Iran Traveling Center

Bastam Tour

Bastam Tour

!5 days Tours to Iran  ::  day by day Itinerary  

  Off beaten road in 15 day

Cities to be visited: Tehran – Firuzkuh – Sari – Gorgon – Gonbad-e Qabus – Khosh Yelaq – Bastam – Shahrud – Dasht-e Kavir – Nain – Isfahan – Abyaneh – Alamut – Qazvin – Soltaniyeh – Katalehkhor Cave – Takab – Badrlu – Kerefto-Cave – Qizkapan – Qainardjeh – Takhte Soleiman – Berendjeh Crater – Tehran

Extensions & Alternative endings :

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day 1 

Tehran:
Arrive at Tehran Airport, greetings & transfer to the hotel. O/N in Howeyzeh Hotel

Services: Meet and Assist, assistance by Visa issuance and customs clearance , luggage handling, refreshments, transfers and accommodation included.

day 2

Locations: Tehran – Firuzkuh – Sari:
Breakfast/ Dinner
Hotel:  
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Tehran – Firuzkuh – Sari:
Drive until closely before Firuzkuh and continue about 10 km northwest via Jelisjand to Tang-e Vashi, walk through water of gorge to next valley passing by Qajar hunting relief and return, continue via Firuzkuh to Zir Ab, from there excursion along wooded Elburs mountains to Lajim (Sharyari tomb tower with Pahlavi / Arabic inscriptions from 1023 AD), from there return to Zir Ab and continue to Sari, O/N Hotel
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 3

Locations:Sari – Gorgon – Gonbad-e Qabus – Khosh Yelaq:
Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Sari – Gorgon – Gonbad-e Qabus – Khosh Yelaq:
Drive via Gorgon to Gonbad-e Qabus, visit tallest and oldest tomb tower from 1006 AD in Iran, continue to Khosh Yelagh National Park for trekking, O/N in Tent
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 4

Locations:   Khosh Yelaq – Bastam – Shahrud – Dasht-e Kavir: 
Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Khosh Yelaq – Bastam – Shahrud – Dasht-e Kavir: 
Drive to Bastam, visit Sufi Sheikh Bayazid sanctuary, continue via Shahrud alongside colourful eroded mountains to Torud, partly on desert tracks and continue via Moalleman to Jandaq at center of Dasht-e Kavir desert, O/N in Tent
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 5

Locations:  Dasht-e Kavir – Nain – Isfahan
Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Dasht-e Kavir – Nain – Isfahan: 
Drive alongside sand dune area to Chupanan, view this typical desert town with many wind towers, continue via Anarak to Nain, watch carpet manufacturing and visit traditional Pirnia House (Jame Mosque is optional), drive on to Isfahan, O/N Espadana or Azadi-Hotel
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 6

Locations:  Isfahan
Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Hotel:  
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Isfahan:
Full day city tour in Isfahan, visit Imam & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, Ali Qapu, in the afternoon Chehel Sotun Palace, Bazaar & the old bridges in Isfahan. O/N in Espadana or Azadi Hotel
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 7

Locations:  Isfahan – Abyaneh
Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Hotel:  
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Isfahan – Abyaneh: 
In the morning visit Jame Mosque & the Fruit Market. At noon drive to Natanz, visit Jame Mosque, ruin of Fire Temple and Ceramics Workshop, continue to the picturesque mountain village of Abyaneh, O/N in local houses
Lunch
PM
Dinner

 

day 8

Locations:  Abyaneh – Tehran
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: Hotel:  
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Abyaneh – Tehran:
Drive to Kashan, visit Borujerdi House or Agha Bozorg Mosque and Fin Garden, continue to Qom and view Fatimeh Masoumeh Sanctuary from outside, visit Khomeini Mausoleum on the way to Tehran, O/N Howeyzeh Hotel

Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

day 9

Locations:  Alamut Valley – Qazvin
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Alamut Valley – Qazvin:
Drive via Qazvin to Alamut valley, visit ruins of Hasan Sabah castle, picknick at Iwan lake and return to Qazvin, short city tour with old caravanserais at bazaar and Shahzadeh Hosein sanctuary in the evening, O/N Alborz Hotel
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 10

Locations:  Soltaniyeh – Katalehkhor Cave – Takab
Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Soltaniyeh – Katalehkhor Cave – Takab:
Drive to Soltaniyeh, visit Oljeitu Mausoleum which is claimed to be model for central building of Taj Mahal in India and have tea at former Hammam, continue to very impressive Katalehkhor caves with stalagmites/stalactites, from there via Bijar to Takab, O/N Ranji-Hotel
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 11

Locations:  Takab Vicinity: Badrlu – Kerefto-Cave – Qizkapan – Qainardjeh 
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Takab Vicinity: Badrlu – Kerefto-Cave – Qizkapan – Qainardjeh 
Drive to Badrlu and visit lake with swimming island, from there back via Takab to Kerefto caves which were supposedly used in Parthian times for oracles with Herakles inscription, back via Takab to mountain village of Qizkapan passing crater with greenish water, then to the village of Qainarjeh, O/N in Tent
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 12

Locations: Takhte Soleiman Firetemple – Berendjeh Crater – Tehran 
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Takhte Soleiman Firetemple – Berendjeh Crater – Tehran 
Drive to the impressive Sassanian firetemple of Takht-e Soleiman on the way visit Zendan-e Soleiman crater hill formed by artesian deposits, then drive to Berenjeh for trekking along craters of artesian wells, continue through colourful mauntain scenery via Kapaz, Dandy to Zanjan and return to Tehran, O/N Howeyzeh Hotel
Lunch
PM
Dinner
 
day 13

Locations: TehranBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Tehran: 
City tour of Tehran with Archaeological Museum, Islamic Museum, bazaar and Sahebgharanieh palace in Niavaran complex, in the evening farewell dinner at traditional restaurant, O/N Howeyzeh Hotel
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 14

Locations: Tehran
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Full day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

AM Tehran:
Transfer to the International Airport for departure flight
Lunch
PM
Dinner
day 15

Locations:  Tehran
Hotel: 
Room: Double
Services: Transfer to Airport, luggage handling, assistance by the costumes clearance included.

AM
Lunch
PM
Dinner
Extension and alternative endings :
Extension #1

Locations: Caspian sea region. Azerbaijan, Kurdistan
Room: Double
Services: All included.

day 16:  Tehran/Rasht: Drive to RASHT via the beautiful Chalus Road across the Alborz Mountains , overnight RASHT.day 17:  Rasht/Bandaranzali: Excursion to the village of Masuleh and Anzali Lagoon , overnight Anzali.

day 18:  Bandaranzali/Tabriz: Drive to Tabriz via Ardabil to visit Sheikh Safi- eddin Ardabil Shrine , overnight Tabriz.

day 19:  Tabriz: Full day city tour of Tabriz to visit the Blue Mosque , Azerbaijan Museum , Shah-Goli Pavilion , and bazaar , overnight Tabriz.

day 20 : Tabriz: Full day excursion to St. Thaddeus (Black) Church near Maku , overnight Tabriz.

day 21:  Tabriz/Maragheh: Drive to MARAGHE to visit the three Seljuk towers , overnight MARAGHE.

day 22 :Maragheh/ Sanandaj: Drive to SANANDAJ , en-route visit Takht-e-Soleiman to see Sassanian fire temple , overnight SANANDAJ.

day 23: Sanandaj/ flight to Tehran: free at leisure day before departure

day 23:  Departure early morning

 

Extension #2

Locations: Mashad
Room: Double
Services: All included.

day 16: 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 17: Mashhad
day excursion to Neishapour, visit will also include the tomb of Amar Khayyam. (B, D)

day 18: 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 19: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

Extension #3

Locations: Kish
Room: Double
Services: All included.

day 16: 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 17: Kish Island
day free to enjoy this spectacular island. (B, D)

day 18: Kish Island
day free. (B, D)

day 19: Kish Island / Tehran (Flight)
Morning transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

day 20: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

OPTION 1:
BOOK YOUR OWN TOUR OR JOIN OTHERS IN SMALL GROUP TOURS!

Price per person One star Hotel package Two star hotel package Three Star Hotel Package Four Star Hotel Package Five star Hotel Package
1  to 4 person:
5 to 10 people
10 to 16 people:

Join other IRAN TRAVELING CENTER customers on one of our “Small Group Tours”! .This option is prefect for those who want to be in a group tour package. Each small group contains no more than 16 and no less than 2  participants, except those who rather to travel in a solo private guided tour. Your chosen date will be confirmed only if there will be 2 or more people interested in the same date. You will be notified about the status of your tour at least 30 day in advance. No charges will apply to you in regards to this tour until the minimum number of participants for this tour is reached.

Because of the nature of shared tours departure times are fixed and cannot be altered. please be advised that if you change your travel date without prior notice, you will lose your reservation and any possibility of a refund.

OPTION 2:
INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS 

Price per person: $0.00

Traveling alone? Tight budget? Want to explore the country on your own way, love to improvise !. Enjoy the same quality of full guided tour service and save .We will get your visa,  design your tour, make your hotel reservations and arrange for your guided tours in any city on your way and still its darn inexpensive.

This option is available for all tours, all classes of passengers and budget, there is no time limitation for starting your tour *

*Deposit Per Person is charged if you fail to participate in the tour you had  prescheduled based on the date you set.
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Do you prefer to have the above itinerary or rather to have your own tailor-made itinerary be designed
All prices are in US dollars.
International orders are welcome!
 – prefer Single Room (will pay the Upgrade supplement).  – contact me for pre/post trip reservations.
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