As Iran is a vast land with a lot of attraction in different regions, the main concern of all travellers is how make an effect itinerary to cover most of Iran’s attractions in a short trip to save the time and money. This tour is an ACTIVE adventure journey for who would like to combine Iran main attraction in historical side and also remote areas in NON touristic areas. We named it Active Adventure tour as there are walking city tours visiting the most highlights of main touristic cities of Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan and Tehran and in addition you will have an exploration in two different regions of mountain and desert. In the mountainous part you will have hiked in the heights of the Zagros mountains in the national park of Dena with a lot of experience and in the desert part you will have adventure excursions in Dsht-e Kavir desert. As this is a group tour for both Iran historical and nature part, we have designed the grade of difficulty of this trip as a moderate level so most of travellers with regular fitness can join for this trip. Also we can make the grade of trekking higher as a private tour or for a group.
As the tour will perform in a couple of ecosystems of weather and climate the travellers must be prepared for cold temperature of the mountains and hot temperature of desert with good cloths.
The best time for this trip is in spring and autumn and if you would like to come in summer or winter please get in touch and we will advise you another efficient itinerary with an improve version of this trip.
The journey will start from Shiraz and finish in the capital city of Tehran. For who will arrive Tehran we can arrange a domestic flight ticket from Tehran to Shiraz on the first day of this trip. Also, another suggestion that we advice is a comfortable night train from Tehran to Shiraz and early morning of the next day you will arrive Shiraz.
Depending on your arrival time you'll likely have free time to relax, get adjusted and explore the famous city of Shiraz. Overnight stay at hotel.
In Persepolis we start a full sightseeing of Persia’s imperial past by visiting Naghseh Rajab and Nagshe-Rostam. In the late afternoon we will drive back to Shiraz. Overnight stay at hotel.
In the morning we will start a walking tour to visit Karimkhan citadel, Vakil mosque & baths, Nasirolmolk mosque, the grand bazaar and the old part of the town. Afternoon we will spend a while for visiting Hafez mausoleum Persia’s beloved poet and Eram garden registered in UNESCO World Heritage sites. late afternoon we will leave Shiraz towards Sisakht “ Dena mountains foothill” which is 216 km away. Overnight stay in a traditional guesthouse.
After breakfast start your long day trekking. Starting point is national park’s gate for 6 days. The altitude of starting point is 2500m from sea level. More or less we will traverse around 15 km per day taking us to the central part of the region. Dinner in the camp.
Second day walk is also around 7.5 km passing forest and mountain foothills. Today we will visit a waterfall which is the highest waterfall in Dena region.
After breakfast you will drive to Yazd which it takes about 5 hours and half. En route to Yazd we will have stop in Eqlid town. Then we drive to Yazd to have a half day sightseeing tour visiting its touristic attractions such as Zoroastrian sites of Dakhmeh (old cemetery & tower of silence), the fire temple, Amir Chakhmagh complex and the main Grand Mosque next to bazaar.
After breakfast in the hotel, we will visit the rest of the attractions of Yazd. First we will visit the historical city of Meybod. There is an old historical mud-brick fort called Narin Castle (Narin Qal'eh) back to one thousand years ago. After Meybod we will drive to historical city of Naeen. Then we will visit one the oldest mosque of Iran. Also there is a museum of Anthropology which we spend time for visit. Overnight stay in Kuhpayeh Caravanserai.
After breakfast, we will visit some sites in Varzaneh desert. On the route we will visit Ghurtan Citadel, dated back to 1100 years ago, Deylamian era, registered in National heritage. We will continue to visit Guvchah, Asiab Shotor with a background of 300 years. In the late afternoon we will drive to Isfahan. Overnight stay in hotel.
A full day Esfahan city walking tour to visit all of the UNESCO’s world heritage sites on Naqshe Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque as well as Aali Qapu Building, Chehel Sotun (Forty Pillar) and Hasht Behest (Eight Heaven) building on this day. Overnight stay at hotel.
Check out of the hotel and drive to a historical village. visit the remaining Esfahan sites such as visit two of Iran’s historic bridges Siose Pol (33 Bridge), Pole Khajoo (Khajoo Bridge) and Ariminian Vank Church.Then drive to Sar-Agha-Seyyed.
After early morning breakfast we will start the trek through a canyon all the way down to the valley and take the current of the river for a couple of hours. overnight stay in a local house.
a long way to drive to Kashan. It takes about 5 hours to get to Kashan.
After breakfast in the hotel you will have a half day Kashan tour. visit a couple of historical houses as well as Aghabozorg old mosques and the Grand Bazaar. We will visit Fin garden and bath before leaving the city by drive to outside of the town. Fin garden is one of the Persian gardens UNESCO world heritage list. Afterward we will drive to Tehrn. Over night stay in a hotel.
After breakfast there will be Tehran sightseeing and city tour. It will be a walking tour and we will include all of important sites of the capital on it. Golestan Palace world heritage site, Iran anthropology museum and the Grand Bazaar are the sites till afternoon. Drive to Tehran IKA to take departure flight.
Zagros is one of the longest mountain ranges in Asia (sixth) after the Himalaya, Kunlun Mountains, Tian Shan Mountains, Altay Mountains and Ural Mountains. Zagros forms the largest mountain range in Iran and Iraq, spreading across the whole length of the western and southwestern Iranian plateau, beginning in northwestern Iran and ending at Strait of Hormuz. Zagros range is about 932 miles (1,500 km) long and more than 150 miles (240 km) wide. The mountains are separated into many sub-ranges and organically have the same age as The Alps. Zagros is also home for rich and complex flora widely oak-dominated.
Dena is a protected area by the Iranian Department of Environment because of its vast range of plants, several endangered endemic mammals and natural resources. Oak species dominate the highlands, while pistachio and almond are common at lower elevations. Hackberry, walnut, and pear trees are scattered throughout this eco-region. A variety of animal life, such as brown bear, eagles, wolves, various wild cats including caracals, lynxes and leopards, wild goat have long made their homes in the region. On the other hand many large rivers, including Karun, Dez, and Karkheh originate from the area flowing into the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea. Scenic waterfalls, pools, and lakes add beauty to the mountainous landscape.The central part of Dena (Dena National Park) was registered by UNESCO on their list of Biosphere Reserve sites. A biosphere reserve is an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest. It is a label given by UNESCO to help protect the sites in the world. Until now the vast majority of people living in the area practice a nomadic lifestyle.The cultural diversity of the local communities, including the nomad communities are manifested by their languages, traditional production activities, herding, food products, dresses, festivals and dances.
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