SAEE CULTURAL TOURS
  • Persia
  • Sun & Lion Tour
  • Tower of Silence
  • Elamite Tour
  • Median Tour
  • Caspian Tour
  • Garden Route
  • Kish Tour

PERSIA:
This route is believed to be the ideal way to visit attractive cultural highlights of Iran just in a week.
It commences with exposition of enriched cultural heritage of Tehran museums as well as the style of life in present day capital of this ancient Land. In the second part you will explore the remains of the great Achaemenians Empire (500BC) near Shiraz plus a lot more within this beautiful city.
Further you see a city well-known as" half the world", cool blue tiles, Majestic Islamic Architecture, unique bridges and a Nostalgic Bazaar; Isfahan is a sight you'll never forget. And at last you visit the ancient, lovely village of Abyaneh and some remains of the Qajar dynasty in Kashan.

8 Day Iran Culture highlights

Route :

Tehran / Shiraz / Isfahan

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

Reception at IKA Airport, transfer to hotel, overnight rest.

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02

Half day tour to visit Archaeological, Islamic and Glassware museums, flight to Shiraz in the evening, overnight Shiraz.

03

Full day tour in Shiraz to visit Nasir-ol-molk mosque, Narenjestan & Eram gardens plus Tombs of poets Saadi & Hafez.

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04

Drive to Isfahan, en route visit Persepolis, Naghshe Rostam, Naghshe Rajab plus Passargad.

05

Visit Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. Chehelsotun palace plus khadjou and 33 arches bridges.

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06

Half day tour to visit Jaameh (Friday) Mosque and Vank Cathedral.

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07

Drive to Tehran, en route visit Abyaneh village near Natanz, Boroujerdi residence & Aghabozorg mosque in Kashan.

08

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

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SUN & LION 

Iran is a glorious open air museum of astounding mega structures rich cultural heritage and age old traditions, all remained to honor the epic past of this beautiful land.
Majestic places and famous museums of Tehran.
Mysterious Architecture in adaptation with inhospitable deserts.
Lovely Yazd, the Zoroastrian center with its towers of silence.
Footsteps of historical figures: Cyrus the great, Darius and Alexander at every corner of the ancient Persia.
The irresistible Isfahan. Who knows that how much it has to offer!
... and a lot more within two unforgettable weeks while the overwhelming tradition of hospitality never fail to surprise and impress the visitors.  

15 Day Culture Highlights

Route :

Tehran- Hamedan-Kashan-Yazd-Shiraz-Esfahan-Tehran

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

Reception at IKA Airport, transfer to hotel, overnight rest.

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02

Full day tour to visit Archaeological, Islamic & Glassware museums, Lunch at a traditional restaurant, Evening visit of Saad Abad palace museums complex.

03

Drive to Hamedan,en-route visit Qazwin Friday mosque, Alisadr cave and Lalehijin village. night visit of Ganjnameh and Abbas abad.

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04

Full day tour to visit Hegmataneh, Stone lion, Alavian Dome, Esther & Mordekai and Avicena's Tomb.

05

Visit Bisotoon and Tagh bostan near Kermanshah, Anahita Temple enroute. Overnight Hamedan .

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06

Drive to Kashan, visit Boroujerdi and Tabatabaies Residence plus Aghabozorg mosque and Fin garden

07

Drive to Yazd, en route visit Ardestan and Naeen's Friday mosques. Visit Amirchakhmagh mourning hall.

08

Visit Friday , Dowlat abad garden, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Seyyed Roknoldin mosque and Towers of Silence.

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09

Drive to Shiraz en route visit Abarqu and Passargad.

10

Visit Narenjestan garden, Nasir-ol-molk mosque , Vakil bazaar & bath plus tombs of poets Hafez and Saadi.

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11

Drive to Isfahan, en route visit Persepolis, Naghsh Rostam and Naghsh Rajab. overnight Isfahan

12

Visit Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq., Chehel Sotun palace. Lunch at a traditional Restaurant. plus night view of the Kahdjou and 33 arches Bridges.

 

13

Half day tour to visit Friday mosque and Vank cathedral. Drive to Tehran, en route visit Abyaneh village and Natanz. overnight Tehran.  

 

14

Half day tour to visit Carpet museum or national jewels museum. Farewell ceremony at the evening. overnight rest.

 

15

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

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TOWERS OF SILENCE:

During this ten day tour, we intend to introduce most cultural highlights of central Iran.
After visiting the capital of the country and its rich museums and hospitable people, we fly to Kerman, a short journey takes us to the oldest and Largest mudbrick structure in the world.
Driving through beautiful deserts to reach the ancient center of Zoroastrians, with its fire temples and wind catchers. next we trace the remains of the great Persian Empires. We discover enough about Iran's strong ties with classical civilization at places like exquisite Persepolis, nostalgic Passargad, Magnificent Naghsh rostam & ... Shiraz itself has lot more to offer.
At last we enter a museum as big as a city, the legendary Isfahan, the royal city of the 17th century. We return to Tehran via the charming ancient village of Abyaneh and the oasis of Kavir, Kashan.  

11 Day Iran Culture Highlights

Route :

Tehran / Bam/Kerman/Yazd/ Shiraz /Esfahan

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

Reception at IKA Airport, transfer to hotel, overnight rest.

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02

Fullyday tour to visit Archaeological, Islamic & Glassware museums, Lunch at a traditional restaurant. Saad Abad palace museums complex.

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03

Flight to Kerman  / drive to Bam, enroute visit Shazdeh garden and Shah Nematollah mausolum. Plus ancient city & citadel of Bam, overnight Bam.

04

Drive to Kerman, visit Friday mosque, Ganj-Ali-Khan complex and Bazaar, overnight Kerman.

05

Drive to Yazd, visit Amirchakhmagh mourning hall, Friday mosque and Towers of Silence. Overnight Yazd.. 

06

Visit Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Dowlat - Abad garden. Drive to Shiraz, enroute visit Passargad, overnight Shiraz.

07

Visit Eram garden, Nasir-ol-molk mosque and Tombs of Poets Hafez and Saadi. Overnight Shiraz.

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08

Drive to Isfahan, en-route visit Persepolis, Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghs-e-Rajab. Overnight Isfahan.

09

Full day tour of Isfahan, visit Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. ChehelSotun palace. Jameh mosque & Vank cathedral.

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10

Drive to Tehran, en route visit Abyaneh village near Natanz, Boroujerdi residence & Aghabozorg mosque in Kashan.

11

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

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ELAMITE TOUR

7 Nts / 8 Days ITINERARY

Route :

Tehran / Kangavar / Kermanshah / Khorram Abad / Dezful / Shoosh / Ahwaz

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

Meet, Assist and Transfer to hotel for O/N rest

02

Drive to Hamedan, En route, visiting Alisadr Water Cave, Lalejin Village and Ganjnameh. O/N in Hamedan.

03

Drive to Kermanshah. En route, visiting Anahita Fire Temple, Achaemenian Inscriptions and Reliefs at Bisotoun and Sassanian Reliefs at Tagh-e-Bostan. O/N in Kermanshah.

04

Drive to Khorram Abad via Borojerd to visit Falak-ol-Aflak Fort and Museum and Sassanian Bridge. O/N in Khorram Abad.

05

Drive to Dezful via Andemeshk and Shoosh (Susa) visiting Choghazanbil and Temple (largest man made Ziggurat), Prophet Daniel’s Tomb, and Haft Tappeh Temple and Castle of Shoosh. O/N in Dezful.

06

Drive to Ahwaz via Shustar. En route, seeing Old Brick–Made Houses, Sassanian Bridge, Dam and Water Mills. O/N in Ahwaz.

07

H/D City Sightseeing and Flt to Tehran. O/N in Tehran

08

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

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MEDIAN TOUR:

7 Nts/ 8 Days ITINERARY

Route :

Tehran / Hamedan / Kermanshah / Sanandaj / Maragheh / Tabriz

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

Meet, Assist and Transfer to hotel for O/N rest.

02

Drive to Hamedan,en-route,visiting Alisadr Water Cave,Lalejin Village,Ganjnameh and Hekmataneh. O/N in Hamedan.

03

Drive to Kermanshah. en-route, visiting Anahita Fire Temple, Achaemenian Inscription and Reliefs at Bisotoun and Sassanian  Reliefs at Tagh-e-Bostan. O/N in Kermanshah . 

04

Before driving to Sanandaj visit Moaven-ol-Molk Takyeh. In Sananaj visit Jame Mosque and Asef House. O/N in Sananda

05

Drive to Takab , en-route, visiting Sahoolan Water Cave and Hassanloo Fort and then visit Sassanian Fire Temple (Takhte-e-Soleiman - Throne of  Solomon), and Soleimans's Prison in Maragheh. O/N in Maragheh

06

Drive to Tabriz,en-route, visiting Three Seljuk Towers and Kandovan Village. Visit Blue Mosque and Shah-Goli Pavilion in Tebriz. O/N

07

Visit Tabriz Bazaar and Fly back to Tehran. Before Check In, visit Abbasi Museum and to Hotel for O/N

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08

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

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CASPIAN TOUR:

7 Nts / 8 Days ITINERARY

Route :

Tehran / Chaloos / Ramsar / Rasht / Masooleh / Bandar Anzali / Ardabil

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

Meet, Assist and Transfer to Hotel for O/N rest

02

Drive to Chaloos. en-route, visiting Valasht lake and in Namak A'abrood enjoy Cable Car ride. O/N in Chaloos.

03

Drive to Ramsar and visit Sadat Mahalleh Hot Springs, Jannat-e-Roodbar and Pahlavi Palace Museum. O/N in Ramsar.

04

F/D Tour of Javaherdeh Village and drive to Rasht . En route, visiting Tea Cultivation, Sheitan Kooh and Gisom Waterfall. O/N in Rasht.

05

F/D tour to visit Masooleh Village and driving to Bandar Anzali . En rote, visiting Anzali Lagoon, Silk Lagoon, Silk factory and Caviar Factory. O/N in Anzali. 

06

Driving to Ardabil via Astara to see Shoorabil and Neor Lakes. Continue driving to Sarein Hot Springs and O/N in Sarein.

07

Drive back to Ardabil to visit Sheikh Safiuddin Shrine and transfer to Airport for Fit back to Tehran. O/N in Tehran.

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08

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

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GARDEN ROUTE

Iran (Persia) is one of the most important countries in the middle east. It has a very long tradition of garden –making, though no one can be sure quite how long. Because it bestrides the cross-roads between the Middle East and Asia, Iran has had a turbulent history.
Persian gardens are embellished with order and proportion, sanctity and privacy, far from the undue, devoid of futility and any exaggeration, responsible for efficiency and profitability, favorable with contentedness and frugality, and equipped with permanency. ( Abolghasemi 1997).
The architectural composition of Persian garden, its water, running or still, its vegetation, including its species , proportions , color schemes, spacing and respective heights. Each component follows the sustainability in sense of Self-efficiently. ( Venice Charter).

10 Nights/11 Days program.

Route :

Tehran- Kerman-Shiraz- Yazd- Esfahan- Kashan-Tehran

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

Arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. O/N. Tehran.

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02

Full day site seeing tour of Tehran, visiting Saad Abad palace museums and evening flight to Kerman. O/N. Kerman.

03

Excursion to Mahan visiting Sheikh Nematollah Vali mausoleum in Mahan and Bagh (garden) Shahzadeh and Ganjali Khan Hammam in Kerman. O/N. Kerman.

 

04

Drive to Shiraz, en-route visiting the Sassanid ruined palace near Sarvestan . O/N. Shiraz.

05

Full day city tour , visiting Delgosha Garden ( Sassanid period, referrs back to 15 centuries ago) the oldest garden in Shiraz and then Golshan garden( Safavid period, 350-400 years ago) Nazar garden museum (Reign of Karim Khan , 200 years ago) , Sadieh garden, and tomb of poet Sadi ( Qajar Dynasty, 200 years ago) and at last visit one of the beautiful gardens of Iran which was built by Shahdad to compete with Paradise ( Reign of Shahdad son of Arab ruler. O/N. Shiraz. O/N. Shiraz.

 

06

A morning excursion to Persepolis and an afternoon visit of Narenjestan garden ( Qajar Dynasty) and Hafez tomb. O/N.Shiraz.

 

07

Drive to Yazd en-route visiting Passargad ( Cyruss the great tomb and 4500 years old pine tree an Abarkouh. O/N. Yazd.

08

Morning visit of Tower of Silence and Dowlatabad Garden ( Zand Dynasty -250 years ago-old road to Taft in Yazd), keeo driving to Isfahan. An evening visit of Si-O-Se Pol and Khajou bridges. O/N. Isfahan.

09

A full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Hasht Behesht (Safavid dynasty 350-400 years ago), Chehel Sotoun Palace and garden ( Safavid), Naqsh-e-Jahan Square (Safavid) and Chahar Bagh ( Safavid -400 years ago) which is known as avenue now. O/N. Isfahan.

10

Drive to Tehran , en-route visiting Fin garden ( 1000 years ago Ale-Bouye and 400 years ago Safavid dynasty). O/N. Tehran.

11

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

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KISH TOUR

03 Nights Tehran- 03 Nights Kish

Route :

Tehran / Kish

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

  Meet & transfer to Hotel. O/N.Tehran.

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02

After a short rest, F/D city tour of Tehran including visit Archeological & Ceramics museums. In the afternoon, visit Carpet museum .O/N Tehran.

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03

Driving to Tochal Cable Car in the north of Tehran. Get skiing, back to the Hotel. O/N.Tehran.

04

Fly to Kish Island, check in hotel. In the afternoon, taking a panoramic tour of the Island and cruise in a glass covered floor boat. & enjoy the sunset. O/N. Kish.

05

A F/D city tour of Kish including visit tunnels of Kariz and Green tree( Anjir e Maabed) . In the afternoon, shopping/N. Kish.

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06

A H/D city tour of Kish to visit Birds Park and Dolfinarioum. Afternoon , free at leisure.O/N. Kish.

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07

Fly back to Tehran, check in hotel . In the afternoon, a visit to outskirt of Tehran( Darband- Shemshak).O/N.Tehran.

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08

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

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02 Nights Tehran- 05 Nights Kish

Route :

Tehran / Kish

DAY

Description/PLACES TO VISIT

MODE OF TRANSPORT

01

  Meet & transfer to Hotel.

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02

After a short rest, half day city tour of Tehran, including visit Archeological & Ceramics museums. O/N Tehran.

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03

In the morning, Transfer to domestic airport for Kish flight. Check in hotel, A half day Panoramic tour of Island following visit tunnels of Kariz and Green tree ( Anjir e Maabed) . O/N. Kish.

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04

Diving in the morning. In the afternoon, a half day city tour of Kish to visit Birds Park and Dolfinarioum. O/N.Kish.

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05

Diving in the morning. In the afternoon, taking a cruise in a glass covered floor boat & enjoy the sunset. O/N.Kish.

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06

Diving in the morning. In the afternoon, visit Portuguese castle and shopping at bazaars. O/N. Kish.

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07

Fly back to Tehran, check in hotel . In the afternoon, a visit to outskirt of Tehran ( Darband- Shemshak).O/N.Tehran.

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08

Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

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