Iran, A Walk in Persia

7 –17 April, 2018 | 11 Days/10 Nights

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Historical facts about Iran include tales about the first great Persian emperor Darius 1, way back in 330 BC. Since then, the country has been ruled, conquered, ransacked, and built back to its incredible greatness again and again. It’s been 30 years since the last war ended, and there have been embargoes and sanctions since.
But, when we visited, we realized that everything reported in the media is not to be believed. And, also, it’s nothing like Homeland!
As a solo woman traveler, I felt safe and very, very welcome. The Iranian people are wonderful hosts and anything I say about them could not possibly do them justice. It’s something that you just HAVE to experience.
We are very proud to provide this essential travel experience, to places that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

We did our first trip to Iran in May, 2017 and I think each one of those 11 ladies will tell you – Iran is “un-missable”.

Our itinerary starts in the capital Tehran, then moves on to Isfahan – Iran’s #1 tourist attraction for good reason, then we proceed to an ancient desert city called Yazd and end at Shiraz, celebrated as the heartland of Persian Culture for more than 2,000 years.

The names of these places will feel inherently foreign-sounding, unfamiliar, and exotic.
That’s Iran for you, hidden away from the world for decades.
In the last few years, doors have opened to tourism, but only a lucky few get to go because few tourist operators want to take the time to get to offbeat destinations. We did, and discovered a world of hidden gems.

Most of our itineraries offer oodles of free time but this trip has extensive sightseeing involved because Iran is studded with so many jewels that we don’t want you to miss experiencing.

The hotels that we have hand picked for you are either 4 star or 5 star hotels – and while there is a wide range of quality even in these star-rated hotels, these are some of the best available.
I speak from experience, having seen and stayed in the 3-star hotels, and used their bathrooms while on my research trip!

We end the trip by flying back to Tehran, spending the night at a hotel close to the airport and then flying back home.

If you make your travel decisions based on what most friends and family say, you will probably never make it to Iran! We know that the politics of this country are impossible to escape – however, it is completely safe.
Come, experience Iran with us.

 

Cost

₹1,80,000 (Excludes 5% GST)
Book before 31 October, 2017 at ₹1,75,000 (without GST)
Single supplement –on request

Payment plan

Please pay ₹10,000 to confirm your spot
Balance is due by 30 Jan,2018

2 spots open


PRICE

  • Accommodation in 4 star/5 star hotels on a twin sharing basis in hotels mentioned in the itinerary or the same category
  • Transport as mentioned
  • Airport group transfer on arrival – between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (if your flight arrives at a different time – additional €25 for individual transfer)
  • Meals as mentioned (no beverages. Only bottled water for the table at the lunches included)
  • Flight from Tehran to Isfahan and Isfahan to Tehran
  • Public VIP buses as mentioned in the itinerary
  • An English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • Visa Ref code approval
  • Entrance fee to all the sites mentioned
  • Air fare
  • GST at applicable rate (at the moment – 5%)
  • Insurance
  • Visa stamping fee (but we will get the code approval from Iran)
  • Any beverages
  • Any personal expenditure – such as laundry/phone calls etc
  • Dinner on all days

ITINERARY

Day1

7th April (Saturday)

  1. Land in Tehran at Imam Khomeini airport and transfer to the hotel (please check flight timings before booking as we have a group transfer planned from the airport).
  2. Overnight at Howeyzeh Hotel or Similar (4 star)
About Tehran: Tehran is a sprawling metropolis, and the biggest city in Iran. Tehran has a large student population and plenty of art galleries, trendy cafes and museums. The city has a distinct vibe, it's a cosmopolitan city, a bustling city and the perfect example of a crossover city between the ancient and modern. There are palaces, bazaars and museums waiting to be explored.
Day2

8th April (Includes breakfast and lunch)

  1. Post breakfast we proceed on a guided tour of Tehran
  2. Visit the National Museum of Iran
  3. Golestan Palace Complex
  4. Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Old Tehran's Bazaar
  5. Explore the old Bazaar
  6. Evening at leisure
  7. Overnight at Howeyzeh hotel
Day3

9th April (includes breakfast and lunch)

  1. Post breakfast we visit Sadabad Palace and Niavaran Palace
  2. Post lunch flight to Shiraz
Click here for detailed itinerary