9 Days Iran Muslim Friendly Tour
9-Day Muslim Expedition
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Our Muslim-friendly tour of Iran ensures your needs are catered to, including providing Halal food, considering praying times, and showcasing the most exquisite Islamic landmarks, all accompanied by our professional Muslim tour guides.
The journey commences in Tehran, with a comfortable coach ride leading you through picturesque landscapes, ancient archaeological sites, arid mountains, and quaint rural villages. Along the way, you’ll gain insight into the rich traditions and cultures that have shaped this land for millennia. Welcome to the once-forbidden land of Persia, where you can experience an unforgettable 9-day Muslim tour.
During this extraordinary journey, we will embark on a captivating exploration of Iran’s enchanting cities, including Tehran, the majestic capital city, as well as Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, and Kashan. We shall unveil the rich tapestry of Persian history while marveling at the awe-inspiring Persepolis. However, above all else, the true essence of our adventure lies in the warm encounters with the locals, widely renowned as the friendliest and most hospitable individuals on the planet. Their genuine smiles and open-hearted welcome will undoubtedly be the highlight of our unforgettable trip to Iran.
DAY 1: TEHRAN (ARRIVAL) – SHIRAZ 1 H 20 MIN (FLIGHT)
Upon your arrival at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) in Tehran, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative who will be waiting to greet you. From there, we will ensure a smooth transfer to Mehr-Abad Domestic Airport for your flight to the enchanting city of Shiraz. Known as the city of roses and nightingales, Shiraz is famous for its picturesque gardens and the delightful fragrance of citrus, which fills the air during the spring season.
Upon reaching Shiraz, you will have some time to relax and refresh at the hotel, preparing yourself for an afternoon filled with exploration and discovery. Our afternoon tour will begin with a visit to the Tomb of Hafiz, a revered site dedicated to one of Iran’s most celebrated poets. Hafez’s poetic brilliance has left an indelible mark on literature, captivating hearts with his eloquence and wisdom. The ambiance surrounding his tomb exudes a sense of tranquility and special reverence, inviting you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Persian Literature.
Following the soul-stirring experience at Hafiz’s tomb, we will continue our journey to the Ali ibn Hamzeh Holy Shrine, an architectural masterpiece that ranks among the most stunning shrines in Iran. The awe-inspiring design and spiritual aura of this holy site create a truly captivating encounter, leaving visitors in awe of its grandeur.
With each step, Shiraz beckons you to delve deeper into its poetic heritage and rich history. Embrace the captivating allure of this city as you embark on an unforgettable adventure that will leave an everlasting impression on your heart and mind.
DAY 2: SHIRAZ
After a delightful breakfast, our first destination will be the captivating Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque. Step inside to witness a breathtaking masterpiece of design adorned with stunning colors. The interior of this mosque is a true marvel where light and worship blend harmoniously, creating an ethereal atmosphere that leaves visitors in awe.
Next, we will proceed to the Shah Cheragh Holy Shrine, located conveniently beside the Pink Mosque. Renowned for its spiritual significance, this spectacular holy shrine has left a profound impact on countless tourists, offering an unforgettable and deeply moving experience in Iran.
Continuing our journey, we will make our way to the bustling Vakil Bazaar and the elegant Vakil Mosque. On our way, we will have a brief stop in front of the magnificent Karim Khan Citadel, a historic fortification from the Zand Dynasty, allowing you to marvel at its grandeur from the outside.
Upon arriving at the vibrant Vakil Bazaar, you will have ample time to explore and shop to your heart’s content. This bustling marketplace boasts hundreds of stores, each offering a delightful array of goods, making it a perfect place to immerse yourself in the local culture and find unique treasures to bring home. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the picturesque Saray-e Moshir courtyards, adding to the charm and allure of this delightful bazaar.
Prepare for a day filled with cultural wonders and immersive experiences, as Shiraz continues to enchant you with its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant marketplaces.
DAY 3: SHIRAZ – YAZD (440 KM)
After enjoying a delicious breakfast and checking out from the hotel, we will embark on a fascinating and long journey to the historical city of Yazd. This remarkable mud-brick city earned its rightful place as a UNESCO World Heritage City in 2017. Yazd is celebrated for its iconic wind-catchers, mud-brick houses in the old town, delectable sweets, and much more.
On our way to Yazd, we will indulge in captivating excursions to some of Iran’s most significant historical sites. Our first stop will be at the legendary Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former capital of the Achaemenids, dating back to 518 BC. The grandeur of Persepolis was unparalleled in the ancient world, leaving a profound impact on all who beheld its magnificence. Although it was tragically burned by Alexander the Great in 330 BC, the remnants of this impressive construction continue to amaze visitors to this day.
Adjacent to Persepolis, we will explore the fascinating Necropolis (Naghsh-e Rostam). This site is home to the tombs of four powerful Achaemenid kings: Darius the Great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes, and Darius the Second. Additionally, you will encounter a collection of ancient rock reliefs from the Sasanid Dynasty, further enriching your understanding of Iran’s historical heritage.
Our final stop before reaching Yazd will be at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pasargadae. Here, you will have the privilege of visiting the Tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, as well as exploring the remnants of the former capital of this ancient civilization.
With our minds enriched with historical knowledge and our hearts full of wonder, we will continue our journey towards Yazd, where more architectural marvels, cultural treasures, and delightful experiences await us.
DAY 4: YAZD
Today’s Yazd sightseeing adventure begins with a visit to the intriguing Silence Tower, an ancient site where Zoroastrians once held their special funeral ceremonies. This historical landmark offers a glimpse into the fascinating rituals and practices of this ancient religious community.
Next on the itinerary is the Zoroastrian’s Fire Temple, where you will have the unique opportunity to witness the eternal flame, which has been burning since 470 AD. This sacred fire holds great significance for Zoroastrians, and its presence offers a profound spiritual experience.
Moving on, we will explore the vibrant Amir Chakhmagh Square, a bustling hub in Yazd. Here, you will also have the pleasure of visiting the magnificent Jame Mosque of Yazd, a timeless marvel dating back to the 14th century. This mosque is renowned for its exquisite minarets, adding to its architectural splendor.
Adjacent to the mosque lies the charming Fahdan District, where the adobe houses will surely captivate any visitor. This district exudes a unique charm, showcasing the traditional architecture of Yazd.
Our final stop in Yazd will be at the remarkable Dowlat Abad Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This enchanting garden is famous for hosting the tallest adobe wind-catcher in the world, soaring to an impressive height of 34 meters. Strolling through this garden, you will be immersed in a serene atmosphere, perfect for reflection and admiration of its architectural wonders.
Yazd’s rich history, architectural marvels, and spiritual heritage will leave a lasting impression on your journey, creating cherished memories that will stay with you for years to come.
DAY 5: YAZD – ISFAHAN (323 KM)
After enjoying a delightful breakfast, it will be time to check out and set our course for the breathtaking city of Isfahan. This remarkable city, which served as the capital of Iran on three separate occasions, holds a captivating allure. It is renowned as the cultural and artistic hub of the country, making it a must-visit destination.
En route to Isfahan, a fascinating excursion awaits us in Naeen, where we shall have the opportunity to explore the Jame Mosque of Naeen. This magnificent mosque, dating back to the 11th century during the Seljuk dynasty, boasts some of the most exquisite brickwork in all of Iran. A true architectural gem!
As our journey continues towards Isfahan, we will cherish the evening hours by the serene riverside, creating cherished memories. Don’t miss the chance to visit two of Iran’s most splendid bridges, Khaju and 33-pol, both remarkable masterpieces from the 16th century. These stunning structures are bound to leave a lasting impression on our hearts.
DAY 6: ISFAHAN
Your journey commences at the awe-inspiring Jame Mosque of Isfahan, a distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing 13 centuries of Iranian architecture within its hallowed walls. Be captivated by the breathtaking Mihrab of Oljaito, an exquisite masterpiece from the 13th century, considered one of the most beautiful Mihrabs among all mosques in Iran.
Next on the itinerary is the graceful Chehel Sotun Palace, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, nestled amidst a lush landscaped park with a serene reflecting pool. Originally constructed by Shah Abbas II for entertainment and court receptions, this pavilion greets you with a majestic portico featuring twenty slender wooden columns. Step inside to uncover soaring halls adorned with frescoes, paintings, and mosaics, with the Hall of Mirrors standing out as a truly mesmerizing spectacle.
Immerse yourself in history at Imam Square, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest public spaces globally. Within the square’s grandeur, you’ll have the chance to visit the revered Shah Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture recognized for its magnificent tile-work, soaring cupola, and minarets. Continue your exploration to the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, affectionately known as the Ladies Mosque, originally constructed for the Shah’s harem. Inside, marvel at the brightly colored domed ceiling, an artful display where light forms the image of a peacock.
The Ali Qapu Palace awaits, ready to mesmerize you with its beautiful music rooms and balconies where Safavid kings once enjoyed polo matches unfolding below in the square. Conclude your exploration of the square by indulging in the vibrant atmosphere of the Qeisarieh Bazaar, teeming with local vendors who specialize in traditional arts and crafts. This bustling marketplace is the perfect place to acquire pottery, enamel, jewelry, and delicately inlaid board games, ensuring you leave with cherished mementos of your unforgettable journey.
DAY 7: ISFAHAN – KASHAN – TEHRAN (440 KM)
Leaving behind the enchanting city of Isfahan, our journey now takes us north to Kashan, a town renowned for its historical significance in textiles and ceramic production, but today celebrated for its captivating Fin Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our first stop is the tranquil and visually impressive Fin Garden, a quintessential Persian garden adorned with intricate water channels that converge at a central pavilion. As we explore this serene oasis, don’t miss the opportunity to purchase some rose water, a delightful local specialty available just outside the garden.
Continuing our exploration of Kashan’s treasures, we shall visit the splendid Boroujerdi Traditional House. This architectural gem, constructed approximately 130 years ago during the Qajar dynasty (1857), bears the creative signature of the renowned Iranian architect, Ustad Ali Maryam. The house belonged to Haj Seyed Hasan Natanzi, a prominent merchant who primarily interacted with the people of Boroujerd city, thus earning it the moniker of Boroujerd’s House. This historical residence holds fascinating stories and offers a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of Kashan.
DAY 8: TEHRAN
This morning, our first destination is the opulent Golestan Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that bears witness to the grandeur of the Qajar Dynasty, which ascended to power in the late 1700s. The palace’s architectural splendor has withstood the test of time, making it a true gem within modern Tehran and an emblematic achievement of the Qajar era.
Next, we will immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the Tehran Grand Bazaar, a bustling marketplace that offers a fascinating glimpse into the heart of the city’s commercial and cultural life. The maze-like alleys and stalls are sure to captivate your senses, as you explore the rich tapestry of goods and treasures offered by local merchants.
During the afternoon, we shall venture to the National Museum of Iran, where you will encounter a captivating collection of fabulous items from the early days of Islam in Iran, offering a compelling narrative of the country’s Islamic era. This museum is a treasure trove of history, presenting a concise yet profound overview of Iran’s Islamic heritage.
Day 9: TEHRAN (DEPARTURE)
Our representative will transfer you to Imam Khomeini International Airport according to your flight time.
Going to Iran was for me and my friend a long term project. We booked a luxury train trip in 2019 but unfortunately the tour was canceled because of covid. Surfiran offered us a 9-day tour this year and Saye cooperated with us wonderfully in preparing our trip. Read More
We especially appreciated her help in securing a visa for my girlfriend.
We were also lucky that we were the only ones registered in our time slot, so we had an excellent guide, Mehdi, all to ourselves. He knows a lot about Iran’s rich history and current social and cultural life and he willingly answered all our questions.
We visited a lot of very interesting places, learned a lot about the rich historical background of Iran, the hotels were very luxurious, comfortable with fabulous breakfasts, people were very friendly, they smiled at us, established communication, were interested in where we came from and wanted to take a photo with us.
Back at home we recommended Iran to all our friends.
We organized a 3 weeks tour in Iran through SURFIRAN. SURFIRAN is a very Professional travel agency who understands their customers needs and expectations. Our stay in Iran was just fabulous, the program built by SURFIRAN was great, we have seen many and many very interesting sites and locations.
We visited Iran on October 2016 with SURFIRAN travel and tours company. Organization of round trip, hotel accommodation and flights were perfect. Our guide Mostafa was absolutely excellent, helpful, friendly and his information about Iran were very informative. Thanks a lot ! Will come back soon.
Everything was arranged very efficiently. Nothing went wrong. Our guide, Mostafa Farhadi, was remarkable. Not only was he a brilliant driver, but his knowledge of the culture, history and contemporary life of Iran was amazing. He also had superb contacts in all the places we visited.
Passports and Visas
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.
We use good quality hotels. Local star ratings may vary slightly from international standards. Accommodation is based on double or twin en-suite rooms with air conditioning.
All couples will have a private double room.
Single travelers must pay extra to have their private room.
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.
Booking & Payment
If you would like to book a place on 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.
The tour provides adequate prayer facilities, and prayer times are considered in the schedule to accommodate religious obligations.
Halal Food Options
The tour ensures that all meals provided are prepared in accordance with Halal standards to meet the dietary requirements of Muslim travelers.
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