12 Days tour, cultural trip with Mahnaz.nl

Landscape, culture, history and architecture

When you think of Iran, you probably see the images of beautiful turquoise mosques, bazars, Persian carpets, ruins that are ages old and desert landscapes. During this 12 days tour through Iran you will see all of this. We will take you on a journey along all the highlights and multiple UNESCO heritages and there is enough time and space to enjoy the hospitable culture and the delicious kitchen of Persia.

12 Days tour

  Cultural trip with Mahnaz.nl

9 x City and Village

In 2018 Mahnaz.nl organizes, together with Persintravel, 12-day trips to Iran. A special country full of cultural treasures. Mahnaz is an extremely reliable host and helps as a serious bridge builder for Dutch entrepreneurs to find their way in Iran. Together with Persintravel, round trips are possible for all Dutch contacts to get to know this beautiful country even better. Mahnaz The Persian Way.

  Tehran

  Kashan

  Abyaneh

  Meybod

  Yazd

  Shiraz

  Izadkhast

  Isfahan

  Varzaneh

 Departure Date 
Apr 15, 2018 

 All incl.
(Business class)
€ 2725,- p.p.

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   This package includes

   1 x International flight Iranair of KLM (return ticket)
   1 x Dutch, English and Farsi-speaking guide for the whole trip (Ashkan)
   1 x Private-touringcar and driver for the whole trip (incl. airco)
   2 x Private airport transfers - hotel
   9 x Accommodation incl. breakfast (3*-4* double room)
   2 x Accommodation incl. breakfast (5* double room, Abbasi hotel in Esfahan)
   58 x Entrance fees
   1 x Reservation fee
   11 x Dinner incl. 1 drink p/d
   11 x Lunch incl. 1 drink
   36 x Drinking water
   1 x Tips
   1 x Information night with Persian food (mahnaz.nl)
   1x Reunion evening with a souvenir from Persia (mahnaz.nl)

   This package does not include

   Visa (€ 60,-)
   Single room supplement (€ 40,- per night if desired)
   Personal expenses











City’s we are going to visit

This is all included in this tour

Tehran

Our journey begins in the young and lively city capital of Iran: Tehran. Here we will visit some musea, among which are the carpet museum and the national museum. We will see the famous palaces of Golestan, Read more 

multiple parks and the iconic nature bridge. In the evening we will go to Darband. Along a small river you will walk up into the mountains and the lights at the cafes and restaurants will make you as if you are in a fairy tale. To sum it up: the first days in Iran will be a mix of city, culture, nature and good food. 

Yazd

Since 2017 this desert town is on the UNESCO world heritage list. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and the architecture is traditional for Persia. It is also the centre of the zoroastrianism, the original religion Read more

of this region, which is now a minority. We will visit multiple tempels, the Ateshkadeh and the Towers of Silence. Other remarkable constructions are the Alexander’s Prison and the Amir Chakmagh mosque and there is the possibility to be introduced to pahlevani, a traditional form of martial arts. Yazd is also an ideal city to buy a carpet or some other traditional souvenirs.
 

Varzaneh

Our last stop of this amazing round trip is one day and night in the desert. Here you can enjoy the calmness, you can walk along the sand dunes and gaze and the endless views. People who like sunrises should definitely Read more

put their alarms early! After this great last day we will drive back to Tehran to catch our flight back home.  

Kashan

After Tehran we will travel to the south, to Kashan. Here you will see everything you expect of a Persian city. We will visit the Agha Bozorg mosque, known as one of the most beautiful Islamic constructions of the Read more

19th century. Another good example of the traditional architecture is the Abbasi house, a historical residential building where different families lived together, with a courtyard and beautiful ceilings that are decorated with mirrors. We will also visit the Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse and the bazar. We will rest in the park and go for a picnic in the mountains. 

Shiraz – Perspolis

We continue our trip further south to the city of Shiraz, which was the hometown of the poets Saadi and Hafez. The city originates from the Zand dynasty and the Vakil mosque and Karim Khan Castle are from that era. Read more 

We will visit the Nasir al-Mulk mosque, which is known as the pink mosque because of its beautiful light. From Shiraz we will go to Persepolis, where King Darius the Great once built his palace. Eventually the complex was destroyed by Alexander the Great, but some parts remained. It now forms a unique piece of history of the 5th century B.C. 

Abyaneh

At the foot of the Karkas mountains is the little, picturesque village Abyaneh. It is called the red village, because of its houses that are made from red soil. Together with the wooden balconies they form a very Read more

characteristic place. The village has only a few hundred inhabitants and they will show you how the traditional life in Iran looks.

Izadkhast

This historical complex with a castle, caravanserai and a Safavid bridge has a unique architectural style and building materials. Once it was a place where several emperors reigned, now the complex Read more

including many of the surrounding houses, is abandoned and because of this the place has a special atmosphere that you do not want to miss. 

Meybod

Meybod is an old desert city and the capital of Iran during the Mozaffarid period. Many poets, clergymen and politicians are born and raised here. We will visit the Narin castle, which is one of the oldest of the country.

Isfahan

Because of Sjah Abbas I Isfahan is one of the most important historical cities in Iran. Although the city was already very old, he decided to make it the capital. And a capital needs the best palace, multiple beautiful mosques, Read more

among which the Sjeik Luftfallah mosque and a giant square, which is called Meidan Emam. It is 560 meters long and 160 meters broad and at that time the biggest square in the world. In the 16th century many countries trades their goods here. The Persians also called this square ‘half of the world’. The square and its building surrounding it are UNESCO world heritage. We will surely visit the bazar. Another interesting building is the Armenian Vank cathedral. It is a remnant from the time that Sjah Abbas took Armenian families from Julfa to Isfahan for its silk trade.  

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What you need to know!

Practical information

How about visa? And which money do I need?


General information

What language do they speak in Iran and what clothes should I take? 


Accomondation

During our trips we mostly stay in traditional accomodations. 


How we travel

During our group tours we have a small bus with air conditioning and for the individual tours we also offer internal flights. 

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