How is it like to ride through iran with motorbike
How is it like to ride through iran with motorbike
After a nice night next to Persian Gulf, you will continue your journey to east, arriving to Shiraz.....
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- English Speaking guide accompanying you along the trip
- Accommodations in hotels and rural camps.
- 2bottle of water a day
- Accompanying car along the trip
- All entrance tickets of the monuments mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips for the services
Arrival to Bazargan boarder station, meet and greet your guide and continue to Khoy. Accommodation and rest.
Today you will start your journey to the south, crossing alongside the Urmia lake. The lake is located between the provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan in Iran, and west of the southern portion of the Caspian Sea. At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km2. Arrival to Takab and visiting the ancient fire temple of Takht-e Soleyman. This historical-cultural complex includes traces of human settlement from the first millennium BC. According to some historians, it has been the birthplace of Zoroaster. This site has been approved as an Iranian tangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2003. Accommodation in Takab.
Driving down to Kurdistan, via beautiful roads of Zagros Mountains and fantastic scenery of the nature. The mountainous lands of this area first encouraged Iranian-speaking tribes to settle in this region after their immigration to Iran (2nd millenary b.c). It was from here where the first plan to overthrow the Assyrian Empire began, leading to their defeat in 612 BCE, and setting the stage for the commence of the Median empire. During the next few hundred years, the area of present-day Kurdistan Province became the arena of conflict between various invaders, including the Mongols and Timurids. Its steady decline began in the 16th century, when sea traffic replaced the famous Silk Road.
Arrival to Sanandaj; this city occupies a fertile valley in the Zagros Mountains. The city is a major manufacturing and retail trade center with many diverse products, including carpets, cotton textiles, leather, metal ware, cutlery, pottery, wood furniture and wood crafts, milled rice, refined sugar, and processed foods. Its old bazaar is noted as a place to buy Kurdish handicrafts. Visiting Vaziri House (the anthropology Museum of Kurdistan), Jame Mosque and Vakil-al Mulk Mansion. Accommodation.
Drive to Kermanshah. On the way will visit Palangan village. It is one of the most beautiful stepped villages with special architecture and distinct nature in different seasons. You will get familiar with the life of local people and the Kurdish culture in this small village of Iran.
Arrival to Kermanshah, the name of this city derives from the Sasanian-era title Kirmanshah, which translates as “King of Kerman” a majority of the population speaks Southern Kurdish. Kermanshah has a moderate and mountainous climate. Kermanshah is the largest Kurdish-speaking city in Iran. Accommodation.
Today your guide will show you the most important places inside and outside of the city. Visiting Behistun; the UNESCO World heritage site, located along the ancient trade route linking the Iranian high plateau with Mesopotamia and features remains from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, Sassanian and Ilkhanid periods. The principal monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius I, The Great, when he rose to the throne of the Persian Empire, 521 BC. Continue to Kermanshah, visiting Tagh-e Bostan; a site with a series of large rock reliefs from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia, carved around the 4th century AD. In Kermanshah will visit Jameh mosque and Bazaar of the city and the historical and ceremonial building of Moaven-al Mulk. Accommodation in Kermanshah.
Khorramabad is famed for its lush landscape from scenic waterfalls and green valleys to forests, rivers and natural springs. One of the most famous natural attractions of the city is the 48-meter Bisheh Waterfall, which is surrounded by oak trees. Visiting inside the city Falak-ol-Aflak Castle; the construction of this gigantic structure dates back to the Sassanid Empire. The current castle was repaired around the 13th century. Accommodation.
Drive to Shushtar, visiting Historical Hydraulic System; a complex irrigation system of the island city Shushtar from the Sassanid era. Continue to Choghazanbil, visiting the famous Ziggurat from Elamite era. Arrival to Ahwaz and accommodation.
Continue your journey to the south, driving to Genaveh Port, you will arrive to the legendary and famous Persian Gulf coasts. Accommodation in Genaveh, close to Persian Gulf beaches.
After a nice night next to Persian Gulf, you will continue your journey to east, arriving to Shiraz. Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine (despite Iran being an Islamic republic since 1979), and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city, for example Eram Garden. Arrival and accommodation.
Today you will see the lifestyle of people in Shiraz as well as the important historical monuments of the city. Discovering Shiraz with visiting the most famous monuments from Qajar and Zand Dynasties. Full day city tour to visit: Nasir-ol-Molk mosque; the famous Pink mosque with its beautiful and colorful crystals, Narenjestan Garden, Vakil Complex (Mosque, Hamam and Bazaar), Eram garden. For the afternoon will visit Tomb of Hafiz, the great poem of 14th century. The Shrine of Ali-ibne Hamzeh and the Qor’an Gate.
Drive to Marvdasht, visiting Persepolis, the impressive ruins of Persian Empire founded in 518 BC by Darius I and Necropolis; the Persian empire kings’ tombs. Arrival to Abadeh and accommodation. (you will have some sightseeing in Abadeh in case you have time)
Drive to the north, visiting Izadkhast Caravanserai continue to Isfahan and arrival. Isfahan was well known as the Half of the World in its flourished days in 16th and 17th Century. Upon arrival, you will visit the Music Museum (a very unique complex of Iranian instruments and a nice performance that they normally include to the visit). For the afternoon visiting historical bridges in Isfahan; Si-o-se Pol and Khajou. Accommodation
Let’s get familiar with the most famous and beautiful city of Iran, visiting the Armenian Cathedral of Vank, the second largest square in the world: Naghsh-e Jahan Square with its belonging unique monuments: Jameh Abbasi Mosque, Ali Qapou Palace, Sheikh Lutfallah Mosque, the Persian garden of Chehelsotoon Palace and the Bazaar. You can enjoy the sunset at the terrace of the square drinking a cup of Iranian herbal tea. Accommodation.
Drive to Kashan; the important oasis at the middle of the desert with its 7000-year-old. Before Kashan, you will visit the famous pink village of Abyaneh. Arrival to Kashan and visiting the historical house of Tabatabaei, Brujerdi and Hammam of Sultan for having a panoramic view of the historical quarter of Kashan; visiting Fin garden and accommodation.
Drive to Tehran, arrival and visiting the Golestan Palace, and Tabiaat Bridge. Tabiat Bridge is a place that most of people in this great metropolitan and capital of Iran, gather to have a walk and spend their time during the afternoon. Accommodation.
You will be getting closer and closer to the Caspian Sea. Today you will cross the Alburz Mountains to reach the green and totally different region of Iran. Arriving to Rasht, the world’s creative city for its variety of the foods. Visiting the Municipality square and famous daily market of vegetables. Accommodation.
Drive to the village of Masouleh, architecture is unique here. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Masuleh does not allow any motor vehicles to enter, due to its unique layout. It is the only city in Iran with such a prohibition. However, the small streets and many stairs simply wouldn’t make it possible for vehicles to enter. After visiting the village, continue to Astara and accommodation.
Drive to Tabriz via the beautiful road of Heyran, this road has got a fantastic natural scenery. You will visit Ardebil; this city has a history dating back more than 1,500 years. Here will visit the Safavid family’s mausoleums and tombs, the Sheikh Safi Al-Din Khanegah, Sheikh Safi Shrine, Ethnographic Museum. Continue to Tabriz and accommodation.
Tabriz is the most populated city in northwestern Iran, one of the historical capitals of Iran and the present capital of East Azerbaijan province. It is the sixth most populous city in Iran. Today will get familiar with this beautiful city of Iran, visiting the Grand Bazar of Tabriz (UNESCO world heritage site), Blue Mosque Azerbaijan Museum and the public and historical park of Eil Goli. Accommodation in Tabriz.
Excursion to Jolfa’s Armenian monasteries (about 140 km) where will visit Saint Stephan monastery; constructed in 9th century, the second important Armenian monastery in Iran. This monument is located in 16 kilometers west of Jolfa City and 3 kilometers from southern shore of Aras River in a place named “Qezel Vank” (Red Monastery). The monastery was built in 9th century AD, but it was seriously damaged by earthquake. So, it was refurbished in Safavid period. Also, some measures were taken in Qajar era by Abbas Mirza to maintain and repair it. The whole area of the monastery is located in the heart of mountains and in the middle of the green nature of Jolfa and Azerbaijan Republic borderline. Accommodation in Jolfa.
Today is the departure day, you will be accompanied to the border and will leave the country with sweet memories.