Diamonds of Persia (18-nights & 19-days) Code 602
Iran is rich in natural landscape and man-made treasures. The Diamonds of Persia is a package to introduce natural landscape of Persia both deserts and green lands. In this package you can visit Silvana Region and Salt Lake in Urmia; Kandovan in Tabriz; Soubatan, Masouleh, Javaherdasht and Badabe Sourt in north of Iran; Tehran, the capital of Persia; Lut Desert and Maranjab, the most beautiful deserts of Iran; Shiraz, the cultural capital of the country; Qeshm and Kish as two gorgeous Islands. The transportation includes best quality land vehicles and also ferry (Qeshm-Kish).
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Arrival: Urmia International Airport & Departure: Kish International Airport
Upon your arrival in Urmia, you will be transferred to the hotel; after a short rest you can visit Silvana Region. It is among the 19 worlds’ regions with pure oxygen and a fantastic landscape. After visiting this interesting place and eating lunch you will drive back to Urmia.
Early in the morning you will go to Tabriz. En route you can see Salt Lake of Urmia, the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth. In the afternoon, you can visit Tabriz Carpet Bazaar and enjoy the Persian carpets and if you like buy some.
In the morning and after breakfast, you can drive to Kandovan, an extraordinary ancient rocky village. The cliff dwellings, still inhabited, excavated inside rocks. They formed by volcanic remains from strong eruptions and dated back to at least 700 years ago.
After breakfast, you can visit Soobatan (36 km far from Talesh), known as the heaven of Iran, a real genuine paradise, to see its beautifulness; its alive colors and white clouds; its silent hill and its strange atmosphere. After lunch and rest, you will drive to Masouleh.
Masouleh, founded in the 10th century AD, has a unique architecture. The buildings built into the mountain and are interconnected. You will certainly enjoy the architecture and beautiful natural landscape, the inhabitants’ hospitality and the crafts you can buy as souvenir. Afterwards, drive to Ramsar to stay at night.
After breakfast, drive to Javaherdasht (means jewelry), fly over the clouds and enjoy its natural beauty and clean air. After lunch and a short rest, drive to Sari to stay at its hotel at night.
Early in the morning and after breakfast, visit the natural medicinal springs in Badab-e Surt, a unique geographical region in the world. It consists of a range of stepped terraces which are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock. They were formed over thousands of years by deposition of carbonate minerals dissolved in water flowing from mineral hot springs. After visiting this gorgeous place, drive to Tehran, the Capital of Persia.
Today is at leisure
After breakfast, you can visit the National Jewelry Treasury to see the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world. After visiting the museum, Golestan Palace, the former royal Qajar complex and the oldest historic monuments in Tehran, will welcome you. After launch you can visit the sixth-tallest tower in the world, Milad tower and enjoy its different parts.
After breakfast, drive to Lut Desert, the world’s 27th largest desert inscribed on UNESCO’s world Heritage List in 2016, one of the world’s driest and hottest places in the world. Visit desert and enjoy it.
Early in the morning, you will go to Maranjab. Having lunch in a caravanserai, you can experience walking on the sands. You can enjoy and take photo of desert, and ride camels. Afterwards, you will go to Sargardan Island to camp and watch beautiful night sky of desert.
After two nights in the desert, your trip will continue by going to the cultural capital of Iran, Shiraz. The afternoon is at leisure.
In this day and after breakfast, you can visit Eram, a beautiful Persian garden, to become familiar with architecture of Persian gardens and the local plants. Then drive to Derak and try its zip line, the biggest zip line in the Middle East.
Early in the morning, you will drive to Qeshm, a free-trade zone. The afternoon is at leisure.
After breakfast, you can visit Chahkooh, the art of mountains, build layered structures like waves and beautiful geometric shapes.
In this day, you can visit Stars valley, a rare geological phenomenon. Locals believe the valley has been named after the falling of a star centuries ago. In the afternoon visiting Hara Forests, a mangrove one, a wildlife tourist attraction with beautiful birds and natural nature.
In the morning, you will be transferred to Kish by ship. After lunch and rest, you can dive in Canyon Beach to see beautiful turtles, eagle rays and Carpet Sharks. This site has a depth of 8 to 14 m located in the southwestern part of the island with beautiful cliffs and rocks.
Today is at leisure
In the last day of this trip and after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to depart.