Iran (Persia) is one of the most important countries in the middle east. It has a very long tradition of garden –making, though no one can be sure quite how long. Because it bestrides the cross-roads between the Middle East and Asia, Iran has had a turbulent history.
Persian gardens are embellished with order and proportion, sanctity and privacy, far from the undue, devoid of futility and any exaggeration, responsible for efficiency and profitability, favorable with contentedness and frugality, and equipped with permanency. ( Abolghasemi 1997).
The architectural composition of Persian garden, its water, running or still, its vegetation, including its species , proportions , color schemes, spacing and respective heights. Each component follows the sustainability in sense of Self-efficiently. ( Venice Charter).
Full day site seeing tour of Tehran, visiting Saad Abad palace museums and evening flight to Kerman. O/N. Kerman.
Excursion to Mahan visiting Sheikh Nematollah Vali mausoleum in Mahan and Bagh (garden) Shahzadeh and Ganjali Khan Hammam in Kerman. O/N. Kerman.
Drive to Shiraz, en-route visiting the Sassanid ruined palace near Sarvestan . O/N. Shiraz.
Full day city tour , visiting Delgosha Garden ( Sassanid period, referrs back to 15 centuries ago) the oldest garden in Shiraz and then Golshan garden( Safavid period, 350-400 years ago) Nazar garden museum (Reign of Karim Khan , 200 years ago) , Sadieh garden, and tomb of poet Sadi ( Qajar Dynasty, 200 years ago) and at last visit one of the beautiful gardens of Iran which was built by Shahdad to compete with Paradise ( Reign of Shahdad son of Arab ruler. O/N. Shiraz. O/N. Shiraz.
A morning excursion to Persepolis and an afternoon visit of Narenjestan garden ( Qajar Dynasty) and Hafez tomb. O/N.Shiraz.
Drive to Yazd en-route visiting Passargad ( Cyruss the great tomb and 4500 years old pine tree an Abarkouh. O/N. Yazd.
Morning visit of Tower of Silence and Dowlatabad Garden ( Zand Dynasty -250 years ago-old road to Taft in Yazd), keeo driving to Isfahan. An evening visit of Si-O-Se Pol and Khajou bridges. O/N. Isfahan.
A full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Hasht Behesht (Safavid dynasty 350-400 years ago), Chehel Sotoun Palace and garden ( Safavid), Naqsh-e-Jahan Square (Safavid) and Chahar Bagh ( Safavid -400 years ago) which is known as avenue now. O/N. Isfahan.
Drive to Tehran , en-route visiting Fin garden ( 1000 years ago Ale-Bouye and 400 years ago Safavid dynasty). O/N. Tehran.