The Biggest Persian Island & shiraz (ancient Persia)

8Days and 7 Nights

Tour Highlights

UNESCO World Heritage Sites :

ship-building yard (Intangible Cultural UNESCO Heritage) - (UNESCO WHS) Eram Garden-(UNESCO WHS) Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis)- Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis- Qeshm island- Persian Gulf- Unesco site( Qeshm Island Geopark)- large wooden cargo(lenjs)

Other Highlights: 

Pink (Nasir-ol Molk) Mosque - Vakil Mosque - traditional bazaar of Vakil – SarayMoshir- Arg-e Karim khan (citadel of Karim khan)-
Shah Cheragh -Tomb of Hafez- badgirs (wind towers)- Zeitoon Beach- Zeitoon Park-water sports- Hengam Island- Nakas Mountain- Shib Deraz village- Naz Island- stars Valley- Portuguese castle- Chahkouh Canyon- Namakdan salt cave & dome- Hara Marine Forests (Mangrove Jungle)- Laft village-  ancient water reservoirs- Hormoz island- Red soil mine- Red beach- salt valley- Turtle beach- silver beach- The valley of the statue- rainbow valley- the cave of the crystals in valley of silent

 

Tour quick overview

Start Tour : Shiraz
Shiraz (2 night)
6 hours , 30 minutes (525km) By: bus
Qeshm
Qeshm (5 nights)
30 minutes (10km) By: bus
Qeshm , GSM
End Tour : Qeshm , GSM

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Shiraz

Day Highlights

Arrival (Shiraz International Airport)

Pink Mosque (Nasir-ol Molk Mosque)

(UNESCO WHS) Eram   persian Garden

citadel of Karim khan (Arg-e Karim khan)

Vakil Mosque 

Traditional Vakil Bazar

Saraye Moshir

Shah Chiragh (magnificent mausoleums)

O/N Shiraz

(Nasir-ol Molk Mosque)
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Pink Mosque (Nasir-ol Molk Mosque)
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Eram Garden
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Pink Mosque
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Shahcheragh shrine
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Vakil Mosque
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Arriving in Tehran in the morning. Nadiatrip’s tour director welcomes you at Shiraz international airport.

Morning sightseeing in Shiraz starts with Pink (Nasir-ol Molk) Mosque, which is famous as Pink Mosque. Sunrays will paint the floor and the columns colors by passing through the colorful window glasses. with colorful ceramics & windows. One of the most elegant and most photographed pieces of architecture in Shiraz, the Pink Mosque was built at the end of the 19th century.

Afterwards you will visit the (UNESCO WHS) Eram Garden, a nice sample of Persian Gardens .it is also a botanical garden.it is really a relaxing time there.

Then, it is time to go back to 18th century when Karim Khan Zand was the kind and powerful ruler of Iran and the capital was Shiraz. He was here in Arg-e Karim khan (citadel of Karim khan)

Next we have a short visit here in Vakil Mosque and traditional bazaar of Vakil and SarayMoshir which are located all in the oldest part of shiraz.

The last visit will be “Shah Cheragh” magnificent mausoleums, with the dazzling mirror mosaics art.

O/N Shiraz

Day 2: Shiraz

Day Highlights

(UNESCO WHS) Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)

(UNESCO WHS) Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam)

Tomb of Hafez (the world’s famous Iranian poet)

O/N SHIRAZ

(UNESCO WHS) Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam)
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(UNESCO WHS) Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)
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(UNESCO WHS) Persepolis
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Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)
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Tomb of Hafez (the world’s famous Iranian poet)
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Tomb of Hafez
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We have an excursion to the impressive (UNESCO WHS) Takht-e Jamshid or as Greek historians Herodotus called it, “Persepolis

Numerous palaces, gates, stairs with reliefs, halls, the treasury used to protect the Achaemenid Empire’s legendary treasures are to be visited.

then, you will visit Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, the rock reliefs and some tombs of the Achaemenid emperors.

Afternoon in Shiraz you will visit the Tomb of Hafez, the world famous Iranian poet, whose masterpiece Divan inspired German poet Goethe to verify the “West-Eastern Divan” in 1814.

O/N SHIRAZ

Day 3: Qeshm

Day Highlights

Qeshm island

Persian Gulf

60 Bandari villages

canyons

hills

valleys

traditional dress

wind towers

boat-building yards

wildlife

O/N Qeshm

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Gheshm hills
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Gheshm Island
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Star Valley Gheshm
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Star Valley Gheshm
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Star Valley
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Drive to Qeshm island, the biggest island in Persian Gulf. Qeshm is fringed with biologically diverse mangrove forests, attractive beaches and 60 Bandari villages. Its sun-scorched interior features geologically significant canyons, hills, caves and valleys, most of which are protected as part of the Unesco-recognised Qeshm Island Geopark – bliss for nature-lovers.

Qeshm is a duty-free zone, but in a gulf increasingly full of gleaming skyscrapers it remains refreshingly attached to the age-old Bandari way of life. If you're after an authentic island experience, Qeshm won't disappoint. Here, locals wear traditional dress, live in houses cooled by badgirs (wind towers) and work in boat-building yards turning out lenges, the large wooden cargo boats that have criss-crossed the gulf for centuries.

The island has an abundance of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, dolphins and turtles.

O/N Qeshm

Day 4: Qeshm

Day Highlights

Zeitoon Beach- Zeitoon Park

water sports

local fish dishes

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Gheshm Diving
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Gheshm Entertainment
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Gheshm Island
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Gheshm seashore
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Gheshm
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Local House in Gheshm
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In the morning we will have a relaxing time in Qeshm Island, which is famous for Untouched nature, island of caves, canyons, forests, and narrow paths, all the things are pure as the island locals.

Qeshm is the paradise for nature lovers and travelers who are looking for something amazing. there’s a world of things to see in dolphin-shaped Qeshm island. the largest of the Persian Gulf islands.

Zeitoon Beach in Qeshm (part of Zeitoon Park) is a great beach for water sports. It has a diving school on site for all levels,

There are lots of restaurants dotted around the area serving up fish dishes you may not expect to find in Iran, such as octopus and shrimp coated in local spices of turmeric, cloves and dried rose petals for a refreshing foodie alternative. Some of the places to ear have live music, so you can have an even more memorable dining experience while looking out to the sea.

O/N Qeshm

Day 5: Qeshm

Day Highlights

Chahkouh Canyon

Namakdan salt cave & dome

Mangrove Jungle

Hara Protected Area

Laft village

ship-building yard (Intangible Cultural UNESCO Heritage)

O/N Qeshm

Chahkouh Canyon Geshm
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Chahkouh Canyon
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Gheshm Island Chahkouh Canyon
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Hara Protected Area
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Local Dress
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Mangrove Jungle
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 After breakfast we will a complete city tour, first we will visit Chahkouh Canyon. 

The natural beauty of this canyon is something special and unique, literally means mountain of wells, because of the wells at the beginning of the entrance.

The pass gradually becomes more narrow, erosion of rainwater during years on sedimentary stone made this unique canyon & deep holes and narrow passages. This special series of valleys has a completely unique view and a pleasant sound echo.

After that we will another natural attraction which is called Namakdan salt cave & dome in the western part of the island.by head lighter we will enter the cave.

After that, it is time to experience a local sea food by island locals.

After lunch take a boat to Hara Marine Forests (Mangrove Jungle). It’s a vast mangrove tree forest which houses a majority of Migratory birds in cold season. The "Hara Protected Area" is a biosphere reserve where commercial use is restricted to fishing (mainly shrimp). Bird life includes herons, flamingos, pelicans, and angler eagles

The mangroves are rooted in the salt water of the Persian Gulf, but the filtration system of the bark extracts the salt, allowing sweet water to reach the leaves.

Sea turtles, crabs, shrimp, snakes, herons, cranes, and pelicans are among the animals that call this forest home.

On the way back to Qeshm Island we have a small village which is called Laft village. The beautiful historical port town on the northern side of the Qeshm island with so many wind towers, an ancient Persian architectural structure used to create natural ventilation.  ancient water reservoirs also exist there to store clean water and are still use by locals nowadays.

Near from the village, not far from the wells and water reservoirs we will visit a ship-building yard. UNESCO has inscribed the art of building lenj, small, wooden boats, on its Intangible Cultural UNESCO Heritage list, and the best place to catch a glimpse is exactly here. These fishing boats are in different phases of construction, being painted, or setting out on their maiden voyage

O/N Qeshm

Day6: Qeshm-Hengam island

Day Highlights

Hengam Island

Nakas Mountain

Portuguese shipwrecks

 Hengam Island dolphins

Shib Deraz village

Naz Island

stars Valley

old colonial Portuguese castle

Enjoy cycling

O/N Qeshm

Hengam Island
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Nakas Mountain
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Naz Island
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stars Valley Hengam Island
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stars Valley Nature
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Today, in the morning, we will take a ferry to another Iranian island in the Persian Gulf (Hengam Island) which is Located in southern part of Qeshm Island.

it is 36.7 kilometers wide and shaped like a truncated cone.

Hengam is generally calcareous and generally low-lying.

The highest point on the island is Nakas Mountain with an altitude of about 106 meters.

The distance between Hengam Island and Qeshm Island is about 2 kilometers.

The primary economic activity is fishing, as well as some tourism and sightseeing.

The main sights of Hengam are the Portuguese shipwrecks, and aquatic animals such as turtles, dolphins, corals, and sharks, fascinating rock formations, glistening black sand sprinkled over beige sand.

Hengam island is where the tourist boats stop to see the dolphins play, most of the time in the morning it is possible the unique funny dolphins.

There is also a variety of tropical fish and stingrays in the natural ‘aquarium’ of the Persian Gulf.

Gazelles inhabit in the island, and it is said that they obtain fresh water by pressing their hooves into the ground. 

After that, you can find souvenirs from the local shops in the island (henna tattoo, local bread, sea dishes in local house, local clothes)

Next, we will Visit Shib Deraz village to see turtles lay egg.

Then we have a short stop in  Naz Island which  is situated on the southern coast of Qeshm. At low tide, you can stroll on the soft sand full of colorful seashells and coral.

Next stop, stars Valley with the weirdest shapes in a unique valley show us the majesty of a beautiful nature. unique geological phenomenon dating back to 2 million years ago because of the erosion of sand and earth. Locals believe that a star once fell on this area and created the rocky shapes here.

Finally, we walk in an old colonial Portuguese castle, this fortress was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century when they seized Qeshm in a strategic effort to maintain control over the Strait of Hormuz. The fortress was used for over a century, and today, four watchtowers, a number of cannons, and two cisterns still exist.

In the evening Enjoy cycling & visiting the island, Hengam beautiful silver seashore is one of the amazing Persian seashore for the silver color merged with pure sands.

Note: Stars valley is closed on Saturday

O/N Qeshm

Day7: Qeshm-Hormoz island

Day Highlights

Hormoz island

Red soil mine

Red beach

salt valley

Turtle beach

silver beach

The valley of the statue

rainbow valley

the cave of the crystals in valley of silent

O/N Qeshm

Hormoz Island Soil
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Hormoz island
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Hormoz Red Soil
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Red beach Hormoz Island
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Red beach
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Red soil mine
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The very small island of Hormoz is a dreamy landscapes painted in shades of red, yellow, and orange, contrasting against the sky blue water of the Persian Gulf.

Home to deer and other flora and fauna, this wonderland is a dream for nature lovers and a popular destination for travelers who come to check out its magical color scheme and rock formations.

In the morning you have an excursion to visit so many beautiful sites in Hormoz island which is bigger than Hengam Island.

the soil and water are salty. Hormoz Island is considered a unique mineralogical reservoir, due to the incredible variety of rocks and minerals found in this small area. The geological features of the region make this island a unique place in the world and a top destination for anyone into ecotourism.

First, we have photo stop in Red soil mine.

another stop to see the beauty of Red beach in Hormoz Island.

Next part of the island is salt valley

Then Turtle beach

And other interesting thing is silver beach

The valley of the statue is the most amazing part of the trip which needs your imagination power to find so many natural arts in the heart of the valley

 (dragons, eagle, peacock, and so on) 

a rainbow valley is the next, be ready for colorful valley because of the yellow, red silver, black and white and … It is covered by sedimentary rock and layers of volcanic material on its surface. the island red soil is used by locals as spices

the cave of the crystals in valley of silent is the last part of the Hormuz Island excursion located just a bit south of Qeshm.

Hormoz island is famous as a colorful geological wonder island where there is a wide range of colorful sand.

There are local homes serving sea food for travelers.

In the afternoon we will come back to Qeshm.

O/N Qeshm

Day8: Qeshm -Departure

Day Highlights

Have free time in beautiful island.in the evening transfer to Qeshm International airport for departure time.

Gheshm Island
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Star Valley
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Have free time in beautiful island.in the evening transfer to Qeshm International airport for departure time.

End Tour : Qeshm , GSM

Services Included

  • Accommodation in hotels or local house as per itinerary or similar, including daily breakfast.
  • The prices are based on 3-4 star hotels.
  • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary including their applicable entrance fees.
  • Transportation with A/C.
  • English speaking guide and other main languages.
  • Half board

Services Excluded

  • Application of visa & visa fee
  • Porter tips at hotels & waiter tips at restaurants
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Driver & Tour Guide tips
  • All personal nature expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, minibar, gifts, etc.
  • Daily refreshment
  • Anything not mentioned in the Included list

Notes

. Visa fee must be paid by the passengers to the consular section of Iranian embassy upon receiving their visa.

. The passengers must indicate the city in which they like to get their visa (where there is an Iranian embassy consular section) upon purchasing the tour.

. Any other service(s) not specified in “Services Included” section of this proposal.

. Hotels can be changed based on clients’ request or unavailability. Rates may change according to room categories/hotels changes.

.  Above mentioned durations are based on Iranian calendar.

. Working days in Iran are Saturday – Wednesday. Thursdays are half day however many offices are closed on Thursdays.

. The National Jewelry Museum is open on Saturdays to Tuesdays, if the program in Tehran is not match the days; we will visit Reza Abbasi Museum instead.

Cancellation Policy

• 2 months before the day of the tour no cancellation fee
• 1 month  before the day of the tour 10 % cancellation fee
• 20 days  before the day of the tour 30 % cancellation fee

• 1 week before the day of the tour 50 % cancellation fee
• 48 hours or no attendance in the tour no amount of the booking price will be refunded.

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