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Iran in Depth

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Tehran, Adventure Holidays to Iran
  • Ends Tehran , Adventure Holidays to Iran
  • Assassin castles Explore the ancient fortresses of Babak, Qaleh Rudkhan and Alamut
  • Northwest Iran Stay in hilltop villages and discover this little travelled mountainous area of Iran
  • Kandovan Overnight in a troglodyte cave hotel and visit 800 year old inhabited homes
  • Tabriz Wander through the UNESCO 15th century bazaar and visit the citadel
Start and end in Tehran, the Iran In Depth tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 21 days. You will travel through Takab, Yazd, Shiraz and 7 other destinations in Iran. Iran In Depth is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

On this three week grand tour of Iran we are welcomed by friendly Iranians as we discover ancient assassin's castles, Zoroastrian fire temples, troglodyte villages, fine Islamic architecture and a rock hewn necropolis. We explore north-west Iran, a rural mountainous paradise rarely visited by tourists where we eat dinner by the Caspian Sea, wander through colourful bazaars and stay with locals. We uncover Persian history at Persepolis, watch a local wrestling show in Yazd and see incredible mosaic art in Isfahan.
Customer reviews about Explore
5 - Excellent
Based on 74 reviews
Claire's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Claire
  • On Sep 21 2019
“This was my first trip traveling alone as a single woman with explore not having traveled for several years this was a big trip for me and so happy l booked with explore, having the security off knowing l was being picked up from airport in Vietnam was a big selling point for me and transfer on return. This was a life changing experience for me and will 100% be booking with Explore again, very happy l discovered your website. ”
Liz's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Liz
  • On Sep 21 2019
“Overall a very enjoyable trip.”
Susan's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Susan
  • On Sep 21 2019
“I enjoyed this tour far more than I expected (due to a combination of personal factors prior to leaving that left me unsure if I really wanted to go!). The pace was good, with time to take in the souqs etc. The camping was a real highlight - the team that managed this were excellent, producing delicious food and managing everything without fuss. Seeing bioluminescent plankton in the water as we sat in the dark was magical! The desert at sunset and sunrise also pretty special, creeping mist just before sunrise very eerie! Thanks, Explore, another lovely tour!”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Tehran
  • Day 2 : Visit the National Museum and Golestan Palace in Tehran
  • Day 3 : Discover Reza Abbasi Museum and wander through the Tajrish Bazaar
  • Day 4 : Enter the Valley of Assassins and explore Alamut Castle
  • Day 5 : Journey through the mountains to Islamili Fort; Traditional Persian dinner experience
  • Day 6 : Visit the Guilan Rural Heritage Musuem, drive to Anzali
  • Day 7 : Drive to the UNESCO site of Sheikh Safi's Mausoleum
  • Day 8 : Walk up to Babak Castle for stunning views over the mountains
  • Day 9 : City tour of Tabriz, explore troglodyte village of Kandovan
  • Day 10 : Enter the sacred Zoroastrian site of Takht-e Soleyman
  • Day 11 : Journey by pedalo through Ali Sadr Cave; afternoon tour of Hamadan
  • Day 12 : Drive to Isfahan, the most beautiful city in Iran
  • Day 13 : Explore the stunning city of Isfahan
  • Day 14 : Visit the forty column palace, Jameh mosque and explore the bazaar
  • Day 15 : Full day drive south to Shiraz, lunch stop at a caravanserai
  • Day 16 : Discover the ancient Persian city of Persepolis and tombs of Naqsh-e Rustam
  • Day 17 : In Shiraz, relax in the ambient Nasir-al-Molk and explore the city
  • Day 18 : Drive to Yazd, stop at the royal pavilion of Pasargadae
  • Day 19 : Visit the Towers of Silence and discover Yazd
  • Day 20 : Return to Tehran, via Na'in Jameh Mosque
  • Day 21 : Trip ends in Tehran
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • 20 Breakfast, 4 Dinner
  • 19 nights comfortable hotel
  • 1 night premium cave hotel
  • Bus
  • Explore Tour Leader, Driver(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Tehran are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Iran in Depth tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 391 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 20 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Iran in Depth 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.


For this Iran in Depth 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Iran in Depth tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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