Wings over Persia

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Weekly on Wednesdays from November to December .

Wings over Persia

Quench your taste in exploring different destinations with this across-the-board tour of land of diversities.

Overview

Spread your wings across the most outstanding Persian spots from the most bustling to the most off the beaten track. Get captivated by the greatness of small cities, touch antiquity in modern megacities, and experience hospitality in pure simplicity. Wonder at geographical and cultural diversities in one single land. Explore somewhere and unwind elsewhere. Be amazed by history, desert, sea, modernity, and all.

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Tehran

  • The fascinating tile work and architecture in Golestan Palace
  • Mythical national Jewelry Museum
  • Mind-blowing Carpet Museum

Kashan

  • Marvelous Fin Garden
  • Traditional houses

Abyaneh

  • Curious reddish houses
  • Women with many-hued costumes

Esfahan

  • Naghshe Jahan Square- the kingdom of wonders
  • Mesmerizing Royal Mosque
  • Intriguing Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
  • Cobbled street s of Jolfa- Armenian restrict
  • Dazzling Vank Church
  • Traditional bazaar
  • Picturesque Chehel Sotoun pavilion
  • Breathtaking Jame Mosque
  • The fine bridges dating back to Savafid dynasty

Varzaneh

  • Desert roaming
  • A thrilling taste of Local cuisine

Yazd

  • Silk weaving workshops
  • Marvelous Friday Mosque
  • Zoroastrian Temple, the haven for the agents of ritual purity
  • Mysterious Tower of Silence

Shiraz

  • Pasargad-ancient capital of Achaemenid Empire
  • Naghsh-e-rostam rock reliefs
  • Naghsh-e-rajab rock reliefs
  • Persepolis- the glamorous thrown of Jamshid
  • Incredible Vakil Bath, Bazaar and Mosque
  • Magnificent Karimkhan Citadel
  • Colorful Nasirolmolk Mosque

Kish

  • Exhilarating water activities
  • archaic city of Kariz (Underground city)
  • Amusing dolphin park
  • Intriguing dinner with live music
  • Shimmering pacifying beach
  • Ancient but simple Harireh city
  • Wrecks of rushed off Greek Ship

Day 1: Tehran

Arrival at Imam Khomeini international airport. Welcomed and accompanied by shokouh Iranian agent. Hotel transfer. Treat your eyes to a priceless collection of diverse art works in the Contemporary Art Museum. Uncover Milad tower, one of the tallest towers in the world. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Day 2: Tehran-Kashan

Marvel at the greatness and dignity of Golestan palace, a royal palace dating back to Qajar dynasty. Mark the manifestation of art and culture in the Carpet Museum of Iran, where a permanent and a temporary gallery await you. Hit upon the splendid priceless Jewelry Treasury of Iran and see one the most renowned gemstones and shah crowns around the world. Transfer to Kashan in the evening. Overnight stay in Kashan, a merchant town known for its high quality ceramics, silk, carpets, and fine houses.

Day 3: Kashan-Abyaneh-Esfahan

Tread in Fin Garden, the epitome of Persian gardens including pavilion, turquoise pools, a Hammam complex, and the modest Kashan national museum. Catch a glimpse of elaborate Borujerdi mansion, built in the 1840s for the affluent Tabatabaei family containing features such as a biruni (where visitors and guests are entertained) and an andaruni (the private part only open to family members). Drive to Abyaneh– the living anthropological museum with its red mud bricks– and wonder how the man has adjusted to the environment. Drive to Esfahan. Overnight Esfahan.

Day 4: Esfahan

Capture the marvels of Safavid dynasty, all in a single square, Naghsh- e- Jahan square, the second biggest square around the world. Once used as a polo field, Naghsh- e- Jahan square is now a lively traditional bazaar. Marvel at Ali Qapu palace with its unique features and mesmerizing view of the square from the top. Soak up Islamic architecture in magnificent Imam Mosque on one side and small but impressive Sheikh lotfollah Mosque on the other side of the square. Sip some tea and indulge yourself in an ethnic dish in a memorable place. Stroll in splendid Chehel Sotoun palace with the gardens surrounding it. Overnight stay in Esfahan.

Day 5: Esfahan

Delight in the glamorous Atigh Mosque, which is considered a museum of a thousand years of Persian Islamic architecture and is truly one of the world’s greatest mosques. Take a walk in cobbled streets of Jolfa, Armenian district and capture the allures of Vank Cathedral with the breathtaking paintings on its wall and dome. Overnight stay in Esfahan.

Day 6: Varzaneh Desert-Yazd

After a 2-hour drive from Esfahan, plunge into Varzaneh Desert, one of the most accessible deserts in the world. Check out the combination of wilderness and civilization sitting right next to each other. Unique to Varzaneh, are the local women’s costumes. While women in the rest of Iran wear black chadors, they wear completely white ones. Get entertained by warm locals in traditional houses. Head off to Yazd, the living museum of Iran. Overnight stay in Yazd.

Day 7: Yazd

Catch a glimpse of a Zoroastrian temple where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years. Discover the mud-brick mazes and buildings staying cool in scorching hot summers with windcatchers, the very first air conditioning systems ever. Get captivated by the Tower of Silence, a structure previously used for excarnation, with a short distance from the city. Also, visit the Friday Mosque (1324 A.D.) with the highest portal and minarets in Iran, with a walk through the old Fahadan quarter. Unearth the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. Overnight stay in Yazd.

Day 8: Yazd-Shiraz

Drive to Shiraz. En route, stop by the Persepolis, the glamorous capital of ancient Persia. Tread in the simple but impressive site of Pasargadae, tomb of Cyrus the Great” the Founder of the Persian Empire” and remains of his several palaces. Treat your eyes to the dazzling rock reliefs of Naghsh-e-Rajab and Naghsh-e-Rostam. Discover ka’be zardosht, the center of astronomy and religion in old Iran. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 9: Shiraz

Get the first impression of the city by walking through the gardens and treating your eyes to beautiful flower patches. Capture the colorful beauty of Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, where the rays of sunlight crossing through the windows fills the interior with kaleidoscopic colors. Get mesmerized in the tombs of widely known Persian poets, Hafez and Sa’di. Take a tour to awe-inspiring Vakil complex. Become astonished by the glory of Karim khan citadel dating back to 3 centuries ago. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 10: Kish

From Shiraz airport, catch a flight to Kish. Gain a wealth of memorable experience at the beach. Opt for a scope of water activities including parasailing, jet skis, banana boats, or go diving and immerse in the coral reefs filled with a wide range of marine life. If interested in history rather than excitement, take a tour to underground city of Kariz– dating back to 2500 years ago and browse Green Tree Complex having the oldest trees on the island. After lunch, take a Land-cruiser Safari tour to marvel at riding camels and ATV motorcycling. Experience a delightful dinner with dynamic live music .Overnight stay in Kish Island.

Day 11: Kish

Clear your head at one of the most peaceful beaches of Persian gulf and rejoice in waters rich in marine life right on the frontline of the beach. Visit the remains of old Kish in Harireh and Greek ship wrecks aground in the water to form an awe-inspiring sunset. Get thrilled by cycling around the island and forming your overall impression of the island. Have an unforgettable dinner on a Persian Gulf cruise. Overnight stay in Kish.

Day 12: Kish-Tehran

Depart from Kish to Mehrabad airport in Tehran. Transfer to Imam Khomeini international airport to catch your flight back home.

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