13D10N Historical Persia

itinerary   term

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON
Adult Single Occupancy RM12,388
Adult Twin RM11,388
Child With Bed
Child Without Bed
AIRLINES DEPARTURE DATE
 mahan_air  08 – 18 Aug 2017
FLIGHT DETAIL
DAY DESTINATION FLIGHT ETD ETA
 01 KL > TEHRAN W5 085 2300 0400 +1
 10 TEHRAN > KL W5 083 2200 1020 +1
ACCOMMODATION
TEHRAN TBA ***
SHIRAZ TBA ***
ZEINODDIN Zeinoddin Caravanserai or similar ***
YAZD Yazd Mehr Chain Hotels or similar ***
ISFAHAN TBA ***
KASHAN TBA ***

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Return economy air ticket by Mahan Air with all airport taxes.
  • 10 nights hotel accommodations based on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast.
  • One way domestic flight (Shiraz – Tehran).
  • Full board Iranian meals at local restaurant.
  • Entrance fee UNESCO site – Fin Garden, Imam Square, Chehel.
  • Sotun Palace, Persepolis Complex, & Eram Garden.
  • Tours and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
  • Local English speaking tour guide.
  • Tipping for local tour guide & coach drive.
  • Tipping for porter at hotel.
  • Escorted from KAG Travel Sdn Bhd.
  • Travelling bag with luggage tag.

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

  • Personal Expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Peak Period / Festive Season Surcharge.
  • Any extra meals & drinks not mentioned in program.
  • Excess baggage fees.
  • Others items not mentioned in the program.

ITINERARY

DAY 01 : 
KUALA LUMPUR > TEHRAN
Assemble at Kuala Lumpur International Airport for flight to Tehran.

DAY 02 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
TEHRAN
Upon arrival in Tehran airport @ 04.00, meet and greet by our representative carrying our logo show card (transfer information) and transfer you to local restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, half day sightseeing tour : visit Imam Khomeini tomb (External view), visit to the Sa’ad Abad Complex, an immense area of1,100,000 square meters housing 18 magnificent historical palaces, two of which you will visit. This complex was built by the Pahlavi dynasty and it will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you. Your Tehran excursion will end at the Imam Khomeini House. Check-in Hotel. Free for own leisure until transfer to local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Tehran.

DAY 03 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
TEHRAN > SHIRAZ (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast at hotel. Free for own leisure until check out hotel. After checking out from hotel, you will head for a tasty Iranian lunch in a traditional restaurant. Later transfer to the airport for a flight to Shiraz. On the way to your hotel in Shiraz, you will pay a visit to Shah-e-Cheragh. This is one of the most beautiful shrines in Iran, the beautiful dome; wonderful lighting and impressive mirror-work of which will capture your   attention. Overnight in Shiraz.

DAY 04 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
SHIRAZ
Early in the morning, visit sites that were full of life when this city was the capital of Iran during the Zand Dynasty – the glorious Karim Khan palace, the splendid Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-Moshir with its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops, and the Nasir Al-Molk mosque. Next, stop for a mouth-watering Iranian lunch at one of the traditional restaurants of Shiraz. This city in the province of Fars is home to famous poets such as Hafez and Sa’adi as wells historical sites from different eras stretching back 6,000 years ago. Hafez was one of Persia’s grea test poets who has impressed the world with his poetic mastery. A trip to the site where he is buried and honored is likely to stir the hearts and minds of the visitors. Sa’adi was a poet, philosopher and mystic. In the evening, visit Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh marvel at its beauties, stroll among the tall and proud cedars of the Jahan Nama Garden. The evening tour ends with visits to the Delgosha Garden and Khajoy-e-Kermani Tomb. At night enjoy a nice dinner in a restaurant in Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.

DAY 05 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
PERSEPOLIS > NECROPOLIS
After breakfast, full day excursion of Persepolis and Necropolis. Persepolis was founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where this king of kings at that time created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The historical importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. It seems that Darius planned this impressive complex of palaces not only as the seat of government but also, and primarily, as how place and a spectacular center for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire, such as for the celebration of Nawruz. Next stop will be Necropolis, located opposite the mountain of Rahmat, is the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. This is also the site of seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid period. Overnight in Shiraz.

DAY 06 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
SHIRAZ > ZEINODDIN
En route to Zeinoddin, a few short stops in Pasargadae to visit the most important and majestic monuments there – The tomb of Cyrus the Great, the originator and the great founder of Achaemanian Emperor, (500 years BC) is the oldest historical tomb. The wonderful architecture of his tomb, the huge fertile land over there beside the brave personality of Cyrus the Great in spires the visitors. This Archeological environment was the worshiping place for the followers of several religions and still it is so. Followed by the relief of the winged man and get familiar with its historical elucidations some researchers gave specific theories regarding the relation between personality of Cyrus the Great and one of the prophets of Holy Book. Abar Kouh which is a historical city is the place of historical sightseeing and wonderful desert architecture. More over the 4500 year old cypress tree in Abar Kouh is a marvelous attraction out there. These beliefs and the beauty of the 4500 year old cypress tree remain a trace of eternity in the heart and on the mind of all travellers. Afterward we will visit Zeinoddin, a Safavid Caravanserai in the heart of desert which is restoredin the best way possible and got 2 awards from UNESCO in 2005 and 2006. Overnight in Zeinoddin caravanserai.

Zeinoddin Caravanserai – room with soft mattress and Pillow (no bed) but it is noteworthy to mention that the bath and W.C. is shared. Some rooms has door but with shared roof and some rooms are separated from each other with curtain. No internet access there.

DAY 07 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
ZEINODDIN > MEHRIZ > SARYARD > YAZD
Mehriz is located 30 kilometers south of the city of Yazd. Mehriz consists of one central district and five village centers. According to historians, the name belongs to “Mehrnegar” the beloved daughter of Anoushirvan, the Sassanid King. Mehriz was known, during the late Sassanidera (4th century AD), as a natural pleasant area. One of the most important places to visit in Mehriz is Saryazd. Saryazd has a castle belonging to Sassanid era which is used as a haven in time of war. Another historical place out there is caravanserai in Saryazd which dates back to Seljuk and Safavid era. It is noteworthy that Saryaz has one of the best pomegranates of Iran.  Later transfer to Yazd. In the evening, visit Jame Mosque and Tekiye Amir Chakhmagh. Overnight in Yazd.

DAY 08 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
YAZD > ISFAHAN
After breakfast, drive 300 km from Yazd to Isfahan which is in the vicinity of Dasht-e-Kavirandthe attractive city of Nain. Nain is known as the city of cisterns and possesses around 80 cisterns. Possibility, if time permits, to visit one of the oldest and most important mosques of Persian Islamic architecture. Overnight in Isfahan.

DAY 09 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
ISFAHAN
Isfahan, the legendary city which never fails to enchant its visitors, is the pearl of traditional Islamic archeology. This city is revived by the works of contemporary artists. Isfahan prides itself in having fascinating historical garden palaces. Legend has it that the city was founded at the time of Tahmoures or Keykavous and because of its glories has been entitled “Half the World”. Full day tour includes the famed Imam Square (Naqsh-e-Jahan), a huge square second in the world to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Tour the architectural marvels of Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace, and also visit one of the most famous bazaars in Iran, where we can purchase the arts & crafts for which Isfahan is so well renowned. Overnight in Isfahan.

DAY 10 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
ISFAHAN > ABYANEH > KASHAN
After breakfast, drive 200 Km to visit the UNESCO recognized village of Abyaneh, located at the foot of Mount Karkas and in the vicinity of desert. Here one will appreciate the serenity of this quaint village with its splendid archaeology and meet the dwellers who speak, live and dress in the original Persian style. Overnight in Kashan.

DAY 11 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
KASHAN > QOM > TEHRAN
Today will hop on to Kashan , visit Tabatabaiha, Fin Garden.. En route, visit Qom (if time permits). Arrive in Tehran, dinner at local restaurant. Check in hotel. Overnight in Tehran.

DAY 12 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
TEHRAN > KUALA LUMPUR
After breakfast, check out hotel. Tehran sightseeing tour : visit  Azadi Tower, Golestan Palace, Jewelery Museum, Iran Carpet Museum & shopping at Grand Bazaar Tehran. After dinner, transfer to Tehran airport for departure flight @ 22.00 (W5 083). Depart Iran the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories.

DAY 13 :
KUALA LUMPUR
Arrive at Kuala Lumpur international Airport.

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