Iran is the first and largest producer and export of saffron and barberry in the world. The southern Khorasan Province and its Ghaenat district produces about 90% of saffron and barberries.this unique program allows participants and intimate and sometimes the active role of cultivation harvesting, production and use of these quintessential Iranian staples.
Arrival to Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) in Tehran, at the airport your driver and car are awaiting you, airport is 40 km away from Tehran. We recommend you to rest and refresh for the next day.
After having breakfast at your hotel, we will visit Golestan Palace Which is listed at the UNESCO world heritage, walking through The Grand Bazar with its labyrinth architecture is next, for lunch we will taste the delicious Dizi, after lunch we will head towards National Museum, after a quick rest and refresh at the hotel walking across the Tabiat Bridge at night and a Persian meal for dinner is a delightful way to end the night.
after having breakfast ,drive to Mehrabad airport and flight to Mashhad .we will free to walking across at saffaron Bazar and their related product .
we start the day with visiting Imam Reza holley tomb ,the 8th Imam of Muslim ,then head to Ferdowsi tomb, the most Iranian famous poet we will have lunch at Shandiz ,traditional resturant
after having breakfast head to Ghaenat,center of saffaron implant ,in the way we will visit longest Qanat (kind of borehole) . we will arrive to Qaenar in the afternoon
we will leave from farmer house, our past accommodation at 5 a.m. and then head to the saffron field and participating in the harvesting of Saffron, visiting women in their home while separating the saffron stigma, visit a modern, mechanized Saffron processing facility. lunch will be in the home of a local family.
Drive to Birjand and then transfer to hotel. Today we will have a very exciting day. After arriving at Birjand, head to barberry field.we will see farmer at work. They are harvesting. We will give a hand them and get familiar to dry barberry. We will leave Birjand in the afternoon and then flight to Shiraz.
A full day of adventure is expecting you, after having breakfast at the Hotel and visiting Nasir-ol-molk Mosque or the pink mosque we will head towards Persepolis the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (60 km north of Shiraz). Walking around these ancient ruins is like time travel, an extraordinary experience to remember, four large tombs cut high into the wall cliff name Naghsh-e Rostam is the next wonder to visit
According to the Iranian expression ‘Isfahan is half of the world’, so get ready for a big day. Visiting Naghsh-e Jahan Square, The second largest square in the world, and the jewel of Persian-Islamic architecture is the best start for this astonishing city. Walking through the ocean of turquoise and blue ceramics of Imam Mosque Sheikh & Lotfollah Mosque, exploring the Grand Bazar, watching how artisans create the amazing detailed handcrafts and lunch at an authentic restaurant with local foods would be an unforgettable memory. After a quick rest and refreshing at the hotel we will take a Walk across the Si-o-se-pol and Khajou bridge and admire this charming city by night.
Today we will see more of Isfahan after breakfast at the Hotel, visiting Jameh Mosque of Isfahan and Chehel Sotoun Palace we will Head towards Kashan, 230 km away from Isfahan. After arriving at Kashan, check in to your hotel room you are free to enjoy the city of kashan at night.
Kashan is a charming oasis city with beautiful historical houses, visiting Abbasi and Tabatabaei large historic house museum is the best way to start the day in Kashan. walking around the Fin Garden, listed at UNESCO world heritage, and having lunch is next on our plan. Around afternoon we will end our journey and head back to Tehran (depending on your flight time). Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA)