18 Days 17 Nights
Desert Tour, Ecotourism, Escorted Tours, Seasonal
Friendly Iran Desert and Safari tour is a mix of Cultural, Historical and Adventure Iran Trip. One of the best recommendation for Teens and Children traveling in Iran with Family.
Iran Desert is truly a different destination for travelers who like having fun in Nature. This Iran desert tour by passing through different Desert areas makes a unique experience of desert activities like; Safari, Camel riding, Paragliding, Sandboarding, Buggy driving, Stargazing and camping in Desert.
Arriving to the capital of Iran, Tehran, this locates in the center of land of Persia. Tehran has been Iran capital after the Qajar Era. In this dynasty, Tehran has been developed and Qajar Kings have built so many Gardens-Palaces and also museums there.
Arrival in Tehran and we’ll start our tour with the welcoming of FriendlyIran Agents. Transfer to Hotel, then based on arrival time we’ll visit the Historical-Time Tunnel at the National Museum of Iran, there you can have an aspect of Iran’s history within the time. There are objects from thousands of years ago up to now. After that we’ll visit the National Jewelry Museum, a small treasury of precious jewels, or objects designed with jewels and diamonds.
In the afternoon we’ll see Carpet museum and Azadi tower, the symbol of freedom in Tehran.
Overnight in Tehran
Breakfast then we’ll go to Golestan Palace-Garden, the Shamsol Emareh palace. Shamsol Emareh means the building of the sun; it’s the most beloved palace of Golestan Complex. 7 Qajarid King and 2 Pahlavid King have held crowning ceremony there.
Drive to Kashan, on the way visiting Maranjab Desert and Salt Lake. The best time to visit Maranjab desert is for Sunset, and we’ll manage to be there for sunset based on travel dates.
Overnight in Kashan
Today we’ll start our day visiting Boroujerdi and Tabatabaei houses, remained from Qajar Era. The houses of Kashan seems to be so simple from outside, but once you get in there, you’ll find yourself in splendid rooms with so much artistic ornaments.
After lunch we’ll go to Fin Garden, a saffavid garden which is entitled in UNESCO world heritage Persian gardens. After that walking in Kashan’s Bazaar. In the bazaar, we’ll visit the Amin o doleh Timche, a small caravanserai with a very eye catching tiles and splendid architecture.
Overnight in Kashan.
Breakfast, drive to Isfahan.
Visiting Isfahan Jameh mosque. This mosque was built by 4 different era and is the first mosque with 4 courtyards.
In the night we’ll walk next to Zayande Rood dried river, wondering on Sio Sepol bridge and Khaju bridge, and maybe have some coffee in the lovely coffee shop on the Khaju bridge, called Café Farhang.
Overnight in Isfahan
Breakfast at hotel, then let’s go to Naghshe Jahan Square and visit the blue sky joining with the blue tiles of Jameh Abbasi Mosque (Imam Mosque) This mosque was built in Saffavid Era and has fascinating architecture. After this lovely Mosque, we’ll visit another mosque in the square, the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque! This mosque was built for the women of royal family. The ornaments of its dome is a true beauty of Islamic architecture, showing the skill of the saffavid artists. Ali Qapu is the next place that we will see. This palace has a room named as Music room and the ornaments of this room is like the Persian music instruments, which reflex the sound of music in it. In the Terrace of this castle the king used to sit, rest and watch the polo game in the square.
We will also visit Qeisarieh Bazaar, there we will be familiar with Iranian art and handicrafts, maybe buy some Gaz, the famous sweet of Isfahan.
Chehel Sotoon palace, is really close to Naghshe Jahan Square. We’ll go there to visit this attractive palace with its lovely painting. Each wall has its own painting and its own story.
Overnight in Isfahan
Today we’ll walk in the residential area of Armenians in Isfahan, the area is called Jolfa. In Jolfa region we’ll visit the Vank Cathedral, the most famous church of Isfahan. The painting inside this Church is truly eye catching. In the museum, you can see a single hair with an Armenian sentence on it. We will also go to Isfahan Music Museum, there we can hear the traditional music of Iran. In Jolfa we have time to walk and explore it’s cosy shops, that reminds us the Azeri shops of Azerbaijan.
Drive to Varzaneh desert, visiting Varzaneh Jameh mosque , gathering around fire and enjoying the sunset and night at desert.
Overnight in Negaar Ecolodge
In the morning enjoying the Sunrise at desert, having fun by using Sand boards, trying Zipline, doing Safari, have traditional massage, Four wheel driving and also hear about Desert Medicine while drinking herbal tea.
In the afternoon, drive to Mesr desert have trekking in sandy desert and have an awesome camping with equipment!
Mesr Desert, is one of the best place for stargazing and astronomy photography in Iran. Based on request you can have telescope and stargazing tour guide.
Overnight in Tent
After a delicious breakfast, drive toward Garmeh, visiting Palm Gardens (Nakhlestan), then drive to Yazd
On the way visiting Narin Castle in Maybod.
Overnight in Yazd
Starting our tour in Yazd and visiting Amir Chakhmaq Meydoon (Square). There we can visit the Cisterns, Caravanserai, bazaar and other parts of this great complex. We’ll visit the splendid Jame mosque of Yazd and Water museum. Then we’ll walk in old part of yazd, called Fahadan. There is a mysterious joy in walking in the tiny alleys of Fahadan.
Overnight in Yazd
Today we’ll visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, where the Zoroastrians worship the Fire! One of the sacred elements of life. People say that the fire inside is on for hundred years. After this holy temple we’ll visit the Tower of Silence (the Dakhma) the cemetery of Zoroastrian people in ancient times.
Coming back to the city center and visiting Dolat Abad Garden, a unesco world heritage Persian garden which consists of a summer house with a very tall wind catcher.
Overnight in Yazd
Drive toward Kerman, in Kerman we will visit Fath Abad Historical Garden, which is a masterpiece of Architecture. Then we’ll visit Ganjali Khan Mosque and Bazaar.
Overnight in Kerman
*Ardeshir is the Persian name of Artaxerxes, a usual name for Achaemenes and Sasanian kings! Since the first Sasanian Kind, Artaxerxes the first, has done so much for this city, they named the city/region “Govashir” meaning the city of Ardeshir!
After breakfast we’ll drive toward Mahan, there visiting Shazde Garden. Shazde in Persian language means prince. This lovely garden is home to old trees, while it is located in bare land. In the middle of prince garden, there is a beautiful summer house which is used as a restaurant.
Visiting Shah Nematolah Valli Shrine and then drive to Shahdad to see the monsters in the desert, Kaluts! There we can trek in the desert, do saffari and spend the night in Shahdad desert eco camp.
Overnight in Camp
Have breakfast at Shahdad Camp and drive toward Sirjan.
Based on travel date, visiting Saffron farm, Sirjan Rock Garden.
Overnight in Sirjan
Drive to Shiraz , Based on time visiting Bakhtegan lake or Juza Garden.
Juza Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Estahban.
Bakhtegan lake , which is the second largest lagoon in Iran. If you visit this lake in mid- Spring time, you may have the chance to visit pink colored Flamingos who are immigrating and they stop by for some days.
Overnight in Shiraz
Hello Shiraz! Shahre Raz, meaning the city of Secrets!
Today we explore Shiraz, starting from the most beautiful mosque of Iran! The bride of Mosques! Nasir almolk Mosque! The best time to visit this mosque is in the morning and before noon. This mosque was made in Qajar dynasty by a member of the Royal family, with precious ornaments and beautiful architecture. Once you get in, you will find yourself in a garden full of roses! After that we’ll visit Qavam house and Zinatol molk house, these two Qajarid houses are actually a single house! But in two parts!
Then we will visit the Vakil Bazaar, the lovely Zandieh Bath, called Vakil Bath. At end, we’ll visit Karimkhan Citadel this little citadel, will conquer your heart.
Overnight in Shiraz
Drive to Marvdasht for less than an hour. we’ll visit Persepolis, the complex of Achaemenid dynasty, where the people used to celebrate Norooz, the new year ceremony. The picture history of bas-reliefs in the Apadana palace still tells the story of 2500 years ago. Drive to Pasargadae, visiting Tomb of Cyrus, in Pasargadae. Getting to know this respected king who established the first great emperor of the world.
Today we’ll visit Eram Garden, this heaven is a gathering of so many kinds of planets and its a botanical type of Garden. Then we’ll visit tomb of Hafez, a poet who lived in Shiraz and dedicated his life to write mysterious poems. Goethe the famous German poet had a special respect and love for Hafez.
After a delicious lunch we’ll go to Shah Cheragh Shrine.
Overnight in Shiraz
Last day! Today we leave Iran, but the memories will stay in our heart! We will keep the friendly people, tasty foods and beautiful attractions in our mind.
Fly to Tehran and transfer to International Imam Khomeini Airport for departure.