Trip to Iran with a rich history and some of the most beautiful architectural styles on the planet, Iran offers endless adventures. Take an Iran journey with us and we’ll show you the secrets of this fascinating country. We start the tour in Tehran and after 13 days tour it finish in Tabriz and you will depart from Tabriz or Tehran. In Beyond Persia Tour You will visit the ancient city of Persepolis and Necropolis, Shiraz with its beautiful Persian gardens, the oasis city of Yazd with its unique architecture and Zoroastrian Community. Also you will visit Isfahan and Kashan City.In Maranjab Desert you will enjoy the desert tour and afterward move to the north of Iran and visit greenlands and fantastic village of Masouleh and then Tabriz city. With the in-depth cultural tour Highlights of Beyond Persia Tour, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Iran and you would never forget this experience.

Maybe you ask yourselves or others ask you :

Why travel to Iran should be next on your bucket list ?

Which civilizations exist in this region of Iran ?

Iran is really old and one of the oldest civilizations of Iran is Shahr-e Sukhte (literally translated as the Burned City) has also been spelled differently as Shahr-i Shokhta in various sources. It is a vast archaeological site (151 hecares) made by mud bricks on the bank of the Helmand river, between Zahedan and Zabol cities, situated at South East Iran inside Sistan & Baluchestan Province. It dates back to the Bronze Age inhabited from 3200 to 1800 BC. There were four stages of civilization living there. Before it was abandoned, the city had been burned down three times. Therefore, many had lost their lives. As a result, there’s a sizable graveyard attached to this settlement that has accommodated from 25,000 to 40,000 ancient graves. The historical site consists of several historical mounds in a row. Each of them were allocated to a different function, like workshops, residence, graveyard, etc. The other old civilization is Elamite and one of the most important site that belongs to that era is Chogha Zanbil. The name chogha Zanbil isn’t a very understandable word in Persian either. Chogha Means “hill” in Lurish language of Bakhtiary tribes in Iran. Zanbil means “basket” in Persian. Chogha Zanbil means a hill that looks like a basket! This is how people referred to this historical mound before it was noticed and excavated by professor Girshman, the French Archaeologist, between 1951 and 1962. This temple was built by an Elamite king called “Untash Napirisha” in approximately 1275 BC around 35 km South of the ancient city of Susa. Chogha Zanbil is a temple of gods. It is believed that originally it had been decided to accommodate 22 gods, but right after the death of Untash Napirisha, the construction of temples discontinued and the successors never continued what had been initially started. Today there are only 12 temples for eleven lesser important gods and one main god called “Inshushinak”, the god of (Shush) (Susa). King Untash Napirisha built a town and named it after himself to challenge Susa that used to be the main center of Elamites for a long time. At the center of this walled town, he built Chogha Zanbil to honor gods and accomplish a new style of temple construction. Iran had different civilization and empire and one of the most greatest empire was Persian Empire , founded by Cyrus the Great around 550 B.C., became one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Europe’s Balkan Peninsula in the West to India’s Indus Valley in the East. This Iron Age dynasty, sometimes called the Achaemenid Empire. Persia is home to numerable historical, cultural and natural features that have been registered by UNESCO. Many people think of Persia as synonymous with Islam, though Islam only became the dominant religion in the Persian Empire after the Arab conquests of the seventh century. The first Persian Empire was shaped by a different religion: Zoroastrianism. Iran has fantastic landscapes and different places for visiting, greenlands and fantastic cool weather in the north, Caspian Sea ,Warm and dry weather in the center and south of  Persian Gulf. With These amazing civilization and cultures Iran is really a good place for trip. Iran is undoubtedly the most surprising country for positive experiences. As a tourist, traveling to a place for the first time by your own, may seem a bit challenging. Finding a trustworthy and reliable travel agency isn’t that hard today since the ongoing progress in digital marketing brings everything at your door. Assembling tour pieces such as accommodation, transportation, visa , tour guide and … would be a very time consuming process and you have to know ins and outs of the booking process very well. Besides you need to know at least the basic ways of communication in every country’s own speaking language. So why you put all these burden on your shoulders while you can easily get your job done by professional travel agents or agencies? By Inbound Persia Tour and Travel Agency whatever dream you have will come true

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Trip Itinerary :

 

Day 01: Tehran

Sightseeing:  Glolestan Palace , Bazaar and Iran National Museum 

Arrival at IKA International airport, we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.You will have time to rest and relax before our morning tour of Tehran begins. To avoid heavy traffic, taking the subway is the best way to visit Tehran. We take the subway and charter taxis so that we make most of the day and visit as many sites as possible. As a result, we will have a much better chance to get more acquainted with Iranian people. We leave the hotel at 9:30 for a trip to the Iran National Museum which ,here we will get a chance to see a variety of Persian Civilizations and cultures during different ages and become familiar with Iranian history.Then we pay a visit to Golestan Palace. Golestan Palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the capital of the country. Built around a garden featuring pools as well as planted areas, the Palace’s most characteristic features and rich ornaments date from the 19th century. It became a centre of Qajari arts and architecture of which it is an outstanding example and has remained a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day. It represents a new style incorporating traditional Persian arts and crafts and elements of 18th century architecture and technology.Afterward we will visit Tehran's Bazaar and enjoy the city. Overnight in Tehran

Golestan PalaceGolestan PalaceIran National Museum

Day 02: Shiraz

Sightseeing : Zand Complex , Hafez Tomb and Eram Garden

In the morning we fly to Shiraz and we will visit this great city. Shiraz is the cradle of Persian Civilization, the home to the great Achaemenid and Sassanid kings , and is well known as the city of Persians and the Persian Race. You will visit the city of Persians, and start the tour from Zand complex (Karim khan Castle , Bath, Bazaar and Mosque ) and in the evening we will visit Eram Garden and Hafez Tomb. Overnight in Shiraz

Karim Khan ComplexVakil MosqueEram Garden

Day 03 : Shiraz

Sightseeing : Nasir al Mulk Mosque ,Quran Gate , Persepolis and Necropolis (Naghsh e Rostam )

Early in the Morning we will visit Nasir al Mulk Mosque and afterward we will visiti Quran Gate and then driving towards Persepolis, visiting magnificent UNESCO world heritage, Achaemenids Palaces and engraves, Naghsh-e- Rostam to become familiar with Persian Empire, and Persian Civilization and History. Persepolis founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. Overnight in Shiraz

PersepolisPersepolisNasir al Mulk Mosque

Day 04: Yazd

Sightseeing : Visiting the city ,Amir chakhmagh Complex ,Museum of Water

In the morning we move to Yad and we will visit narrow alleys with family and enjoy this traditional city. Yazd populace are mainly Muslim. Yet, a large number of the entire Iran's Zoroastrians inhabit here. Minorities of Jews and Christians also live here. Yazd is surrounded by mountain ranges of Shir-Kooh and Kharanegh. The city dates from Sassanid era (2000 years ago), and was called in those days "Isatis". The word Yazd means Clear of Filth.It also means Worship, Praise and Adoration. The appellation of the city is "The City of Gods".Yazd is the second Mud-Brick city in the world remaining from ancient times. The population is Aryan in race and due to the isolated location of the city, the race has not intermingled with non-Aryans.The city covers 2491 square meter of area and stands warm and dry climate. Yazd is a Two-Season city with extreme climate (frosty winters and scorching dry summers). It is the first Iranian city registered in World Heritage we allocate this city for you to become more familiar with Iranian history and culture. Today we will visit Amir chakhmagh Complex and square and Museum of Water and Fire Temple.Stay overnight in Yazd

Amir ChakhmaghYazd CityYazd City

Day 05 : Isfahan

Sightseeing : Jameh Mosque ,Imam Square ,Shah Mosque ,Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace

In the morning we drive to Isfahan and spend  the first day of our tour in this amazing city. As the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Empire, Isfahan was one of the world’s greatest cities– architecturally striking, wealthy beyond imagine, and politically powerful with Europeans, Ottomans, Indians and Chinese coming to its court– the heart of a vast Persian Empire that stretched from the Euphrates River in present-day Iraq to the Oxus River in Afghanistan. Indeed, its grandeur inspired the rhyming proverb, Isfahan nesf e jahan (Isfahan is half of the World). Start your exploration in Isfahan at a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Simple at first glance but wondrous in its rich detail and bold design, the Masjed-e Jamé is another masterpiece of Iranian architecture, covering nearly 5 acres in the heart of this historical city. This is one of the oldest congregational mosques of the country, and its construction and embellishment over the past twelve centuries illustrate a number of important periods in Islamic architecture. Your exploration continues in Imam Square. This 17th-century site is one of the largest public spaces in the world. Here in the square, you’ll visit the 17th-century Shah Mosque, revered as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and easily recognized by its magnificent tile-work and soaring cupola and minarets. You will also visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the Ladies Mosque, as it was built for the Shah's harem, renowned for the brightly coloured domed ceiling, where the light creates the image of a peacock. In the Ali Qapu Palace, you’ll marvel at its beautiful music rooms and the balconies where Safavid kings would sit to enjoy the polo matches unfolding in the square. Overnight in Isfahan

Imam SquareJameh Mosque of IsfahanSheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Day 06 : Abyaneh – Kashan

Sightseeing : Abyaneh Village

In the morning we drive to abyaneh and you will visit  UNESCO recognized village of Abyaneh, located at the foot of Karkas mountain and in the vicinity of dessert. Appreciate the serenity of this quaint village with its splendid archaeology and meet the dwellers speak, live and dress in original Persian style. Overnight in Kashan

Abyaneh VillageAbyaneh VillageAbyaneh Village

Day 08 : Kashan

Sightseeing : Tabatabai and Boroojerdi Houses,Fin Gardens and Agha bozorg Mosque

Kashan is one of favorite tourist destinations in Iran. It attracts a large number of tourists each year, affording them unforgettable moments. The city hosts many events but you should know that Kashan has a 7000 - year history of city – dwelling too. It has one UNESCO-registered site: Fin Garden. As the most important annual event that we will show you. We drive in the morning after breakfast to visit this great and old city and we will visit Tabatabai and Boroojerdi Houses, Fin Gardens and Agha bozorg Mosque. Overnight in Kashan

Agha Bozorg MosqueTabatabai HouseBoroujerdi House

Day 09 : Maranjab Desert Tour

Sightseeing  : Desert Tour

We start our tour in the morning to visit Noosh abad underground city. Nushabad Underground City, with one thousand and five hundred years’ record of homing and sheltering Families, is still stable. Nooshabad City concealing underground was built 1500 years ago, by order of Anushiruwan, Sassanid king. Three floors with strange Halls, food storages, water, Fat-burning lights and even toilets were constructed by hand digging of local people for long time residence of local people for protection against foes and invaders, but not for the normal life! They would use it only in threatening situations. They have got a really fabulous and unique city engineering and road designs into use to prevent simple crossing in the footpaths, so that the invaders and foreign people and whoever was not familiar with this city constructions would lose easily its way, like a maze. This place is amazing and must see. Afterward we drive to see the beauty of Namak Lake (Salt) and Maranjab Desert. Step into an old caravanserai on the ancient Silk Road. Get to know the endemic vegetation and animals. Walk barefoot on the dunes, and have a sight of Mount Damavand. Overnight in Kashan

Desert TourDesert TourDesert Tour

Day 10 : Masouleh

Sightseeing : Visiting Masooleh 

Drive to Masouleh.Masouleh architecture is unique and is registered with UNESCO. The Buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Overnight in Masouleh

Masooleh VillageJungles of MasoulehMasouleh

Day 11: Tabriz 

Sightseeing : Excursion in the city  

In the morning we will continue to Tabriz and after hotel check in and rest we will excursion in the city

Constitution HouseTabriz City

Day 12 : Tabriz

Sightseeing :Kaboud Mosque , Blue Mosque, Bazaar and El Goli

In the morning drive toward Tabriz. Visit Kaboud Mosque with intricately-painted, brilliantly blue tiles and calligraphy. Often referred to as the Blue Mosque, this magnificent landmark was extensively damaged by two 18th-century earthquakes. But as you stand before the north façade with much of its original tile work still intact. In the afternoon, walk in the Grand Bazaar, the only bazaar on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The present-day structure, a vast maze-like complex of bricked arches and vaulted passageways, still evokes the spirit of its earliest days when Tabriz was one of the most important commercial centers along the ancient Silk Road. End your day by visiting Shah Golu (El-Goli), a large park with an artificial lake in the middle. overnight Tabriz

El GoliBlue Mosque

Day 13: Tabriz or Tehran

Our tour finish and You will depart Iran, the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories. You can choose from which city you will depart Iran, Tabriz International Airport or Tehran International Airport. If you want depart from Tehran, Our representative will transfer you to Imam Khomeini International Airport according to your flight time and You will depart Iran

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Features  

 

Duration:

13 Days

 

Meals included:

All Breakfasts 

All Lunch

All Dinner

 

Transport:

Private transport

Flight

 

Transfer:

Pre and post trip transfers included

 

Accommodation:

Stars hotel

 

Entrance fees:

Included for the mentioned monuments in the itinerary

 

Tour guide:

Included

 

Visa :

Include

Tour Direction

Inbound Persia Travel Agency