Iran – A Walk in Persia

11 –19 April, 2020 | 9 Days/8 Nights

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Historical facts about Iran include tales about the first great Persian emperor Darius 1, way back in 330 BC. Since then, the country has been ruled, conquered, ransacked and built back to its incredible greatness again and again. It’s been 30 years since the last war ended, and there have been embargos and sanctions since.

But, when we visited, we realized that everything reported in the media is not to be believed. And, also, it’s nothing like Homeland!!

As a solo woman traveller, I felt safe and very, very welcome. The Iranian people are wonderful hosts and anything I say about them could not possibly do them justice. It’s something that you just HAVE to experience.

We are very proud to provide this essential travel experience, to places that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Our itinerary starts in the capital Tehran moves on to Isfahan and then ends at Shiraz, celebrated as the heartland of Persian culture for more than 2000 years.  If you have some time to spare (and money!) – We highly recommend adding on an extension to an ancient desert city called Yazd.

The names of these places will feel inherently foreign-sounding, unfamiliar and exotic. That’s Iran for you, hidden away from the world for decades.

In the last few years, doors have opened to tourism, but only a lucky few get to go because few tourist operators want to take the time to get to offbeat destinations. We did and discovered a world of hidden gems.

Most of our itineraries offer oodles of free time but this trip has extensive sightseeing involved because Iran is studded with so many jewels that we don’t want you to miss experiencing.

The hotels that we have hand-picked for you are either 4 star or 5-star hotels – and while there is a wide range of quality even in these star-rated hotels, these are some of the best available. I speak from experience, having seen and stayed in the 3-star hotels, and their bathrooms while on my research trip!

We end the trip by flying back to Tehran (from Shiraz and Yazd) spending the night at a hotel close to the airport and then flying back home.

If you make your travel decisions based on what most friends and family say, you will probably never make it to Iran! We know that the politics of this country are impossible to escape – however, it is completely safe.

Come, experience Iran with us.

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PRICE

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis.
  • Meals as given in the itinerary
  • Mid-day refreshment
  • All transportation within the country, including domestic flights.
  • All above-mentioned Sightseeing with English speaking tour guide.
  • All entrances to sites as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a trip Lead from Wonderful World, in addition to Local Guide
  • GST @ 5%
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Health insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Any beverages–Tea/coffee/alcoholic beverages/or bottled water at meals.
  • Any other personal expenses.
  • Entrance fees for Sights not included in the itinerary
  • Any other item not mentioned in Inclusions.

ITINERARY

Day1
Saturday–11th April; Tehran (includes Dinner)
  • Arrive at Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran and transfer to the hotel. (Please check the flight timings with us before booking) (Separate transfers can be arranged if you do not arrive together, at additional cost)
  • Tehran is a sprawling metropolis and the biggest city in Iran. Tehran is a bustling city with a large student population and plenty of art galleries, trendy cafes and museums. It’s a cosmopolitan city with a distinct vibe and the perfect example of a crossover city between the ancient and modern. There are palaces, bazaars and museums waiting to be explored.
  • Overnight at Hotel Howeyze or similar
Day2
Sunday–12th April; Tehran (includes Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Today, we head out for a full day guided city tour of
  • Tehran, visiting
  • Golestan Palace
  • Iran National Museum
  • Jewellery Museum
  • Nature Bridge
  • Overnight at Hotel Howeyze or similar
Click here for detailed itinerary