Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Family Trip

 Family adventures offer the chance to build powerful and long-lasting memories for both children and parents. Discovering new experiences and enjoying quality and long overdue time away as a family. 

For making the first holiday together a great trip, be sure to involve everyone including the kids, in the process of planning for the holiday. If everyone has been involved they will be much more likely to be excited about it.

Uppersia team has managed many memorable family holidays, for children of all ages. So when it comes to tailoring the perfect experience for you and your family, you’re in safe hands. 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Where do you want to travel in 2021?

 Where do you want to travel in 2021? Every year, we look at the best places to visit in the coming year.

Now that the currency is much weaker, Iran is the perfect place to visit. This is a fascinating travel destination, led by Shiraz and Isfahan as two of the most beautiful cities in the entire world. It was once home of the Persian Empires, so it has some amazing history embedded throughout its territory.  

 If you’re fan of travelling and would like to step foot outside of your busy zone, it’s okay to plan ahead.

Friday, December 25, 2020

The glory of Persepolis

 Persepolis was one the most glorious cities of the antiquity and it was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture and UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1979. Because medieval Persians attributed the site to Jamshid, an Iranian mythological king, it has been referred to as Takht-e-Jamshid literally meaning "Throne of Jamshid". The buildings at Persepolis include three general groupings: military quarters, the treasury, and the reception halls and occasional houses for the King.

Uppersia would recommend you engage a local guide to explain the historic ancient city and the carvings found in the site.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Art of Miniature inscribed in 2020 on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 The miniature involves the design and creation of small paintings on books, textiles, walls and other items. Miniature art may be small but it’s compelling in its attention to detail.  

The patterns of the miniature represent beliefs, worldviews and lifestyles in a pictorial fashion and also gained a new character through the Islamic influence. 

Art of Miniature inscribed in 2020 on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Happy Yalda

 Characterized by diverse styles and themes, traditional Iranian festivals are an important part of the country's history and culture. 

Almost every festival has its own unique origins and customs which reflect the traditional practices and morality of the whole Iranian nation and its people. One of the the grandest and most popular festivals is Yalda Night.  Iranians have celebrated the longest night of the year for centuries on December 21 of each year.

People on Yalda Night usually get together in the houses of grandparents and the elderly members of their families. However, this year we celebrate the Iranian tradition of Yalda Night without any gatherings because of pandemic.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Visit Iran

 Iran offers some truly remarkable and amazing sights that are unlike anything else in the world. It also boasts delicious food, incredible nature, warm and charismatic people and a rich cultural heritage that is a delight to explore. The result of such an incredible variety and frequency of memorable experiences is exactly what has happened to countless travelers: they simply can’t get enough and constantly feel the need to return over and over again for more.

If you’d like to visit our amazing country, Uppersia team will give you some useful advice.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Ski in Iran

 Who knew Iran, the four-season country, could receive snowfall in winter?

A fun day out for the entire family awaits you at the ski resort in Iran! With diverse activities that are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face, ski resorts, located in Tehran, Shiraz and other cold cities, offers a variety of activities and gives you a chance to ski or snowboard and enjoy the views or just take part in a friendly snowball fight with friends and family.

Don’t forget to pack for both winter and summer while you travel to Iran.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Maharloo Salt Lake

 Iran is home to so many incredible natural wonders, and the extraordinary pink lake happens to be one of them!

Less than a one-hour drive from Shiraz, Maharloo Salt Lake is not only Iran’s most accessible pink lake but also one of its most photogenic.  

Most pink lakes are also saltwater lakes, in which only a few types of algae can grow and survive. With enough light and heat it produces a pink pigment that gives the water its hue. Interesting right! This is also why the colour can be best seen in summer months.

Have you ever visited the pink lake before in other countries ? Let us know your thoughts!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Carpet Weaving in Iran

 Iran is bestowed abundantly with natural beauty and historic attractions . Besides this, it is renowned for its handicraft sector.

The Persian carpets are famous not only in Iran but across the globe. The idea of where and by whom the first carpet was made is unknown ,but Persian carpets in Sassanid period were used as covering the floors.

The Iranian carpet is known for its speciality of being handmade and similarly it is knotted . In 2010, traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars and Kashan were inscribed on Representative List of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Traditional Hotels in Iran

 For an authentic experience of Iran, tourists are seeking an insight into the traditional lifestyle of Iranian people. Traditional Persian hotels can be found all over the country and offer visitors the chance to indulge in Persian tradition and culture. 

These traditional Persian hotels are more than just a place to sleep. They tend to provide local meals in tranquil surroundings. Rooms tend to be designed in a traditional manner and tend to incorporate many elements of Iranian hospitality, with friendly staff attentive to guests' needs.

Dream about spending an overnight here? Uppersia staff will provide you with a wide range of traditional hotels all around Iran.

Iran Deserts

 Unique shaped mountains and shining sand are regarded as the great features of deserts. The sand dunes present a marvelous spectacle, like a vast sea with huge waves .

Uppersia desert tours are specifically designed for adventure lovers, who are looking for unique experience in the wild and natural environments. Inside the endless sand dunes, there are also some historical and cultural relics left, which showcase the mystery and beauty of these areas.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Post-pandemic trips

 As countries around the world started to open its door to tourism again after a long period of lockdown and closed borders, it is time for us to review our bucket list.

Travellers will be looking to get off the beaten path in 2021 and experience isolation in a new wave of off beat travel destinations. Iran has endless natural beauty at every turn and really packs a lot in for travellers! You could spend two weeks trying to see it all. 

Need more helps ? Uppersia shows you Iran’s best- kept secrets of far sides.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Garden in Iran

 From colourful massed flowers displays to historical botanic gardens, there are many gardens to see and visit in Iran reflecting its rich gardening history.

Shiraz, also known as the city of gardens, nightingales and flowers, has always been the heartland of the Persian gardens and also once the capital of Iran.

Will you be visiting Iran in spring? Then be sure to visit Shiraz, where you will experience the gorgeous views of blooming sour orange blossoms and other flowers for which Shiraz is famous.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Rayen Castle

 In a country as big and rich in history as Iran, you can be sure to find some of the world’s most spectacular castles. Iran is home to the world’s longest castle complex, which scattered all across the country and most are steeped in history. While some have stood the test of time unaffected, others have been at the very heart of furious battles and wars, luckily, restored to tell the stories of the past. 

Rayen Castle in Kerman is extremely well preserved, and it is one of the most interesting sites in Iran.

Friday, December 4, 2020

December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 Annually on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Many of Iran’s tourist attractions are cultural heritage sites, so attention is paid to integrating accessibility features with the aesthetics of the site. If you have a disability and wish to travel to Iran, get in touch with Uppersia , where we can take the stress out of planning your trip and provide support throughout your stay.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Iran Museums

 Iran is every museum-lover's dream! From history museums to music museum, you're spoiled for choice. Some people love going to museums and poring over all the different artefacts on display. Museums are typically seen as educational, either to develop knowledge in particular subjects, or to enhance knowledge of other cultures. Some museums are very interactive, with quizzes and activities to participate in. 

In Iran, you can visit from the world-famous Pre-Islamic museums to Contemporary art ones.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Visit Necropolis


After visiting Persepolis, its time to visit Naghsh-e-Rustam that's very close to Persepolis. Naqsh-e Rustam also known as Necropolis, is one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring ancient sites of the Achaemenid Empire, consisting of the colossal tombs of Persian kings dating back to the first millennium BC. It stands as a lasting memory of a once powerful empire that ruled over a significant portion of the ancient world.

You can also see some Sasasanid reliefs that are closer to the ground and have stories about the glory and triumphs of the Sassanid kings.  Uppersia day tour is waiting for you to see this magnificent empire up close.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Happy Azargan Day

 Iran is a magnificent treasure of art and culture and the origin of festivities and joyous ceremonies in honor of all the values of life. These festivals are compatible with the natural calendar and are inextricably linked with seasonal and climate changes. In general, the ancient Iranian festivals in this land of rich civilization, are categorized in three groups: seasonal, annual, and monthly.  Monthly Zoroastrian festivals for all 12 months of the year are held to promote the three famous attributes of good words, good deeds, and good thoughts. 

The synonym for Azar meaning fire in Persian and In Iranian culture, fire is a sacred element of the world because it’s the source of life by bringing warmth and light.  Azargan is celebrated on the 9th day of Azar and people pray to God to purify them.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Shiraz Day

 Shiraz is one of the cities where it is difficult to see everything in one day. To be honest, you should give at least a few days explore it and see the real beauty and history of this City of Gardens.

Iranian food, ancient Persian architecture museums, and the Mosques are all intertwined in different periods of history. And the best thing is that all of this can be found in the beautiful city of Shiraz. However, before going to Shiraz, it’s good to pay attention to details so you can make the most out of your time in the city.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Iranian Hospitality

 Iran is known the world over as the Land of Hospitality , and that doesn’t just refer to the tourists. One thing Iranian people always seem to be wearing is a smile . 

Our culture shares this strong association with respect, particularly in greetings. Anywhere you go in the country, there’ll be people wanting to talk and engage with you,whether you're a tourist passing through or a local strolling around.

Iranian culture is very much centered on the concept of respect. The concept is pervasive in ways of conduct from special traditions to everyday lives.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Boroonerdi House in Kashan

 Borojjerdi House, is a late 19th mansion built between 1859-1877 for a carpet merchant to impress his future father-in-law. It contains very impressive art works, delightful wall paintings, colorful tiles and decorative arches.The house is famous for its unusual wind towers, which are made of stone and sun-baked bricks. The house comprises one external and two internal, private courtyards which was decorated by Iran's foremost painter of the time, Kamal al-Molk. 

While you’re in Kashan, pay a visit to this magnificent house.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Happy Isfahan Day

Happy Isfahan Day!
for its worldwide fame of Islamic architecture of the mosques and the best of glazed tile works, its Persian Gardens, which are registered as UNESCO Heritage sites such as the incredible Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Chechel Sotoon Palace, Isfahan could be the highlight of your Iran travel.
Enjoy visiting “Half of the World” by Uppersia day tours.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Persian Cuisine

 Persian cuisine is a perfect example of how history influences the culinary traditions of any land. Enriched with more than two thousand years of history, the local cuisine of Iran deserves a special mention.It has a wide range of mouth-watering dishes. The cuisine is rich in vegetables, meat, and fish; however, bread, lamb, and rice make up its primary components.

While you’re in Iran, we suggest you authentic Iranian foods that you can’t afford to miss.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wall paintings of Persian Buildings

 It always pays to look up in Iran because some of the most beautiful and ornate spectacles can be found on the wall or ceiling. Wall- paintings are widespread used decorative elements in traditional Persian architecture. They reflect cultural situation of the period they were made and enrich indoor space with their color, pattern and their history in paintings that is why they should be conserved. 

The restoration process of historical buildings, draw the admiration of the visitors , because these indoor space elements were provisionally documented and researched.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Persian Sweet

 For many visitors to Iran, food is the main event! Though Iran is principally famous for especial entree, there is also veritable plethora of sweets to try. Many towns and cities in Iran are known first and foremost for their local speciality, whether it be a type of sweet, Kebab , seafood etc.  It's fair to say that sweet is an integral part of the Iranian diet. 

Every Iran journey should leave a life-long impression. By tasting Iranian desserts , your trip always will.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Nomadic Life

 If you want to experience something that gets you out of hustle and bustle of city life and into the wilderness, consider spending some time with nomadic tribes in Iran. A good jumping off point for such an adventure is in Fars Province , known as Qashghaei tribe.

This is a pattern that has been followed for centuries; nomads are the people who follow water and grass. It’s an apt description of a people who for many generations have followed a simple life in harmony with nature.

Like all good adventures, it’s not just about travelling to a remote region and stepping out of your comfort zone, it’s also about adjusting to a fundamental mind shift.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Intimacy between our guests and tour guide

 In order to truly get to know Iran and what it has to offer you have to ask the people that have been discovering its attraction and its side streets for all their lives.

The travelers who join Uppersia tours, win because they have a personalized experience to see Iran in the most authentic, personalized, and well-organized way. Also a close sense if intimacy shares between our guest and the guide.

We’re aware that this type of authenticity is what travel is truly about, and set out to develop this type of experience for travelers.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Uppersia Group Tours

 Tour groups is one of the best ways to make friends on a trip because you encounter a variety of different people.

Group tours do many things well. Experience, proficient planning and expert guides ensure guests move quickly to see a swag of significant spots in a short stretch, which makes it ideal for those with limited holiday time.With a different destination on the schedule every day, passengers visit a dozen monuments , which is an itinerary tough to duplicate by independent travellers.

Uppersia group tours are colorful with travelers from different countries.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Iran Bastan Museum

 National museum of Iran is located in Tehran and comprises of two Buildings: pre-Islam and post-Islam eras. 

The first building, Iran Bastan Museum, meaning Ancient Iran Museum, houses pre-Islam era’s objects and was built in 1937.

The objects selected for this large museum, are mostly selected out of excavation or from prominent collections. The number of objects displayed in Ancient Iran Museum exceeds 600 items discovered from prehistoric areas like Tappeh Sarab of Kermanshah Province, Susa of Khuzestan Province and Sialk Tappeh of Kashan city.

If you’re interested in both early and ancient histories, don’t miss this museum.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Solo female traveler

 Iran is one of the world’s fastest growing destinations for Solo Female Traveler. Women traveling solo will generally feel safe nearly anyplace they go.

A visit to Iran is never complete without a solo visit to Persepolis.  A popular way to explore the magnificent Persepolis is being accompanied by a female tour guide. Particularly lovely on balmy day , contact Uppersia team and take in this beautiful architecture

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Jame Mosque of Yazd

 The Grand Mosque of Yazd is one of the architectural and historical masterpieces of Iran, and it can be said that it has the highest minarets in the world. The construction of this magnificent mosque for centuries shines beyond the history of the civilization of this land. This mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques of the Timurid period, which is considered to be the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of the 9th century in terms of tiled roofs , minarets and inscriptions. The mosque was registered on the national list of national works.

If you’d like to visit one of the architectural and historical masterpieces of the world, contact Uppersia team.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Day Tours

 We know that it is often difficult to know what to see and do, especially in countries like Iran where there are endless possibilities. Uppersia collection of the best Iran day tours offer you the chance to see the cities in all their glory.

Day tours have pretty much all of the city's most iconic sights, landmarks and attractions covered, offering visitors a convenient way of seeing the best of each city without wasting time. So take advantage of this fascinating place by exploring it on a half-day or full-day tour.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

International day of Cyrus the Great

 On October 29, Iranians marked the international day of Cyrus the Great. This day is intended to commemorate the founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (539-331 B.C.E)

The tomb of Cyrus the Great Achaemenid, is a modest but unique building. The tomb was built with precision techniques and engineering that is still almost intact after 25 centuries. Iranians commemorate this day by gathering at Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great, which is located in the Fars province.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

 The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage takes place every 27 October. 

This day was choose by UNESCO in 2005 to raise awareness of the importance of preserving recorded audio, video and documents. Audiovisual archives tell us stories about people’s lives and cultures from all over the world. They represent a priceless heritage which is an affirmation of our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge since they reflect the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Old Persian Mansions

 Old mansions are the most quintessentially Iranian accommodation. A central feature of this kind of mansion is an interior garden, usually with trees and a fountain. An old house generally has two or more levels built around this central garden, with upper balconies overlooking the lower floor. 

The lower floor normally has long and narrow rooms opening onto the garden. Upper levels have more rooms that lead onto the inner balconies. Some rooms have inner windows with shutters and ornamental mirror work and high ceilings create a feeling of spaciousness.

Bright and airy, a large number of traditional houses have been converted into guesthouses, allowing visitors to live like a local while in Iran. You can stay in our suggested hostels and experience old Persian atmosphere.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Historical Sites

 Just imagine what it would be like to visit some of the world’s most historic monuments while you’re on the road travelling from one exotic place to another. 

Historical sites are perfect for great days while you’re abroad. Fortunately for history lovers, Iran is littered with a huge selection to choose from, but Uppersia professional tour guides will help you to decide where to visit first.

Friday, October 23, 2020

City of Tehran

 The name Tehran conjures up exotic images of an old land with bustling bazaars, stunning Islamic and modern architecture. This mystical Iranian city is home to a vibrant, colourful culture that attracts tourists from across the world. There’s so much you can see and experience in Tehran, including the delicious food that is famous the world over. 

To truly absorb the essence of Tehran and its enchanting atmosphere, you can book Uppersia Day Tours.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ali ebne Hamze

 Ali ebne Hamze shrine is one of the three Holy Shrines in Shiraz with truly amazing mirror-worked walls and dome. What differs this Shrine from Shah-e Cheragh is that everyone's allowed in and everyone's allowed to make pictures and video. 

From the outside, the Persian tile work is gorgeous. However, the true glory of this site lies within. The entire interior of this shrine is laden with intricate mirror work in ornate geometric patterns. It’s simply outstandingly beautiful and you could easily sit down and stare off into the splendor of it all for quite sometime. 

Though this is a relatively small mosque, it’s a gem that should not be missed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

 Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is another masterpiece of architecture and tile work of the 16th century which was constructed by a decree issued by Shah Abbas I and took a period of 18 years to be completed. The Inside tile work decorations of the column to the top are covered with mosaic tiles. In terms of the architectural grandeur of the mosque, foreign archaeologists believe: “It can hardly be considered a product of human hands.”

While you’re in Isfahan, you can book Uppersia Day Tour and enjoy watching this marvelous monument.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Happy World Food Day

 Happy World Food Day!

World Food Day is not only about celebrating the amazing food that we have the privilege of having, but it is also about raising awareness for people who don’t have such privilege.

We must promise ourselves to never waste food and make a contribution to save food for those who are hungry, especially during this global pandemic. Let’s make a big difference with our small actions.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Museum of Shahnameh, Mythology and Anthropology In Qazvin

 The Museum of Pottery by Master Reza Azi Mohammadi, better known as the Museum of Shahnameh, Mythology and Anthropology, is the only privately managed museum of art and contemporary art in Qazvin.

The oeuvre of this museum represents the heroes and stories of the irreplaceable book of Shahnameh. Other works related to the anthropological and folklore concepts of Iran the city of Qazvin. The sculptures of legendary Iranians can also be seen in the museum.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Kurdestan: one of the main attractions of Western Iran

 Unlike the classic route of central Iran which tends to cross desserts , a road trip to the Iranian Kurdistan is rewarded with lush scenery, and locals seen working in colourful outfits.

Kurdistan is stunning and the people are one of the kindest and friendliest in Iran. They are all open to holding conversations with random strangers and generally you’re extremely happy while you’re in western Iran.

If you like to travel to Kurdish speaking Kordestan, to discover the various cultures and people that make up the collective Iranian identity contact Uppersia team.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

National Hafez Day

 Hafez is a well-known Iranian mystic and poet who is revered as one of the most influential Persian poets of all time. He is greatly admired for his work and poetry.

Each year on Oct 12 Hafez Commemoration ceremony is held in Hafezieh in Shiraz with the presence of Iranian and International Scholars and many others who just love Hafez poems. This year, social distancing made celebrating Hafez National Day, complicated, but many still found a way to visit his tomb online.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the legend of Iranian traditional singing passed away.

 Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the legend of Iranian traditional singing passed away.

He was the undisputed master of Persian traditional and classical singing and is regarded as a national treasure by both musicians and music lovers.

Shajarian was also famous for singing the poems of great poets and mystical Sufis such as Hafez, Molana  and Saadi Shirazi.

"From God we come and to Him we return."

Friday, October 9, 2020

Museums in Iran

 There are many reasons why people visit museums. Some are curious about the country they are visiting or just want to enjoy art and culture. Museums are great for meeting new people, learning how our ancestors lived and expanding our minds.

If you love history and learning about the past, you can find many museum while traveling in Iran. There are different types of museums out there. Each offers an opportunity to learn more about our past and the world. When we visit museums, we gain new knowledge.  Art and everyday objects have stories to tell about the past.

If you’re interested in the past, Iran would be your paradise.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Experience Rest and Relaxation in Iran

 Everyone needs to get away and experience rest and relaxation. Those enjoyments are even better if we can travel to a four-season country.    

A vacation can provide you with the opportunity to do nothing more than stroll over in a city. It is a chance to dazzle your senses and imaginations by visiting new and exotic areas. 

A private tour of Iran offers the perfect way to really delve into the Iran’s rich culture, with exciting excursions to the desert, jungle and sea.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Qalishouyan Ritual

 Qalischuyan ritual is practiced in Iran to honor the memory of Soltan Ali, a holy figure among the people of Kashan and Fin. This ritual is the only religious ceremony in Iran which history is in accordance with the solar calendar, not the lunar one. In the ritual, the coffin of Soltan Ali is symbolically moved by the natives of Fin villages. The symbolic coffin is bathed in a spring, then returned with religious and ritual observances.

The UNESCO has registered the ritual of the carpet washing in Mashhad Ardehal on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

People travel to the city of Kashan to mourn and represent this event each year on the second Friday of the Iranian month of Mehr.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Pomegranate Season in Iran

 With their glossy, leathery skin containing hundreds of seeds that sparkle in bright pinkish-red pulp and juice, there's something very festive about pomegranates. Their attractive appearance and fragrant sweet-sharp juice adds excitement to both sweet and savoury dishes.

The pomegranate is native to Iran where it still grows. Now is the time to buy pomegranate. Though some varieties are harvested in late summer, the Wonderful variety is in season from October through January.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Happy International Translation Day

 Each year, translators and interpreters celebrate International Translation Day on 30 September. Translation day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals , who play a key role in bringing nations together.

It is important that any tours we run is available in both English language and any other most spoken languages. So, we’re so thrilled to announce that, Uppersia offers tours in English, Spanish, French and German languages. 

Enjoy fascinating facts and stories about Iran's rich culture and dramatic history in your mother tongue .

Monday, September 28, 2020

Iran : Paradise of Nature lover

 There is something elemental about the beauty of nature that leaves most of us dreamy eyes and transcends us to a peaceful sense of being.

The geographic terrain of Iran is rich and diverse, filled with lush green forests, majestic mountain peaks, and vast stretches of desert. From east to west, north to south, this Asian country packs an assortment of treasures for nature lovers.

Experience the uniqueness and athentic beauty of nature by Uppersia.