Black Tents. 15days – 14nights Code: GA.04

In this Itinerary, there is a day for experiencing Nomadic life and acquaintance with Tradition and their lifestyle.

Day 1: Tehran –Arrival

Arrival at Tehran airport, welcome by a Gashttour representative then transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

Enghlab 4* Hotel; http://enghelab.pih.ir/

Laleh 5* Hotel;  http://www.lalehhotels.com/

Day 02: Tehran- Kerman (1:35 Hours Distance by Plain)

After breakfast, we will visit Saad Abad Palace Complex in which the complex first built and inhabited by Qajar monarchs in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty lived there in the 1920s. Then, visit the Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums. The pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history from the fifth millennium BC to 648 AD while the Islamic art museum provides a display of Islamic works of art. Then, toward Golestan palace complex, which is UNESCO heritage and dating from the 18th century AD and visit Imam Mosque. Then, transfer to airport and fly to Kerman. O/N Kerman.

Kerman Pars 5* Hotel;   http://www.parshotels.com/

Day 03: Kerman – Bam – Mahan-Kerman (385 Kilometres distance) [Round Trip]

We will visit remains of Bam citadel in which was the largest adobe building in the world and it is, listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site “Bam and its Cultural Landscape”. Then, will visit the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. Then, return to Kerman. O/N Kerman.

Kerman Pars 5* Hotel;   http://www.parshotels.com/

Day 04: Kerman – Shiraz (580-Kilometer distance)

Morning toward Sarvestan  where to visit the Sasanid places. The Sarvestan Palace was built by the Sasanian king Bahramgur in the 5th century AD, and was either a gubernatorial residence or a Zoroastrian fire temple. Then, we are going to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

Royal 4* Hotel; http:// http://royalshirazhotel.com/

Homa 5* Hotel; www.homahotels.com/

Day 05: Shiraz- Black Tents (Firouz Abad) (120 Kilometers distance)

In the Morning, we leave Shiraz to see a Sassanid Castle near Firuzabad, also known as the Atash-kadeh, is a castle located on the slopes of the mountain on which Dezh Dokhtar is situated. This built, in AD 224 by King Ardashir I of the Sassanian Empire. Later we go to see the nomads Ghashghaie, They’re the most generous people who protect their traditions as old .At night we will stay in a full facilitated camp beside their black tents.

Day 06: Black Tent – Shiraz (120 Kilometers distance)

This is a day for experiencing Nomadic life. Get up early in the morning with voice of shepherds taking the cattle for grazing. Enjoy a traditional nomadic breakfast and know their simple way of life .In the afternoon drive back to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

Royal 4* Hotel; http:// http://royalshirazhotel.com/

Homa 5* Hotel; www.homahotels.com/

Day 07: Shiraz

We will visit the Eram Garden in which built during the middle of thirteenth century.  Besides, we visit Naranjestan Gardens with outstanding tile working, mirroring, etc., which was built between 1879 and 1886 by Qavam Family and visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque. Then, toward Hafez  & Saadi  mausoleums who were 2 famous Persian poets in the world. Afterward, we will visit Vakil mosque complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of the Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

Royal 4* Hotel; http:// http://royalshirazhotel.com/

Homa 5* Hotel; www.homahotels.com/

Day 08: Shiraz – Persepolis – Necropolis-Pasargadae-Yazd (460 Kilometers distance)

Drive to Yazd, we depart from Shiraz via the Quran gate, 45 km north of Shiraz we stop at Persepolis the outstanding ceremonial palace of the Achaemenians (550BC) which is UNESCO heritage. At Necropolis, we see four tombs of Achaemenian kings high in the cliffs of limestone. Then, we continue through mountain scenery to visit Pasargadae another UNESCO heritage, the earliest Achaemenian capital where the tomb of Cyrus the Great is well preserved. Further, on our route crosses the central Iran ranges to Yazd . O/N Yazd.

Dad 4* Hotel;  http://dadhotel.com/

Safaiyeh 5* Hotel; www.safaiyehhotel.com/

Day 09: Yazd

Yazd is a very ancient city. Marco Polo wrote of the fine attributes of that city. It is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, a bathhouse converted to a first class restaurant, see the high wind towers which form efficient cooling systems in this desert climate. Then, visit the Doulataad gardens built in the 18th century for a former ruler. Later visit the Syed Jafer shrine, which decorated with tens of thousands of mirror tiles illuminating the whole mosque. In addition, The Friday mosque dates from the 14th century and at a silk weaving workshop, we see exquisite brocades still being made on traditional looms and at last Athletic House (Zour Khaneh). O/N  Yazd.

Dad 4* Hotel;  http://dadhotel.com/

Safaiyeh 5* Hotel; www.safaiyehhotel.com/

Day 10: Yazd-  Meibod – Naein – Isfahan (330 Kilometers distance)

In the morning, we will explore this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism, which was the Persian religion before Arabs brought Islam to Persia. We also visit the Towers of Silence on the outskirts of the city. This was the burial place for the Zoroastrians. In the afternoon we drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Naein Castle and an old caravanserai in Meibod where we can purchase pottery items. Further, on at Naein we will visit a carpet-weaving workshop. O/N Isfahan.

Piruzy 4* Hotel;  www.piroozyhotel.com/

Abbasi  5* Hotel;  http://www.abbasihotel.ir/

Day 11: Isfahan

In the morning, we will visit Naghshe Johan square, a huge open square in the center of Isfahan in which listed as UNESCO heritage. The square periphery is marked by outstanding Safavid buildings which include the Ali Qapu palace, the Imam Mosque, the Sheikh Lotfollah (ladies) mosque and to the north the expansive bazaar where we can see artisans crafting metal work, Persian miniatures, printing intricate designs on cloth and other activities. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty-three arches) and Khajoo bridges spanning the Zayanderud River. Then, we will visit Music Museum. O/N Isfahan.

Piruzy 4* Hotel;  www.piroozyhotel.com/

Abbasi  5* Hotel;  http://www.abbasihotel.ir/

Day 12: Isfahan

We will the  visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, the  Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and the palace of  Chehel Sotoun. Magnificent murals in the palace interior are a special attraction. O/N Isfahan.

Piruzy 4* Hotel;  www.piroozyhotel.com/

Abbasi  5* Hotel;  http://www.abbasihotel.ir/

Day 13: Isfahan- Abyaneh (175 Kilometers distance)

Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and ochre mud brick houses, Characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran where little has changed for several centuries. En route, we will visit the Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.

Abyaneh Veunae 3* Hotel;  http://www.viunahotel.ir/

Day 14: Abyaneh – Kashan – Tehran (325 Kilometers distance)

Continue to Tehran. En route, we will visit the Kashan, renowned over the centuries for its ceramics, tiles, pottery, textiles, carpet and silk. We will see the Fin Garden and Borujerdiyeh and Tabatabaeiha Houses and the unique Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madrasah. Then, continue to Tehran. O/N Tehran.

Enghlab 4* Hotel; http://enghelab.pih.ir/

Laleh 5* Hotel;  http://www.lalehhotels.com/

Day 15: Tehran – Departure

Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.