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IRAN Silk Road Tour

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16 days 15 nights

Duration

16 days 15 nights

Start Point

Tehran

End Point

Tabriz

Tour Type

Tour Highlights

As some of Iran main cities and villages are on this road and have kept their ancient customs, Friendlyiran invites you to book this itinerary which takes you through the civilization of hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

About this Tour

Experience the Magic of the Iran Silk Road
Step into a world where history, culture, and enchantment converge along the ancient Silk Road in Iran. Embark on a journey that transcends time and space, as we invite you to join us on a captivating expedition through the heart of Persia.
As you venture along this illustrious trade route, you’ll find yourself immersed in a tapestry of stories, each thread weaving together the rich heritage of Iran. From the bustling bazaars of Tehran to the mesmerizing desert landscapes of Yazd, this tour is a symphony of sights, sounds, and emotions.
But our journey is more than just a physical exploration. It’s an opportunity to connect, learn, and share with fellow travelers, especially our friends from China, who are rediscovering the Silk Road’s splendors in a whole new light. The Iran Silk Road tour offers a bridge between cultures, an avenue for cross-cultural exchange that transcends language barriers.
Our experienced guides will lead you through the treasures of Persia, sharing tales of ancient caravans, hidden oases, and architectural marvels that have withstood the test of time. You’ll savor the flavors of Persian cuisine, a fusion of tastes that reflect centuries of trade and interactions along this illustrious route.
The echoes of history will resonate as you explore the ancient city of Persepolis, the intricacies of Isfahan’s grand architecture, and the silent beauty of the deserts that have witnessed countless caravans passing through.
Join us in creating lasting memories, forging friendships, and opening your heart to the wonders of the Iran Silk Road. Come, be part of a story that transcends borders and time, and let the journey inspire you to continue exploring the Silk Road in Iran.

 

Check out “Silk Road” the Ancient Trade Network” blog here.

Tour Include

Service to obtain the Iran visa tracking code
15 Nights’ Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
Breakfasts
5 lunches or dinners
Travel Insurance
English Speaking guide
Transportation

Tour Exclude

International Airfare
Visa stamp fee
Entrance fees to the attractions
Meals
Tips & Portages
extra tour fee for Americans, Canadians and the English

Itinerary

Day 1: Tehran
Iran Salam! Arrival at IKA airport in Tehran, meet our friendly agent. Based on arrival time, Transfer to Hotel, or have a short city tour. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 2: Tehran – Mashhad
Transfer to Mehrabad domestic airport, flight to Mashhad.Mashhad is one of the most popular cities of Iran and themajor city along the ancient silk road; the holy shrine of Imam Reza, one ofthe most visited places of pilgrimage in the world is located there.  Citytour of Mashhad to visit The Imam Reza Holy shrine and Nadershah tomb; then drive to Tous to visit Ferdowsi Tomb and HaruniyehDome.Overnight Mashhad. 
Day 3: Mashhad- Sabzevar
We drive to Neishabour, en route we will have a short stopto visit Ghadamga, one of the legacy of the ancient Silk Road;in Neishabour we visit the Tomb of a famous Iranian poet, Attar.Then we spend some time for visiting the tomb of a famous philosopher andteacher, astronomer and Poet in Iran and may be in the world. This man is OmarKhayyam a Persian polymath who authored many books in differentfields of science, religion and culture such as mechanics, geography,mineralogy, music, and Islamic theology. we keep going to Sabzevar.Overnight Sabzevar.
Day 4: Sabzevar- Bastam
In the morning we have half day tour to visit AncientMosala of Sabzevar and Haj Mola Hadi Sabzevari Tomb, yakhdan(naturaland historical freezer) then we drive to Bastam, en route wevisit Carvanserai Miyandasht. In Bastam going to visit BayazidBastami Tomb based on time.Overnight Bastam.
Day 5: Bastam
In the morning, we drive about an hour to visit CloudsForest (Jangal-e-Abr), one of the oldest and most beautiful forests inIran, Spring and Summer are the best time to visit the forest. when theclouds come down it will be difficult to use digital camera, so morning time isthe best time to take beautiful photos. Based on the season and time, we canvisit Aloochal waterfall. In the afternoon we drive to Damghanabout 2 hours, based on time we can visit Abul Hassan Kharaqani´sShrine en-route,A few hours before sunset, clouds come into the forest. Theyare so thick that you feel walking on them. If you are interested in spending anight in the mysteries Abr jungle or even in the village, we can change theplan.Overnight Damghan.
Day 6: Damghan
We have a half day city tour to visit Tarikhaneh orhome of god one of the oldest mosques of Iran, permanent spring ofCheshme Ali and The Round Tower. Driving to Tehran about 4hours.Overnight Tehran. 
Day 7: Tehran
Visiting Golestan Complex and ShamsolEmareh that are UNESCO historic sites. Then we’ll go to thegreatest museum of Persia (Iran National Museum), A Tunnel of Iranhistory from the very beginning up to recent years. Visiting the GrandBazaar which is the beating heart of the city. During evening we havetime to explore the city and enjoy the night life of the capital.Overnight Tehran.
Day 8: Tehran-Qazvin
Early in the morning drive to Qazvin about 2 hours which isalong the ancient silk road. Visiting Shah Abbasi Caravanserai ifpossible, that is located on the ancient Silk Road; arrival in Qazvin; Citytour of Qazvin to visit Museum Qajar Bath, HammamQajar (Qajar bathhouse), Qazvin Chehel Sotoon Palace, SarDar e Alighapou, the antient Bazar of Qazvin, based ontime.Overnight Qazvin.
Day 9: Qazvin
Second day city tour of Qazvin, visiting Ancient Jameh mosque of Qazvin the oldest Jameh mosque of Iran, the Khiaban Ancient Water Reservoir (Jameh e Atigh Water Reservoir), Saad al Saltaneh Caravansary (the biggest indoor caravansary located in the city), Sardar Bozorg Ancient Water Reservoir (the biggest single-dome Water Reservoir). Overnight in Qazvin.
Day 10: Qazvin- Zanjan
We drive to Zanjan and on our way toward this city wereach Katalekhor Cave (the longest and the most beautiful caveof Iran) via a sidetrack after about 3 hours drive. Keep driving to Zanjanabout 2 hours.Overnight in Zanjan.
Day 11: Zanjan
An excursion to Soltaniyeh Dome that is the highest and biggest raw brick made dome in Iran and the UNESCO world heritage site and the third largest Dome in the world after Santa Maria Dome and Hagia Sophia Dome. We return to Zanjan and start a city tour to visit the traditional Laundry House that belongs to Qajar Era and called Rakhtshoor-khaneh, Saltman museum Zanjan,Traditional Bazar where you can find many beautiful handicrafts and Hamam e Haj Dadash (Haj Dadash bathhouse). Overnight Zanjan.
Day 12: Ardabil- Sarein
Driving to Ardabil about 3 hours and a half, visiting SheikhSafi Al-Din Ardabili’s Shrine and Shourabil Lake. We keepgoing to Sarein; a half day city tour to visit the city and swim in the warmwater pools that their water is supplied from Sarein Mineral Hot WaterSprings and are famous for curing some ailments and good forrelaxation, we will visit the springs here or during the following day.Overnight Sarein.
Day 13: Sarein-Tabriz
Sightseeing in Sarein and its amazing hot spas. Driving toTabriz about 3 hours which is one of the major cities of Iran, a short-day citytour in Tabriz to visit the El Goli Pavilion.Overnight Tabriz
Day 14: Tabriz
An Excursion to Jolfa visiting Saint Stepanos cathedral about 2 hours, back to Marand, visiting Caravansary-e Yam (Marand Shah Abbasi Caravansary), returning to Tabriz; city tour of Tabriz to visit the Mashrooteh House, and Blue Mosque. overnight Tabriz.
Day 15: Tabriz – Fly back to your country
Excursion to Kandovan village, returning to Tabriz to visit the traditional Bazaar of Tabriz, the biggest indoor bazaar in the country which is a UNESCO heritage site. Based on the departure flight, we can fly out from Tabriz Int. airport or we can go back to the capital with a domestic flight and fly home from IKA.
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Tour Highlights

As some of Iran main cities and villages are on this road and have kept their ancient customs, Friendlyiran invites you to book this itinerary which takes you through the civilization of hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

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