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Iran-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Tour

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In this special tour we explore the culture , architecture and nature of Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. We discover Tabriz, Zanjan, Qazvin, Tehran, Shahroud, Neyshabour and Mashhad cities in Iran. Then we transfer to Tajikistan and visit Dushanbe and Panjakent cities. Finally, we will enjoy our journey through Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and Tashkent cities of Uzbekistan.

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    All about the Iran-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Tour.

    Iran

    Throughout history, the land known as Iran was called the Persian Empire. The first powerful dynasty in Iran was the Achaemenid Dynasty which ruled over a vast land from 550 to 330 BC. The first and most important king of this empire was Cyrus the Great. After the conquest of Alexander While Darius III was the king the reign of this dynasty came to an end and the Greek and the Hellenistic period began. Then the Parthian Dynasty took control of the ancient Persian territory and ruled for nearly 500 years followed by the Sassanid dynasty reign until 661 AD.

    The Arabs conquered Iran and introduced Islam to the people in the 7th century. There were more invasions, first by the Turks and later by the Mongols. In the early 1500s local dynasties took control over the land including the Afsharid, the Zand, the Qajar, and the Pahlavi.

    In the year 1979, the Pahlavi dynasty was overthrown by The Islamic Revolution. Iran’s government has since been used Islamic principles in its Constitution.

    Tajikistan

    The people of Tajikistan, who speak a language nearly identical to Persian, were a part of the ancient Persian Empire that was under the reign of Darius I and was later conquered in the time Darius III by Alexander the Great. Arabs invaded and conquered Tajikistan in the 7th and 8th centuries, and accepted Islam as their religion. Uzbeks and then Afghans also ruled over the Tajiks successively until it was claimed by Russia in the 1860s. In 1924, Tajikistan was consolidated into an autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, which was under the regulation and administration of the Uzbek SSR until the Tajik ASSR acquired thorough republic status in 1929.

    Uzbekistan

    It is a country in Central Asia and has borders with countries such as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan. The area Uzbekistan covers is 447,400 square kilometers and the capital and the largest city of this country is Tashkent.  Uzbekistan is nearly the size of Sweden, or a bit larger than the state of California. Most of this country is of dry land and encompasses sandy deserts and sand dunes. Only about 10% of this land has the capability of cultivation and is formed of irrigated land near the river valleys and oases. The population of Uzbekistan was estimated 31 million in 2015 and people speak Uzbek and Russian languages.

    About Tour

    In this special tour we explore the culture , architecture and nature of Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. We discover Tabriz, Zanjan, Qazvin, Tehran, Shahroud, Neyshabour and Mashhad cities in Iran. Then we transfer to Tajikistan and visit Dushanbe and Panjakent cities. Finally, we will enjoy our journey through Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and Tashkent cities of Uzbekistan.

    1. Day 1 - Iran 1st Day in Tabriz

      Day 1: Arrive in Tabriz. Visiting Grand Bazaar (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kabud Mosque & Museum of Tabriz, then drive to Kandovan, for a village tour and return, O/N Tabriz

    2. Day 2 - Iran 2nd Day in Tabriz

      Day 2: Through a full day city tour in Tabriz Jame Mosque, Saint Estepanus & Tede’us Churches, will be explored, O/N Tabriz

    3. Day 3 - Iran Zanjan

      Day 3: Drive to Zanjan. Visit the world heritage site of Gonbad-e Sultanieh, the second largest brick dome in the world. Visit Zanjan Bazaar and enjoy a traditional dinner at the Safavid Caravanserai, O/N Zanjan

    4. Day 4 - Iran Qazvin

      Day 4: Drive to Qazvin, half day city tour of Qazvin to visit Jame Mosque, Chehel Sotun Edifice, O/N Qazvin

    5. Day 5 - Iran 1st Day in Tehran

      Day 5: Morning drive Tehran via Shah-e-Rey, Visit Tughrol Tower and Shah Abdul Azim holy shrine, after having lunch drive to Tehran and visit Milad Tower, O/N Tehran

    6. Day 6 - Iran 2nd Day in Tehran

      Day 6: Full day city tour in Tehran, Visiting National Museums, plus Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Grand Bazar, O/N Tehran

    7. Day 7 - Iran Shahroud

      Day 7: Driving towards Shahroud to explore the very sceneries & unique spots of this town, encompassing: Water Museum, Yaghma’iha House, Pol-e Sar Cheshme, The Mosques of Imam Hasan, Foroumand, & Jame, O/N Shahroud

    8. Day 8 - Iran Neyshabour

      Day 8, Morning drive to Neyshabour, to discover Astrology Complex of Khayyam, wooden village(renown over the world), Amin al-Eslami Garden & Mansion, plus the Tombs of Attar & Khayyam(two renown Iranian Poets), O/N Neyshabour

    9. Day 9 - Iran 1st Day in Mashhad

      Day 9, Finally it’s time to drive to Mashhad in the morning to visit Imam Reza Shrine, & Bazaar to do some shopping, O/N Mashhad

    10. Day 10 - Iran 2nd Day in Mashhad

      Day 10, Mashhad full-day city tour, to explore Kang Village and Ferdowsi Tomb in Toos, Kouh Sangi & Naderi Museum, O/N Mashhad

    11. Day 11 - Tajikistan 1st Day in Dushanbe

      Day 11, Morning flight to Dushanbe, City sightseeing, local bazaar, Continue to Botanical garden, where locals love spending leisure, and to O/N Dushanbe

    12. Day 12 - Tajikistan 2nd Day in Dushanbe

      Day 12, Start city tour in the capital and the biggest city of Tajikistan. : Visit Tajikistan National Museum of Antiquities, where the famous statue of Buddha in Nirvana state is being kept, drive out of the city (30 km) to the remains of Hissar Fortress of 18 С. Visit two local madrasas and a mausoleum. Return to Dushanbe for overnight, O/N Dushanbe

    13. Day 13 - Tajikistan Panjakent

      Day 13, Morning drive to Panjakent (236 Km), Visit Rudaki mausoleum on the way, Stay the night in Panjakent, O/N Panjakent

    14. Day 14 - Uzbekistan 1st Day in Samarkand

      Day 14, Early morning drive to Samarkand ( 73 Km) via Sarazm, Visit this ancient town and then continue driving to cross the border and enter to Uzbekistan, in Samarkand visiting The main square – Registan: Ulugbeg, Sher-Dor, and Tillya-Kari madrasahs, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, overnight in Samarkand, O/N Samarkand

    15. Day 15 - Uzbekistan 2nd Day in Samarkand

      Day 15, In the morning driving to Shahrisabz (85 Km) to visit one of central Asia’s most ancient cities and back to Samarkand in the afternoon and visit  Gur Emir Mausoleum, O/N Samarkand

    16. Day 16 - Uzbekistan 1st Day in Bukhara

      Day 16, Half day city tour in Samarkand, Visit Shakhi-Zinda, Khezr Mosque, Samarkand Bazaar, then drive to Bukhara (281 Km), O/N Bukhara

    17. Day 17 - Uzbekistan 2nd Day in Bukhara

      Day 17, Day excursion in Bukhara, Visiting Samanids Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub (Saint Job’s Source), Ark citadel (residence of Bukhara khans), Lyabi Khauz ensemble, Poi-Kalyan Ensemble (Madrasah and Minaret), Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attori Mosque, trading domes, O/N Bukhara

    18. Day 18 - Uzbekistan Khiva

      Day 18, After breakfast drive to Khiva (457 Km). Arrival to Khiva and stay the night, O/N Khiva

    19. Day 19 - Uzbekistan 1st Day in Tashkent

      Day 19, Morning half day city tour in Khiva, Visiting Ichan-Qala (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Kalta-Minor Minaret, Muhammad Amin-Khan Madrasah, Mausoleum of Makhmud Pakhlavan, Kunya-Ark fortress, Tash-Khovli Palace, and then drive to Urgench (31 Km) to flight to Tashkent, O/N Tashkent

    20. Day 20 - Uzbekistan 2nd Day in Tashkent

      Day 20, Morning visit the old part of Tashkent and its medieval Kafal Shashi Mausoleum and Barak-khan Madrassah. Visit History museum of the people of Uzbekistan, Chorsu Bazaar and Minor Mosque, O/N Tashkent

    21. Day 21 - Uzbekistan Departure

      Day 21, Flight back to home

    Accommodation

    Accommodation Types

    Finding a proper place to stay during your trip is one of the most important preparations before traveling which should be carefully examined from different aspects. Because in case the traveler is not satisfied with the quality of accommodation a bad memory would remain in his/her mind. Stay while traveling means to reside for one or more days in a place other than our own house. One of the primery features of this accommodation is security. In other words the place of stay must have enough security that the tourists could easily relax and put their belongings in that residence. In addition, other facilities such as restaurant, dry-cleaning and the like are some of the necessities of a good accommodation. Therefore, various types of accommodations based on the amenities exist all over the world which the tourists can choose based on the need or the budget they have for their place to stay. These are some types of accommodation:

    Hostel

    This sort of accommodation doesn’t have an age limit for reception, and is suitable for those who have a low budget for traveling. There are even single rooms with the minimum facilities required for a residence. Some of these hostels provide hot meals for the guests.

    Hotel

    The word hotel has a wide spectrum of meaning. Hotels based on their rate offer special amenities such as room services, laundry, and etc to their customers. In addition to meeting the needs of tourists, hotels have specific facilities for the families.

    Capsule hotels

    The idea of this type of hotel came from Japan in 1979 and today they exist in China and Singapore. This sort of accommodation is built of plastic or fiberglass in a singular size and is arranged on other cells like beehives. Each of these capsules is equipped with facilities such as a TV set and is a very good and proper choice and also a cheap accommodation for one night stay.

    Bed and Breakfast

    By staying in this type of accommodation which is common in the USA you go to local houses of each area and rent only one room from the whole building. This accommodation is economical and therefore is very common. The rooms are very similar to hotel rooms but they offer facilities at a lower price and you feel at home. The guests can even meet other people on breakfast table and start a conversation with them at the place.

    Motel

    A motel is another type of accommodation which is formed from the combination of two words “Motor” and “Hotel”. This kind of accommodation was first built for motor vehicle riders. The rooms are close to each other and there is a vast space for the parking lot and of course it is cheaper than a hotel.

    Guest House

    This word has a wide spectrum of meaning and has different interpretations throughout the world. In some regions it has the same meaning as hostel, bed & breakfast, or caravan. In some regions they are similar to hotels but at a cheaper price. In some countries, it is said to rental houses which are given to the tourists privately. In this case, the owner lives at a separate place but near the guest house.

    Resort

    This type of accommodation is built near tourist attractions like beach, desert, national parks, ski sites, and so on and is suitable for tourists who want complete relaxation and refreshment during their stay. These resorts have distinguished facilities such as swimming pool, gulf field, tennis court and etc. In some cases the area of the resorts cover several hectares of land.

    Timeshare

    This kind of accommodation is said to an estate which is rented and shared by several individuals and is used by them alternatively in different periods of time. The right to rent, use or the possession in a determined time period is clear for each person. Meanwhile, cleaning and protecting the estate in each time period is obliged to the person owning the place at that period.

    Hospitality Exchange

    This type is one of the most interesting types of accommodation while traveling in which the tourist must personally contact the related organization or institute to make the necessary coordination with a local or volunteer individual to stay at that person’s place. This kind of accommodation has a low cost and is the best option for people who travel on a low budget.

    Caravan

    Caravan is said to a small container vehicle which has all the necessary facilities for traveling and is attached to the vehicle. Caravan provides the possibility of residence and movement simultaneously. Some caravans even have the capacity of several people to stay.

    Camping

    It is the most popular and low-expense type of accommodation among young people in which the tourists tent, sleeping bag and other necessary tools are carried by the person and he/she ventures into the unknown.

    Cottage/Villa Cottage

    Cottage/Villa Cottage is an appropriate option for families who seek relaxation away from the crowd. It is so much bigger comparing to the hotel rooms and four people can stay there at the same time. Regarding facilities they have a kitchen, dining room, bed rooms, and etc and are more comfortable comparing to hotels or other options.

    Dude Ranch

    In the United States dude ranches are considered as seasonal accommodations in which you can experience the rural culture. During your stay you can even ride a horse in the wide pastures or go hunting in the forest or other areas along with the local guide.

    Vacation Rental

    Another economical type of accommodation for holidays is renting an apartment or villa. Most people travel in groups or by their family and tend to stay together. Therefore, renting an apartment or villa for a short time is so appropriate to these people.

    House Sitting

    The length of stay depends on the agreement between the landlord and the guest and he/she can stay for free based on the agreement and acceptance of part of the house keeping activities such as cleaning, gardening, pet keeping, and so on.

     

    Not for all nationalities, unless you are a US citizen. Iranian visa for US passport holders is subject to particular regulations. At present the Iranian Foreign Ministry will only issue visas for US citizens to travel to Iran as part of a pre-booked, guided tour. That means US citizens cannot travel to Iran individually and they must be accompanied by a tour guide or a relative who can take full responsibility. Before the trip, you must send the itinerary in advance and follow it exactly. Due to these requirements, we recommend that it is better to apply 10 weeks before the travel date.

    Guns and ammunition, alcoholic drinks, narcotics, , all horticultural and agricultural goods including seeds and soil; aerial photo cameras, transmitter-receiver apparatus, pornography, most films, cassettes, CDs and videos and any kind of fashion magazine. Of course, hunters who are travelling to Iran for hunting can get necessary permits for carrying their guns and ammunition via their travel agents beforehand.

    Each trip is unique, and for determining what to bring it is better to consult the travel agency. However, these items are generally included: Clothes, phone charger, hair brush, camera, necessary pills, shampoo, towel, tooth brush and tooth paste, ear buds, nail clipper, map, and the like.

    If your group wants to take some adventure on the trip linked to the activities or destinations in which we operate, please do not hesitate to communicate with us and we will try to create exactly what you desire. We are keen to help you in this way, as we have done in the past, this has pushed us forward towards making permanent tours based on your interests.

    It is easy and simple. Just follow the four-step instruction:

    • Step One: choose your destination

    If you are ready to begin your trip to Iran, we are ready to help. It is really important to do some research and decide where do you want to go and what you want to do according to your age and interest. Our travel specialists are ready to provide you with the information you need to make your decision. A variety of catalogs of trips to different cities with destinations and purposes are also available on our website.

    • Step Two: Send us a request

    Tour packages are presented in four main categories: Cultural tours, Eco tours, Adventure tours, and Event tours. These packages have various destinations, duration and purpose to serve different interests. Just take an overall look at the travel packages and choose your tour. Remember that the prices can be modified according to the chosen standards of hotels and transportation. If you didn’t find the package that interest you, contact and inform us about cities that you are interested in and the sites you want to visit (see tailor-made tours). We can make your dream trip come true.

    • Step Three: book your tour

    After choosing your ideal package and specifying the number of travelers who come with you just set a date for it so that we can inform you of the required price of the package. Then a contract will be sent to you. Please print the contract, read it carefully, sign it and send us an image of the signed contract and images of the passports and of the tour participants via e-mail. Payment procedure will be announced at the time of booking.

    • Step Four: get a visa

    We have made this process easy for you. An information form will be sent to you by the agency. Return the filled form with an image of your passport attached to it. Leave the rest to us. You can get your visa in 10 working days. Your visa fee is 35 USD.

    For more information take a look at our Visa page

    Two different payments are required. One is the visa application fee which you send off with your visa application form. The other is the payment for collecting the visa from the Iranian embassy in order to get the visa stamped into your passport. If you post your passport to the embassy there will be an extra charge to post it back to you by recorded delivery. Its cost is not fixed and varies in different parts. It’s better to call the Embassy in your country.

    Yes, there are several newspapers in English. Most of the times, there are available at hotel lobbies.

    Iranian visa for US passport holders is subject to particular regulations. In a way that US passport holders cannot travel to Iran independently. US citizens are required to travel on escorted tours; either as part of a group, or on a tailor-made individual tour. An exact itinerary, to which you must follow is needed to be submitted in advance. So, make your travel arrangements at least 10 weeks before your planned travel date.

    Those who have been to Iran know about the quality and variety of Persian kebabs and stews. There are different types of restaurants. You can find new spices and herbs you haven’t seen before, but Iranian dishes are not as spicy as the Indian foods. A moderate amount of them is added to the food just to make it more delicious. As there are not genetically modified vegetables and fruits in Iran, they taste the old flavors. The meat served in the restaurants is usually chicken, fish, lamb, and veal. Of course, you can find quail, turkey, and shrimp too, but no frog, pork, snake, dog or other sorts. It is prohibited to eat them in Islam and this is observed everywhere. The vegetarians can find cooked or raw vegetables at hotels and in restaurants. However, it is better to inform your tour guide about this matter so he could arrange it for you.

    Overall Rating
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    Fuorche A
    Reviewed On 23/02/2019
    5/5

    Awesome trip They helped me to get visa, they've been very nice, kind and fast with all the procedure. I would definitely suggest everyone to contact them! We contacted them and they immediately started to tell us what we had to do. Thank you very much.

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