- Tight Budget
So you want two weeks in Iran, on a budget, and as authentic as it gets? We’ve got just the deal for you! Iran is one of the few countries where you can have the trip of a lifetime regardless of your wallet’s size. That’s why we’re taking you on a cultural trip, visiting all the iconic landmarks, seeing all the famous cities, and eating well; all at the cheapest price possible. This is Iran at its best and most affordable.
Public buses to transfer between the cities, 1 domestic flight: Shiraz-Tabriz, 1 domestic flight: Tabriz-Shiraz, private-driver guides for day tours and desert trips
2* or 3* top-rated hotels, cozy traditional houses
- Additional Services
Day tour of Persepolis; day tour of Abyaneh; day tour of Kandovan; day tour and night camp at Shahdad Kalouts; visa authorization letter; travel Insurance
- Not Included
Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activities not included in the plan
Day 1: Tehran
Welcome to Tehran! From the Shah to the Jazz, today we’re leaving no stone unturned. Let’s begin this trip at Golestan Palace and shake hands with Iran’s most iconic kings; from the Qajar ones to the Pahlavi Shah. Our next two stops are the National Museum of Iran and the Treasury of National Jewels. Following that, we’ll take selfies with THE Azadi Tower herself. Then we’ll have a tea break in the smallest cafe in the world at Tehran Grand Bazaar. For dinner, we’ll go where the cool kids hang out, at a Rock Cafe or a Jazz Café.
Accommodation: Hally Hotel
Transportation: Domestic bus (to Kashan)
Day 2: Kashan
Eden in Desert
Rise and shine early morning, because en route to Kashan we’ll take you to see the impossible: the Shrine of Emam Khomeini. Then we'll get the original Kashan Sohan (a saffron toffee) to snack on throughout the trip. Once in Kashan, we’re going to visit the Fin Garden, the shining star of all Persian gardens. We’ll also take you to see the most beautiful and charming historical houses in Iran, and while we’re there, we’ll visit the ancient Yakhchāl (coolers) of Jalali Castle. After a delicious lunch, we’ll head to the gorgeous Agha Bozorg Mosque and its grand theological school.
Accommodation: Traditional Atlasi Boutique Hotel
Day 3: Abyaneh
Discover an Ancient Village
Rise and shine early morning for you are getting a touch of the village life today. En route to Kashan, we'll visit Abyaneh, a 1500-year-old village, fresh as apples, and red as blood! Apart from the red-colored houses, the villager's traditional floral customes; homemade and organic sweets and food; and the lively green scenary all make this one of the most charming villages in Iran. Continuing forward, you arrive at Kashan in the afternoon, where you’ll have just enough time to visit its old neighborhoods that house Tabatabai House. Alternatively, you could spend a relaxing evening at Fin Garden.
Activities: Day tour of the village
Accommodation: Abyaneh Hotel
Transportation: Domestic bus (to Isfahan)
Day 4: Isfahan
Half of the World
Once we reach Isfahan, we’ll go to Naqshe Jahan Square and up a terrace with the same view of the square as the one in the brochure pictures. Then, one by one we’ll visit its iconic landmarks including Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace. And while we explore the Grand Bazaar, you get to visit a handicraft workshop in person. Tonight, we’ll have a leisurely stroll and a delicious dinner at a cheerful restaurant near Si-o-se-pol or Khaju Bridge.
Accommodation: Safavi Hotel
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