Touring Iran: From Snow to Desert

A Tale of Two Landscapes: Skiing in Iran's Mountains, Trekking Through Deserts

Explore a different side of Iran with our Snow, Desert, and Essentials adventure! Begin by gliding down the pristine snowy slopes of Iran’s mountains, immersing yourself in the thrill of skiing. Then, delve into the ancient cities echoing tales of bygone eras. Traverse vast deserts on camelback, marveling at endless dunes and discovering hidden gems like the world’s Ali Qapu Palace.

10 Days



Day 1: Tehran to Shemshak

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast before hitting the slopes at either Shemshak or Darbandsar Ski Resort, depending on snow conditions. Spend the day skiing and relishing the adrenaline rush before retiring to a cozy room for the night.

Day 2: Dizin

Indulge in Tehran’s winter wonderland with a day at Dizin Ski Resort. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you’ll relish the slopes to your heart’s content. Afterward, unwind at the Dizin Tourism Hotel, reflecting on the day’s exhilarating snow adventures.

Day 3: Tehran

Embark on a journey through Tehran’s treasures, beginning with Golestan Palace. Explore the National Museum of Iran and the Treasury of National Jewels, capturing a snapshot at Azadi Tower along the way. Take a leisurely tea break at a quaint café nestled within Tehran Grand Bazaar. To wrap up the day, unwind at a cozy Iranian-style café, soaking in the local ambiance and perhaps engaging in conversation with fellow patrons.

Day 4: Kashan

En route to Kashan, pause at the Shrine of Imam Khomeini. In Kashan, wander through Fin Garden, discover historic houses, and marvel at the ancient coolers of Jalali Castle. Admire the beauty of Agha Bozorg Mosque and its grand theological school before indulging in a leisurely lunch.

Day 5: Isfahan

Upon reaching Isfahan, explore Naqshe Jahan Square and ascend a terrace for panoramic views. Visit iconic landmarks including the Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar and participate in a hands-on handicraft workshop. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner at a lively restaurant near Si-o-se-pol or Khaju Bridge.

Day 6: Isfahan

Discover the architectural marvels of Jameh Mosque of Isfahan. Engage in conversation with a local Mullah for insight into Islamic culture. Stroll through Jolfa Street, the Armenian quarter, and marvel at the splendor of Vank Cathedral. Visit Isfahan Music Museum for a glimpse into Persian musical traditions and enjoy a live performance.

Day 7: Khur and Biabanak

The transition from snowy slopes to sandy dunes in Khur offers a quintessential desert experience. Lose yourself amidst the endless dunes of the Mesr Desert and marvel at the celestial display of stars at night. Perhaps, sample local delicacies like camel burgers for a unique culinary experience.

Day 8: Yazd

Explore the ancient charm of Yazd’s old town and consider booking a cycling excursion for a different perspective. Relax amidst the serene ambiance of Dowlat Abad Garden or witness Zurkhaneh Rituals, an ancient sporting tradition. Ascend to Yazd’s most beautiful rooftop for panoramic views of the city.

Day 9: Shiraz

Embark on an early excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Persepolis, followed by a visit to Naqsh-e Rostam. Explore the main city of Shiraz, taking in sights like Arg of Karim Khan during a leisurely afternoon stroll.

Day 10: Shiraz

Commence the day with a visit to the enchanting Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, renowned for its vibrant hues. Embark on a city tour encompassing Vakil Bazaar and Qavam House. Pay homage to Persian poets at the Tomb of Hafez and Saadi before indulging in a bowl of traditional Persian dessert, Faloodeh.

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