Persepolis, Pasargadae, Naqsh-e Rostam & Local Grape Syrup Traditions
To touch the ancient roots of Persia, there is no way better than a visit to the glorious jewels remaining from its golden age and becoming a part of traditions that have their roots deep in Persian culture. On this 2-day tour near Shiraz, we’ll check out Persepolis (UNESCO heritage), Naqsh-e Rajab, Pasargadae (UNESCO-listed Persian Garden), and Naqsh-e Rostam. Plus, we’ll join the local traditions for making grape syrup and brighten up our day with sweet traditional experiences. Tasting delicious ancient Iranian dishes and having an exploration through the eating habits in ancient Persia will also spice up our tour.
Note: You can only join this tour from around October 1st to November 7th because this is the period for the local tradition of making grape syrup.
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Day 1: Shiraz- Persepolis- Naqsh-e Rajab
We’ll meet in Shiraz in the morning and begin our adventure with a road trip to Persepolis (60 km). After our guide brings the glory of the 2500-year-old complex into life, we’ll head out for Naqsh-e Rajab (around 7 km) to discover ancient reliefs. Another road trip (around 80 km) brings us to a traditional restaurant near Pasargadae where we’ll taste a unique lunch. Beside eating dishes inspired from ancient Iranian dishes, we’ll explore the eating habits of ancient Persians. To further explore these habits and discover the role of grapevine and grape syrup in Persian culture, we will head toward a garden nearby and delight in the local traditions for making grape syrup. We’ll pick grapes, juice them the traditional way, and make a delicious grape syrup. Then, we’ll get a ride toward an ecolodge that belongs to a local family. In this traditional Iranian house, we’ll be treated to a delicious local dinner, a performance of mystical Persian music, and stories of Iranian history.Overnight: Ecolodge near Pasargadae
Day 2: Pasargadae- Naqsh-e Rostam- Shiraz
The second day of our adventure will start with a visit to Pasargadae where we check out the tomb of Cyrus the Great. Then we’ll get a ride toward Naqsh-e Rostam (around 71 km), the elegant burial place of ancient kings. Finally, we’ll hit the road back toward Shiraz (around 63 km).