This is one the shorter Iran classic tour that we have in our basket. It's good 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 to Kashan historical town. 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 are a part of the Zagros mountain range, which is around 1500 km start from the northern west of Iran to the south east of Iran. 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 Kashan town which is one hour away to the IKA International airport.
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 Kuhpa 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.
After early breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and drive to IKA and visit Kashan on the way. First you will visit the remaining Esfahan sites such as two of Iran’s historic bridges Siose Pol (33 Bridge), Pole Khajoo (Khajoo Bridge) and Ariminian Vank Church known the Church of the Saintly Sisters. Then we drive to Kashan for a half day Kashan city tour. to visit House of The Abbassi and Tabatabaee house as well as Aghabozorg old mosques and the Grand Bazaar, Fin garden and bath before leaving the city towards IKA. We will drive to IKA to take the deparute 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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