Trip Type : Sample Itinerary

Destination : Mashhad (3) Camp in Abr Forest (1) Tehran (1) Qeshm (3) Kerman (2) Shiraz (2) Yazd (2) Isfahan (2) Kashan (1) Zanjan (2) Tabriz (1)

Trip Length : 21 Day

Activity types : Cultural Tours

“Just Like a Marcopolo” revitalizes the experience first made in 13th century by Marco Polo in the old Persia but with a unique Marcopolo approach to such an unforgettable practice. While arriving in Mashhad on Northeastern Iran to taste spirituality and antiquity of the region, Marco treaders are led down through the remains and ruins of desert cities to the Clouds in Abr forest. Leaving the oases behind, Tehran awaits with the majesty and modernity it boasts to have.

Day01

MASHHAD

Arrival in MASHHAD and afternoon visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza. Overnight: Mashhad

Day02

MASHHAD

Morning visit the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, Astan-e Qods museum, and a visit to and a walk in Shandiz and Torqabeh. Overnight:Mashhad

Day03

MASHHAD

Full day excursion to TUS and NEYSHABUR to visit the tombs of Ferdowsi, Attar and Khayyam, and a visit to Kang Village.Overnight:Mashhad

Day04

MASHHAD-SHAHROUD

Morning drive to SHAHROUD via SABZEVAR, en route a visit to KHARAQAN and BASTAM, a night stop at the Abr forest Camp. Overnight: Abr Camp

Day05

SHAHROUD-DAMGHAN-TEHRAN

Drive to TEHRAN, on the way, a visit to DAMGHAN, Tarikhaneh Mosque, and SEMNAN. Overnight:Tehran

Day06

TEHRAN-QESSHM

Full day city tour of TEHRAN including the Archeological Section of the National Museum, Reza Abbasi Museum, Golestan Palace (World Heritage Site), and the Carpet Museum.Evening flight to QESHM ISLAND.Overnight:Qeshm

Day07

QESHM

Full day tour of QESHM including Chahkouh, Hara forest (Mangrove), Salt Caves, Stars Valley. Overnight:Qeshm

Day08

QESHM

An excursion to HORMOZ ISLAND to see the Portuguese Castle, Mangrove, and bird watching activity.Overnight:Qeshm

Day09

QESHM-KERMAN

Morning transfer to BANDARABBAS, a visit to Hindu Temple and then drive to KERMAN. Overnight: Kerman

Day10

KERMAN

Full day city tour to see Morning city tour of KERMAN to see the 3rd-century fortress, Ice House, Gonbad-e Jabbalieh (Jabbalieh), 14th-century Jame Mosque, the Old Bazaar, and the 17th-century Ganj Ali Khan Complex. Overnight:Kerman

Day11

KERMAN-SHIRAZ

Morning drive to SHIRAZ, en route a visit to NEYRIZ to see the temple-based Jame Mosque and the Sassanian Palace / museum in SARVESTAN. Overnight:

Day12

SHIRAZ

Full Day city tour of SHIRAZ to explore the Eram Garden (World Heritage Site), Arg-e Karim Khan Zand (a citadel), Pars Museum, and Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, and tomb of Hafez and Sa’di. Overnight:

Day13

SHIRAZ-YAZD

Morning drive to YAZD, en route visits are made to the Persepolis (World Heritage Site), Neqshe-e Rostam, and Pasargadae. Overnight:

Day14

YAZD

Full day city tour of YAZD including the 14th-century Jame Mosque, shrines of SeyyedRokneddin and Davazdah Imam (Twelve Imam), Prison of Alexander, Water Museum, Amir Chaqmaq Complex, Dawlatabad Gardens, modern Zoroastrian fire temple, and Towers of Silence. Overnight:

Day15

YAZD-ISFAHAN

Morning drive to ISFAHAN through MEYBOD and NAIN, upon arrival a walk by historical bridges of Khaju and Si-o Se Pol. Overnight:

Day16

ISFAHAN

A visit to the main attractions of ISFAHAN including palace pavilions of HashtBehesht and ChehelSutoun, and Naqsh-e Jahan Square (World Heritage Site) including Ali Qapu Pavilion, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Abbasi Mosque, and the monumental entrance to Qeyssarieh Bazaar. Overnight:

Day17

ISFAHAN-KASHAN

Morning visit to Armenian quarter to see Vank Cathedral and Jame Mosque and then drive to KASHAN. Overnight:

Day18

KASHAN-ZANJAN

A quick visit to Fin Garden (World Heritage Site) and SialkTepe and heading to ZANJAN, en route a visit to the World Heritage Site of Gonbad-e Soltaniyeh (Soltaniyeh Dome). Overnight:Zanjan

Day19

ZANJAN

A morning excursion to the World Heritage Site of Takht-e Soleyman in TAKAB.Overnight:Zanjan

Day20

ZANJAN-TABRIZ

Morning drive to TABRIZ and half day visit to the World Heritage Site of Grand Bazaar.Overnight:Tabriz

Day21

TABRIZ

Full Day city tour including the Blue Mosque, Azerbaijan Museum, Arg-e Alishah. A flight back home.