Upon your arrival at IKA Airport at Tehran, our representative in Tehran will greet and assist you in the arrival and will transfer you to the hotel. Check in.
Persian gulf touching countries
The Persian Gulf region — which includes Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq — contains an estimated 50 percent of the world's oil reserves and thus plays a strategic geopolitical role.
Persian gulf tourism
There's an entire travel experience that you probably haven't even considered. While you've been planning your Iranian sojourn around the jewels of the country's rich history (Esfahan, Shiraz, Tehran), to the southeast the Persian Gulf is equally deserving. Explore the magnetic islands of Kish, Qeshm and Hormoz, which are absurdly easy to combine and are altogether different. While Kish is unashamedly glam and glitzy, Qeshm and Hormoz are refreshingly void of large-scale development and offer a chance to glimpse a more traditional way of life – not to mention an array of geological wonders. Whether you are watching the sun set over the gulf, scrambling over the ruins of Portuguese castle at hormoz or just dropping down several gears to the ultra-relaxed pace at which this part of the world operates, you can’t escape the fact that the Persian gulf tourism offers a different experience to the rest of Iran. There is geographical contrast- the coast and islands of the gulf itself- but the major difference comes from the variety of people who live here.
Intended Destinations: Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Qeshm, Hormoz, Hengam
In the morning after breakfast, you will visit The Golestan Palace, The former royal Qajar Complex in Iran’s capital city. One of the oldest historic monuments in the city of Tehran and of world heritage status that it consists of gardens, royal buildings and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries. Then you go to have lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Afterwards, you will visit The National Museum of Iran is an institution formed of two complexes; the Museum of Ancient Iran and the Museum of the Islamic Era, which were opened in 1937 and 1972, respectively. The institution hosts historical monuments dating back through preserved ancient and medieval Iranian antiquities, including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Soon after you go to have lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Next on the list og our persian gulf tour is visiting The Jewelry Museum, with an area about 1000 square meters is equipped to a safety system built by the Germans and it was active before the revolution and closed and reopened to the public in 1990. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 2: Tehran
A full day persian gulf tour will begin to visit Saadabad Palace. Beautiful buildings and museums are located in this palace including white palace which is the biggest building in this complex returns to the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties.
Then, we pay a visit to Milad Tower and acquaint with different parts of this Tower, then we have lunch at its wonderful restaurant. This Tower also known as the Tehran Tower. It is the sixth-tallest Tower and the 24th-tallest freestanding structure in the world. It consists of five main parts, including the foundation, transition structure, shaft, head structure and the antenna mast that are going to visit the parts separately.
Then, drive to Nature Bridge as known by Tabi'at Bridge which is the largest pedestrian overpass in Tehran. It connects two public parks. Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park by spanning Modarres Expressway, one of the main highways in northern Tehran. Return to your hotel and leave Tehran to Isfahan. Overnight in Isfahan.
Today we start our persian gulf tour with the visit Chehel sotoun, a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long poll in Isfahan, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions.
Then you walk toward Imam Square (Naghsh_e_ jahan), the second huge square in the world. The monuments on the four sides of Naghsh_e_ jahan square includes: Ali Qapu palace, Shah mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque and Qeysarie Gate that you will go to visit all. Then you will go to have lunch in a restaurant near The Naghsh_e_ jahan square.
Then we pay a visit to the most famous Bazaars in Iran, where you can purchase The Crafts and take it as a souvenir to your country. Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Today we begin our amazing persian gulf tour with a visit to the Isfahan’s Jame’ mosque that displaying several centuries of historical Islamic evolution. It was built in the four_Iwan architectural style, placing four gates face to face.
Then we will visit to The Menar Jonban (Shaking Minarets) that is a monument located in Isfahan. Construction began in the 14th century to cover the grave of Amu Abdollah. It’s notable feature is that if one of the minerates is shaken, the other minaret will shake as well. Then you go to have lunch in a Traditional Restaurant.
Afterwards, we will visit the Vank Cathedral that also known the church of the sainty sisters, is a cathedral located in The Julfa District of Isfahan. It is commonly referred to as the Vank which means “monastery” or “convent” in The Armenian Language.
After that you can walk in Jolfa locality and enjoy of the traditional coffee shops, pantries and ancient monuments. Then you come back to your Hotel. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day5: Shiraz, En_route visit Pasargadae
Early morning, you leave Isfahan to Shiraz, the city of Secrets. En_route you pay a visit to Pasargadae. The most prominent part of the Pasargad Complex is the construction of the Cyrus Tomb, which was made of white calcareous stone from about 530 to 540 BC that is a memorial from the Achaemenian period.
Then you go to have lunch in the Agha Mir Cottage, where its owners having preserved the originality architecture of the house have transformed it into a relaxing place for accommodation and hospitality from foreign and domestic guests. You can enjoy of the traditional shirazian dishes like Kalam Polo, Doopiaze…
Then drive to Shiraz. Upon you arrive, you will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Shiraz.
After breakfast we leave the hotel to the Zandiyeh Complex that is a beautiful and historic monument of Zandieh’s period in shiraz, which is very important in terms of art and architecture and includes; karim khan citadel, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil hammam and Vakil reservoir.
At first, you will visit the Vakil Bazaar, that has beautiful courtyards, caravanserais, bath houses and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts and antiques.
Then you go to visit the Vakil Bath that is an old public bath and it was part of the royal district constructed during Karim khan period. Soon after you go to have lunch in the traditional restaurant.
Then continue to visit Vakil Mosque. The mosque has only two iwans instead of the usual four, on the northern and southern sides of a large open court. The iwans and court are decorated with typical Shirazian colorful tiles.
After that you go to pay a visit to Karim khan citadel that is located in downtown in shiraz. This citadel was built during the period of the Zandieh dynasty. Then you will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in shiraz.
Day7: Persepolis and Necropolis
Shiraz is of course the most beautiful city in the whole world. By having the best and purest weather, it is a proper city to live in and also to have a lot of plants. On this, I must remind you of so many gardens that you can visit. They are all green and are full of flowers. But I must show the historical characteristics of Shiraz, as you have already heard, one of the best, grand, and glorious places in the whole world; it is the magnificent Persepolis.
Persepolis does not need to be introduced. The ingenious masterpiece of 2500 years is the icon of the glorious royal history of Iran. It was built by order of Cyrus the Great as the ceremonial capital of the Acheamenid dynasty of Iran. The ruins were declared World Heritage Site in 1979. After we will have lunch.
Necropolis is the magnificent burial place of Acheamenid kings. It is also composed of 7 rock reliefs dating back to the Sassanid and Elam dynasties. The most famous shows the Sassanid King Shapur I on horseback, with the Roman Emperor Valerian bowing before him to submissions. Then we will return to Shiraz.
Day 8: Shiraz
After breakfast we will visit The Eram Garden. This botanical garden is a green garden usually filled with flowers and plants of different kinds. The first floor of the main building houses a museum of rare and precious stones.
The next stop is Saadi's Tomb. Saadi is a legendary Persian poet whose poems all resemble his wisdom and profound vision of humanity. The tomb itself is a dome-shaped building decorated with his poems inscribed on the tiles around his grave. He is also famous for his old qanât. After we will have lunch.
Then is The Tomb of Hafez which is a memorial built in the gardens of Musalla north of Shiraz. This Persian poet is a beloved figure in Persian literature and has been a great source of inspiration for young poets and its fascinating atmosphere has been attracting tourists for many years.
At night, you will transfer to airport and fly to Qeshm. Overnight in Qeshm.
Day 9: Stars Valley, Naz Island, Hengam Island, The Mangrove forests
Our full day city tour will start to visit the The Stars Valley located in Qeshm Island south of Iran. It is a marvelous and beautiful landscape. The Stars Valley is known for this silence. The Stars Valley is almost 2 million years old, i.e. since the Cenozoic Era. The weird hills and heights that have been shaped by erosion of soil, stone and sand. The locals call this place as “Valley of the Fallen Star”. The locals believe that a star had fallen from the sky and created strange shapes from soil, stone and sand. They maintain that after the fall of a star on this place and the ensuing massive blow the soil has risen from the ground and hardened to make such the shapes. Some others believe that this valley is the place of the Jennies’ commutation as it gets dark.tourists for many years.
After that we go to The Naz islands are one of the attractions of Qeshm Geopark. They are located 22km off Qeshm city in south coast. These islands with their coral beds have created a very around three hectares in area does not have a sandy beach and is surrounded by rocky walls which are five to ten meters in height. The island’s surface is completely flat. When the tide ebbs or the water flows outward from the land, a strip of land temporarily connects the island to Qeshm’s coasts. This island is one of the areas favored by tourists visiting Qeshm Island.
Then we take a boat to another beautiful island called Hengam. The island is generally calcareous and generally low-lying. The highest point on the island is Nakas Mountain with an altitude of about 106 metres (348 feet). The distance between Hengam Island and Qeshm Island is about 2 kilometres. The primary economic activity is fishing, as well as some tourism and sightseeing. The main sights of Hengam are the English harbor buildings along with the coal storage, the Portuguese shipwrecks, and aquatic animals such as turtles, dolphins, corals, and sharks. Then we stop to have lunch and take a rest.
Next, our next place is The Mangrove forests (Hara Forest) is the common name for mangrove forests on the southern coasts of Iran, particularly on and near the island of Qeshm in the Persian Gulf. Dominated by the species Avicenna marina, known locally as the "Hara" or tree, the forests represent an important ecological resource. The "Hara protected area" on Qeshm and the nearly main land is a biosphere reserve where commercial use is restricted to fishing (mainly shrimp), tourist boat trips, and limited mangrove cutting for animal feed. Return to Qeshm Island and stay overnight.
Day 10: Hormoz Island and fly to Tehran
Our trip will start to visit Hormoz Island, to enjoy visiting its natural beauties. It is covered by sedimentary rock and layers of volcanic material on its surface. The highest point of the island is about 610 foot above sea level and there are many virgin beaches that go all around the island. The color of Mountains and soil in this Island is red and everywhere we look is interesting and we can enjoy awesome caves, crusty rivers and weird rocks. The geological features of the region make this island a unique place in the world and a top destination for anyone into ecotourism. Return to Qeshm Island. Check out the hotel and drive to Bandar Abbas airport and fly to Tehran on the last day of the persian gulf tour. Transfer to IKA.
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- 9 Nights accommodation in 4/5 star hotels
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- Entrance Fees
- Iran Visa
- Domestic Flight
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- International Flights
- Additional meals
- According to your request, this tour can be extended to other cities.
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- In Standard Tours, Hotels are 4-star.
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