The caravan of life is fast on the march
Seize your moment of fun, for it is a carnival.
Oh Saki (who serves the wine), why worry over what our companions may do?
Set fort cups, for the night is on the march too
Why travel to Iran?
Yes… this is the first question you ask before you start travel; wait… uhum… so we ask another question: where is Iran? Iran is located in West Asia (middles east) and is bordered to Caspian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf. Iran is the bridge between the east and the west and is one of the most strategic countries in the Middle East. This country has been ruled by powerful ancient dynasties such as Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian; so there are lots of monuments and relics remained from these dynasties that are motivations for historical travelers. Iran also has different ethnicities in different part of it, they have cultures, lifestyles, and dialects that are goals of a cultural travel to Iran. Iran also can be unique experience for proponents of the nature and because of the diversity of climates there are many surprises for them; including: Mountainous regions of Iran that are mostly on the west and south-west of Iran, green areas situated around the Caspian Sea in the north, and deserts in the center of Iran.
So Iran can be a destination for all kind of interests; NATURE, CULTURE, HISTORY, and etc.
Where should I start?
If you are that kind of people who are always worried about how to start, so let’s go through the steps that make your trip.
Step One: Set up your mind, look at our itinerary.
At first, you should determine your travel features, for example, its duration and type. Cultural and natural, are two types of tours. Most people choose classic tours that start from Tehran and end to Shiraz. You can see this hour here. Knowing your interests and your travel time we would offer you some itineraries and we will talk about the details.
Step two: tell us the destinations, dates and preferred ingredients of your dream trip.
So according to the previous step, as soon as you have chosen your destination, the date of your travel, and your tour type you should contact us.
Step three: our travel specialists consult with you to create your unique travel style.
So, our tour operators will guide you through all the steps
Step four: get your documents in order and establish your budget.
The document that we need is the scan of your passport, the visa form, and your flight ticket to Iran.
Step five: Start your adventure in Iran.
So everything is ok my friend you should not worry anymore everything is organized for you in Iran
Now let’s talk about top ten places you can see in your travel to Iran
If you want to travel Iran there are places that you should not miss; maybe you can’t fit all of them in one travel itinerary but we will mention 10 of them:
1. Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, Isfahan
Naqsh-e-Jahan square, also known as Imam square, is built in Isfahan in Safavid era. This square is surrounded by four historical building including Alighapoo, Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, and Qaysaryeh Gate. In addition, the biggest traditional Bazar of middle-east is around this square includes store selling handicrafts like inlaid-work engravings, woodwork, filigree items, carpets and porcelain Miniatures.
2. Takht-e Jamshid, Fars
Persépolis is a Greek name compounded of Pérsēs and pólis (the city of the Persians). Persepolis is an ancient city of Iran and the capital of Achaemenid Empire that is founded in 6th century BC. This place is about 125,000 square meters vast and is located in Fars Province and 67 kilometers far from Shiraz city. The architecture of Persepolis includes Great Stairway, the Gate of All Nations, the Apadana, the Hall of a Hundred Columns, the Tripylon Hall and the Tachara, the Hadish Palace, the Palace of Artaxerxes III, the Imperial Treasury, the Royal Stables, and the Chariot House. Almost all tourist visit this place during their travel to Iran.
3. Takht-e Soleyman, Azarbayejan-e Qarbi
Takht-e Soleyman (“Throne of Solomon”), also known as Azar Goshtasb (“the Fire of the Warrior Kings”) is situated in a valley set of a volcanic mountainous region in Iran’s North West. This site includes remains of a Zoroastrian fire temple from Sassanid era that is partially rebuilt in Ilkhanid era, so this place comes back to 3rd to 7th centuries.
4. Shahdad Desert, Kerman
Shahdad is situated in Lut Desert of and 87 kilometers far from Kerman city in Iran. This desert is considered as one of the hottest places in the world that its temperature goes beyond 70˚C in the shade and 100˚C under the sunlight, so the best time to visit Shahdad desert is March and December. The night sky in this desert has a magic beauty especially from June to September. Qanats, castles, gardens, and Kaluts (the sandy shapes made by wine and water erosion) are other attractions of this place. The Kaluts fabulous city is about 11 Kilometer squares salt marsh desert full of boiling egg shapes and is created about 20000 years ago by erosion.
5. Alamut, Qazvin
Alamut region in Qazvin province (30 km far from the capital of the province) and western region of Alborz mountain chain. This region includes historical Ismailis Lambsar and Alamut castles. The mix of pure natural attractions of Alamut area like Ovan Lake, SefidAb cave, and Alamut River and the historical buildings and castles has made this area a unique place.
6. Shushtar Water Structures, Khuzestan
Shushtar Water Structures is located in Khuzestan Province and registered in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2009. This structure is a complex of bridges, dams, water mills, waterfalls, canals, and huge tunnels that work interconnected. This complex build in Achaemenid and Sassanid era for better water usage productivity. Some parts of this system that is built in Darius the Great time is still in use.
7. Arg-e Bam, Kerman
Arg-e Bam is located in North East of Bam city in Kerman Province. This castle is about 200 ha and one of the largest mud-brick adobes in the world. The residents of this structure left there about 150 years ago. Due to the earthquake of Bam in 2003, most parts of the Arg destroyed and some parts rebuilt after.
8. Tehran Jewelry museum, Tehran
National jewelry museum of Iran is placed in Tehran (capital of Iran). This museum is 1000 square meters and contains royal jewelry from Safavid, Afshar, Qajar, and Pahlavi periods. Some precious collections of this treasury are Darya-i-Nur (Sea of light), the second big pink diamond in the world; Nadir Aigrette, a jewelry belonging to NadirShah-e Afshar that is decorated by beautiful diamond and emeralds; Kiani Crown that is a crown which kings used in coronation ceremonies, Globe of Jewels, that is I world globe of 37.5 kg gold with 51366 pieces of different kinds of jewelry and Peacock Throne, also called Jamshid Throne a throne of jewelry that is called as build about 200 years ago in Isfahan (Sun Throne).
9. Gonbad-e Qabus, Golestan
Gonbad-e Qhabus (Kabus tower) is located on a small 15 meters hill in the central park of Gonbad-e Kabus city in Golestan Province. This more than 1000 years old tower was built in 1006 AD by Ziyarid Amir Shams ol-Ma’āli Qabus ibn Wushmgir. This structure is the highest brick tower in the world that registered in UNESCO World Heritage List since 2009. The height of tower of Gonbad-e Qabus is 72 meters that 18 meters of it is underground.
10. Shahr-e Sukhteh, Sistan and Baluchistan
Shahr-e Sukhteh (meaning the burnt city), is an archaeological site of a city in Sistan Baluchestan Province and southeastern of Iran that dates back to about 5000 years ago and Bronze Age urban settlement. This place has registered in UNESCO World Heritage List since 2014. This city is about 172 ha and has 4 main part, the central region 20 ha, the eastern residential part 15 ha, southeastern or industrial part, and the southwestern part that is the graveyard in 20-25 ha that contains between 25000 to 40000 graves. The most discovered relics of this city is stairs houses and the burnt palace. Some wonderful discoveries of the burnt city are pottery pipes that might be used for water supply, ruler, jewelry and some data indicating the presence of industries like spinning, masonry, marbling, pottery, maneuvering, and making metal tools in this city.
Hope you to have memorable events moments in your travel to Iran and visiting your favorite places. Moonlight trip is everywhere with you…