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If you are passionate about Persia and would like to feel it with all your 5 senses, you should take this tour. With this Iran 5 Senses tour, you have this chance to do things that usually tourists do not do in Iran, like making ceramics with your hands and visiting musical instrument making workshops.
Late April – Early May
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3* or 4* Hotels/ Traditional House/ Eco-lodge
A.C Minibus / Van / Private car
12 Breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 11 dinners
2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks per day
Hotel check-in time generally is at 2:00 PM. So, according to your arrival time, if you need early check-in you must book an extra day.
The price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.
Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. No Bed, but sleeping equipment is traditional comfortable Mattresses and Blankets.
Use Minibus / Van / Private car depending on your group size
The number of meals depending on your arrival and departure time may be changed.
Vegetarian dishes are also possible upon request.
The priority in sightseeing may be changed. It is due to the time of your arrival, your guide’s discretion, and official and unofficial holidays of some museums. Also, some activities in the itinerary may be changed depending on the weather conditions.
There is a guide assistant in addition to the tour guide for 16 pax and more.
Welcome to Iran! Your arrival will be at Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA). After your arrival, your guide meets and transfers you to the Hotel. The whole group will have a dinner with live Iranian music.
Today we enjoy modern Tehran. In Tehran, we get to know the Iranian cinema, which reflects Iranian lifestyle, and is well-known and prized around the world. So, we will go to the Museum of Cinema and if there is any chance, we watch some movies.
After lunch, you can enjoy your free time in Tehran. Then in the afternoon we take a flight to Qeshm Island.
Qeshm Island is located in turquoise waters of Persian Gulf. A part of its society includes Iranian Arabs. Because of being so close to Arab countries, Pakistan and India, the culture of this island is a mix of Iranian, Arab and Indian cultures. You can find this mixture in every aspect of its culture like music, cuisine, language and traditions.
After breakfast, we start with a boat trip to Hengam Island to enjoy the views and will taste a very local lunch in Hengam. We also will go for watching beautiful fish and sea creature very close to the surface so we can see them. If we are lucky, we can see dolphins too that usually follow boats. In the evening, we go to the Geopark of Qeshm which is a wonderland and we will stay there until dinner time.
Hormuz Island is where the red soil of the island makes an eye-catching paradox with the turquoise blue of Persian Gulf. In the morning, after breakfast we take a ferry to Hormuz Island and there we visit Rainbow Mountains, The Valley of the Statues, Silver and Red Beaches of Hormuz, and the Red Clay Mine of Hormuz. Depends on the time of flight, we leave for Shiraz.
In the morning, after breakfast, we will visit Eram Garden* which is a typical Persian garden. After that, Shirazi lunch is waiting for us! Then, we visit Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (aka Pink Masque) that impresses you with its colors and lights. Then we will keep going with Vakil bazaar and bath.
In the evening we visit Tomb of Hafez, the famous poet of Iran.
In the morning, we leave Shiraz to visit Persepolis*, Naqsh-e Rostam, and Pasargadae*. Then afterward, we will go to Yazd by the evening.
After breakfast we will drive to Meybod which is a center for ceramics. There, we visit ceramic workshops and if there is any chance, try to make our hands dirty and make some ceramics. Lunch will be served in Meybod and after that, we drive back to Yazd.
In the evening, we have a walk through the old neighborhood of Yazd* which is a UNESCO World Heritage that makes you feel you are a character from One Thousand and one Night stories.
We will have our breakfast early in the morning, then will leave to the desert and will stay there until afternoon. After that, we will go back to Yazd.
After Breakfast, we will drive to Esfahan which is also known as “Half of The World”. Lunch will be served in an Iranian styled restaurant with Iranian tastes and spices. In the afternoon we go for a walk in the historical bazaar of Esfahan and Naghsh-e Jahan Square where we can visit some handicraft workshops to touch, feel, and experience Iranian arts.
When it comes to architecture and music, Iranians know how to combine them to make double their impressions. We will visit the Acoustic Music Hall of Ali-Qapu Palace* and Shah Mosque* where you can hear eco like you are talking to mountains.
After bazaar, we will have dinner and afterward, will head to riverside for a walk and visiting the historical bridges and listening to the river and local artists sing under the bridges.
After breakfast, we will go to Jame Mosque of Esfahan to see some fine Perso-Islamic architecture. Then, after lunchtime, we will visit the Music Museum of Esfahan. In the evening, we will go to some musical instrument store and workshop.
We will leave Esfahan after breakfast heading to Kashan. In Kashan, after we taste Iranian cuisine in a traditional house, we will visit its very famous perfume oil extraction workshops to smell the aroma of rose, mint, sandal, etc. In case you make it to Iran during late April until early May, you can enjoy The Rose Festival.
Fly back home from IKA
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