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Discover the Forbidden Places Tour

7 Day Iran Women Only Tour

From € 995

Never done before

“What the hell is a women only tour package?”

I was trying to find a week-long tour. I kept bumping into this concept that has become a trend in the past few years: women only travel to mostly middle eastern countries.

The first time I heard about it, I had some resistance. I could not even think about traveling just with a bunch of women. I thought to myself, why. However, the more I came across the trend, the more I became curious to try it once.

I thought to myself, it’s something none of my friends have ever done. So, it’d be a good story to tell others afterward even if it’s not as good! Plus, I came across this tour package to Iran that would allow me to go to certain places only if I were with a group of women. It was all due to the Islamic rules in the country. I bought it, and I have so much regret now.

Why? Because it turned out to be one of the most amazing vacations of my life. So, I now realize why I should have bought a women-only package the previous several times I have traveled to the middle-east. I told all my female friends to take women-only tours hoping they don’t miss out on what I did the past few times. I wrote about every day of my journey for them to understand why…

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Starts in:

  Tehran

Ends in:

  Tehran

Destinations:

  Tehran, Kashan , Isfahan, Shiraz

Duration:

  7 Days

Age Range:

  7 - 80

Physical Rating:

1/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  5 nights at 4-star hotels, 1 night at the eco-lodge

Itinerary

Story of the Day

It was strange at first being only women in our group. However, as we got the Tabiat bridge of Tehran, we got to have such deep conversations. I could have bet we would not have such profound moments if we were a mixed group that night.

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

This was one of the days I got to visit a place that only women were allowed to enter. It was the women’s park. Women were free to be without hijab and hang out however they wanted in the park.

Experiences

  • Golestan Palace
    A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Tehran Bazaar
    City life & crowded streets, shopping, modernity intertwined with the history
  • Women Park
    Iranian women without hijab in an intimate setting where they are allowed to live their full expression
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Tehran

Story of the Day

It was amazing to hear the stories of the long way women have come from ancient days of Iran to the present time. We got to explore it through history at Tepe Sialk and Borujerdi house of Kashan.

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
  • MatinAbad Desert Resort
  • Overnight stay at eco lodge in Matin Abad

Story of the Day

Naqshe Jahan square was so full of life. We almost forgot about each other and got lost in the magical corners of this historical site. It was full of wonders I could spend days exploring one by one.

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
    Iranian women friends invite us to their home for a homemade dinner
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Isfahan

Story of the Day

Another site I got to visit that only women could have entered in Iran was the women’s beauty salons. It was such a unique experience. I got to spend more time understanding the local women’s life in Isfahan. As we were in an intimate setting that allowed them to share their stories with me, after all.

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
  • Beauty Salon
    Explore behind the closed doors of where Iranian women share their self-care routines
  • 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

I learned something new and magnificent as we visited the Persepolis and Pasargadae. Our guide told us that during the time of the Achaemenid Empire, they gave pregnant women several months of paid time off. They even had equal job opportunities with men at the time.

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

The pink mosque, with its colorful windows, shed new light on my experience in Iran. I thought to myself how lucky I was in the first place to had become curious to travel with this group of bright women after all. It was time to say goodbye.

Experiences

  • Pink Mosque
    The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Orsi stained glasses create a colorful spiritual feeling of awe
  • Eram Garden
    Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Fly from Shiraz 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 Shiraz to Tehran
All land transportation by Air-co vehicles​

Accommodations

5 Nights at 4-star hotels
1 Night at eco lodge

Meals

6 Breakfast
2 Dinner
Daily snacks & bottled mineral water

Staff & Experts

Local Woman 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​

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
€ 1050
June, July, August
€ 995
September, October
€ 1095
January, February, November, December
€ 995
  • 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 2 meals in local restaurants
  • 1 night we sleep at an eco lodge
  • 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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