3-Day Ancient Tour of Susa & Shushtar


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3-Day Ancient Tour of Susa & Shushtar

Tour Highlights

– Visiting the famous Ziggurat of Iran, Chogha Zanbil – Sassanid and Achaemenid made Hydraulic System of Shushtar – Knowing South Iran Culture and try delicious food

About this Tour

3-Day Ancient Tour of Susa & Shushtar

This short trip to one of the world oldest civilizations is a mixture of historical sites of Susa and Shushtar and cultural experiences. Touring Ziggurat Dūr Untash was made in the Elamite dynasty by the order of Untash Napirisha the king. This historical site was made for the worship of Inshushinak the god of the time. Visiting the remaining of Chogha Zanbil (Door Untash Ziggurat) will be a great experience to know how 1250 years B.C look liked. We’ll also visit the brilliant Sassanid masterpiece which was invented to get more use of Water, the Shushtar Hydraulic System.

Beyond the historical and ancient sites, the people in south Iran, like Ahwaz and Dezful are more warm and hospitable and meeting them will add a value of knowing more of Culture to your trip.

The base city of this tour in Ahwaz, the tour will start and finish there and includes 3 nights overnight in Ahwaz.

Ahvaz as the capital city of Khuzestan province, has a daily direct flight from/to Tehran and some flight to Shiraz/ Mashhad/ Tabriz/ Rasht/ Sari / Assaluyeh / Bandar Abbas / Kuwait and also Dubai in the week. Contact our tour consultants and agents to have an update of direct flights and trains to Ahwaz.

Tour Include

2 Nights’ Accommodation in the local standard ecolodge

2 Breakfasts at hotel

Local English Speaking guide

Transportation based on itinerary

Tour Exclude

International/ Domestic Airfare

E-Visa stamp fee

Entrance fees to the attractions

Tips; Portages

Travel Insurance

Service to obtain the Iran visa tracking code


Day 1: Discovering Shushtar
Arrive in Shushtar. Embark on a guided tour of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its intricate water management system dating back to the 5th century. Explore the canals, watermills, and ancient bridges that showcase the ingenuity of Persian engineering. Then visit the ancient city of Shushtar and explore its historical sites, including the impressive Shushtar Fortress and the remains of the Temple of Anahita, dedicated to the ancient Persian goddess of water and fertility. Take a relaxing boat ride along the tranquil waters of the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, marveling at the beauty of the landscape and the engineering marvels that have stood the test of time. Enjoy a traditional dinner at a riverside restaurant, savoring the flavors of local cuisine. Overnight in Shushtar.
Day 2: Shushtar-Shush
Spend the morning exploring the vibrant bazaars of Shushtar, browsing stalls filled with handicrafts, textiles, and spices. Interact with friendly locals and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of these historic marketplaces. Take a scenic drive to Haft Tappeh, an archaeological site located near Shush. Explore the ancient Elamite ruins and marvel at the towering ziggurat, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding plains. Continue your tour with a visit to Chogha Zanbil, a UNESCO-listed ancient ziggurat and one of the best-preserved examples of Elamite architecture. Wander through the archaeological site, soaking in the mystical atmosphere of this ancient monument. Overnight in Shush.
Day 3: Final day in Shush
Start your exploration with a visit to the ancient city of Susa. Explore the archaeological ruins, including the impressive Apadana Palace and the Tomb of Daniel, steeped in history and mythology. In the Afternoon Head to the Shush Castle, also known as Acropolis, perched atop a hill overlooking the city. Explore the ruins and imagine the ancient civilizations that once thrived in this strategic location. Finally Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Karun River, watching the sunset paint the sky with vibrant colors. Sample local delicacies at a traditional Iranian restaurant, savoring the flavors of Khuzestan cuisine. Then you will drive toward Ahwaz and your tour will be finish.

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