Tuesday, August 14, 2018

5 Things Not to Do in Iran


While Iran is stunning, even an awesome country like Iran has a few challenges. If you're planning a trip to Iran, here are a few cultural faux pas you should be aware of.

Don’t show public displays of affection
That means no kissing, hugging, or putting your arm around your loved one in public. While holding hands is sometimes seen, it’s not common.
Don’t give the thumbs up
Most Iranians are aware of the positive meaning of thumbs up in many other countries. However, in Iran it is an obscene insult meaning. To be on the safe side, don’t give the thumbs up.
Don’t shake hands with members of the opposite sex in public
It is inappropriate to shake hands or touch the opposite gender, and if you go for it, it may be awkward as they may not shake your hand, they usually go for a slight bow or a nod of the head while greeting other people
Don’t bring or drink alcohol
Alcohol is forbidden in Iran, and while you might see it behind closed doors, don’t try to bring it into the country. And for the duration of your stay, there’s no drinking in public as Alcohol is not permitted at all in stores
Do Not Wear Your Shoes Indoors
Iranian people pride themselves on cleanliness, and the prospect of outside dirt inside their homes is a no-no. If you happen to visit a Japanese home, apartment or school, remember to take off your shoes at the entryway.

Hope to experience wonderful times in Iran. It would be our pleasure to help you over any issues related to your trip to Iran. Please feel free to contact us.


While Iran is stunning, even an awesome country like Iran has a few challenges. If you're planning a trip to Iran, here are a few cultural faux pas you should be aware of.
Our guests from Britain

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Naghsh-e Rustam,Shiraz,Iran


In Iran with a remarkable past, beauty lies everywhere – in the stunning Islamic architecture, desert landscapes, outstanding bazaars, and the incredible hospitality of the people.
History is written everywhere in Iran. what you see here is Naghsh-e Rustam, an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province, with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods. This photo is taken during Uppersia Persepolis Day Tour by Nazanin, one of our friendly tour guides.


what you see here is Naghsh-e Rustam, an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province
Naghsh-e Rustam,Shiraz,Iran

Saturday, August 11, 2018

How to spend 3 days in Isfahan?



Thinking about spending 3 days in Isfahan? So, welcome to one of our favorite cities. We think that’s the perfect amount of time to spend in one of the most visited cities of Iran, giving you the chance to see many of the top sights and attractions and really get a feel for the city.  Also, you can visit the magnificent mysterious Abiyane village and Jolfa district, a place full of vibrancy and activity.
Day 1
What better way to start of your trip to Isfahan than with a visit to Naghshe Jahan Square?  This is without doubt the most iconic landmark in Isfahan and a visit here is a must for any visit to Iran. Walk to Shah square (also called Imam square and Naghshe Jahan square) and visit the monuments around it including Royal mosque (also called SHah mosque, Imam mosque and Abbasi mosque), SHikh Lotfollah mosque and Ali Qapoo palace. Then walk to Chehelsoton palace and garden.






Day 2
Another must-do experience in Isfahan is a visit to Jolfa district. Walk to the Isfahan Armenian district to see Vank cathedral and its amazing paintings. Also spend some time in its museum to learn more about Armenians. Then walk by Zayanderood River and visit the historic bridges over it. Uppersia suggests you to enjoy eating lunch or dinner at the cozy pavement caf├ęs and going to the art shops from which you can get your souvenirs home.





Day 3
One of the best ways to experience a fundamentally different culture is to explore the smaller villages away from the big cities. Drive to Abyaneh and meet its people with the traditional and colorful costumes and also its old houses with their wooden doors. Also enjoy trekking the mountains around the village. It’s registered by UNESCO as one of the four most historic villages of Iran. Abyane is truly a Village of living traditions, ancient architecture, and probably one of the most shining examples of human adaptation to nature. If you want to get a taste of an unknown spot, Uppersia team will accompany you.






Want more info? Check out Uppersia.com for a detailed guide to Iran, including where to stay, recommended itineraries, where to eat and free things to do in the city.