Desert With Barberry Test

Tour details

  • Tour code: IR105
  • Tour duration : 8Days
  • Meals: B&B(Bed and Breakfast)

Day by day itinerary

Day O/N Stay Visiting attractions Description
1 Tehran

ARRIVAL IN TEHRAN

After arrival in Tehran and taking some rest in the hotel.

2 Birjand BIRJAND CASTEL
SHOKATIEH SCHOOL
AKBARIEH GARDEN
ZOURKHANEH AMIRARAB

FLYING TO BIRJAND

Early morning fly to Birjand where the first city in Iran that has the water supply organization is. It is well known for its barberry, saffron, jujube, almond, walnut, kashk (yogurt cooked and strained), dried plums and peaches. Starting city tour of Birjand to visit the highlights including: historical castle and part of old city. The castle is located on a natural hill. The castle is the oldest structure in the city and dates back to Safavids.

 Shokatieh School is beautiful Qajar style school was once Iran’s third modern school after Tehran’s Dar Al Fonun and Tabriz’s Roshdiyeh. Mohsenzadeh Cistern , Akbarieh Garden and Mansion is a beautiful Iranian style gardens remained from Qajar dynasty and since 2011 is one of the nine Iranian gardens on  the  UNESCO’s  World Heritage List . There are also wildlife, archeology and anthropology museums in the complex. Bazaar, Amir Arab Zourkhaneh.

3 Ferdows Efin village
Baladeh Flume

DRIVE TO FERDOWS

After breakfast drive to Ferdows. En route stop in Efin village and visit beautiful barberry farms. Participate in barberry harvest. Visit Efin historical Masjede Sangi (Mosque).

Eat lunch in Qaen and drive to Ferdows. Visit some highlight attractions in this city like Baladeh flume (a world heritage site). Overnight stay at Ferdows hotel.   

4 Yazd ESFAHAK VILLAGE
GOLSHAN GARDEN

DRIVE TO YAZD

After having breakfast, we drive to Yazd. But en route we visit two destination:  Esfahak and Tabas. The village has unique weather and the villagers are involved in farming, animal husbandry and weaving carpets is our first stop. The next destination before Yazd is Tabas.

 Golshan Garden (Bagh-e-Golshan) one of the rare Iranian gardens is in Tabas. It is really beautiful and historical that a permanent water stream is passing from it. The garden belongs to Afshariye- Zanyeh dynasty. Plants in different species from various climates and thousands of fruits trees have made the garden unique. After visiting, we drive to Yazd.

5 Yazd Yazd Jameh Mosque
Alexanders prison
Water Museum
Amir Chakhmaq
Dowlatabad Garden
Atash Behram

FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF YAZD

Today, we explore the Old City of Yazd and the attractions in it. The Jame Mosque with its high portal and lofty minarets is the starting point of our tour. Having seen the mosque, then, we enter the oldest part of city (Fahadan) where in addition to enjoying its amazing texture and atmosphere we will visit shrines of Seyyed Rokneddin and Davazdah Imam and Alexander Prison. We visit Water Museum and Amir Chaqmaq complex, Dowlatabad Garden, world heritage site, and Zoroastrian sites including Yazd Fire Temple is the other places we visit.

6 Isfahan Meybod Carvanserai
Meybod Citadel
Meybod Ice Storage
Nain Jameh Mosque
Nain Ethnological Museum

VISITING MEYBOD AND NAIN

Isfahan is our next main destination. En route to Isfahan we pass through two desert towns of Meybod and Nain. In Meybod we visit a citadel, a caravanserai, traditional ice storage, a beautiful pigeon house (a sort of dovecote). In Nain, we experience traditional wool-weaving process, a 10th century mosque and the Ethnological Museum of Nain. Then, we keep on driving to Isfahan.

7 Isfahan Masjed-e Jame of Isfahan
Vank Cathedral
Hasht Behesht palace
CHehel Sotoun palace
Meidan Emam
Si-o-Se pol
Khajoo Bridge

FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF ISFAHAN

An outstanding heritage of Isfahan Armenian community is Vank Cathedral with its beautiful frescos and a treasure of historical objects and religious artifacts in its museum. The next stop is a true time travel! You can behold the evolution of art, architecture and imagination in mosques: Jame Mosque of Isfahan, a world heritage site, dating back to 9th century.

In Isfahan, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, awaits us to be visited. Before that we visit Hasht Behesht and Chehel Sotoun Palaces. The Safavid King, Shah Soleyman, built Hasht Behesht for his 8 most favored wives; the Chehel Sotun Palace was a place of reception; Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the largest and most attractive squares in the world. The two most awe-inspiring mosques in the Islamic world, Abbasi Mosque and Sheikh Lotfolla Mosque, along with Ali Qapu Palace Pavilion on three sides have given the square its allure. These attractions are connected via a row of two-story traditional shops where we can acquire the best handicrafts in Iran. For the evening, we have historical bridges of Si-o Se Pol and Khaju to visit.

8 House of Tabatabai
Fin Garden

DRIVE TO TEHRAN

At the last day of travel, we drive to Tehran, but, before arriving Tehran we have a destination to see: Kashan is a green ancient town in the middle of desert. Here, we see the old hous of Tabatabai and the beautiful Fin Garden (a world heritage site). We drive to IKA airport and flying back home.

Inclusion

Visa Application Process .

 Accommodation in 5*  hotels  in each city in double / single room . 

Domestic flight tickets (If it is referred in the package ) . 

Iran insurance . 

Mid-day refreshment  .

Professional escorted Tour Guide of your choice language and trained driver .

All transportation including transfer from/to hotel , Best quality land vehicle .

All entrance fees, sightseeing, permits, excursions and activities as per the itinerary .

 

Notes

 The saffron harvest is from 07 Oct to 06 Nov, but this tour can be run on 01 Oct to 21 Dec,  21 Jan to 10 Apr  without Barberry harvest.                                                                                                            
Hotels could be replaced with similar hotel in the same category.

Upon your request the itinerary can be extended or shortened.

Visa fee payable when collecting your visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate or upon arrival .

The itinerary may be changed , depending on date and time of arriving and departure .

Opening times of the Jewels Museum in Tehran:Saturday to Tuesday 14:00-16:00 o’clock .

Friday is weekend in Iran.

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Tehran

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Birjand

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Yazd

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Isfahan

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