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17 Nights / 18 Days OVERLAND Tour to IRAN ( 17 )

Day 1

Arriving in Tehran:
Meet at the airport, transfer to hotel, and overnight.

Day 2

Full day sightseeing of Tehran:
Archeological Museum, dating to 10,000 years, Glassware and Ceramics Museum of ancient and Islamic collections , Carpet Museum, and overnight.

Day 3

Full day sightseeing of Tehran:
Golestan palace, Great Bazaar, and Central Bank treasures (if opens ), Abbassi Museum , Sadabad palace ( former shah residence), and overnight.

Day 4

Tehran Hamadan ( 337 kms )
Drive to Hamadan:
En-route visiting Ali Sadr Cave(the third biggest in the world).
Afternoon sightseeing of Hamadan:
Alavi mausoleum, tomb of Avicenna, the Stone Lion, Ancient Ekbatan, Ganj Nameh, and overnight.

Day 5

Hamadan-Kermanshah-Hamadan(189x2 kms)
Excursion to Kermanshah and return
Remarkable Bas-Reliefs of Tagh-e-Bostan, the Parthian temple of Anahita and Bisoton with its famous cliff side proclamation of Dariush and its sacred pool.
Return to Hamadan, and overnight.

Day 6

Hamadan-Ahwaz(638 kms.)
Drive to Ahwaz via Khorramabaad
En-route visiting Susa (capital city of Achaemenian kings) , Chagha Zanbil to visit Ziggurat of Elamite king Utash Gaul, prophet Danil, and overnight.

Day 7

Ahwaz-Shiraz(659 kms.)
Full day drive to shiraz via Behbahan, en-route visiting Bishapour, and overnight.

Day 8

Full day excursion to site of several ancient palaces:
Persapolis, Naghsh-e-Rostam, and Naghsh-e-Rajab.
Proceeding to Passargad, the impressive tomb of Cyrus the Great the founder of the Persian Empire, also remains of several palaces which are located in the plain of Dasht-e-Morghab, return to Shiraz and overnight.

Day 9

Shiraz Kerman(571 kms.)
Morning sightseeing of Shiraz:
Eram garden, the tomb of great lyric poet Hafez and famous poet Saadi, Drive to Kerman via Sirjan, overnight Kerman.

Day 10

Kerman-Bam-Kerman (195x2 kms.)
Full day excursion to Bam:
Arg-e-Bam, the oldest sign of civilization found in the Bidroun hills located 10 kms to the west of the city. Archaeological survey indicates that Bidroun hills date back to 4 millennium BC.
Arg-e-Bam is a gem of Iranian historical sites and is one of the most beautiful buildings of the Ashkanian era. It is the largest adobe building in the world, like a glorious fort. .
On the way back to Kerman visiting Mahan and the tomb of Shah Nur-eddin Nematollah Vali, poet, sage, Sufi and founder of an order of dervishes.
Bagh-e-Shazdeh , which was the summer residence of Qajar princes and now restored and converted into a sumptuous restaurant, overnight.

Day 11

Kerman Yazd ( 361 kms )
A.M. Tour of Ganj Ali Khan complex, which includes a school, bath, carvansary, market, water reservoir and square.
Ganj Ali Khan bath was in use until half a century back. An exquisite blunt of art and architecture.
P.M. Drive to Yazd and overnight.

Day 12

Full day sightseeing of typical desert city of Yazd:
Amir Chakhmaq Mosque (Built in 14 century AD), Joma Mosque, (built on a site of a Sassanian fire temple), Bazaar, Atashkadeh the most important Zoroatrian fire temple. Yazd with its villages is the most important gathering center for Zoroastrians who are living in this area from ancient times. Overnight at Yazd.

Day 13

Yazd- Isfahan(300 kms.)

Drive to Isfahan en-route visiting a sacred place called Pir-e-Sabz-e-Check-Check at 72 Km of this Yazd where some Zoroastrian from different part of the world gather for religious ceremonies every summer.
Continue to Isfahan, and overnight.

Day 14


Full day sightseeing of Isfahan:
Imam Square ( Maidan-e-Nagsh-e-Jahan ) this square is 80,000 sq meters and twice as large as Moscow's Red square, Aali Qapu (a magnificent palace), Hasht Behesht palace ,Imam Mosque, Sheikh lutfullah mosque, Bazaar, and Qaisarieh .

Day 15


Full day sightseeing of Isfahan:
Julfa ( Armenian quarter ) and Vank Cathedral , Shaking Minarets, Zoroastarian Ateshkadeh (fire temple), Si-o-se-pol , Khaju Bridge , Jame mosque , this is one of the oldest mosque still standing in Iran, Chehel Sutun Palace, and overnight .

Day 16

Isfahan Natanz Abyaneh Kashan ( 246 kms )

Departing by coach to Kashan, en-route visiting small city of Natanz and its famous Jome Mosque also ancient village of Abyaneh, then proceeding to Kashan and overnight.

Day 17

Kashan Qom Tehran(246 kms.)

Morning sightseeing of Kashan:
Fin Gardens and Broujerdi House, Agha-Bozorg mosque.
Continue to Qom, second holiest city in Iran with its Shrine of Fatimah Masoumah sister of Imam Reza, en-route to Tehran with a visit to the golden shrine of Imam Khomeini, and overnight.

Day 18


Transfer to airport for final departure.

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