3nights Tehran 2nights Mashhad 2nights Ferdows 2nights Birjand 1nights Deh salm 2nights Zabol 1nights Zahedan 1nights Bam 3nights Kerman 1nights Tehran
If you’re an adventurous traveler, try this tour! You are invited to an epic journey. From thousand years ago when the book of “Shahnameh” was written, it has always been the greatest Persian epic, which Iranians have always been proud of. In this adventurous effortful journey, you will travel to ancient cities, wondrous citadels, and less-known sites around Iran like Rostam, the protagonist character in Shahnameh who passed through them. This path will show you eastern Iran: not only is it full of unexampled attractions but also not-yet-discovered for most Iranian or foreign travelers.
This trip plan is related to the latest net that has been run, for different reasons, the travel schedule may change
Arrival in Tehran
Our trip begins from Tehran. After arrival in the IKA airport and transfer to hotel to have some rest, we will visit Sa'dabad palace complex late in the morning. Then head to Tehran’s mountainous area, Darband to have a light trekking, watch people’s everyday life and enjoy the fresh air.
On our second day in Iran’s capital, we are visiting some highlights such as Golestan Palace Complex, Iran National Museum and National Jewelry Museum which are all located in an area of Tehran’s grand bazaar.
Tehran - Mashhad
Before leaving Tehran to discover the eastern regions of Iran, we go to Carpet museum in Tehran and take an afternoon flight to Mashhad. Early at night we will visit Imam Reza’s holy shrine and return to the hotel.
Today we have an excursion to Neyshabur (120 km) and visit the Tomb of Omar Khayyam. Returning to Mashhad we will go to the Tomb of Ferdowsi and visit Nadershah Museum as well.
Mashhad - Ferdows
From today on, we get familiar with desert architecture more and more. As the first example, we visit Riab village (285 km) on the way to Ferdows (360 km)
In the morning we go on an excursion to Boshrouye (95 km). While enjoying the amazing natural beauties, we visit desert sands and on the way back to the hotel in Ferdows, we discover secrets of Toon historical city.
Ferdows - Birjand
Continuing our journey, we head to Birjand city (200 km) and take a walk in its traditional bazaar before having lunch. Next go to visit one of 5 listed Persian Gardens of UNESCO World Heritage, Akbarieh Garden in the afternoon.
As there are more than expected to visit in Birjand, we head to Furg Citadel in the morning and visit Shokat Abad Garden in the afternoon.
Birjand - Deh Salm
As our next city, we go to Deh Salm (280 km). A green desert village, famous for its palm trees and top heightened sand hills.
Deh Salm - Zabol
After lunchtime, we leave our hotel for Zabol (260 km). However, on the way, there is still a lot to visit including Nehbandan windmills. And arrive at our hotel in Zabol at night.
On our only day in Zabol, visiting Shahr-e Soukhteh (The Burnt City) is a must, which takes half of our day. In the afternoon we visit Mount Khajeh (45 km from Zabol) has always played a sacred role in different beliefs through ages.
Zabol - Zahedan
Heading to the main city of Sistan Va Baluchestan province, Zahedan (210 km) is our next destination. On the way to Zahedan, we visit some of the ancient castles in the area and arrive at the city for lunchtime. Afterwards, we go to Zahedan grand museum and next to the hotel to have some rest.
Zahedan - Bam
We are going to visit the world’s largest mud-brick village, the Citadel of Bam (325 km) today. So we leave the hotel in the morning to spend the rest of the day in this old city of Iran.
Bam - Kerman
Before leaving for the center of Kerman Province, Kerman (210 km), we visit another great citadel of the region on the way. Left full of surprises from Rayen Citadel, we go to visit the desert garden of Shazdeh in Mahan and head to the hotel in Kerman afterward.
To understand the history of the city, today we go to Ganjalikhan historic complex including the historical bath, school, mosque, cistern, and bazaar). Then we head to Jebelie dome and visit the stone museum. By the evening we return to the hotel.
To take the most out of our stay in Kerman, we leave to Shahdad desert to visit the structures which wind has carved out of sand hills through ages. On the way back to the hotel, we will also visit the old cypress tree of Sirch on our way back to Kerman.
Kerman - Tehran
Today after a short time on own in Kerman, we fly to Tehran (1hr 30 min) and enjoy the traditional farewell dinner together.
And finally, it’s time to bid farewell to Iran as we are transferred to the airport early in the morning for our return flight home.