15 Days Iran Cultural – Natural Tour

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Duration

15 Days 14 Nights

Tour Type

Private Tour

Group Size

Min:1 - Max:15 Pax

Languages

English

Start in

Tehran

End in

Tehran

Availability

All Months

About this tour

Experience the best of both worlds on our Iran Cultural & Natural Tour, an 15-day adventure that takes you through the country’s most iconic landmarks and stunning natural landscapes. Learn about the country’s fascinating history and traditions as you visit breathtaking mosques, palaces, and bazaars, and indulge in the flavors of traditional Persian cuisine.

In addition to exploring Iran’s cultural heritage, you’ll also discover the country’s stunning natural beauty. From the lush green forests and sparkling waterfalls of the Alborz Mountains to the starkly beautiful desert landscapes of Yazd, this tour will take you on a journey through some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the world.

This tour is the perfect way to experience the magic of Iran’s cultural heritage and natural beauty at the same time. Book this unforgettable adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Highlights

  • This tour provides a well-rounded introduction to Iran's rich culture, history, and natural beauty, allowing you to experience what this fascinating country offers.
  • Visit at least 14 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Visiting a wonderful International Geopark
  • One International Wetland
  • Explore the rich cultural heritage of Iran by visiting the stunning historical landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the ancient city of Persepolis, the Achaemenid Necropolis of Naqsh-e Rustam, and the Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of Iran by visiting the colorful Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, the stunning bridges of Isfahan, and the picturesque village of Abyaneh, known for its red mud-brick houses and unique architecture.
  • Experience the Persian lifestyle by enjoying traditional Persian meals, participating in a Persian cooking class, and sipping tea at local teahouses.
  • Meet the friendly locals and learn about their traditions and customs by visiting local communities, bazaars, and handicraft centers.
  • Enjoy comfortable and safe transportation throughout the trip with a private vehicle and professional English-speaking guides.

Included/Excluded

  • 14 nights in 4* hotel/traditional house
  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide/driver
  • All airport transfers
  • 2 domestic flights (Tehran-Qeshm & Qeshm-Shiraz)
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • Daily refreshment (2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks)
  • Visa authorization code fee
  • Travel insurance
  • SIM card
  • International Flights
  • Visa Stamp Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals
  • Tips for the tour guide/driver

Itinerary

Welcome to Iran! To be met by your tour guide at the airport (IKA airport), you will be transferred to your hotel. We will visit Golestan Palace and the Grand Bazaar of Tehran (depending on arrival time). Then we will visit the Nature Bridge (night sightseeing).

O/N Tehran

In the early morning, we fly to Qeshm Island. After arriving and checking in to the hotel, we visit Qeshm International Geopark. First Iran’s geopark, with spectacular scenery. Then after having lunch, we visit the Laft historical seaport. Wooden fishing vessels and cargo ships in colorful forms. Then we visit the Mangrove forest, which its yards depend on the tide and play an important role in the marine ecosystem of this region. And to finish the day, we visit Stars Valley.

O/N Qeshm

In the morning, after checking out of the hotel, we moved toward Hengam Island by launch (boat). Hengam Island is a protected area with natural resources, and if we get the chance, we will encounter the beautiful dolphins of the Persian Gulf. Then we go to the airport to fly to Shiraz.

O/N Shiraz

We spend the whole day sightseeing in Shiraz. We visit the Narenjestan historical HouseNasir-al Molk mosque (Pink Mosque), complex Vakil historical complex (Public Bath, Bazaar, Mosque), and Eram Persian Garden with its beautiful cypress-lined avenues leading to an elegant summer palace.

O/N Shiraz

An early start takes us to Persepolis (Takht-é Jamshid), the heart of the Persian Empire, and Naghsh-e Rostam as an Achaemenid Necropolis and huge rock relief of Sassanid Kings(3th-7th A.D) two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, our explorations take us to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pasargadae to see the impressive, elevated Tomb of Cyrus.

O/N Shiraz

In the morning, we check out of the hotel to visit Sarvestan Palace one of the Sassanid palace which is a UNESCO site. On the way, we visit Maharloo salt lake. Then in the evening, we arrive at Meymand rocky village. The village of Meymand, which has been inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage in 2015, is one of the most exceptional living complexes that has been formed according to the needs of human beings.

O/N Cave guesthouse in Meymand

In the morning after checking out of the hotel, we move toward Kerman. In Kerman, we visit Ganj Ali Khan’s historical complex and the old bazaar. Ganj Ali Khan Complex is constructed during the Safavid dynasty (17th A.D) and included a caravanserai, a water reservoir (Ab Anbar), a mosque, a square, a bazaar, and a bathhouse.

O/N Kerman

Today we continue visiting the rest of Kerman. We start by visiting Mahan Persian Garden, a great example of a Persian garden, where you can get relaxed in. It also represents a high contrast between a lush garden and a harsh desert in the background. Then we visit Shah Nematollah TombSufis who have traveled a long way to pay homage to their Sufi master Shah Nematollah Vali in his shrine. Then we leave Kerman and go to Shahdad Historical City.

O/N Shahdad guesthouse

In the morning, we explore Kaluts in the Lut desert. It is created by wind and rain, and they are the unique structures in the desert. From a distance, they look like the ruins of an enormous legendary city with grand palaces and buildings both short and high. We will also visit the world’s biggest Nebkhas with regard to the height and vastness on its west side. Then we go to Zein-Aldin caravanserai. The caravanserai is situated on the ancient Silk Road. It is one of 999 such inns that were built during the reign of Shah Abbas I to provide facilities to travelers.

O/N Yazd

The old city of Yazd is built almost entirely of adobe and is an architectural wonder. To deal with the extremely hot summers, many old buildings have magnificent wind towers, with large underground areas to circulate cooling air. Yazd has been a Zoroastrian center since Sassanian times. Zoroastrians still make up a significant minority of the population, and the Atashkadeh in Yazd is the most important Zoroastrian fire temple in Iran. We visit the Tower of Silence, or Dakhma, where the bodies of the deceased were placed, to avoid contaminating the earth as a Zoroastrian funerary tradition, and then the Fire Temple and its grounds, On the way we visit Dowlat Abad gardenAmir-Chakhmaq square, and Jame the mosque, walking in the old part of the city that is registered as a UNESCO site.

O/N Yazd

Today, after checking out of the hotel, we go to Naein to visit its historical parts. There are some of the most outstanding monuments in all of Iran. Then we drive to Isfahan. Iranians say that their lovely city is “half the world”. We explore Isfahan in night time and visit two historic bridges calles Si-o-Se-Pol and Khaju.

O/N Isfahan

We spend the whole day exploring Isfahan. First, we visit the magnificent Jameh Mosque of Isfahan with its famous Uljaitu Mihrab of the Il-Khanid Period. Then we continue on to the Naqhsh-e Jahan Square, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gigantic open plaza is framed by a wall of arches and surrounded by two of the Islamic world’s most impressive mosques, the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and the Shah Mosque. Both houses of worship contain magnificent architecture and tile-work and finish the day by visiting Aliqapoo Palace.

O/N Isfahan

Today after checking out of the hotel, we will leave Isfahan to move toward Kashan. On our way, we will visit Natanz Jame mosque and Chartaghi (Fireplace in the Sassanid era (Third-7th A.D). Then we go to Abyaneh historical village. The village is one of the oldest in Iran, attracting numerous native and foreign tourists year-round, especially during traditional feasts and ceremonies. In Kashan in the evevning we will Visit the traditional Bazaar and Amin-AL Doleh Caravanserai.

O/N Kashan

In the morning, after checking out of the hotel, we will visit Fin Persian Gardens, another one of the UNESCO Persian Gardens. we will visit one of the historical houses in Kashan like Tabatabaei, Borujerdi, or Abbasian. Then on our way, we visit Ouyi underground city (Noushabad), located 5km north of Kashan is considered a notable piece of ancient architecture. Then we move toward staying the night at Imam Khomeini International Airport.

O/N Tehran

We will provide a group transfer hotel to IKA airport for departure flight.

Frequently asked questions

You have 2 options to book the tour: click on the book Now button and reserve your tour or send us an inquiry and we get back to you for more information. Also, if you have any questions before making your decision, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888, Online Chat or Email ([email protected])

Except for the visa-free countries (the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and China.) other nationalities need to apply for Iran visa before their trip to Iran. If you are buying a tour package from us, do not worry about it at all. We take care of your visa and it's included in your tour package.
The process is like: you send us your documents, we apply for your visa and you collect it upon arrival at the airport or any other collecting point you choose (it can be Iran embassy or consulate anywhere in the world).
For more information about Iran visa visit our blog article for Iran Visa Ultimate Guide.

It’s not compulsory, but since you need to have access to the Internet, having a SIM card will be necessary. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has a SIM card for travelers.

Yes, having travel insurance is required at passport control when you are entering Iran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has travel insurance for travelers. For more information please read about Iran Travel Insurance.

Where to change somehow depends on the amount of money you’d like to exchange. If it’s a small amount you can change at the airport or your hotel after getting to Iran. But for larger amounts, we suggest exchanging at an exchange store in the city, while you are visiting the downtown with your guide. Your guide will also assist you in choosing the best place for doing the exchange.

Yes, To Iran Tour offers airport transfers. The distance from IKA to Tehran downtown is about 50 km and having an airport transfer will be a great solution when you just arrive in Tehran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has airport transfers for travelers.

International credit or debit cards are not accepted in Iran, so you must bring cash and conduct frequent exchanges. However, there is a solution to this problem: the “Iran tourist Card”. You can use this prepaid debit card for tourists instead of cash. Upon request, please let our support team know so that they can prepare it for you.

According to To Iran Tour’s terms and conditions, cancellations must be made by the customer in writing to To Iran Tour before the tour departure is confirmed. Applied cancellation fees are mentioned in the cancellation box of each tour. It differs between packages and day tours as in high and low season. You can contact To Iran Tour on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or by email at [email protected] for more information.

All non-Iranian nationals older than 12 years, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a valid vaccine certificate on arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, showing full vaccination of 2 doses. However, there are no obligations regarding the date of the vaccination. Or they should present a negative PCR test.

Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibuses, vans or VIP buses will be used for the tour which are all private vehicles. All the vehicles are AC equipped and have the standard of EURO5 or EURO4.

Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality. Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. The basic price includes shared beds in double and twin rooms in hotels. Single rooms cost an extra fee.

Considering the locality and having an authentic experience, some traditional hotels or ecolodges do not have beds. But they all have sleeping equipment with comfortable mattresses and blankets.

Important Notes

Use private Minibus / Van / car depending on your group size

Meals are not included in the package, but if you are a vegetarian or allergic to any food, let us know in advance to take the necessary measures in our arrangements with your guide.

High season (Mar-May & Sep-Oct):

You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 45 days before the start date of your tour.
45-30 days prior to arrival: 5%
29-15 days prior to arrival: 15%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 25%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 50%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: No show

Low season (Nov-Feb & Jun-Aug):

You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 30 days before the start date of your tour.
29-15 days prior to arrival: 5%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 15%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 25%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: 75%

The basic price includes shared beds in double and twin rooms in hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.

The priority in sightseeing may change. 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 change depending on the weather conditions.

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Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 2 - 4 Pax 2 4 15%
2 5 - 7 Pax 5 7 24%
3 8- 10 Pax 8 10 28%
4 11 - 13 Pax 11 13 30%
5 14 - 15 Pax 14 15 40%

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Patrick
04/13/2022

Couple Traveller

I think this itinerary is one of the best and most complete itineraries that you can find in Iran. We enjoyed visiting different aspects of Iran. To experience nature along with culture was a phenomenal experience. The food was amazing, the tour guide was a big help, and the accommodations were comfortable and friendly.
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Luciana
11/01/2021

Couple Traveller

What an amazing trip! My husband & I enjoyed every minute of it. our guide was brilliant, he is an amazing guide, he brought us to amazing places that we would never have found had we not chosen to travel with the group. A fantastic way to see Iran.
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River
10/18/2018

Family Traveller

A very well-organized tour that offered a real taste of Iran. We upgraded to 5-star accommodation which we feel was worth doing. All in all a really good tour but it’s not for those who wish to rest over the 15 days as it is a full-on tour.

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