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12 Days 11 Nights
Availability : Sep 1’ - Apr 30’
Tehran
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 20

Title:
Discover the Kingdom of Elam

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Tour Details

If you are looking for exploring one of the world’s oldest civilizations, this 12-day tour is the best for you and will take you to historical cities where was once the greatest cities of ancient Persia. We invited you to join us on this journey visiting the great Iranian museums in Tehran before heading for southwest Iran discovering one of the most impressive castles of Iran in Khoramabad, the remains of the Kingdom of Elam in Shush and great historical sites in Shushrtar. At the end of our journey, you will also experience an authentic Iranian Arabic lifestyle in Susangerd before wandering through the splendid monument of Isfahan and historical houses of Kashan.
Although many activities are included, there is still plenty of time to explore on your own and create the ultimate adventure.

Departure & Return Location

Tehran-Iran

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • English-Speaking Tour Leader Throughout.
  • Arrival and Departure airport transfers.
  • Visa and Insurance Services

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Tehran and Transfer to Your Hotel

Arrive at any time, transfer to the hotel and feel free to rest up for the adventure ahead.

Day 2Explore the old part of Tehran

Enjoy a full-day tour in the old part of the city. Begin your day by taking a walk from Topkhane square to National museum and stop visiting Sar Dar-e Baqe Melli during your walk. After exploring the national museum, enjoy visiting Abgine museum, where you can find an exciting collection of glass and ceramics housed in a beautiful Qajar-era building. After lunch, it is time to explore the old splendid monuments of the city, Golestan Palace and then feel free to take a walk around the traditional bazaar.
Walking: 6 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Taking a Walk around Tehran Grand Bazaar

Day 3Free Time in Tehran

Today, there are no planned activities so feel free to explore the city on your own or rest up for the excitement ahead. You can also make the most of your time by joining one of our activities mentioned below.

Day 4Head for Khoramabad and Enjoy Visiting Falak ol-Aflak Castle

Head for Khoramabad and enjoy the rest of the day exploring Falak ol-Aflak Castle which is one of the most impressive castles of Iran housed a great museum showcasing Lorestan and then visiting a 1600-year-old stone reservoir named Gerdab-e Sangi.
Road Transfer: 6 hrs. approx.
Walking: 2 hrs. approx.

Day 5Explore the remains of the Kingdom of Elam in Shush

Head for Shush to discover the wonders of the greatest town of ancient Persia by visiting Apadana Palace and Shush Castle. After lunch, we will continue our adventure by visiting the Unesco-sponsored Haft Tepe Museum, the royal tomb of Tepti-Ahar and Choqa Zanbil’s magnificent brick Ziggurat which is the best-preserved and largest example of Elamite architecture anywhere. Then, we will head for Shushtar and be transferred to the hotel for overnight.
Road Transfer: 4 hrs. approx.
Walking: 3 hrs. approx.
Activities:
Discovering The Wonders of the Greatest Town of Ancient Persia at Shush
Enjoy Visiting the Best-Preserved Brick Ziggurat at Choqa Zanbil

Day 6Exploring The Historical City of Shushtar

Begin the day exploring Shushtar by visiting Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius which can be traced back to the 5th century B.C, Shadorvan Bridge Dam, Dariun Canal, Band-e Mizan Weir, the great views of the octagonal Kola Farangi Tower and Marashi historical house. Then, enjoy taking a stroll through the historical context of the city. Later, head for Ahvaz via a stop at Mola Sani trying the delicious taste of water buffalo ice cream.
Road Transfer: 2 hrs. approx.
Walking: 4 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Enjoy Taking a Stroll Through the Historical Context of Shushtar

Day 7Spend A Half-Day Outside Ahvaz to Explore Iranian Arabic lifestyle

Head for Susangerd to spend a half-day outside Ahvaz visiting the sand dunes of om al debes and enjoying a delicious taste of authentic Arabic coffee in a Mozif which is an arched shaped structure made entirely out of bamboo sticks. Then, travel back to Ahvaz and feel free to explore the city on your own or rest up for the excitement ahead.
Road Transfer: 2 hrs. approx.
Walking: 1 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Enjoying Delicious Taste of Authentic Arabic Coffee in a Mozif

Day 8Head for Izeh to Explore the Elamite Historical Sights

Head for Izeh to enjoy visiting the historical site of Tagh-e Tavileh and explore the wonders of the Elamite rock reliefs in Kul-e Farah and Eshkaft-e Salman cave. Then, travel to Shar-e Kord for the overnight stay.
Road Transfer: 7 hrs. approx.
Walking: 2 hrs. approx.

Day 9Head for Isfahan and Walk over the picturesque historical bridges in Isfahan

Head for Isfahan via a stop visiting Zaman Khan Bridge en route. Upon arrival in Isfahan, enjoy visiting the splendid Chehel Sotun and Hasht Behesht Palace. During the evening, take a stroll along the river of Zayanderud to visit Si-o-Se Pol and Khaju Bridge.
Road Transfer: 2 hrs. approx.
Walking: 2 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Strolling along the River of Zayanderud from Khaju Bridge to Si-o-Se Pol.

Day 10Exploring the splendid monument of Isfahan

Enjoy a full-day tour in Isfahan. Begin your day by visiting one of the world largest square, Naqsh-e Jahan square and its surrounding splendid monuments (Imam mosque, Sheikh lotfollah mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace). Then you have a free time to stroll in Qeysarieh bazaar. After lunch, it is time to visit Jame Mosque and experience traditional Iranian sport at Zoorkhaneh.
Walking: 4 hrs. approx.
Activity:
Wandering Through Splendid Monuments of Safavid era in Isfahan
Taking a Walk around Qeysarieh Bazaar in Isfahan

Day 11Head for Tehran via a stop visiting Kashan en route

Head for Tehran via a stop at the delightful oasis city of Kashan visiting the awe-inspiring Tabatabae Historical House, the rich archaeological site of Sialk Tepe and Fin Garden where is one of the most prominent Persian gardens. Upon arrival in Tehran, be transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Road Transfer: 5 hrs. approx.
Walking: 3 hrs. approx.

Day 12End of the trip and depart from Tehran

After breakfast, check out from your hotel, be transferred to the airport and depart for the home country. If you like to extend your stay in Iran, drop us a note on your booking form and we will arrange it for you.

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