7-day Khorasan Photography tour 2020

Join our brand new photography tour that we have designed especially for the people seeking more adventure, pushing the exploration further into Iran. Welcome to Khorasan!

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A CLOSER LOOK

Travelling to the Khorasan region in October is no random event. This will allow us to witness and photograph the Saffron harvest, which takes place all over Khorasan. It also matches the celebration of the martyrdom of Imam Reza, a fantastic event to witness and photograph. We will be driving through epic scenery and remote villages, capturing along the way fantastic people and landscape images.

The tour starts and ends in Mashhad, the capital city of North Khorasan. Our transportation in the area will be done via a minivan that will stay with us throughout the tour. 

 

Check out our blog post from 2019 about exploring the area!

About Khorasan

Being the far North-Eastern region of Iran, Khorasan is vastly unexplored by travellers, yet it has so much to offer. It is one of the biggest Saffron producers in the world, and we will be able to photograph all the activities happening in the fields. The food is, of course, excellent and the people extremely friendly. This makes it a very safe area to travel to. The region is easily reached from Tehran by train.

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Our 7-day Khorasan photography tour and workshop is focusing on people photography and landscape photography in a very remote and unexplored area of Iran. We travel through the most epic sceneries of North East Iran and meet the welcoming people of the region while taking great photos along the way.

TOUR DETAILS

Duration: 7 days

Starting In:  Mashhad

Ending In: Mashaad

Participants: 6

Skill Level: All Levels

Comfort: Minimum

DATES & TOUR LEADERS
Oct 17 – Oct 23, 2020 Etienne Bossot

PRICE

6 pax

2250 USD

  • per Person
  • Shared Rooms
  • Please note that these tours include everything (hotels, transportation, all meals) but excludes your international flight and Visa.

YOU WILL LEARN

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Capture the religious festivities happening there in October

Our visit matches the time for the Saffron harvest

An itinerary completely away from the main tourist tracks

Admire the stunning landscapes along the way

Meet some of the friendliest people on Earth

Khorasan

Mashhad City

people celebrating Ashura in Iran

Neyshabur

The old man fixing the old lamps in the bazaar of Neyshabur

Stunning Landscapes

Mountain in Khorasan

Saffron Harvest

A man harvesting saffron in Khorasan, Iran during a photography tour with Pics of Asia

Nashtifan Windmills

Nastifan old windmills in Iran

Sheepherders

Khorasan sheep herder

Preparation

01. What's Included

In all our tours we strive to make things easy so everyone can focus entirely on photography. This is the reason why our rates include everything during the tour: accommodation, transportation, all meals, and even tips to local people. What is not included is your international flight, visa, travel insurance, and souvenir purchase.

02. Group Size

Given how remote this area is we are limiting the number of participants to 6, for better and more personalized coaching. As it is the case on our tours, we will mostly focus on people and ways to take their photos, but will also face splendid landscape photo opportunities. As we are doing photo critiques and Lightroom tutorials, make sure to take your laptop / iPad.

03. Accomodation & Transportation

We will be staying in lodges and city hotels through the tour. The lodges are comfortable but often do not have enough rooms, meaning we will sometimes have to use twin rooms. All our meals will be in local restaurants and hotels. All our transportation outside of Mashhad will be made via our own minivan.

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GET STARTED ON AN AMAZING JOURNEY

Expect the unexpected. Expect to improve your photography skills thanks to spending time with expert, hands-on teachers in some of the most photogenic locations in Asia. Expect meaningful interactions with local people and expect to return home with photographs you can be justifiably proud of, and memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.