Your itinerary will be as follows:
After arrival on the Dutch Airport Schiphol you will not have to take care of anything else anymore. At Schiphol, a Simba representative will be waiting for you. Once the group is completed you will be guided to the counter of the flight operator. You will be able to hand over your luggage and custom formalities are handled. After that you can have a look around at Schiphol and / or relax in the business lounge with some drinks and bites. You will be flying business class to Iran and during the flights meals, drinks etc. will be provided. The approximate flight time to Iran is 5 hours.
After you have passed customs a luxurious bus will be waiting for you, which will drive you in approximately 2 hours to Kashan, the first stop on the trip. Here you can get a good night sleep in an excellent hotel.
After a late breakfast we will invite you for an afternoon trip in Kashan. Depending on the wishes of the group we will visit one or two of the many interesting sights in Kashan. If your trip falls together with the rose festival which is held each year in Kashan we will of course visit this event. During the trip, you will be invited for a high tea to give you a chance to taste some of the delicious Iranian pastries and sandwiches. In the evening, we will eat at a traditional Iranian restaurant which serves some of the finest Iranian food you will ever taste.
Today we have a long trip ahead of us, we will drive from Kashan to Yazd in Central Iran. During the trip, you will have the chance to enjoy the scenery and the immensely large lands of Iran. A warm lunch will be served on the bus and of course water and all kinds of other drinks and snacks are also on board the bus. We will arrive around diner time in Yazd, were we will be staying in one of the finest hotels from Iran. Depending on the wishes of the group we can eat at the hotel or search for another restaurant to enjoy a delicious diner.
One of the highlights of our tour. We will visit several animal reservations around Yazd, where you can see the work of Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation in practice. The day starts with a visit to the donkey reservation, where wild Asiatic asses freely roam. From here we will go to our lunch address, a beautiful caravan post in the desert of Yazd which is decorated quite surprisingly…
In the afternoon, we will travel to an animal shelter annex animal park, where wild animals which are injured are taken care of to be brought back to the wild. Here you can see many unique Iranian animal species up close and you can see what the work of Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation is all about.
Depending on the wishes of the group we can visit another reservation today, or we can travel around Yazd to see some of the many interesting sights which are located in and around this historical city. But whatever the groups choice is, we guarantee it will be another interesting day in Iran!
Our last day in Yazd already and we want to make sure that you can see at least some of the many interesting sites in this historic city. That is why today our program starts with a walk through the ancient city, with its unique architecture and the many historical streets. Depending on the wishes of the group we can stay in Yazd also in the afternoon and visit for example the Zoroastrian temple where the eternal flame burns. Another option is to visit the caravan station with garden where the idea for Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation started.
Today is a travelling day again, because we drive from Yazd to THE city of one thousand and one nights, Isfahan. This amazing city is just like a fairytale, and has in our opinion the most beautiful architecture, handicraft, parks etc. from all of Iran. We will be staying in one of the oldest and most beautiful hotels of Iran, where we will arrive around diner time. The friendly staff will be waiting for you to treat you as a king or queen.
Today we will spend our time on and around Imam square, the central square of Isfahan. Around this amazing square are located several historical buildings which we will visit. The handicraft bazar is also located around the square which gives you the opportunity to buy some souvenirs or even some Persian carpets for your home. We will enjoy our lunch in one of the most beautiful traditional restaurants of Iran.
In Iran people say, “Isfahan is half the world” and that is why we will spend another day in this beautiful Iranian city. In the morning, we will visit one of the many interesting sights in Isfahan and in the afternoon, there are plenty of options to maximize our experience of Isfahan.
We leave Isfahan early in the morning and return to Kashan, where we will arrive around lunch time. Depending on the wishes of the group we can visit one or two other interesting sight from Kashan.
Unfortunately, we have to leave Iran today. The bus will take you from Kashan to Imam Khomeini airport, from where we fly with business class back to Schiphol Airport, where we have to say goodbye after a memorable trip.
Please note that the itinerary above is only an example of the possibilities. We can organize custom-made trips to Iran for each subject (like art, history, nature, outdoor sports etc.) and for each budget (luxurious, average, low-budget). Contact us for more information!