A short hike in Zagros mountains to explore main classic sites

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  • From € 1130

Services

Moderate

Accommodation

  • 6 Nights Hotel
  • 2 Nights Local House
  • 1 Night Caravanserai

Meals

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners

Transport

  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Iran main highlight through an efficient journey
  • An Active journey through central Iran
  • Visiting Dena National Park and protected areas
  • Visit Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Experince of staying in historical caravanseri
  • Explore Iran off the Beaten Tracks
  • Hike in heights of Zagros mountains

Service Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrane fees for the sites according to the itinerary

Service Excluded

  • Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
  • laundry
  • mini bar used in the room
  • Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
  • Tips (optional)
  • Cost of medical immunizations
  • Bottled water
  • phone calls
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Trip Notes

This Adventure Iran’s tour is one of the most efficient Iran tour design for first visitor of the country. This Iran trip is suite for who has limited time for visit Iran and interested to have a quick tour with a short trek and a taste of Iran desert. You will start your trip from Shiraz which is in south of Iran towards north direction to Tehran IKA airport. You will visit 6 UNESCO world heritage site on this trip in a main touristic city of Iran that you should visit as well as a short trek in the foothill of high altitude mountains of Dena inside of a national park. Dena mountain chains is a part of the Zagros mountain range. Also you will visit a couple of interesting places like Iran desert “Dasht-e Kavir” as well as Kuhpayeh town which is a desert area. Also, you will experience to stay in one of the most beautifully renovated caravanserai of Iran that is renovated as a traditional hotel. The trip starts in Shiraz and finish in Esfahan town with a transfer to Isfahan international airport. This trip has moderate level of difficulty and doable from March to November and the best season is April, May and October and November.

Itinerary

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    Hotel
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    Breakfast
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    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • 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 local house.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Kuhpa Caravanserai.

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    Caravanserai
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    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • According to your return flight , we will drive to Isfahan airport to take the departure flight.

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Zagros is one of the longest mountain ranges in Asia and it forms the largest chain in Iran, 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 (1500 km) long and more than 150 miles (240 km) wide. The mountains are separated into many sub-ranges. Geologically it is about the same age as the Alps. The forest cover is oak dominated. It is also home to rich and complex flora.

 

Dena is a protected area because of its vast range of plants, several endangered endemic mammals and natural resources. Oak species dominate the highlands, while wild pistachio and almond plants 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, and wild goat have long made their homes in the region. Dena is home to a vast range of plant species and several endangered and endemic mammal species. On the other hand many large rivers, including Karun, Dez, and Karkheh originate from this area flowing into the Persian Gulf. 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.

Up to the present time, 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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