BLACK TENTS (15 DAYS)

BASIC INFORMATION

Duration  Duration: 15 day trip
blank   Start: Tehran, Iran
blank   Finish: Tehran, Iran
blank   Group size: Min 2, Max 8
blank   Included meals: 15 Breakfasts, 0 Lunches, 1 Dinner
blank   Accommodation grade: 5-Star Hotels
blank   Transport: A.C. Minibus / Van
blank   Internet: Free Wi-Fi While Traveling

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

» Explore fabled capitals of ancient empires with our expert trip Leader, well-spoken and experienced in sharing his native land with travelers.

» Stroll in magnificent Persian gardens that trace their design principles to the days of Cyrus the Great.

» Mingle with local residents and vendors in colorful markets including the only bazaar in the world recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

» Discover Pasargadae and Persepolis, cities of the Achaemenid Empire that rank among the world’s greatest sites of antiquity.

» Get to know the warm Iranian people as you dine in fine local restaurants we’ve selected for their delicious Persian food and friendly ambience.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Tehran - Arrival

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

Day 2: Tehran - Kerman

(1:30 Hours Distance by Plain)

After breakfast, we shall visit the Sa’dabad Complex palace. Then, visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums. The pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history from the 5th millennium BC to 648 AD while the Islamic art museum provides a display of Islamic works of art. Then to Golestan palace complex dating from the 18th century AD and later the Jewelry museum to view what is probably the world’s finest collection of precious stones collected over many centuries. In the evening, transfer to the airport and fly to Kerman. Meet and transfer to hotel. O/N Kerman

Golestan palace

Day 3: Kerman - Bam - Mahan - Kerman

(385 Kilometers distance) [Round Trip]

We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali,, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman

Day 4: Kerman - Shiraz

(580 Kilometer distance)

Morning toward Sarvestan where to visit the Sasanid places there then we going to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz

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Day 5: Shiraz - Firuzabad excursion

(120 Kilometers distance)

In the Morning drive to Firuzabad and visit Sassanid palace. Then we go to see the nomads Qashqai, 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. O/N Camp

Day 6: 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

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Day 7: Shiraz

We will visit the Eram and Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir al-Mulk Mosque.Hafez & Saadi mausoleums, the Vakil mosque complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of the Ali Ibn Hamza Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz

Day 8: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis - Pasargadae - Yazd

(460 Kilometers distance)

Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Quran gate, Persepolis (a temple palace made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) , Necropolis (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargadae, tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian king. O/N Yazd

Persepolis

Day 9: Yazd

According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of the city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd

Day 10: Yazd - Meybod - 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 at this Zoroastrian pilgrimage center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which was the Persian religion before the Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Later visit the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence on the outskirts of the city. There burial rituals were performed. In the afternoon drive to Isfahan. En route we will visit Narin Castle and old caravanserai at Meybod and also a carpet workshop at Naein. O/N Isfahan

Yazd

Day 11: Isfahan

In the morning we will visit Naqsh-e Jahan square, a huge open square in the center of Isfahan. 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 Khaju Bridge spanning the Zāyandé-Rūd River. O/N Isfahan

Day 12: Isfahan

after breakfast we will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, shaking minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan

isfahan

Day 13: Isfahan - Abyaneh

(175 Kilometers distance)

Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh

Day 14: Abyaneh - Kashan - Tehran

(325 Kilometers distance)

Drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for carpet. O/N Tehran

Day 15: Tehran - Departure

Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

Abyaneh Village

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