Photography Tour in Iran
Tehran > Kashan > Abyaneh > Yazd > Kerman > Bavanat > Shiraz
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Itinerary in details
Day 1&2 in Tehran (Iran)
(One full day and 2 nights)
Today, you will arrive in Iran from Tehran Intl airport.
Tehran is the biggest city in Iran and it is the capital of this country. Tehran is the 25th overpopulated city in the world that from the north leads to the mountainous areas and from the south leads to the desert area, so the climate of the city is different from its northern parts. North of the city has cool and dry weather and south of it has hot and dry weather. The structure of the city is a great combination of tradition and modernity. Tehran is an old authentic city that was called “Rey city" in the past. Rey city is now located in the south of Tehran. Tehran has old monuments, splendid mosques, magnificent buildings, great parks, and also modern buildings. Although Tehran is not known as a historical city, it has a lot of attractions that are worth seeing.
Based on your arrival time in the morning or the evening, you will stay in the capital Tehran for two nights. So you will have a half-day tour for the first day of your trip, and also have a full day tour on the second day in this city to explore Tehran.
There are many options you can choose to see, I have put here the important ones. But please tell me if you would like to add other sightseeing.
What to do or see in Tehran:
If you are interested in culture and history, you can see:
- Sa'dabad Complex
- Niavaran Palace
- Golestan Palace
- The National Museum of Iran
And we have some offer for you to get involved with local Activities in Tehran:
- Tehran Bazaar
- Azadi Tower
- Milad Tower
- Tabiat Bridge
Your guide will take you to a very popular green place in the north of Tehran where you can see an interesting scene of nature and people both. Many people are spending their time together and are out to enjoy nature and eat traditional food. You can take many pictures there too.
Day 3: Kashan
On the morning of day 3, drive toward Kashan and see lovely gardens and houses that are a good subject for taking pictures and see people in the traditional Bazaar of this city.
City tour of Kashan:
The most important tourist attraction of Kashan that you shouldn’t lose is Fin garden that has a bath (Fin Bath) where Amir Kabir the Qajarid chancellor of Nasseredin Shah was murdered, Tabatabaei house which is known as the greatest house of Iran, Jame mosque of Kashan that was built before Islam. Agha Bozorg mosque which is one the most magnificent Islamic monuments, Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse that is one the most beautiful baths of Iran, Kashan traditional Bazaar, Borujerdis, Abbasi, Ameri, Al-e Yasin, Raheb, Manouchehri houses that are the greatest instances of Iranian merchants ‘ houses in the 19th century.
Drive toward Abyane, you will be 1 day & 1 night in this amazing city.
Note: for taking pictures of people there, please first get permission. They were colorful floral clothes that reflect beautifully in pictures.
The best season to visit Abyane:
Spring and summer are the best seasons to travel to Abyaneh, though Abyaneh village has beautiful autumn and winter. This village also has many visitors during Nowruz, Tasoa, and Ashura.
Day 5 & 6 in Isfahan
(One full day and 2 nights)
Isfahan (Sepahan) is also known as half of the World by Iranians. Emam Square is waiting for you to take you somewhere you have not been before. You can see nice Mosques and Aliqapou, you can also see Chehel Seton palace.
As soon as you arrive in this city, and you are going to see many people at Emam Square. After many years, the Qaysarieh bazaar is still one of the most important places for selling and buying goods. You will see how people enjoy their time not only by shopping but also having fun together. Youngers come to take beautiful pictures with tile working backgrounds to post on Instagram or WhatsApp profile pictures. Older people come to make their memories alive and meet their friends and have some time together. You will see a lot of colorful and handmade souvenirs. When it is time to pray, people, especially those who work at the Bazaar go to the mosques to pray. You can see the old mosques of Imam and Sheikhlotfollah.
In addition to main sites, you will have other options to see or do on Isfahan:
- Carpet Workshop
We can show you some workshops running by both men and women who make traditional weaving and coloring. As you know Iran is famous for its carpet and is powerful in this industry. You will see how carpets are made and designed and colored.
- Picnic in Hasht Behesht or Nazhvan
- Pigeon House
You will go to the picnic in the mid-day, you are going to go to a beautiful park called Hasht Behesht or Najvoon. You will be among many Iranian families who are spending their weekend with their children. You can experience the real weekend time in Iran and will have some tea, fruits, and snack. After a lovely lunch together, you will have a walk around the park and then you will have more free time to visit a unique place called Pigeon house where you will see a lot of birds coming to you to be fed. You can take some pictures.
Day 7 & 8 in Yazd
(One full day and 2 nights)
You will spend two nights in Yazd, so you will have enough time to explore the city.
Drive toward Yazd in the morning, on the way to visit Meybod and Naein villages. Visit pigeon tower, Narin castle, and visit cotton waving workshop and Jame mosque in Naein.
Today, the 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 the 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. Since the city is located in the desert region, it has a dry and hot climate. Yazd can be considered as a two-season city; a long hot season (from March until September) and a short cold season (from October until February).
The best season to visit Yazd:
The best time to visit Yazd is January, February, March, and April because the hot weather in summer might bother you and it doesn’t allow you to enjoy enough.
Iran is a country with a warm and dry climate, so many deserts are spreading in different places all over Iran, and especially its centers near Yazd. Mysterious lands that traveling to them would be one of the most exciting experiences of your life for sure.
With this explanation, we do recommend that you shouldn't miss going to the desert where the local people have established adorable camps in the heart of desserts. There, you enjoy watching a sunset, walking on the Sandhill, have a night gathering, set on fire, and drink a cup of tea that is made on the fire. Listening to traditional music.
Overnight, you will have two options:
A camp or stay in a traditional house located in the heart of the desert.
To go back to Yazd and stay in your hotel.
We do recommend you to stay one night in the desert, it could be an unforgettable experience for you. But please let us know if you are not comfortable with sleeping on the mattress and not having a private bathroom, we will arrange a comfortable room with all facilities for you in the hotel in Yazd.
Day 9: Yazd-Abarkuh
In the morning, after eating breakfast, you will be driven toward Abarkouh.
What to see in Abarkooh:
Day 10 & 11 & 12 in Shiraz (Iran)
(One full day and 1 night)
Today, you will be driven toward Shiraz. On the way, you will have a stop to visit Persepolis and Necropolis.
Shiraz which is known as a city of lovers is a land full of worth seeing things. It is believed that Shiraz is the most beautiful tourist city in Iran. Shiraz is also one of the biggest cities in Iran.
Where to go and visit in Shiraz?
In Shiraz, you're going to visit 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 vineyards are around and within this city made this city famous for its red wine before the revolution. Today, you will see the Vakil complex including Arg of Karim Khan which is one of the most beautiful and unique monuments of Shiraz, Bazaar, Bathhouse, and Mosque. Nasirolmolk Mosque which is a 1000-color mosque of Iran, and 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 walking time in the old part of the city and then will see Hafez and Saadi tombs. Iranians believe Hafez's poems can tell them what is going to happen for them in the future. That is why they first focus on their wish, close their eyes, and open Hafez's book randomly and try to find a connection between the meaning of that poem and their wish.
In below, you can see the list of other options which you will have to see in Shiraz. Please check the list and choose those which more closely to your interests:
Shah Cheragh Shrine
There are 2 options for the day of 12:
Please check the below options and tell me which one you would like more, thanks.
Option 1: Sepidan
Today you can experience the North of Iran in the South of Iran with a green environment, the pleasant weather even in summer. Here you can get familiar with two different cultures at the same time, simple rural life next to Nomadic life, you see that these two tribes have remained for many years next to each other and some of them got married, so that’s why there are many things in common between them. Sepidan is surrounded by lots of apple, nut, apricot, plum gardens that you can visit. Yellow, red, orange leaves of trees, the rustling of leaves in the breeze, the roaring river, and the other natural sounds inside of the gardens make you feel safe and free. Also, Sepidan with its villages has a high capability of professional eco-tours. You can walk through the jungles to see the springs, waterfalls, etc like Sheshpir Spring, go hiking and climb the mountain. The local people are welcoming, and this is the time for you to communicate with them in their houses that are filled with the smell of traditional foods and bread. Overnight in Shiraz
Option 2: Qalat
After eating breakfast, you have an excursion to Qalat. This beautiful village located near Shiraz.
Your guide will wait for you in the lobby of the hotel in the early morning on the day 12th. He will take you there. It takes about an hour. As soon as you arrive, you will have a delicious breakfast that is made by famous Shirazi vegetables (Ashe Sabzi). After eating breakfast, your tour starts by going to its top where you can see an amazing view, then continue to walk through the pristine nature of this village and finish your tour by visiting waterfalls.
Day 13: Depart day from Shiraz
You will be transferred to the airport of Shiraz to fly back to your country.