Although potential travelers to Iran are mostly fascinated by tourism delights of Isfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz, they are unaware that almost every corner of Iran is home to astonishing attractions such as dusty labyrinthine bazaars, centuries-old monuments, colorful landscapes, scorching deserts, snow-capped mountains, eroded volcanic plateaus, long-abandoned castles, ancient river valleys, enigmatic places of worship, and above all, hospitable and welcoming people. Unlike the classic route of central Iran which tends to cross deserts, west of Iran, including the Zagros area, Kurdistan hills, and Khuzestan plain is so rich naturally and because of this excellence has always been populated during history, Which gives the second priority to the region: historically and culturally rich. This tour like many other Iran tours starts from Tehran, but we ride immediately to western Iran. A journey full of Adventure for mountain lovers, Iran hiking and trekking tours, Iran nature tour, Iran UNESCO world heritage sites , Iran cultural ,civilization , archaeological and educational tour.

Maybe you ask yourselves or others ask you :
Why travel to Iran should be next on your bucket list ?
Why Western Part of Iran ?
Why West Persia ?
Which civilizations exist in this region of Iran?  
In this historical and cultural tour to western part of Iran, you will visit the oldest civilizations and cultures of Iran and you will see the ancient Iran. Tour to Western Part of Iran has many natural and cultural wonders. In this tour you will see historical sites and you will get a taste of Iran's ancients history and civilization. By choosing our historical and cultural tour to western Part of Iran , you will make a fascinating journey to the most important historical places of Iran. You will visit  such cities as Tehran, Hamedan , Kermanshah, Ahvaz, Susa, Shushtar , and Shiraz.You will explore the museums, stroll along the Persian civilizations and History and can bargain at the colorful local bazaars. In just 9 days, you will be able to plunge in the history and culture of Iran and get acquainted with the amazing ancient facts. In this tour you will explore different civilizations and cultures, one of them is Elamites. The Elamite Civilization were among the first civilized civilization to emerge over 8800 years ago in today's Khoozestan (Southwestern Iran). Today we know that these civilizations are much older than previously thought due to recent archeological discoveries. (Settlements at Susa date to 7th millennium B.C.E.).

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Trip Itinerary:
 
Day 01: Tehran
Sightseeing:  Iran National Museum , Golestan Palace , Tajrish Bazaar and Darband
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. This amazing Palace in 2003 was designated a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Afterward we will visit Tajrish Bazaar and Darband, a cute village in the mountains north of Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.
 Tour to Iran national museum . Inbound Persia Travel AgencyGolestan PalaceTour to Golestan Palace. Inbound Persia Travel Agency
Day 2 : Hamedan
Sightseeing : Hegmataneh pre-Islamic town ,Tombs of Ester and Mordkhai and Ibn -e- Sina (Avicenna ) Tomb
Hamadan is among the oldest cities of Iran. Medes chose Hamadan- which was then called Hegmataneh- as their capital, but the results of studies indicate that Hegmataneh city has existed before being elected as the capital by Medes and also a group of Kassites people lived there. Later the survivors of Kassites have created the nation called Mede together with a group of Aryan people, and established the Medes State by overcoming the aggressor Assyrian State and have placed Karkashi as their capital and since then, this city has been named Hegmataneh. Hamadan has always been regarded as one of the major centers of the Jewish settlement in Iran, So we drive in the morning to the Hamedan and visit Hegmataneh pre-Islamic town. Afterwards drive to the Jewish prophet tombs of Ester and Mordkhai . Afterwards you will visit The Ibn -e- Sina Tomb. Overnight in Hamedan
 
Hegmataneh Pre-Islamic TownTomb of Ester and MordkhaiTomb of Avicenna
Day 3 : Hamedan and Kermanshah
Sightseeing :Ganjnameh , TagheBostan and Bistoon
Drive to Ganjnameh to visit Achaemenid inscriptions, Very interesting part of this trip and you will see Presian Glory Then Drive to Kermanshah to visit Taghe Bostan ( Sasanid complex ) Afterwards drive to Bistoon registered world heritage complex. Overnight in Kermanshah
Ganjnameh - Stone CueniformTagh e BostanBistoon 
Day 4 : Ahvaz
Sightseeing : Apadana palace, Susa museum ,Denial Tomb (prophet Daniel) , Choghazanbil and Haf Tappe historic hill
In the morning we drive  to get to Susa (Shush) and visit Achaemenid Apadana palace, Susa museum and Denial Tomb (prophet Daniel). Then drive to Choghzanbil Zigurat and visit this Elamite registered world heritage Zigurat from 1300 BC. Later drive through the Hafttape sugar cane farms to visit Haf Tappe historic hill and museum. Overnight in Shush
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Day 5 : Shushtar
Sightseeing : Shushtar waterfalls and Historic dams
Drive to Shushtar town and visit another registered world heritage site, Shushtar waterfalls and also visit the historic dams over the big rivers going through Shushtar. Overnight in Shushtar
 
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic SystemShushtar WaterfallsShushtar Dams
Day 6: Shiraz
Sightseeing : Bishapoor city and Chogan strait
In the morning we drive to Shiraz and on the way to shiraz we will visit Bishapoor city and Chogan strait. Bishapoor is an ancient city situated south of modern Fahliyan, on the ancient road between Persis and Elam. The road linked the Sassanid capitals Istakhr (very close to Persepolis) and Ctesiphon. Bishapoor was built near a river, at the same site there is a fort with rock-cut reservoirs and a river valley with six Sassanid rock relieves. We will also visit Anahita temple with its strange and interesting structure remaining dating back to Sassanid era.Overnight in Shiraz
Anahita TempleChogan StraitBishapoor City
Day 7 : Shiraz
Sightseeing : Nasir al Mulk Mosque , Naranjestan Garden , Zand Complex, Eram Garden and Hafez Tomb
Recent archaeological finds in Tepe Poostchi (Poostchi Mound) dates the city of Shiraz to 6500 ago. Shiraz has been the seat of government in several eras. The name 'Shiraz' has also been found in cuneiform script in Persepolis. Thus, the city houses many historical sites and hosts large number of tourists annually from around the world. 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 Nasir al mulk Mosque that was built in the Qajar era, it took 12 years to complete it in 1888. Its interior reveals a magnificent masterpiece of design with stunning colors. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and the colors dance throughout the day like whirling Dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colorful ball is hit by the first sun ray and has exploded into thousands of butterflies all around. Then continue your exploration in Shiraz at the beautiful orange-scented Narenjestan Garden, laid out in the 19th century during the Qajar Dynasty. Then, you will visit Karim Khan Citadel which was built during the Zand Dynasty. You’ll have time to explore Vakil Bazaar, home to hundreds of stores, beautiful courtyards, and even an ancient caravanserai. In the evening you will visit Eram Garden and Hafez Tomb. Overnight in Shiraz
 
Vakil MosqueNasir al  Mulk MosqueNasir al Mulk Mosque
Day 8 : Shiraz
Sightseeing : Quran Gate , Persepolis and Necropolis (Naghsh e Rostam )
Visiting 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
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Day 9: Tehran or Shiraz
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, Shiraz or Tehran

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9 Days

 

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All Breakfast

 

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