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14 Days Western Iran Immersion Tour – Azerbaijan & Kurdistan

Iran
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Duration

14 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Tehran

Duration

14 Days

Finish

Tehran

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Overview

This Tour Package is private. We know you enjoy your privacy. That’s why all our tours are private, flexible, and planned based on your schedule. All tour packages can be 100% customized at no additional cost. Just let us know what you would like to add.

Lose yourself in Iran’s ethnic diversity. Take in the flavors & sights of Iranian Azerbaijan with cities such as Tabriz and Zanjan. Explore the mountainous region & ancient heritage of Iranian Kurdistan. Visit Kermanshah, Sanandaj, and many more hidden gems in between.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Culture
Nature
History

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+5

Meals

Breakfast only

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

Hotel
Traditional Boutique Hotel

Equipment

Proper shoes
Personal medicines
Small bag

Included

- Visa Authorization Code
- Travel Insurance
- Airport Pick-up, Drop-off
- All Accommodations
- Private Land Transport
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance Fees for Mentioned Monuments
- Breakfast
- 24/7 Support

Excluded

- Visa Fee
- International Flights
- Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
- Guide & Driver Tips
- Additional Expenses (i.e. Laundry)
- Personal Expenses
- Additional Costs Due to Unforeseen Events

  • Tehran
  • Alamut Valley
  • Masuleh
  • Khalkhal Road
  • Sarein
  • Kandovan
  • Tabriz
  • Zanjan
  • Sanandaj
  • Mariwan
  • Uraman Takht
  • Kermanshah
  • Hamedan
Dominik
Dominik
2020-09-11
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Mehr als zufrieden! Waren vor Corona im Iran und hatten anfangs Probleme mit dem Visum. Wenige Tage nachdem wir uns an TAP Persia gewendet hatten, hatten wir das Visum in der Hand. Auch bei anderen Fragen oder Problemen stand uns das Unternehmen schnell und freundlich zur Seite!Wir waren von TAP Persia mehr als begeistert und können deren Leistungen zu 100% weiterempfehlen!
Anirban b
Anirban b
2020-02-29
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Patient and informative. 5star tour guide. We were a group of 4.Thanks to our last moment schedule we had not booked a tour. Tappersia was kind enough to let the local tour guide know and he was very promptly arranged to meet us for the FREE ISFAHAN WALKING TOUR. Amin was the tour guide. He greeted us warmly as we entered Chehre Sotoon palace and what started there ended up with it being the most interesting walk of my life. He was patient with our queries and waited as our mixed group which had people from Spain and Argentina with us.... As info had to be translated for them to Spanish. A free walk in any part of the world usually lasts for an hour or two.... Not amin he would treat all our doubts and questions with respect and answer them.... Ended up with the free walk lasting more than half a day. Will go with 4/5 stars for Amin.
andrea
andrea
2020-02-23
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Visa support For the letter of invitation we had some problems with the application. But we got very quick and helpful support. The problem was solved immediately and in a professional way. Very friendly support team with very good English language skills.
Weitwinkel
Weitwinkel
2020-02-22
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Visa application Many thanks to TAP Persia for the fast, uncomplicated and inexpensive visa procurement. I felt in good hands. Highly recommend!
awkie
awkie
2020-02-20
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Beautiful city! Really enjoyed doing the walking tour in Isfahan with Samaneh! Her good English and in-depth knowledge in history and arts, not to mention her fun personality, made it a great experience for me 😉
Marin D
Marin D
2020-02-16
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E-Visa for Iran After i got contact from other travellers which recommended agency Tap Persia, called them same day. From our first communication till end of visa proccess which lasted only few days thanks to them 🙂 They explained every step and during all procces, they were at service to assist me so everything is going well. You could contact them by Whatapp, mail or by phone so easy to reach and speak with them. Very proffesional service! I highly recommend Tap Persia if you want to have smooth process of getting E-Visa
Florent G
Florent G
2020-02-15
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Visa for Iran I've been told by a friend about tappersia, and yeah, they helped me so much and woow so fast! The payment didn't work on the website but even they helped me for the code. The person who helped me spoke so good english so it was very easy to go on. Thank you for your time and help!
Mionah L
Mionah L
2020-02-13
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Excellent and fast service I wanted to buy travel insurance from them but their payment system wasn't working so I used the chat functionality on their website, they got back to me within 15 min, they contacted me directly, sent me the insurance papers before I even paid and showed so much goodwill. I was really astonished by their fast response and great service!
pb31
pb31
2020-02-09
Verified
Visa TAP Persia est une agence très efficace et très professionnelle. La réponse pour le service visa est très rapide et d'un coût modéré. Mes interlocuteurs ont été professionnels et charmants. Je les recommande très vivement.
bessaAl
bessaAl
2020-02-09
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Most relaxed holiday thanks to Tappersia We came to Iran in a troubled time so booked everything through Tappersia just so that we would feel a bit more secure but the experience was beyond expectations. I have never had a more relaxed holiday. Everything was already booked for us; we had a private car picking us up every time we changed places, offering tours and stops in between all this on a very affordable price and always being there for every question we had. Totally recommend!

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Booking & Payment

To begin the booking process, please complete the online reservation form on this page. You will receive a booking confirmation by email & we will contact you regarding the payment instruction (bank transfer preferred).

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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 Persons, 1560€ each person22-500
23 Persons, 1629€ each person33-955
34 Persons, 1310€ each person440

Itinerary

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Tehran
Tehran

With over 15 million residents, Tehran is Iran’s melting pot of Fars, Azeri, Kurd, and many other ethnicities. Checkout local shopping experiences in the maze-like Old Bazaar of Tehran, before heading off to the famed World Heritage-listed Golestan Palace, in Central Tehran. The 18th c. Qajar-era garden is a masterpiece of hand-painted tiles. Visit the nearby National Museum of Iran, which holds artifacts from ancient and medieval Iran, before resting for the night.

Alamut Valley
Alamut Valley

In the morning, head for the famed Alamut Valley, a mix of Patagonia, Switzerland, and Outback Australia. The valley is home to the remains of the heavily fortified lairs of the medieval world’s most feared religious cult. Hike towards Gazorkhan Village for Alamut Castle, the home of the legendary leader of the Assassins, the “Old Man on the Mountain”. Explore the remains of his famed library, garden, and training grounds. Finish the night with a trip to the nearby scenic Ovan Lake. Rest in a local homestay for the night.

Masuleh
Masuleh

In the morning head for the hillside stepped-village of Masuleh. Like many other settlements scattered throughout Iran’s many steep & mountainous folds, Masuleh features multipurpose housing, wherein each rooftop serves as the patio of its neighbors. Take time to explore the village’s ancient architecture, local customs & enchanting alleys. If you’re up for some trekking, you can explore some of the many scenic trails covering a vast landscape of green valleys, misty forests, and 3,000 m peaks. Head to Fuman for the night.

Khalkhal Road
Khalkhal Road

In the morning, head for the ancient shepherding path known as Khalkhal Road in Northern Iran’s Gilan province. The recently-paved road is famed for its rich flora & fauna, cool mountains, and extremely varying climate. A common destination for nature photographers, Khalkhal Road is also home to local farmers selling their organic produce on the roadside. Stop by local Khalkhal villages for a chance to indulge in some fresh cheese or juicy pasture-raised lamb kabobs. Rest in Sarein for the night.

Sarein
Sarein

The region surrounding the inactive volcano Mt. Sabalan is rife with geothermal activity. Visit Sarein’s famed Gavmish Goli Hot Spring, believed to have therapeutic properties due to high concentrations of calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. After lunch, head towards the troglodyte village of Kandovan, located near Mt. Sahand. The homes in the village are excavated out of the volcanic rocks and tuffs of Kandovan, much like the ones in Cappadocia, Turkey. After exploring, rest in a volcanic-rock homestay.

Tabriz
Tabriz

After a quick stroll and a local breakfast, head towards the city of Tabriz. The most populated city of northwestern Iran, Tabriz is the center of Iranian Azerbaijan, a Turkic-speaking community renowned for their local heritage. The city is known as Iran’s gateway to Europe. For lunch, try some of the mouth-watering Azeri kabobs, koofteh, or Dolmeh. After a hearty meal, explore some nearby attractions like the 19th c. Amir Nezam House or Qajar Museum, located in one of the oldest quarters of Tabriz.

Tabriz
Tabriz

Visit the Tabriz Municipality Building, known as the Sa'at Tower due to its massive clock. The German-designed building, along with its extensive display of well-maintained utilities and in-house carpet museum, are a must-see. Afterwards, head to the World-Heritage listed Tabriz Grand Bazaar, one of the most important commercial hubs on the Silk Road. Visit the Azerbaijan Museum or Iron Age Museum for some regional history. Finish the day with a trip to the pond-centered Shah Goli Shrine.

Zanjan
Zanjan

In the morning, head towards Zanjan. Stop by Mahneshan for its vibrantly-colored and neatly-layered hills, reminiscent of towering spice piles in the bazaars, a favorite of nature photographers. Once in Zanjan, stop by the Rakhtshooy Khaneh Edifice for a closer look at what life was like for local women a hundred years ago. If open, try to visit the Salt Men Museum for an up-close look at Achaemenid & Sassanid-era salt mummies from the nearby salt mines. Rest in Zanjan for the night.

Sanandaj
Sanandaj

In the morning, head towards Iranian Kurdistan. On the way, stop by the Dome of Soltaniyeh, the third biggest dome in the world and mausoleum of the 13th c. Mongol ruler Ilkhan Oljeitu. Take some time to explore the detailed structure and its surroundings. Afterwards, head for the city of Sanandaj, one of the major thriving centers of Kurdish culture. Time-permitting, visit the Sanandaj Museum, featuring exhibits of prehistoric, ancient, pre-Islamic & contemporary artefacts. Rest the night in Sanandaj.

Mariwan
Mariwan

Start with Khosro Abad Mansion, a residential palace of the late Ardalan Dynasty, rulers of Kurdistan for centuries. Visit the 19th c. Mastoureh Ardalan Statue, a resident of the mansion & the first female historian of Iran. Visit the Khan Hammam, featuring grey-and-white floral and bird motifs, attractive tiling, and remarkably lifelike ‘bathers. Head towards the Asef Vaziri Monument to learn about classic Kurdish life. Drive to Mariwan. Finish the day with Zarivar or Zrebar Lake, then rest in Mariwan.

Uraman Takht
Uraman Takht

In the morning, head for Uraman Takht Village. Known as the “Huraman” throne, the stepped-village of Uraman Takht dates back to Pre-Islamic times. Built into the steep slopes of the Uraman mountains facing the Sirvan river in the valley below, the villagers have unique customs, cultures, and languages that have stayed intact over thousands of years. Explore the nearby Darband-e Dezli region for its gorgeous green slopes and Abshar Maloor Waterfall. Spend the night in an Uraman Takht Homestay.

Kermanshah
Kermanshah

Drive towards Kermanshah, the largest Kurdish-speaking city in Iran. Explore Taq-e Bostan, an incredibly detailed rock relief from 4th century Sassanid Iran. Carved along a historic Silk Road waypoint, the relief highlights Iranian themes of glory, the fighting spirit & festivities. If possible, visit the uniquely Kurdish themed Jameh Mosque of Shafei. Time-permitting, end the day with the Tekyeh Moaven Al-Molk’s incredibly rich and storyful tileworks. Stop by the Tekyeh’s Anthropology & Jewelry Museums. Rest in Kermanshah.

Hamedan
Hamedan

Head to Mt. Bisotun, the setting for the ancient romantic story Shirin & Farhad. Visit the famed Behistun Inscription, an Achaemenid era stone relief. The inscription is to cuneiform as the Rosetta Stone is to Egyptian hieroglyphics. Stop by the ancient Ganjnameh, two Achaemenid-era, mountainside inscriptions written in Old Persian, Neo-Babylonian, and Neo-Elamite. Time-permitting, visit the Mausoleum of Avicenna, known as the “Father of Modern Medicine”. Rest in Hamedan for the night.

Hamedan
Hamedan

Situated in the green foothills of the 3,500 m Mt. Alvand, in midwestern Iran, Hamedan served as the 8th c. BC capital of the Medes. Visit the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, the biblical Jewish queen, the Tomb of Baba Taher, the 11th c dervish poet, and the Alaviyan Dome, a Seljuk-era mosque-turned-mausoleum. Time permitting, head out for an excursion to Lalejin, Iran’s pottery, and ceramic capital. Head to Tehran for IKIA.

Tour's Location

Iran

FAQs

Is travel insurance included?
Yes. We include Iranian travel insurance with up to 10k in medical coverage in every tour package over 7 days.
Are Entrance fees included?
Yes. All entrance fees to all listed attractions are included. If you wish to see additional attractions, you will have to pay separate entrance fees for each one.
Will we have a guide with us?
Yes. Your tour will be led by a local guide from each region or city you visit.
Are meals included?
Only breakfast. Our package tours are half-board, meaning you are responsible for your lunch and dinner.
Do hotel rooms have private bathrooms?
Yes. Iranian hotels are quite similar to western hotels.
Is this tour private?
Yes. All package tours are tailor-made for you and your group.
How much is the deposit?
40% for each traveler. Our prices are based on your group size and preferences in accommodation, transportation and sites.
What costs will I have on this tour?
Your international flight to and from Iran, visa fees, meals (breakfast included), and personal expenses.
How do I get my visa?
Once we process your visa, you can pick it up before you come, at one of Iran’s global embassies or consulates, or upon your arrival, at the Iranian airport.
Can I stay longer once my tour is finished?
Yes. We can help you extend your visa for up to 90 days. We can also help plan the rest of your trip and book your accommodations, transportation, and reservations.
Can I change parts of my trip?
Yes. We can adjust your package tour based on your interests and preferences. Some details, such as bookings and reservations, can require 1-7 days prior notice.
Can we share a room if we are not married?
Yes. If you and your partner are non-Iranian, you will not be asked about your marital status. If you are traveling with an Iranian partner of the opposite sex, hotels may give you a hard time when it comes to shared rooms.
Will we have free time while traveling?
Yes. Your package will be equally divided between the scheduled time and free time. You can also adjust your tour package based on your interests and preferences.
I am vegetarian/vegan. Will I find decent meal options?
Yes. Iranian cuisine includes multiple vegetarian and vegan dishes. Ask your local guide to show you the best dishes, snacks, and food options.
Can I ask my questions in a video call before I book my tour?
Yes. We are available to call 24/7. Schedule your video with us and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Can I get a discount on this tour?
Yes. We offer first-time-traveler and seasonal discounts. Let us know when you plan on booking your tour and we will tell you all our active discounts for that time.
I’m an American. Can I book this tour?
Yes. Be prepared for 2-3 months of visa processing, but once you are in Iran, you will be treated like every other traveler.
I’m British. Can I book this tour?
Yes. Be prepared for 2-3 months of visa processing, but once you are in Iran, you will be treated like every other traveler.
I’m Canadian. Can I book this tour?
Yes. Be prepared for 2-3 months of visa processing, but once you are in Iran, you will be treated like every other traveler.
How long does it take to get my visa?
For most travelers, it takes about 2-3 business days to get your visa authorization code. For Americans, Brits, and Canadians, it may take 2-3 months to get your visa authorization code. Once you have your code, you need to pick up your actual visa. If you’re picking up your visa before you arrive, you have 30 days to get your visa at the embassy or consulate, and then 90 days after that to visit Iran. If you’re picking up your visa at the airport, you have 90 days from the time you get your authorization code to enter Iran.
Can I access the internet in Iran?
Your SIM card will not work in Iran, but hotels, restaurants, and cafes often have internet access. If you want to have internet on-the-go, we can get you an Iranian SIM card and modem for the time you are here.
How can I pay for this tour?
Bank transfer to our bank account in Germany.
Does our transport have A/C?
Yes. If you have any preferences, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.
Are the guides licensed?
Yes. All of our local guides are licensed professionals.
Is the tour in English?
Yes, but they can also be led in other languages based on your request.

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Ninbar5

05/06/2020

best walking tour

"It is a really different experience of discovering another face of Tehran, through a walking tour, as the tour guide lets us explore around. You can not find the vibe of this place anywhere else. you can see and feel the life there. Apart from that, the architectural masterpiece of Tehran bazaar, the taste of fresh fruit, fried chips, and hot felafel there rubbed my heart. "
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Shubo

20/11/2019

A Real 3 star hotel

"We stayed in the Tabriz Hotel, well placed, with good personal behavior, a beautiful lobby, and a great city view from the room. Also good breakfast and normal rooms with Wifi."
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Tahireh

19/11/2019

Best day of our tour

"My friend and I love Iran, we have traveled the country a couple of times, so this time we wanted to explore a part of Iran that has rarely been spoken of as “Sareyn”. As soon as we booked the tour, tappersia contacted us and helped us with a unique 14 days trip through the western part of Iran. The volcanic swimming pool with massage therapist water’s of the pool Adjusted in different temperatures. The feeling of gravel under my feet in the water pool that comes out of the ground, took me to heaven. All my anxiety and stress faded away like I was born again. I highly recommend the stroll In Tehran, the hike in muscle, and the last one, swim in Sarein. "
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luiza M

18/05/2019

Faboulus🙃🙃🙃

"The guide was marvelous. He has in-depth knowledge of the culture and history and a passion for his country. Iran, the information he provided was excellent. He helped make the tour extremely enjoyable. Our teenage boys also enjoyed it as they love learning new things. The driver was amazing too even having to drive the Fogg! The hotels were of a good standard and mostly located well. The rocky hotel out from the city of Tabriz was spacious and comfortable with a balcony to enjoy the cool, fresh air of the village. The staff was prompt in addressing the various problems when asked. The location sets our minds free."
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