Shiraz located in the southwest of Iran, with no doubt is one of the must-visit cities of the world. Here is a 3-day Shiraz tour containing the most important highlights inside the city and in its surroundings.
Day 1: Sightseeing
A full-day city tour to visit historical attractions and monuments of Shiraz. Start with Nasir ol Molk Mosque that is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design. Then we go to visit Narejestan e ghavam and Zandiyeh Complex (Vakil complex) that includes Citadel, Bath, Mosque and traditional Bazaar. Bazaar consists of different corridors that the most famous ones are Saraye Moshir and Saraye Fil where you can buy beautiful handicrafts, including Kilim, Gabe, Carpet, Mina, Khatam, Silver accessories and ….
Day 2: Eco Tour
After breakfast, we will start an Eco tour and drive to Sepidan that is a village near Shiraz.
During spring and summer Sepidan has cool weather and green landscapes where you can enjoy trekking in unique nature and visit Margon waterfall, or other natural attractions based on your preferences. Have local food, experience memorable time in a local house and see lifestyle of people reminiscent of older time.
During winter Sepidan is snowy and an amazing spot for skiing. You can have a full day ski tour in Pooladkaf complex.
Based on time you may visit the nomad black tents and their traditional colorful handicrafts hanging on the walls and Persian Klims and Carpets covering the floor.
It is interesting to know that living in the heart of nature makes the nomads capable of addressing their needs by basic materials. They use their herds to provide dairy and meat as their main food. They even cook their own bread.
After enjoying your Eco Tour, we return to Shiraz.
Day 3: Historical & Literature Tour
In the morning Drive to Marvdasht that is in 62 km from Shiraz, to visit Persepolis and Necropolis next to it. Persepolis or Takht_e Jamshid is one of the masterpieces of Iran, that belongs to history of all people around the World. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis as World Heritage Site in 1979.
Return to Shiraz and your next attraction to visit will be Tomb of Hafez and Saadi the Iranian world-famous poets, that both tombs are in the marvelous gardens.