Get ready to visit half of the world; Isfahan was once the capital of Persia and one of the largest cities in the world. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory. This hub of creativity was rightly granted the title “Half-of-the-World” due to its flourishing commerce and a great variety of astonishing arts ranging from poetry and handicrafts to unique architectural styles. We begin our journey through Isfahan by visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace. We will continue our tour to Meidane Emam (Naghsh-e-Jahan) (WHS) Square which is an oblong-shaped square built in Safavid era. The square with its lively atmosphere has always been a perennial tourist attraction; it is bordered on all sides by aesthetically remarkable monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storied arcades of shops. The monuments surrounding the square are named Shah Mosque, The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu next we visit Imam Mosque situated on the south side of the Shah square. The mosque was built during Safavid period by the order of the first Shah Abbas of Persia. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, is considered as one of the marvels of Persian architecture. Every element of the building is a true embodiment of elegance; it enchants every viewer by its dome changing color from dawn to dusk. There is an underground corridor offering a passage from the building to Ali-Qapu palace which is going to be the next piece of history to visit. The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu is a grand palace located on the western side of the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, opposite of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. The building was named Ali-Qapu which means “great gate” in as much as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square to the Chahar Bagh Boulevard. The structures were a symbol of the government’s power and was originally used as a place to hold important political negotiations. Ali-Qapu is rich in naturalistic wall paintings; they abound with floral, animal and bird motifs. The building is also embellished with mirrors, arcs and magnificent colorful tiles.
Accommodation: Hotel (Night/ Isfahan)
Activities: Chehel-Sotun Palace Meidane Emam Imam Mosque Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu.
After breakfast, we will drive to Kuhrang, en-route we will have visit of Chalshotor Castle and Museum, then on the Zayandeh Rood River we will visit Zaman Khan Bridge then we will continue to Kuhrang, after arrival we will have a lunch with Nomads, after that we will walking right in the heart of the Zagros mountains.
Accommodation: Camping (Night )
Activities : Chalshotor Castle and Museum Zaman Khan Bridge.
In the fourth day we will have full day sightseeing in the Chelgerd, the first we will have visit of Kalantar and Khak Dalaan Valley, Sheykh Alikhan Waterfalls and Sepidan Cheshmeh
Accommodation: Camping (Night)
Activities: Kalantar and Khak Dalaan Valley Sheykh Alikhan Waterfalls and Sepidan Cheshmeh.
In the morning, we will back to Isfahan, after arrival we will move to Jolfa District, we then should not miss Vank Cathedral which is one of the most celebrated example of the colorful architecture to mirror Christians’ religious and spiritual concept, the next step is Hasht Behesht Palace, in the afternoon will move for visit Siyosepol which literally means 33 arches is a bridge highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design. It is the longest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River connecting east of Isfahan to its west. then visit another well-known bridge over Zayandeh Rood River called Khaju and next to see the oldest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River. The Zayandeh Rood River can be considered as a contributing factor to the growth of the population and the economy of the city; it helped established Isfahan as an influential center, and gave a green landscape to Isfahan, a city in the middle of a desert.
Accommodation: Hotel (Night/ Isfahan)
Activities: Vank Cathedral Hasht Behesht Palace Siyosepol.
In the early morning, we will transfer to IFN airport for our departure flight.
Saying goodbye is never easy, but it is time to go to the airport. Iran is a kind of place that you cannot get enough of it and to appreciate its beauty thoroughly in such few days is not possible. Therefore, until next time we will have the honor to host you here in Iran take care and enjoy your flight.
Activities: Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer.