Pilgrimage and Nature Tour to Challenge Mind and Body
This is The Essence of IRAN Tour and you can see many cities like: Tehran, Mashhad, Anzali, Rasht and Lahijan.
Arrival in Tehran, visit the tour guide and transfer from Imam international airport to hotel. Rest of the day free.
City tour in Tehran. Start in the morning after breakfast. Visit a famous of palace belong to during Shah then will go to Milad tower and you can see the whole of Tehran there after that we will go Abdolazim sanctuary, Abdol Azim migrated to Rey out of persecution and subsequently died there. Shah Abdol Azim was sent to Rey ( Modern day Tehran) by Imam Reza. His journey was full of hardships but he successfully reached there and delivered the message of Imam. If we have time we will visit the old market of Tehran.
Leave Tehran and go to Mashhad, is the second most populous city in Iran and is the capital of Razavi Khorasan Province. It is located in the north east of the country close to the borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Its population is 3,131,586 . It was a major oasis along the ancient Silk Road connecting with Merv in the East. Mashhad is the hometown of some of the most significant Iranian literary figures and artists such as Mehdi Akhavan-Sales, the famous contemporary poet and Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the traditional Iranian singer and composer. Mashhad is also known as the city of Ferdowsi, the Iranian poet of Shahnameh, which is considered to be the national epic of Iran. Ferdowsi and Akhavan Sales are both buried in Tus, an ancient city that is considered to be the main origin of the current city of Mashhad. The city is however most well known and respected for housing the tomb of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam. Every year millions of pilgrims visit the Imam Reza shrine and pay their tributes to Imam Reza.Arrive in Mashhad and get rest.
visit Imam Reza sanctuary and tomb, Imam Reza Bazar.
Mashhad city tour.
Transfer to MASHAD airport and flight to RASHT, north’s of Iran ( green belt and paradise area ) after arrival transfer to hotel and check in. RASHT : Rasht was first mentioned in historical documents in 682 CE, but it is certainly older than this. It has seen the Sassanid era, the armies of Peter the Great and later Russian rulers, and British colonialism. The name Rasht comes most plausibly from the verbreshtan, weaving. Rasht has, along with regions around Tabriz and Tehran, one of the earliest industry plants during the last quarter of the 19th century, prominently in fields such as fishing, caviar production, the Caspian sea oil pipeline construction and textiles. During the 20th century, until the mid-70s, Gilan and the Rasht region was the third-ranking industrial city in Iran by number of workers and per capital productivity. It lost its cultural and industrial status to a large extent after the 1970s. ANZALI : Anzali is an old city in ancient Iran, they are related to Kadusin, owing to their pleasant relationship with Cyprus and their cooperation in battles, they changed their name to Anzan (Anshan-e Pars), which Greeks called Anzaluy. This word In Pahlavi language means Anzalag and the Arabic form of it is Anzalaj. Anzali Gulf was a safe harbour for trade ships and fishing boats. It was renamed to Pahlavi in 1935. Visiting Rasht and Anzali : Starting the tour with very nice area enjoy and have time for Caspian sea beach and city tour, visit very beautiful national park ( BOJAGH PARK ) with wonderful view and very nice weather: beautiful and important park for living and immigration of different kind of water fowl birds such as duck, flamingo, siberian crane and... the area is surrounded by sea in one side and dry lands in other side and you can see beauty white of river.after that continuing with Old and famous museum of RASHT.
After breakfast starting the tour. Huge forest with all green view. Traditional Bazar to find very exciting items with best offers. Historical and important city bridge, GHAZIYAN BRIDGE. Anzali lagoon (MORDABE ANZALI) is a coastal liman or lagoon in the caspian sea near Anzali, is known as very good area to watching birds.
Lahijan : Lahijan enjoys a climate known as "moderate Caspian". This weather pattern emerged from the influence of the currents of both the Alborz Mountain slopes and the Caspian Sea. Start the tour with beautiful tea farms, enjoy with cable car and experience very nice views from mountain, sea whole of city and and jungles with cable car, then visit Rudkhan castle Located 25 km southwest of Foman city north of Iran in Gilan province, it is a military complex which had been constructed during the Sasanianera (224-651), and later rebuilt during the Seljuqera. The castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres). Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort. The Rudkhan Castle River originates in the surrounding heights and flows from south to north. After crossing a mountainous winding route with dense forests, the first thing that one notices about the castle is its big entrance gate. Rudkhan Castle sits at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 meters and contains strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 meters. The castle's 42 towers still stand intact.
Transfer out for international airport IKA, about 330 kilometer. On the way see one of most beautiful roads in the world with passing many long and huge tunels inside of mountains. ( if you like can book one extra night in Tehran, get rest and next day flight back )
1. Invitation letter for Iran visa
2. 8 nights accommodation including breakfast
3. 9 days transportation all across Iran
4. Experienced English speaking guide for 9 days
5. Breakfast and lunch as program
6. All the entrance fees
7. Special offers
8. Transfer by guide
9. All taxes
10. Insurance Per your request, other packages are available.