SHIRAZ, YAZD, ESFAHAN, KASHAN, TEHRAN
Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture, Off the Beaten
Iran popularly known as Persia, is situated in the west of Asia continent, between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Persia is evidently one of the oldest inhabited regions in the world, dating back to Paleolithic Age of 10,000 B.C.E. We will explore and delve into the rich Persian cultural history from Shiraz in the south to the present capital city Tehran in the north.
Refine your storytelling technique and photography skills. Capture the life of locals as we take you through the magnificent ruins of Persepolis, the architecturally stunning city of Esfahan, and the vibrant capital of Tehran, alongside other hidden jewels.
Our Photographer Guide
Bobby Lee is a renowned photographer who has been providing commercial photography services to major corporations in Hong Kong, China and Asia since 1985. He helped to start the first Leica M digital workshops in Hong Kong and other brand collaborations including Epson and Hewlett-Packard (HP). He also imparts his professional knowledge to local and international NGOs.
Since 2013, he has been an educator conducting talks, presentations, and travelling workshops under the label “Global Exposures”. With his expertise in captivating photographs of individuals and chronicling cultural events, Global Exposures aim to provide travel proper workshops for photographic enthusiast to improve in storytelling through images. Iran is the signature destination where 3 workshops are organized solely in 2023 and other trip destinations including South India, Germany, Romania, Cuba, Caucasus and Siberia. These trips are organized in small groups of not more than 10 guests to ensure mobility and guarantee sufficient tutoring time for each participant.
Upon arrival in Shiraz in the early morning, transfer to your hotel. After a short rest in the morning, set out for the tour of Shiraz with visits to Ali Ibn –e- Hamze, the tombs of Sa’adi and Hafez (the most prominent Persian poets), the old Bazaar of Vakil as well as its unique Mosque of Vakil.
Early morning visit to the Magical Nasir ol Molk (Pink) Mosque which is celebrated for its delightfully colorful interiors: the stained-glass windows, intricately painted tiles and arches, and innumerable Persian carpets create a mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic aesthetic which can’t fail to astound. Once the visit of the mosque is completed, a 50-minute drive will take you to the majestic palace of Persepolis, (UNESCO WH Site), which lies 36 miles north of Shiraz and the ruins located there represent the last and ultimate expression of the ancient Middle East. The time at Persepolis will also include a visit to the Nagsh-e-Rustam (UNESCO WH Site), and Nagsh-e-Rajab (Tombs of Rustam and Rajab). Return to Shiraz.
Drive to Yazd. En route first visit the glorious Palace of Pasargade (UNESCO WH Site) and the tomb of the Achamenian King, Cyrus the Great. Continue to Yazd and visit the Zoroastrian village of Cham before arrival. Transfer to hotel for rest.
Full day city tour of Yazd including the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, the Fire Temple, Mirchakhmaq and Jame Mosques, the old quarter of the city called Fahadan and Doulat Abad Garden (UNESCO WH Site) with its wind towers called Badghirs. Early evening attend an exclusive private live sport performance at Amirchakhmaq Grand Zourkhaneh.
Drive to Esfahan. En route visit the Seljukid Mosque and a small Desert Museum opposite the mosque in the city of Na’in. Then a 5- minute drive will take you to the ancient village of Mohammadieh where you can see how the locals weave different garments and Abaya with Camel hair in their underground workshop. Continue to Esfahan and visit the beautifully stored Pigeon Houses (Kabootarkhaneh) at Gavart Village before arrival. Transfer to hotel for rest.
Full day tour of Iran’s Art Capital city, visiting the old bridges of Khajou and Sio-se-Pol, the palaces of Hasht Behesht and Chehel Sotoun (UNESCO WH Site), the Armenian Vank Cathederal as well as its museum and the Shaking Minarets. Enjoy Persian Tea at a traditional teahouse.
Full day sightseeing including the splendid Naqsh-e-Jahan square (UNESCO WH Site) with its stunning Imam & Sheikh lotfollah mosques as well as Ali Qapu palace and the traditional covered bazaar. And end your day with a visit to the Jame mosque (UNESCO WH Site). Evening enjoy traditional sport performance at Aligholi Agha Zourkhaneh (fully restored).
After breakfast drive to the Oasis city of Kashan. Afternoon visit the old covered bazaar of Kashan famous for its breath-taking architecture. While there visit a carpet weaving workshop and see the work of the weavers. Then visit the Mosque of Agha Bozorg.
After breakfast city tour of Kashan including Fin Garden (UNESCO Site), the historical houses of Broujerdiha and Tabatabaeiha with plenty of time for photography before driving to Tehran. Check in hotel for rest.
After breakfast set out for the city tour visiting the Golestan Palace (UNESCO WH Site), the Archaeological (National) Museum and Glassware (Abghineh) Museum and the US embassy (Den of Espionage).
Another full day city tour visiting the Saadabad Complex of Palaces, the labyrinth Tajrish covered bazaar and Reza Abbasi Museum. Finally visit the Park of Abo Atash (Water & Fire) with its modern promenade bridge called Tabiat (Nature) Bridge. The bridge won the World’s Top Five Design Award in 2013 and is now a great escape for many Tehranis at the weekends. After an early dinner, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Shiraz Hotel (Standard room), Shiraz . Moshir ol Mamalek Garden Hotel, Yazd . Abbasi Hotel (Cheshm Andaz room), Esfahan . Saraya Ameriha Boutique Hotel (Standard room), Kashan . Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel (Standard room), Tehran
The hotel is built on a mountain so you get a fantastic view of the city. The ship-like facade of this hotel attracts people’s attention from afar and due to its location in the entrance gate of north Shiraz (Darvaze Ghor’an), is one of the buildings that will be noticed in the entrance to Shiraz.View More
The hotel ages back to the Qajar Dynasty, and began running as a hotel in 2000. All rooms are built around the courtyard on both sides of the garden with special desert architecture.View More
The oldest hotel on Chaharbagh Abbasi Avenue, Isfahan. An unrepeatable heritage in Isfahan architectural style, from the glorious Safavid era. Now a 300-year-old building in the heart of the city Isfahan.View More
The complex of Ameriha House is made with the connection between a few houses. It contains 85 rooms and 3 houses with 5 central yards. This place is one of the oldest historical houses of Kashan which dates back to the Zandieh era.View More
In downtown Tehran that exquisitely captures the spirit of this unique cosmopolitan city, blending modern design elements with rich natural materials.View More
25 Oct, Hong Kong – Doha (QR 817), 19:30 – 23:10
26 Oct, Doha – Shiraz (QR 476), 01:55 – 03:45
05 Nov, Tehran – Doha (QR 499), 22:50 – 00:25+1
06 Nov, Doha – Hong Kong (QR 818), 02:20 – 14:45
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