15 DAY TOUR OF ANCIENT IRAN – SUSA Inside a nations Persian soul

OUTLINE & HIGHLIGHTS

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Duration

12 Days

Group Size

Individuals & Small Groups

Physical Rating

Normal – Normal – some walking

Best time to travel

Spring & Fall

START

Tehran

DURATION

15 Days

Finish

Tehran

Tour Highlights

  • Stroll through the Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai a valuable memorial from the Qajar Dynasty, known as one of Iran’s best-preserved urban caravanserais.
  • Discover the Tomb of Esther & Mordecai the biblical Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai; one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Jews in Iran.
  • Explore the ancient Temple of Anahita a major sanctuary erected to the goddess of waters and fertility who was worshipped in ancient Persia.
  • Visit the Shushtar the ancient fortress city & Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System from the 3rd century CE a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Discover Chogha-Zanbil ancient Elamite complex, one of the few existing ziggurats outside Mesopotamia built in 1250 BC.
  • Explore Haft-Tappeh or Seven Mounds (Elamite Necropolis) from one of the oldest civilizations in Western Asia, dating back to 5,000 B.C.
  • Explore Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings. Built by Darius the Great in 512 BC, its magnificent ruins is among the world’s greatest archaeological sites. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.
  • Stroll through the Sa’adabad Palace/Museum Complex, 300-hectare complex built by the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs.

Itinerary Outline:

DEPARTURE

Departure from Europe (pre-booked hotel room).

ARRIVAL IN TEHRAN

TEHRAN-SHIRAZ- SHIRAZ/EXCURSION TO PERSEPOLIS & NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM-PASARGADAE

SHIRAZ

SHIRAZ-KERMAN (580 km)

KERMAN/EXCURSION RAYEN AND MAHAN (107 km)

KERMAN

KERMAN-YAZD (368 km)

YAZD

YAZD-NA’IN-ISFAHAN (350 km)

ISFAHAN

ISFAHAN

Transfer to IKA airport for departure flight.

ISFAHAN-NATANZ-KASHAN-TEHRAN (445 km)

TEHRAN

DEPARTURE TEHRAN

In the morning transfer to IKA airport for the departure flight.

What’s Included:

  • Applying for visas
  • Accommodation in 3-4* or 4-5* hotels, All land transportation in A/C sedan/ Mini Van/Bus
  • All transfers to/from airports, from/to hotels
  • All portages and entrance fees for main sites and excursions
  • English, German, Spanish, French, or Italian-speaking national guide
  • Meals: BB/HB/FB
  • Domestic Flight from Tehran to Shiraz

Not Included:

  • International Flight
  • Visa application fee