Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Persian Travel
4 followers
4 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Highlights of Iran 
For the West, Persia has always embodied a fascinating blend of exoticism, monarchical splendor, cultural richness, and beauty. Its rugged mountains, jungle-like forests, fertile plains, hostile deserts, and hot seashores have shaped the art and culture of many peoples who, over the centuries, have left their mark on the crucible of this vast country. On this trip, we will see Iran differently. Our route begins in Tehran, taking us past a host of natural, cultural, historical, and religious highlights of Iran.
Trip Type: Small Group Tours
Group Size: Limited to 16 Passengers
Trip Length: 12 Days
Trip Dates: (February 7, 2015 – February 18, 2015), (February 6, 2016 – February 17, 2016)
Trip in Detail: Tehran (1), Hamedan (2), Takab (1), Zanjan (1), Tabriz (3), Astara (1), Masouleh (1),Tehran (1)
Schedules:

Day 01. TEHRAN
• Arrival in Tehran; meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 02. TEHRAN - HAMEDAN
• Right after breakfast, we leave the capital of Iran and drive 340 km west to Hamedan, once the capital of the ancient Medes. One of the largest caves in Iran, it has been used since ancient times as a water reservoir. It was forgotten over time, only rediscovered in 1961. Then we complete the drive to Hamedan. Once there, we visit the mausoleum of Baba Taher, a famous poet of the city. Overnight in Hamedan.

Day 03. HAMEDAN (Excursion to Kermanshah)
• Ride on the historic caravan route to Kermanshah. Heading into Kangavar, we visit the Anahita Shrine, built to honor the goddess of water and fruitfulness, Bisotun. We will see the famous Darius relief and the Sassanid system Taq-e Bostan, with its caves and well-preserved rock carvings. In the late afternoon return to Hamedan. Overnight in Hamedan.

Day 04. HAMEDAN - TAKAB
• Before we leave Hamedan, we visit the Jewish Mausoleum of Esther and Mordecai, and of the physician and philosopher Abu Ali Sina (Avicenna). Afterwards we drive to Takab, where we find the most important sanctuaries of the Sassanid fire temple of Takht-e-Suleiman (UNESCO World Heritage). Overnight in Takab.

Day 05. TAKAB – ZANJAN
• Drive to Zanjan, the capital of the Zanjan Province. In suburban Zanjan, we visit the impressive Oldjeitu, a Soltaniyeh mausoleum of Mongolian time (UNESCO World Heritage). The mausoleum is the last remaining remnant of the ancient capital. Back in Zanjan, we visit the bazaar of Zanjan. Overnight in Zanjan.

Day 06. ZANJAN - TABRIZ
• Morning drive to Tabriz. On the way, we visit the picturesque Kuh-e Sahand mountain village Kandovan, which is famous for its cave dwellings in the tuff. Overnight in Tabriz.

Day 07. TABRIZ (Excursion to Jolfa)
• A full day’s excursion takes us through the impressive mountains of West Azerbaijan, to the Armenian Thaddeus Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage), which is the oldest preserved sacred building in Christendom. On the way back, we will see a Urartian fortress – Bastam City. In the evening, back to Tabriz.

Day 08. TABRIZ
• In the morning, we visit the bazaar of Tabriz (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Kabud Mosque (Blue Mosque), Arg-e-Alishah, and then Maqbaratolshoara, a mausoleum of poets. Overnight in Tabriz.

Day 09. TABRIZ – SARREIN - ARDABIL - ASTARA
• Drive to Saryn, one of the best-known resorts in Northern Iran. Then we proceed to Ardebil, where we will visit the tomb of Sheikh Safi ad Din Ardabili (UNESCO World Heritage), the ancestor and namesake of the Safavid dynasty. Then we continue through the breathtaking Heyran Pass and along the border with Azerbaijan Astara, on the Caspian Sea. Overnight in Astara.

Day 10. ASTARA - MASOULEH
• Along the Caspian Sea and past rice fields, we go to Masouleh, a picturesque (proposed by the UNESCO World Heritage Site), traditional mountain village Masouleh, nestled on the slopes of the Alborz Mountains. Overnight in Masouleh.

Day 11. MASOULEH - TEHRAN
• On the way back to Tehran in the morning, we make a brief stop at Manjil dam. At noon we reach the city of Qazvin. In Qazvin, we visit the Jame s Atigh Mosque. It is one of the oldest mosques in Iran, built in 807 on the orders of Caliph Harun al-Rashid. In the evening we reach the city of Tehran and leave. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 12. TEHRAN
• Transfer to airport.
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
2015-03-13
8 Photos - View album
Wait while more posts are being loaded