Iran Women Only Tour

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Iran women only tour let you enjoy your trip with a small group of women. On this tour we will have unique experiences such as visiting Jewelry Museum, having Persian food like a Persian family, visiting Bagh-e Eram Garden and having a picnic alongside Persian families. Then we go to Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam and we attend a cooking class with a local family, specialized in Shirazi cuisine which is amongst the most popular ones in Iran. We visit Yazd and its Zoroastrian fire temples, a carpet weaving workshop. We go to Naqsh-e Jahan Square and its mesmerizing monuments. later we visit the amazing architecture of the historical houses in Kashan and we will join the local rural ladies and do some rose picking used for making rosewater. We go to Imam Khomeini Mausoleum, Tehran’s first women-only park and pay a visit to a beauty salon. Then we meet the women’s national football team or any other female-only sports teams.

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    All about the Iran Women Only Tour.

    Women Only Tours

    Women only tours conducted by Hogotravel are specially designed and planned for female travelers who prefer to have a unique ladies experience. Hogotravel women only tours let you have a memorable experience inside the real Iran, safe and satisfying, with a small group of women who have the same tastes and interests. Besides sightseeing in Iran you could return home with a handful of amazing memories. We are not only focused on the beauties of attractions in Iran but also on the unique experiences we share as independent women.

    About Tour

    Iran women only tour let you enjoy your trip with a small group of women. On this tour we will have unique experiences such as visiting Jewelry Museum, having Persian food like a Persian family, visiting Bagh-e Eram Garden and having a picnic alongside Persian families. Then we go to Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam and we attend a cooking class with a local family, specialized in Shirazi cuisine which is amongst the most popular ones in Iran. We visit Yazd and its Zoroastrian fire temples, a carpet weaving workshop. We go to Naqsh-e Jahan Square and its mesmerizing monuments. later we visit the amazing architecture of the historical houses in Kashan and we will join the local rural ladies and do some rose picking used for making rosewater. We go to Imam Khomeini Mausoleum, Tehran’s first women-only park and pay a visit to a beauty salon. Then we meet the women’s national football team or any other female-only sports teams.

    1. Day 1 Arrival in Tehran

      Day 1: We arrive in Tehran.  Then we are welcomed and transferred to our hotel for our unique Women Only Tour.  Check in time starts at 14:00. O/N Tehran

    2. Day 2 2nd Day in Tehran

      Day 2: Our full-day tour in Tehran starts at the National Museum, where we will be given an anthropologist’s explanation of the history of women in the ancient world.  Tehran is a city of museums and we visit the first of many attractions that women appreciate the most – the famous Jewels Museum. Here we see the jewels of the Persian imperial families of the 16th century. We culminate the day at the lavish Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a masterpiece of the Qajar era built within the beautiful Persian Gardens featuring pools with orange groves, palms, planes, and cypress trees.   Welcome dinner (Persian food, Persian style)(B, D).  O/N Tehran

    3. Day 3 1st Day in Shiraz

      Day 3: An early morning flight to the city of Rose and Nightingale – Shiraz. Today’s exploration begins at the Arg or the citadel of Karim Khan Zand. We go through Vakil Bazaar with its courtyards, caravanserais and old shops. Move towards a private house and meeting with a group of local women.  After lunch we visit the famous Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque known as the “pink mosque”. We visit Narenjestan, a traditional house with its exquisite buildings and garden.  In the end we visit another Persian Garden Bagh-e Eram Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site). In the evening is picnic time at the garden and we get the opportunity to meet many Iranian families and ladies only groups who are always very keen to talk to the tourists. (B, L) O/N Shiraz

    4. Day 4 2nd Day in Shiraz

      Day 4: We visit Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site) the greatest and best-preserved monument of the Achaemenid Empire. We visit the Palace of Xerxes, the Gate of All Nations and the 100-Column Hall.  Next we visit the famous Naqsh-e-Rustam containing the rock-tombs of Darius, his successor, Xerxes, and 2 other kings. We return to Shiraz and there we have yet another experience of Iranian home culture as we attend a cooking class with a local family, specialized in Shirazi cuisine which is amongst the most popular ones in Iran. (B, D) O/N Shiraz

       

    5. Day 5 1st Day in Yazd

      Day 5: First stop today will be Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site), founded by Cyrus the Great in 6th century BCE.  Then we go to Sarv-e Abar-Kuh (cypress of Abarkuh) reputed to be over 4000 years old.  We continue to Yazd (441.8 km from Shiraz and Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – An important city for the Zoroastrian religion. (B, D) O/N Yazd

       

    6. Day 6 2nd Day in Yazd

      Day 6: With its winding towers, and mud-brick old structure, Yazd is one of the highlights of any trip to Iran. We start our exploration with a visit to the Bagh-e Dolat Abad Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), with its renowned pavilion.  The next stop is the Zoroastrian Tower of Silence followed by visiting the Fire Temple. Then we visit the Water Museum where we gain an understanding of Qanat, an underground water system which was vital to the city due to its arid climate. We walk through the old city of Yazd known for its unique mud-brick buildings and quality handicrafts and visit the acclaimed 14th century Jame Mosque of Yazd. We will also visit Haj Khalifa confectionary – Iran’s oldest confectionery maker. (B, D) O/N Yazd

    7. Day 7 1st Day in Isfahan

      Day 7: Today we head toward the beautiful and enchanting city of Isfahan (322.9 km), known as “half of the world”.  En route we visit a carpet weaving workshop, where we have a chance to meet the weavers – many of whom are women. (B, D) O/N Isfahan

    8. Day 8 2nd Day in Isfahan

      Day 8: Our full-day tour includes visiting Imam/Naqsh-e Jahan Square and visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace and Qeysarieh Bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying local handicrafts. Yet we have another opportunity to wine and dine with an Iranian family and actually experience the culture of Persian families. (B, D) O/N Isfahan

    9. Day 9 3rd Day in Isfahan

      Day 9: On this day we continue touring in the beautiful city of Isfahan starting with Jame Mosque. Then we visit Chehel Sotun Palace and later we go to Hasht Behesht Palace, a Persian garden now tuned into a public park.  We end the day at Khaju Bridge, one of the beautiful bridges in Isfahan and a popular place for families and friends who gather every evening. Depending on the time we may visit Vank Cathedral. (B, D) O/N Isfahan

    10. Day 10 Kashan

      Day 10: Driving towards Tehran, as eyes see there are desert conditions till we reach the oasis of Kashan (215.2 km from Isfahan), which is set within an area known for rose cultivation and the distillation of rosewater.  We visit two 19th century mansions Borujerdi and Tabatabai houses, with their courtyard gardens and wind towers – an architectural masterpiece.  Later we visit the famous Bagh-e-Fin Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B, D) O/N Kashan

       

    11. Day 11 Qamsar, Kashan, and Tehran

      Day 11: We head to Qamsar Village. Here we will join the local rural ladies and do some Rose picking.  Not known to foreign tourists the rose water collection is a very popular local festival. We will also learn how Rose water is produced – and Iran certainly has its own styles and variations that have made the Persian Rose Water popular throughout the world. Outside of the Rose Petal season we visit the beautiful Fin Garden. After this incredible experience we drive to the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. It is the place he rested in peace as the leader of the Iranian revolution and as a father to the other authorities and his own family members. The mausoleum stretched over 5000 acres, is a site not to be missed. We continue our journey toward Tehran (243.3 km). (B, D) O/N Tehran

       

    12. Day 12 & 13 3rd & 4th Day in Tehran

      Day 12 & 13: During these two days will be visiting a very unique park – Mothers’ Paradise Park, which is Tehran’s first women-only park, where women can be seen jogging in spaghetti-strapped tops and lycra shorts. Later we will meet a fashion designer or a jewelry designer. Then we will visit an educational music institute to meet female singers and hopefully also watch a dance performance.  A visit to a beauty salon will also be included as Iranian women, with or without the chador are known to love makeup and hair dos. This would be a salon catering and running by women only.   Lastly, we will meet the women’s national football team or any other female-only sports teams.  As we gather for our farewell dinner we will go to a traditional restaurant with live music, and then we will be seeing the illuminated view of the 2016 Aga Khan Architecture Award recipient, Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge. The female architect of this bridge, Leila Araghian conceived the initial plans at the age of 26. (B, D) O/N Tehran

    13. Day 14 Departure

      Day 14: After an interesting insight into the lives of the Iranian women, we are transferred to the airport for our departure flight. Check out time is by 11:00.(B)

    Accommodation

    Tehran: 5 nights (read more)

    Shiraz: 2 nights (read more)

    Yazd: 2 nights

    Isfahan: 3 nights (read more)

    Kashan: 1 night (read more)

    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
    Patricia Griffin
    Reviewed On 23/06/2019
    5/5

    Great tour in Iran! We had a great time in Iran. We met Mostafa, our tour guide, at the airport. The van had air condition, wifi and was comfortable. Our hotel was great! I loved the tours, I felt safe in Iran and I am planning to go back to visit Tabriz. I wish we had more time and I highly recommend this tour.

    kdoo99
    Reviewed On 23/06/2019
    5/5

    Best way to see Iran! This was the highlight of my stay in Iran! Even if you ate nothing, I would still recommend the tour as I seen parts of the country that tourists never mention!

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