A little bit about Rafik:

Rafik, 43 years old, solo traveler, and from Algeria contacted us for arranging his trip to Iran for the summer of 2022 around June. It was his first time in Iran and he really wanted to have an authentic experience and spend time with locals so he can learn more about the culture.

Rafik’s preferencesregarding his trip were as follows:

  • Cultural Iran tour.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • .Clean mid-range hotels.
  • Authentic experience with the locals

What we did for Rafik:

We sent Rafik the first verison of the plan over Whatsapp but it was a little oevr his budget. So we changed his plan again to make the pricing more reasonable for him, we did this by changing some of the hotels and also excluded some cities from the itinerary. We also added a visit to Nomads in his plan so he could spend one day with them and experience their everyday lifestyle in-person.

This is the plan that we designed for Rafik in a glance:

Now, let’s take a look at his every day visits:

Day 1,2 and 3 : Shiraz

He started his journey from Shiraz. While in Shiraz, he visited Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Eram Garden, Vakil complex, Tomb of Hafez and Saadi, and Shahcheragh Holy Shrine.

Accommodation: Mahmonir Traditional House

Day 4 and 5: Nomads

The next morning, he left Shiraz and headed to the Nomads staying near Shiraz to explore their culture and spend one night with them in their tents.

Accommodation: Nomad Tents

Day 6: Aabarkooh

After spending two nights with the nomads, he drove towards Abarkooh and en-route got to visit Persepolis, Necropolis, and Pasargadae. In Abarkooh he visited the village itself and the famous Cypress tree.

Accommodation: Sarve Kohan TRaditional House

Day 7 and 8: Taft

On the next day, he headed towards Taft. Taft is one of the must-see villages of Iran, which is located in Yazd province and is famous for its pomegranate gardens and its amazing nature. He stayed in this beautiful village for two nights and also got to know the Zoroastrians.

Accommodation: Nartitee Ecolodge

Day 9 and 10: Yazd

After spending two nights in Taft, his next stop was Yazd, the city of glorious architecture. During hi stay in Yazd, he got to visit its Jameh mosque, Zoroastrian fire temple, Towers of silence, and Dowlat Abad Garden.

Accommodation: Friendly Traditional Hotel

Day 11, 12, and 13: Isfahan

Next he left for Isfahan. While in Isfahan he visited some of the most popular tourist attractions of Iran including: Naqshe Jahan Square, Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Si-O-Se Pol, Khajoo bridge, Vank Cathedral.

Accommodation: Sunrise Traditional House

Day 14 and 15: Kashan

Next day, Rafik left Isfahn for Kashan . En-route he also visited the anceint village of Abyaneh. Some of the places he visited in Kashan include: Fin Garden, Tabatabaei Historical House, Agha Bozorg Mosque, and Sultan Amir Ahmad’s bath.

Accommodation: Adib House

Day 16 and 17: Tabriz

On the next day, Rafik headed to Tehran by a morning bus and from there took a flight to Tabriz. In his first day in Tabriz, he visited Tabriz Grand bazaar (UNSECO World Heritage), Blue mosque, and El Goli Buliding. On the second day, he had a full day tour of Kandovan village

Accommodation: Gostaresh Hotel

Day 18,19, and 20: Tehran

Next day, he took a flight from Tabriz to Tehran and explored the capital, some of the places he visited in Tehran include: Golestan Palace, National Museum of Iran, Treasury of National Jewels, Grand Bazaar, Darband area, Tajrish Bazaar, and Niavaran Palace.

Accommodation: Zee Hostel

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