Sand dunes of Persia - 9 Days
Our desert tours offer the perfect blend of mystery, beauty, history, culture and star filled skies. From the narrow streets in the ancient Persian towns to the amazing sand dunes of the mosques and hidden oases. This desert tour will allow you to live a rewarding and a typical adventure; while enjoying amazing sceneries very different from each other... We invite you to join/book this desert tour in order to discover all the different facets of the Iranian desert.
Tehran Damghan Jondaq Mesr Desert Yazd Shiraz Tehran
Day 1 : Tehran
Arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival flight, the following morning we will begin a full-day tour of the capital, Tehran. Starting with a walking tour through old Tehran and visiting the old Gate of Tehran, Golestan Palaces, Imam (former Royal) Mosque and the Grand Bazaar which is a large roofed old shopping complex. Overnight Tehran.
Day 2 : Damghan
Early morning drive to Damghan, En route visiting Shah Abbasi caravansary in Deh-e-Namak, visiting Semnan jameh mosque, citadel and traditional bath, visiting Tarikhaneh Damghan, Overnight Damghan.
Day 3 : Jondaq
After breakfast, early morning drive to central desert of IRAN (Kevir-e Markazi or Dasht-e-Kevir) and Jondaq village, en route visiting natural phenomena of the Iranian desert life, visiting the attraction and wonders of life in the desert village of Jandaq. Overnight Jondaq.
Day 4 : Mesr Desert
Early morning drive to the desert of Mesr, trekking and visiting different part of the desert and many Oases enroute. Overnight Mesr Desert.
Day 5 : Mesr Desert
Early morning we continue our adventure with camel riding (Optional - Camel riding is not included in this tour and extra charges will occur if you wish to ride a camel) to Mesr village en route visiting palm gardens and villages and become familiar with the desert Architecture and way of life.Overnight Mesr Desert (at desert hotel).
Day 6 : Yazd
Today we set off for the magnificent city of Yazd. Lunch enroute, afternoon arrival, meet and greet with the local guide, transfer to the hotel. Overnight Yazd.
Day 7 : Yazd
Full day city tour of Yazd to visit Towers of Silence, Fire Temple, Friday Mosque, Dowlat-Abad Gardens, Zoorkhaneh (Power House), Amir Chakhmakh Square and the local bazaar. Overnight Yazd.
Day 8 : Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz. Enroute you will be visiting Pasargad, Naghshe Rostam and the most magnificent city of the ancient world, Persepolis, which is now registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during Achemaenian era. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 9 : Shiraz - Tehran
We will start our Shiraz tour by Karmikhani complex, the residential palace of Zand dynasty. We continue to Vakil complex, Vakil Mosque, Bazar and public bath that are remaining from his reign. We also visit the colorful Nasirolmolk mosque. In the afternoon we will visit Eram Garden, Naranjestan Palace and the tombs of world famous poets Hafez and Saadi. Evening flight to Tehran, depending on your departure flight home, we can either transfer you directly to the International Airport or stay another night in Tehran at your leisure and we will take you to the airport the following day.
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