West to North

West to North
  • Tour Name: West to North
  • Duration: 13 days
  • From: On Request
  • A taste of Iran with the flavor of mountain!
  • Beautiful mountain case village in the paradise of Iran, the north!
Tour Map

Day 1:

You come into Tehran from your home country.

Day 2:

Tehran – Alamuth - Qazvin: Follow the path of the Assassin’s up to their castle in the clouds. On the last day in Tehran we visit Azadi Tower which is one the symbols of the modern Iran. Then we drive to Qazvin to Visit the ruins of assassin’s fortress Alamuthb and breathtaking mountainside of Alamuth valley.

Day 3:

Qazvin - Zanjan: Visit the first of the Safaid King’s capital – Qzavin. Here in Qazvin we go for Ali Qapu Gate House, Friday Mosque, Chehel Sotun Palace and Bazaar & Caravanserei then we drive to Zanjan to visit Sultaniyeh (Oldjaitu Mausoleum) (UNESCO World Heritage) and Knife Bazaar.

Day 4:

In the fourth day we have Zanjan and Maraghe on the roud. Discover the impressive site of Takhte Suleiman, where ancient Kings hold secret ceremonies and some even hold it for the place of the Holy Grail. we drive to Takab to visit archaeological Site of Takht-e Suleiman (UNESCO World Heritage), Zandan-e Suleiman rock formation and wide landscape of West-Azerbaijan. After that we proceed to Maraghe and check-In to our hotel.

Day 5:

Maraghe – Kandovan – Tabriz: Visit the Grave Towers of Mongol Aristocrats (Gonbad-e Kabud, Gonbad-e Sorkh&Gonbad-e Ghaffaria) in Maraghe and then drive to Kandovan. Find your way through the tiny alleys of Kandovan, an ancient village entirely caved into basalt rock and then drive to Tabriz& Check-In to hotel

Day 6:

Tabriz: Count the countless spices of Tabriz’ famous bazaar and track Armenian roots in Iran at wonderful monastery Jolfa. next we go to see Friday Mosque proceed by driving to Jolfa and Visiting medieval Armenanian monastery of Jolfa (UNESCO World Heritage).

Day 7:

Tabriz – Ardebil: visit Blue Mosque in Tabriz and then drive to Ardabil. Experience the coldest city of Iran and enjoy a bath in its hot springs. In Ardabil we have Sheikh Safi Al-Din Mausoleum (founder of Safavid Dynasty) and Ardabil Bazaar in our sightseeing plan. Our another options are:

  • In the afternoon drive to Sarein near Ardabil and enjoy hot spring water
  • Or walking along Shorabil Lake

Day 8:

Ardabil - Bandar Anzali: Lean back and enjoy the ride down the impressive road crossing the Alborz Mountainside and see nomads looking for fertile pasture grounds in the highlands. Impressive Elborz Mountain Road via Khalkhal to the Taleshi Nomads makes us feel super excited to see such an untouched nature. Drive to Bandar-e Anzali via Asalem certainly changes the picture of Iran, which is usually a city near desert or the desert itself in your mind. Sail a boat through the wetlands of Bandar Anzali Caspian Sea Coast.

Day 9:

Bandar Anzali (Fish Market - Mordab Lagoon Cruise) - Masuleh: Visit one of Iran’s most famous villages high in the mountains of Alborz. we are going to visit the Fishmarket of Bandar Anzali, the  ruins of medieval assassin fortress Rudkhan  and  scenic Mountain village Masouleh.

Day 10:

Bandar Anzali – Ramsar: Discover Iran’s greenest province. Smell fresh tea leaves and see rice farmers working in the fields. First we drive to Rasht for visiting Historical quarters and Museum of rural architecture then drive to Lahijan to have Tea Museum and Hamam of Golshan for sightseeing part of day and then we proceed to Ramsar which is the Summer residence of Reza Shah Pahlavi. After that we drive with cable car to a platform high over Ramsar. Enjoy the view over the Caspian Sea!

Day 11:

Ramsar – Sari: Follow the Caspian Coast line and see what goods the fishermen sell on the local market. In Fereydoonkenar we have a walk through the famous fish market then we go to Babol to have Mausoleum of Mohammad Taher, Archaeological site of Gohartapeh settlement, Farah abad Safavid mosque and Abbas Abbad Garden (UNESCO World Heritage). But having Old quarter of Sari and Bazaar of Sari is optional.

Day 12:

Sari – Tehran: Visit the house of one of Iran’s most famous contemporary artists and drive by the majestic Damavand Mountain with its more than 5600m altitude. Now we have Amol on the road to see Museum and house of Iranian painter Ms. Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Mohammad Hassan Khan Bridge from the Qajar era and then we proceed through the Elburz Mountainside and drive by highest Mountain of Iran, Mount Damavand.

Day 13:

Today is the last day of our journey in Iran. We have to say goodbye to Iran in its capital, Tehran.

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Accommodation

Hotel and ecolodge

Transportation

Coach / Bus, Mini-coach

Places You’ll See

What is included?

Private airport transfer (ARR. & DEP.)
8 Nights Standard Hotel accommodation
Full-time Dedicated Vehicle for all transports
All mentioned sightseeing
Full-time Experienced Local guide
Visa support & reference code
Meals (B/B )

What is not included?

Tips & Portages
International airfare
Personal insurance
Visa stamp fee
Meeting With people Price

Frequently asked questions

Do I need visa?

Yes, here you can find everything you need to know about visa.
http://www.cometopersia.com/visa-information/

Can I buy SIM card?

Yes, you can buy an MTN Irancell SIM card in all the cities in Iran and use its 4G internet and calling services easily.

Do you offer personal insurance?

No, we do not offer personal insurance.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Yes, our company, as one the most professional tour operators in Iran, offers almost all services related to traveling include travel insurance to the our customers.

How can I exchange my money?

You can change it at airports and currency exchange shops.

Is there safe in Iran?

Iran is one of the safest countries in the Middle East with the most hospitable people. According to telegraph.co.uk Iran safety rate is 5.7 which demonstrates that Iran is even safer than countries like Poland, Russia etc. …
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/safest-countries-in-the-world/