8 Day cultural tour: visiting ancient civilizations4 min read
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Discover what made this region the cradle of civilization. Explore the prehistoric cities of Qom and Kashan, along with the pre-Islamic cities of Varzaneh, Meybod, Kharanq, Yazd and Nayin. Immerse yourself in pristine natural wonders, former glories and ancient ruins.
Above 5 years
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Traditional boutique hotel
This tour includes:
– Travel insurance
– Airport transfer
– Types of Iranian and foreign cars
– A domestic flight
– Private ground transportation
– English speaking guide
– Iranian SIM card
– Bank card
– The entrance fee of the mentioned buildings
– breakfast lunch dinner
– 24-hour support
– Specialized tour guide for all regions of Iran
– Free entertainment
– With the possibility of personalizing the trip
– Brochure of gifts and souvenirs of Iran and tourist areas of Iran
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The seat of Iranian power in the last 3 centuries, Tehran is rich in history and influential. Go to see the Golestan Palace registered in the world heritage in the center of Tehran. The 18th century complex was the main residence of the Qajar period, a masterpiece of hand-painted tiles, in a lush garden that attracts everyone’s attention. After a quick walk in the city park, arrive at the National Museum of Iran, which houses a collection of ancient and medieval Iranian artifacts, from the Achaemenid to the Sassanid.
Qom and Kashan
In the morning, visit the shrine of Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (PBUH) in Qom, one of the holiest places in Iran. In Kashan, start at the Agha Bozor Mosque, the former center of Kashan life, then head to the Sultan Amir Ahmad Baths for a lesson on classical bathing and the use of water in the desert. Visit the Abbasid House and the Tabatabai House, two examples of luxurious homes built to maximize scarce resources and cool extreme temperatures. After a quick stop at Bagh Fin, spend the night in Kashan.
On the way to Nayin, visit the aqueducts of Nayin well. More than 3000 years ago, Iranians learned how to build aqueducts (underground aqueducts) to bring water from the mountains to the plains. This ancient system supplied more than 70% of Iran’s water consumption until the 1960s. Climb through the historic underground canals of Rigareh Water Mill, then visit Jame Nayin Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Iran. Spend the night in Nain.
Maybod and Khranak
Explore the pre-Islamic city of Meibod and visit the Sassanid-era Narin Castle. Visit the Mibod Glacier, a thousand-year-old ice in the desert and Karunsar Abbasi. Stop at the abandoned adobe village of Kharanaq, a well-preserved example of what Iranian cities looked like thousands of years ago, then hike to the top of Chak Chak fire temple. Spend the night in Yazd.
Start the day off with Yazd Grand Mosque, built in the 13th century. Above the Sassanid fire temple, then go to the narrow and clay streets to visit the Amir Chakhmaq complex, which includes a caravanserai, a bathhouse, and many pastry shops. By visiting the Yazd Water Museum, learn how the underground water channels keep the city hydrated. Stop at the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and see the sacred fire that has been burning since 470 AD. Finish by seeing the Tower of Silence to see Sky Burials.
Before noon, head to the desert town of Varzaneh, where you will experience the high sand dunes of the Varzaneh desert and the vast salt lake of Varzaneh. Visit Hassan Abad Water Temple to see how ancient people conserved their sacred resources. After watching the sunset over the sands, make your way to the traditional and local guest house in Varzaneh and spend the night there. Spend your time making friends and exchanging stories with locals and fellow travelers.
Start from the 16th century. Naqsh Jahan Square was and is the center of business and activity in Isfahan. Explore the Kayseri Bazaar, a local center filled with handicrafts, spices, and carpets. Visit the mesmerizing dome of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, the mesmerizing courtyard of the Shah Mosque and the six-story view of the Aali Qapu Palace. At night, visit the Khajo Bridge and the Thirty-Three Bridges on the side of the Zayandeh Rood River. End the evening with an Iranian cooking class with a local host family.
Visit the 8th century in the early morning. Isfahan Jame Mosque is a former fire temple of Zoroastrians, which has been continuously built over the centuries. Walk from the historical area of Isfahan, through the paths of the ancient bazaar, to the more modern Naqsh Jahan square that you saw yesterday. Crafts here have not changed for over 400 years, so take time to shop for last-minute souvenirs. Finish with the bright frescoes of the Vanak Cathedral in the Armenian quarter of New Jolfa. Move towards Tehran.