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Discover Persia with real vegan Iranian food. Iran is full of treasures of Persia. On this 12-day tour, with a relaxed pace and in a small group, visit all the main highlights of Iran classical route which goes through Tehran, Kashan, Yazd, Shiraz and Isfahan. Enjoy meeting Zoroastrians and their sites and rituals. Feel the grandeur of Persian Empire by walking through the remains of their capitals. Get mesmerized by Persian art manifesting its glory in magnificent mosques from Islamic era. We make all these more memorable for you by bringing you the best foodie experience of various real vegan Iranian food. see why you will love traveling with us.
- Duration: 12 days
- Start: Tehran
- Finish: Tehran
- Physical rating: 1 of 5
- accommodation: 3 star and above hotels and traditional guesthouses
- group size: min 4 – max 10
- included meals: 11 breakfast, 10 lunch, 11 dinner
- transport: private van or mini bus
On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to try Persian cuisine in local homestays and traditional restaurants.
Date : October 3, 2019
TehranArrive at IKA international airport (Tehran) and transfer to your hotel. Have rest till our evening welcome meeting. Have your first Persian dinner. Overnight in Tehran.
Date : October 4, 2019
Kashan-YazdDrive to desert city of Kashan to visit House of Tabatabaei (or House of Borujerdi) and the ancient underground city of Nushabad. Overnight in Yazd.
Date : October 5, 2019
YazdYazd, once an important station on Silk road, listed as a world Heritage Site, with its well preserved old districts, has so much to illustrate how Persian civilization adapted in such a desert land! Morning visit to Tower of Silence (the amazing burial ground of Zoroastrians), a Fire Temple with a sacred fire kept alive for 1550 years and then visit to the Zoroastrian Museum, tells you a lot about this ancient religion of old Persia. After Dolatabad Garden, off to a nice spot to have a traditional vegan lunch. We enjoy our evening by walking among the old clay buildings with outstanding wind catchers, Jame Mosque and Amir Chakhmagh square.
Date : October 6, 2019
Kharanagh-Meybod-YazdDrive to Kharanagh 85 km from Yazd. Walk up through the maze-like alleys of this abandoned village to travel in the history. Next stop in your Zoroastrian journey is the holy mountainous temple of Chak Chak. Have a delicious vegan lunch and rest in Meybod before visiting the amazing desert adaptive architecture developed by Persians. See how they developed systems to keep ice even in hot summer month (Ice House) or how they fertilized their desert lands for agriculture (Dove Tower) as well as the Narin Citadel and a caravanserai. For your last dinner in Yazd, savour a famous veganized local dish made just for you.
Date : October 7, 2019
Persepolis-ShirazWe leave for Shiraz (450 km). short stop in Abarkuh to see the over 4000-year-old “Cypress of Abarkuh” on the way. A Persian vegan lunch beside the ruins of the great Achaemenid capital the “Persepolis” and then visiting this glorious awestrucking Persian capital. Overnight in Shiraz.
Date : October 8, 2019
ShirazWe start Shiraz city tour by Nasirolmolk Mosque (Pink mosque) and continue with Naranjestan and Eram Garden and an herbal distilling workshop to feel the soothing and relaxing atmosphere of Shiraz for which it is famous for. relax and enjoy a tasty vegan meal with a lovely local family. Evening time in Mausoleum of the great Persian poet, Sadi.
Date : October 9, 2019
ShirazMorning visit to Shahecheragh, a great Imamzadeh shrine. We then head to Vakil complex (bathhouse, Mosque and Bazaar). Spending the afternoon with a local vegan family and have special homemade dishes from Shiraz. in the evening get to know Hafez, in this poet’s Mausoleum, a favorite hangout for local lovers with traditional Persian songs in the air caressing your ears.
Date : October 10, 2019
Pasargadea-EsfahanLeaving Shiraz for Esfahan (490 km). On the way there is “Naghsh-e-Rostam” a great necropolis of Achaemenian and Sassanian Kings carved into huge rocks and then “Pasargadae” the Achaemenid capital and tome of Cyrus the Great.
Date : October 11, 2019
EsfahanThe day starts at fabulous square of Naghshe Jahan, the second greatest in the world. get mesmerized by the surrounding monuments of Chehel Sotun, Aliqapu Palace, Abbasi and Sheikhlotfolah Mosque which might be the most glorious showcase of Islamic architecture in the world. Lunch at house of a friendly local vegan family. Free time in the afternoon to explore the square and Bazaar for the unique eye-catching handicrafts of Isfahan. After dinner we have a memorable night walk between picturesque ancient bridges of Siosepol, Jouei and Khajou.
Date : October 12, 2019
EsfahanOnto the Armenian quarter in southwest of the city to see how this minority has survived and flourished through history and visit magnificent Bethlehem Church and also Vank Cathedral. Later onto Music Museum of Iran where most Persian musical instruments are displayed and you can enjoy listening to some pieces in a short live concert. Relax at lunch time at a cozy bower in a garden with special vegan dishes from Esfahan. We then go to Jame Atigh Mosque and after that to a “Zurkhane” where, if we are lucky enough, we can watch the athletes doing the ancient Pahlavani sport.
Date : October 13, 2019
Abyaneh-TehranWe leave Esfahan to Tehran (450 km). on the way we spend the day in “Abyaneh” one of oldest villages of Iran with red soil and houses! with People preserving their own traditions, clothing and language from ancient Persia. Overnight in Tehran.
Date : October 14, 2019
TehranBreakfast and transfer to airport.
- Private transportation according to group size
- Airport transfer to/from IKA airport
- All the meals including drinks, desserts, appetizer, salad etc.
- fruits and snacks
- All Accommodation (3 star and above hotels and traditional guesthouses)
- True Vegan guide (English or French) other languages upon request
- All Entrance fees
- Iran visa service
- international airfare
- visa costs
- travel insurance