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This small group tour to Iran explores the most important destinations and attractions in the heart of Iran. Start from Shiraz and go along an ancient path of historic Iranian cities to Yazd, Esfahan, Kashan, and Tehran. This trip includes Hayahoo Tours signature culinary experience. You will explore the local cuisine of each destination and sample local delicacies during your Iran tour. This journey is designed for travelers to Iran that have time constraints and want to experience the highlights of Iran efficiently.

Destinations
  • Shiraz

    Shiraz perfectly encompasses the heart and soul of Iran. One cannot truly appreciate th

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  • Yazd

    The beautiful ancient architecture of the city of Yazd, it's rich history and Zoroastrian

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  • Esfahan

    If you tell an Iranian that you are on your way to Esfahan he or she is likely to say

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  • Kashan

    Throughout its history, the city of Kashan was famous for the quality and splendor of i

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  • Tehran

    Cradled at the foot of the Alborz mountain range, the city of Tehran is a sprawling met

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Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2 Shiraz

City tour of Shiraz on the first day. Explore the Zand Era capital of Iran. Visit the beautiful Nasir Al Mulk Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Mausoleum of Hafiz, Eram Garden, and Karimkhan Citadel on your city tour of Shiraz.

Day 3 Shiraz to Yazd via Persepolis

On our way to the historic city of Yazd, we will stop by the ancient sites at Persepolis to see one of the most important pre-Islamic historic sites of Iran.

Day 4 Yazd to Esfahan

Discover the historic neighborhoods of Yazd in the morning before exploring the Zoroastrian heritage of the city. We will then leave for the city of Esfahan. Along the way, we will make stops at small historic towns.

Days 5-6 Esfahan

Our exploration of Esfahan will include all the major attractions in the city such as the sites at Naqsh e Jahan Square, the Jame Mosque and the city's historic bridges. We will also explore the Jolfa district of Esfahan to get a feel of the nightlife in the city.

Day 7 Kashan

On the way from Esfahan to Kashan, we will discover the historic village of Abyaneh. In Kashan we will visit the mansions the city is known for as well as the beautiful Fin Garden. We will also visit the city's historic bazaar.

Days 8-9 Tehran

We will discover the center of Tehran on your first day there. Visit the incredible Bazaar of Tehran as well as the Golestan Palace that is located right outside of it. We will then walk through and discover the historic heart of Tehran. On your second day in Tehran, we will discover the upper scale neighborhoods of Tehran and visit the Tajrish Square and bazaar as well as palaces that are located in the north of the city.
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Departing Finishing Availability Total USD starting at Travelers Booking
2018-05-05 2018-05-14 Full
2018-05-12 2018-05-21 Limited Availablity USD $2500
2018-05-19 2018-05-28 Limited Availablity USD $2500
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Highlights
  • Discover 3 historic capitals of Iran
  • Signature cultural experiences at all destinations
  • Culinary exploration of central Iran
Important Notes

  • Trip starts in Shiraz. You can book your ticket directly to Shiraz. If you prefer to fly to Tehran, we can arrange for your transfer to Shiraz at additional cost.
  • Headscarves are mandatory for women while in Iran.
  • Extend your trip to other destinations in Iran with our short trip extensions
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Inclusions
  • Meals

    All meals are included. Hand picked restaurants allow you to experience the diverse cuisine of Iran.

  • Transportation

    All transfers and transit in private van.

  • Accomodation

    8 nights of hotel stay

  • Activities

    • All site entry fees according to the itinerary

    • Licensed and experienced tour guide

    • Cultural experiences along the trip

Exclusions
    • Additional meals

    • Activities not included in the itinerary

    • Extra charges at hotels e.g. room service and laundry