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Central Iran, Extended

Compared with the normal Central Iran Tour itinerary in which you will see the jewels of Iran rich history, Pasargadae and Persepolis  in Shiraz, The ancient Qanat system and  The Historical City of Yazd, The Masjed-e Jāmé (‘Friday mosque’) and The Meidan Emam in Esfahan  and  The Persian Garden in Kashan in a short time, we have added some farther cities and sites to visit for our clients  who feel they need to stay longer in the central part and see more.

we decided it might be interesting for you to see  The Ganjali Khan Hammam in Kerman and on the way from Yazd to Kerman stay in ZeInoddin Carevanserai, , go to Shazdeh Garden in Mahan, and see the Kaluts

1600 $ 1900 $ 2400 $


Central Iran, Extended

Compared with the normal Central Iran Tour itinerary in which you will see the jewels of Iran rich history, Pasargadae and Persepolis  in Shiraz, The ancient Qanat system and  The Historical City of Yazd, The Masjed-e Jāmé (‘Friday mosque’) and The Meidan Emam in Esfahan  and  The Persian Garden in Kashan in a short time, we have added some farther cities and sites to visit for our clients  who feel they need to stay longer in the central part and see more.

we decided it might be interesting for you to see  The Ganjali Khan Hammam in Kerman and on the way from Yazd to Kerman stay in ZeInoddin Carevanserai, , go to Shazdeh Garden in Mahan, and see the Kaluts

1600 $ 1900 $ 2400 $



UNESCO Highlights  :

Persepolis and Pasargadae in Shiraz, Yazd Historical City, The Persian Gardens in Yazd and Esfahan, , the Masjed-e Jāmé of Esfahan, The Meidan Emam, Golestan Palace in Tehran, The Persian Qanat in Yazd, Kalut desert and Meymand village


Nature  : 

Alborz Montains, Kalut Desert 


Culture and Architecture :

Bazaars in Tehran, Shiraz, Kerman and Esfahan, Blue domes and tiles of old mosqes,

Persian arts and handicrafts like Prsian Carpet, Persian Miniature, Khatam, Mina, Block printing on cotton, Yazd Termeh, Kerman Patteh 


Food :

Quince Stew, Lamb and Chicken Kebab, Fesenjoon Stew, Vegetable Stew, Dizi, Kashko Bademjan, Rice and Lentils, Gheymeh Stew, Kermani Boz Ghormeh,  Yazdi shouli, Esfahani Beryani, Sour cherry rice, Sweet rice, Shirazi Kalam polo, Shirazi salad , Kashani Shefte Somagh


Villages :

Meymand Village, Masuleh Village, Abyaneh village





Itinerary Idea

Day 1  Tehran

Fly from home to Iran, Arrival to Tehran, check in and take rest.  

Day 2  Tehran

walk in the Grand Bazaar , the best place to interact with locals and be introduced to economy system in Iran and change some Dollars to spend in  the rest of the trip and learn about Iranian currency, Rial and Toman. Have lunch in busy bazaar with locals. After Bazaar, visit Golestan palace where the last Shah and his father crowned , then go back to the Hotel   
Day 3 Tehran    

 We will go to North of Tehran, close to Alborz mountain where the rich and modern Tehran is explicitly seen. Walk in Tajrish bazaar  And then go to Saad abad palace where the last Shah lived, then have lunch in Drband


Day 4  Esfahan


Drive  200 kilometeres  to Kashan and see Fin garden,  the best example of a Persian Garden. then walk to an old mansion called Taatabai house, one of the nicest and biggest mansions in Iran. meanwhile taste and smell pure rose water and rose oil, since Kashan is known for its rose water . Drive 140 km to Esfahan, well known for its blue domes and beautiful mosques,  carpets  and handcrafts and old Jame mosque


Days 5  Esfahan


Visit The second biggest square in the world, Naghshe Jahan or Imam square where art, architecture, history, ancient and modern Iran come together; on four corners you can see  two Beautiful Mosques, one Palace and the grand Bazaar, built in Safavid era 400 years ago

Shops in this square have the best collection of handcrafts from all around the country, from carpets, enameled plates ,wood block print fabrics, filegry and etchings . not only can you do shopping but you can see tens of workshops, young boys and girls working there. Have lunch in a Traditional restaurant and then visit Chehelsotoon Palace and Royal garden built in Safavid era , 400 years ago


Day 6 Esfahan


Today we will See the Jame mosque, then Armenian church and Khajoo Bridge and Sio seh pol bridge.


Day 7  Yazd


Drive 330 km to Yazd via Naein, well known for its silk carpets and old Jame mosque, have lunch in Naein in a restaurant which was designed and built by Farah Diba, the last queen before revolution. arrive to Yazd in the afternoon



Day 8  Yazd


City tour of Yazd, including the Fire Temple of Zoroastrians,  claimed as the most ancient  monotheist religion , then the Tower of silence, where Zoroastrians exposed the dead bodies to vultures to be eaten. 

then visit Amirchakhmagh complex and then Water Museum.  see Dolat abad garden as it stands out from the rest of the gardens for its tallest wind tower in Iran . then walk in the old town and see how the high mud wind towers work to cool down the houses naturally, we will see the Jame Mosque


Day 9  Shiraz


Drive 150 kilometers to Abarkuh and see the oldest  cypress tree in the world, aged 4000 years .

Then drive 200 Kilometers to arrive to Passargadae and then 100Kms to Shiraz


Day 10  Shiraz


Today we will Visit Vakil Hammam, the best example of a Persian hammam, nicely preserved, then we will see Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazaar that were built as a service complex about 250 years ago. in the evening go to Hafez Tomb where you can walk and talk with young Iranians who go there to be chanted with the Love and positive feelings  in the air . Hafez was a love poet and for many lovers his tomb is the symbol of love


Day 11  Shiraz


In the morning we will drive to the ancient times, 2500 years ago  to see The ruins of the ancient capital of the Achaemenid kings of Persia , Persepolis  and the royal Necropolis.  Be prepared by bringing sunscreen creams and sun glasses and hats for 3 hours of walking in Peresepolis then go to Necroplois where you can see the tombs of Achaemenids kings carved in the mountains.
Then drive bak to Shiraz in the aftenoon  and get ready to fly back home



Travel exclusion dates

*Except travel between 22/06/2018 and 22/08/2018

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  • All domestic flights
  • All transfers
  • English speaking tourguide
  • Bed and breakfast 
  • Visa authorisation code fee
  • Entry fee to all herritage sites

       Things you can do while in Central Iran

The experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. There are some activities to do and some places to visit while you are visiting Central Iran which are not included in the tour, you can  make an enquiry for the one you like, our specialists will consider your request and put them in your itinerary


Visiting Bafgh Desert 


If you are planning to visit Yazd, don't hesitate to visit bafgh desert when you come. there you can see a really beautiful view of the stars during the night . you can enjoy also camel riding there.

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Chakchak, Kharanagh  and Meybod


It is a temple of Zoroastrians just 1 hour far from Yazd. if you want to go there you have to take a tour for Kharanaq, chak chak and meybod
The peace and calmness you can find here is excellent because of the great view and also being away from city

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Shabneshini ( Iranian Night Gathering ) 


Shabneshini (Iranian Night Gathering) is one of Iran's long-standing traditions which has left many sweet and memorable memories for Iranians. Iranian families night gatherings have certain customs that are a symbol of Iranians’ family reunion

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Star gazing in Zeinodin caravanserai


Be sure to book a visit sunset in Zeinodin caravanserai which doubles as a unique landmark in the daytime and a stargazer’s paradise at night. you can see the milky way and listen to the astrologer stories


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When is the best time to visit the  Central Iran

During spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) Iran is at its most vibrant, this is the best time to travel if you want to see flowers everywhere  or bright red leaves which add contrast to the scenery.  To visit central Iran , June, July and August weather is hot and dry an it can be considered as the low season of tourism in Iran. The rest of the year, even in January and February which is considered to be winter , the weather is nice and warm in the day time, though it is highly recommended by travel guidebooks that the best time to travel to Iran is in April and October, the russh of tourists in these two months increases the cost of the services and the rate of the hotel prices. our epecialists who have been all around Iran in four seasons suggest you to avoid waiting in the long lines to visit tourist attractions , consider off season times to visit Iran


Month-by-month guide to travelling

Visiting Central Iran in January

The weather is usually cool, dry and sunny during January and sites are much less crowded than later in the year. In northern Tehran there is a heavy snowfall in the mountains  making conditions good for skiing. 

you can go to Shemshak and Dizin ski resort for skiing.

Winter Onsen       

Visiting Central Iran in February

February is the peak of the ski season in north Tehran. Across the Central Iran days are generally cool, dry and sunny and many attractions are less busy than at other times of the year.

Hakuba ski slopes

Events & Festivals

  • Jashne Sadeh,  Sadeh is a mid winter festival that was celebrated with grandeur and magnificence in ancient Persia. It was a festivity to honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold

Visiting Central Iran in March

The weather starts to get milder in March and blossom on the plum and almond trees marks the beginning of spring. As this month is a popular time to prepare for Nowruz holidays, the bazaars gets very busy towards the end of the month. The last week of May is  a national holiday and one of the busiest weeks of the year for domestic travelers.

Cherry Blossom in Japan

Events & Festivals

  •  Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranians in March 21

Visiting Central Iran in April

This is the peak viewing time for visiting Iran as the trees start to bloom. The gardens during this time is beautiful and provides a magical experience, but if you travel during this time you have to expect everywhere to be very busy, and hotel rates escalate too.

Cherry Blossom, Towada, Aomori

Events & Festivals

  • Sizdah Bedar also known as Nature's Day is an Iranian festival held annually on the thirteenth day of Farvardin (the first month of the Iranian calendar, April 2 ), during which people spend time picnicking outdoors. It marks the end of the Nowruz holidays in Iran

Visiting Central Iran in May

The weather in May is pleasantly warm and usually dry, and the vegetation is green and vibrant. deal temperatures in most of Iran with generally mild, clear weather

Temple pond & bridge, Kyoto

Events & Festivals

  • The season for picking rose and preparing rosewater is from early May to mid-June. In early May, the scent of rose spreads all over Kashan, such as Qamsar, Barzak and Niasar

Visiting Central Iran in June

This time of year is getting a bit  hot and dry .Warmer weather in June means fewer travellers.

Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto

Visiting Central Iran in July

Temperatures are high but dry. women do not have to be covered. only a scarf and long sleeves.. loose slacks and a long shirt.You can easily walk around Yazd, Isfahan, Tehran and Shiraz in the middle of the day. But there is rarely anything open from about 2 till 5pm, so it makes a great time to have a sleep/ visit a museum. Most Iranians eat very late at night so most places are open till 12 midnight and the night is more exciting and great for people watching.

Mount Fuji



Visiting Central Iran in August

It is a busy domestic travel period as it is the school holidays. The weather is generally hot and dry across the country, Central cities are a little warmer during August but it is not intolerably hot. There is an advantage of going during the summer there, as the top sights are opened longer

Showa Shinzan, Toya, Hokkaido


Visiting Central Iran in September

Skies are often clear and blue, although the weather can still be hot . In the second and third week of September many Iranians travel to the North, near the Caspian sea,  during which prices increase . Septebmber is the beginning of the pistachio harvest

Sunset over Miyajima

Visiting Japan in October

This is the start of the autumn season for the Cenrral part of Iran and brings striking red and gold hues to the landscape. The weather begins to cool down from the heat of the summer, making October a pleasant time to visit.

Sagano-Arashiyama bridge

Visiting Central Iran in November

This is the peak time to see the colourful leaves in Central Iran, it is the harvesting time for pomegranate. you can drink fresh pomegranate juice everywhere

Matsumoto Castle, Japan

Visiting Central Iran in December

The weather is cool and typically dry in December, and the country isn’t busy for the first couple of weeks which makes it a good time to visit if you don’t mind the cold temperatures. it will snow in the mountains and if you are lucky you might see rain during your visit to Central Iran.

A happy couple relaxing in the hot spring bath

Climate Guide

Place Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Tehran 8/2°C    36mm 10/1°C   30mm 15/4°C  36mm 22/9°C   27mm 30/15°C 15mm 33/18°C  4mm 37/22°C 1mm 36/21°C  2mm 32/17°C  3mm 24/12°C 14mm 17/5°C 21mm 10/3°C mm
Shiraz 13/1°C    85mm 15/1°C    55mm 19/4°C   51mm 22/7°C  27mm 30/13°C   5mm 35/16°C   1mm 37/20°C   1mm 36/18°C  0mm 33/14°C   0mm 27/9°C   8mm 20/3°C   29mm 15/1°C   54mm
Yazd 12/3°C  10mm 16/3°C   11mm 21/7°C   8mm 26/12°C 11mm 33/17°C 6mm 37/22°C 0mm 39/24°C 0mm 38/21°C 0mm 34/17°C 0mm 28/11°C  2mm 19/5 °C 3mm 14/1°C  4mm
Esfahan  9/-4°C  20mm 12/-1°C  17mm 17/3°C 19mm 22/8°C    20mm 28/13°C 10mm 34/17°C    1mm 37/19°C    1mm 35/18°C    0mm 32/14°C    0mm 25/8°C    4mm 17/3°C  13mm 11/1°C    20mm
Qom 9/-2°C    28mm 12/1°C   14mm 18/6°C 17mm 24/10°C 12mm 31/16°C    11mm 36/20°C  3mm 39/23°C  0mm 38/21°C    0mm 32/16°C    2mm 27/13°C    7mm 19/7°C 17mm 13/3°C 14mm


Hotels accommodation by rating

Traditional Hotels


Staying in a traditional hotel, is an opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the ancient Iranian history

Esfahan Yazd Shiraz Kashan
Atigh Hotel Laleh Hotel Niyayesh Boutique Hotel Ameriha Hotel
Traditional Hotel Malek o Tojar Hotel Zinat Al-Moluk Hotel Manouchehri Hoose
Ebne-sina  Hotel Fahadan Hotel Prhami Hotel Morshedi House
  • These hotels are nice old houses changed to Hotels, so you should not expect the facilities of a modern hotel, ususally the bathrooms are small and rooms facing the central courtyard are a bit noisy 
  • In Tehran and other big cities that the old part of the city is replaced by new buldings , there is no Traditional hotel. 
  1. Simple


Clean and simple but limited facilities.

Tehran Esfahan Yazd Shiraz
Hafez Hotel Zohre Hotel Salasi Hotel Sasan Hotel
Khayam Hotel Iran Hotel Melika Hotel Eram Hotel





A good standard of accommodation, reasonable range of facilities.


 Mashhad Hotel           Tehran

  Safir Hotel                      Esfahan

 Tourist Inn Hotel                   Yazd   Aryo Barzan Hotel                      Shiraz
  Eskan Forsat Hotel                      Tehran     Sheikh Bahai Hotel                             Esfahan   Parsian Azadi Hotel                      Yazd  Karim Khan Hotel                     Shiraz

Top end


Central Iran's top end hotels

Tehran Esfahan Yazd Shiraz



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