This adventure, will take you to see some of the sites registered by UNESCO for their outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity as well as sites on the UNESCO Tentative list.
Day 01 Shiraz
Day 02 Shiraz
Day 03 Shiraz
Head for Isfahan and on the road visit the ruins of one the most magnificent masonry works in the world created over a period of 150 years by one of the oldest civilizations to date. Persepolis was devastated by a fire but its surviving monuments and reliefs still tell of the glory of times gone by.
Day 04 Isfahan
Stop for a rest in the traditional Rouzegar Café and have traditional Persian drinks and snacks or go for a carriage ride around this glorious Meydan (square).
Day 05 Isfahan
There will be time to explore Jolfa, the Armenian Quarter of Isfahan, and take a tour of its old churches and cathedral. Walk through Jolfa’s maze of cobblestoned streets and the inviting cafes situated around its old churches where you can enjoy a delicious meal.
Day 06 Yazd
Stop in Ardakan city to see the Zoroastrian Chak Chak Temple, where the mountain is said to have parted to shelter a Sassanid princess fleeing from an invading army.
In Meybod, see the 2,000-year-old Narin Castle, which functioned as a fire temple and a fortress and visit one of the 999 caravanserais built by Safavid Shah Abbas I throughout the country. You will also have time to see the Safavid ice house and pigeon tower before arriving in Yazd.
Day 07 Yazd
See the Dowlatabad Wind Tower and Garden, the Yazd Fire Temple, Dakhme (tower of silence), Amir Chakhmaq Historical Complex, and the Jame Mosque of Yazd, which is reputed to have the tallest minarets in Iran.
Take a stroll through the historical Fahadan neighborhood and enjoy the architectural beauty of Yazd traditional homes and Sabats (vaulted alleys) before heading to Kashan.
Day 08 Kashan
Visit the ancient Sialk Mound (Tepe Sialk) where man first used a form of mortar in construction and where cloth weaving, spooling and casting were invented.
Let the lush Fin Garden and its Qajar and Safavid baths please your eyes and the bride of all traditional Persian homes the Tabatabaei and Boroujerdi Houses create an unforgettable memory for you.
Have a traditional Persian lunch on the carpeted platforms of one of the many exotic restaurants in Kashan.
See workshops where the 2,000-year-old art of zari bafi (weaving with a gold thread) is still thriving.