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You, Iran and Lifelong Experiences Tour

14 Day Iran Self Guided Tour

From € 440

Without Hassle

Have you ever gone on a backpacking trip where you wasted so much of your time trying to figure out the logistics of your journey by searching online for hours, whether beforehand or during your trip?

Sometimes I would end up somewhere and realize the place I booked online was way different in reality. Therefore, I had to spend hours searching for another place to stay while on a short trip. This time when I decided to go to Iran, I found a 14-day self-guided tour package online. I looked through it, and it surprised me that it almost cost the same as if I wanted to book everything on my own so I took a leap of faith and booked it.

I realized how much more beneficial getting a tour was than just taking away the hassle of booking things online!  Most people did not speak English, and pretty much half of the high standard accommodations could not have been even found online. Also, knowing all the enjoyable activities about the cities I was visiting without so much research gave me enough time to interact with locals and get to know the cultures in a more profound sense.

I’ll tell the highlight of each day of my journey through the itinerary so you could also see if that’s the solution for you.

Yazd Chak Chak

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:

  12 nights at hostels, 1 night at nomadic tent

Itinerary

Story of the Day

Tehran was crowded and full of traffic. I was happy I was told how to use the metro not to get stuck in traffic. Also, after that long flight, it was a relief I did not have to think about where to go that night that would be calming and also give me a glimpse of Tehran.

Experiences

  • Airport pick up
  • Tabiat Bridge
    Tehran’s Largest Pedestrian Overpass
  • Bame Tehra
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Tehran

Story of the Day

From the Bazaar to the museums, Tehran had so much to offer, but the best part was having dinner with a local family that night. I was happy my tour operator helped me to connect to a sweet local family that night easily.

Experiences

  • Golestan Palace
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Tehran Bazaar
    City life & crowded streets, shopping, modernity intertwined with the history
  • National Museum of Iran
    Historical ancient monuments, oldest artifacts date back to Lower Paleolithic period
  • Treasury of National Jewels
  • House Dinner
    An Iranian family invites you to their home for a homemade dinner
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Tehran

Story of the Day

I only had a day in Kashan. With the help of my tour operator, I got to know about and visit this mysterious town Abyaneh where people live their lives like their ancestors as if the time has never passed since a few hundred years ago.

Experiences

  • Borujerdi House
    Features of Iran’s traditional residential architecture
  • Tepe Sialk
    Ziggurat dates back to 3000 BC, oldest settlement dates to around 6000 BC
  • Abyaneh Village
    A symbol of the rural lifestyle of Iran
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Abyaneh

Story of the Day

Isfahan was so full of life. There was so much to see in a glimpse of an eye. Naqshe Jahan. The beautiful mosques. The historical heritage and all. No one can see it all. It’s overwhelming if you try. It’s also hard to choose where to go as they all looked so damn magical from afar.

Experiences

  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
    An architectural masterpiece of Iranian architecture. First built of the four monuments of Naqsh-e Jahan square during the Safavid Empire
  • Shah Mosque
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Ali Qapu Palace
    The official residence of Persian Emperors of the Safavid dynasty. Historically valuable paintings and mosaic work, acoustic rooms
  • Chehel Sotoun Palace
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Isfahan

Story of the Day

I would have probably gone to my accommodation before midnight if I was not recommended by the tour to go check out Khaju bridge late at night. I was lucky that I got to see people of all ages singing together and dancing under the bridge all night long. Every night celebration of Isfahan!

Experiences

  • Vank Cathedral
    Jolfa Square is the heart of the Armenian community in Isfahan.
  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Grand Bazaar of Isfahan
  • Khaju Bridge and Si-o-se-pol Traditional Bridge
    A walking tour of Zayanderud river and bridges, Gathering of songs and music
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Isfahan

Story of the Day

To get to know one of the most ancient religions of all by going to the Zoroastrian temple and museum was a pleasure. Therefore, I decided to indulge in it all day long. I was happy the tour had an order in which I did not miss any of the critical sightseeing of Yazd in a short amount of time.

Experiences

  • Tower of Silence
    Zoroastrian ritual exposure of the dead bodies to carrion birds
  • Fire Temple &Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture
    The only one of the highest-grade fires in ancient Iran where Zoroastrians have practiced their religion since 400 BC
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Yazd

Story of the Day

Oh, Fahadan. Enjoying every second of walking in this historic neighborhood. It was full of roof cafes and clay walls and so many stories everywhere I stopped by. Sitting in this unique roof café, I thought how much time I would have spent on my phone searching for places to visit afterward instead of enjoying the Persian tea I drank and the extraordinary views.

Experiences

  • Jameh Mosque of Yazd
    One of the tallest minarets among Persian mosques
  • Fahadan neighborhood
    Walking tour of the old city of Yazd, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Amir Chakhmaq
    Symmetrical sunken arched alcoves
  • Water Museum
    The Persian Qanat, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh
    Iranian martial art, a traditional system of athletics
  • Dowlat Abad Garden
    The Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Yazd

Story of the Day

This was the shining moment of my tour. My tour agency helped me connect with nomads. They lived their lives based on the seasons in the mountains. So, it was a pleasure I’ll remember for the rest of my life. They taught me the secrets of living in tune with nature as I travel to different places and that was all I needed from this day in Iran.

Experiences

  • The Cypress of Abarkuh
    Oldest living lifeform in Asia, 4000 to 5000 years old
  • Abarkuh Ice House
  • Evening and dinner with Nomads
    Communities with unique migration system based on seasons and nature patterns
  • Overnight stay at tent with Nomads

Story of the Day

I did not even think about myself or my trip on this day in Shiraz. I was mesmerized the whole time. I felt the presence of ancient gods standing next to Perspolis, and everywhere I went according to my daily schedule.

Experiences

  • Persepolis
    A grand ceremonial complex, The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Necropolis
    A group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods, Also known as Naqsh-e Rostam
  • Tomb of Hafez
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Shiraz

Story of the Day


I experienced another authentic homemade dish with a Persian family in Shiraz. It widened my perspective of different cultures that exist within this land. Indeed, it was the best way to know locals who became lifelong friends afterward.

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque
    The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Orsi stained glasses create a colorful spiritual feeling of awe
  • Arg of Karim Khan
    Citadel in downtown
  • Vakil complex
    Including Bazaar, Bath house, Mosque
  • Shah Cheragh Shrine
    Persian for “King of the Light”, a funerary monument holy to the Shia Muslims
  • Eram Garden
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • House Dinner
    An Iranian family invites you to their home for a homemade dinner
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Shiraz

Story of the Day


I got a chance to visit and feel the essential attractions of this ancient city in just one day. I felt full of joy that night from visiting this region of Iran.

Experiences

  • Jameh mosque of Kerman
  • Ganjali Khan Complex
    A place to make lifelong friendship since ancient times, including school, Bathhouse, Bazaar, Caravanserai and mint
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Kerman

Story of the Day


Yardangs of Shahdad. Silence. Stars so close, I could have almost touched them all. A village in the middle of the desert. What else could I have done with this much peace of mind?

Experiences

  • Shazdeh Garden
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Shahdad Village
    The outer space resembling yardangs
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Shahdad

Story of the Day


It was an adventure in the desert of Iran. I could see no one anywhere close. I am glad I did not plan on hitchhiking and had planned it all. Otherwise, there was no phone reception or cars. I would have lost this pleasure of enjoying one of the most beautiful deserts I’ve seen in my life.

Experiences

  • Off-Roading, Adventure in the Lut Desert
    A Natural UNESCO World Heritage
  • Train from Kerman to Tehran
  • Overnight stay at a hostel in Shahdad

 

Story of the Day


It was a blessing to have free time at the end of my trip to Tehran. Therefore, I got to digest and reflect on all the experiences I had. It was one of the best parts of my tour operator’s planning, I thought. Also, I decided I am never going anywhere without making sure the hassle of planning is not mine!

Experiences

  • Free Time
  • Airport Drop Off

 

Your Flexibility Options

Our Moments

We’ve defined 6 different moments for our Iran tours. All of our Iran tour packages include every one of them. Each site or experience has different aspects. However, each moment makes one of those aspects bolder during your experience. These moments are a way for you to express your preferences and have flexibility. In IranAmaze we’ve designed the most efficient tours based on our previous experiences with other travelers. As you fill the booking form, you tell us what your preferences are and which moments connect to you more deeply. This way, you get to decide to enhance or reduce each moment during your Iran tour. We’ll make any changes necessary to your itinerary to align with your needs.

Our Guides

We have brought together a wide and diverse range of guides on our Iran tours. A huge part of your journey is to connect to your guide and have joyful conversations together. Since we want to organize Iran tours that are experience oriented, we’ve made it possible for you to have a say in choosing your guide. Usually, we would arrange a guide for you based on the knowledge we have from our guides and also you. However, you could also tell us in the booking form your preferences about your guide characteristics or specific knowledge and we’ll make sure to match a guide for you based on your requests.

This Tour's Features

Essential of Iran​

This package is the most efficient one for your amount of time. You’ll see all the essentials of Iran while traveling with peace of mind. You’ll also have enough free time to dive deeper into the local culture and Iranian people’s lives. We have put the most important cities of Iran that could have fit into your time limit. All UNESCO heritage sites are fit into your package, as well. 

European Deal​

All bookings and contracts are settled through SAE Event GmbH, a registered travel agency in Austria. As a result, all transactions and processes are done based on the European legal system. So you would have the advantage of working with a local tour operator under EU-law. Visiting Iran with locals was never that hassle-free.

Iranian Cuisines​

We care about food. The meals are not full board so that you can choose them based on your personal preferences. Persian cuisine is popular for its diversity and deliciousness. We’ll introduce a wide range of restaurants to you so you could try what best suits your taste. In the end, we’ll expose you to a ray of delicious local Persian dishes during your trip.

Our Service

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

Staff & Experts

Chief Experience Officer throughout your trip
24/7 Support

Additional Services

Local Debit Card
Iranian Sim Card
Wi-Fi Modem
Official Iran Visa reference number
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.

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
January, February
€ 440
March, April, May
€ 540
June, July, August
€ 440
September, October
€ 490
November, December
€ 440
  • 50% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
  • Volume discounts would apply for groups.

Pre-Booking 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 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 guest houses
  • 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
  • You visit the products of NGOs in Isfahan to support them
  • 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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