8-Day Odyssey Through Iran: A Tapestry of Culture, Nature, and Spirituality of Northern and Eastern Iran.

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8 days tour

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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4 people


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About this tour

In the heart of the Middle East, where the cradle of civilization meets the modern world, lies a nation of unparalleled beauty and complexity – Iran. Embark on a captivating 8-day odyssey through this multifaceted land, where the whispers of ancient history mingle with the vibrancy of contemporary life. From the bustling metropolis of Tehran to the serene shores of the Caspian Sea, from the spiritual heart of Mashhad to the mystical allure of Gonbad-e Qabus, this immersive tour will transport you through the very essence of Iran.

Each day will unveil a new chapter of Iran’s rich tapestry, where diverse cultures coexist, and centuries of history are etched into the landscape. You’ll traverse bustling bazaars, explore architectural marvels, savor regional cuisines, and embrace the warmth of Iranian hospitality. Along the way, you’ll encounter the spiritual devotion of multiple faiths, from the Islamic sanctuaries of Mashhad to the echoes of Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Sufism, and Christianity that resonate through the cities you visit.

Join us on this extraordinary journey as we traverse the stunning landscapes, delve into the intricate tapestry of Iran’s cultures and religions, and uncover the nation’s many secrets and wonders. From the ancient towers of Gonbad-e Qabus to the sacred shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, each destination will captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your soul. Prepare to be enchanted by the mosaic of experiences that await you in this mesmerizing land, where the past, present, and future converge in harmony. Welcome to an unforgettable exploration of Iran, where every day is a new chapter in a story centuries in the making.


  • **Highlights of the 8-Day Journey Through Iran**
  • Day 1: *Tehran - The Modern Gateway*
  • - Marvel at the opulence of Golestan Palace
  • - Sip fragrant tea and savor pastries at Café Tehroon
  • - Explore the historical and bustling Grand Bazaar
  • - Visit a Jewish Synagogue, a testament to Iran's religious diversity
  • Day 2: *Rasht - Gateway to the Caspian Sea*
  • - Immerse yourself in the vibrant Rasht Bazaar
  • - Savor Gilaki cuisine at Shandiz
  • - Pay respects at Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Sufi shrine
  • - Stroll through the UNESCO-listed Caspian Hyrcanian Forests
  • Day 3: *Ramsar - The Caspian Seaside Retreat*
  • - Explore the former royal residence, Ramsar Palace
  • - Soak in therapeutic hot springs at Haj Baba Hotel
  • - Take in the beauty of the Caspian Sea at Ramsar Beach
  • - Discover the history of the Gilan region at the Gilan Rural Heritage Museum
  • Day 4: *Chalous - A Scenic Coastal Drive*
  • - Enjoy a picturesque coastal drive to Chalous
  • - Soar above lush greenery in the Chalous Cable Car
  • - Explore the Caspian seaside and Niasar Waterfall
  • - Experience the local Muslim community at Chalous Mosque
  • Day 5: *Sari - Gateway to Mazandaran Province*
  • - Delight in local specialties at Rezvan Café
  • - Immerse yourself in the bustling Sari Historical Bazaar
  • - Discover the region's history at Golestan Palace in Sari
  • - Explore Tarikhaneh Mosque and Gorgan Wall
  • Day 6: *Gorgan - Nature and History*
  • - Take a leisurely walk through Alangdareh Park
  • - Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Gonbad-e Kavus Tower
  • - Immerse yourself in local history at Pars Abad Museum
  • - Experience the spiritual side of Gorgan at Jameh Mosque
  • Day 7: *Gonbad-e Qabus - A Journey to the Past*
  • - Stand in awe of the world's tallest brick tower, Gonbad-e Qabus Tower
  • - Explore the intricate blue tilework of Kaboud Mosque
  • - Discover the rich history of the Jewish community at Gonbad-e Qabus Jewish Synagogue
  • - Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the city at Rab'-e Rashidi Library and Mausoleum
  • Day 8: *Mashhad - The Spiritual Journey’s End*
  • - Pay homage at the magnificent Imam Reza Shrine
  • - Visit Ferdowsi's Tomb, the resting place of the renowned Persian poet
  • - Experience the ancient Zoroastrian faith at the Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Mashhad
  • - Explore the historic Christian site near Mashhad, St. Thaddeus Monastery
  • This 8-day journey through Iran promises a breathtaking adventure filled with diverse landscapes, rich history, culinary delights, and spiritual exploration. From the bustling streets of Tehran to the tranquil shores of the Caspian Sea and the sacred shrines of Mashhad, each day brings new wonders to discover and cherish. Join us on this unforgettable exploration of Iran's cultural tapestry and natural beauty.


  • In our tour packages, several common included services are typically provided to enhance the overall experience and convenience for travelers. These services can vary depending on the type and price of the tour, but here are some common inclusions:
  • 1- Accommodation: Most tour packages include accommodation in hotels, resorts, lodges, or other types of lodging. The quality of accommodation may vary based on the tour category (e.g., budget, standard, luxury).
  • 2- Transportation: Our tours often include transportation to and from the destination, as well as transportation within the destination itself. This may involve flights, transfers, bus or train rides, and even cruise ships for specific tours.
  • 3- Guided Tours: Unless you prefer not to have a travel guide guide, many of tours include guided tours of key attractions, historical sites, museums, and landmarks. Knowledgeable guides provide insights, historical context, and local expertise.
  • 4- Meals: Tour packages often include meals, which can vary from breakfast only to full-board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Some tours may also include special dining experiences or culinary tours. Please let us know if you want to have meals included in your travel package.
  • 5- Entrance Fees: Admission fees to attractions, national parks, museums, and other sites are frequently included in tour packages.
  • 6- Activities and Excursions: Tours may offer a range of activities and excursions, such as hiking, wildlife safaris, cultural performances, city tours, or adventure sports. The specific activities included depend on the tour's theme and destination.
  • 7- Transfers: Airport transfers to and from the hotel at the beginning and end of the tour are typically included for added convenience.
  • 8- Travel Insurance: Some tour operators provide basic travel insurance as part of the package, offering coverage for unforeseen events such as trip cancellations or medical emergencies. We offer travel insurance while in Iran.
  • 9- Local Transportation: If the tour involves moving between cities or regions, local transportation (e.g., domestic flights, buses, or trains) is often included.
  • 10- Support and Assistance: We provide on-ground support and assistance, including local representatives or guides available to assist with any issues or inquiries.
  • 11- Itinerary and Documentation: Our tour packages typically come with a detailed itinerary, maps, and information about the destinations. Some may also include travel documents like visas or permits.
  • 12- Cultural Experiences: Our tours aim to provide authentic cultural experiences, such as interactions with local communities, traditional performances, or hands-on workshops.
  • 13- Free Time: While guided tours are common, our tour packages also allow for free time to explore independently or engage in optional activities of personal interest.
  • Group Dynamics: Being part of a group tour often provides the opportunity to meet fellow travelers, fostering a sense of community.
  • 14- 24/7 Emergency Support: We offer 24/7 emergency contact numbers for travelers in case of unexpected situations or emergencies.
  • It's important to carefully review the details of any tour package to understand precisely what is included and what might require additional fees. Different tour operators and tour types offer varying levels of inclusions, so travelers should select a package that aligns with their preferences and needs.
  • Please let us know if any of the above included services are what you need or prefer to exclude from your travel package.
  • Tour packages typically offer a range of inclusions to make travel more convenient and enjoyable, but there are also common items and services that are often excluded, requiring travelers to cover the costs separately, unless you want us to have those items covered in your travel plan. These exclusions may vary depending on the travel plans and the specific package, but here are some items/services that are frequently not included unless requested:
  • 1- International Flights: Most our tour packages do not include international airfare to and from the destination. Travelers are responsible for booking their own flights unless it is explicitly mentioned as part of a package.
  • 2- Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance is often not included in tour packages. Travelers may need to purchase insurance separately to cover things like trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and baggage protection. We do offer such services at a very low price point, please ask for a quote.
  • 3- Optional Activities: While many of our tours offer a set itinerary with included activities, optional tours and excursions are often not included. Travelers may need to pay extra for activities not specified in the package.
  • 4- Meals: While some of our tours include meals, they may not cover all meals during the trip. Travelers should check the package details to determine which meals (e.g., breakfast, lunch, dinner) are included and which are not.
  • 5- Personal Expenses: Expenses such as shopping, souvenirs, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, and personal items are typically not covered by tour packages. Travelers are responsible for their own discretionary spending.
  • 6- Embassy Visa and Entry Fees: Tour packages usually do not include the cost of visas or entry fees to certain countries, national parks, or attractions. Travelers must pay to obtain visas and pay entrance fees separately when required.
  • 7- Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff are often not included in tour prices. Travelers should budget for gratuities separately, although some tour operators may recommend a standard tipping guideline.
  • 8- Airport Transfers (Outside of Set Times): While airport transfers are often included on arrival and departure days, travelers who arrive or depart at different times than originally planned may need to arrange their own transportation to and from the airport.
  • 9- Personal Travel Gear: Items such as luggage, travel adapters, and personal gear like hiking boots or snorkeling equipment are not typically provided in tour packages.
  • 10- Pre- and Post-Tour Accommodation: If travelers wish to arrive earlier or stay longer at the destination before or after the tour dates, they will need to book additional accommodation separately.
  • 11- Additional Travel Documentation: Costs related to obtaining necessary travel documents (e.g., passports, permits) are usually not included in tour packages.
  • Medical Services: Expenses for medical services, medications, or vaccinations required for travel are not covered. Travelers should consult with their healthcare providers and budget accordingly.
  • 12- Cancellation or Interruption Coverage: If travelers need to cancel their trip or encounter interruptions not covered by travel insurance, they may incur additional expenses.
  • It's crucial for travelers to carefully read the terms and conditions of a tour package and review the provided itinerary to understand what is included and what is not. Additionally, you should communicate with us to clarify any uncertainties about inclusions and exclusions before booking a tour.


8-Day Tour: A Journey Through the Wonders of Iran

Day 1: Tehran - The Modern Gateway to Iran


Intro: Begin your odyssey in Tehran, the vibrant heart of Iran, where the juxtaposition of modernity and tradition creates a captivating tapestry. As you traverse this bustling metropolis, you'll be immersed in a unique blend of history, culture, and culinary delights.



- Breakfast at Café Tehroon: Sip fragrant Persian tea and savor fresh pastries while planning your day.

- Golestan Palace: Step into the opulent world of the Qajar Dynasty as you explore this UNESCO-listed royal complex.



- Lunch at Moslem Restaurant: Delight in traditional Persian cuisine within the historic Grand Bazaar.

- National Museum of Iran: Journey through millennia of history with artifacts spanning from the dawn of civilization to the Islamic era.

- Jewish Synagogue: Visit the vibrant Jewish community's place of worship, a testament to Iran's religious diversity.



- Dinner at Divan: Indulge in fusion Persian cuisine amid chic surroundings.

- Tehran Fire Temple: While no longer functional, this Zoroastrian temple whispers tales of ancient Persia's spiritual heritage.



Day 2: Rasht - Gateway to the Caspian Sea

Intro: Depart Tehran and head north to Rasht, the gateway to the Caspian Sea. This charming city, surrounded by lush forests, boasts a unique culinary tradition and a rich history.


- Breakfast at Fanoos Café: Relish local delights like Mirza Ghasemi and hot tea.

- Rasht Bazaar: Immerse yourself in the bustling market, where the aromas of spices and regional foods fill the air.


- Lunch at Shandiz: Savor Gilaki cuisine with its flavorful stews and fresh herbs.

- Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Shrine: Pay respects at this Sufi shrine, a spiritual center for Muslims.

- Caspian Hyrcanian Forests: Take a leisurely stroll in this UNESCO-listed forest, a living testament to Iran's diverse ecosystems.


- Dinner at Ammar Restaurant: Taste the unique flavors of the Caspian region.

- Rasht Synagogue: Explore the history of Iran's Jewish community at this sacred site.




Day 3: Ramsar - The Caspian Seaside Retreat

Intro: Your journey along the Caspian Sea continues as you venture to Ramsar, known for its scenic beauty and therapeutic hot springs.



- Breakfast at Mahtab Café: Sip tea with a view of the sea.

- Ramsar Palace: Explore the former royal residence nestled in a lush forest.



- Lunch at Mirza Kuchak Khan Park: Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful park surrounding the eponymous leader's tomb.

- Ramsar Beach: Stroll along the sandy shores of the Caspian Sea.

- Gilan Rural Heritage Museum: Delve into the region's rich history and culture.



- Dinner at Gilan Traditional Restaurant: Savor local seafood delicacies.

- Haj Baba Hotel Thermal Baths: Soak in the therapeutic hot springs believed to have healing properties.


Day 4: Chalous - A Scenic Coastal Drive

Intro: Depart Ramsar and embark on a breathtaking coastal drive to Chalous, known for its winding roads, dramatic cliffs, and lush landscapes.



- Breakfast at Babolsar Café: Start your day with local specialties and sea views.

- Road to Chalous: Enjoy the picturesque journey along the Caspian Sea.



- Lunch at Chalous Roadside Eatery: Savor kebabs and fresh salads in a scenic setting.

- Niasar Waterfall: Take a short hike to this mesmerizing natural wonder.

- Chalous Cable Car: Soar above the lush greenery for panoramic views.



- Dinner at Chalous Beach Restaurant: Relish seafood while listening to the soothing sounds of the sea.

- Chalous Mosque: Immerse yourself in the local Muslim community's daily life and prayer.



Day 5: Sari - Gateway to Mazandaran Province

Intro: Journey to Sari, the capital of Mazandaran Province, where you'll find a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.


- Breakfast at Rezvan Café: Sip tea and savor local pastries in a tranquil setting.

- Sari Historical Bazaar: Explore the bustling market, a hub of Mazandarani craftsmanship.


- Lunch at Bagh-e Farah Traditional Restaurant: Experience Mazandarani cuisine amid lush gardens.

- Tarikhaneh Mosque: Admire the architecture of this historical mosque.

- Gorgan Wall: Discover the remnants of an ancient defensive wall.



- Dinner at Sari Kebab House: Taste regional kebabs and specialties.

- Golestan Palace in Sari: Visit this local gem, offering insights into the region's history.



Day 6: Gorgan - Nature and History

Intro: Depart Sari and make your way to Gorgan, where nature and history converge to create a captivating destination.


- Breakfast at Shahrzad Café: Enjoy Persian breakfast specialties.

- Alangdareh Park: Explore the lush greenery and serene landscapes of this park.



- Lunch at Gorgan River Restaurant: Savor seafood dishes by the river.

- Gonbad-e Kavus Tower: Marvel at the UNESCO-listed brick tower, a testament to ancient architecture.

- Pars Abad Museum: Delve into the region's history and culture.



- Dinner at Laleh Restaurant: Taste local dishes in a charming setting.

- Jameh Mosque of Gorgan: Experience the spiritual side of Gorgan at this historic mosque.



Day 7: Gonbad-e Qabus - A Journey to the Past

Intro: Set your sights on Gonbad-e Qabus, a city steeped in history and architectural marvels.



- Breakfast at Park Café: Enjoy breakfast with a view of the city.

- Gonbad-e Qabus Tower: Stand in awe of the world's tallest brick tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site.



- Lunch at Sam Cafe: Savor Persian cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere.

- Kaboud Mosque: Explore the intricate blue tilework of this historical mosque.

- Gonbad-e Qabus Jewish Synagogue: Discover the rich history of the Jewish community in this ancient city.



- Dinner at Arman Restaurant: Relish the flavors of Gonbad-e Qabus.

- Rab'-e Rashidi Library and Mausoleum: Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the city.



Day 8: Mashhad - The Spiritual Journey’s End


Intro: Conclude your journey in Mashhad, Iran's holiest city, where spirituality and devotion are woven into the very fabric of daily life.


- Breakfast at Mashhad Café: Sip tea and savor traditional Persian sweets.

- Imam Reza Shrine: Pay homage at the magnificent shrine of the eighth Shia Imam, a spiritual center for Muslims worldwide.



- Lunch at Shandiz Restaurant: Enjoy regional specialties amid serene gardens.

- Ferdowsi's Tomb: Pay respects at the resting place of the renowned Persian poet.

- Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Mashhad: Experience the ancient faith's presence in the city.



- Dinner at Meshkin Shahr Restaurant: Relish the flavors of Khorasan cuisine.

- St. Thaddeus Monastery: Explore the historic Christian site near Mashhad.


This 8-day odyssey through Iran presents a mesmerizing blend of history, culture, natural beauty, and spiritual exploration. From the bustling streets of Tehran to the tranquil shores of the Caspian Sea and the sacred shrines of Mashhad, each destination offers a unique facet of Iran's rich tapestry. Join us on this unforgettable journey, where the past meets the present, and the spirit of Iran shines bright.



Frequently asked questions

The tour starts the morning after your arrival to Tehran. 

Tour is scheduled to be back to Tehran at the end of the 8th day.


We will have a van or Mini bus for most of the trip except the return to Tehran from Mashhad which is going to be by airplane. 

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