Spring Adventure Tour - April 1st to April 13th, 2016
This tour has been created for the traveler who is interested in the archaeology and civilization of Classical Persia as well as the history and culture of modern Iran.
At Irantraveler our main purpose is to promote American travel to Iran. We see our travelers as potential citizen diplomats. So we try to make it possible to send as many Americans to Iran as we can with this goal in mind. Thus our tour pricing is on a sliding scale based on the number of people on the tour. As we increase the number of travelers the cost of the tour becomes
cheaper for us so we pass that savings on to you the traveler. It is our desire to offer the best possible value for our tour packages. Airfares and hotel accommodation costs can be subject to seasonal fluctuations, so we ask that you contact Jerry Dekker personally for more information on tour costs and availability.
The cost of the April 2016 trip based on double occupancy is as follows:
- 5 to 10 Iran travelers per person: $3200
- 11 to 14 Iran travelers per person: $3150
- 15+ Iran travelers per person: $3050
- Single supplement $300
The trip includes all of the following:
- The best hotels available in Iran for each night of the trip with a first class buffet breakfast.
- A sit down full dinner at either the hotel's restaurant or a high standard restaurant outside.
- All domestic flights and land transportation throughout Iran for the duration of the tour.
- All airport transfers.
- All entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites.
- An English speaking guide.
- Iranian visa support.
- Iran travelers will be emailed an up to date reading list on Iran.
- Iran travelers will be emailed and information sheet for travelers to Iran.
- Jerry Dekker will be available either by phone (415) 740-4476 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org before the trip to discuss any aspects of the trip the traveler might wish to go into in detail.
April 1 - Day 1:
Tehran - Arrive early morning in Tehran and transfer to downtown hotel. After breakfast a city tour of this capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran with its excellent museums and unique blend of Qajar Dynasty (1796-1925) and postmodern architecture. With a population of over 12,000,000 people Tehran is the political, cultural and financial center of Iran. Overnight in Tehran.
April 2 - Day 2:
Tehran - Full Exploration of Tehran with excursions to the city's beautiful parks and the northern suburbs at the foot of the Alburz mountain range. Overnight in Tehran.
April 3 - Day 3:
Tehran - Shiraz (Morning flight to Shiraz) - Afternoon visits to the tombs of Hafez and Sa'adi, two of the famous Persian Sufi poets and today pilgrimage sites for Iranians who love and honor their poetry as an integral part of their heritage and culture. Overnight in Shiraz.
April 4 - Day 4:
Shiraz - Pasargadae - Persepolis -Shiraz - Full day exploration of the ancient wonders of Fars Province, the cradle of Persian civilization, with a morning visit to Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire under the Achaemenian Dynasty (550-330BCE) and one of the most beautifully preserved archaeological sites in the world. Afternoon visit to Pasargadae, the ancient capital of Cyrus the Great (580-529 BCE). Return to Shiraz for dinner and overnight.
April 5 - Day 5:
Shiraz - Kerman - Drive along the edge of the desert to Kerman, a famous trading city situated along the Silk Road which was an important center connecting Persia with India. The Kerman bazaar is one of the most well known in Iran. Overnight in Kerman.
April 6 - Day 6:
Kerman - Mahan - Rayen - Kerman- After breakfast an exploration of the surrounding areas near Kerman such as Mahan, famous for its beautiful garden as well as Tomb of the well-known Sufi dervish and mystic Shah Nematollah Vali and Rayen, known for its 1,000 year old citadel. Return to Kerman for dinner and overnight.
April 7 - Day 7:
Drive along the Silk Road to Yazd, the quintessential Silk Road city visited by Marco Polo on his way to China. Yazd, a UNESCO Heritage City, is also a major center for Iran's Zoroastrian community. Overnight in Yazd.
April 8 - Day 8:
Full day exploration of Yazd with visits to its famous Old City, Friday Mosque and the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Towers of Silence. Yazd is also well known for its badgirs, or wind towers, which are ancient air conditioning systems created by the city's engineers to protect its inhabitants from the summer heat. Overnight in Yazd.
April 9 - Day 9:
Drive from Yazd along the edge of the desert to Isfahan with stops along the way at the Silk Road cities of Meybod and Nain famous for their pottery and carpet weaving. Overnight in Isfahan.
April 10 - Day 10:
Isfahan - Full day exploration of Isfahan, the spectacular center of the Persian Renaissance period during the Safavid Dynasty (1501-1736). After breakfast a walking tour of the famous Imam Square, one of the largest squares in the world with its spectacular Persian architecture. Visits to Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and the splendid Imam Mosque. Overnight in Isfahan.
April 11 - Day 11:
Isfahan - Morning visits to the Chehel Sotun Pavilion, the beautiful Friday Mosque and then an afternoon exploration of the famous Isfahan bridges on the Zayandeh River. Overnight in Isfahan.
April 12 - Day 12:
Drive from Isfahan back to Tehran with a stop in Kashan, a famous Silk Road city on the edge of the Dasht-e-Kavir. A visit to the city of Qom, the seat of the Islamic Revolution and the theological center of the Islamic Republic. Arrive in Tehran late at night. Overnight in Tehran.
April 13 - Day 13:
Departure from Tehran to the USA.
As our name illustrates we work with Iran travelers. Most of the travel companies in the USA that arrange tours to Iran also organize tours to many other countries so Iran is just one country on their list of many travel options. But for us Iran is our only travel destination so all of our energy, knowledge, passion and expertise is focused on Iran alone. Everybody who works with Iran-traveler, whether Iranian or American, has spent years living and traveling in Iran, speaks Persian, and knows just about every inch of the country. So whether you are interested in Iranian cities, the vast deserts or spectacular mountains, the subtropical forests, classical Persian architecture, from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf we are here to assist you in getting the most out of your trip to Iran. If you are interested in traveling with one of our group trips scheduled in 2015, or if you prefer to travel independently, please give us a call here in San Francisco at (415) 740-4476 or send us an email inquiry to email@example.com and let us share our expertise as well as our excitement about Iran with you.
SPRING ADVENTURE TOUR
APRIL 1st to April 13th, 2016
At Irantraveler our main purpose is to promote American travel to Iran. We see our travelers as potential citizen diplomats. So we try to make it possible to send as many Americans to Iran as we can with this goal in mind. Thus our tour pricing is on a sliding scale based on the number of people on the tour. As we increase the number of travelers the cost of the tour becomes cheaper for us so we pass that savings on to you the traveler.
It is our desire to offer the best possible value for our tour packages. Airfares and hotel accommodation costs can be subject to seasonal fluctuations, so we ask that you contact Jerry Dekker personally for more information on tour costs and availability.
IRANTRAVELER FALL ADVENTURE IN IRAN
Some comments From recent travelers to Iran:
"Jerry Dekkerâ€™s vast knowledge of and passion for the culture and people of Iran, as well as his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and experiences, make him invaluable to anyone curious about Iran and hoping to travel this historic and culturally important country. His very reasonably priced trips take the mystery out of getting travel visas and making arrangements to travel there. Better yet, his clients visit as many or more destinations, and stay at the same top hotels and restaurants, offered by larger companies that charge two to three times as much. Most important, his trips clear up all misconceptions about Iran and leave his clients with a deep appreciation for the graciousness and hospitality of the Iranian people."
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"In short, I urge you to visit Iran with Jerry and his team. The country and its people are amazing and like me, Im sure you'll feel at home right away, and find yourself wondering why you didnt do it earlier. The Iranians are amazingly friendly and welcoming and the sites are second to none. In short, you can trust Jerry to put together a wonderful trip to a wonderful and fantastic country. A full 5 star performance all around. Thanks a million Jerry for making a travel dream come true!"