General

Day 1: Arrival-Mashhad

Arrival to MASHHAD. In the afternoon we visit IMAM REZA Shrine the most sacred place in Iran. Shiite people from around the world get together in this vast and spectacular shrine as pilgrim and also tourist. Imam Reza was the eighth Imam of Shia and one holiest figure for Muslims.


Day 2: Mashhad-Neyshabour-Mashhad 

In the morning we have an excursion to NEYSHABOUR to visit Khayyam & Attar mausoleums. Nishabour is a literary hot destination of Iran. Khayyam is a well-known philosopher, mathematician and poet of the 12th century famous for profound philosophical ideas. Attar is a great Iranian mystic and a prolific writer on mysticism living in 12th century.


Day 3: Mashhad-Bastam

Today we drive to BASTAM in SEMNAN Province.  Bastam is a small town, the burial place of Bayzid Bastami, a highly revered mystic or master sufi of 9th century. He introduced the concepts of Shur or Wajd a means of self-annihilation in the Divine Presence of the God.  His shrine draws many Sufies and other visitors from around Iran and even beyond.


Day 4: Bastam-Abr Forest-Kharaghan-Bastam

In the morning we drive to Abr Forest (Abr means cloud). It is one of the most scenic natural settings in Iran where we can have and joyful walk over the clouds and through a thin forest. To lunch we picnic. After lunch we visit Sheikh Karaqani Shrine a 10th century Master Sufi with deep knowledge of Quran and Hadith, despite his illiteracy. 


Day 5: Bastam-Damghan-Tehran

Drive to Tehran. En route visit to the city of DAMQAN.  In Damqan we visit Tarikhane Mosque, Pir Almdar Tower and Chehel Dokhtaran Tower.  Tarikhane Mosque is the known as the oldest mosque in Iran going back to 8th century. It may have been a fire temple at Sassanid era. Pir Almdar Tower is an exemplary architecture of a mausoleum.  Chehel Dokhtaran (of forty girls) is an old monument a story that 40 girls become ascetics and took refuge in here. Later on, the tower became a respected place for single young ladies.


Day 6: Tehran

Today we have a full day city tour of TEHRAN. We visit National Museum, the oldest museum of Iran; Golestan Palace, the only world heritage site of Tehran; Crown Jewels Museum, a priceless museum with so many valuables left behind from past Persian royalties; Milad Tower, the tallest free structure in Iran towering the city of Tehran.


Day 7: Tehran-Zanjan-Sareyn

Drive SAREIN. A small town in ARDABIL Province and the main spa destination in Iran. En route we visit Soltaniye dome in ZANJAN. This mosque-like mausoleum built upon the order of Oljaytu, Ilkhanid Mongol ruler of Persia, in 14th century. Soltaniye is a world heritage site and the burial place of Oljaytu himself. Then, we visit Chalab Oghli Khanghah, an old Sufi retreat built in 14th century. In Sarein we relax using its hot springs and mineral waters.


Day 8: Sareyn-Ardebil-Sareyn

Today we drive to Ardabil to visit Sheikh Safi and Sheikh Jebreil shrines. Sheikh Safi Shrine is a world heritage site. Sheikh Safi, a Master Sufi of 13th and 14th century, was the founder of Safavi order and the ancestor of Safavid kings. His shrine is highly valuable in artistic and architectural sense and the principals of Sufism have been manifested in its architecture. Sheikh Jebreil was the father of Sheikh Safi and a Sufi himself.


Day 9: Sareyn-Tabriz

Drive to Tabriz. In Tabriz we visit Blue Mosque, a wonderful mosque known as the turquoise of Islam due its numerous blue tiles. Close to Blue Mosque there is Azerbaijan Museum, the second most important archeological museum of Iran after National Museum in Tehran. The last but not the least site is Grand Bazaar, a world heritage site and the largest roofed bazaar in the world.


Day 10: Tabriz-Fly back home

You would be transferred to the airport to take flight back home


  States offices, administration, post office and banks are generally open from 7: 30-12: 00 and reopen after a lunch break until 16:00. Thursdays are the working    hours until 12:00.

Upon your request the itinerary can be extended or shortened.

                                                                                                       

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Visa Application Process

9 night Accommodation in the top rated hotels

All transportation including transfer from/to hotel, Best quality land vehicle

Professional escorted Tour Guide of your choice language and trained driver

All entrance fees, sightseeing, permits, excursions and activities as per the itinerary

Mid-day Refreshment including drinking water throughout

10 Breakfast

 

 International flight

Visa fee payable when collecting your visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate or upon arrival

 Tip for guide and/or driver

Entrance fees for sights not included in the itinerary

 

 

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