Day10 :Drive to Yazd, O/N YAZD.
Yazd, the oldest adobe city in the world is surrounded by the 4000m summit of Shirkuh and two majestic deserts, Dasht-e-Kavir and Kavir-e-Loot. This ancient city is furnished with mosques of stunning beauty. The co-existence of the splendid fire temples and the holy sites of different religions astonish every visitor.
Day11 :Drive to Yazd, O/N YAZD.
Today’s tour includes visiting Dakhmeh (tower of silence, where Zoroastrians leave the dead to be eaten by vultures). We will see Zoroastrian fire temple which come under three categories In terms of importance: we will also visit the marvelous Water Museum, Jame’ mosque and Doulat Abad Garden.
Day12 : Drive to Shiraz, via Pasargadae and an excursion to Persepolis and Necropolis, O/N SHIRAZ.
On the way we will have a few short stops in Pasargadae to visit the most important and majestic monuments there. The tomb of Cyrus the Great, great Achaemenid Emperor, (500 years BC) is the oldest historical tomb. The wonderful architecture of his tomb, the fertile land and the brave personality of Cyrus the Great will impress visitors. This was the worshipping place for the followers of several religions and still it is so. Nearby is a relief of a mysterious winged man and there are many theories as to what it symbolizes. Then, we will visit Persepolis, founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian Models. The 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 primarily as a showplace and a spectacular center for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire such as Nouwroz. Next is Necropolis, opposite the mountain of Rahmat, the minutes to the north, proudly stands the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid periods.
Day13 : Visiting Shiraz, O/N Shiraz.
Shiraz has a reputation as an enlightened city that has been at the center of Persian culture for More than 2,000 years, and was at one time the country’s capital. Shiraz is crowned as the heartland of Persian culture and this city of sophistication will never fail to conjure up images of roses and nightingales, gardens and poetry. Early in the morning, relish in the highlights of Shiraz when it was the capital of Iran during the Zandi Dynasty. Be inspired by 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, we will stop for a mouth-watering Iranian lunch at one of the traditional restaurants of Shiraz. This gorgeous city is home to famous poets such as Hafez and Sa’adi and historical sites from different eras stretching back 6,000 years ago can be found. Hafez is one of the great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery. His poems give us a special feeling and the peace in his tomb is really outstanding. Sa’adi is a poet, philosopher and mystic who is known as the father of tourism. About seven previous centuries he travelled to different countries and cities. Then he collected all his experiences in verse and rhyme prose in two books named Boustan and Golestan. These two books give you lots of inspiration and information. We will get a chance to Pay homage at the tombs of these great poets.
Day14 : Visiting Shiraz,Departure from Shiraz.
In the evening, we will visit Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh and be prepared to marvel at it’s beauties. We will Take a stroll through the Jahan Nama Garden and witness its tall and proud cedars. Finally we will visit the Delgosha Garden and Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb from where the perspective of the mysterious city of Shiraz will remain in our mind. At night departure Iran from Shiraz.