Tuesday, May 7, 2024

A mystical odyssey through Iran, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan intertwined in a single voyage.


If you have previously traveled to Iran with Uppersia Travel tours and explored the classic route of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd, or if this is your first time venturing to Iran and Central Asia with ample time to explore both, we have an exciting tour for you. This 16 day-tour commences in Tehran, then takes you on an overland journey from Mashhad to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The driving distances between cities range from 1 to 4 hours, with a train ride between Khiva and Bukhara. Enjoy comfortable hotel stays along with delightful Yurt camping experiences in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Planning a trip to Iran in March 2024 may be a head-scratcher


Iran trip March 2024 Ramadan Nouruz In 2024, the Nowruz Persian holidays will coincide with the Ramadan holy month in Iran. Nowruz presents an excellent opportunity to explore Iran, despite crowded monuments and fully booked hotels, due to the pleasant weather, exposure to significant Persian traditions, and interactions with locals. However, the restrictions on eating in public during Ramadan may pose challenges for travelers in Iran, offering a unique chance to witness the observance of Ramadan in the country.

Exploring Iran during the 2024 Nowruz Persian holidays when it coincides with the Ramadan holy month will provide a rich tapestry of experiences for travelers. While monuments may be bustling with visitors and hotels fully booked, the pleasant weather and the chance to immerse oneself in significant Persian traditions make it a truly special time to visit.

Interacting with locals during Nowruz allows travelers to witness the vibrant celebrations and cultural practices that have been passed down through generations. The warmth and hospitality of the Iranian people during this festive period create lasting memories for visitors.

However, the restrictions on eating in public during Ramadan add an extra layer of cultural immersion for travelers. While it may pose challenges, it also offers a unique opportunity to witness the observance of Ramadan in Iran firsthand. The peaceful atmosphere during the day and the lively gatherings at night provide a deeper understanding of the spiritual significance of this holy month for the Muslim community.

Overall, the convergence of Nowruz and Ramadan in 2024 in Iran promises a one-of-a-kind travel experience that combines rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality, and the opportunity to witness the intersection of two important traditions in the country.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Best Iran tours for small groups in 2024

 Are you ready for an adventure like no other? Join us on a journey through the enchanting land of Iran in 2024! Uppersia Travel is thrilled to offer you an unforgettable small group holiday experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Small group tour in Iran 2024
Tehran National Gate

Picture this: a small group of like-minded travelers, exploring the hidden gems of Iran together. As we embark on this extraordinary adventure, we will be guided by our expert tour leaders who are passionate about showcasing the beauty and rich history of this remarkable country.

Our journey usually begins in the bustling capital city of Tehran, where we will be greeted with warm smiles and open arms. From there, we will venture into the heart of Iran, visiting ancient cities, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and breathtaking natural wonders.

One of the highlights of our trip will be often a visit to the mesmerizing city of Isfahan. Known for its stunning architecture and vibrant bazaars, Isfahan will captivate your senses. We will stroll through the famous Naqsh-e Jahan Square, marvel at the intricate designs of the Imam Mosque, and immerse ourselves in the local culture as we explore the bustling markets.

Next, we will journey to the ancient city of Yazd, a UNESCO World Heritage site that feels like stepping back in time. Get lost in the maze-like streets of the old town, marvel at the stunning windcatchers, and learn about the Zoroastrian culture that has thrived here for centuries.

No trip to Iran would be complete without a visit to the majestic city of Shiraz. Known as the city of poets, Shiraz is home to some of the most beautiful gardens and historic sites in the country. We will wander through the fragrant gardens of Eram, visit the stunning Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and pay our respects at the tomb of the great Persian poet, Hafez.

As we make our way through the diverse landscapes of Iran, we will also have the opportunity to explore the stunning deserts, hike through picturesque mountains, and relax by the tranquil shores of the Caspian Sea. Each day will bring new adventures and unforgettable experiences.

At Uppersia Travel, we believe that small group tours offer a more intimate and immersive travel experience. With a maximum group size of 12, you will have the opportunity to connect with your fellow travelers, share stories, and create lifelong friendships.

So, are you ready to embark on this extraordinary journey through Iran? Join us in 2024 and let Uppersia Travel take you on an adventure of a lifetime. Get ready to be inspired, amazed, and transformed by the beauty and hospitality of Iran. Book your spot today and let the countdown to an unforgettable small group holiday begin!

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Ilam Tour by Uppersia


📷 Seimare River in Badreh County, Ilam Province, Iran

✍🏻 Travel back in time to the ancient cradle of civilization, nestled in the striking Zagros Mountains of Western Iran where the Simareh River has played a pivotal role. Surprisingly, even today, this region remains a hidden gem, with new roads being built to unlock its hidden treasures. Long ago, fearless explorers and researchers spent months studying the Luri ethnic tribes that call this area home.

🚌 Experience the Ilam Cooking Day Tour With Uppersia Travel

Join our local tour guide in Ilam for an unforgettable culinary journey. Learn how to prepare the local cuisine and indulge in some food-based experiences that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mesopotamia Tour | Summer 2023


Our Autumn Iran tours have just launched, and we've said farewell to some of the most epic adventures with our globetrotting friends during the last summer. We explored every nook and cranny of Iran, even braving scorching temperatures of 55 degrees Celsius in places like Shushtar (as seen in this epic snapshot). But we also explored cooler, refreshing spots like Ardabil. Want to join us for an unforgettable journey? Hop on board!

The Remarkable Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar's astonishing hydraulic system, consisting of waterfalls dug into the rocks and diversion canals that supply water to the city, has been recognized as a masterpiece of creative genius. The mills, considered masterpieces for over 1,600 years, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century BC. The hydraulic system is complete, with numerous functions, making it exceptional. It is a homogeneous hydraulic system, designed globally and completed in the 3rd century CE, as rich in its diversity of civil engineering structures and its constructions as in the diversity of its uses (urban water supply, mills, irrigation, river transport and defense systems). The Shushtar hydraulic system is a testament to the heritage and the synthesis of earlier Elamite and Mesopotamian know-how, and it was probably influenced by the Petra Dam and tunnel and by Roman civil engineering. The system includes the Salasel Castle, the operation center of the entire hydraulic system, the tower where the water level is measured, dams, bridges, basins, and mills. The Gargar Canal, a veritable artificial watercourse, made possible the construction of a new town and the irrigation of a vast plain, at the time semi-desert. Shushtar historical hydraulic system demonstrates outstanding universal value as in its present form which dates back to the 3rd century CE and probably on older bases from the 5th century CE. It is considered a wonder of the world, not only by the Persians but also by the Arab-Muslims at the peak of their civilization, and sits in an urban and rural landscape specific to the expression of its value.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Upperisa Travel Iran Journal : Iran Travel guide to Iran overland adventure


Tehran Tours : Golestan Palace UNESCO World Heritage Site

We have published several exciting articles on traveling to Iran and also about Iranian highlights that we would like to share their titles with you:


Traveling to Iran as a country with different regulations, culture and language may look complicated when you start thinking and planning about it so we have offered facts about traveling to Iran and tips on how to explore the country.


Persepolis or Takht-e Jamishid is one of the must-sees of Iran and is a UNESCO world heritage site. So we have bundled the information and tips we think might come useful when you want to visit this monument.



Traveling in Iran with your own vehicle such as Car, motorbike or bike is a great adventure considering amazing landscapes, nice on-roads and exciting off-roads. We have offered a detailed travel guide for motorcyclists, cyclists and drivers planning to visit Iran.


Persian Caviar on an Appetizing Culinary Activity in Iran

When you hear about Caviar (Khaviar) the next work that comes to your mind is "Persian Caviar". Caviar or unfertilized eggs of Iranian sturgeons are considered one of the best types of caviar in the world. We have scratched the surface of this food from the Caspian see.


Why You'll Love Shiraz? 

Shiraz city is not just about its grapes but also its amazing Persian gardens, beautiful Qajari and Pahlavi houses and mansions, famous Persian poets and the UNESCO world heritage sites around the city including Persepolis, Naghsh-e Rostam, Bishapur, Firuzabad and Sarvestan. Learn more about Shiraz in this article.


Embracing an Iranian Winter: 7 reasons to visit Iran in its off-season  

One should not miss traveling to Iran in winter as it offers skiing in nice ski resorts around Tehran and the great climate in south of Iran including Persian Gulf Islands. We have bundled the reasons for traveling to Iran in winter so that you can decide and plan. 


Iran Trip Puts Less Pressure on Pockets + 4 Reasons

Iran is one of the cheap countries to travel in for travelers on tight budget. We have offered why it is a budget destination for travelers and backpackers.


Top 10 Highlights of Golestan Palace | Video Walk

Golestan complex is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Tehran and absolutely is worth a visit. You will marvel at Persian arts and what Qajars have left in history.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022


The juxtaposition of modern and classical attractions, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the
 magnificent palaces is among the main reasons that travelers cannot resist visiting Tehran, the capital of 
Iran. One of those classical sightseeing is Niavaran Palace, last Pahlavi Shah’s and Empress' resident. 
The cultural and historical complex of Niavaran is located in a charming garden in an eleven hectares area
, with three main handsome monuments (Niavaran palace, Sahebqaraniye Palace and Glorious Ahmad 
Shahi Pavilion) which was built in the closing days of the Qajar period.
Ahmad Shahi Pavilion, is a two-storied building, consisting of a hall with a marble pond at the center
 surrounded by rooms and corridors at the ground floor and a central hall with a four sided porch at the 
second floor. Also, the well-formed wooden shelves of the second floor, have been installed all 
around the main walls to miraculously echo the sounds of noble music instruments played by
 Iranian talented musicians.  Ahmad Shahi pavilion after a restoration and interior additions was
 utilized as the residence and office of Reza Pahlavi. The palace’s walls were also renovated
 during the Cultural Heritage Week in the year 2000.


Ali Qapoo Music Hall


Built at the very end of the 16th century, Ali Qapu, is one of the most magnificent palaces of the Persian Empire’s Safavid Era. This six-storied monument is located on the western side of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square opposite to Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and had been originally designed as a vast portal.  The elegant Ali Qapu mansion on the sixth floor has a large completely plastered hall, which is also known as the music hall. The interweaving beauty of architecture and science of acoustics performed in this hall, proves the ingenuity of Iranian architects. This hall’s ornamentation is a smart decorative invention of Safavid era, based on the physical recognition of the sound and its reflective characteristic. Besides providing beauty to this glorious hall, this jar-shaped cornices caused the sound of music to spread more clearly and vividly. In ceremonies and feasts Iranian music masters gathered in music hall and played heavenly music pieces by traditional music instruments such as setar, kamancheh, tonbak, daf and etc. This magical hall still echoes the sounds of Iranian history and peaceful culture. Walk through the ancient yet alive remains of Naqsh e Jahan Square and touch the memories of Safavid days in Isfahan.


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