Tour Iran on Silk Road and join us on this adventure trip for 21 days. You will see different landscapes on this trip including mountains, desert and forests. Historic monuments and people are other highlights of the tour.
Highlights: Tour Iran on Silk road for 21 days on budget and quality, Meet Azeris in Tabriz and study their rich culture, Visit Zanjan's Sultanieh as one of the biggest brick domes in the world, check the priceless items in Tehran's museums, Wonder at Persian art in Isfahan's mosques and palaces, visit some of the highlights of world history in Persepolis and Naghsh-e Rustam, recite poems with Shirazis in Hafez tomb, idle in Shahzade Gardens of Mahan, stay overnight in Zeinoddin Caravansara right on the Silk Road, see the oldest Zoroasterian fire in the world still burning after thousands of years, watch sunset at Iranian desert, Dasht-e Kavir, travel through the history in Damghan town, enjoy driving through Iranian lush forests by Caspian sea, meet thousands of Pilgrims in holy city of Mashhad in Imam Reza shrine.
weekly tour on Saturdays or private tour on request
min. 2 / max. 8
or private tour on request
Public transport, Private transport, walking
Basic hotels and hostels for 20 nights
airport transfers included
Tour Activity Level
10% off from June to August and November to mid-March
Drive from Bazargan or other borders to Tabriz (if you start from Tehran, you can take a flight from Tehran to Tabriz). Visit Tabriz and see the impressive tomb of Shahriar, the most famous Persian and Azeri poet. You will also be able to visit the exotic bazaar with an interesting array of ethnic crafts on sale. See the exquisite Jameh and Kabood Mosques and explore the interesting collections of the Azerbaijan and Constitution Revolution Museums. The province of Azerbaijan is home to one of the most cultured and bravest races in Iran, the Azaris. It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to rub shoulders with the Azaris and learn more about the origins of the Constitution Revolution. Overnight in Tabriz.
Day 2 Tabriz/Kandovan
Visit Kandovan volcanic village (approx 152 km round-trip). After passing the city of Oskoo and beautiful mountainous scenery we will reach this marvelous village. The special architecture of Kandovan is the reason of its universal reputation. Its dwellers carved the rocks of mountains and settled their lives there. The archeologists have estimated the antiquity of this village to 3000 years ago. The main activities of people in this splendid village are ranching, husbandry and gardening. The scene of piping in the rocks of the mountain indicates the co-existence of human being and its surrounding environment. Kandovan is a beautiful sample of presence and using of nature in men’s life.Overnight in Tabriz.
Day 3 Zanjan
Drive to Zanjan. Visit the world heritage site of Gonbad-e Sultanieh as the second biggest brick dome structure in the world. Visist Zanjan Bazzar and enjoy a traditional dinner at the its Safavid Caravanserai. Overnight in Zanjan.
Day 4 Tehran
Take the bus to Tehran. See Iran National museum and get amazed at its priceless pieces, spend your time in the busiest Bazaar in Iran and maybe sip some tea in a nice tea-house. Discover the eye-catching precious collection of Jewels of Iranian 2500 years of Monarchy in the Iran Jewels museum. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 5 Tehran
Today at leisure in Tehran! Overnight in Tehran.
Day 6 Isfahan
Take the bus to Isfahan! Get acquainted with the historic Royal square of Isfahan registered as a world heritage. Visit picturesque Royal mosque, Sheikh-Lotfollah mosque and Aliqapoo palace. Visit Chehelsotoon and Hasht Behesht palaces. Overnight in Isfahan.
Days 7 Isfahan
Ponder on the breathtaking Armenian Vank church In Isfahan and marvel around Isfahan Armenian quarter, Jolfa. Stroll aside Isfahan river and admire the masters who built several bridges over it through the history. This afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 8 Isfahan
Today at leisure in Isfahan! Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 9 Shiraz
Take the bus to Shiraz. Head to the Zand complex including the castle, gardens and mosque to get a sense of Shiraz as a capital 250 years ago. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 10 Shiraz
Drive to Persepolis and Necropolis (Naghshe Rostam) and Unearth the ruins of Persepolis as a world heritage. Meet warm Iranians in Hafez tomb reciting his poems. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 11 Kerman
Drive to Kerman to discover how people adapted their life to a desert city surrounded by mountains. Overnight in Kerman.
Day 12 Kerman
Get acquainted with Sufism and mysticism by visiting Moshtagh Alishah tomb, uncover Iranian old style hammams in Ganjalikhan hammam of Kerman, see Kerman Jame mosque and its majestic Persia structure. In the afternoon drive to Mahan. Meet Sufis who have travelled a long way to pay homage to their Sufi master Shah Nematollah Valiin his shrine. Laze in Shahzadeh Gardens and admire a great example of Persian gardens that depicts a high contrast between a green garden and a harsh dessert at the background. Overnight in Kerman.
Day 13 Zeinoddin
Drive to Zeinoddin desert and ponder life in Zeinoddin Caravanserai and its scenic surroundings. Overnight in Zeinoddin.
Day 14 Yazd
Drive to Yazd and get into the mysterious world of Zoroastrians by visiting their fire temple and towers of silence there. Admire people of Iranian plateau by visiting Yazd water museum and learn about the underground water canals, Qanats. Gaze at the high minarets and nice brick and tile work of Yazd Jame mosque and visit the marvelous Islamic Amirchaghmagh complex. Overnight in Yazd.
Day 15 Yazd
Today is at leisure. Overnight in Yazd.
Day 16 Mesr
Drive to Mesr in Persian central desert. Enjoy the beautiful sand dunes, Qanats and amazing scenery of Kavir. On the way visit Bayazeh village.
Day 17 Damghan
Drive to Damghan, the Parthians capital in the first century. It is the border of dry Iran of central desert and green Iran of the Caspian sea. Visit the oldest mosque of Iran, Tarikhane mosque. Visit Chehel Dokhtaran tower, Jame mosque and Pir-e Alamdar shrine.
Day 18 Mashhad
Take the bus to Mashhad. Overnight in Mashhad.
Day 19 Mashhad
Visit the holiest city in Iran that holds the shrine of the eight Imam of Shiites. Visit the mausoleum of Imam Reza.
Day 20 Mashhad
Visit Ferdowsi tomb and Harounieh site in Tous. Overnight train To Tehran.