Trip Highlights : The days that you are in Iran : In Tehran you can see national museum and see Iranian ancient objects ,works of art and all interesting things, then you will move to Hamedan to visit Hegmataneh pre-islamic town, it’s amazing because Median Dynasty was established over there. After Medes, this city was the capital of Achaemenids as well, and you will visit Ibn e Sina or (Avicenna)Tomb too. He was Muslim philosopher-scientists. We will show you Ganjnameh (Achaemenid Inscription) too, According to Clifford Edmund Bosworth, "Hamadan is a very old city. It may conceivably, but improbably, be mentioned in cuneiform texts from ca. 1100 BC, the time of Assyrian King Tiglath-pilesar I, but is certainly mentioned by Herodotus who says that the king of Media Diokes built the city of Agbatana or Ekbatana in the 7th century BC. After Hamedan you will move to Kermanshah to visit Tagh e Bostan (Only 9 kilometers from Kermanshah) It is known for its rock carvings (bas-reliefs) of Sasanid origin (3rd to 7th century AD). The carvings, some of the finest and best-preserved examples of Persian sculpture and afterward you will visit Bistoon Inscription, Authored by Darius the Great. Darius provides a lengthy sequence of events following the deaths of Cyrus the Great and Cambyses II in which he fought nineteen battles in a period of one year.This site is really amazing. After Kermanshah you move to Ahvaz to visit Apadana palace ,Daniel Tomb and afterward drive to visit Chogha zanbil (A Sacred City for the Elamites) and Haft tape ,an archaeological site that remains of the Elamite city of Kabnak and then move to shushtar to visit historical hydraulic system and then you will visit Persian Kingdom and Empire in Shiraz, city of the Persian Kings

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 & cultural tour to western Part of Iran , you will make a fascinating journey to the most important historical places of the country. 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 his 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.)  About Elamite Civilization there are clues from sources including the Judeo-Christian Bible which places the Elamites as a Semitic culture that sprung from a descendant of Shem (one of Noah's 3 sons) named Elam. The Elamites were mentioned in the Bible in Ezra and Acts and the Kingdom of Elam is mentioned in Genesis, Nehemiah, Ezra, Jeremiah, Daniel, and I Chronicles. Regardless of the provenance of the Elamites, they occupied a long period of history in the Middle East and especially Persia. During this period, the Elamites maintained power through a strict system of accession and inheritance which allowed power to stay focussed within the Elamite mainstream culture, so you can see how old is Iran and why travel to Iran should be next on your bucket list. After Elamites civilization and empire we will show you another old one : Median Empire .The Medes were an ancient Iranian people who lived in Iran in an area known as Media and spoke a northwestern Iranian language referred to as the Median language. Their arrival to the region is associated with the first wave of Iranian tribes in the late second millennium BCE (the Bronze Age collapse) through the beginning of the first millennium BCE and then after Medes it was the time of  "PERSIANS" the most important empire of ancient world. "Cyrus the Great" ,the leader of Persians began to defeat nearby kingdoms, including Media, Lydia and Babylon, joining them under one rule. He founded the first Persian Empire, also known as the Achaemenid Empire in 550 B.C.The first Persian Empire under Cyrus the Great soon became the world’s first superpower. It united under one government three important sites of early human civilization: Mesopotamia, Egypt’s Nile Valley and India’s Indus Valley. So enjoy your tour and travel to Iran By choosing Western part of Iran.
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Trip Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Tehran
Sightseeing:  Glolestan Palace , Iran National Museum and Tehran's Bazaar
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. Then We will visit one of the biggest Bazaars of Iran in Tehran and enjoy the atmosphere of this amazing bazaar. Overnight in Tehran
 Azadi TowerGolestan PalaceIran National Museum
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
Danial TombChoghazanbilChoghazanbil 
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
The Gate of all Nations - PersepolisPERSEPOLISPersepolis
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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Duration :

9 Days

 

Meals Included:

All Breakfast

Three Dinner

 

Transport : 

Public Transport 

Walking

Flight

Private transport

 

Transfer :

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Accommodation:

Stars hotel and Boutique hotel (Iranian traditional hotels)

 

Entrance fees:

Included for the mentioned monuments in the itinerary

 

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