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  The Iraq and Iran Tour package in 20 to 25 day.

  ::  day by day Itinerary  

   
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Sumer
In the southernmost part of Mesopotamia, at the dawn of the historical era, we find a collection of small city states possessing a well-established level of civilization that has been using writing for commercial and administrative purposes for at least the previous 700 years. The Sumerians had first settled in the vicinity of the lower Tigress and Euphrates around 5,000 BC. By 3,500 they had created the first urban society and had invented writing. Between 3,500 and 3,000 they develop the first wheeled vehicles and the first craftsmen, masons and smiths, appear. The first direct democracy is slowly evolving into benevolent despotism. Their culture and technology will persist long after they are gone as their conquerors adopt their ways and it passes on through the ages to eventually become an essential component of European culture. The words "alcohol" and "myrrh," for example, are originally from the Sumerian language, and they gave us 60 seconds, 60 minutes, and 360 degrees.

day 1 

Arrive Amman, JORDAN
Our journey to the land between two rivers start with our arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, the capital of Jordan. After immigration and Custom formalities, we are met, welcomed and transferred to our hotel. The drive to the hotel gives a good opportunity to see the city.
Overnight Jerusalem International Hotel, Amman (2 nights)

 
day 2

Locations: Amman
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: Jerusalem International Hotel, Amman
Room: Double
Services:

AM
We have elected to keep this day free in Amman to work on our Iraqi visas. If our presence is not required at the Embassy we will throw in a tour of Amman. Amman the capital offers both the old and new. Our half-day tour starts with a visit first to see the Roman Amphitheater followed by the Citadel, the Archeological Museum and the beautiful King Abdullah Mosque. (B, D)
Lunch 
PMAmman
Dinner 
day 3

Locations: Amman / Baghdad, IRAQ
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: TBA, Baghdad (1 night) (B, L, D)
Room: Double
Services:

AM
The excitement kicks in today as we prepare for our journey to Iraq. We take an early morning desert drive to Baghdad where at the international frontier we prepare first with the exit formalities of Jordan which will be followed by the Iraqi border formalities. Once that is done we continue with our journey to Baghdad - the majestic world center during medieval times. Time permitting, we will go around the city to see the "post war Baghdad", the capital city of the country.
Lunch 
PM 
Dinner 
day 4

Locations: Baghdad / Mosul (Drive)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: Nineveh Oberoi Hotel, Mosul (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Room: Double
Services:


AM
Our first exposure to Mesopotamia is as we drive northwards to the city of Mosul. En route we visit the ancient city of Samarra famous for the spiral Minaret and the beautiful shrine of Imam Ali El Hadi and the Great Mosque. Close to Samarra is the place where the last Imam of Shiite Islam disappeared. The countryside drive gives us an interesting understanding of the rural set up of Iraq.
Lunch 
PM 
Dinner 
day 5

Locations: Mosul
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: Nineveh Oberoi Hotel, Mosul
Room: Double
Services:

AM
Our day begins with a visit to Nimrud, the second Assyrian capital, where we visit the well-stocked museum. This is followed by a visit to the Palace of Assurnasirpal II. Afternoon, we continue our tour of Nineveh, the third Assyrian capital followed by a visit to the Biblical Jonah's tomb. The tomb is a beautiful piece of architecture and offers a beautiful aerial view of the city. We also visit the shrine of Imam Yahya bin el Qasim, Bash Tapia castle, the Attahira Church and the Qara Serai - the Black Palace.
Lunch 
PMEn route to our hotel, a stop will also be made at the 52meter bent Minaret of the Great Nurid Mosque. We then continue to see the post war Kurdish area of Iraq. (B, L, D)
Dinner 
day 6

Locations: Mosul / Baghdad (Drive)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: TBA, Baghdad (1 night) (B, L, D)
Room: Double
Services:

AM
Morning we take a tour of Mosul city which is the third largest city in Iraq. It is mostly inhabited by Iraqi Christians and has some interesting churches including the Clock & Latin Church. Mosul was once a walled city and has some interesting bazaars too. We then head southwards to Baghdad. En route we stop at villages and get an idea of the rural life in Iraq.

Lunch 
PM 
Dinner 
day 7

Locations: Baghdad / Babylon / Hilla (Drive)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: Babylon Hotel, Hilla (1 night) (B, L, D)
Room: Double
Services:

AM
An exciting day ahead as we start with a visit to the incredible and magnificent Ukhaider castle followed by the holy city of Kerbala where the Shiite Imam Hussein fought a tragic battle. It is today the most important pilgrimage site in Iraq and is always full of pilgrims from different parts of the world. Afternoon we continue our drive to Babylon - the ancient city of Mesopotamia that flourished between 2000 and 323 BC. It was the capital of Hummurabi (1792-1750 BC) and later restored from the destruction done by Assyrians It became noted for its hanging gardens - one of the seven wonders of world. We visit this huge site where a lot of it is still preserved including seeing the famous Lion of Babylon.
Lunch 
PM Babylon
Dinner 
day 8

Locations: Hilla / / Ur / Basra (Drive)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: TBA, Basra (1 night) (B, L, D)
Room: Double
Services:

AM
today we proceed southwards to Basra visiting first Borsippa ziggurat with its dark green lumps of molten bricks and the holy cities of Kufa and Najaf. Next, we visit the Summerian city of Ur with its wind swept ziggurat. Sumerian civilization dates back from 4000 to 2000 BC. with a highly developed civilisation known for its agriculture and canal systems. We then visit ancient Babylonian city of Ur - the birthplace of Prophet Abraham. We also visit the restored house where Prophet Abraham resided.
Lunch 
PM 
Dinner 
day 9

Locations: Basra / Qurna / Baghdad (Drive)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: TBA, Baghdad (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Room: Double
Services:

AM
This morning we take a brief tour of the second largest city in Iraq. Founded in 637 AD, Basra is located in the south at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and is in close proximity to Kuwait. Basra's Bazaar in the Ashar district is full of old houses with balconies leaning into the narrow streets and beautiful wooden facades in the style of old Arabian architecture. Our next stop is to Qurna where we visit the actual place that housed the legendary Garden of Eden. This is where the Euphrates and Tigris meet. The village near the town of Qurna depicts bygone day by even Iraqi standards. We visit the villages before heading back to the capital city of Baghdad.
Lunch 
PM 
Dinner 
day 10

Locations: Baghdad
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: TBA, Baghdad (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Room: Double
Services:

AM
Our day tour of Baghdad starts with the Ctesiphon - the widest single span vault of brickwork in the world and the Kassite ziggurat of Agagourf. We then visit the National Museum followed by a tour of the city with its many elegant mosques, well laid out streets and souqs. Baghdad has several beautiful bridges linking the different parts of the cities across the Tigris river. It was established in 762 AD as the Abbasid capital and grew up to be the financial and more importantly the cultural center especially during the reign of Haroon Al Rashid. We will also visit the war torn areas of Baghdad (B, L, D)
Lunch 
PMBaghdad
Dinner 
day 11

Locations: Baghdad / Tehran (flight)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: Azadi International Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, L, D)
Room: Double
Services:

AM
Morning we head off for Tehran by first flight, where upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel.
Lunch 
PM 
Dinner 
 

Extension # 1
  Quintessence of Persia in 9 day
Cities to be visited: Tehran / Shiraz/ Isfahan/ Kashan.

                                                                                                                                                                                      
 


Quintessence of Persia in 9 day is a specially designed program for those who would like to see the best of Iran in as little a time as possible. This 9-day journey covers the three main centers of Tehran, Shiraz and Esfahan. This tour program can be combined with the many other programs we are offering in the region .

day 12 

Arrive Tehran (Iran)
On arrival, we are welcomed to Tehran, the pearl of Persia. After checking into our hotel, we enjoy a leisurely evening and rest up, before our formal itinerary of exploring this country rich in history and culture begins.
Overnight: Tehran (2 nights)

 
day 13

Locations: Tehran
Breakfast/ Dinner
Hotel: Laleh in 5 star package  / Kowsar in 4 star / New Naderi in 3 star / Khayyam in 2 star
Room: Double
Services: All included.

AMFull day tour starts off with a visit to the Carpet Museum which has an excellent collection of Iranian hand woven carpets, followed by the Museum of Reza Abbasi. This museum named after the most famous miniaturist in the Safavid era, was opened in 1977. It exhibits artifacts dating back to prehistoric, ancient and Islamic periods and is particularly rich in Islamic calligraphy
Lunchbest nearby restaurant
PMwe visit the Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museums with its fine collection including a stone capital of a winged lion from Susa and a 6th century B.C. audience hall relief of Darius the Great from the Treasury at Persepolis. The museum has items dating back from the Sumerian Period (4500 B.C.) to contemporary times. (B, D)
Dinnerbest nearby restaurant
day 14

Locations: Tehran / Shiraz (Flight)
Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Homa in 5 star package/ Parseh in 4 star / Parsian in 3 star / Apadana in 2 star
Room: Double
Services: All included.

AMMorning visit the Glass and Ceramic Museum and Sa'dabad Palace.
Lunch 
PMNational treasury museum with its unique collection of jewelryis going to be our next destination before heading to Tehran Jamshidieh park for a stroll and get to see the more of Tehran in a leisurely place and get to talk to people . Late afternoon transfer to the airport for our flight to Shiraz, traditionally known as the city of Roses and Nightingales.
Overnight: Shiraz (2 nights)
DinnerIncluded
day 15

Locations: Shiraz
Breakfast Dinner
Hotel: Homa in 5 star package/ Parseh in 4 star / Parsian in 3 star / Apadana in 2 star
Room: Double
Services: All included.

AMShiraz is the capital of the cultural capital of Iran. Our visit today will include the Eram Garden, the tombs of Saadi and Hafiz - two of the most well known Persian poets, Nasirol-Molk Mosque and the Shiraz famous Bazaar with it s exotic collection of handicrafts and carpets.
Lunch 
PM visit to Afif-Abad Garden, the Church of Saint Simmon the Zealot, the Shrine of Shah-Cheragh. (B, D)
DinnerIncluded
day 16

Locations: Shiraz / Esfahan (Flight)
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: Abbasid Hotel in 5 star package/ Aliqapu in 4 star/ Suite in 3 star/ Jolfa in 2 star
Room: Double
Services: All included.

AMMorning excursion to Persepolis, which in Greek literally means the capital of Persia, lies 60 kms / 37 miles north of Shiraz. Persepolis is the last and final ultimate expression of the ancient Middle East. Construction began by Darius the Great (521 - 468 B.C.) as the focus of the mighty Achemenian Empire nearly 2500 years ago. Our next stop is Naqsh-e-Rustam - tomb of the famous Rustam.
Lunch 
PMLate evening transfer to the airport for our flight to Esfahan, another highlight city. Legend has it that Esfahan was founded at the time of Tahmourass or Keykavous. During the Safavid Era (16th and 17th Century A.D.), Esfahan was a city of Gardens and Palaces, a trade centre recognised by the saying, "Esfahan is half of the world".
Overnight: Abbasi Hotel, Esfahan (3 nights)
DinnerIncluded.
day 17

Locations: Isfahan
Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Abbasid Hotel in 5 star package/ Aliqapu in 4 star/ Suite in 3 star/ Jolfa in 2 star
Room: Double
Services: All incuded.

AMFull day tour of this magnificent includes the Madressah Chahrbagh - which was the pride of the last Safavid King, Shah Sultan Hussein, a devout Muslim ruler, Hasht Behesht Palace (built in 1680 A.D. during the rule of Suleiman II.
Lunch 
PMthe Armenian Vank Church, Friday Mosque and the famous bridges.
DinnerIncluded.
day 18

Locations: Isfahan
Breakfast /  Dinner
Hotel: Abbasid Hotel in 5 star package/ Aliqapu in 4 star/ Suite in 3 star/ Jolfa in 2 star
Room: Double
Services: All included.

AMtoday visit includes Imam Square (Naqsh-e- Jahan) with its Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace.
Lunch 
PMVisit to Chehel Sutoon Palace (40 pillars) built by Shah Abbas as a hall of audience and visit what definitely a most famous bazaar in Iran. Birds garden will be next destination of today .
DinnerIncluded.
day 19

Locations:  Esfahan / Tehran (Drive)
Breakfast /  Dinner
Hotel: Abbasid Hotel in 5 star package/ Aliqapu in 4 star/ Suite in 3 star/ Jolfa in 2 star
Room: Double
Services: All included.

AMOn our scenic drive to Tehran we stop at Kashan, an attractive oasis town, and take in its attractive sights. We visit Tabatabaie Houses and Khan-e Borujerdi, built as a private residence, now a charming museum with a lovely courtyard. We then take in the famous Fin Garden and witness its breathtaking pools, orchards and natural springs. Next we visit Agha Bozorg Mosque famous for its lovely portals and minarets.
Lunch 
PM Next is a visit to the exquisite Shrine of Fatima in Qum and later we view the Tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Overnight: Tehran (1 night)
DinnerIncluded.
day 20

Locations: Depart Tehran
Breakfast
Hotel: Laleh in 5 star package  / Kowsar in 4 star / New Naderi in 3 star / Khayyam in 2 star
Room: Double
Services: All included.

AMMorning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)
Lunch 
PM 
Dinner 

Optional Extensions :.

Extension #1

Locations: Caspian Sea region/ Ramsar& Masuleh.
Room: Double
Services: All included.


day 21: Tehran / Ramsar (Drive 195 kms / 120 miles)
Morning depart for a picturesque drive to Ramsar. Evening tour of Ramsar.
Overnight: Ramsar Hotel, Ramsar (1 night) (B, D)

day 22: Ramsar / Rashat (Drive 130 kms / 80 miles)
Depart along the beautiful Caspian coastline to Rashat with a stop at Bandar-e-Anjil to visit a caviar factory.
Overnight: Kadoos Hotel, Rashat (1 night) (B, D)

day 23: Rashat / Tehran (Drive 325 kms / 201 miles)
This morning we visit the stunningly beautiful village of Masuleh. Afternoon return back to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

day 24: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

Extension #2

Locations: Mashad
Room: Double
Services: All included.

day 21: Tehran / Mashhad (Flight)
This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight to Mashhad. Afternoon tour of Mashhad.
Overnight: Homa Hotel, Mashhad (2 nights) (B, D)

day 22: Mashhad
day excursion to Neishapour, visit will also include the tomb of Amar Khayyam. (B, D)

day 23: Mashhad / Tehran (Flight)
Morning we visit the famous pilgrim's bazaar. Afternoon transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

day 24: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

Extension #3

Locations: Susa
Room: Double
Services: All included.

day 21: Tehran / Ahwaz (Flight)
This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight to Ahwaz. Afternoon tour of Ahwaz.
Overnight: Fadjr Hotel, Ahwaz (2 nights) (B, D)

day 22: Ahwaz
day excursion to Susa, visit will also include Tchogha Zanbil. (B, D)

day 23: Ahwaz / Tehran (Flight)
Morning transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

day 24: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

Extension #4

Locations: Kish
Room: Double
Services: All included.

day 21: Tehran / Kish Island (Flight)
This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight to the Kish Island. Afternoon tour of the city.
Overnight: Shayan Hotel, Kish Island (3 nights) (B, D)

day 22: Kish Island
day free to enjoy this spectacular island. (B, D)

day 23: Kish Island
day free. (B, D)

day 24: Kish Island / Tehran (Flight)
Morning transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

day 25: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

   
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We will get your visa,  help you to design your tailor-made itinerary, assist you  to chose your accommodations everywhere , doing research and give you tips, discuss the need for guided tours in any city, hock you up with right guides or good drivers ,wherever you need. For all that, what we get is the visa service fee and a consultant fees. This in turn  however would eventually save you lots of intrinsic  hassles that such a travel would have for anyone, especially in Iran and of course  hundreds of dollars, which otherwise would be paid for things, which really don't  needed to incurred at all. So let us know if you are interested.

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