Iran UNESCO world heritage sites tour

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Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Tehran arrival

Arrival to Imam International Airport, meet an assist by your tour guide. We will transfer you to hotel for rest.
Overnight: Tehran

Day 02: Tehran city tour

We will have pick-up from the hotel at 09:00 AM. At first, we will visit and discover the Sa'dabad Complex located in the north of Tehran. After Iranian Revolution, the complex became a museum that manifest the rich history of Iran.
Next up will be visiting one of the oldest markets of Tehran, Tajrish Bazaar. The Bazaar is crowded but interesting and sells everything from any kind of nuts, delicious pickles, fresh fruits and vegetables to daily needs.
At 14:00 PM, we will have our lunch at a local and friendly ambience restaurant, which serve delicious Persian and traditional foods. After lunch, we will head to visit the Golestan Palace, one of the historical sites of Iran, which inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. We will end our Tehran day tour in the afternoon by visiting the National Museum of Iran including two complexes, the Museum of Ancient Iran and the Islamic Art Museum. In Islamic Art museum, we will observe a collection of Qurans as well as other manuscripts showing calligraphic styles and paintings, textiles, ceramics, etc. At 06:00 PM, we will come back to the hotel with private cars (Drop-off to the hotel).
Overnight: Tehran

Day 03: drive to Zanjan (330 km)

On third day, we will drive to Zanjan. It will take 4 hours to get there. After checking in hotel. After enough rest, we will go outside the city around 40 km off city center and visit Soltanieh. Then we will come back to the hotel and rest.
Overnight: Zanjan

Day 04 : drive to Ardabil (264 km)

In the morning and after having breakfast, we will drive toward Ardabil which takes around 4 hours. After arrival we will visit Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble which is about 10 minutes from city center. We can go sightseeing around the city.
Overnight: Ardabil

Day 05: drive to Tabriz (227km)

The next day we will be heading toward Tabriz. After arrival in Tabriz and checking in hotel, we will visit Tabriz bazaar.
Overnight: Tabriz

Day 06: Tabriz city tour (visiting jolfa 133km)

We will start out Tabriz city tour from Sa'at Square, then we will be Visiting Sa'at & Yanghyn Tower. Next we will visit Blue Mosque & Khaghani Garden.
Then we go through Jolfa or Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran which takes about 2 hours and half.
Overnight: Tabriz

Day 07: drive to Takab (300km)

Have you ever heard of Takht-e Suleiman? In seventh day, we will drive from Tabriz toward Takab which takes around 4 hours and half. Takht-e Suleiman is 45 minutes off the city center. After visiting this masterpiece, you will check in hotel.
Overnight: Takab

Day 08: drive to Kermanshah (320km)

Kermanshah is one the mysterious cities in Iran in which you can find historical monuments in every corner of the city. In the morning we will be heading toward Kermanshah which takes around 5 hours.

Day 09: Kermanshah city tour

In the early morning and after having breakfast, we will visit Bisotun which is a UNESCO heritage around 35 minutes off the city. There are plenty of monuments to visit there such as Hercule statue. After sightseeing all around the city we will come back to the hotel for rest.
Overnight: Kermanshah

day 10: drive to Susa (382km)

After checking out from hotel in Kermanshah, we will be driving toward one of the most amazing cultural cities of Iran near Khuzestan called Susa. It takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes. We will visit all around the city.

Day11: Shushtar-visiting Tchoghazanbil

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System located in Iran’s Khuzestan Province. It is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites as a masterpiece of creative and genius system. It can traced back to Darius the Great an Achaemenian king of Iran in the 5th century B.C.

It is a synthesis of diverse and hydraulic techniques, and it has multiple functions including urban water supply, agricultural irrigation, fish farming, mills, river transport, defense system etc. Shushtar historical hydraulic system or infrastructure is an interconnected and coherent set of bridges, weirs and dams, water mills, water cascades, canals, and tunnels.

Choghazanbil or Dūr Untash Ziggurat is an Unfinished or never completed Elamite Site or complex with a Unique Ziggurat. In fact, this site is centered on a great ziggurat and surrounded by three huge concentric walls. The city remained unfinished after it invaded by Ashurbanipal and Untash-Napirisha did not live long enough to see his work completed.
Overnight: Susa

Day 12: drive to KhoramAbad (214km)

It takes around 2 hours and half to get to KhoramAbad on the way from Susa to Isfahan. We will stay in KhoramAbad for one night to get enough rest and visit this beautiful city full of nature.
Overnight: KhoramAbabd

Day 13: drive to Isfahan(390km)

We will drive toward Isfahan after having breakfast. It will take about 5 hours. After arrival in Isfahan, your tour guide will help you check in and have enough rest.
Overnight: Isfahan

Day 14: Isfahan city tour

Day 15: Isfahan city tour

Day 16: drive to Kashan (215km)

Day17: drive to Yazd (367km)

Day 18: Yazd city tour

Day 19: drive to Shiraz- Visiting Perspolis, Pasargadae

Day 20: Shiraz city tour

Day 21: Shiraz city tour-visiting FirozAbad

Day 22: drive to Kerman (780km)

Day 23: drive to Shahdad- visiting Lut desert

Day 24: drive to Bam (190km)

Day 25: flight (Kerma- Tehran)

Day 26: Tehran sightseeing

Day 27: departure

Tour Highlights

  • 27-day Iran UNESCO world heritage sites tour has been planned to make it possible for you to see highlights of Iran during 27 days: this includes the cities of Tehran, Zanjan, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Khoram Abad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Kashan, Kerman, and Yazd. So that you can learn about Iranian culture and history deeply.
  • On this tour, we will transfer to hotel on the first day. We will start our tour on the second day. We will have Tehran city tour. Then, we will drive to Zanjan and visit Soltanieh doom. After that, we will discover some attractions of Ardabil such as <a href="https://chiyakotravel.com/sheikh-safi-al-din-khanegah-and-shrine-ensemble/">Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble</a>. Then, we will visit Tabriz bazaar. <a href="https://chiyakotravel.com/armenian-monastic-ensembles-of-iran/">Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran</a> is another wonder you must visit. After that we will drive to Takab to visit Takht-e Suleiman.
  • Then we will drive toward Kermanshah and visit <a href="https://chiyakotravel.com/bisotoun/">Bisotun</a>. the olad city of Susa will be discovered next. <a href="https://chiyakotravel.com/tchogha-zanbil/">Tchoghazanbil</a> and <a href="https://chiyakotravel.com/shushtar-historical-hydraulic-system/">Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System</a>will be our next destination. Then on the way toward Isfahan, we will stop in KhoramAbad. Isfahan is a city full of culture and beauty. Then we visit Kashan. Next we will visit Yazd which itself is a UNESCO heritage site. Afterward we drive to Shiraz and have two-day tour in Shiraz visiting Perspolis, Pasargad. Then we will discover Kerman and some attractions near Kerman such as Lut desert and Shahdad. Driving to Bam you will be able to visit this heritage as well. Then we will come back to Tehran by flight and have 1-day city tour there. After enough rest, we will be transferred to Imam International Airport for departure on the 27th day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just do a part of trip?
Please make sure you are happy with your group trip itinerary before booking because we are unable to change them for individual travelers. However, if you and a group of friends, colleagues or even your school would like your own personally designed itinerary, get in contact with our very talented Private Groups; they can tailor an itinerary just for you.
Are transfers included in this trip?
Yes, all the transfers from your hotel to the spots will be done by private vehicle. You will be transferred in the distance between attractions as well.
I am traveling alone. Is that ok?
This is the beauty of the Intrepid style of travel: many of our travelers join because they are traveling solo and want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people


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