Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam & Local House Tour
Touching the splendor of ancient Persia will only be possible with an awe-inspiring trip into the heartland of Persian civilization. Near Shiraz, find the elegant ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis (UNESCO), check out the rock reliefs of Naqsh-e Rajab, and discover the majestic cliff tombs of ancient emperors at Naqsh-e Rostam. Then as a tasty side dish to your historical exploration, discover the unique taste of local dishes in the adorable beauty of a traditional local house.
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Leave your accommodation in Shiraz for an exploration of the sophistication and grand artistry of Achaemenid Empire. Your first stop will be at the paradise of history lovers, the UNESCO-listed Persepolis (61 km). The majestic remains of the ceremonial capital of the great empire, to where guests from around the empire traveled to celebrate the new year, will make you fall deeper in love with ancient history.
To travel deeper into history, make your way toward Naqsh-e Rajab (around 7 km). After discovering the ancient reliefs, let Naqsh-e Rostam (around 3 km), the ancient necropolis (elaborate cemetery) cut into the high cliff, fascinate you with its elegant beauty.
Make your way toward a charming local house (40 km) to feel the tastes, warmth and simple beauty of traditional local lifestyle. Discover the uniquely amazing taste of Iranian local cuisine in the lovely atmosphere of the traditionally decorated rooms or beside the adorable blue fish pond and adobe façade of the local house. Finally, end your memorable excursion with a road trip back toward Shiraz.
Optional: Like to experience cooking local bread, weaving a Persian carpet, or listening to a live performance of folk/traditional music? Let us know and we will arrange the Highlights of our Urban Adventures for you.