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Iran Tourism

Choosing our Cultural and Historical Tour in Iran, you will make a fascinating large-scale journey through the most important historical corners of the country. You will visit cities such as Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, Kashan, explore museums, stroll through Persian gardens and bargain at colorful local bazaars. In just 12 days you can fully immerse yourself in the history and culture of Iran and get acquainted with amazing ancient facts!

Highlights of the Cultural and Historical Tour of Iran

  • Arrival in Tehran, transfer to the hotel

  • Visit to the Golestan Palace
  • Tour of the National Museum
  • Visit to the National Jewelry Museum, where you explore the amazing collections of the Safavids and other dynasties: crowns, tiaras, swords and other jewelry
  • Excursion to the underground architectural complex of Nushabad
  • Inspection of the Milad and Azadi towers and general sightseeing tour and a walk in the Ab-Wa-Atash park

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Meals: breakfast

Day 3

  • Trip to Isfahan
  • On the way you will visit Abyani village - cultural, ethnographic and tourist center
  • Sightseeing tour of Isfahan, visiting the most famous bridges
  • Visiting the Sio se pol bridge. It is the longest bridge in Isfahan, across the Zayande River.

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

Meals: breakfast

  • The 4th day tour will start with a visit to the Jami Mosque - a UNESCO site in Iran
  • Continue the tour to the Jonban Minaret. The mausoleum is famous for its unique minarets, the architecture of which allows them to swing freely
  • Overview of Chehel-Sotun Palace - an outstanding architectural masterpiece of the 17th century. Once it was the residence of the Iranian shahs; it hosted receptions of dignitaries and ambassadors from different countries.
  • Excursion to the Vank church. This is one of the most beautiful Armenian churches in the world, which will undoubtedly attract the attention of every Christian
  • Walk in the Armenian quarter of Julfa
  • Tour of the Hasht-Behesht Palace

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

Meals: breakfast

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Note: * The table shows the basic cost for a group of 7 people. For the calculation of the cost of the tour for a smaller number of people and individual groups, see the details in the "Price and Service" tab. ** We guarantee that on the dates indicated in the table, even if there are 4 people in the group, the tour will take place 100% with a minimum change in cost.

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Why is it profitable for you to go hiking with us?

Iran is a welcoming country with ancient roots and distinctive culture. This program is a unique chance to experience this culture. Not everyone succeeds in making a trip to cities over three thousand years old. The population of the country is very loyal to all guests. You will not find hostility or rudeness here. If you respect the traditions and culture that have been preserved here since ancient times, then this trip will give you a lot of positive and bright moments.

In addition to climbing, the program includes a trip to the ancient cities of Iran, which still harmoniously combine the splendor of modern architectural traditions and the graceful architecture of ancient masters. We will make excursions to the cities of Kashan, Ishafan, Yazd, Shiraz and Qum. These cities are centers of Iranian culture and will present it to tourists in all their glory.

Technically, the mountain is not difficult and from June to the end of October there is practically no snow, trekking boots with hard soles and warm clothes are enough to climb. From November to May, the mountain is covered with a snow cap, so it is more difficult and more dangerous, cats are needed. At the foot of the mountain is the village of Polur, where we settle in upon arrival, further along the route we use the shelters. One shelter is located at an altitude of 3200, and the main shelter is at an altitude of 4200 m. We will not walk much. You can get there by car right up to an altitude of 3200 m. In addition, there is a service of pack horses on Demavend, which can take your things straight to camp 4200. The assault shelter has several rooms and a kitchen, and there is electricity. But it should be borne in mind that the room is usually accommodated for 20-30 people (bunks). The shelter is warm even in the off-season.

A striking feature of the mountain is that there are several fumaroles on the top. Sulfur gases are constantly coming from them. Therefore, when climbing, the smell of sulfur is very strong and you need to be careful not to inhale fumes from the fumarole.

Despite the absence of snow during the season, the mountain should not be underestimated. Still, the height is more than 5000 m.

The ideal conditions for climbing Demavend are summer and early autumn. From June to October in the mountains there is stable, dry weather. There is practically no snow in the mountains. In summer, the mountain is very popular with locals, and there are a lot of Iranians in the hut from Thursday to Saturday, which should be taken into account when planning your ascent schedule. But in summer the weather is very hot in the cities, so perhaps the best time to visit the mountains and cities is May, September and October.

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Tour Description

Ski tour to Iran - Dizin "Beauty of the Iranian mountains" (8 days/7 nights) Tehran - Dizin - Tehran

To Iran with skis ?! You're kidding, there is only one sand and camels! Probably, the Iranians have never seen snow ... But no! It is here, on the slopes of the majestic Demavend, that comfortable and not yet "hackneyed" mountain resorts, excellent skiing and the invariable hospitality of local residents await you.

We invite you to the magical Disin!

The tour is based on international flights of Mahan Air: Moscow (Vnukovo) - Tehran (IKA), departure at 12:15, arrival at 16:15 Tehran (IKA) - Moscow (Vnukovo), departure at 07 : 15, arriving 10:45

When using other flights, there may be changes in the first and last days of the program, depending on the time of arrival and departure.

Tour Schedule

Arrival in Tehran The group will be met at the airport and taken to the hotel. We have a lot of adventures ahead of us, a lot of interesting places await you - so it's worth a good rest and gain strength.

Tehran - Dizin We will move to the ski resort of Dizin (3 hours by bus), on the northern slopes of the mountains surrounding Tehran (Gajereh region) - the first ski resort in Iran, officially recognized by the International Ski Federation as a venue for world competitions ... Dizin has everything a skier needs (including equipment rental and a beginner's school), as well as an excellent restaurant, tennis courts, volleyball court, children's playground - and a slope for downhill in summer. There are wide and comfortable slopes for children, beginners and intermediate skiers. But the masters also have something to do: there are black slopes and places for freeriding. If you wish, you can ski right down to your hotel!

Tehran In the morning we will return to Tehran and check into the hotel. A day is dedicated to exploring Tehran:

  • Golestan Palace (UNESCO monument): a complex with a wonderful garden, built during the Qajars (XIX century), includes seven royal buildings, the most interesting of which ("Veranda of the marble throne ”) Is an open audience hall with a magnificent alabaster throne (Takhte-Marmar). The Kajar art gallery and the high Shams al-Emare pavilion, which combines Persian and European styles of architecture, await you. In the Gallery of Historical Photography, admire the oldest photographs in Iran taken under Nasruddin Shah. It takes 2 hours to inspect the complex.
  • Museum of Ancient Iran (Iran-Bastan): Here are collected the most interesting archaeological finds from Persepolis, Shusha, Rey and other places. The museum will appeal to anyone interested in the ancient history and art of Persia. In the same complex with it is located the Museum of the Islamic Era, which would be more accurate to call the "Museum of Islamic Art". There is so much else: carpets, calligraphy, ceramics, miniatures, fabrics, silk….
  • After lunch we will visit the footbridge Tabiyat (Bridge of Nature). The Architizer A + award-winning two-level bridge for architectural innovation and sustainable design was conceived to connect two large city parks (Talegani Park and Abo Atesh Park) separated by highways. Its length is 270 m. Inside there are benches, green areas, and on the lower level there are two restaurants, at both ends of the bridge. The unusual shape allows you to change the view with each step: the bridge goes down, rises, turns and the walk on it becomes even more interesting.

Farewell to Iran and return flight Early in the morning we will leave the hotel and travel to Imam Khomeini International Airport. Iran is so rich and diverse that it is simply impossible to see all its beauty in a week. We will be glad to organize your next trips as well. After all, you will probably want to come back here more than once!

Iran, with its attractive natural conditions and historical sights, is among the top ten countries in the world most attractive to tourists [1].

Iran's natural conditions create conditions for a wide variety of recreational activities - from hiking and skiing in the Elburs mountains to a beach holiday on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. Over the next five years, the most rapid development of tourism infrastructure on the Persian Gulf coast, mainly on the island of Kish, where currently more than 1 million tourists, mainly Iranians, rest annually.

Until the late 1970s, Iran enjoyed significant popularity among tourists, but due to the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the Iran-Iraq War, the flow of tourists fell sharply. Since the early 2000s, despite international tensions, the country's leadership has been pursuing a policy of stimulating tourism and developing tourism infrastructure.

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Inbound tourism [edit]

According to the World Tourism Organization, Iran is currently ranked 68th in the world in terms of tourism revenues. According to Iranian officials, in 2004, about 1,659,000 foreign tourists visited Iran (although government statistics do not single out tourists, businessmen and religious pilgrims separately), most from Asian countries, including the republics of Central Asia, about 10% from North America and the countries of the European Union (in particular, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, France, Belgium). The most popular tourist destinations are Isfahan, Mashhad and Shiraz. Iran has great potential to attract tourists from Muslim countries, as well as China and India [2].

In 2003, the Iranian authorities issued 300,000 tourist visas, most of them issued to Muslims from Asian countries who intended to visit places of pilgrimage such as Mashhad and Qom. Organized tours from Germany, France, Great Britain and other European countries focus mainly on archaeological sites and monuments.

Since 2004, Iran has seen a significant increase in the number of foreign tourists every year; by mid-2008, their flow increased to 2.5 million people. The flow of tourists from Germany grew especially rapidly. [3]

Estimated by the International Travel and Tourism Council (English) Russian. , the growth of business tourism and individual tourism in Iran amounted to 11.3% and 4.6% in 2007, respectively, compared to the previous year [2].

(Source: EIU) [2] 200420052006 Arrivals of tourists from abroad, million people 1.6561,7201,769 Inbound tourism turnover, $ billion, 9170.9711,022

Visa Policy [edit]

Portal about mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain tourism

Idea is born. I learned that there are mountains in Iran thanks to the world map hanging on the wall in my house. Looking at it one September evening, I came across a point - Mount Demavand, 5610 m, Islamic Republic of Iran. Having entered Wikipedia and read about this mountain, as well as about the country, I passionately wanted to get there. There is a lot of information about grief on the Internet, and it is quite informative (list of useful resources at the bottom of the article).

General brief information about the country: Form of government - Islamic Republic, state. religion - Shiite Islam, territory - 17th in the world (1,648,000 km²), population - 79,853,900 people, official language - Persian (Farsi), capital - Tehran (population - 13.4 million with suburbs), time - plus 1:30 to Kiev. All women are required to cover their heads and hands (including tourists). The currency is the Iranian rial, the official rate is $ 1 = 12,000 rials, a good unofficial rate is $ 1 - 35,000 reais.

So, report

Part, Demavend

Arriving at the airport named after Imam Khomeini at 3 in the morning in Tehran from cold Minsk, you immediately find yourself in another world. Feelings - as if I got to the shooting of a film about Persia with a very good dresser, only everything is for real - many women wear black veils, many men wear white robes and turbans (although this may have arrived from the United Arab Emirates). The faces are not Slavic at all.

Having received a visa (details of obtaining below), and with grief in half finding our luggage (each employee sent us in different directions, and as a result, one uncle took us to the right place), we go to Tehran (the airport is located 40 km from the city). We arrived at the hotel, slept for a couple of hours and went for a walk. Tehran is considered an air gateway to Persia, and very noisy, polluted and uninteresting. The first impression about Tehran is quite positive - there is a lot of greenery, parks, the air in the morning is quite clean and not very hot. Affected, apparently, the fact that we settled in the northern part of Tehran. Tehran, which lies on the slopes of the mountains, is conditionally divided into 2 parts - northern and southern, northern Tehran is higher than southern (southern - about 1000 m, northern - 1300-2100 m) and is more elite - more parks, cleaner air.

Moving on the surface is very difficult (traffic jams), so we got on the metro and went to Golestan - the palace of the shahs. We looked, walked, beautifully.

Then we went to the Tehran bazaar to find gazakhuri (food, that is). Even on the approaches to the "restaurant" (which in its essence resembles our "Heat-Steam"), we were shocked by the number of people who wanted to eat - on the stairs leading to the restaurant itself, the queue moved extremely slowly, and the girls who took orders, each worked as if for three. The menu is all in Farsi, there is nothing to show, no one knows English. But this is not a problem - do berenge, do sabzi, paneer, gusfand na (which means 2 servings of rice, 2 servings of vegetables (i.e. salad), yogurt cheese, and all this without meat, please). Rice is the most popular crop, so you can find it in any food store, as well as with salad. The portions are very large, the rice is a mountain, it falls out of the plate, if the fish is whole, cut in half, 30-40 cm in length. This is not a deflop for you. If you don't eat much, then you can take one serving for two. All this pleasure (rice (by the way, very tasty, with beans and herbs), salad, yogurt) cost us 80 thousand reais (20 hryvnia) each. If ordered with meat, it will be more expensive, 150-160 thousand reais (40 UAH). This restaurant is the most popular in the area, and at the table (which are large and long, like at weddings) you sit side by side and opposite Iranians, who smile at you sweetly. But enough about food. In the evening we went to the very north of Tehran, to the Darbant area, a place for girls to walk, spend money and just for relaxing walks. Lots of restaurants, cold streams, spectacular views of Tehran at night.

In the morning of the second day, as acclimatization, we were going to climb Tochal peak (3900 m or so), which is located within the boundaries of Tehran. However, not everyone wanted to do this on foot (6-7 hours to walk), and the cable car leading almost to the top did not work that day (it was being repaired), and we went for a walk to Dshamshidi Park, which in northern Tehran up to an altitude of 2400-2500 m (as subsequent events showed - it was worth going to Tochal after all). Parks, despite the desert nature of the terrain of Iran, are very beautiful and well-groomed everywhere.

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