13 Days on the Iran Silk Road

13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
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  • Duration (Day)13 Day(s)
  • Departure PointTehran, at Mehrabad airport
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    Highlights
    • Visiting the most visited attractions in the Silk Road
    • Passing through the Persian Royal Road
    • Visiting the Iranian Georgians
    • Stargazing in the desert, experiencing Zoorkhaneh traditional sport and visiting a Music Museum
    • Becoming familiar with Christian, Zoroastrian, and Islamic religious sites
    • Experiencing travel by the taste of nature, history, art and adventure
    • Visiting the all-Christian village of Iran

    Photos of the Tour

    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Imam Reza Holly Shrine
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Imam Reza Holly Shrine
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Attar of Nishapur
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Attar of Nishapur
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    Yazd
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Amir Chakhmaq
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Yazd city
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Dowlat Abad Garden
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Dowlat Abad Garden
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    Vank Cathedral
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Vank Cathedral
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Vank Cathedral
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Ali Qapu
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Ali Qapu
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    Khaju Bridge
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Sheikh Lotfolah Mosque
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Sheikh Lotfolah Mosque
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Pol-e Dokhtar
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Khorram Abad
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Khorram Abad
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Choqa Zanbil
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Choqa Zanbil
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Susa
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Susa
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    Shushtar hydraulic system
    13 Days on the Iran Silk Road
    Silk Road

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    Breakfast
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    Mineral Water
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    Itinerary

    Day 2

    Day 10

    Day 11

    Overview

     Where is the Silk Road? Why it is so important? The Silk Road connects the East to West, stretching from China to Europe. On its way, it passes through Korea, Japan, the Indian subcontinent, Iran, the Horn of Africa and Arabia. 

    The trade between these civilizations brought wide relations in different fields, such as religion, philosophy, science, technology and even disease, and so the Silk Road also became an important place of cultural exchange.

    Persia, as one of the main civilizations along the Silk Road, was also affected by the different cultures and religions which were being shared on this road. In this tour, you are going to have a journey to the Silk Road, experiencing its changes through history and contemplating the remnants of other civilizations.  

    What To Expect

    We will start our tour from the entrance gate of traders to Iran, Mashhad. To do so, we will take a plane from Tehran to Mashhad on the first day. In Mashhad, we will visit the Holly Shrine of Imam Reza and its museums.

    In the second day, we drive to Nishapur, the Sassanian Satrapy Capital. In this city, you will see the mausoleum of Attar of Nishapur, the great Persian poet and Sufi theoretician.

    At night, we stay in an ecotourism resort in Esfahak Village. This village, a remnant of one of the worst earthquakes in Iran, still has kept its old mudbrick buildings. In Esfahak we can enjoy watching the stars of the desert in an ancient observatory.

    In the early morning of the third day, we drive to Tabas. On the road, we will visit the Morteza Ali Fountain and the oldest, greatest and the highest arch dam of the world, Shah Abbasi Taq. It has a height of 60-meters and dates back to 550 years ago.

    Then we continue to visit Kal-e Jeni Canyon in which, according to the locals, Cyrus the great spent 16 years of his life. At night, we go back to the Esfahak village.

    In the fourth day, we go to visit Azmighan village, where you can see dates and rice growing together. At night, we again go to Esfahak village to rest.

    The next day, we drive to Yazd, en route, we visit Saghand desert, also known as Kharanaq village, the most beautiful golden sand desert in Iran. We eat delicious local food in Kharanaq village and we continue to Taft to have a great star watching night in Nartitee resort.

    The sixth day belongs to visiting Yazd city including the Zoroastrian fire temple, Amir Chakhmaq complex, the old neighborhood of Fahadan, Dowlat Abad garden and the old bazaar.

    In the seventh day, we drive to Varzaneh, en route, we visit Chak Chak also known as Pir-e Sabz which is the most sacred mountain shrine of Zoroastrians. We eat lunch in Meybod and we continue to see the Salt Lake and sand desert of Varzaneh. At night, we stay in a local house in Varzaneh.

    In the eighth day, we drive to Isfahan for two hours. In Isfahan, we will visit Atiq Jameh mosque and we eat Biryani, the most delicious Isfahan local food. In the afternoon, we visit the Jolfa neighborhood to see the Vank Cathedral. Then, we make our soul fresh by listening to a live Iranian tradition concert in Isfahan music museum. in the evening, we visit Isfahan bridges like Si-o-Se pol and Khaju bridge.

    The second day in Isfahan goes to the most known attraction of this city, Naqsh-e Jahan square. We visit Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Jameh mosque, Ali Qapu, and Qeysarie Portal and Bazaar. Then we go to Chehel Sotoun and Hasht Behesht Palace. At night we go to Zoorkhaneh to see Iranian traditional sport.

    In the tenth day, we have time to see one the oldest neighborhood of Isfahan and the greatest handicraft workshops of Isfahan. In this workshop, we see Zaribafi (Brocade weaving), glassworks, rug workshop (Kilim), filigree trophies, musical instrument, Khatam Kari, Kalamkari or block printing, Miniature and so on. After lunch, we drive to Fereydan, the third highest city of Iran and the only inhabitant of Iranian Georgian people. Fereydan is the mythical region of Kaveh the Blacksmith. He was the hero of Shahnameh who stood against the cruel ruler of his era, Zahak.

    In our way, we visit Nane Akram’s House as a sample of Georgians cultural house. Then we continue to Zarneh village to see the only Christian village of Iran and its Boloran Church.

    In the evening, we have time to drive to Khorramabad, the Geotourism capital of Iran. We stay in a hotel to rest and continue our journey the next day.

    In the eleventh day, we visit Pol-e Dokhtar which dates back to the Sassanian empire. From here we are stepping in the world’s oldest road, the Persian Royal Road. Just close your eyes and imagine the world without today's technologies, the years far away. Imagine the road in which you had to travel two months to get to Susa by a healthy and fast horse now is changing to a road in which you can rent fresh horses or buy your travel requirements. In Royal Road, you can even deliver your emergency messages by a pirradazis or postman as fast as possible in any weather and at any time of the day. Yes, that is the first road in the world which has posting and renting facilities.

    In this day you are going to visit Susa, Apadana Castle, and Museum and Chogha Zanbil. At night we stay in a traditional hotel in Shushtar.

    In the twelfth day of the trip, we visit bazaar and Afzal Traditional Residency. Then we continue to Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System and Band-e Mizan, the strait rate which divides the river Karun into two parts east and west.

    The last day of our trip is the day of the flights. We go to Tehran by plane and we will transfer you to IKA. 

    Important Information

    Additional Info

    • -The best time to visit Persian Royal Road is in spring and fall.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Cancellation of booked tours 2 months prior to the trip require no charges. In the event of cancellations 30-20 days prior to the trip, 30% of the entire booking fee will be reduced. For cancellations under 20 days prior to the trip, no amount of the booking price will be refunded.

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