Yalda Night

About Yalda Night




Day 1 (Shiraz)

Arrive at Shiraz International Airport, meet and greet by our representative. Transfer to hotel for check in and rest.

At noon, drive towards Marvdasht County (52 km) and visit Persepolis (UNESCO Site), the homeland of Persians during Achaemenid Empire. Then continue to Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam) (10 km) which is a burial place of four Achaemenid sovereigns. In the evening, return back to Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz. (Hotel)

Day 2 (Shiraz)

After breakfast at hotel, visit Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque) which is stunning in the morning because of the dance of colors. Continue to Naranjestan-e Qavam House which is located in a beautiful garden with a plenty of sour oranges trees (called naranj in Farsi language).

After that, enjoy visiting Vakil Complex (Bazaar, Mosque and Bathhouse). Have a shopping in the bazaar and passage from Persian carpet shops to Saray-e Moshir. In the late evening, go to Hafez Mausoleum, the beloved poet from 13th-century, to see Yalda Festival. Overnight in Shiraz. (Hotel)

Yalda night or Shabe Cheleh is one of the most ancient Persian festivals. It is considered as the longest night of the year at the arrival of winter. From that night, the days become longer. The festival dates back to ancient Iran before the Zoroastrian religion. It is symbolizing the light, goodness and strength on earth.

In Shiraz, people gather in Hafez Mausoleum and have cheerful time of pleasure by reading Hafez and Molana poetry books and live traditional music.

Day 3 (End of the Tour)

After breakfast, visit Shah-e Cheraq Shrine which is the mausoleum of Ali Ibn-e Musa, the brother of Imam Reza (Shiite's eighth Imam). Continue to Eram Garden (UNESCO Site) which is a famous historic Persian garden with a wonderful pavilion in it. After hotel check out, transfer to Shiraz International Airport for departure flight.


What's Included?

  • 2 night accommodation
    Daily refreshments
    Air conditioned transport
    Professional tour guide and driver
    Entrance fees
    Iran visa
    Iran medical Insurance
    All cost of the guide and driver (insurance, food, accommodation, fuel, parking charge, toll, etc.)
    Domestic flights from Tehran to Shiraz and vice versa


Tour Availability

This festival is held on 30 Azar in Iranian calendar (21 December) every year.

*** This tour can be extended to other cities of Iran according to your request.


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