Kashan Daily Tour

Kashan Treasures: A Guided Day Tour

Kashan is a city rich in history and culture, known for its traditional houses, beautiful gardens, and significant archaeological sites. This itinerary provides a comprehensive experience of both Kashan’s rich cultural heritage and its surrounding attractions, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the beauty and history of this unique area of Iran. Here’s a detailed 5-day itinerary to explore Kashan and its surroundings:

5 Days



Day 1: Discover Historic Kashan

Morning: Start your visit at the Tabatabaei House, a historic house that showcases the luxurious traditional architecture of the wealthy during the 19th century. Follow with a visit to the nearby Borujerdi House, known for its intricate decorations and innovative cooling systems.

Afternoon: Explore Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, an ancient bathhouse with stunning tilework and architectural design. Then, visit the nearby Agha Bozorg Mosque, famous for its symmetrical design and sunken courtyard.

Evening: Stroll through the Kashan Bazaar. Enjoy some local cuisine, trying dishes like Gheymeh Nesar, a rich and flavorful Persian rice dish.

Day 2: Gardens and Museums

Morning: Visit Fin Garden, one of the oldest surviving Persian gardens in Iran. It combines natural beauty with architectural features and also holds historical significance due to the assassination of Naser al-Din Shah’s chancellor.

Afternoon: Head to the Kashan Museum of Fine Arts, which offers a look at Iranian art and historical artifacts. Next, visit Abbasian House, which is another example of a traditional Kashan residence with beautiful courtyards and reflecting pools.

Evening: Relax in one of the traditional teahouses and experience the local hospitality.

Day 3: Day Trip to Nushabad and Underground City

Full Day: Take a day trip to the nearby town of Nushabad to explore the underground city of Ouyi. This subterranean complex, dating back to around 1500 years ago, was used by residents as a refuge from invasions and extreme weather.

Evening: Return to Kashan and enjoy a dinner featuring local ingredients and specialties.

Day 4: Religious Sites and Local Crafts

Morning: Visit the Imamzadeh Ebrahim shrine, an example of Islamic architecture with a beautiful dome and mirror tilework.

Afternoon: Experience the local crafts and industries by visiting workshops that produce traditional textiles or pottery.

Evening: Spend another evening exploring the culinary delights of Kashan, perhaps trying different sweets like Pashmak (Persian cotton candy) or Baqlava.

Day 5: Surrounding Villages and Nature

Morning: Travel to the nearby village of Abyaneh, known as the Red Village for its red mud-brick houses. The village maintains a unique ancient Iranian culture and dress and is a perfect spot for photography.

Afternoon: Enjoy the natural surroundings and perhaps have a picnic if the weather permits. Explore more of the rural lifestyle and traditional agriculture.

Evening: Return to Kashan. Enjoy a final stroll through the city, reflecting on the rich history and culture you’ve experienced.

Exploring around Kashan can be incredibly rewarding as the region offers unique historical sites, stunning landscapes, and fascinating local cultures. Here are some recommended excursions from Kashan that can enhance your visit:

1. Qom

Distance: Approximately 100 km northeast of Kashan.

Highlights: Visit the holy city of Qom, one of the most important centers of theology in the Muslim world, and the site of the Fatima Masumeh Shrine. The city offers a deep dive into religious studies and practices.

2. Natanz

Distance: Around 130 km north of Kashan.

Highlights: Explore the Natanz Mosque and the adjoining monastery, featuring beautiful Islamic architecture. Natanz also serves as a gateway to the Karkas mountain range, which is ideal for nature lovers and hikers.

3. Maranjab Desert and Caravanserai

Distance: Approximately 60 km northeast of Kashan.

Highlights: The Maranjab Desert is known for its beautiful dunes, salt lake, and the historical Maranjab Caravanserai. This area is perfect for those interested in astronomy, photography, and desert trekking.

4. Isfahan

Distance: About 215 km south of Kashan.

Highlights: If you have a full day, a trip to Isfahan is well worth it. Visit the iconic Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Ali Qapu Palace, and the beautiful bridges over the Zayandeh River. Isfahan, with its rich history and stunning Islamic architecture, offers a profound cultural experience.

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