iran women only tour

Taste the Unimaginable Tour

12 Day Iran Women Only Tour

From € 1595

The secret recipes

How many cooking spells you know of that’s been passed through generations to get to you?

I knew none. I ate most of my food outside at different kinds of restaurants. However, I had been in love with Persian dishes for a while. I had an Iranian friend who always told me I should visit Iran. She’d say the food is much more delicious there compared to the restaurants I went by.

When I decided to go to Iran via Iran tour operator, I had a week and a half off. I learned that in a woman only tour, not only I’ll get to eat delicious food but learn their secrets and spells of authentic Persian food and life! My friend had also told me in women only tours; I’ll get to enter some interesting places I would not allow me to enter otherwise. She also told me that women in rural villages of Iran don’t usually share so much of their lives with mixed groups. Therefore, this seemed like the best chance for me to journey through the culinary moments of Iran and also get to know the diverse culture of this land.

I’ll tell you about the variety of food and secret spells I’ve learned through the itinerary of this trip to Iran.

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Starts in:

  Tehran

Ends in:

 Tehran

Destinations:

  Tehran, Kashan , Abyaneh, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz

Duration:

  12 Days

Age Range:

  7 - 80

Physical Rating:

1/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

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

Itinerary

Story of the Day

The modern Tabiat bridge surprised me on my 1st day in Iran. There were so many restaurants all around the parks that had a variety of international cuisines. I thought my only option would be Persian food in Iran.

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

The Bazaar and the many spice shops inside. It had these stores with a variety of Persian deserts and edibles and all. I ate so much that I had to go to the women park to burn those calories off. It was so nice to be able to see and interact with Persian women somewhere without any Hijab.

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

We had lunch at this beautiful ancient house in Kashan. This is where I realized how much space and the rituals involved in serving Persian dishes could enhance the taste of food in Iran. It was like I was back in time seeing how Persian families shared food under this beautiful painted ceiling in Kashan.

Experiences

  • Borujerdi House
    Features of Iran’s traditional residential architecture
  • Puppet Museum
  • Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
    Traditional Iranian public bathhouse
  • Tepe Sialk
    Ziggurat dates back to 3000 BC, oldest settlement dates to around 6000 BC
  • Fin Garden
    The Persian Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star boutique hotel in Kashan

Story of the Day

Abyaneh was so special as I got to interact with local women in this rural clay village of Iran. They taught me many cooking spells that inspired me to cook more often when I go back home. Their ancestors had taught them these recipes over time. It passed through a generation of women to get to me on my 4th day in Iran.

Experiences

  • Abyaneh Village
    Get to explore the unheard stories of rural women in Iran while learning secret cooking spells
  • 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

In the morning, I fed my eyes. The beautiful Naqshe Jahan with its rich culture and historical buildings all around. I learned that cooking spells are not just for food in Iran. They’ve had some secrets cooking history and ancient paintings in the mosques, palaces, and the Bazaar.

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

Having a Persian feast at a village in the middle of a desert with a lovely community in Iran taught me so much. I learned the tricks of teamwork cooking in building communities anywhere we decide.

Experiences

  • Beauty Salon
    (Explore behind the closed doors where Iranian women share their self-care routines)
  • Vank Cathedral
    Jolfa Square is the heart of the Armenian community in Isfahan.
  • Varzaneh Desert Camp
    Desert magic of Iran along with a Salt Lake and a starry sky
  • Overnight stay at an eco lodge in Varzaneh

Story of the Day

Having freshly made Yazdi Baqlavas at Mirchamagh while walking in this historical city made me so joyful. I realized how many unknown deserts they had in Iran that I had not tasted anywhere else in my life.

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
  • Amir Chakhmaq
    Symmetrical sunken arched alcoves
  • Water Museum
    The Persian Qanat, A UNESCO World Heritage
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Yazd

Story of the Day

After eating this much food on previous days of my trip, I decided to relax at this historical part of Yazd called Fahadan. The clay walls and the silence in the alleys made me calm down a bit and walk. However, the roof cafes with beautiful views tempted me to go and have some Persian delights.

Experiences

  • Wellness Session
    Unwind and relax without worrying about Iran’s Islamic gender rules
  • 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
  • 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

This was a special day on my trip to Iran. I got to sit with nomads who live all their lives, so in tune with nature. They moved and cooked based on different seasons. I learned many secrets from them about life in the mountains and how to survive through the ancient way of living they had learned from their ancestors.

Experiences

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

Story of the Day

I really wanted to stay on my wellness plan and not eat a lot. It was quite difficult to do that in Iran. I tried to distract myself with the magnificence of the Achaemenids empire and the UNESCO heritage sites we visited all day long.

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

We had a house dinner in Shiraz. I had to break my promise to myself and eat a lot. Because the authentic food I ate here was the most special kind only found in this region of Iran. Homemade. Fresh. Delicious. Every pound I gained afterward was worth it.

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, and 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
  • Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Shiraz

Story of the Day

It was time to say goodbye and go lose some weight back home after all.

Experiences

  • Fly from Shiraz to Tehran
  • Milad Tower
    The sixth tallest tower in the world
  • 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

9 Nights at 4-star hotels
1 Night at traditional guest house
1 Night at eco lodge

Meals

11 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
January, February
€ 1595
March, April, May
€ 1795
June, July, August
€ 1595
September, October
€ 1695
November, December
€ 1595
  • 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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