About the Tour

Iran is a visual feast. A mythical land of legendary desertscapes, kaleidoscopes of colour, glorious architecture and unimaginable inspiration.

Join Ignacio on an extraordinary adventure into the Middle East’s most beautiful country, Iran, where you’ll explore and photograph a land of striking visual contrasts. On this remarkable adventure you’ll discover warm-hearted locals and enchanting customs; turquoise-domed mosques and glittering palaces; vast and eerily beautiful deserts peppered with remarkable geologic formations; and ancient monuments nature has reclaimed as its own.

Iran promises surprises at every turn and countless moments of creative inspiration. Home to arguably the most beautiful architecture on the planet, Iran will present you with the chance to take urban and architectural photos bursting with life, stories and a kaleidoscope of colours. Beneath the footprints of man lies a lesser-known, wilder Iran waiting for you to photograph. Here you’ll walk the undulating sand dunes of Dasht-e-Lut and Dasht-e-Kavir and witness awe-inspiring shades of gold, apricot and pink.

Over 18 unforgettable days, you’ll journey across the farthest reaches of Iran to photograph the country’s historic, heralded and hidden visual treasures.

At the heart of this adventure is your creative enlightenment. As a multi-award-winning Master of Photography, Ignacio will share his unique expertise and personally help you on your photographic journey. From previsualization to composition, processing to equipment, this adventure will be transformational and an incredible lot of fun!

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

  • Visit Bam’s famous Rayen Citadel and photograph a medieval mudbrick as the sun sets over the deserted landscape behind it.
  • Photograph the Valley of Stars, which is without question, one of the most spectacular natural sites in the middle east.
  • Marvel at the Legendary City of Persepolis. Once the most impressive construction in the ancient world and conquest of Alexander the Great. Today a haunting ruined city of the soaring pillars, terraces and sculptures that make for a photographer and storyteller’s paradise.
  • Photograph the spectacular Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque). One of the most elegant and photographed pieces of architecture in Iran.
  • Explore Kandovan’s fantasy-novel-like troglodyte cliff dwellings, embracing the atmosphere with a night in a unique boutique hotel carved into the iconic rock face.
  • Be immersed in the intriguing city of Yazd and fall in love with its winding lanes, forest of badgirs and mud-brick silhouettes by minarets and centuries of history.
  • Lose yourself in vast maze-like bazaars of bricked arches, vaulted passageways, sacred treasures and hidden gems.
  • Follow in the footsteps of ancient explorers and photograph the natural and artistic wonders of the Shahdad Desert and Dash-e-Lut.
  • Experience the adrenaline of discovering a lush oasis in the middle of the desert and explore 1500-year1500-year-old castles, clusters of date palms around small warm-water springs, and a village of mud-brick homes.
  • Visit Isfahan, the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Empire and the heart of a vast Persian Empire. Today, a stunning city of Persian gardens, important Islamic buildings unmatched by any other Iranian city, historic bazaars and unique picturesque bridges.

THE TOUR DETAILS

DATES

12 – 29 October 2021

DURATION

18 days

GROUP SIZE

No more than 12 guests

TOUR PRICE

USD$9,890 twin share, with an optional single room supplement of USD$1,990

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • An all inclusive 18 day and 17 night tour in Iran
  • Accomodation in a diverse range of exotic, interesting and luxury locations
  • All meals throughout the tour
  • All excursions and activities
  • The best english speaking guides
  • All internal flights and transfers
City of Persepolis Iran Persia Photography Tour with Ignacio Palacios

PHOTOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy one-on-one tuition, guidance and expert advice from a multi-award-winning professional photographer.
  • You’ll learn the secrets to mastering the art of composition and light in your photography.
  • Explore pre-visualisation techniques and learn about the creative process.
  • Learn game-changing editing tips and tricks with special processing workshops throughout the tour.
  • Learn expert techniques for landscape photography, travel photography, wildlife photography and portrait photography. While also working on aerial, black and white, and astrophotography.
  • Should you dream of entering and winning photography competitions, or you simply wish to push yourself as a photographer, I’ll offer you professional critique sessions throughout the tour.
  • You will also experience the powerful mastermind effect of connecting with likeminded photographers and adventure seekers.
Dasht-e-Lut Shahdad Desert Iran Photography Tour with travel photographer Ignacio Palacios