Arriving to Tehran, transfer to hotel for resting.
In the morning we will visit the Museums: Archaeological, (with objects older than 6,000 years) National Jewels, located in the underground part of the Central Bank and inside a huge safe where, among other things, jewels used by the family members of the last Shah are displayed. We will also visit the Glass and Ceramic Museum, where the history of Iran's glass and ceramics is displayed and studied, located in a beautiful two-story house with a small garden.
After we will visit the Golestan Palace, declared a World Heritage Site.
In the afternoon we will take the flight to Shiraz, where we will overnight.
In the morning we will visit: the Garden of Narenjestan or Eram, the Tombs of Hafez or Saadi, the Mosque of Nasir ol Molk, the Mosque and the Vakil Bazaar and the Qor√°n Gate. In the evening we will visit the Chah Cheragh Shrine (Ali ebn e Hamzeh), as far as we are allowed.
We will visit the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis, founded by Darius I in 518 BC, which was built on an immense terrace, natural and artificial at the same time, in which the King of Kings erected a splendid palatial ensemble of colossal proportions inspired in Mesopotamian models. This archaeological site is unique in its kind because of the quantity and quality of the monumental vestiges it has.
On our way to the city of Yazd, we will visit Naq-e Rustan and Pasargada, founded in the 6th century a.C. by Cyrus II the Great in the region of Pars, the cradle of the Persian Empire, was the first capital of the Achaemenid dynasty and the capital of the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia, extending from Egypt and the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean to those of the Indus River. Its palaces and gardens, as well as Ciro's mausoleum, are not only an exceptional example of the first phase of Achaemenid art and architecture, but also an exemplary testimony of Persian civilization. Declared a World Heritage Site, in this 160-hectare placement, in addition to the mausoleum of Cyrus II and other archaeological remains, includes the fortified terrace called Tall-e Takht and the palatial architectural ensemble of which remains the entrance porch, the Audience room, royal apartments and gardens.
Accommodation upon arrival in Yazd.
We will visit the old city that preserves an impressive mud architecture. We will visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and the Jame Mosque (Friday) with its majestic portico of entrance, the tallest and slender in Iran with two extraordinary minarets, the Bazaar and the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence. With the visit to the important complex of Mir Chakh Magh, we will finish our walk through Yadz.
In the afternoon we will go to Isfahan, visiting en route the Jame Mosque or Pir Nia's house in Naeen.
We will stay in Isfahan.
We begin our visit to the city with the famous and splendid Naghshe Jahan square (now of the Imam), declared a World Heritage Site, which includes the Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques, the Ali Qapou palace and the Qeyssariyeh gate. We will also visit the palace of Chehel Sotun. All these monuments are an important testimony of the social and cultural life in the safavid Persia.
In the afternoon we will walk through the old bridges that cross the Zayande River.
We will stay in the city, where we can enjoy a unique night walk.
We will visit the basilica of Vank and the museum of the old Armenian quarter of Jolfa.
After lunch we will leave Isfahan towards the Matin Abad camp. On the route we will visit the village of Nantaz and the Jame Mosque.
In the countryside we will enjoy the nocturnal observation of the stars in a normally very bright sky and we will do a camel ride.
We will stay there (http://www.matinabad.com)
In the morning we will leave towards Tehran, on the route we will stop in Abyaneh, a reddish color pretty village.
We will continue towards Kashan where we will visit the Garden of Fin and the house of Broujerdi.
We will continue to Tehran to stay at the Novotel hotel, next to the airport. Where we will finish our services.
Transfer to the airport, using the vehicle (shutle) of the hotel to take the plane.