Pearls of the Persian Gulf

A 14 day trip to Iran 
Visiting historical and cultural places

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Detailed Itinerary

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Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Tehran- Arrive in Tehran Airport, greetings & transfer to the hotel. O/N in Tehran.

Day 2

Tehran- Sightseeing in Tehran: visit Golestan Complex with Marble Throne Hall, Garden Hall of Shams ol- Emareh and Ethnological Museum (if open), also see Jewel Museum and Grand Bazaar. O/N in Tehran.

Day 3

Tehran/ Qeshm- Flight to Qeshm, make round trip starting with Southern shore, visit Kharbas caves, view of Ramcha, picturesque port of Suza, drive through impressive erosion scenery between Salakh and Namakdan and continue via Basaidu, Tomban, view Giyahdan with wind towers, stop at many-domed Holor Mosque and return to Qeshm city, visit Bazaar. O/N in Qeshm.

Day 4

Qeshm/ B. Abbas- Drive to Table for boat ride through Hara mangrove sea forest with variety of birds, return to Qeshm city for boat transfer to Bandar Abbas, O/N in Bandar Abbas.

Day 5

B. Abbas- In Bandar Abbas visit fish market, former Hindu temple, Bazaar and new great mosque, make Excursion to Hormoz island with Portuguese fortress. Return to Bandar-e Abbas, O/N in Bandar Abbas.

Day 6

B. Abbas/ B. Lengeh- Make Excursion to picturesque Thursday market in Minab where many women still wear traditional “borqa” masks, drive via B. Abbas to stop at Salt Mountain shortly before Bandar-e Khamir and at construction site of “lenj” boats at Bandar-e Kong, continue to Bandar-e Langeh, O/N in Bandar-e-Langheh.

Day 7

B. Lengeh/ Bushehr- Drive to Bushehr, on the way visit remains of ancient Siraf in Bandar-e Taheri (ruins of old mosque by the sea, Bazaar street, large rock grave cemetery, O/N in Bushehr.

Day 8

Bushehr/ Shiraz- Visit old quarter of Bushehr, drive via Kazerun to Shiraz, on the way visit Bishapur ruins of Sasanian city, rock reliefs in Tang-e Chowgan (and Shapur cave if participants accept additional 2 ½ hours for excursion with steep walk), arrive in Shiraz, O/N in Shiraz.

Day 9

Shiraz- Full day city tour in Shiraz by visiting the Naranjestan garden and Hafez tomb, Vakil Complex, continue with Imamzadeh of Ali-ebn- Hamzeh Mausoleum, visiting the Holy shrine of Shah-e-Cheragh from outside and the tour will be ended by visiting the Quran Gate. O/N in Shiraz.

Day 10

Shiraz/ Isfahan- Drive to Isfahan en route visit the Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rostam, continue to Isfahan. Check in the hotel .O/N in Isfahan.

Day 11

Isfahan- Full day city tour in Isfahan. Visit Imam Square (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) with Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, Ali Qapu palace. In the afternoon visit Bazaar. At night stroll among old Bridges in Isfahan. O/N in Isfahan.

Day 12

Isfahan- Full day city tour in Isfahan. Visit Chehel Sotun palace, old Friday Mosque, Armenian Christian Vank Church, former Fire Temple and stop at Mosque with Shaking Minarets. O/N in Isfahan.

Day 13

Isfahan/ Tehran- Drive to Tehran, en route visit picturesque Friday mosque in the city of Natanz, then continue to Kashan which visiting the traditional Borujerdi House and Tappeh Sialk will be offered and in Qum visiting the magnificent Masoumeh of Fatemeh sanctuary from outside, continue to Tehran. O/N in Tehran.

Day 14

Departure- Transfer to the International Airport for return flight.