Nine-Day Iran Budget Tour for People with Lower Budgets. This tour includes visiting rural homes, Zoroastrian resorts, and many important highlights of traveling to Iran such as Persepolis, visiting Shiraz, Isfahan, and Yazd cities, and Tehran's museums. This tour becomes even more interesting with the local delicious foods of Iran.
Some of the places you can visit:
Persepolis / Necropolis / Saadi and Hafez tombs / Vakil complex / Nasiralmolk mosque / Narenjestan garden / Tower of Silence / Amir Chakhmaq complex / Isfahan Traditional Bazaars / Naghshe Jahan / Jameh Mosque of Isfahan / Khaju bridge / Vank cathedral / Golestan Palace / Tehran National Museum / Taft village / Great bazaar of Tehran / Siosehpol / Rural Houses
Itinerary in detail:
Day 1: Welcome to Tehran!
Arrive Tehran, transfer to hotel. Overnight Tehran.
Day 2: Tehran-Shiraz
Tour of Tehran to visit National museum, the best place for getting familiar with the background of Iran from prehistoric to historic times. It's a first step for starting through the civilization of Iran.
Then visit Golestan palace that is one of the historical sites of Iran added to UNESCO world cultural heritage list. Golestan is the oldest palace of Tehran with amazing Persian tiles.
Then visit the great bazaar of Tehran and enjoy its architecture and the people who come there for shopping .also there is a traditional restaurant that serves delicious food inside of bazaar. After that visit Reza Abbasi Museum, this museum is full of very ancient and interesting coins and jewelry from more than 2000 years ago and it is a very special place to see old real coins. In the evening fly to Shiraz. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 3: Shiraz
Today you can enjoy visiting the monuments belongs to 2 different dynasties, Qajar and Zandie dynasties. First have a tour in Ghajar area to visit Nasiralmolk mosque, Narenjestan garden. Then visit Vakil complex that is built by Zandie king, Karimkhan. Vakil complex consists of Vakil mosque, Vakil bathhouse, Vakil Bazaar.
Complete your day to visit the tombs of Shirazi poets, Hafez and Saadi Tombs. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 4: Sepidan
Today you drive toward Sepidan village to have a homestay with rural. you are welcomed as family members in one of a rural family. This is an authentic and original experience to be familiar with Iranian culture in rural houses and their traditional way of life. Nothing is fake. During the day a rural man will guide you to visit the landscapes and the stunning mountains. Also, you can climb a mountain close by and enjoyed breathtaking views. Enjoy eating traditional and organic food that the mother of a family makes ready for you. When you arrive the smell of baked bread makes you hungry. Overnight stay in a local house.
Day 5: Sepidan-Persepolis-Necropolis-Taft village
In the morning drive to Taft village, a green paradise in the heart of dessert. In route visit Persepolis, Necropolis. How interesting it would be to hire a bicycle and bike in the historical alleys and enjoy visiting fruit gardens especially Pomegranate. Don't forget to try popular juicy pomegranate of Taft. In this village there is a Nartiti Eco lodge belongs to a Zoroastrian couple. Most of the people are Zoroastrian in this area. Overnight sleep in Nartiti Eco lodge.
Day 6: Taft-Yazd
In the morning drive to Yazd. City tour of Yazd to visit Amir Chakhmaq complex. first, start with Tekiyeh, it has used for the ceremonies of Imam Hossain and his friends and his families. After that walking in the old bazaar under the Tekiyeh .as you walk you will see Amirchkhmaq mosque and in the opposite site visit Zoorkhaneh, ancient Iranian athletic sport. Then visit Tower of silence, it offers you a unique opportunity to enter inside of Tower to visualize what happened in the past and what the Zoroastrian people have done with the corps in a previous time. Then visit Fire temple to Learn a lot about the religion of Zoroastrianism, their prophet, holy book, and their eternal burning flame, it doesn't turn off until now. Overnight Yazd.
Day 7: Yazd-Isfahan
In the morning drive to Isfahan. Half day tour of Isfahan to visit one of the biggest squares in the world, Shah Square consists of Sheiklotfollah mosque, Shah Mosque, A’liqapu palace, Bazaar. At night walk next to Zayanderood River and enjoy visiting Siosehpol and Khaju bridges. Overnight Isfahan.
Day 8: Isfahan-Tehran
In the morning visit Armenian Vank cathedral, The place captivates you as you enter it with the intricate wall paintings inspired by the famous stories of the Bible, Then visit Jame mosque where is just like a miracle to collect all the beauties within a mosque. A great combination of engineering, art, architecture, and astronomy all in one place. In the afternoon have a drive/flight to Tehran. Overnight Tehran.
Day 9: Depart
The guide/driver transfer you to the international airport. Depart Iran with lots of good memories.
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