Iran is the birth place of many arts such as different kinds of musics, architectures and literature. some of these ancient arts were dead but some are still alive.
There are several traditional Persian musics that belong to different parts of Iran such as Khorasani, Torkaman and Mazandarani in northeast, Yazleh, Bandari, Dashti and Zaar in south, Kurdish, Bakhtiari, Lorestani and Gilaki in the west and northwest of the country and many other Iranian local musics.
This itinerary includes some parts of the country that are famous for their local traditional music. In addition to knowing the musics of that area you would be familiar with their locals’ cultures and customs. We can arrange to experience the Persian music performance in the local houses, restaurants or ecolodges based on time and availability.
Since a part of this tour is performed in the region of Saffron farms, during October and November, you can mix this itinerary with Iran Saffron Farm Tour or add a day to visit the Saffron farms.
Day 2: Tehran
Visiting capital attractions such as Golestan Palace includes several palaces (UNESCO heritage site), jewelry museum, National museum and grand bazaar of Tehran a place to buy Iranian handicrafts.
During afternoon we will visit Tehran Museum of Music to know more about different kinds of traditional musical instruments.
Day 3: Tehran-Sari
Drive toward Sari (about 4-hour drive), visit Veresk bridge on our way. Then we will continue to Sari to meet the folk musicians of Mazandaran.
Day 4: Sari-Bndar Turkaman
Drive to Bandar Torkaman in the morning (about 1:40’ drive), where you can meet Turkaman folk musicians based on availability. There is a traditional restaurant in Turkaman called Agh Bibi Khan where they serve traditional foods like chegdermeh and they perform folk music and dance. we also explore coastal market.
Overnight Bandar Turkaman
Day 5: Bndar Turkaman -Gonbad Kavus
Driving to Gonbade Kavus (about 2-hour drive). Visiting Gonbad Qabus Tower (UNESCO Heritage Site) and Khaled Nabi Cemetery (a Unique ancient cemetery).
Overnight Gonbad Kavus
Day 6: Gonbad Kavus – Bojnourd
Drive toward Bojnoord in Golestan National Park (about 3-hour drive), visiting the unique nature of that region and Mofakham pavilion.
Day 7: Bojnourd – Radkan village
We will drive to Radkan village in the morning (about 2:30’ drive). There, we will spend a day in Arge Radkan ecolodge one of the best in Iran where we meet Khorasani musicians. They perform different kinds of Khorasani music and dance.
Overnight Radkan in Arge Radkan ecolodge
Day 8: Radkan village -Mashhad
In the morning we visit Radkan Jame mosque. Then we drive to Mashhad (1:22’ drive). In Mashhad we’ll go to Imam Reza Holy Shrine (the biggest shrine of Iran), visiting Goharshad Jame mosque and the beautiful shrine.
Overnight in Mashhad
Day 9: Departure Day
Today is our last day in the land of Persia! The memories of the land of art and culture will stay in our heart forever.
Transfer to Mashhad international airport for your departure flight.
Option*: if your departure flight is from Tehran, you can have a domestic flight to Tehran and afterwards be transferred to Tehran international airport for your departure flight.