Ancient Persia in Depth

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5 Based on 6 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15-90 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-15479
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Tehran, Iran
  • Ends Tehran, Iran
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  • Explore Tehran, the city of colorful lights & intriguing sounds
  • Travel through the Mesr Desert
  • Wander in the bazaar of Kashan
  • Spend your day exploring Isfahan, a city known for its Persian architecture
Join us on this guided trip of Iran and get the chance to learn more about the country and its civilization. Starting in Tehran by a comfortable couch, you will journey through beautiful landscapes and some of the world’s oldest archaeological sites, arid mountains, and rural villages. You will learn about the traditions and cultures of a land whose influence felt for thousands of years. Welcome to the once-forbidden land of Persia.
On this trip, we will explore the beautiful cities of Tehran, Kashan, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Naein, Farahzad, Mesr Desert, Garmeh, Kharanaq, Meybod, Yazd, Shiraz, and will uncover Persian history at the impressive Persepolis; though, the real highlight of any trip to Iran is meeting the locals, arguably the friendliest and most hospitable people on earth who are always ready to welcome visitors with a smile.
  • Day 1: Tehran arrival
  • Day 2: Tehran
  • Day 3: Tehran
  • Day 4: Tehran – Kashan 2 hour 42 minutes (244 km)
  • Day 5: Kashan – Abyaneh – Isfahan 3 hour 32 minutes (269 km)
  • Day 6: Isfahan
  • Day 7: Isfahan
  • Day 8: Isfahan – Naein – Farahzad 5 hour 17 minutes (436 km)
  • Day 9: Mesr Desert – Garmeh 1 hour 21 minutes (88 km)
  • Day 10: Garmeh – Kharanagh – Meybod – Yazd 3 hour 42 minutes
  • Day 11: Yazd
  • Day 12: Yazd – Shiraz 5 hour 17 minutes (449 km)
  • Day 13: Shiraz
  • Day 14: Shiraz – Tehran (flight)
  • Day 15: Tehran departure
  • Airport transfers from/to Imam Khomeini (IKA) Airport
  • 14 nights' accommodation in standard-grade hotels. Tour price based on double/twin rooms
  • Land travel in Iran by air-conditioned coach
  • Domestic flight (Shiraz - Tehran)
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • All breakfasts and one dinner
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single supplement
  • Tips to the guides and drivers
  • Visa code application fees
  • Visa costs
  • Single supplement addon compulsory for solo travelers
  • Entrance fees to the sites
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
  • Jennifer Alonzo Dowalter
  • From USA
  • On Nov 23 2022
5 - Excellent
Persia is BEAUTIFUL!
Persia is BEAUTIFUL! Not at all what I was expecting it to be. Culturally rich, warm people, and delicious food. I willl definitely come back to do the Western Part of Iran in the near future ❤️
  • Barbara
  • From USA
  • On Aug 19 2022
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Ireland
  • On Jun 12 2022
5 - Excellent
May 2022 Iranian trip
Really well organised. I felt supported throughout the tour. Many great sites visited in the time, to a methodical but flexible schedule.
  • Jason Meisner
  • From USA
  • On Jul 05 2018
5 - Excellent
Trip of a Lifetime
I worked a lot with the local travel experts before my trip on developing a custom itinerary. It worked out perfectly. We visited the historic sites and the tour guide, Ahmad, was full of knowledge about everything. We also ate... Read more
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40% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 60 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 60 days of departure.


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Other Practical InformationNote: The check-in time at the starting hotel is 2:00 pm. According to your arrival time, if you need to check in earlier that 2:00 pm, you must book an extra day
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.


  • How large is the tour group?

    This tour has a minimum number of 2 travelers and a maximum of 6, so the group will not be bigger than 6.

  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  


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