghsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world, to see this glorious UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the grand Ali Qapu Palace you will marvel at the gorgeous Music Room and stand on a terrace where Shahs watched polo matches on the field below. Visit two mosques located on the Square: the charming and intimate Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque with its stunning peacock ceiling and Imam Mosque, a masterpiece of Persian Architecture. You will also stop at the Qeysarie Bazaar, where you can see traditional Iranian handicrafts being made in artisan shops. Overnight stay in Isfahan.
From Isfahan, you will drive to Yasuj, where you will visit nomad tribes to learn about their daily life and traditions. Set in the Zagros Mountains, Yasuj also offers stunning natural attractions. Overnight stay in Yasuj.
After a traditional Iranian breakfast, you will leave for an early morning drive through the mountains to Sepidan, where you will visit the nomad tribes and learn more about their way of life. Experience some of the natural beauty of Sepidan when you see some of the springs and waterfalls in the area. Overnight stay in a village house in Sepidan.
Day8 -Sepidan /Shiraz
Leaving Sepidan, you will drive to one of the oldest cities of Ancient Persia, Shiraz. Historic but lively and delightful, Shiraz has many lovely sites including Eram Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Narenjestan Palace, and Zinat-al-Molk House. You step into a kaleidoscope of colors at the famous Nasir al Molk Mosque and visit the Jame Atiq, one of the oldest mosques in Iran. Overnight stay in Shiraz.
You will spend a full day touring the “city of roses and nightingales.” Shiraz has many historic and cultural sites and you will visit the Arg of Karim Khan, Pars Museum, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque, the Moshir Caravanserai and the Vakil Bazaar, the oldest Bazaar in Shiraz. Then continue your tour by seeing the Jahan Nama Garden, Quran Gate and the Ali ebne Hamze Shrine, where the tiny glittering mirrors covering the entire interior will leave you breathless. You will also go to the tombs of Hafez and Saadi. It is a moving experience to be in these beautiful gardens, joining other visitors in reading poems over the graves of two of Iran’s most famous poets. Overnight stay in Shiraz.
Day10 - Shiraz /Bavanat
A short distance from Shiraz lie some of the most important sites of the ancient Persian Empire. You will explore the ruined columns of Persepolis, visit the impressive and imposing tombs of Naghsh-e-Rostam and see Naghsh-e-Rajab, a group of four bas reliefs carved in the side of a cliff. See Pasargadae, the capital of Ancient Persia, built by Cyrus the Great. One of the most revered rulers of the Persian Empire, Cyrus is buried at Pasargadae in a simple but impressive tomb. Later you will drive to Bavanat, locate in the heart of the Zagros Mountains. At Bavanat you will meet the Khamseh nomads and learn about their daily life and traditions. You will enjoy the amazing natural beauty camping overnight with the nomads and eating a delicious dinner prepared by a local cook. Overnight stay in Bavanat.
In the morning, you will take a walk through the mountains to see springs and a walnut forest. Several small villages are hidden in this green, lush landscape. You will have a memorable experience spending time with Khamseh nomads learning about their customs and traditions. Overnight stay in a traditional house in Bazm village.
Leaving Bavanat you will drive to one of the oldest cities on earth, Yazd. Along the way, stop in Abarqu and see the four million year old Cupressus sempervirens, a huge cypress tree that is the second oldest living thing in Asia. The desert oasis of Yazd is the center of Zoroastrian culture and Persian architecture. You will marvel at the wind towers and water irrigation systems invented by ancient engineers and architects to make living in the hot, arid desert manageable. Visit the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence and Atashkedeh Fire Temple, Amir Chaghmagh complex, and Lariha House, one of the best-preserved traditional houses from the Qajar era. You will also see the Dowlat Abad Garden, one of Iran’s most beautiful gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay in Yazd.
Day13 :Yazd /Tehran
After spending a half-day exploring the shops and cafes in the maze of alleys that make up the old city of Yazd, you will fly to Tehran.Overnight Tehran .
Day14 :Tehran /Departure
Transfer to Imam Khomeini International Airport for your flight home.