• Duration

    32 days

  • Start

    Tashkent

  • Finish

    Tbilisi

  • Group size

    Min 2, Max 8

  • Physical rating

  • Included meals

    Breakfast

  • Accommodation Grade

    Standard

  • Transport

    Train, Flight, Car

  • SIM Card

    Only Provided in Iran

A 32-Day Adventure Through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, and Georgia

Journey of Cultures: Exploring the Silk Road and Beyond

Overview & Trip Highlights

The Silk Road, spanning thousands of kilometers across vast landscapes, holds a captivating legacy from ancient times. This network of trade routes, which flourished from around 120 BCE to the 14th century CE, connected the East and West, weaving together diverse cultures, civilizations, and commodities. Caravans traversed deserts, mountains, and plains, carrying precious goods, ideas, and knowledge.

Today, exploring the remnants of this historic route offers a remarkable opportunity to delve into the fascinating tales of merchants, explorers, and civilizations that left their indelible mark on the world. Join us on an extraordinary voyage, where ancient wonders and cultural treasures await at every turn.

With SURFIRAN you can relive the magical spirit of the Silk Road, just as our ancestors did. Embark on an unforgettable expedition in the footsteps of the ancient trade routes. Our journey begins in Uzbekistan, crosses Turkmenistan, and takes us to the fascinating lands of Persia. As we continue our journey, we explore the wonders of Armenia before ending our expedition to Georgia.

Your local guide will accompany you from start to finish (in each country) to make your experience even more enjoyable.

With SURFIRAN, you will discover the mysteries of the Silk Road unfold before your eyes. Experience the warmth of its people, the richness of its culture and the allure of its historical wonders.

  • Unveiling the Treasures of Central Asia in Uzbekistan
  • Discovering the Enigmatic Charms of Central Asia in Turkmenistan
  • Exploring the Magnificence of History, Art, and Hospitality in Iran
  • Embracing the Timeless Beauty of Ancient Treasures in Armenia
  • Immersing in Ancient Culture, Breathtaking Landscapes, and Genuine Hospitality in Georgia

Upon your arrival at Tashkent International Airport (TAS), you will be greeted and met by our representative at the airport. The local representative will take you to your hotel so that you can rest. Those arriving in the morning or at midnight can check in early.

Our sightseeing tour in Tashkent will commence using the Tashkent Metro in the afternoon. The Sacred Heart Cathedral (also known as the Polish Church) is a religious building belonging to the Roman Catholic Church and German Kirsch. Next, visit Mustakillik Maydoni (Independence Square), previously named Lenin Square (until 1991), the largest square in Tashkent. Amir Timur Square (since 1881), and the Monument to Courage (devoted to the 1966 earthquake in Tashkent) are some of the most important landmarks in today’s city.  The Halklar Dustligi Square, Monument to Alisher Navoi (the largest urban park in Tashkent).


ACCOMMODATION

  • Inspira-S 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tashkent
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Check out after breakfast. Transfer to the railway station to take the fast train Afrosiyob to Samarkand. Our arrival is scheduled for around 09:45.

When we arrive, we will pay a visit to the Gur-E Amir Mausoleum, where we can see the grave of the Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur (also known as Tamerlane). Following that, we will go to the magnificent Registan Ensemble. During the time of Amir Timur, this beautiful place was the heart of Samarkand. The complex consists of three well-known Madrassahs (Ulugbek, Shir Dor, Tillya-Kari), as well as Bibi Khanum Mosque, the most significant Mosque in the Islamic world in the 15th century. We will conclude our morning tour at the Samarkand Grand Bazaar.

After taking a break at the hotel, we’ll go on our tour by visiting the Shahi-Zinda Mausoleum Complex in the afternoon. Includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings from the 11th,15th, and 19th centuries. The Shah-i-Zinda is known as the ‘living king’. After that, we will go stargazing in Samarkand by visiting The Ulugbek Observatory. The Ruins of Afrosiab State (which were built from 6 BC to 13 AD) is the last place to visit today.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Shohjahon 4-star hotel or a similar one in Samarkand
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Check out the hotel after breakfast, and take a bullet train from Samarkand to Bukhara. We will be visiting Registan Complex, which is the Ark Fortress from the 16th century, and Bolo-Hauz Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site), which also has Ulug Beg and Abdul Aziz Madrassahs (16th century) and Chor-Minor Mausoleums, the Mausoleum of Ismael Samani (9-10th century), and Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (13th century).

After checking in to the hotel and resting, we shall continue our sightseeing by visiting the Poi-Kalyan Complex, which includes the Kalan Mosque, the Kalan Minaret, the Mir-e Arab, the Emir Alim Khan Madrassah, the Taqi Trading Domes, the Nadir Divanbeigi, the Magok-i-Attari Mosque, and Lyab-i-Hauz.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Paradize Plaza 4-star hotel or a similar one in Bukhara
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Today we will continue our journey to Khiva. Will pass through the Kyzyl-Kum Desert. As we travel to Khiva, we will be stopping briefly at the Bank of the Amu Darya River.

We will arrive in Khiva at the end of the afternoon. We will check in to the hotel and take a rest.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Khiva Residence 4-star hotel or a similar one in Khiva
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Today we start our tour in Khiva by visiting The Kunya-Ark Fortress, which includes Kurinish Khana (17th century), Mohammed-Amin-Khan Madrassah, and Islam Khodja Minaret. We then visit The Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex (18th century), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19th century), Amir-Tur Madrassah, and Sho-i-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum. After lunch, we’ll start our sightseeing with Mazary Sharif Madrassah (established in 1882), then head to the Uch Avlioli Mausoleum (displaying three saints from the 19th century), and finalize with the Juma Mosque of Khiva (18th century).

Next, go to the Pahlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, a man who was a poet, philosopher, legendary wrestler, and extremely compassionate. Then, see the Tash Hauli (the Stone Yard) Palace from the 18th century. Our final stop in Uzbekistan is to see Allah Khuli Khan Madrassah, a library that dates back to the mid-19th century, and Arbab Mohamad Khan Madrassah.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Khiva Residence 4-star hotel or a similar one in Khiva
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Drive to the border post Shavat and leave Khiva behind. After doing the border formalities, continue driving to Kounya Ourguentch (UNESCO World Heritage City). Upon arrival visit The Kunya Urgench consists of the ruins of the old capital of Kharazm. Then, continue the road to the Dashoguz city to fly to Ashgabat at about 20:00.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Sport 4-star hotel or a similar one in Ashgabat
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

We will start our Turkmenistan tour by visiting The Ertuğrul GAZY Mosque, Independence Park, Arche of Neutrality, National Museum, Nissa (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Mosque, and the Mausoleum of Turkmenbashy.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Sport 4-star hotel or a similar one in Ashgabat
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the Turkmenistan-Iran border post. It takes about 2 hours to complete the border formalities. Continued tour in Iran. After meeting and greeting at the border, we will begin our journey to Iran. Mashhad is where we will spend our first night in Iran. Due to the 8th Imam of the Shia people being buried, the first holy city of Iran is this city.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Ario 3-star hotel or a similar one in Mashhad
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

To become more familiar with the historical hotels and inns in Iran, we began our exploration of the Silk Road by visiting the Caravanserais (UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Robat-e Sharaf (140 km) is one of the most well-known caravanserais. Sharaf is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is a museum that exhibits brick and stucco decorations. On the other hand, this caravanserai is a significant element and facility of the Silk Road and serves as a valuable document in this regard.

During our return journey to Mashhad, we will take a trip to the second most significant caravanserai known as Robat-e Mahi (120 km to Mashhad). This caravanserai is regarded as one of the architectural masterworks of the Seljuk era, owing to its use of bricks and stucco. An evening visit to the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, the 8th leader of the Shiite Muslims.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Ario 3-star hotel or a similar one in Mashhad
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart and travel to the city of Neyshabur by driving. Neyshabur was a significant city in Iran until the Mongol invasion of Persia. At that time, it was called “Abar Shahr” which means “the Greatest City” On the way to Neyshabour we will make a short stop in Fakhr Abad village to visit another caravanserai, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Neyshabour’s turquoise is well-known worldwide. As turquoise was an essential commodity in Iran on the Silk Road, we will visit the Turquoise Mine of Neyshabur from the 7th century. We will then visit the Tomb of Hakim Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), known for his contributions to mathematics, philosophy, astronomy, and poetry. Our last stop in Neyshabour is the Archeological Site of Shadiyakh. An ancient city was destroyed during the Mongol invasion of Neyshabour.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Amiran 3-star hotel or a similar one in Neyshabour
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

We plan to leave Neyshabour this morning and travel to another important city on the Silk Road. On the way to Bastam, we will make a short stop in the historical town of Sabzevar. Sabzevar’s role was significant during the Mongol invasion. In Sabzevar we will visit Khosro Gerd Tower, a 900-year-old mil-tower (towers that were used to show the caravans the right way), and then we will visit the Historical Mosalla (an important mosque) from the 13th century. Then we will continue to Bastam. On the way from Sabzevar to Bastam there is one of the biggest caravanserais of Iran. This caravanserai is called Myandasht. If we’re lucky, we can try riding camels (camel riding can be done on certain days during the season). Then we will continue to Bastam. The history of Bastam dates back to about 8,000 years ago. There we will visit the Tomb of Bayazid Bastami (804-874), a famous Persian Sufi. His nickname was King of the Gnostics (Sultan-ul Arefin). Behind the tomb is the Shahrokhieh School. An Iranian historical school from the Timurid period serves as a good example.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Tourist Inn 3-star hotel or a similar one in Bastam
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we continued our journey to the city of Damghan. There are two more monuments in Bastam that we will discover before leaving the city. First, we will take a look at Kashaneh Tower (dating back to the 14th century). This tower was once a Zoroastrian fire temple before Islam, but like most fire temples in Iran, it has been transformed into a place of worship for Muslims since then. Our last destination in Bastam is the Jame Mosque, a stucco and brickwork masterpiece that dates back to the Seljuk era of the 12th century. On the way to Shahroud, we make a brief stop at the Museum of Anthropology and Archeology of Shahroud. It gives us a good understanding of the people, lifestyle, tools, and other historical objects of this area. We continue our journey to Damghan. This beautiful city was once the capital of the Parthians (150 BC). There we can visit the 3rd historical mosque of Iran, Tarikhaneh, which is 1300 years old. After that, we’ll look at Tappe Hessar (Hessar Hill).


ACCOMMODATION

  • Tourist Inn 4-star hotel or a similar one in Damghan
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will drive to Jandagh. Today we will be confronted with breathtaking landscapes in the desert that we may not experience in any other place in the world. Our first stop will be at Haj Ali Gholi Salt Lake. The lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Iran. Then we will continue to Jandagh. We will pass Moaleman village, another important village on the Silk Road, and Bar Andaz-e Sar-e Namak (one more exotic place in the central desert of Iran). Before reaching Jandagh, we have the opportunity to visit Qanat. Qanat is a unique Persian technique that dates back thousands of years and belongs to the cities in deserts. Persian Qanat has been included in the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Jandagh is a 2000-year-old city built during the Sasanid dynasty by order of Anushirvan, the famous Sasanid king. In this city, there is also a 2000-year-old Castle where people still live. Camel riding, stargazing, and desert trekking are fabulous activities in Jandagh depending on availability.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Local House in Jandagh
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Proceed to Naeen, on the way, we pass Chupanan. Chupanan is the best-organized mud-brick village in the world and we will be surprised by its specific urban context. Just before Naeein, there is a small town called Mohammadieh. In Mohammadieh we will visit the famous Fortress from the Sassanid period. Right after that, we will get acquainted with historical Water Mills and Cotton Spinning Mills.

Then, continue to Naeen.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Tourist Inn 2-star hotel or a similar one in Naeen
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Our tour starts with visiting Narin Castle (from the Sassanid period) and Jame Mosque of Naeen (the second oldest mosque in Iran from 1200 years ago). The last stop in Naeen will be at the Traditional Bazaar. Then we continue to Kashan. On the way, we will make a short stop in the city of Ardestan. There we can see a Zoroastrian fire temple from 2,000 years ago called Mehr Ardeshir. Then, visit another special Qanat inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site called Moon Qanat. Then continue to Kashan.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Kasian 4-star hotel or a similar one in Kashan
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Kashan played an important role on the Silk Road. It was used as a boot road on the Silk Road. Hundreds of years ago, Kashan was famous for its silk production. The silk was exported to India and Venice. In Kashan, we will visit the famous traditional bazaar and the Timche-ye-Amin Al Doleh. Then, the Fin Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Boroujerdi and Tababaei houses are another place where we can get acquainted with the historical architecture of Persian houses.

We will continue to Tehran. On the way to Tehran, there is one of the most beautiful caravanserais in Iran, Deir-e Gachin caravanserai, which is considered the best example and the most renovated caravanserai and is known as the mother of caravanserais in Iran. Then we will continue to Tehran.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Howeyzeh 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tehran
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will go to Rey, which is one of the oldest and most important cities in Iran, with a history of 8,000 years. Rey used to play an important role on the Silk Road. In Shahr-e Rey we will visit Gabri Castel (from outside), this castle is 2000 years old. Then we visit the Great Wall of Rey, a relief of Fath Ali Shah Qajar, the Bahram Fire Temple (from the Sassanid dynasty), and today’s sightseeing ends at the Traditional Bazaar of Rey.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Howeyzeh 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tehran
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

We will start our day by visiting the lavish Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Golestan Palace is famous because it was the residence of all the kings of the Qajar dynasty for about 150 years.  Then, the Tehran Grand Bazaar is the next. This bazaar is the second-largest in Iran and the third-largest traditional bazaar in the Middle East. Later is the Iran National Museum. Where we could find thousands of objects from 800,000 years ago to the presence of Islam. The last stop in Tehran is the Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Howeyzeh 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tehran
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Check out after breakfast, we will proceed to Qazvin. Qazvin is one of the oldest cities in Iran and was the capital in part of the Safavid period. Qazvin, because of the Silk Road, was a place for traders and merchants to pass through for many years. Before checking in to the hotel, we will go to the mysterious Alamut Castle. This world-famous castle is well-known for the story of Assassin’s Creed. It is located at an altitude of 2163m. After that, we will back to the city and visit the Monument of the Silk Road, the Aali Qapou Gate, and the Tehran Gate.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Iranian 4-star hotel or a similar one in Qazvin
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, check out and proceed to another significant city on the Silk Road. Before leaving Qazvin behind, we will go to explore more about Qazvin. During the Safavid dynasty, Qazvin was the capital of Iran. There, we could find a lot of monuments, structures, and buildings from that era. The historical Bazaar of Qavin, Saad al Saltaneh Caravanserai, Jame Mosque, and Chehel Sotoun Palace will be our next visit. After lunch, we will move to Zanjan. This city also was one of the most important cities during the Ilkhanid period (Mongols in Iran). During our journey to Zanjan, we will make a brief stop at Dashkasan Temple, where we will have the opportunity to view two dragon reliefs from the Mongol era. Right after Dashkasan Temple, there is a huge building from the Ilkhanid era called Soltanieh Dome (UNESCO World Heritage Site). This octagonal building was erected in 1302 and has one of the tallest domes (50m) in the world. Then continue to Zanjan.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Zanjan Boutique Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Check out after breakfast, we will continue our journey to the city of Tabriz. Before leaving Zanjan, we will visit the Rakhtshur Khane Museum and Stone Caravanserai. Then, continue to Tabriz. Spend our evening at Il Goli (King’s Garden).


ACCOMMODATION

  • Saray 3-star hotel or a similar one in Tabriz
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we begin our tour to explore this historic city. Tabriz was the capital of Iran during the Safavid period. Marco Polo wrote in his travelogue in the 13th century: “Tabriz is beautiful and spacious and business flourishes in this city”. Our first visit is to the Grand Bazaar of Tabriz (UNESCO World Heritage Site). This bazaar is the second largest traditional bazaar in the world, after the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. We then visit the Blue Mosque, the Azerbaijan Museum, and Arg-e Ali Shah.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Saray 3-star hotel or a similar one in Tabriz
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will depart for the border between Iran and Armenia (Norduz Border).

Welcome to Armenia!

Meet at Norduz Border and drive to Meghri Town. Panoramic city tour of Meghri.

Drive to Tatev Town, and explore the miraculous monastic complex 9th century, which boasts having one of the oldest universities in medieval Europe. Admire the stunning architecture of the refined churches and take pleasure in the exquisitely carved stone crosses. Also, take note of the austere ambience of the area.

We have a relaxing ride on the Wings of Tatev aerial tramway which holds the World Guinness Record as the longest reversible cable car (5.7 km). The ropeway provides a scenic view of the Vorotan River Canyon with skyscraping snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and green forest glades.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Mirhav 3-star hotel or a similar one in Goris
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast drive to Karahunj known as the Armenian Stonehenge, the oldest observatory in the world which is 7,500 years old. There are 223 vertical standing stones 84 of which have holes. The ancients were gazing at the stars using them as telescopes.

Our next stop is the Monastery of Noravank, an architectural gemstone nestled among brick-red cliffs, just above a deep gorge. It’s only here that we can see a bas-relief with the representation of Father God with almond-shaped eyes that look far ahead.

Visit Areni, the village of winemakers. We will tour the world-class archaeological site, the cave complex Areni-1 to see one of the oldest wineries in the world (6100 years old).

On the way to Yerevan, visit Khor Virap Monastery, one of the most popular destinations in Armenia for several reasons, primarily because it is where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years before curing King Trdat III of a disease. This caused the conversion of the king and Armenia into the first officially Christian nation in the world in the year 301. Its location, near the closest point to biblical Mount Ararat within Armenian borders, offers a spectacular view of the mountain, the national symbol of Armenia.

Drive to Yerevan.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Ramada 4-star hotel or a similar one in Yerevan
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Today we explore the secrets and hidden gems of Yerevan, the rose-colored pearl of Armenia, a beautiful European city mostly built with different shades of local pink stone called Tuff Quarried in Armenia. Founded in 782 B.C., Yerevan is reputedly one of the oldest cities in the world to have been continuously inhabited.  Tour of the Goom Food Bazaar, a real museum of food.

Drive to Garni Fortress, the royal summer residence of the Armenian Kings, and visit Garni Temple of the Sun, the only standing Hellenistic temple in the Caucasus and the former USSR.

We visit a local villager’s house to see our hosts they bake the traditional Armenian bread lavash in a “Tonir” oven. Freshly baked lavash must be the most delicious bread on earth.

We continue to Geghard Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), perhaps one the most beautiful rock-cut medieval monasteries in the world with its fascinating natural setting and decorative art carved inside the solid rock.

The highlight of our trip will be a walk in the Azat River Gorge to marvel at one of the most beautiful geological wonders of our planet Symphony of Stones – giant hexagonal basalt columns stretching along the river for several kilometers. Our guide will show us how to take the most creative photos of the place.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Ramada 4-star hotel or a similar one in Yerevan
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast drive to Lake Sevan, one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the world at 1900m (6233 feet) above sea level. We can marvel at the deep blue waters of the lake and its surrounding snow-capped mountains from the remote monastery of Sevanavank on top of the peninsula hill (240 steps and optional to climb).

Continue to Dilijan, known as “Armenia’s Little Switzerland”. Walk in the oldest street of Old Dilijan town.

Driving through the picturesque Canyon of Debed River we visit the Monastery of Haghpat dating back to the 10th century. It’s a perfect example of medieval Armenian architecture. Being astonishingly well preserved with its frescoes, “lace” stone-crosses, inscriptions, and bas-relieves it became the first Armenian architectural monument to be registered in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Continue to the Armenian-Georgian border, meet our tour guide, and drive to Tbilisi.

Our overland journey continues to the beautiful country of Georgia. Besides its historical and natural heritages, this country is famous for its ancient winemaking traditions.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Golden Tulip 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tbilisi
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

In the morning we will start the Tbilisi city tour, and visit the Metekhi Plateau, the Old Town, and the Baths District. Also, visit Rustaveli Avenue and Sololaki and the National Museum of History.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Golden Tulip 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tbilisi
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Today morning drive to the city of Sighnaghi. Visit Sighnaghi and have a wine tasting in one of the wineries and drive to Telavi, the main town of the Kakheti region. On the way visit the Nekresi Monastery and arrive at our hotel in Telavi.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Telavi Inn 4-star hotel or a similar one in Telavi
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

In the morning visit Telavi city center and Tsinandali Estate and drive to visit Cheece producers, where we can have lunch and cheese tasting. Afterwards, we will drive from Telavi to Stepantsminda – a settlement in the mountains of the Great Caucasus near the Russian border.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Roshe Gudauri4-star hotel or a similar one in Stepantsminda
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Today morning, we will take special cars and drive up to the church of the Holy Trinity. After visiting the church, we will drive to Dariali Gorge, enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains, and then visit the local family, where we can have a master class of Khinkali – a famous Georgian dish from this region and then have lunch with the family. After lunch, we will drive back to Tbilisi, on the way we will stop at the Ananuri Fortress.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Golden Tulip 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tbilisi
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

In the morning we will drive to Uplistsikhe – An old cave town from the 6th C. BC. After visiting Uplistsikhe we will drive to Stalin’s Museum (from outside), and then drive to Iago’s winery for wine tasting and snacks. After wine tasting, we will visit the old capital of Georgia, Mtskheta which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then, back to Tbilisi. Dinner in the traditional restaurant with the Folk Show.


ACCOMMODATION

  • Golden Tulip 4-star hotel or a similar one in Tbilisi
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Today, our representative will transfer you to Tbilisi International Airport (TBS) to fly back home.

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Silk Road Adventure

What’s Included

  • All Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation (B&B)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Accompanying the Certified Tour Guide from Beginning to End
  • A Bottle of Water Per Day/ Per Person
  • One Way Fast Train (Tashkent- Samarkand)
  • One Way Bullet Train (Samarkand- Bukhara)
  • One Way Flight Ticket (Dashoguz- Ashgabat)

What’s Excluded

  • Visa Procedures and Visa Fee
  • International Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
  • Tips to Local Guides and Drivers
  • Personal Expenses

Customer Reviews

Highly Recommended Tour with SurfIran

Such a fantastic tour! I was unsure about traveling to Iran as a solo female, but I felt confident going with SurfIran. Hamed in SurfIran was extremely helpful in assisting me to secure a travel visa, travel insurance, and in answering all of my queries to prepare me. He was even helpful in tailoring the tour to my needs (as I could not arrive on the first day in Tehran) and I was still welcomed at the airport by a different guide to take me to the hotel and get set up in Shiraz. Read More

All Fine

All fine. Good communication in the setup. The visas, payment, and flights etc went smoothly.

The most important aspect of a tour is the guide and Nima excelled. A great networker with sophisticated English he understands his mainly western audience well and does in depth historical research for his own interest.

Go! Don’t listen to the media

I cannot express my gratitude to Paria, my guide Ali and SURFIRAN for my tour around Shiraz and Isfahan. As a European and solo travelled , safety was a worry but it was great. Iranian people are so welcoming. I would love to join them again soon. Thanks a lot.

Something ancient touched my soul in Iran

I took a surfiran package after talking with their representative and to my surprise they give me much more than written…I must say if you want to see Iran then surfiran is the only best option available out there.. Special thanks to my guide Nima a very knowledgeable and good hearted guide.

SIMPLY UNFORGETTABLE!

I was in Iran with my old travel mates Bea, Gloria and Paola on September.
We all agree to consider that journey one of the most exciting and interesting we have ever done.
We found out a safe, kind e welcomig Country and We are so grateful to SURFIRAN which has made that all possible, with great expertise and professionalism.
Surfiran helped us from the beginnig – for visa application – to the end.
We couldn’t have asked anythings more.

Visit Iran! Travel with SurfIran! Sharing with you my experience.

Travelling to ancient and mystical Iran has always been a dream of mine. In August of 2023, I finally took the plunge. Due to the vastness of the country, I reckoned I will not be able to backpack easily on my own. The glowing reviews of fellow travellers before me on Tripadvisor led me to contact SurfIran. And I was totally impressed by SurfIran’s service level.

Important Notes

  1. Arrival & departure transfers are included on this trip.
  2. The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 17 kg per person plus hand luggage.
  3. Please note that deposits for this trip are refundable and transferable (we only deduct the bank transfer fee) as per our terms and conditions.

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Good to Know

The spring (mid-March to May) and fall (September to mid-November) are generally considered the best times to visit as the weather is mild and comfortable, perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Read more about the best time to visit Iran.

The price will vary based on the number of people and any additional services requested. Therefore, please submit your request so that the details regarding the price can be sent to your email address within one business day.

Passports should be valid for at least six months after your departure from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveller. For more information about how to get an Iranian visa please visit this page.

In our premium tours, we book the best 5-star hotels available in each city.

We use a private AC van, middle bus or bus throughout this tour, subject to the final size of the group.

The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assist service in Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.

If you would like to book this tour, please complete the online reservation form on our website. We will then contact you with more details about how to complete your booking. Payments may be made by making a bank transfer. Full details will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please contact us if you would like any more information or have any questions before making a booking.

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