This tour itinerary is perfect for visitors to Iran keen to delve deeper into a beautiful and intriguing Middle-eastern nation bursting with ancient history, colourful culture and varied natural landscapes. Visiting traditional villages, exploring off-the-beaten-track regions and meeting local communities offers an unparalleled insight into the country of Iran beyond the large cities.
Start in the bustling capital in the northern reaches of the country, Tehran, before embarking on a 14-day journey through the smaller towns of Isfahan province including historic Kashan and the remote traditional village, Abyaneh. Stand in Isfahan City's famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Naqsh e Jahan Square, overlooked by the stunning blue-domed Shah Mosque.
On your way to te desert trading city of Yazd, stop off to visit one of the oldest mosques in Iran in Na’in. In Yazd, visit the ancient wind towers and the Towers of Silence - sky burial platforms of the Zoroastrians - and the Fire Temple. Continue east through the centre of the country to reach Kerman, an old trading post famed for it's bustling bazaar. Spend time exploring the ancient adobe citadel at Rayen and the gardens at Mahen.
Shiraz and the ancient archaeological cities of Parsargadae and Persepolis are also on the list to complete your in-depth tour of Iran.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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