Saffron Tour

Let's Walk in Saffron Farm, the world's most expensive spice...


5 Days

Tour Availability

Approximately from 5 to 20 November

Tour Type


Tour Cities

Shiraz, Estahban

Day 1

Cities: Shiraz

Saffron, also known as the red gold, is a valuable spice that has a strong, exotic aroma and a bitter taste. It is used to color and flavor many Mediterranean and Asian dishes. Iran is the first and largest producer and exporter of saffron in the world.

The saffron tour is a fantastic and memorable experience to visit the saffron fields during the harvest season, join the locals in the process of picking the flowers of Crocus sativus and separating the stigmas.

After arriving at Shahid Dastgheib International Airport of Shiraz, you will meet and greet Derak representative. Then, you will transfer to hotel to rest. 


Day 2

Cities: Shiraz

This morning, you have the whole day to discover the amazing city of Shiraz; while visiting:

  • Narenjestan-e Qavam
  • Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque)
  • Vakil Complex (Bazaar, Mosque and Bathhouse)
  • Eram Garden (UNESCO site)
  • Hafez Tomb
  • Ali Ibn-e Hamzeh

Day 3

Cities: Shiraz, Estahban

Leaving Shiraz this morning, you’ll drive toward Estahban (175 km); en route, you’ll visit the seasonal pink salt lake, Maharloo Lake.

Continuing the road toward Estahban, and there, you’ll explore Sarasiab Waterfall.


Day 4

Cities: Estahban

Today, it’s time to spend time in saffron fields, learn how locals prepare this red gold, and enjoy experiencing their  lifestyle.

Before the sunrise, you’ll drive towards the Estahban saffron fields and you’ll participate in saffron picking and separating the saffron stigma. You will enjoy having breakfast and lunch with locals in the field; it will be one of the most unforgettable experience of your life.

In the afternoon, you’ll drive back to Shiraz.


Day 5

Cities: Shiraz

Right after having your breakfast, you will drive to Marvdasht County (52 km), to visit the masterpieces of Achaemenid Empire:

  • Pasargadae (UNESCO site)
  • Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam)
  • Persepolis (UNESCO site)


At midnight, you will transfer to Shiraz International Airport for departure flight.






Tour Map

Included Services

4 nights accommodation at 3* hotels
4 Breakfasts
welcome dinner
Daily refreshments
Air conditioned VIP transport
Professional Driver
Professional English speaking Tour guide
All entrance fees
Iran Medical Insurance
Visa Arrangement
All costs of the guide and driver

Excluded Services

International flights
Iran visa fee
lunch & dinner
Tips & porter charges
Any personal expenses such as laundry, minibar, etc.

Please Consider That...

Arrival & departure point will be changed based on your wish.

We mostly choose 3* hotels for the budget tours, depending on the city, sometimes traditional hotels or eco-lodge can be booked.

All the items of included & excluded services will be changed according to your request.

This tour can be extended or compressed as per your Request

Price Table

  • Two Persons: 410 € / per person
  • Four Persons: 390 € / per person
  • Eight Persons: 280 € / per person
  • Max Group Size: 24
  • Age Rating: 4-70

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