Ethnic Music Tour

“See You in Iran tours” are interactive sociocultural outings. We try to create an atmosphere to connect our guests and locals.

Number ticket limits: 1-15Tour Duration: 12 Days and 11 Nights
Tour Services Type:EconomyTour Difficulty:  4 out of 10
Tour Destinations: Alamut- Gilan- Ardebil- Azerbaijan- Kurdistan- Hamadan- LoristanTour Best season:March until October

Overview:

Iranian Ethnic music has a strong role between all cultural materials in different regions of the country. Different climates, makes different rural, urban and nomadic subcultures during hundreds years and these various subcultures cause different ethnical music based on emotional needs and lifestyles. Religions, nature, human relations, Love stories, ethical value, historical events and lifestyles beside art of creating instruments based on accessible materials around and nature-based tremolos, feed vocal and sound of ethnic music in Iran. In many cases, this music is combined with different dances and body movements. Local folk music specialists are mostly learnt by their families.
This tour makes a good opportunity to get familiar with different kinds of ethnical music over north-west and west of Iran where includes different Kurdish, Lori, Azeri, Persian, Turkish, Talish and Gilak tribes and nomads. The area is covered by mountains and forests sometimes and it makes more rhythmic and exciting music based on ranchmen lifestyle.

DayTitleItineraryAccommodation
1AlamutAlamut castle
Alamut folk music playing by locals
Traditional Guesthouse
2RashtRural heritage museum of Gilan.
Old bazar of Rasht
Meet with local musicians.
Traditional Guesthouse
3TaleshMasule historical village.
Talish forests and see shore landscapes. Meet with Talish musicians.
Traditional Guesthouse
4ArdebilSheikh Safi Tomb*
Sarein hot springs and spa.
First impression of Azeri music and Ashiqs
Traditional Guesthouse or equivalent
5TabrizMeshkin Shahr suspending bridge.
Shahar Yeri ancient site.
Colorful mountains.
Old bazar of Tabriz*.
Sounds and music’s museum.
Ashiqs.
Music instruments manufactory.
3* hotel or equivalent
6KandovanAncient cave village.Traditional Guesthouse
7SanandajUrmia lake.
First impression of Kurdish music.
Listening to Daff and Tanbur from local musicians.(Northern Kurdish culture)
Music museum of Sannandaj.
Khosro Abad historical house.
Khan historical Bath.
Traditional guesthouse or equivalent
8SatiariCentral Kurdish music playing and dance (if possible due to the time and religious situation).
Kurdish traditional life in villages.
Traditional Guesthouse
9GahvarehMeet with local master of Kurdish Tanbur from Yarsan tribe. The manufactory and music playing.Traditional Guesthouse
10HamadanSahneh Tanbur manufactories.
Baba Tahir Mausoleum a place to gather all local musicians.
Ganjnameh script written by Darrius the great in 3 different ancient languages.
Abu-Ali-Sina (Avicenna) tomb.
Traditional Guesthouse or equivalent
11KhoramabadLori culture and music
Falakol Aflak castle and ethnology museum.
Meet with some local musicians. Listening to folk music (Kamancheh).
Traditional Guesthouse
12TehranDrive Back to Tehran
Iranian Music instruments market or museum.

All sites with * sign are submitted in UNESCO world heritage.

Services Included:

  • All transfers and transportation
  • Live folk Music organizing and planning.
  • Professional licensed guides and drivers (Guide assistant for 15 pax and more).
  • All accommodation (B.B).
  • Refreshment (2 bottles of water + fruits)
  • Visa authorization code processing fee.

Services Not Included:

  • Food meals
  • Entrance fees
  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to local guides and drivers

Tour details:

    • The priority in sightseeing may be changed due to the time of your arrival, preference of your guide and also official and unofficial holidays of some museums
    • Hotel check-in time generally is at 2:00 PM. According to your arrival time, if you need an early check-in you must book an extra day.

Tour Short Description:

Highlights:  visit and feel different taste of music of North-west of Iran. Cultural and Natural sites and highlights
10 overnight in hotel or  traditional guest house

  • The price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Single rooms cost an extra
  • Private or single rooms are not available in the traditional local house. Sleeping equipment is traditional, comfortable Mattresses and Blankets. No Bed!
Twin/double/single/multi-share
11 breakfast / 4 lunches / 4 dinner
2 bottles of water + fruits + snacks per day.

  • Vegetarian dishes are also possible upon request
  • The number of meals depending on your arrival and departure time may be changed.
All transfers and transportation: (Tehran to Tehran)

  • Private car for 2-3 pax. Suitable minibus for bigger groups.
Professional licensed guides and drivers. ( Guide assistant for 15 pax and more)

Pricing:

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