Creative Tourism in Iran
Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world that has affected the world in different ways.
Every year, a huge number of tourists travel to different countries in different ways to see various parts of the world for any reason, one of those reasons is seeing natural or manmade attractions. But the tourism industry is not limited by visiting attractions, it has a wide variety of industries that are being developed more and more around the world.
Creative tourism is the third generation of tourism. UNESCO has specified seven axis handicrafts, architecture, food, media, literature and art, cinema and music. So that if we want to have creativity in our city, we should be creative in at least one of these fields. In fact in "creative tourism" tourist is encouraged to involve more in educational, emotional, social people’s daily life. In this kind of Tourism, we will face tourists who have gone beyond the boundaries of visiting historic and natural monuments. They really like to get a deeper understanding of the destination society. Therefore, in the Creative Tourism, it should be treated with the tourists like a citizen and they also should be engaged in deeper understanding of real cultural life in cities and countries.
Gardeshgaran travel agency is one of the most experienced agencies with 22 years of experience in tourism that has recently been selected as the best incoming tour operator in Iran, so our team always try to be update with the world tourism. In the below, we have arranged an itinerary for those who really like to experience a varied and special trip to get involved more in the people’s daily life and their culture in our beautiful country Iran.
Tehran > Shiraz > Persepolise > Yazd > Esfehan
Day 1: Tehran
Arrival in Tehran, transfer to hotel. After some hours rest in your hotel, your guide will check the daily program with you while you are eating breakfast. After eating breakfast, you will have a half day city tour of Tehran to visit the Archaeological, Glass and Carpet museums, Golestan palace. Then you will spend some minutes in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran to be among Iranian people to get familiar with their daily life. Then go on to the airport to fly to Shiraz in the evening. Overnight in Shiraz
Note: Fridays, you can go to a Bazaar in Tehran which is called Bazaar of Friday (Butter fly). It is one of the largest traditional handicraft market in the capital. This Bazaar has many fans. So that if you are in Tehran at the right time, don’t miss Parvaneh Bazaar.
Day 2: Shiraz
You will be in the city of easy-going people, great poems, beautiful gardens and fruits. Shiraz is the center of Fars province which is the central province of Iran in agriculture. A lot of vineyard are around and within this city made this city famous for its red wine before the revolution. Today you will see Vakil complex including: Bazaar, Bathhouse and Mosque. Nasirolmolk Mosque is also visited today, where you will change your idea about colors. You are surrounded by different colors there and feel you are flying over a big rainbow. After visiting these sights, you will eat your lunch at a traditional luxury restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have a walk time in old part of the city and then will see Hafez and Sa'di tombs. Iranians believe Hafez's poems can tell them what is going to happen for them in future. That is why they first focus on their wish, close their eyes and open the hafez's book randomly and try to find a connection between the meaning of that poem and their wish. You too, do it. It is fun and believe that it replies. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 3: Shiraz-Persepolis-Yazd
Early in the Morning drive to Persepolis, Naghsh-E-Rustam, Naghsh-e-Rajab and Passargade, then depart by surface to Yazd in the heart of Iran. On the way we will have short stop to visit the 4500 years old cypress tree. Stay overnight in Yazd. Overnight in Yazd
Day 4: Yazd
Today, Zoroastrian city is welcoming you. The city of friendly people, old contractures, delicious sweets and great Qanats. As this city is a desert city, people in past had to conserve water and keep it eatable and clean. That is why they made many Qanat, where they could keep water, in Yazd. Today, after your breakfast, you will see: Fire Temple, Ganat and then walking through old part of the city to see Jame Mosque. After eating you lunch, you will see Amirchakhmaq complex. Then you will be driven to a cap desert near the city to watch sunset and observe stars at night, you can also ride the camels and motorcycles. After drinking some tea and taking rest in the silence of the desert night, you will be back to the city. Overnight Yazd.
Day 5: Yazd-Esfahan
Driveto Isfahan via Meybod and Naein villages. Visit pigeon tower, Narin castle then visit cotton waving workshop and Jame mosque in Naein. Overnight in Isfahan
Day 6: Esfahan
You will start visiting the city. Emam Square is waiting for you to take you somewhere you have not been before. This great square is the second largest square in the world. You can see nice Mosques and Aliqapou, you can also see Chehel Setoun palace. In Bazaar, time flies and you just notice that it is night and salesmen are leaving. At night, you will see nice bridges of Siosepol and Khajou. The bulbs are on and they reflect light in the river. People are coming and going and families are enjoying their time together. After some relaxing time by the river, you will be back to the hotel.
Day 7: Esfahan-Tehran
Another day in Esfahan to see other sights like: Pigeon house where you can feed the pigeon with seeds, they come around you and fly over your head. Jame Mosque is another beautiful mosque in Esfahan to see Muslims praying and worshiping their God. Vank Cathedral, on the other hand is a place you can get familiar with Christian era in a Muslim city. Beautiful stories of great prophets are shown in colorful pictures on the wall. You will hear the explanation of each picture by the narrator. In the Christian neighbor of Jolfa, you walk through nice streets and see different shopping centers which sell handicrafts like bracelets, necklaces, bags, shoes and other handmade goods. After a nice lunch, you will go on your tour by visiting Birds Garden and Music museum. In the music museum, you are able to listen to and see traditional instruments. You can get familiar with the names and sounds or whatever you would like to learn. Another night at the hotel in Esfahan. Then go On to Tehran. Overnight in Tehran
Day 8: Tehran
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.