Pomegranate plays a great role in Iranian lifestyle in a way that is the important item of Yalda Night. The pomegranate festival is a kind of thanksgiving festival taking place every year, from October to December. This festival is held in Arsanjan and Neiriz in Fars province; while you will join in different activities such as picking up pomegranates, preparing pomegranate juice and sauce, and cooking a delicious local food called “Ash-e Anar”.
If you intend to travel to Iran in autumn, make sure to join pomegranate festivals, visit the beautiful pomegranate gardens and get familiar with Iranian unique organic ingredients, spices and tastes.
After arriving at Shahid Dastgheib International Airport of Shiraz, you will meet and greet Derak representatives. Then, you will transfer to a hotel to rest.
This morning, you have the whole day to discover the fantastic city of Shiraz; while visiting:
This mourning, a short drive (60 km) takes you to Marvdasht County; where you can visit the masterpieces of Achaemenid dynasty:
Then, you will continue your journey to Arsanjan(72 km), where its red pomegranates are well-known.
Now it's time to join the amazing red pomegranate tour, walk in pomegranate gardens, pick up pomegranates, learn how locals use it for different purposes like pomegranate sauce, and participate in cooking Ash-e Anar and variety of other foods. you’ll also enjoy passing the night with local people
Today, you will go toward Pasargadae (49 km) to visit this amazing Unesco site; and then you will continue your journey toward Shiraz (136 km); and you will transfer to Shiraz International Airport for a departure flight.
This festival is held every year from October to December.
*** This tour can be extended to other cities of Iran according to your request.