Day 1and 2: Arriving Tehran, visiting Tehran, Mountain or Ski
Upon your pre-dawn arrival in Tehran airport, you will be cordially received by our representative carrying our logo show card (transfer information) that will direct and transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to rest and relax before our morning tour of Tehran commences. Tehran, a modern megalopolis, prides itself in having unique museums with immense and unrivalled collections and artefacts dating from the earliest onset of history to the present era.
Your city tour depend to your time to visit how many items, but we will plan to visit below itinerary if your time let us
Our tour begins with a trip to the Archaeological Museum, one of the rare places in the world where we will have the special opportunity to visit and experience the “evolution of mankind” through the marvellous display of historical relics.
Next on the agenda is our very much-awaited chance to savour the distinctive flavour of Iranian cuisine.
We will visit a world of jewels in a priceless Crown Jewels Museum one of which is one of the two greatest diamonds, Darya-e-Noor (sea of light).
At the end of the day, we will get a chance to see a variety of Persian hand-woven carpets and rugs in the Carpet Museum which houses more than 100 spectacular pieces from all over Iran. On top of that, we will also be given an insight into the history of these carpets. Stay overnight in Tehran.
Visit Sa’ad Abad or GOLESTAN Complex with an immense area of 1,100,000 square meters and 18 magnificent historical palaces (2 of which we will visit). This palace was built by Pahlavi dynasty and it will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on us. And our Tehran excursion will end at the Ceramic Museum where we will be able to witness its construction with glorious ancient archaeology.
Second day :
You can choose by season mountain climbing and cable car or have experience in international Tehran Ski run
Cable car and climbing TOCHAL : Tochal marks the southern boundary of the Alborz Mountains at Tehran’s longitude. It rises over a sloped plain where the city of Tehran is located. The city ranges in elevation from around 1800 m at its northern end (where sprawl has driven the neighborhoods up the slopes as far as possible) down to1000 m at the southern end (where it approaches the margins of the central desert of Iran). The summit of Mt. Tochal (known as Sar Tochal) is a high point along the length of a 12 Km long ridgeline that is entirely above 3500 m (much of this ridgeline is higher than 3700m). While the eastern 8 Km of the ridgeline runs east-west and looms directly above northern Tehran, the western 4 Km takes a northwest-southeasterly direction and its view from north Tehran is blocked by lower peaks such as Palang Chal (3520 m) and Doshakh (3045 m) .Besides the official summit, other peaks/high points can be defined on the crest of the ridgeline. The most notable of these is the 3876 m summit of Mt. Shah Neshin 3.75 Km to the west of Sar Tochal.
Ski run DIZIN :
The Dizin ski complex is the first ski and winter sport resort in Iran which has been officially recognized and granted the title by the International Ski Federation for its capability in administrating official and international competitions.
It gained its official title for its specific physical and technical features such as the course slope, length of the course and the place where the competitions and races are to be held, as well as amenities and other recreational facilities.
Dizin is situated on the mountains of Alborz and is 45 miles of Tehran and 50 miles of Karaj, Iran.
The installation of ski-lifts at Dizin dates back to 1348 (Iran calendar which equates to 1969) which include three telecabins, two ski-lifts, seven dish tele-skis and one Hammer tele-ski, the lowest point of the region is 2650m, while its highest point is 3600m, (which equates to 11,811 feet above the sea level.)
Dizin climatological condition offers the longest time for skiing, normally begins in November and typically runs through the end of May. Dizin ski amenities included two hotels, 19 cottages and 5 restaurants, The ski activity in Dizin complex is not confined to winter season. There are many other spring, summer and fall activities.
There are also other facilities such as tennis courts, mountain climbing, mountain biking. Ski instruction courses are offered. At the present, the Dizin ski region is administered by Iran ski federation.
The snow quality at Dizin is fantastic powder and rivals that of many European and Rocky Mountain snow areas. Dizin is just 43 miles north of the capital city of Tehran, Iran. It was first opened under the reign of the Shah of Iran in 196.
Attention: The priority in sightseeing may be changed due to the time of your arrival, preference of your guide and also official and unofficial holidays of some museums.
Day 3,4 : fly to Shiraz, visiting Shiraz & Nomad life
After breakfast transfer to domestic airport and flight to SHIRAZ, transfer to your hotel and get rest. Start your half day city tour, enjoy from one of most historical cities in the world.( we will try to visit all below places, but depend to your date and time )
Shiraz has a reputation as an enlightened city that has been at the centre of Persian culture for more than 2,000 years, and was at one time the country’s capital.
Shiraz is crowned as the heartland of Persian culture and this city of sophistication will never fail to conjure up images of roses and nightingales, gardens and poetry. Early in the morning, relish in the highlights of Shiraz when it was the capital of Iran during the Zand Dynasty. Be inspired by the glorious Karim Khan palace, the splendid Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-moshir with its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops, Nasir Almolk mosque. Next, we will stop for a mouth-watering Iranian lunch at one of the traditional restaurants of Shiraz.
This gorgeous city in the province of Fars is home to famous poets such as Hafez and Sa’adi and historical sites from different eras stretching back 6,000 years ago can be found. Hafez is one of great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery. His poems give us a special feeling and the peace in his tomb is really outstanding. Sa’adi is a poet, philosopher and mystic who is known as the father of a alternative tourist. About seven previous centuries he travelled to different countries and cities. Then he collected all his experiences in verse and Rhyme prose in two books named Boustan and Golestan. These two books give you Lots of inspiration and information. We will get a chance to pay homage to tombs of these great poets.
In the evening, we will visit Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh and be prepared to marvel at its beauties. Take a stroll through the Jahan Nama Garden and witness its tall and proud cedars. Finally visit the Delgosha Garden and Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb from where the perspective of the mysterious city of Shiraz will perpetuate in our mind.
- Zand king palace and complex
Day 4: Nomad life ( One lunch + One dinner )
Early morning leave your hotel and transfer, 2 hours drive to Qashqai, meet very nice people and stay with them one night. Feel everything by your self and enjoying with this traditional life.
- Experience traditional life
- Cooking meal and bread
- Wild life
nomads have always been obliged to fight. They lead a wandering life and do not accumulate documents and archives.
But in the evenings, around fires that are burning low, the elders will relate striking events, deeds of valour in which the tribes pride themselves. Thus the epic tale is told from father to son, down through the ages.
The Qashqai are renowned for their pile carpets and other woven wool products. They are sometimes referred to as “Shiraz” because Shiraz was the major marketplace for them in the past. The wool produced in the mountains and valleys near Shiraz is exceptionally soft and beautiful and takes a deeper color than wool from other parts of Iran.
“No wool in all Persia takes such a rich and deep colour as the Shiraz wool. The deep blue and the dark ruby red are equally extraordinary, and that is due to the brilliancy of the wool, which is firmer and, so to say, more transparent than silk, and makes one think of translucent enamel”.
Qashqai carpets have been said to be “probably the most famous of all Persian tribal weavings”.Qashqai saddlebags, adorned with colorful geometric designs, “are superior to any others made”.
Day 5: visiting Persepolis & Necropolis drive to Yazd, Kervanseray ( One dinner )
Our excursion for Today is 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. It seems that Darius planned this impressive complex of palaces not only as the seat of government but also, and primarily, as a show place and a spectacular centre for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire such as Nowroz.
The next is Necropolis. Opposite the mountain of Rahmat, ten minutes driving to the north, proudly stands the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid period.
Then Leave Shiraz and drive to Yazd (5hours)stay in Zeinoddin Kervanseray.
Zeinoddin, a Safavid Caravanserai in the heart of desert which is restored in the best way possible and got 2 awards from UNESCO in 2005 and 2006.
Mehriz is located 30 kilometers south of the city of Yazd. Mehriz consists of one central district and five village centers. According to historians, the name belongs to “Mehrnegar” the beloved daughter of Anoushirvan, the Sassanid King. Mehriz was known, during the late Sassanid era (4th century AD), as a natural pleasant area. One of The most important places to visit in Mehriz is Saryazd.
Saryazd has a castle belonging to Sassanid era which is used as a haven in time of war. Another historical place out there is caravanserai in Saryazd which dates back to Seljuk and Safavid era. It is noteworthy that Saryaz has one of the best pomegranates of Iran. After that we will transfer to Yazd.
Today’s p.m. tour includes visiting Jame Mosque and also Tekiye Amir chakhmagh. Overnight stay in Kervanseray
Yazd, the oldest adobe city in the world which is surrounded by the 4000m summit of Shirkooh and two majestic deserts of Iran, Dasht-e-Kavir and Kavir-e-Loot. This ancient city is furnished with mosques of stunning beauty. The co-existence of the splendid fire temples and the holy sites of different religions astonish every visitor. In the afternoon the Fire Temple, Towers of Silence, the wind Towers in old part of the city will be visited. Overnight stay in city hotel.
Day 6 : Desert ( One lunch + One dinner )
Leave Yazd for your exciting experience, drive to Desert Maranjab or Mesr (its depend to your time, season and situation)
Desert is a familiar word for Iranians. As this word, always reminds us of an arid aria with few plants. Where you can hardly find water and the living conditions are intolerable. Iranian Kavirs (deserts) have attracted special interest and may be unique in the variety of their composition and surface types
You have chance to get wonderful and unique experience during whole of your life. We will have interesting tours and sightseeing such as :
- Camel riding
- Sight stars
- Traditional accommodation
- Live music
Day 7: Transfer to IKA .depart Iran