Iran Astronomy and Stargazing Tour

  • A Window to the Skies

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Iran Astronomy and Stargazing Tour

Travel ID: CT/16

A Window to the Skies

This journey opens a window to the vast sky of one of the most ancient civilizations on our blue planet. The tour starts from Shiraz, the city of ancient palaces, gardens and poems. In Shiraz, after walking through Vakil Bazaar with alluring old shops, caravanserais and bath houses, we will see the two most magnificent gardens, Narenjestan and Eram (one of the nine Persian Gardens inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List) Gardens, and Hafiz and Saadi Tombs, the two great Persian poets of all time. At night, we will enjoy magic moments of observing the sky full of shining stars in Aboreyhan Observatory. On our way to Isfahan, we will visit Persepolis, (UNESCO World Heritage), the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, Naqsh-e Rostam and Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage), capital of the Cyrus the Great.

In Isfahan, registered as global city of Handicrafts, we will go to Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage) to see the most splendid Safavid mosques, bazaar and palace around the square, such as Jame Mosque (UNESCO World Heritage). At night, visiting Adib Astronomy Teaching center will be the beginning of our unique experience of  stargazing in the vast clear sky of the desert on Matinabad, the first and only Eco-resort in Iran. Enjoy its spectacular scenery and organic food; a combination of astronomical experience and dreamy night in the desert. On our way back to Tehran, we will visit Fin Garden  in Kashan, another Persian Garden registered on UNESCO World Heritage List. In Tehran, we will visit Qajar Golestan Palace (UNESCO World  Heritage) and as soon as the magic of  Tehran night begins, we will visit Zaferaniyeh Observatory. We will end our astronomy tour by going to the Abdolazim Observatory.

Tour Itinerary Duration

8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Shiraz
    Day 1
    Arrival in Shiraz and transfer to the hotel. O/N
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    Shiraz
    Day 2

    Full day Shiraz tour includes Vakil Bazaar that is located in the historical center of the city .The bazaar has beautiful courtyards, caravansarais, bath houses, and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts and antiques. Like other Middle Eastern bazaars, there are a few mosques and Imamzadehs constructed beside or behind the bazaar .

    Narenjestan Garden is a traditional and historical house in Shiraz. Dated back to Qajar era.  Due to the abundance of sour orange trees, it is called Narenjestan. Over its 150 years, the structure has been modified and changed. The structure housed 32 rooms on two stories, decorated by tiles with poems from the poet Hafez written on them.

    Hafeziye: the memorial structure in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez, it was built in 1935 and designed by the French architect and archaeologist André Godard. Saadi Tomb a tomb and mausoleum dedicated to the Persian poet Saadi, the major Persian poet and a literary man of the medieval period. The building was built between 1950 and 1952. , visit Aboreyhan observatory . O/N Shiraz

  • Shiraz-Isfahan
    Day 3

    After breakfast full day drive to Isfahan , en route visit Persepolis  UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. Pasargadae (Unesco world Heritage) Was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction (559–530 BC); it was also the location of his tomb (Naghsh-e Rostam). continue to Isfahan . O/N

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    Isfahan
    Day 4
    Full day city tour in Isfahan, visit Naghshe Jahan Sq. a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Sites, is a square situated constructed between 1598 and 1629, The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era including Shah Mosque , Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque and Isfahan Grand Bazaar. In the afternoon old bridges, tea breaks in a traditional tea house. O/N
  • Isfahan-Matinabad
    Day 5

    Half day city tour in Isfahan ; visit Jame Mosque a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the grand, congregational mosque and it was built in the four-iwan architectural style, placing four gates face to face. An iwan is a vaulted open room. Construction under the Seljuqs, claiming its place as a masterpiece of Persian architecture for its structural clarity and geometric balance.

    Then we will visit  Vank Church ,one of the first churches to be established in the city’s Jolfa district in 1606.  The ceiling above the entrance is painted with delicate floral motifs in the style of Persian miniature.

    Then  we will visit Adib Astronomy Teaching Center after that will drive  to Matinabad  desert eco-resort at night  and we will enjoy Star watching. O/N(Accommodation in Cottage or Tent  that  have public toilets and Bathrooms.)

  • Matinabad-Kashan-Tehran
    Day 6

    In the morning , you can enjoy camel riding ( optional / passengers will pay Cash themselves) , then we will visit Organic farm ,after that drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Kashan cultural  heritages like Tabatabaei house is a historic house and was built in the early 1880s for the affluent Tabatabaei family.

    Fin garden ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site ) is a historical Persian garden . The Fin Garden is the oldest extant garden in Iran. It was listed as a national property of Iran and contains Kashan’s Fin Bath .Continue to Tehran. O/N

  • Tehran
    Day 7

    Tehran City tour includes Archaeological Museum. It is an institution formed of two complexes, including the Museum of Ancient Iran and the Museum of the post-Islamic era which was inaugurated in 1972.

    Golestan palace ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site ) literally meaning the Roseland Palace, is the former royal Qajar complex . The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran.

    Next is Jewelry museum where the royal jewelry of Iran is on display in this museum from Safavid, Afsharid, Ghajarid and Pahlavid dynasties such as the Darya-ye-Noor diamond (the sea of light), Naderi Paisley, the crown of Queen Farah Pahlavi, Kiyani crown, the gemmed globe, the Peacock bed (Ghajarid) (The sun bed), and the Naderi bed.) then we will visit Zaferaniyeh Observatory . O/N Tehran.

  • Tehran -IKA
    Day 08
    On This day you will have the hotel till Noon (12:00), then we will go to visit Shah Abdolazim observatory, then drive to IKA for the flight back.
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Tour highlight

  • Hafez tomb
  • Persepolis & Naghsh e Rostam
  • Pasargadae
  • Narenjestan or Eram garden
  • Tabatabee House
  • Imam square with Imam and Sheikh lotfollah Mosque
  • Alighapou palace
  • Chehel Sotoun Palace
  • Fin garden
  • Tehran Ararchaeological Museum, Jewelry museum
  • Shah Abdolazim observatory
  • Aboreyhan observatory
  • Matinabad observatory

Services included

  • Visa
  • Transport
  • Tour guide
  • Accommodation

The prices include

  • Accommodation in the hotels as per program
  • Generally half board or full board
  • All transfers
  • All land transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees according to program
  • Visa support
  • Tip and portages in restaurants and hotels

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Tour Code: CT/16

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