An excursion from Tehran to the nearby city of Karaj to visit archaeological and historical sites off the beaten track.

Tour Highlights

Tour Name: Tehran Archaeological Excursion

Tour Code: R65

Theme(s): Daily Tour

Price Per Person: 1 pax: 109.90 €, 2 pax: 69.90 €, 3 pax: 59.90 €, 4 or more pax: 59.90 €, kids (2-7): 10 €

Origin & destination: Tehran city

Duration: 1 day

Other Highlights: Uzbaki hill, Baraghan village, Shah Abbasi bridges, Soleimanieh Palace, Shah Abbasi Caravanserai

Summary: An excursion from Tehran to the nearby city of Karaj to visit archaeological and historical sites off the beaten track.

Full Day Excursion to Karaj


Early in the morning, excursion to Nazar abad, 80 km to the west of Tehran. Uzbaki hill or Uzbaki ancient enclosure, with oldest relics dating back to the 6th and 7th millennium BC. Its case is in the early stages of UNESCO registration. Some parts have 9000 years antiquity, according to the excavations, Uzbaki archaeological site includes six thousand years of pre-history and early Iranian cultural remains from the Median period. Nine thousand years old clay, Yan hill is one of the ancient hills of this site, located 700 meters high (materialist castle). The oldest man-made clay has been discovered from Yan Tape.

Then, Transfer to visit  Baraghan village (44 Km), Platanus tree, a unique one with more than 700 years, ambient length is 12 meters.It is completely empty inside with a shape of a room and the capacity of more than 10 people. later, visit to Shah Abbasi bridge.

Later on, Transfer to center of Karaj city to visit Soleimanieh Palace & Sulaimaniya Museum (37KM). The small palace is related to the Qajar era and is now located in Karaj Agricultural Faculty, which has been registered as one of the national relics of Iran. Shah Abbasi Caravanserai and Shah Abbasi bridge  also known as Pol-e Soleimaniyeh and Pol Bridge, is one of the structures of the Safavid era, which was built on the Karaj River. This bridge was constructed on the ancient ruins of Seljuk period and its restoration in the Safavid period to the structure of the bridge of the Safavid era.

Finally, Transfer to Tehran (42KM).

Services Included:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English driver guide (for groups of four and more, English guide & driver separately)
  • Expert Local Guide
  • All tours take place in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles including road taxes, parking fees, English driver’s expenses and meals. (For groups of four and more, English guide & driver’s expenses and meals separately)
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Midday refreshment

Services Excluded:

  • Hotel reservations (accommodation)
  • Iran visa
  • Driver & Tour Guide tips
  • Visa fee
  • All personal nature expenses e.g. phone calls, meals, laundry, minibar, gifts, etc.
  • Costs incurred in case of hospitalization or evacuation, etc.
  • Any other service(s) not specified in “Services Included” section of this proposal


Note 1: One-day tour duration for Intra-city trips up to 10 hours and excursion & intercity up to 8 hours.

Note 2: Above mentioned durations are based on Iranian calendar.

Note 3: Working days in Iran are Saturday – Wednesday. Thursdays are half day however many offices are closed on Thursdays.

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