Sand & Snow: Ski the Mountain, Trek the Deserts

6 Cities 10 Days



  • History
  • Adventure
  • Private

Age Range

  • 20-50

Service Level

  • Mid Range


This is Iran with a twist! In our Snow, Desert, and Essentials untour, we are going to slide down the crystal white mountains of Iran to reach its historical cities where kings once ruled. Along the way, we will ride camels in endless sandy dunes and see the worlds pinkest mosque too. At the end of this all-in-one spree, you’re going to have a bag not just full of yummy and cute souvenirs, but also exciting stories to tell for the rest of your life. 

What’s Included

  • Meals


  • Transport

    1 domestic flight (Shiraz _ Tehran), 1 ٍPrivate Driver-guide for the whole trip

  • Accommodation

    A three or four star hotel (3 nights), a luxury traditional house (6 nights)

  • Additional Services

    Guided tours of Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Khur; Visa Authorization Letter; Travel Insurance

  • Not Included

    Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activitie snot included in the plan

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Karaj

    Sparkly White Slopes

    After you’ve had a hearty breakfast, depending on the weather and snow conditions, we will go to either Shemshak Ski Resort or Darbandsar ski resort. Once you’ve found your new favorite slope, you have the rest of the day to hit the snow and really experience that adrenalin rush you came searching for. Whichever resort you choose, we'll find you a comfortable room where you can have a full night's rest.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Dizin Hotel or Shemshak
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (from the resort to Tehran)

  • Day 2: Karaj

    Snowy Marshmallows

    Welcome to Tehran, a New York right below the snowy Alborz mountain range. Having rapidly become a mainstream winter activity, skiing is one of the best ways to celebrate winter and snow. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a novice or an expert skier, a lone wolf or a big family, Dizin Ski Resort guarantees a top-notch trip for all. Slide you heart out on the slopes all you want, and once you get tired, spend the night at the lavish Dizin Tourism Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Dizin Hotel or Shemshak
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (from your hotel to the resort)

  • Day 3: Tehran

    The Must-see's

    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.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Ferdowsi Grand Hotel
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Kashan)

  • Day 4: Kashan

    Dry Deserts, Historical Houses, Lush Gardens

    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.

    Meals: Breakfast 
    Accommodation:  Noghli House
    Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Isfahan)





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I would like to thank daisy and zara for being so incredibly helpful with my visa application! The process was so quick and smooth, and I got my visa approved nearly immediately. Perhaps it’s the only travel agency in Iran that can get you your visa approved and guaranteed in no time. Thank you 1stquest you are amazing!!!



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I really recommend 1stquest. They're very enthusiastic and help you well. The tour that I had one day-trips with a driver/guide, both from one city to the next, while visiting places in between. They both drove well, and were knowledgeable about the places they showed me. I really had an amazing time, at the office as well as during both the trips.Once again, thank you guys! Hope to see all of you again! :)



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shockingly good, our tour was special cause we experiencesd so many different wheathers in just a few days. We skiied on dizin and did saffari on dessert and that was wonderful. Also our hotel in tehran was insanely lux with a really great price. Thank you 1stquest for this amazing journey



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such a marvlous journey. There was a lot of fun in this tour and we couldn’t stop smiling after the end of our journey. Khur was so beautiful and our guide ali was so amazing and helpful



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100% wot\rth it. Great tour that made our holliday so special and memorable. And for the price we paid it was really really great sand high quality services.