Travel to Iran 8Nights / 9Days , TEHRAN – MASHAD – ANZALI & RASHT & LAHIJAN
DAY 1: Arrival in Tehran
Iran Tehran MILAD tower
Arrival in Tehran, visit the leader and transfer from Imam international airport to hotel. Rest of the day free.
DAY 2: City tour in Tehran
Iran Tehran Abdolazim sanctuary
City tour in Tehran. Start in the morning after breakfast. Visit a famous palace belong to during Shah then will go to Milad tower and you can see the whole of Tehran there, after that we will go Abdolazim sanctuary, Abdol Azim migrated to Rayy out of persecution and subsequently died there. A piece of paper was found in his pocket outlining his ancestry as being: ‘Abdul ‘Adhīm son of ‘Abdillāh son of ‘Alī son of Husayn son of Zayd son of Hasan ibn ‘Alī. Shah Abdol Azim was sent to Rayy ( Modern day Tehran) by Imam Reza. His journey was full of hardships but he successfully reached there and delivered the message of Imam. He was one of the pious persons of his time. During his journey many spies of Abbasid Caliph Al-Matawakkil tried to capture him but failed. A movie on the life of Shah Abdol Azim Al-Hasani has been made and is available in Persian and Urdu languages. and if we have time visit the old market of Tehran.( including lunch )
DAY 3 : Leave Tehran and go to Mashhad
Iran, Mashhad, Imam Reza
Leave Tehran and go to Mashhad, is the second most populous city in Iran and is the capital of Razavi Khorasan Province. It is located in the north east of the country close to the borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Its population is 3,131,586 . It was a major oasis along the ancient Silk Road connecting with Merv in the East.
Mashhad is the hometown of some of the most significant Iranian literary figures and artists such as Mehdi Akhavan-Sales, the famous contemporary poet and Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the traditional Iranian singer and composer. Mashhad is also known as the city of Ferdowsi, the Iranian poet of Shahnameh, which is considered to be the national epic of Iran. Ferdowsi and Akhavan Sales are both buried in Tus, an ancient city that is considered to be the main origin of the current city of Mashhad. The city is however most well known and respected for housing the tomb of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam. Every year millions of pilgrims visit the Imam Reza shrine and pay their tributes to Imam Reza.Arrive in Mashhad and get rest.
DAY 4: visit Imam Reza sanctuary and tomb
Iran Mashhad Imam Reza Bazar
Day4: visit Imam Reza sanctuary and tomb, Imam Reza Bazar and lunch.
Day 5: Mashhad city tour
IRAN Mashhad Ferdowsi’s Tomb
The tomb of Ferdowsi is in Tus. The Tus area was built during the mythological period by an Iranian hero named Tus, and the great epic poet of Iran was also buried in the same area. The tomb was inaugurated during the Ferdowsi’s Millennium celebrations in 1934. Ferdowsi’s tomb was designed by Houshang Seyhoun in 1969 and sculptures depicting some of Shahnameh’s stories were sculptured on its walls by the best stonemasons. This tomb was built and designed after the tomb of Cyrus.
Iran Mashhad koohsangi
Kooh Sangi and botanical garden:
Kooh sangi is one of the oldest and most memorable sights of Mashhad that it is so called due to two rocky mountain overlooking the city. This place is ranked as the third most visited place by tourists after Imam Reza holy shrine and Ferdowsi’s tomb. The creation of an artificial lake and an island for birds has attracted a large number of tourists. This park has been recently developed and expanded. It is the largest recreation center in Mashhad after Mellat Park.
DAY 6: Leave Mashhad, visit paradise area
Transfer to MASHAD airport and flight to RASHT, north’s of Iran ( green belt and paradise area ) after arrival transfer to hotel and checkin.
RASHT : Rasht was first mentioned in historical documents in 682 CE, but it is certainly older than this. It has seen the Sassanid era, the armies of Peter the Greatand later Russian rulers, and British colonialism. The name Rasht comes most plausibly from the verbreshtan, weaving. Rasht has, along with regions around Tabriz and Tehran, one of the earliest industry plants during the last quarter of the 19th century, prominently in fields such as fishing, caviar production, the Caspian sea oil pipeline construction and textiles. During the 20th century, until the mid-70s, Gilan and the Rasht region was the third-ranking industrial city in Iran by number of workers and per capital productivity. It lost its cultural and industrial status to a large extent after the 1970s.
ANZALI : Anzali is an old city in ancient Iran, they are related toKadusin, owing to their pleasant relationship with Cyprus and their cooperation in battles, they changed their name to Anzan (Anshan-e Pars), which Greeks called Anzaluy.
Iran Rasht Bandar-anzali
This word In Pahlavi language means Anzalag and the Arabic form of it is Anzalaj. Anzali Gulf was a safe harbour for trade ships and fishing boats. It was renamed to Pahlavi in 1935. Bandar-e Anzali is a center ofcaviarproduction. The preparation and marketing of which is a state monopoly, handled throughThe Iranian Fishing Companyunder the control of the Finance Ministry. The public is not admitted to the immense refrigerated hangars where tons of sturgeons, some as large as 3 meters long and weighing 100 kilograms, are stored after the removal of the caviar, usually equivalent to about one tenth of their weight.
Visiting Rasht and Anzali :
Iran Rasht Bojagh park
starting the tour with very nice area enjoy and have time for caspian sea beach and city tour, visit very beautiful national park ( BOJAGH PARK ) with wonderfull view and very nice weather: beautiful and important park for living and immigration of different kind of water fowl birds such as duck, flamingo, siberian crane and… the area is surrounded by sea in one side and dry lands in other side and you can see beauty white of river.after that continuing with Old and famous museum of RASHT.
DAY 7: visiting Traditional Bazar
Iran rasht mordab-e-anzali
After breakfast starting the tour.
huge forest with all green view. Traditional Bazar to find very exciting items with best offers. historical and important city bridge, GHAZIYAN BRIDGE. Anzali lagoon (MORDABE ANZALI) is a coastal liman or lagoon in the caspian sea near Anzali, is known as very good area to watching birds
DAY 8: Lahijan
Tea farms in lahijan
Lahijan : Lahijan enjoys a climate known as “moderate Caspian”.
This weather pattern emerged from the influence of the currents of both the Alborz Mountain slopes and the Caspian Sea. But before knowing about this weather pattern, we should discuss the model of climate system and of course Gilan’s spacial geo system.
The history of tea culture in Iran started at the end of the 15th century. Before that coffee was the main beverage in Iran. However, most of the coffee producing countries were located far from Iran, making shipping very difficult. With a major tea producing country, China, located on a nearby trading path, “thesilk road”, and the shipping of tea was much easier. That was a main reason why tea became much popular in Iran. As a result, the demand for tea grew, and more tea needed to be imported to match Iran’s consumption.
Iran failed in their first attempt to cultivate tea in their own country in 1882 with seeds from India. In 1899 Prince Mohammad Mirza known as “Kashef Al Saltaneh” who was born in Lahijan, imported Indian tea and started its cultivation in Lahijan
Lahijan Cable Car
Start the tour with beautiful tea farms, enjoy with cable car and experience very nice views from mountain, sea whole of city and and jungles with cabel car, then visit Rudkhan castle Located 25 km southwest of Foman city north of Iran inGilan province, it is amilitarycomplex which had been constructed during theSasanianera (224-651), and later rebuilt during theSeljuqera by followers of theIsmā’īlīsect. The castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres). Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort.
The Rudkhan Castle River originates in the surrounding heights and flows from south to north.
Iran Rudkhan Castle
After crossing a mountainous winding route with dense forests, the first thing that one notices about the castle is its big entrance gate.
Rudkhan Castle sits at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 metres and contains strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres. The castle’s 42 towers still stand intact.
Day 9: Transfer to IKA .depart Iran
Transfer out for international airport IKA, about 330 kilometer. On the way see one of most beautiful roads in the world with passing many long and huge tunels inside of mountains. ( if you like can book one extra night in Tehran, get rest and next day flight back )