6 Days to Remember: The Beauties of Northwest Iran

Tabriz, Kandovan, Ardabil & Shahsavan Nomads

6 Days to Remember: The Beauties of Northwest Iran

If you think the main tourist magnets of Iran are its only charms, you’re in for a surprise! The less-seen wonders of northwest Iran are expecting you on this 6-day tour! Discover the top cultural attractions of Tabriz and Ardabil, and let the fantasy cave houses of Kandovan Village charm you. Also spice up your adventure with a rare experience! Spend a day beside Shahsavan Nomads on the foot of Mount Sabalan, explore their unique lifestyle, and enjoy the beauties of the lovely nature they have chosen as their temporary home.

  • Include
    Licensed and experienced guide
    Entrance fees
    Domestic Flight Ticket(s)
    Visa application services
    Day 1: Tabriz

    We’ll meet up in Tabriz and take you to your hotel.

    Overnight: Hotel in Tabriz

    Day 2: Tabriz

    Today is a day of the impressive highlights of Tabriz. Let the Grand Bazaar of Tabriz (UNESCO), one of Middle East’s oldest bazaars, take you back in time. Following that, check out the traces of 600 years of history in the Blue Mosque of Tabriz. Then discover the precious relics of the Azerbaijan Museum. Finally, enjoy the beauties of El Goli Park at night.

    Overnight: Hotel in Tabriz

    Day 3: Tabriz to Ardabil

    Leave the beauties of Tabriz behind to discover a fascinating mystery nearby. A 57-kilometer drive brings us to Kandovan, a fantasy village of manmade cliff houses. After getting hypnotized by the unique village, hit the road toward Ardabil (around 266 km).

    Overnight: Hotel in Ardabil

    Day 4: Ardabil to Shahsavan Nomads

    In the morning, leave Ardabil and make your way toward Meshgin Shahr (around 95 km). On your way there, find the mysterious 6000-year-old statues of Shahr-e Yeri. Then move on to Meshgin Shahr to discover its beautiful Tomb of Sheikh Heydar and enjoy a walk over Middle East’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge: Meshgin Shahr Suspension Bridge. Following that, get a ride to Shabil (56 km). From there, have a pleasant hike on the foot of Mount Sabalan until you reach Shahsavan Nomads. Get to know your lovely hosts and enjoy their pleasant company in the middle of the beautiful mountain they’ve chosen as their summer home.

    Overnight: Nomad’s tent

    Day 5: Shahsavan Nomads to Ardabil

    Wake up to the sweet delights of nomadic life. Have a genuine experience in the arms of mother nature and drink up the charms of the nomads’ daily life. After this memorable experience, refresh your body in a hot spring before you head back toward Ardabil.

    Overnight: Hotel in Ardabil

    Day 6: Ardabil to Tehran

    Spend the last day visiting the top sites of Ardabil. Check out the city’s architectural masterpiece: Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble (UNESCO heritage). Also pay a visit to the antique Jomeh Mosque of Ardabil before you catch a flight to Tehran (flight: 1h5m).

    Optional: Like to discover the nighttime beauties of the capital? You can join our Tehran Night Walk Tour.


    Value For Money

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    We operate tours with half of its standard capacity in order to keep you safe during the corona pandemic.
    • Accommodation

    We only offer high quality hotels rated as 3-star and 4-star.  Star rating standards may be slightly different from international standards. The accommodations we provide are double or twin rooms. Couples will be provided with a private double room and single travelers must pay extra to have a single room.

    Note: To care about your health during the Covid19 pandemic, we offer private rooms.
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