16 Days in Iran

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Through this 16 day journey we visit important and beautiful spots, monuments and historical places in Iran and travel to different cities such as Tehran, Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan and Kashan. During our journey we visit places such as Golestan Palace, Tomb of Hafez, Shah Cheragh Shrine, Pasargadae, Persepolis, Shazdeh Mahan Garden, the Zoroastrian fire temple and Fahadan historical district of Yazd, Meybod, Chak Chak, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Chehel Sotun, Vank Cathedral, the historical bridges of Isfahan, Abyaneh and The historical houses of Kashan.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
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  • Group Size Small Group
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All about the 16 Days in Iran.

Iran

Iran is undoubtedly a country older than what history shows, since it is home to many prehistoric civilizations; from which, so many monuments have been remained. Thanks to the openness of the Ancient civilizations of Iran to foreign cultures, & learning from each of them, they succeeded to improve themselves. Offering its unique monuments and artworks all across its vast 1648000 square kilometers territory as world heritage sites, this is how Iran has contributed to the enrichment of human civilization; if not all, most of which will be explored through this trip.

About Tour

Through this 16 day journey we visit important and beautiful spots, monuments and historical places in Iran and travel to different cities such as Tehran, Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan and Kashan. During our journey we visit places such as Golestan Palace, Tomb of Hafez, Shah Cheragh Shrine, Pasargadae, Persepolis, Shazdeh Mahan Garden, the Zoroastrian fire temple and Fahadan historical district of Yazd, Meybod, Chak Chak, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Chehel Sotun, Vank Cathedral, the historical bridges of Isfahan, Abyaneh and The historical houses of Kashan.

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Tehran

    Day 1, Early morning arrival in Tehran, then after a short rest starting a half day city tour including Carpet Museum, and having welcome dinner in Darband, O/N Tehran

  2. Day 2 1st Day in Tehran

    Day 2, Full day city tour of Tehran, including visiting Saad Abad Complex, Music Museum, plus visiting Tajrish Bazaar and Milad tower, O/N Tehran

  3. Day 3 2nd Day in Tehran

    Day 3, Full day city tour of Tehran, visiting National Museum, Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Grand Bazaar, O/N Tehran

  4. Day 4 1st Day in Shiraz

    Day 4, Morning flight to Shiraz (takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes) and going on a half-day city tour, the city of poem and nightingale, visiting Eram Garden (enlisted as a Persian Garden in UNESCO World Heritage Sites) with its famous Cedars, Hafezieh (Tomb of Hafez), one of the greatest Iranian poets, and Shah Cheragh holy shrine, O/N Shiraz

  5. Day 5 2nd Day in Shiraz

    Day 5, On this day we visit Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Naghsh-e-Rostam, and Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site) outside the city and return to Shiraz, O/N Shiraz

  6. Day 6 3rd Day in Shiraz

    Day 6, Full day city tour of Shiraz including Vakil Complex, Narenjestan Garden, Zinat ol molk House, Nasir-ol Molk Mosque, and the Tomb of Saadi, one of the greatest Iranian poets, O/N Shiraz

  7. Day 7 1st Day in Kerman

    Day 7, Morning drive to Kerman (563.1 km), arriving in Kerman in the afternoon, then visiting Ganjali khan complex, O/N Kerman

  8. Day 8 2nd Day in Kerman

    Day 8, Morning drive to Bam (189.6 km from Kerman) to see Arg-e Bam (UNESCO World Heritage Site), one of the biggest mud-brick structures in the world, then driving to Mahan (158.4 km from Bam) in the afternoon to visit Shazdeh Mahan Garden and Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine, O/N Kerman

  9. Day 9 1st Day in Yazd

    Day 9, Heading towards Yazd (368.7 km from Kerman) early in the morning and en route visit to Zain-o-ddin Caravanserai, arriving in Yazd and visiting Amir Chakhmaq Square, plus a visit to the Water Museum, O/N Yazd

  10. Day 10 2nd Day in Yazd

    Day 10, Full day city tour of Yazd, an architecturally unique city surrounded by desert, including the Zoroastrian fire temple, Yazd Jame Mosque, Tower of Silence, Fahadan historical district, O/N Yazd

  11. Day 11 Meybod, Chak Chak and Nain

    Day 11, Driving to Isfahan (322.9 km from Yazd) in the morning from Meybod, visiting Meybod Caravanserai then paying a visit to Chak Chak, Kharanaq and Jameh Mosque of Nain, O/N Isfahan

  12. Day 12 1st Day in Isfahan

    Day 12, Full day city tour of Isfahan including the well-known Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Safavid palace of Chehel Sotun, O/N Isfahan

  13. Day 13 2nd Day in Isfahan

    Day 13, Full day city tour of Isfahan, visiting Vank Cathedral, Maryam and Bedkhem Church, Jame Mosque, and the historical bridges, O/N Isfahan

  14. Day 14 1st Day in Kashan

    Day 14,  Driving toward Kashan (215.2 km from Isfahan) from Natanz, visiting Jame Mosque of Natanz and after that visiting the historical red village of Abyaneh with people wearing beautiful traditional local costumes, then heading toward Kashan, O/N Kashan

  15. Day 15 2nd Day in Kashan

    Day 15, Exploring unique places in a half-day tour of Kashan including Tappeh Sialk, Tabatabai and Boroujerdi houses, Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse and later driving to Tehran (243.3 km), O/N Tehran

  16. Day 16 Departure

    Day 16, Transfer to the airport and departure.

Accommodation

Tehran: 4 nights (read more)

Shiraz: 3 nights (read more)

Kerman: 2 nights

Yazd: 2 nights

Isfahan: 3 nights (read more)

Kashan: 1 night (read more)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

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
5/5
Marcus Viniciu
Reviewed On 21/02/2019
5/5

Thank you Hogo TravelI would like to thank hogo travel for the travel to Iran. Everything was great, the hotels, the guides. Specially I would like to thank Niloofar. She is really great, help me to plan the trip and always she was worried about any particular detail of my travel. Excellent.

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