Day 03 : Shiraz
We will visit the Eram and
Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque .Hafez
mausoleums, Vakil mosque
complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of the
Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
Day 04 :
Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis-Pasargadae-Yazd
Drive to Yazd, we
depart from Shiraz via the Quran gate .40 km north of Shiraz
we stop at Persepolis the outstanding ceremonial palace of
the Achaemenians , 550BC.At Necropolis we see four tombs of
Achaemenian kings high in the cliffs of limestone. Then
we continue through mountain scenery to Pasargadae
the earliest Achaemenian capital where
the tomb of Cyrus the Great is well preserved.
Further on our route crosses the central Iran ranges to
Yazd. O/N Yazd.
Day 05 : Yazd
In the morning will visit a
Zoroastrian fire temple and
a Zoroastrian “dakhmeh” on an elevated site where the dead
were prepared and left for vultures to decimate.
is the ancient Persian religion. Today, Yazd is recognized
as a city with a high population of
Zoroastrian residents .
accordance with their beliefs
Zoroastrians did not bury the dead but instead
they took the
cleansed bodies to the elevated dakhmehs for disposal. You
will get more information about their ceremonies on this day
in Yazd. Taking a walk in the old district of Yazd you will
visit some unique architecture
depicted by the
the wind towers called “badgir” These structures
functions as wind traps ducting the breezes down into the
buildings below where the wind currents
pass over cooling water and so function as effective
air conditioners.. Visit the old Friday Mosque and
Mir Chaghmagh Mosque. If possible , you
will have an evening visit to
a traditional Zurkhaneh
, a Persian house of strength, where Pahlavans, will exhibit
their exercise routine
a mixture of athletics and religious
reveraence to their patron saint .