Trip Type : Sample Itinerary

Destination : Shiraz (2), Kerman (1), Mahan (1), Shahdad (1), Zainoddin (1) Yazd (2), Garmeh (2), Isfahan (2), Kashan (1)

Trip Length : 14 Day

Activity types : Eco Tours

The scenery of shifting sands, ripping dunes and the remains of lifeless lakes are among the wonders of the silence desert always boasts. "Perfect Desert" is replete with experiences of all kinds, ranging from trekking, camel riding and camping to visiting cultural historical sites and natural beauties. Caravansary once built to safeguard commercial caravans traveling along the Silk Road, now gives serenity to the way-worn visitors. Kashan, an earthly paradise, extends its cool shadows in the heat of the desert sun in Fin Garden. Nain, a desert city with a treasure inside, a 10th century working mosque with original brick columns and decorative stucco dating from 970 CE, rolls out red carpet for the beauty seekers in the desert. Rayen, a port on desert side, with its still standing castle, warmly welcomes the guests and sees them off on the road to the east and the west

Itinerary

Day01SHIRAZ

Arrival in SHIRAZ, full day city tour of Shiraz to explore the main highlights including Nasir al-MulkMosque,Arg-e Karim Khan Zand (a citedal), and Pars Museum, Vakil Bazaar and Mosque as well as Naranjestan Museum, and Eram Garden (World Heritage Site). Overnight:Shiraz

Day02SHIRAZ

Morning drive to Pasargadae and Persepolis (World Heritage Sites), Naqsh-e Rostam (Necropolis), and Naqsh-e Rajab,dirve back to Shiraz to visit tomb of Hafez as well as the Quran Gate. Overnight:Shiraz

Day03SHIRAZ-KERMAN

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

Day04KERMAN-MAHAN

City tour of KERMAN to see the 3rd-century fortress, Ice House, Gonbad-e Jabbalieh (Jabbalieh Dome), 14th-century Jame Mosque, the Old Bazaar, and the 17th-century Ganj Ali Khan Complex. Evening drive to MAHAN. Overnight:Mahan

Day05MAHAN-SHAHDAD

Full day visit to MAHAN including Shazedeh Garden (World Heritage Site) and then drive to SHAHDAD and the desert Camp of Kalout. Overnight: Shahdad

Day06SHAHDAD-MEHRIZ

A deep exploration of the desert in the shifting sands and ripping dunes and camel riding in Shahdad. Afternoon drive to Zainoddin Caravansary. Overnight:Zainoddin Caravansary

Day07MEHRIZ-YAZD

A visit to the Gorab Protected Area to see the Persian Onager and drive to YAZD via historical village of Saryazd. Overnight:Yazd

Day08YAZD

Full day city tour of YAZD including the 14th-century Jame Mosque, Prison of Alexander, Amir Chaqmaq Complex, Dawlatabad Garden (World Heritage Site), modern Zoroastrian fire temple, and Towers of Silence. Overnight:Yazd

Day09YAZD-GARMEH

Morning drive to GARMEH Via MEYBOD and a visit is made to CHAK CHAK village. Overnight: Garmeh

Day10GARMEH

Full day exploration of Persia’s hot deserts together with camel riding experience .Overnight:Garmeh

Day11GARMEH-ISFAHAN

Drive to Isfahan en route a visit is made to ANARAK and NAIN a desert city with a 10th-century working mosque with original brick columns and decorative stucco dating from 970 CE. Overnight:Isfahan

Day12ISFAHAN

A visit to the main attractions of ISFAHAN including palace pavilions of HashtBehesht and ChehelSotoun, 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:Isfahan

Day13ISFAHAN-KASHAN

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

Day14KASHAN

A visit to traditional houses of Tabatabai and Borujerdi as well as Fin Garden (World Heritage Site). Transfer To IKA and flight back home.