Iran Heritage & Desert Tour
- Exploring some of the oldest cities of Iran, including Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd
- Trekking in the Mesr Desert, ride a camel enjoy skiing down its dunes
- Take a trip to the Tomb of Cyrus the Great in Persepolis
- Getting familiar with ancient underground water channels, called qanats, in Yazd
Start your Iranian adventure from Shiraz. Tour the city with your local guide, see some of its major landmarks and learn more about the history and culture of this ancient city. Drive to Isfahan, where you will be acquainted with the masterpieces of Islamic architecture. Head for Persepolis, home to ancient palaces of Persian emperors. Visit the Tomb of Cyrus the Great.
Enjoy a desert safari in the Mesr Desert. Ski down its sand dunes, ride a camel, spend your night watching the starry sky that can be seen from here and visit a salt water lake. Take a trip to a village in the middle of the desert and see how people live in this part of the world.
Departure TimeApproximately 8.30AM
Return TimeApproximately 7.30PM
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
IncludedAir conditioned transport throughout the tourAirport TransferBreakfastPersonal Guide
Not Included5 Star AccommodationGallery TicketLunch
Arrival in Shiraz
Arrival in Shiraz. Meet and greet our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel. A half day city tour of Shiraz starts after your have checked in at the hotel. Visiting Eram Garden as well as the tombs of famous Persian poets Hafez and Saadi. Stay overnight in Shiraz.
A full-day city tour of Shiraz is on the itinerary today. Visit the Zandieh Complex. See Karim Khan’s citadel as well as Vakil Bath and the Vakil Mosque. Travel to the Pars Museum and take a stroll through the Vakil Bazaar, the oldest bazaar of Shiraz. Explore Narenjestan Palace. Stay overnight in Shiraz.
Shiraz - Perspolis - Yazd
In the morning, drive to Persepolis, home to the ancient palaces of Persian emperors. See the Tomb of Cyrus the Great. Head for Yazd after that. Stay overnight in Yazd.
Start touring the city of wind towers (badgirs) in the morning. Apart from these wind towers, Yazd is also known as the center of Zoroastrian culture and Persian architecture. Travel to the Tower of Silence, visit the Fire Temple and get the chance to explore the Amir Chakhmagh Complex, a mosque known for its symmetrical, sunken alcoves. Also visit the Laariha House and the walled Dowlatabad Garden.
Also see Yazd's famous ancient evaporative coolers known as yakhchals and explore its qanats, an underground channel for transporting water from an aquifer or a well.
Kharanagh - Mesr Desert
Drive to Kharanagh, a historical village that has many places worth visiting, like Shazdeh Caravanserai and the Jameh Mosque. Head for the Mesr Desert next. On reaching there, you will get the chance to stay in one of the most beautiful hotels in Iran.
Enjoy a day tour of the desert today. Prepare yourself for a day full of activities. Visit surrounding villages including Garmeh, which has been built around a beautiful desert spring. Enjoy skiing in the desert and visit a salt water lake. Spend your night in a desert camp. Watch the starry sky.
Mesr Desert - Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan, an ancient Persian city full of numerous landmarks and monuments worth visiting. Participate in a half-day tour of the city. See the Holy Savior Cathedral, commonly known as the Vank, and take a walk along the Zayanderood River. See some of Isfahan's famous ancient bridges. Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Enjoy your breakfast in the morning and start a memorable city tour by visiting the Palace of Forty Columns, or Chehel Sotoun, which was built during the Safavid era. Also travel to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square. This square is surrounded by two beautiful mosques and the old bazaar of Isfahan. Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Drive to Matinabad, a village situated between a desert and the steppe, 45km south-east of Kashan. Check in at Iran's first and only desert eco camp. Enjoy desert safari, ride camels and visit an organic farm. You can choose either to stay in a traditional hotel or in air conditioned tents.
Kashan - Tehran
Head for Tehran, the final destination of your tour and the capital of Iran. On the way, take a detour to visit Kashan, famous for its Fin Garden and Tabatabaei and Boroujerdi houses. Continue your journey to Tehran after that.
Prepare for your flight back home after a half-day city tour that will take you to some of the major highlights of Iran's capital city. Take a trip to its carpet museum, glass museum and the National Museum of Iran before transferring to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) for your return flight home.