Iran 11 days Ziggurat tour ( 11 Days )
Tehran > Ahvaz > Susa > Shiraz > Isfahan > Kashan > Qom > Imam Khomeini Airport
Ancient ruins give us a connection to the past that’s visceral and connect us to our forefathers regardless of where we come from. The history and intrigue of Iran’s ancient ruins can inspire any adventurous traveler to visit the country. Home to some of the most famous ancient ruins, Iran has a lot to offer. This particular tour will take you through the ancient Persian history. From the temple of Daniel, the prophet in Susa to one of the most magnificent cities of the ancient world, Persepolis. Not to mention the sand dunes of Yazd, home to the remaining Zoroastrian population.
Tour by detail
Arrival to Tehran, transfer to hotel; overnight Tehran.
Full day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Place that is both a historic site and museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls and it is worth to spend a few hours to visit its luxuriously decorated rooms, nice and big dining area and ballroom and well landscaped Gardens and fountains. The Archaeological or national museum of Iran that represents you many different periods of Iran’s rich history, Glass and Carpet Museums. At the end Transfer to Airport for flight to Ahvaz. Overnight Ahvaz.
Full day excursion to Susa (shush) that once has been among the greatest cities of ancient Persia to visit Ancient city ,Palace of Drius (Apadana) ,Shush museum , Tomb of Daniel then drive to Choqa Zanbil ( Ziggurat) & haft Tappeh and, the best surviving example of Elamite Architecture; continue our way to another UNESCO world heritage site near Shushtar town .i.e. Shushtar waterfall and historic Dams . Overnight Shushtar.
Depart to Shiraz; on the way visit the famous Sassanid Relives and The Palace of Bishapur; overnight Shiraz.
After rest and breakfast we will start the tour in the city of rose and nightingales and its cultural and historical attraction by visiting Zandieh complex (Karim khan’s citadel, pars museum, Vakil bath, Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir caravanserai). Then continue our tour by visiting Jahan Nama garden, Hafez & Saadi tomb, Quran gate and Ali ebne Hamze or Shah-e-cheragh shrine, Overnight Shiraz.
Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit Eram Garden, Jame Atiq Mosque & Nasir Almolk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, Zinat-al-Molk House. In the afternoon we will spend some time to visit a fantastic view of Shiraz from 23th floor of Chamran hotel and an experience of modern social life in shopping mall. Overnight Shiraz.
Drive to Isfahan with having the chance of visiting a breathtaking attraction in 50 km north of Shiraz .i.e. Persepolis (Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghsh-e-rajab); a must –see site for not only history buffs but also everyone who like to know more about the history of Persian Empire. we will continue our way to visit the Capital of ancient Persia and the Tomb of Cyrus the great that without doubt is one of the most respected Persian Emperor both in national and international view (It is located in 87 km of Shiraz), overnight Isfahan.
In the morning and after breakfast we step in the city that has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage and contains a wide range of Islamic Architectural styles ranging from the 11th century (to the 19th and start a memorable city tour by visitng palace of forty columns or Chehel sotun belongs to Safavid era and has very beautiful mural paintings and a pretty Persian garden , the world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Imam & Lotfollah mosque, Ali Qapu Palace) . this square has been surrounded by two beautiful mosques and old bazaar of Isfahan and can entertain you for couple of hours ; then walk along the Zyanderood river and Isfahan famous ancient bridges (si-o-se pol & Khadju). Overnight Isfahan.
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit the magnificent Jame Atiq Mosque. It is 14th registered world heritage sites of Iran in UNESCO and one of the oldest mosques of Iran that dates back to 8 century. Ali Gholi Agha Complex and if you like to visit a place that represent you one of the most remarkable examples of eccentricity in Persian architecture continue our tour by visitng Pigeon Towers, this towers belongs to Safavid’s time . In the afternoon and before transferring to airport for flight to Tehran we will visit the third most important Safavid palace .i.e. The Hasht-Behesht palace and vank cathedral, overnight Isfahan .
Day10- Isfahan /Kashan
Drive to Tehran enroute visiting Abyaneh. Abyaneh is a village near Kashan that is registered with UNESCO as a heritage site. The red mud-brick buildings, people in traditional clothes (women with white long scarf and under-knee skirt and men who wear a long garment and a pair of loose canvas pants) and special unique architecture has made this village unique; after spending a couple of hours there we will move toward the edge of the central deserts of Iran and town of Kashan to visit Teppeh-ye Seyalk, Fin Garden, Tabatabaiha & Broojerdiha house, overnight Kashan.
Day 11-Kashan-Qom –Departure
A half day city tour of Kashan, drive to Qom to visit Holy shrine and at the end transfer to Intel. Airport for departure flight.