5nights Gheshm 3nights Shiraz 2nights Isfahan 2nights Tehran
You are invited to the biggest island in world’s third-largest gulf. This region was called Sinus Persicus in ancient times, the point where Asia, Europe, and Africa used to meet. Although in this strategic area, historical accounts are interwoven with energy resources and political complications, still join us to visit historical Portugal’s Castle, wondrous geological phenomenon, and Avicenna Marina Trees. You will also benefit from local food and traditional souvenirs along with Persepolis columns and turquoise domes of Naqsh-e Jahan Square.
This trip plan is related to the latest net that has been run, for different reasons, the travel schedule may change
Arrival in Qeshm
We begin our journey from the largest island of Iran, Qeshm. After arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel, we will spend some time visiting the city located in the Strait of Hormuz.
Today we head to discover the mysterious nature of this southern island of Iran. So we enter the first and only national Geo Park of Iran. Then we visit Dhow boat workshops before enjoying the taste of local seafood. After lunch time we visit amazing Mangrove Trees as well as Left Village and its highlights including old Wind Catchers, Naderi Castle and Tela Wells before returning to the hotel.
Today we will have the rare experience of visiting Dolphins in their natural habitat. So we head to Hengam Island, a small oasis south of Qeshm Island. After enjoying local food and handicraft in Hengam Island we return to Qeshm and visit wondrous Khorbas caves before arriving at the hotel.
On our third day on the island, we head to the small island of Hormoz early in the morning and enjoy a local breakfast. By the noon we take a short excursion to Portugal’s Castle and island’s beautiful nature. Returning to Qeshm to have lunch, we visit other highlights in the island such as its historic castle and Geo Park Museum.
Qeshm - Shiraz
Today we are heading to Shiraz. In order to take the flight, we head to Bandar Abbas in the morning and fly to Shiraz after lunch time (1 hr). We arrive in the Shiraz at the evening, having some rest and getting ready to visit one of the most charming cities of Iran tomorrow.
Our second day in Shiraz is allocated to visiting Pasargadae (135 km from Shiraz), the remnants of first Persian Garden and tomb of the most popular King of ancient Iran, Cyrus the Great. After having lunch and visiting Naqsh-e Rostam Relief, we will head to Persepolis (60 km from Shiraz), the glorious monumental ruins of the ancient civilization of Persia with a total area of 125,000 square meters. Then we return to the hotel while entering the city through Qoran Gate.
After arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel, our visit in the morning starts with Karimkhan Citadel right at the center of the city and continues to Vakil historical Complex with its bath, bazaar, and mosque. Enjoying our lunch time at the heart of the city, we will go to Narenjestan-e Qavam Garden and Nasir Al-Molk Mosque then. After visiting Saa’di Tomb, with its mystic atmosphere at night, Hafez Tomb would become one of the everlasting scenes from Iran in our mind.
Shiraz - Isfahan
Today we leave the hotel after breakfast to continue our way to one of the most beautiful cities of Iran, Isfahan (480 km). After having lunch on the way, we arrive in Isfahan in the afternoon while having enough time to spend the evening visiting two of city’s historic bridges, Siose pol, and Khajou Bridge.
We are going to spend an unforgettable day in Isfahan. Today we will visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square (The Image of the World it means) with four highlighted sites located around it: Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, Ali Qapu and Traditional Bazaar. After enjoying our lunchtime near one of World’s largest squares, we will head to Hasht Behesht and Chehelsotun Palace.
Isfahan - Tehran
Today we should leave the hotel to head to Capital of Iran, Tehran (450 km) in the afternoon. Before that still, there is enough time to keep on visiting Isfahan by going to Vank Church and Jame’ Mosque of Isfahan, which is a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries. Heading to Tehran, we leave Isfahan after lunchtime and get to Tehran at night.
It’s the last day of our trip. To understand the most about the history of Iran’s capital, we are visiting some highlights such as Golestan Palace Complex, Iran National Museum, and National Jewelry Museum. We will enjoy our farewell dinner in Iran in a traditional restaurant.
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.