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Landing to PERSIA, Iran is a country with endless history, many traditions, four-season nature with a mixture of mountains, deserts, coastal areas, and forests. you will explore Persia in both cultural and natural views. This 9-day Iran Mysterious Island Tour which is actually the Persian Gulf tour includes the natural and historical attractions of the central and southern parts of Iran.
Autumn, Winter, and beginning of Spring
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3* and 4* hotels
A.C Minibus / Van / Private car
2 Domestic Flights
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.
The best seasons to visit Qeshm are Autumn and Winter and Spring.
Welcome to Persia. After arrival, you’ll be transferred from Shiraz Airport to Hotel. Explore lovely Shiraz, the City of Roses, and Nightingales. Begin in Narenjestan Gardens, with the richly decorated pavilion featuring a mirrored porch set among graceful trees. We continue to Arg of Karim Khan (is a citadel located in downtown Shiraz, and in shape, it resembles a medieval fortress.). Late this afternoon, spend some time in the Vakil historical complex (Public Bath, Bazar, Mosque) and the famous Shiraz bazaar (Shiraz shopping paradise).
Continue to Eram Persian Garden*, with its beautiful cypress-lined avenues leading to an elegant summer palace. Finish the day in the tomb of two of Iran’s greatest poets, Hafez and Saadi.
Persepolis (Takht-é Jamshid) is the heart of the Persian Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, walk through a complex of palaces and temples that are said to be one of the architectural wonders of the world. Massive winged bulls, derived from Assyria but given a characteristic Persian stateliness, greet us at the head of a grand stairway wide enough for five horses to ride abreast. The stairway leads up to the vast platform on which the entire site is built. On the stairway up to the Apadana, the reception hall to the palace of King Darius I, survey the hundreds of figures carved in low relief exactly as Darius and Xerxes saw them. They look so fresh they might have been carved yesterday. The small museum in Persepolis has been created from the ruins of a building called the “harem of Xerxes”
Then our explorations take us to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pasargadae* to see the impressive, elevated Tomb of Cyrus and to walk through the different sections of the ancient city: the Presidential Palace, the Audience Hall, the Gatehouse, and the curious Zendan-e Soleyman. And at the end, we come back to Shiraz and visit Shah Cheragh Holy Shrine.
Today before departure to Qeshm we will visit the pink-tiled 19th-century Nasir-al Mulk Mosque and after that fly to Qeshm Island. Visiting the mangrove forest, Laft and windsurfs, Seven colors mountains (in the middle of February to mid-April, staying in the village of Shibbaraz as a local home to visit the egg-laying Qeshm turtles).
Today is one of the most exciting days of Qeshm trip. In the morning before 9 o’clock, we will go for a tour by boat. Visit the famous dolphins of Qeshm, Natural Aquarium and the beauties of Hengam island. For lunch, use island products like Falafel and Samosa.
After we will visit Local Bazaar and get Tattoo by Hana color (a temporary tatoo) in the Naz (Cute) island. We can visit the valley of the stars after visiting the Naz islands and go to Hotel.
O/N 3* Hotel or Traditional Guest House
Today is the day in which we visit the Island of Hormuz. The morning after breakfast we go to the island’s quay. From there, the route to the beautiful island of Hormuz begins. On this one-day tour, we visit the Crystal Valley, Rainbow Mountains, the Sculpture valley, Portuguese Castle and visit the Red clay mine of Hormuz.
O/N 3* Hotel or Traditional Guest House
One of the attractions of Qeshm Island is the Chah Kouh Canyon, located at the westernmost point of the island, and is far from the center of Qeshm. So, first, we will go to Chah kouh Canyon, and then we will go to visit Salt Cave. (This attraction is not suitable for the elderly and people who walk hard). On the way back to Qeshm we may visit Mangrove Forest again (depends on the time).
Today we will go to Bandar Abbas Airport to Fly to Isfahan. In Isfahan, we will visit the Jame Mosque of Isfahan*. After lunch, we go to visit the famous historical Bridges Si-o-Se Pol and Pol-e Khaju as a walking tour beside Zayande Rood. In the afternoon we can have some free time and fun.
Today is Isfahan day. We go to visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square* (also known as Imam Square) that refers back to 500 years ago, Shah (Imam) Mosque*, Aliqapu Palace*, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque*, Grand Bazaar, and Chehel Sotoon palace* which is known as the palace of fourthly columns and finally Vank Cathedral.
From Isfahan, you will be transfered to IKA airport in Tehran for departure flight