Ahvaz Daily Tour

Ahvaz Treasures: A Guided Day Tour

Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province in Iran, offers a unique blend of cultural heritage, historical sites, and natural beauty. This itinerary comprehensively explores Ahvaz and its surrounding regions, mixing historical tours with nature outings and cultural experiences to give you a well-rounded view of this fascinating part of Iran. Here’s a detailed 5-day itinerary to explore Ahvaz and its surroundings:

4 Days



Day 1: Discover Ahvaz

Morning Start your day at the White Bridge (Pol-e Sefid), an iconic landmark of Ahvaz. Enjoy a morning stroll along the Karun River, which offers a picturesque view and a cool breeze.

Afternoon Visit the Ahvaz Museum to learn about the history and culture of the region. The museum showcases archaeological finds, local art, and ethnographic displays.

Evening Relax and have dinner at one of the riverside restaurants, trying local dishes such as Masgouf, a traditional grilled fish.

Day 2: Historical Exploration in Shushtar

Full Day Travel to Shushtar, about 90 kilometers north of Ahvaz. Spend the day exploring the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO World Heritage site masterpiece of engineering from the Sassanid era.

Evening Return to Ahvaz. Spend your evening relaxing or exploring local cafes for a taste of regional sweets like Basra date cookies.

Day 3: Day Trip to Chogha Zanbil and Haft Tappeh

Full Day Head to Chogha Zanbil, one of the few extant ziggurats outside of Mesopotamia, located about 80 kilometers southeast of Ahvaz. Nearby, visit Haft Tappeh, an ancient Elamite complex known for its archaeological significance.

Return to Ahvaz and perhaps enjoy a leisurely evening walk in one of the city parks, such as Lashkar Park.

Day 4: Nature and Recreation

Morning Visit Karkheh National Park, located northwest of Ahvaz. The park is a protected area that offers a chance to see diverse wildlife and enjoy the natural landscape.

Afternoon On the way back to Ahvaz, stop at the Dez River Dam. The area around the dam is scenic and great for picnics and relaxation.

Evening Enjoy dinner at another local restaurant, sampling more regional cuisine, such as Ghalieh Mahi (a spicy fish stew).

Ahvaz, as the capital of the Khuzestan province, is ideally situated for exploring a variety of culturally rich and historically significant sites nearby. Here are some recommended excursions around Ahvaz:

1: Dezful

Distance: About 130 km north of Ahvaz.

Highlights: The ancient city of Dezful features a bridge dating back to the Sasanian era, still in use today. Explore the old town with its traditional houses made of mud and straw. The nearby Dez Dam is also worth a visit for its scenic views and recreational opportunities.

2: Susa (Shush)

Distance: About 145 km north of Ahvaz.

Highlights: Visit the ancient city of Susa, one of the oldest known settlements in the world. Key attractions include the archaeological site with ruins dating back to 4000 BC, the Apadana palace of Darius, and the Susa museum which displays artifacts from various periods of the city’s long history.

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