14 Day Iran Self Guided Tour

You, Iran and Lifelong Experiences Tour

From € 440

Starts in:

Tehran

Ends in:

Tehran

Destinations:

Tehran, Kashan , Abyaneh, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Kerman

Duration:

14 Days

Age Range:

7 - 80

Physical Rating:

1/5

Accommodation:

13 nights at hostels

Tour Description

The 14-day tour unfolds the mysteries of Iran. In this budgeted two-week journey, you step into a different world of Iran’s must-sees at an unbelievable cost. It includes modern Tehran, peaceful Kashan, glamorous Isfahan, noble Yazd, and elegant Shiraz, besides the indigenous atmosphere of Kerman deserts. From Tehran to Kerman, you’ll face different authentic cultures, try various Persian foods, and have exciting interactions with locals of different backgrounds. It is a concise lifetime adventure in 14 days.

The 14-day tour unfolds the mysteries of Iran. In this budgeted two-week journey, you step into a different world of Iran’s must-sees at an unbelievable cost.

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Itinerary

Experiences

  • Airport pickup
  • Tabiat Bridge:Tehran’s largest pedestrian overpass with modern architecture
  • Bame Tehran:A recreational place and a full view of the city at Tehran heights

Story of the day

Today is the day of the stylish northern part of Tehran. You’ll feel the vibe of the capital of Iran and visit this affluent city from above Tabiat Bridge over highways. There you can see a mountain dominating Tehran.

 

Accommodation

  A Traditional Guesthouse in Tehran

Experiences

  • Golestan Palace: UNESCO World Heritage; in the center of Tehran from the 18th century
  • Tehran Bazaar:

    People & Local Life Moment

    The old maze-like market in the heart of Tehran. This 10-kilometer path is the best place to visit people closely

  • National Museum of Iran:

    History Moment

    Largest Museum in Iran with many treasures of Iran's historical and ancient monuments

  • Treasury of National Jewels: one of the world’s rich collections of jewels and diamonds
  • House Dinner:

    People & Local Life Moment

    A different supper; a Persian-style meal in an Iranian home, together with an Iranian family

Story of the day

Today, you’ll see a different aspect of Tehran: Tehran’s downtown. Tehran Grand Bazaar is the trading heart of Tehran. You will dive into real life through its corridors and history through surrounding monuments. In the evening, it’s time to enjoy an Iranian dinner in an Iranian home.

 

Accommodation

  A Traditional Guesthouse in Tehran

Experiences

  • Borujerdi House:

    Art & Architecture Moment

    A vast mansion with full details of Iran’s traditional architecture which was once for a wealthy merchant

  • Tepe Sialk:

    History Moment

    an ancient site and one of the world’s oldest civilizations that dates back to 6000 BC

  • Abyaneh Village:

    People & Local Life Moment

    A different stop at a historic red village; it is 2500 years old

Story of the day

The 200-year-old Kashan houses would amaze you. Yet, above all its history is Teppe Sialk. The remains of one of humanity’s oldest civilizations from 5000-8000 years ago have been discovered there. At the end of this day, you’ll spend a calm and intimate evening in the beautiful village of Abyaneh.

 

Accommodation

  A Traditional Guesthouse in Abyaneh

Experiences

  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square: UNESCO World Heritage; the Iranian architecture landmark
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque:

    Art & Architecture Moment

    An architectural masterpiece of Iranian mosques architecture and tilework from the Safavid Empire in the 17th century

  • Shah Mosque: UNESCO World Heritage; an elegant iconic dome piercing the sky
  • Ali Qapu Palace:

    History Moment

    The official residence of Safavid Emperors with historically valuable paintings and mosaic work

  • Chehel Sotoun Palace: UNESCO World Heritage; A pleasant and freshening Persian Garden

Story of the day

Isfahan is well-known for Naqsh-e Jahan Square. Massive domes, fascinating tile works, and its open green space all mesmerize you. You can feel calm and relaxed at these beautiful mosques and Chehel Sotoun Persian garden.

 

Accommodation

  A Traditional Guesthouse in Isfahan

Experiences

  • Vank Cathedral:

    Religion Moment

    a splendid old church in Jolfa, Isfahan’s Armenian neighborhood

  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan: UNESCO World Heritage; one of the oldest preserved mosques in Iran
  • Grand Bazaar of Isfahan: The elegant market of precious Persian carpets and else. What do you think about buying souvenirs?
  • Khaju Bridge and Si-o-se-pol Bridge:

    People & Local Life Moment

    A walking tour over the Zayanderud River at a spirited hangout with songs and music

Story of the day

The 700-hundred-year Vank church in the Armenian neighborhood and the Great Jameh Mosque represent a peaceful religious coexistence. Then, go through the luxurious mazes of the Grand Bazaar. Now, it’s time to join people at their favorite rendezvous over the Zayanderud and its brick-old bridges.

 

Accommodation

 A Traditional Guesthouse in Isfahan

Experiences

  • Tower of silence:

    Religion Moment

    A different burial space; the Zoroastrians used to leave the corpses there for the carrion birds

  • Fire Temple & Museum of Zoroastrians:

    Religion Moment

    This temple holds a sacred fire that has been lit for more than 1500 years

Story of the day

Yazd is the cradle of Zoroastrianism. The oldest sacred fire has been lit in the fire temple for centuries. The temple is still active and embraces pilgrims and visitors of any religion. In this temple and the Tower of Silence burial zone, you’ll see a brief history of Zoroastrians.

 

Accommodation

 A Traditional Guesthouse in Yazd

Experiences

  • Jame Mosque:

    Art & Architecture Moment

    The great congregational site from 800 years ago with priceless picturesque architecture

  • Fahadan Neighborhood:

    People & Local Life Moment

    The aroma of thatch within ginger adobe walls is the most memorable thing in this 1000-year-old neighborhood

  • Amir Chakhmaq Square: A ritual center known for its symmetrical arched cloves
  • Water Museum: a display of the Iranian genius freshwater system in the desert
  • Saheb Al Zaman Zurkhaneh: a traditional gym for Iranian martial arts
  • Dowlatabad Garden: UNESCO World Heritage; a lively Persian Garden in a desert city!

Story of the day

The vibe of Yazd is only sensible in its old neighborhoods. There you see welcoming people, their long history, symmetric architecture, and old traditions. See how their ancestors have adapted to the desert by creating a fresh water supply system and building windcatchers to cool their houses.

 

Accommodation

 A Traditional Guesthouse in Yazd

Experiences

  • The Cypress of Abarkuh:

    Nature Moment

    the 3rd oldest tree in the world. It is 4500 years old that literally symbolizes life and hope

  • Abarkuh Ice House: an ancient adobe structure to store ice in the old times
  • Evening and dinner with Nomads:

    People & Local Life Moment

    Communities with unique migration systems based on seasons and nature patterns

Story of the day

It is the day of authentic life. First, find out about the oldest cypress tree in Iran and Asia in Abarkuh, near Yazd. Another wonder is this iceberg-like adobe building that used to be the ancient refrigerator of the desert. Spend a night the nomads, visiting their most traditional way of living.

 

Accommodation

  Stay at Tent with Nomads

Experiences

  • Persepolis:

    History Moment

    UNESCO World Heritage; A ceremonial complex of ancient Persian kings, The earliest remains of Persepolis are from 515 BC

  • Necropolis:

    History Moment

    Ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods

  • Tomb of Hafez: the famous poet of love and mystics rests here

Story of the day

Persepolis is the remains of a very ancient civilization of the world. It was once a vast empire from east to west. The stone reliefs of the Necropolis will leave you breathless of the glory back then. Later, you can soothe your mind at Hafez Tomb and enjoy its peaceful aura.

 

Accommodation

 A Traditional Guesthouse in Shiraz

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque:

    Art & Architecture Moment

    The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque with its Orsi-stained glasses create a colorful spiritual feeling of awe

  • Arg of Karim Khan: A castle for the king, Karim Khan, built in the 11th the century
  • Vakil Complex: 3 Shiraz popular highlights; Bazaar, Mosque, and bath
  • Shah Cheragh Shrine:

    Religion Moment

    A holy tomb that was erected first in the 12th century

  • Eram Garden: UNESCO World Heritage; A Persian garden with a palace as its sparkling jewel
  • House Dinner:

    People & Local Life Moment

    Another Persian-style meal in an Iranian home

Story of the day

Let’s hit for a Shiraz vibe. Walk through the corridors of the most beautiful bazaar in Iran. Vakil bazaar is part of a 900-year-old complex. Shiraz is the city of Persian poems and melody. Combined with the aroma of orange blossoms, it cuddles your senses to the heavens.

 

Accommodation

 A Traditional Guesthouse in Shiraz

Experiences

  • Jame Mosque of Kerman: Marvelous tilework, paintings, and arcs from the 14th century
  • Ganjali Khan Complex:

    People & Local Life Moment

    A welfare complex from the 17th century, including a bathhouse, school, caravanserai, mosque, and bazaar

Story of the day

Kerman is the jewel in the ring of Iran’s hottest desert. It has been on the path of caravans and traders. Thus, the residents built welfare facilities like baths, caravansaries, and else to embrace the visitors. Also, it seems interesting to visitors to see a lively desert city with old gardens.

 

Accommodation

 A Traditional Guesthouse in Kerman

Experiences

  • Shazde Mahan Garden: UNESCO World Heritage; a lush Persian Garden and luxury mansion
  • Shahdad Village:

    People & Local Life Moment

    an ancient village in Lut Desert with a unique culture, customs, and local food

Story of the day

Lut Desert, one of the world’s strangest deserts is in Shahdad. It has been the hottest spot on the earth for 5 years. The longest Kalouts, the tallest sand dunes, and other awful phenomena are among Lut’s attractions. And, in the vicinity of this desert is a Lush beautiful Persian Garden, Mahan.

 

Accommodation

 Eco-lodge in Shahdad

Experiences

  • Off-roading, Adventure in the Lut Desert:

    Nature Moment

    UNESCO World Heritage; let yourself go in the wonders of the desert

  • Train from Kerman to Tehran

Story of the day

We want to make the day memorable for you. So before getting on the train to Tehran, we’ve arranged for you adventurous off-roading in the Lut Desert. Visit some natural wonders that you won’t find anywhere else.

Experiences

  • Free Time
  • Airport Drop Off

Story of the day

Today is the last day of our journey. Tehran is a great city and it is a good opportunity to visit any probable left places you missed on the two first days. We transfer you to the IKA airport to fly back home, hope to see you again in Iran.

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What’s included?

Official Iran Visa reference number
Consultation for any legal concerns related to the trip

Inclusion

Visa

Official Iran Visa reference number

Transportation

Airport pick-up, drop-off
VIP bus ticket from Tehran to Kashan, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Yazd, Abarkuh, Shiraz and Kerman
Train ticket from Kerman to Tehran

Accommodations

13 Nights at hostels

Meals

13 Breakfast
3 Dinner

Guide & Support

24/7 support from company throughout your trip

Additional Services

Local Debit Card
Iranian Sim Card + Internet Data
4WD During desert tour

Exclusions

International airfares, taxes, surcharges
Tips
Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
Travel Insurance
Entrance fees to the mentioned monuments
Other expenses such as laundry, mini bar used in the room, etc.

We Are Flexible!!

We’ve defined 6 different moments for our Iran tour packages. They are the bolder aspects of each site or experience. As you fill out the enquiry form, let us know your preferences and which moments connect to you more deeply. We’ll make any changes necessary to your itinerary to align with your needs.

All Moments in your trip

Which one is your favorite? Share your interests with us in the Enquiry form

Pricing

For Private Tours

A 30% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
Volume discounts would apply for groups.

Months Price / person
January, February
€ 440
March, April, May
€ 540
June, July, August
€ 440
September, October
€ 490
November, December
€ 440

Enquiry Form

Booking Terms & Conditions

Payment method

After finalizing the price of the tour you have selected, you should pay a deposit equal to 25% of your tour cost. Then, we will issue a booking confirmation. You should pay the rest (75%) in cash at the beginning of your tour in our office in Iran.

Cancellation policy

In case you cancel your tour booking, cancellation fees will apply:

• Up to 90 days before arrival: We’ll fully refund the paid deposit.

• 90-60 days before arrival: We’ll refund 50% of the paid deposit.

• 60-30 days before arrival: We’ll refund 25% of the paid deposit.

• From 30 days before arrival to actual arrival: We will hold the deposit (25% of the package price) as a cancellation fee.

How Is This Trip Responsible?

Before the tour starts, the necessary information (e.g., Etiquette) is given to our travelers

Local guides and drivers collaborate with us

13 nights you sleep at local places

We help you to have a better and easier interaction with locals

It is not just sightseeing; we provide true to life experiences

We take you to local-traditional markets

Cars we use are fuel-efficient

We try our best to use less plastic and make less waste in our trip

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