Mysterious Persian Odyssey Tour

14 Day Iran Cultural Tour

From € 1695

Colors of Life

Once upon a time, there was a deep blue sea. It was full of life. But, one day, the world changed, and the sea wiped off. What left instead was a dry greyish desert.

Many years passed, and a group of people moved there to live. They didn’t surrender to that cruel nature but insisted on reviving it with colors of life. They built houses decorated by red hue, worshipped in the shrines covered with tiles of turquoise blue, founded ginger castles, and wore a rainbow of dresses. They created creeks of fresh blue water and made green floral gardens that were like a paradise on the earth.

Now, the deserts have become golden and not cruel anymore, and nature showed its generous colorful face.

This is not a fictional story, rather an experience Sarah had. She is a painter who once traveled to Iran to attend a painting biennial and decided to continue her journey via a two-week tour for relaxing. She always thought Iran was a black and white dry land until she journeyed through the many colors of Iran! From the variety of landscapes to the different cultures of each region and diverse architecture, she was mesmerized by the many new colors she discovered in Iran via IranAmaze Iran travel agency!

Kashan city in Iran

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

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  9 nights at 4-star hotels, 3 nights at a traditional guesthouse, 1 night at the eco lodge

Itinerary

Story of the Day


She started from the Tabiat Bridge in Tehran and had to admit it is a collection of art, architecture, excitement, and colors. She praised the landscape of green hills around the bridge under the azure sky.

Experiences

  • Airport pick up
  • Tabiat Bridge
    Tehran’s Largest Pedestrian Overpass
  • Bame Tehran
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Saadabad Palace
    (Depending on arrival time)
  • Welcoming Dinner
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

 

Story of the Day


Walking in an old palace in the heart of modern Tehran, she couldn’t ignore all the beauties: the paintings on the wall, the mirror-decorated hall, the Persian garden in the yard. She was unable to count the colors.

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
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

 

Story of the Day


There was a homestay in Abyaneh, an ancient village. First, it seemed dull, so she went for a walk through the alleys to pass the time but was surprised by the red-hued walls and happy girls wearing colorful traditional clothes.

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 guest house in Abyaneh

 

Story of the Day


It was interesting to see the combination of art, architecture, and religion with people’s everyday life in Naqshe Jahan Square. And she understood where the name Persian blue has come; after the turquoise blue generously used in the beautiful mosques of the square.

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
  • House Dinner
    An Iranian family invites us to their home for a homemade dinner
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Isfahan

 

Story of the Day


They had free time for shopping; thus, she strolled through the Isfahan bazaar passages and watched the famous handicrafts: the reddish-orange copper dishes, blue shades of enamel wares, silver engraved dishes and pieces of jewelry. She was undeniably excited.

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 4-star hotel in Isfahan

 

Story of the Day


Sarah couldn’t believe that in the middle of the golden dunes of a desert, there is a lively city. They were in Yazd. It was renowned for an ancient sacred fire worshipped by fully white-dressed Zoroastrian clerics.

Experiences

  • Chak Chak
    Most sacred of the mountain shrines of Zoroastrianism
  • 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 4-star hotel in Yazd

 

Story of the Day


The turquoise blue of Jame Mosque, the long ginger walls of 1000-year Fahadan neighborhood, and the ancient underground water supply system, all showed a surprising peace and vitality and denoted a high intelligence of the people.

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 4-star hotel in Yazd

 

Story of the Day


When they were among nomads of Eghlid, she thought that she must use all the colors of the world to paint the women’s clothes. She spent a great night among them listening to their stories and experiencing their free life.

Experiences

  • The Cypress of Abarkuh
    Oldest living lifeform in Asia, 4000 to 5000 years old
  • Abarkuh Ice House
  • Overnight stay at a traditional guesthouse in Pasargadae 

 

Story of the Day


She stepped on the natural rock stairways of Persepolis and imagined the glorious Persian days when the Achaemenid dynasty ruled over Persia and a vast part of Asia and Africa. Sarah had to confess that she was moved by the majestic atmosphere around.

Experiences

  • Pasargadae

    The capital of the Achaemenid empire dating back to 559–530 BC, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • 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 4-star hotel in Shiraz

 

Story of the Day


A strange natural phenomenon made her artist mind shocked: Maharloo, a pink lake with a silvery shore. This pink shade was repeated in the calm atmosphere of Nasir al-Mulk mosque where she could peacefully soothe her thoughts.

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque
    The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Orsi stained glasses create a colorful spiritual feeling of awe
  • Vakil complex
    Including Bazaar, Bath house, Mosque
  • Arg of Karim Khan
    Citadel in downtown
  • 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
  • Maharloo Lake
    A pink lagoon just beside Shiraz
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Shiraz

 

Story of the Day


Lying in a 3000-year cave house in a rocky village, she thought of the first dwellers who overcame the harsh nature and dug through the rocks to have a settlement. She felt as if she wanted to draw on the cave walls – like a primitive human.

Experinces

  • walking tour of Meymand and Cave Houses
    Believed to be a primary human residence in the Iranian Plateau, dating back to 12,000 years ago, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Evening with villagers
    A unique semi-nomad community popular for their way of living in temporary settlements in spring and autumn
  • Overnight stay at a Guest House in Meymand

 

Story of the Day


A great white mansion that had its reflection on the pool, lines of green cypress on both sides and the azure of background sky. That was the fantastic picture Sarah took in Fath Abad Garden in dry land in Kerman.

Experiences

  • Fath-Abad Garden
    An architecture masterpiece in the heart of the desert
  • 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 4-star hotel in Kerman

 

Story of the Day


She had special moments by walking along the silent golden desert of Shahdad to watch its mysterious Kalouts. In their night stay, she was thinking of her journey started from an azure sky of Tehran to unique indigo in the sky of a desert with white streams of stars and falling blaze comets.

Experiences

  • Shazdeh Garden
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Shahdad Village
    The tranquility of Lut desert, The outer space resembling yardangs
  • Overnight stay at an eco Lodge in Shahdad

 

Story of the Day


On the flight back to Tehran, Sarah couldn’t help but to look down the land below and think of all those dedicated people who used all the natural and human-made colors to subdue the wild nature for good.

Experiences

  • Off-Roading, Adventure in the Lut Desert
    A Natural UNESCO World Heritage
  • Fly from Kerman to Tehran
  • 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
Domestic flight from Kerman to Tehran
All land transportation by Air-co vehicles

Accommodations

9 Nights at 4-star hotels
3 Nights at traditional guesthouse
1 Night at eco lodge

Meals

13 Breakfast
2 Dinner
Daily snacks & bottled mineral water

Staff & Experts

Local English-speaking Cultural Guide
Chief Experience Officer
throughout your trip
24/7 Support

Additional Services

Entrance Fees to the mentioned
monuments in the itinerary
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
Other expenses such as laundry, mini bar used in the room, etc.

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
March, April, May
€ 1695
June, July, August
€ 1495
September, October
€ 1595
January, February, November, December
€ 1495
  • 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
  • We eat at least 4 meals in local restaurants
  • 4 nights we sleep at a guest house, eco lodge and nomads’ tent
  • We help you to have a better and easier interaction with locals
  • It is not just sightseeing; we provide true to life experiences
  • We go to local-traditional markets
  • We 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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