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.