Splendours of Persia

Tehran - Ashgabat

16 days through Iran, Turkmenistan
FROM: $2210 USD + 780 USD Kitty
Overland Expedition Vehicle
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary, Local Crew Member in certain areas
Comfortable Hotel 7 nights
Basic Hotel 6 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Breakfasts x 12, Lunches x 0, Dinners x 0
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Iran never fails to surprise and delight its visitors; we have so many preconceptions as to what Iran is going to be like and most are way of the mark. This trip is no exception as it takes in the great sites and cities of the country. The blue tiled mosques, madressas and bridges of Esphahan are perhaps the most famous attractions in Iran, but the beauty of Shiraz takes some beating and for the absolute best in mosque architecture, we visit Yadz, home not just to some of Islam's finest buildings but also centre of the ancient Zoroastrian religion.

The other thing visitor's love about visiting this country is the friendliness of the people; everyone wants to be your friend and to know who you are. Expect countless cups of tea or coffee to be bought for you. The food is superb, as would be expected and don't forget shopping in the ancient bazaars because this is the home of the Persian Carpet.

Explore the unique Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on a guided tour
Visit the sufi complex in Bastam, Iran
Walking tour of ancient Damghan
Explore the ancient desert town of Khoor and its beautiful palm trees
Discover the winding streets and adobe architecure of Yazd's Old Town
Visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and witness its ancient fire
Overnight at traditional caravanserai at Zein-o-Din
Guided tour of the incredible ruins of the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis
Walking tour of some of the highlights of the old city of Shiraz
Relax in the city square of Naqsh-e Jahan in Esfahan

A very easy trip, with comfortable hotels and loads to see and do. A fairly fast pace, but some 2 or 3 night stays to really give you time to explore

Day 1 - Tehran (20th April 2021)
Border Information: If joining in Tehran, you will most likely enter Iran at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IATA code: IKA).

There will be a pre-departure meeting at 6:00pm - please do not be alarmed if there is no welcome note at the hotel on your arrival, as today is usually a travel day for the leaders and they are due to arrive in Tehran by mid-afternoon.

Please note that due to restrictions on citizens of the UK, USA and Canada being permitted to remain unaccompanied in Iran, you will need to fly into Tehran on the same day as the trip starts. These transfers from the airport to your joining hotel are automatically included in your trip. If arriving outside of these times please contact your sales agent. Please ensure the correct dates for your plans are clearly stated on all your visa applications.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel

Day 2 - Tehran (21st April 2021)
Day 3 - Esfahan (22nd April 2021)
Day 4 - Esfahan (23rd April 2021)
Day 5 - Esfahan (24th April 2021)
Day 6 - Shiraz (25th April 2021)
Day 7 - Shiraz (26th April 2021)
Day 8 - Zein-o-din (27th April 2021)
Day 9 - Yazd (28th April 2021)
Day 10 - Yazd (29th April 2021)
Day 11 - Khoor (30th April 2021)
Day 12 - Damghan (1st May 2021)
Day 13 - Shirvan (2nd May 2021)
Day 14 - Ashgabat (3rd May 2021)
Day 15 - Ashgabat (4th May 2021)
Day 16 - Ashgabat - End Date (5th May 2021)

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20 Apr 21 Tehran
05 May 21 Ashgabat

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13 Sep 21 Ashgabat
28 Sep 21 Tehran

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