Cand sunt intrebat in ce tara m-am simtit  cel mai bine intre localnici, fara sa stau pe ganduri, spun: Thailanda, Columbia si Iran. Stai putin, in Iran?! Da, chiar acolo, in fostul Imperiu Persan. Si a fost ‘safe’ sa calatoresti pe acolo? Mai mult decat in majoritatea tarilor din lume in care am ajuns.

Si cum sa nu te simti bine primit intr-o tara in care, intreband in autobuz un pasager despre statia la care ar trebui sa cobori, te pricopsesti cu un ghid (chiar in persoana lui) care iti prezinta orasul, iar mai tarziu te invita si la cina. Zece ani mai tarziu inca pastrezi legatura cu el, te invita la nunta si dintre toate nuntile pe care le-au refuzat, de asta chiar iti pare rau ca nu participi la ea, sa iti revezi vechea cunostiinta de departe devenita intre timp prieten.

Da, cam asa sunt ei, iranienii, un popor cu oameni de treaba, din cale afara de ospitalieri, corecti si plini de viata care abia asteapta sa iti prezinte cultura lor bogata si locuri pline de istorie.

Mi-e dor de Iran si mi-am propus sa revin acolo, chiar la sfarsitul acestui an. Nu stiu de voi, insa eu imi doresc un altfel de Revelion, nu doar o alta noapte ordinara cu o petrecere de uitat la cateva zile distanta sau poate chiar dupa cateva ore.

De data asta mi-ar placea sa fiu inconjurat de calatori, de oameni curajosi si curiosi, iar aici nu ma refer la curajul de a ma insoti intr-o tara precum Iran, caci nu e absolut nimic primejdios in asta, ci la curajul de a lasa acasa confortul unei vacante obisnuite pentru o aventura in necunoscut, in care sunt multe de aflat si asimilat.

Daca simtiti ca e pe filmul vostru o astfel de destinatie intr-o astfel de perioada a anului, daca vreti sa spargeti stereotipuri si bariere culturale, haideti cu mine in Iran intr-o calatorie de 10 zile altfel, imediat dupa Craciun.

Perioada

27.12.2018 – 07.01.2019
Data de incepere a calatoriei este variabila cu o zi sau doua, in functie de conexiunile zborurilor

Termen de inscriere

Cu 2 luni inainte de data plecarii, in limita locurilor disponibile

Stilul calatoriei

arheologie/ off-road/  cultura/ spiritualitate

Traseu

Teheran – Shiraz – Yazd – Isfahan – Kashan – Tehran

Participanti

7 – 10 persoane

Pregatire fizica

Nu necesita conditie fizica speciala

Zilele 1-2. Teheran
Ajungem dimineata devreme (este ora la care aterizeaza majoritatea avioanelor) dupa un zbor de aproximativ 10 ore ce include o escala in Moscova. Ne transferam la hotel, ne odihnim, iar pe dupa-masa iesim la o plimbare prin orasul de la poalele muntelui Elburs (daca e zapada, se poate skia pe muntele respectiv! ). Seara, in fata Teatrului National, se joaca uneori si piese in aer liber. Trecem pe acolo sa vedem daca prindem si noi una.

A doua zi vizitam Palatul Golestan, Palatul Shah Saad Aabad si Muzeul National, pentru a putea intelege mai multe despre cultura, religiile si traditiile acestei tari neobisnuite. Seara ne urcam intr-un bus VIP de noapte, cu scaune inclinate vertical si in care se poate destul dormi bine. Drumurile lor sunt foarte bune, ca si serviciile companiilor de bus de linie. Dimineata ajungem in Shiraz, punctul cel mai sudic al calatoriei noastre in Iran.

Zilele 3-4. Shiraz
Seara de Revelion ne prinde in fosta capitala a Imperiului Persan, orasul poetilor, filozofilor si al portocalilor. Prima zi este cu program liber; face, o plimbare prin bazarul orasului si pe strazile acestuia. Cina o luam undeva intr-un restaurant traditional. In urmatoarea zi avem un program ceva mai plin: vizitam bazarul orasului, moscheea Nasira Ol-Molk, Gradina Eram, mormintele poetilor Hafez si Saadi, maestrii ai poeziei lirice persane. Pe seara ne organizam noi undeva frumos, sigur facem rost si de niste sticle de vin de pe piata neagra, ca sa avem cu ce ciocni la miezul noptii.

Zilele 5-6. Yazd
Imediat dupa micul dejun din Shiraz, plecam la drum spre Yazd. Mai intai vom vizita ruinele impresionante din Persepolis, ce vorbesc si astazi despre grandoarea acelor vremuri.

Mai trecem si pe la necropola Naqsh e Rustam, veche de vreo 1000 de ani si unde, in mormintele de aici sapate in stanca a fost ingropat Darius cel Mare.

Spre seara ajungem in Yazd, pe care il vom vizita abia a doua zi. Asta e unul dintre cele mai vechi orase ale desertului cu niste case vechi din lut absolut impresionante. Vizitam Turnurile Tacerii, Templul Focului si altele.

Zilele 7-8. Isfahan
Pe traseu facem o oprire in Nain unde se gaseste una dintre cele mai vechi moschei: Jame. Ajungem pe dupa-masa in vestitul si superbul Isfahan, supranumit si Perla Orientului, datorita grandorii monumentelor sale si a profundei semnificatii istorice. Zabovim mai mult in Piata Naghsh-e-Jahan, una dintre cele mai mari piete din lume, un exemplu clasic de arhitectura islamica si iraniana.

A doua zi trecem sa vedem si Catedrala Vank, situata in cartierul armenesc Jolfa. Spre seara ne oprim la podul cu multe arcade pe nume Siosepol, unul dintre cele mai frumoase din Iran.

Ziua 9. Kashan
E un loc destul de linistit si care merita macar o zi, asa ca vom si innopta aici. O sa vedem cateva case istorice precum Borujerdi si Tabatabaei, cu picturi murale, vitralii elegante si curti cochete.

Ziua 10. Tehran
Nu ne grabim sa plecam din Kashan, o vom face abia in decursul dupa-amiezii. Ajungem din nou in prietenoasa capitala iraniana undeva spre seara. Daca timpul ne permite ne oprim sa te odihnim putin intr-unul din frumoasele parcuri ale sale, luam cina intr-un restaurant local, iar catre miezul noptii ne transferam la aeroport pentru zborul spre casa care va fi undeva in jur de ora 04 AM. Zborul de retur e un pic mai scurt decat cel la dus si dupa o escala de vreo doar 2 ore in Moscova (tot Aeroflot zboara),vom ajunge dupa-masa la destinatie.

Pret

Costul calatoriei este de 1150 euro.
Pretul este aproximativ, depinzand de variatiile costurilor de zbor

Conditii de plata

  • Un avans de 750 euro se achita imediat dupa formarea grupului, iar restul sumei se achita pana la data de 1 decembrie 2018.

Pretul include

  • Biletul de avion dus-intors din Belgrad/Budapesta/Viena – Teheran (pentru zborurile din Bucuresti pretul calatoriei este mai mare cu aproximativ 70 de euro; se zboara din Bucuresti cu escala in Moscova in caz ca ramane varianta zborului cu Aeroflot);
  • Transportul dintre Teheran si Shiraz in bus VIP de noapte;
  • Toate tururile si transferurile in microbuz privat  in conformitate cu itinerariul calatoriei de 10 zile, mai putin in Teheran in primele 2 zile unde se va desfasura in taxi-uri;
  • Cazare cu mic dejun pe toata durata celor 10 nopti (mai putin cea din bus dintre Teheran si Shiraz) in pensiuni de 2 si 3 stele, in camere twin sau triple (este posibil sa innoptam si in camere triple, daca cele twin nu sunt suficiente in doua locatii pe durata a 4 nopti);
  • Toate biletele de intrare la obiectivele turistice vizitate;
  • Ghid local vorbitor de limba engleza in fiecare oras vizitat: Teheran, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Kashan;
  • Insotitor de grup (ghid de turism atestat) pe toata durata calatoriei.

Pretul nu include

  • Costul vizei pentru Iran (Visa-On-Arrival se poate obtine pe aeroportul din Teheran la sosire si este in jur de 80 euro;
  • Bacsisurile pentru ghizi si sofer, in jur de 3-4 euro/persoana/zi;
  • Alte excursii optionale decat cele neincluse in program;
  • Asigurarea medicala, obligatorie, in jur de 25 euro;
  • Alte mese decat cele incluse in program.

Este nevoie de un pasaport valabil cu cel putin 6 luni inainte de data de intoarcere.

Turele Garlic Trips sunt concepute pentru oameni prietenosi, cu bun simt si cu drag de aventura. Prin urmare, imi rezerv dreptul de a-i selecta pe cei care urmeaza sa ia parte la calatoriile mele.  

Pentru inscrieri sau daca aveti intrebari si doriti sa aflati mai multe detalii, puteti sa imi scrieti pe adresa  ovidiusbalaj@gmail.com.

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