Thursday, June 17, 2021

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

 No matter where you live, the consequences of desertification and drought concern you.

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on 17 June to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Traveling with Uppersia

 All the flexibility and fun of planning your own trip, only better. Uppersia specialists help you to pick the perfect properties, introduce you to experiences yo didn’t even know existed, provide honest advice and produce a meticulously planned itinerary just for you!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Ghorme Sabzi

Ghorme sabzi is an incredibly delicious Persian stew that is served over rice. Apart from being tasty, the ingredients of this stew is rich in nutrients; from vegetables and meat to even beans and rice. This traditional and yummy stew is not only favored among Iranians but also has popularity among our travelers. While you’re traveling to Iran you can experience Persian hospitality by dining with a local family. The host will also teach you how to cook Ghorme sabzi with Golden cooking tips.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Traveling with your Old Friends

 One of the most astounding and exhilarating trips that you will take in your life is a trip with your best friend.  You would know that the trips you've taken with your best friend are the most memorable trips ever! That's because you could see places you wished to, ticked off the things from your bucket list, tried out all that you never thought you'd be doing, and lived each moment to the fullest. In your idea, what are the pros and cons of travelling with your life-long friend?

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Zoorkhane and Traditional Sport

 Zurkhaneh which literally means home of strength is the very specially designed physical structure, entangling, a myriad of religious and cultural bases, together with the necessary technical facilitiesfor the cultivation of the body and the excellence of mind. Zurkhaneh, this ancient school of thought in human physical education was created in old Persia. However, the sport historians are not in total agreement on a specific date that marks its creation. While traveling to Iran, you can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Traveling to Iran

 Iran is an exciting country to explore with a culture of warm, welcoming people. It’s a place filled with rich history, stunning landscapes, and plenty of adventure for the traveller.  Our guests believe that by traveling to Iran a special love and connection will shape at first sight. It is not only because of Iran’s beauty and history, but you develop a special connection to the music, the food culture, and the mystery behind it all. Iran will be one of your lifelong dreams and by contacting Uppersia team you’re going to make the most of this experience.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Pink Mosque

 The Nasir Al Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, is located in the beautiful city of Shiraz. The  mosque is so stunning that when the light shines through its windows you will feel like you are in a rainbow. The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, also nick named the Pink Mosque due to the use of the pink tiles, creating the warm pink glow, is one of Iran’s most fascinating mosques, and for many their reason to visit Shiraz.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

International Museum Day

 May 18 can be the most important day for any museum. Raising the awareness about the importance of museums as a means of cultural exchange, enriching cultures as a way to developing cooperation, understanding and peace among people are the main aims of International Day of Museums and Heritage.

Let’s talk about some muse that have caught your eyes in Iran. What activities do you recommend in the City of Museums, Tehran?

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Persepolis in Iran

 About 60 km from Shiraz, near Marvdasht, Perspolis is the only royal city to offer important vestiges. Persepolis, the ancient capital of the kings of the Achaemenian dynasty of Iran was ounded by Darius I in 518 B.C. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. Walking around the ruin is like traveling back in time, through the rich history of the ancient Persian Empire. The statues and wall carvings are very well preserved and as stunning as a ruin can be. Don’t miss this UNESCO World Heritage site which is a must see in Iran.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Azarbayjan Museum

 The Museum of Azerbaijan is one of the most important Iranian museums located in the city of Tabriz and beside the Blue Mosque. The museum, known as the second Iranian archaeological museum after the National Museum of Iran. There are historical and artistic works in the museum, belonging to the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras. The museum comprises three halls and an extensive library that In terms of history contains articles discovered from digs in Iranian Azerbaijan and some great sculptures by an Iranian sculptor. This museum also has an important and valuable treasure containing twelve thousand pieces of antiques and art objects.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Happy Shiraz Day

 Ordibehesht 15 in the Iranian calendar which falls on May 5 this year, has been designated as National Shiraz Day. Every year many people travel to Shiraz to celebrate this day because of Shiraz’s reach history, outstanding culture and of course its mild weather in May.  On the occasion of national Shiraz Day, every year special programs such as reciting Hafez poems and serving traditional foods are held on this day. However, the spread of the corona virus has led to the cancellation of this event.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Abiyane Village

 Abyaneh is famous for its reddish hue clay, that’s why some people called it the Red Village.

The red houses of the village with its lattice windows and wooden balconies have been built on the ancient architectural style, the roofs of some houses are used to serve as the courtyard for other houses.

With its vibrantly red colored houses overlooking a picture-perfect scenes, the village is a photographer’s dream.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Local Guest Houses in Iran

 Ecotourism is a responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. Travelers who choose this sector of tourism are responsible consumers interested in social, economic and environmental sustainability. Seeking authentic local experiences and opportunities, many eco-tourists stay in local eco lodges or Boomgardi accommodation. They are usually located in destinations that are off the beaten track and cater to tourists looking for nature focused, environmentally friendly vacation.

If you’re concerned about environmental issues, this type of accommodation is yours.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Happy National Saadi Day!

 Happy National Saadi Day!

The commemoration day of 13- century Iranian poet who left a global legacy with his poetic talent and eloquence. 

This Iranian poet is a globally known scholar whose words have touched many hearts across the world and wakened up many minds to take new steps in their lives to reach higher levels of humanity.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Visiting Iran

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

Iran is a truly affordable place and another becoming known destination. There are numerous amazing places you could visit there. From the bustling Tehran to Untouched villages, you can have a thrilling road trip. Exploring home of the Achaemenid Empires, is always tempting.

So don’t miss the amazing history throughout this country.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Serving Yogurt

 Persian cuisine is unthinkable without yogurt. It is a great pairing for almost every dish, and if the meal doesn't already contain yogurt, it is usually served in a small bowl to accompany meals. As refreshing as yogurt is, especially in the hot summer months, it is much more than that. Thanks to its nature, it has countless health benefits. It’s especially tasty and sometimes flavored with fresh herbs and cucumber.

If you’d like to be accustomed to the Iranian way of life follow Uppersia feeds.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Using Private Cars During Pandemic

 Avoiding public transport might be at the top of mind in 2021. Planning a road trip gives you the opportunity to map out all the sites and attractions you want to see. Also, small towns in remote locations are a great way to step off the well-traveled road. 

Uppersia has put new policies in place to reassure customers.To put your mind at ease, we enhanced cleaning procedures and social distancing measures in the vehicle 

what can you do to lower your risk? 

 How safe is a road trip during a pandemic?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Happy World Health Day

 This World Health Day, let us remind ourselves of the importance of taking care of our mental, emotional and physical health and ensuring our living and traveling conditions are connected to the well-being of our environment .

Uppersia team hopes to see you in Iran very soon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Palm groves in Iran

 Iran offers spectacular landscapes, ranging from the infinite desert to verdant landscapes full of palm and date trees. In palm groves a date palm tree produces up to 100 kg of dates, either exported or consumed on the spot.

There are roughly 400 types of date palm trees in Iran and the most frequent variety is found in Khuzestan province. The fruits are fairly small and melt in the mouth without being too sweet. While you’re in Iran, don’t miss visiting the beautiful huge expanse of palm trees dotted with village life.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Visit Historic Iran

 Iran has been a home for a lot of dynasties, empires and governments. Each of them left their mark in the country. The remnants of those times or historical monuments remind us of what our culture has been through and who influenced the historical events.

The many forts, palaces and monuments in the country make up the historical places of Iran that Uppersia strongly recommend these spots to historical buffs.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Western Iran

 Already discovered central Iran and looking for another adventure through magnificent Iran?

Uppersia team has tailored the best western trip routes . They have been carefully designed to include the best night stops and highlights.  We highly recommend these routes to those adventurous people who are seeking more adrenaline.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Rudkhan Castle

 Located 25 km southwest of Foman city in Gilan province, Rudkhan Castle is one of the most splendidly preserved sites in Iran.

This brick and stone medieval castle is amazingly embedded in the green forest that overgrows its walls and courtyards. It is reached by a winding path, climbing gently through the shady forest. While you’re roaming at the foot of the castle there are plenty of places where you can eat or buy a variety of authentic Iranian street foods.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Pomegranate in Iran

 Pomegranate is among the most sacred fruits in Persian culture insofar as the Zoroastrians, planted several pomegranate trees in their fire temples and held their branches as a holy plant in their rituals. The brilliant contrast between the ruby red seeds and the deep green leaves, the beautiful shape and most importantly (in my idea) the delighting sweet-sour taste of pomegranate has caused this fruit to be known as a gift from paradise.

If you travel to Iran , offer yourself the practical experience of preparing Iranian food with heavenly taste of pomegranate.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hormoz Island

 Due to its quite sandy beaches and colorful mountains, Hormoz Island attracts every tourist attention. The island possesses a natural wildlife and you can have a close encounter with species of birds, deer, rabbits and other living creatures. Hormoz Island is a hidden tourist attraction and you have to be careful to find its sights. On the same route from Qeshm to Hormoz, mountains appear in yellow, white and red, and the closer you get to the island, the wider the range of these colors, Where you can feel a variety of up to 25 to 100 different colors.

If you are looking for a new and refreshing experience in your travel to Bandar abas or Qeshm island, don’t hesitate to visit Hormoz.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Visit Iran

 Things to do for travelers include the opportunity to experience an array of sites and spiritual encounters, while nature lovers will enjoy untouched nature. Choice of holiday destinations in Iran seems to be infinite. From scenic destinations to historically and culturally soaked sites, there is always confusion regarding choosing the best place to visit in Iran. Well! Uppersia relieves you of this dilemma and present top destinations for all kind of travelers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Traditional Hostels in Iran

 For all those history nerds, Shiraz is a showcase of Persian architecture and history. As one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, Shiraz is not short on extensive museums and historical wonders.

The city of Shiraz is renowned as a heritage center and one of the most soul-satisfying destinations for lovers of art. Start your journey through the splendor of Shiraz at traditional hostels and Immerse in the ultimate amalgamation of rich ancient Persian culture and modern comforts.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

How to Raise Hospitable Children?

 The hospitable quality of Iranian culture plays an important role in our lives. When our children witness and participate in a family’s hospitality, they also learn to extend it to others, accompanying their friends and even foreigners. Showing hospitality really is very simple – show love. We think of the word love as a feeling or emotion. 

How have you trained your children to show respect to those who are in your home, city or country?

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Explore Iran

 When you go somewhere without any expectation, you can be surprised more.

Is there anything more incredible than seeing some of the world’s most iconic attractions in Iran? Feel free ro explore Iran and stay open to a new adventure.

What are the top 3 cities you’d like to visit the most?

Friday, February 12, 2021

Traveling with Your Friends

 Enough of solo travel? Perhaps you feel like it’s time to join forces with a friend to add an extra element to your travels. This can be incredibly rewarding. Traveling with another woman can make the experience more enjoyable than travelling solo. 

Nothing develops a deeper bond than traveling together and making lifelong memories. All the situations will help you get to know her even better and make your friendship stronger. And the best bit is you’ll have somebody to relive all those awesome memories with for years to come.

Have you been traveling with your best friend? Tell us what it was like?

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Deserts in Iran

 Iran is known for its magnificent mountains that can be found throughout its lands. It is also distinguished with some of the most unique deserts in the Middle East, like UNESCO listed Lut Desert. Iran desert adventure tours are organized by Uppersia that range from a few hours to a few days. The tours promise a host of adventure, fitness, cultural discoveries and comfort.  We offer authentic experiences thanks to our deep knowledge of the country and its vast deserts.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Travel with your Significant Other

 Traveling with your spouse can be an incredible thing.  Not only is exploring a new place together super exciting on its own, but on a deeper level, you also learn tons about each other and your vibe as a couple along the way.

For many seniors, the appeal of a tour group includes the freedom to relax and leave the travel planning to someone else. Uppersia helps them to have an all-inclusive and hassle free trip to Iran that gives them the chance to enjoy the time, their way.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Snowy Mountain in Iran

 Winter in Iran is a wonderful opportunity to venture out beyond the urban sprawl and experience the country, its customs, and cuisine like a local. The country offers many popular destinations for snow seekers. While most of Iran's major cities, including Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan receive only small amounts of snow, locations offering snow experiences are readily accessible from them. 

If you looking for things to do in Iran in winter, we suggest you Uppersia Winter Tours.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Meybod Town

 When it comes to visiting Yazd, the name of Meybod is always heard along. Being located along the classical traveling route made a huge impression for several travelers to go through the city and visit some of its worth-wide attractions.

One of the most impressive tourist attractions of this city is, its 4000 years old castle an is known as Narin Castle. Ice House with its largest tank of water that is another outstanding monument of Meybod. Caravansary dates back to 19th century and has been part of traveling along the silk route.

The city is also home to plenty of authentic pottery workshops where you can see old master potters spinning their wheels around and creating masterpieces. 

You can join Uppersia Day Tour and visit this ancient city.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran

 Rich in culture, Iran was home to some of the oldest civilizations on earth, seeing the surge of empires and being the birthplace of some religions that are still alive today. With a total of 24 world heritage sites to visit, it’s about time to introduce some of less-known ones.Can you make a guess where this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located?

Monday, January 25, 2021

Nosreh Ceremony

 There are plenty of annual cultural and religious festivals in Iran that offer a window into the everyday lives of the people. "Nosreh Festival" is held 5 days before the great Sade Festival and Iranians prepare themselves to hold the celebration as glorious as possible.

The ancient Iranians believed in the one and only God. They believed that there are two opposing elements in the heart of God such as darkness and light. Therefore people considered to use natural elements to ward off the devil.Traditional Nosreh rite is preformed by locals ,while standing around a fire and reciting prayers.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Traveling with your Friends

 Travelling is full of exciting adventures, new experiences and relaxing in paradise. For us, something special happens when we travel with friends. Uppersia believes that it adds a deeper layer and more experiences to the relationships we keep. Having a friend to talk to can make this time more enjoyable, especially when you can talk about the things you have done and the places you are excited to travel.

If you want to travel with your friends, Iran is an amazing destination.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

birthday anniversary of prominent poet Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi on January 21

 Iranians marked birthday anniversary of prominent poet Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi on January 21. Ferdowsi was born in 940 AD in a small village near Toos in Khorasan Razavi Province.

He is best known for his magnum opus, Shahnameh, Book of the Kings in English , which is a classic in epic Persian poetry and recounts Iran's mythical and historical past.

As a Persian masterpiece, Shahname represents the remarkable richness and vitality of Iranian culture and civilization . The book provided inspiration for many authors over the centuries and it was translated several times into other languages.

Uppersia can take you on a day trip to Toos to visit Ferdowsi magnificent tomb.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

When Do You Need a Tour Guide?

 When you have very little time, a knowledgeable guide can lend a laser focus to any sightseeing visit. This may never be so valuable as when you’re on a budget . The right guide can give you a customized and deep insight through the destination of your choice. In Iran where is exceptionally rich in historical or cultural significance, a professional tour guide can offer a depth of experience and knowledge that goes beyond guidebook .

When do you need a tour guide?

Please let us know what are your thoughts.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Persepolis Day Tour

 Step into the historical, architectural and artistic legacy of Persian Empire with this Uppersia Persepolis Day Tour. You'll visit the Persepolis Museums, passing through incredible National Gate and praise the magnificent ruined castles.

Do you want to make the most of your visit to Shiraz ? Discover other activities and private tours of Uppersia.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Winter in Iran

 Iran, also known as the Four-Season Heaven, has a reason to be rewarded with that title. Unlike most countries in the Middle East, Iran has to be the most naturally diverse country with all four seasons in a year! Apart from summers springs and autumns , Iran also enjoys three or four months of winters every year. What makes winter in Iran the best time to visit the country is the subtle changes in the weather. 

Winter in Iran allows visitors to experience the highly diverse terrain of country. Also, winter in Iran means to put on your adventure shoes and get in the wilderness to explore the real beauty of country.

Uppersia invites you to visit our four-season country in your favorite season.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Shiran Heritage Hotel in Isfahan

 Iran has many magnificent old mansions that once belonged to noble families or royalty. Fortunately, an increasing number of them are being restored and turned into heritage hotels.

Shiran Heritage hotel in Isfahan features evocative traditional Persian architecture .A glorious building just five minutes walk from Bidabad old district was built in 1747 by a noble family. It's elaborately decorated with mirrors and chandeliers and is now used as a hotel for guests. The pool area is another delightful place to relax. There are antiques and statues all around the property, including in the 13 guest rooms.

Can’t wait to see in this magnificent hotel.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Kharanaq Village

 Kharanaq, which means ‘birthplace of sun’, is the oldest origin of Ardakan city. The village is divided into two parts: the Old Town, which is almost completely abandoned and its oldness belongs pre-Islamic era and the New Town, where some families continue to live.

The village was constructed with sun-baked mud bricks, forming one of the largest collections of adobe buildings in Iran. With its labyrinth of passageways as well as impressive buildings such as a tiny mosque, a shaking minaret, and an old caravansary , Kharanaq is well worth a visit.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Fin Garden in Kashan

 Great example of classic Persian Garden and Islamic architecture, Fin Garden located in Kashan, is a historical UNESCO listed Persian garden. It contains Kashan's Fin Bath, where Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah.  Completed in 1590, the Fin Garden is one of the oldest extant gardens in Iran. The complex comprises two museums, two pavilions and two pools with some other features. Uppersia strong recommends y o to visit the garden while you’re in Kashan.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Accommodation in Iran

 Rich in heritage and home to pristine coastline of Persian Gulf, craggy mountains and miles of desert, Iran embodies the old Persia of legend . Accommodation in Iran is impressive, with everything from simple local guest houses to extravagant hotels. Whether you’re eager to base yourself within easy reach of the museums and bustling markets of Tehran or to escape to the dramatic Mountains, our pick of the best places to stay in Iran contact Uppersia team to ensures that you’ll be doing so in style.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Yazd City

 Yazd is the place where the world’s first brickwork is located, and of course, it is the second most historic city in the world.The desert city of Iran, with its boundless historical wonders, has been universally recorded and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Uppersia invites you to visit the maze of narrow adobe alleys with all mud brick and adobe old monuments, traditional houses with mystery, magical domes, wooden doors and deep water reservoirs .

Post-pandemic Trips

 While the pandemic has brought our journeys to a standstill, it has not quieted our curiosity. 

Now is the time to dream of your next journey and lay the foundation for your next trip. 

Iran is known for its fascinating culture and its varied landscapes ranging from beaches to desert. Plus archeological sites complete with one of the world’s oldest empires, perfect for travelers interested in history, culture and getting off the beaten path. 

Uppersia is eager to assist you for your future itineraries.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Shahe Cheragh Holy Shrine

 The Shah Cheragh holy shrine is a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz, Iran, housing the tomb of martyred brother of Imam Reza, the 8th Shia Imam who took refuge in the city during the Abbasid persecution of Shia Muslims. 

The Shahe cheragh mausoleum is the most important place of pilgrimage within the city of Shiraz. It features intricate blue tile work and a dazzling mirrored interior, making it one of the prettiest mosques in Shiraz. If not a Muslim, a local guide could be helpful in getting you in.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year

 Happy New  Year 

The year 2020 is indeed by far, the most challenging crossroad of our lifetime.

Hoping 2021 will be a better year for everyone full of health, travel, love and peace.