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Best of Iran

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4.5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16221
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Tehran, Iran
  • Ends Tehran, Iran
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the surrounding hills of Tehran
  • Experience Imam Square and the ancient bridges in Isfahan
  • Discover the extraordinary ancient city of Persepolis; the capital of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid dynasty
  • Journey to the poets tombs in Shiraz
  • Visit the desert city of Yazd
The "Best Of Iran" tour starts and ends in Tehran. It is an adventure tour that takes 11 days taking you through Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz in Iran. "Best Of Iran" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Journey through Iran and experience fascinating Persian culture. There are few places in the world which have a history and culture as rich as this remarkable country, formerly known as Persia. You’ll find a refined society that has been misinterpreted by world press, yet travellers to the country consistently attest that Iran has one of the worlds warmest and most welcoming people. It's history provides endless fascination and an atmosphere that is most definitely relaxed, and certainly enriching. Our journey traces the magnificent legacies of the Persian Empires which will not fail to inspire, yet its the snow clad mountains, vast deserts, oasis towns and spontaneous engagement with the locals that provide surprise at every turn of our diverse itinerary. From the vibrant city of Tehran we fly south to Shiraz, the home of the famous Poets Tombs and to Persepolis, an incredible example of the rule of Achaemenid Empire. Our trip returns to Tehran via Yazd, the second most ancient city in the world and Isfahan, famous for its ancient bridges, mosques, minarets, and tree lined avenues.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Tehran
  • Day 2 : Shiraz, the Poetic Capital of Persia
  • Day 3 : Ancient Ruins of Persepolis
  • Day 4 : Drive to Yazd
  • Day 5 : UNESCO World Heritage Yazd
  • Day 6 : Drive to Isfahan
  • Day 7-8 : Persian Architecture of Isfahan
  • Day 9 : To Tehran via Kashan
  • Day 10 : Tehran, the Capital City
  • Day 11 : Trip concludes in Tehran
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 3 to 5 star hotel accommodation on a twin share basis or best available hotels in remote towns
Meals
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
  • All internal transport by private bus, jeep or car
  • Internal flights valued at US$95
  • Group arrival and departure transfers
Guide
  • English speaking tour guide throughout
Others
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees to monuments listed
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites as detailed
  • Emergency medical kit
  • Assistance in arranging visas
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Aerated drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 26 2016
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Iran is far more than the amazing ancient ruins of Persepolis dating back 2,500 years, tombs carved into cliffs, exquisite tiled domed ceilings in mosques, beautiful tranquil gardens with water features, elaborately decorated... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 06 2016
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Iran positively defies expectations, even if they are already high, in every way and this tour operator supplied an open and knowledgeable local guide - historically, religiously and personally - and arranged for key and diverse... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Iran tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 September 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 September 2022, a deposit of 477 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Iran tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Iran tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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 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.  

     

  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    

     

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