12 Days in Iran during Nowrouz
12 Days | 11 Nights

Overnights : 2 Nights in Tehran , 3 Nights in Isfahan , 1 Night in Yazd, 2 Nights in Kerman, 3 Nights in Shiraz

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12 Days in Iran during Nowrouz

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11 Nights’ accommodation in 4* Hotels
Private car/coach throughout the whole itinerary
Private transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport
Bed & Breakfast
2 bottles of drinking water per day
4*4 cars to go deep in desert
1 x Dinner (Sabzi polo ba Mahi) with local family
Baking homemade traditional sweets in Isfahan
English / Spanish / Italian / German / Russian Speaking guide
Entrance fees to the sites in the program
Visa preparation
International flights
Visa fee
All personal expenses, laundry, long distance calls, tips
Tips for the driver and guide should be paid onsite t0 the guide. An amount of 10 Euros per tourist per day for small groups and 5 Euros per day per tourist for large groups is suggested.
Visit Tehran - Radtravel
Day 1
Arrival - Tehran - (11) March

Depart your country for Iran, boarding formalities and upon arrival to IKA airport, meet with the guide or assistance and transfer the hotel for rest. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Golestan Palace - Iran - Tehran
Day 2
Tehran - (12) March

Tehran city tour visiting: The National Museum, which displays a vast collection of objects from The prehistoric and historic periods. Golestan Palace consisting of a charming mirrored reception hall, galleries and royal quarters representing the arts of 19th century Iran. Azadi Tower as a remark of Iranian 2500 years empire. Overnight stay in Tehran.

Finn Garden - Kashan - Iran
Day 3
Tehran – Kashan – Isfahan (247 – 209 ) Km - (13) March

Depart Tehran for Isfahan, the first stop would be in Holy Shrine of Imam Khomeini the mausoleum of the master of Iranian Islamic revolution built on an enormous scale Continue to Kashan visiting Fin Garden, with a combination of architectural features from three significant dynasties: Safavid, Zand and Qajar. You will also visit The Tabatabaei’s House a fine example of 19th-century traditional house focusing on its individual courtyards contrived to be invisible from the street. We will continue our way to Isfahan. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Lotfollah Dome - Esfahan - IRan
Day 4
Isfahan - (14) March

Full day Isfahan city tour visiting: Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque will offer a unique experience of artistic devotion with their superb decorative. Ali Qapu Palace will astonish all visitors with its richly ornamented interior decoration of 17thcentury. Grand Bazaar of Isfahan adorning the northern side of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, displaying different types of artistically created handicraft items of Isfahan. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Special Activity:• Enjoy walking tour through Chahrbagh one of the historical streets of Isfahan

Khajoo Bridge UNESCO - Iran - Isfahan
Day 5
Isfahan - (15) March

Enjoy another Isfahan city tour with the visit of Jami ‘Mosque of Isfahan the living testimony of the evolution of Iranian architecture in the Islamic period and the famous bridges Khajoo and Sio Se Pol. Also visiting the Armenian Quarter to visit a church. Overnight stay in Isfahan.

Special Activity:

  • Learn to bake homemade traditional sweets in Isfahan.

Iranians are really friendly people who frequently get together and drinking tea plays an important role in their gatherings. Tea usually is served along with sweets. Every region of Iran has numerous cookies for this occasion. Regardless of what recipes you follow, what matters the most is bringing the spirit of friendship and team work to the family. You can also prepare Nowruz trail mix together. This mix usually includes roasted nuts such as pistachio, almond and walnut, pumpkin seeds and watermelon seeds, as well as dry fruit and little sweets. Each family artistically designs its own mix so be a part of it.

Dolat abad Garden - Yazd - Iran
Day 6
Isfahan – Yazd (319) Km - (16) March

Depart Isfahan for Yazd. Upon arrival visiting Fire temple, a temple that holds a perpetual fire maintained by hereditary male priesthood who have learned required prayers to perform ritual duties. Explore Jameh Mosque of Yazd the magnificent 14th-century masterpiece. Amir Chakhmagh Square a stunning three-story façade with rows of perfectly proportioned galleries, is the next in the list. Dowlat Abad Garden was built in 1747, the walled complex includes the country's tallest wind catcher, orchards & fountains. Overnight stay in Yazd.

Special Activity:

• Walk in the Fahadan neighborhood, the historical port of Yazd which is protected by UNESCO as patrimony of Humanity.
• Visiting a traditional sweet shop and tasting its sweets which made with traditional techniques passed down through generations.
• Have a short journey to the village of Taft and experience a homecooked lunch with a Zoroastrian family.

Day 7
Yazd – Kerman (374) Km - (17) March

Depart Yazd for Kerman. Upon arrival visiting Ganj Ali khan complex, a Safavid-era building complex, located in the old center of city of Kerman, which is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar, a mint, a mosque and a bazaar. Overnight stay in Kerman

Shazdeh Mahan Garden
Day 8
Kerman – Rayen – Mahan – Shahdad – Kerman (106 – 71 – 247 – 96) Km - (18) March

Head to Rayen to visit Rayen Citadel, a residential fortress and the largest mud structure of the wider region comprising thick imposing outer walls, public quarter, gymnasium, mosque, barracks, and governor's quarter. Head to Mahan to visit Shazdeh Garden an attractive, rectangular green oasis and one of the fine examples of historical Persian gardens, ornamented with water cascades, a monumental entrance and a residential pavilion. Shrine of Shah Nematollah Vali built in 1436 and embellished and extended by Shah Abbas, set in a delightful garden evoking great harmony, and Iran’s most splendid Islamic monument outside Isfahan. Depart for Shahdad desert and Kalouts in the central Lut where is the vast part in the Lut desert that contains the lowest part of the desert. There are several Kaluts in this region that are extended from the center Lut to the west. At night we will celebrate Chahar-shanbe soori which is a fire jumping festival along with traditional customs. Overnight stay in Kerman.

  • Chahar-shanbe Soori: Enjoying the fireworks in before the New Year Eve.
    While many cities around the world offer amazing fireworks shows in celebration of New Year, Iranians have millennials of experience in organizing a public ritual that includes jumping over fire inthe last Tuesday night before the New Year Eve. It takes place in every corner from large cities to small villages and is often accompanied by street dance and music, a popular food served along thiscelebration is Ash Reshteh, which is a fresh herb and noodle soup topped with caramelized onion and sour cream.

Fire symbolizes hope for the New Year coming. Iranian people jump over bonfires saying the traditional phrase “Zardie man az to, Sorkhie to az man” means “I give you my yellow, you give me your red color.” it means "Give me your good energy and take away my illness and sadness”… For afull force year!

Sarvestan Palace - Iran
Day 9
Kerman - Shiraz (567) Km - (19) March

Depart Kerman for Shiraz. Along the way visiting Sarvestan Palace an architecturally unique 5th century AD palace, with a central courtyard, three ivans, a vast square based dome chamber, and long narrow rooms. Upon arrival to Shiraz transferring to hotel for rest. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Hafiz Tomb - Shiraz - Iran
Day 10
Shiraz – Persepolis –Shiraz (384 - 50) Km - (20) March

Full day Shiraz city tour visiting: Nasir ol-Mulk Mosque a unique mosque renowned for its architectural techniques and decorative themes. Tomb of Hafez the pre-eminent master of Persian lyric poetry whose heart (cup) is filled with the love (wine) of the Beloved (God). Narenjestan Museum a pavilion richly decorated with a breathtaking combination of decorative elements & Alin ibn Hamzeh, a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz and Also Vakil Bazzar. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Special Activity:

• We will go through Bazar and get familiar with Haft sin and buy them for New Year traditional celebration.
• Dinner would be New Year’s traditional food Sabzi polo ba Mahi with a local family.

  • New Year’s traditional food Sabzi polo ba Mahi with a local family

Sabzi Polo (a mixture of rice and chopped herbs) Ba (with) Mahi (fried fish) is the most popular dish among Iranians served on the Eve or first day of

A number of other people hold that eating rice and fish symbolizes prosperity and abundance in Iranians’ life and spread, respectively, and that Sabzi Polo is a symbol of the nature’s regeneration and renovation.

  • Haft-Sin

Haft Sin which contains 7 items begin with the letter “sin” in the Persian alphabet (S in English).
1. Serkeh (Vinegar) symbolizes patience and immortality.
2. Sumac is a symbol of love and compassion.
3. Seeb (Apple) is said to represent health and fertility.
4. Senjed (Silverberry) is seen as a simulator of love and affection.
5. Sabzeh (Sprouts) symbolizes rebirth. The greens might have sprouted from wheat, lentils, barely or mung beans (and more recently citrus seeds).
6. Sir (Garlic) was traditionally thought to avert evil; given the pungent smell it diffuses; we couldn’t entirely reject that theory. It is a symbol of protection in the face of affliction.
7. Samanu is a nutritious pudding which comes in only one color: brown. To make Samanu, wheat sprouts are transformed into a sweet and creamy delight. The seventh “Seen” represents affluence.

Naqsh Rostam - Shiraz - Iran
Day 11
Shiraz – Persepolis – Naqsh-e Rostam – Shiraz (60 – 9 – 67) Km - (21) March

Excursion to Persepolis the jewel of ancient Persia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Naqsh-e Rostam with four Achaemenid tombs, some Sassanid rock-relief panels. Drive back to Shiraz for Overnight stay.

• Special activities:

In midnight Nowrouz will take place at 00:54 and this day is the most important day in Persian solar calendar. In Nowrouz we will visit a local family to participate in the New Year traditional celebration.

  • Nowrouz

Nowroz which means new day and marks the first day of spring, together we will countdown to 00:54 on March 21th 2022 which will be the beginning of 15th century in Persian calendar. And they start hugs and kisses and wishing of health and bright future and other good prayers. In this day families plan a visit to relatives especially elderlies, usually they will give “Eidie” a gift to youngers specially kids. We will do the same and go on visiting a local family to enjoy the celebration of New Year at the beginning the new century. There will be Haft sin in every houses

Persepolis - Iran - Shiraz
Day 12
Departure - (22) March

Farewell to Iran. Transfer to Shiraz International Airport for the flight back to your country

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Payab Hotel
Lut eco camp
Hiva Hotel
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