Cultural Tour

IRAN-Black Tents

Teheran / Kerman / Shiraz / Yazd / Isfahan / Abyaneh Kashan

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Route: Teheran / Kerman / Shiraz / Yazd / Isfahan / Abyaneh Kashan

15 day / 14 night

You will overnight in the black tents of the nomads you will also visit the sassanian palaces in Firuzabad.

Teheran // Kerman //Shiraz //over night in the black
tent //Yazd// Isfahan // Abyaneh Kashan.

Day 01: Arrival-Tehran

Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

Day 02: Tehran- Kerman

After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In the evening fly to Kerman, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Kerman.

Day 03: 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.

Day 04: Kerman -Shiraz

Morning toward Sarvestan where to visit the Sasanid places there then we going to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

Day 05: 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

Day 06: 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.

Day 07: 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.

Day 08: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis- Passargad - 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 Passargad, tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian king. O/N Yazd.

Day 09: 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.

Day 10: Yazd - Isfahan

In the morning we will explore this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years. This is now a Zoroastrian pilgrimage center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which was the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. We visit the Towers of Silence on the city’s outskirts This was a burial place for the Zoroastrians. In the afternoon we drive to Isfahan. En route at Meibod we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai while at Naeen we will see a carpet workshop. . O/N Isfahan.

Day 11: Isfahan

In the morning we will visit the Imam square This huge open square in the center of Isfahan has monuments of interest on its four sides. These include the Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise colored tile work, the smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the finest tile mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first multistory building in Iran and the expansive Isfahan bazaar where we can visit the studios of artists who paint finely detailed miniatures. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and Khajoo bridges over the Zayanderud river and relax in one of the traditional tea houses where we can drink tea and smoke a Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

Day 12: Isfahan

We will the visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, the Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and the palace of Chehel Sotoun. Magnificent murals in the palace interior are a special attraction. O/N Isfahan.

Day 13: Isfahan- Abyaneh

Drive to Abyaneh, 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 Abyaneh.

Day 14: Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran

Drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for carpet. O/N Tehran.

Day 15: Tehran - Departure

Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.
(at any time possible)

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