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Iran Kurdistan Tour

Tehran to Tehran
Duration: 9 Days
Code: PIWT
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Tour highlights

Scenic mountainous landscapes and villages with houses built into the mountains. Meeting Kurdish people and hearing about their tales and traditions.

What you need to know about this tour

  • The Kurdish people of Iran, mostly living in the western provinces like Kurdistan and Kermanshah are the third biggest ethnic group living in this country. Take the Iran Kurdistan tour to enjoy meeting Kurdish people and get familiar with their traditions, beliefs, cuisines and the scenic environment they live in.

What is Included

  • Accommodation in hotels and village stays
  • Private vehicle
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Visa service

Tour accommodations

Tour Meals

8 Breakfasts, 2 Dinner

Itineraries

Arrival in Tehran

Salaam! Welcome to Iran. Your tour will start from Tehran, the modern capital of Iran with a big number of residents. Tehran is both a modern city with sky scrappers and a city hiding the treasures of the Qajar and pahlavi Dynasties like the Golestan Palace, Saad Abad Palace and Niavaran Palace. Today you will arrive at IKA INTL Airport and you will be transferred to your hotel to get ready for the adventure. Considering the time, you can visit some attractions in Tehran, like the Golestan Palace or the National Museum of Iran. 

Optional Excursions

  • Golestan Palace
  • NAtional Museum of Iran

Accommodation: Hotel in Tehran

Tehran to Hamadan

This morning your adventure will start with a road trip to Hamedan ( 320 Kilometers). On the way you will visit Lalejin, which is one of the most famous cities of the world with a booming traditional pottery industry. After visiting pottery factories and getting familiar with this ancient art, continue on your way to Alisadr Cave, the world’s largest water cave located 100 kilometers north of Hamedan and then check in to your hotel in Hamedan.

Included Excursions

  • Pottery workshop
  • Alisadr Cave

Accommodation: Hotel in Hamadan

Meals: Breakfast

Today you will enjoy a Hamedan city tour. First in the morning we visit Ganj Nameh, and its two Achaemenid inscriptions related to Darius the Great and Xerxes the great. Then we visit the tomb of Esther o Mardkhai, which is known to be one of the most important tombs in the Jewish world. Then you will visit Lalejin, which is one of the most famous cities of the world with a booming traditional pottery industry. After visiting pottery factories and getting familiar with this ancient art, you will take a rest at the hotel.

Included Excursions

  • Ganj Nameh
  • Tomb of Esther o Mardkhai
  • Pottery workshops in Lalejin

Accommodation: Hotel in Hamadan

Meals: Breakfast

Hamadan to Sanandaj

Drive to Sanandaj (175 kilometers), the center of Kurdistan Province with the second biggest population of Kurdish people in the cities of Iran. In the afternoon, visit the traditional bazaar of Sanandaj dating back to Safavid times. Then head to Asef Mansion, which is the Anthropology Museum of Sanandaj and the House of Kurds and then visit the charming Khosro Abad mansion dating back to the Qajarid Dynasty. If you have free time you can also visit the Sanandaj Museum to get more familiar with the Kurdish history in Iran.

Included Excursions

  • Sanandaj Bazaar
  • Asef Mansion
  • Khosro Abad Mansion

Optional Excursions

  • Sanandaj Museum

Accommodation: Hotel in Sanandaj

Meals: Breakfast

Uraman Takht Village

Uraman Takht is a village located in the heart of the Zagros mountains with more than 1000 years’ antiquity. This village is known for its magnificent stepped architecture and rich traditions and history.  Drive to this scenic village in the morning (155 Kms) and enjoy a trekking tour through the alleys and meet the locals in the afternoon. Tonight’s accommodation will be at a cozy home stay with simple bedding. Local Kurdish cuisine will be served as dinner.

Included Excursions

  • Uraman Takht walking tour

Accommodation: Village Stay

Meals: Breakfast Dinner

Palangan Village

Drive to the next amazing Kurdish village named Palangan, which is only 110 kilometers from Uraman. Palangan is known for its unique architecture and tasty barbequed fish. Tonight’s accommodation will also be at a village home stay with simple rooms and the dinner will be served at the home stay.

Included Excursions

  • Palangan Village walking tour

Accommodation: Village Stay

Meals: Breakfast Dinner

Kermanshah city tour

Say goodbye to the village of Palangan and move to Kermanshah (124 km), the last Kurdish city you’ll visit in Iran and the center of the Kermanshah province. In the city, visit Moaven Ol Molk Tekiyeh, the traditional Bazaar of Kermanshah and the ancient Tagh e Bostan, the stonemade arch dating back to Sassanid Empire.

Included Excursions

  • Moaven ol Molk Tekiyeh
  • Kermanshah Bazaar
  • Tagh e Bostan

Accommodation: Hotel in Kermanshah

Meals: Breakfast

Kermanshah

Wake up early in the morning and move to Bisetun (42 kilometers), which is a UNESCO world heritage site dating back to the Achaemenid Empire, and then drive back to hotel to check out of hotel and get transferred to the Airport for your flight back to Tehran. Check in to your hotel in Tehran and enjoy a city tour if you have enough time.

Included Excursions

  • Bisetoun

Accommodation: Hotel in Tehran

Meals: Breakfast

Your adventure in the land of Iranian Kurds ends today! Get ready for your flight back home and check out of the hotel before 12:00 pm. You will get a departure airport transfer from the hotel to IKA Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

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