Visiting Anzali lagoon
Exploring Khalkhal exotic village
Sightseeing & photography from landscapes of western Alborz Mountain range
Local Homestay & socializing with locals
One day city tour in Ardabil visiting Sheikh Safi-Ad-Din, traditional bazaar and Shourabil Lake
Visiting the Sarein spa town well known for its therapeutic values
One day city tour in Tabriz visiting Azerbaijan Museum, bazaar and Blue Mosque
Visiting Kandovan volcanic village
Crossing Aras River & fascinating forests of Arasbaran
Visiting Jolfa and Saint Stepanos Monastery
Visiting Maku valley & Saint Thaddeus Monastery
|REGION(S)||North West Iran|
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Azerbaijan in north west Iran is a historic land always playing its role in Persia and later Iran. This tour is designed to show its nature, history and culture to foreign tourists. On this trip, you will visit many attractions, villages and stay in local homes. A very special journey through the North West of Iran.
You will taste one of the best traditional dishes in Fuman before driving to nomad part of Ardebil called “Khalkhal”. Having Ardabil city tour you will visit Sheikh Safi-Ad-Din (the great Sufi) mausoleum with the dome of Allah Allah (about 56 feet high) above the resting place. In Ardabil, you will also visit its traditional bazaar, public bath and a mosque in the center. In Sarein spa town you visit its numerous hot mineral springs of various temperatures known for their therapeutic values.
In Tabriz which is the capital and largest city of east Azerbaijan, you will visit the impressive tomb of Shahriar (a very well-known poet in Iran). You will also visit Tabriz Bazaar which is a world heritage site with interesting arrays of ethnic crafts on sale. See the exquisite Jameh and Kabood Mosques and explore the interesting collections of Azerbaijan and Constitution Revolution Museums.
Kandovan volcanic village where dwellers carve the rocks of mountains and settle their lives there is a beautiful sample of presence and using of nature in man’s life. Also we will visit Jolfa, the stronghold of the Armenian Christians who possess a rich and unique culture of their own. We will visit Saint Stephanos Church there and take a day excursion to Aras valley. At the very North West of Iran, we will explore Maku Valley, close to Bazargan on Iran & Turkey border. In Maku area, we will visit a 1000 year old church called Gore Kelisa (Black Church) which is the graveyard of Saint Thaddeus located at the foot of a hill. Black and white stones were applied in its construction and then we will visit the Baqcheh Jug Palace before going back to Tabriz in the evening. The last night you will return to Tehran by flight.