Iran hosts some of the fascinating caves in Middle East. River-Caves are among most popular caves in Iran and the caves in this itinerary are open to public and do not need any equipment but if you are a professional caver and wish to discover more caves, just let us know.
Provinces: Hamadan, Zanjan, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, Lorestan, Khuzestan
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival in Tehran you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2: Visiting Qazvin
Head to Qazvin and Alamut valley to have a joyful trekking to the Alamut castle. Continue your way to Zanjan.
DAY 3: Zanjan Excursion
Today you will visit the world’s tallest brick dome built in 14th century, Gonbad Soltaniye is now a world heritage site. Next head to Salt men museum.Then visit the extensive Katale Khor cave system. Continue your way to Hamadan.
DAY 4: A day in Hamadan
Full day city excursion of Hamadan, known in ancient time as Ecbatana. Unfortunately little of antiquity remained but now it has tomb of 2 of greatest Iranian scientists; Avicenna and Khayyam. Then visit Esther & Mordecai tomb, Iran’s most important Jewish pilgrimage site.
DAY 5: Hamadan to Sanandaj
Let’s have an adventurous day by visiting Ali-Sadr cave, a river-cave 70 km north of Hamadan. In the afternoon head to Sanandaj. (Kurdistan Province).
DAY 6: Palangan teraccing village
Toady we will visit a brilliant and picturesque village, Palangan. The traditional way of life and hospitable villagers make your day.
DAY 7: Sanandaj to Kermanshah
Leave Sanadaj to Kermanshah, on the way visit Bas relief carvings of Bistun, Kangavar and stay overnight at a local house in Sahne.
DAY 8: Visiting Paveh
Start your journey to Paveh and its magnificent river-cave, Quri-qale.
DAY 9: Going to Khuzestan
Early in the morning we head Khuzestan but on the way will have a short stop to see the superbly picturesque Falak-Ol-Aflak fortress in Khoramabad.
DAY 10: Visiting Susa
Today is dedicated to ancient Persia ruins. Susa, once among the greatest cities of Persian Empire, Chogha-Zanbil brick ziggurat, the world’s best surviving example of Elamite architecture and Shushtar Hydraulic system are our visits today.
DAY 11: Enjoy a day in Mazif
Feel the Iranian-Arabs hospitality in their special inns called Mazif.
DAY 12: Departure
Fly to Tehran to catch your flight.
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