9 Day Iranian Culture & Heritage Tour


Starting in Tehran by a comfortable couch, you will journey through beautiful landscapes and some of the world’s oldest archaeological sites, arid mountains, and rural villages. You will learn about the traditions and cultures of a land whose influence has been felt for thousands of years. Welcome to the once-forbidden land of Persia.

On this trip, we will explore the beautiful cities of Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Meybod, Naein, Isfahan and Kashan, and will uncover Persian history at the impressive Persepolis; though, the real highlight of any trip to Iran is meeting the locals, arguably the friendliest and most hospitable people on earth who are always ready to welcome visitors with a smile.

Tour Highlights

Journey to Tehran, the city of colorful lights, intriguing sounds, and never-ending motion
Visit Nasir Al Molk Mosque (or the Pink Mosque) in Shiraz
Discover Persepolis, home of Darius the Great
Visit Yazd, the city of Zoroastrians, as well as beautiful Meybod and Na’in nearby
Spend the day in Isfahan exploring Imam Square and its mosques
Wander through the bazaar in Kashan
Meet Iranian people and be welcomed to their country

Free Special Entertainments (Optional)

» Half a day experiencing the Nomadic life and staying alongside an Iranian nomad family that is likely to be one of the most memorable parts of your journey.
» Half day Persian hospitality tour to spend time with an Iranian family, learn and help to cook homemade foods and eat like Iranian people.
» One-day tour of Iran’s Northern railway and crossing the Alborz mountains on SURFIRAN’s private train (Departure every Thursday 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM).
» Watch a Zurkhaneh performance. Zurkhaneh is a form of traditional martial arts in Iran, where men practise callisthenics and other body-building exercises in a ring. In 2010 Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh rituals inscribed on the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Read More…
» Visit an old system of water supply called Qanat.


We use good quality hotels rated at the Iranian Local House and 3-star level on this tour. Local star ratings may vary slightly from international standards. Accommodation is based on double or twin en-suite rooms with air conditioning.

All couples will have a private double room.

Single travelers must pay extra to have their private room.