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The Remembrance of Authentic Tunes Tour

2 Day Sahneh Ceremony Tour

From € 190

Driving in between the mountains filled with colorful trees in the fall forms our first expression of Sahneh. As we get closer to the historical cemetery in which the commemoration of Seyyed Khalil is being held, we start hearing the calming sound of the tanbur. Many people have gathered in this region to connect and explore traditional local music of Kurdish people.

During IranAmaze 2-day trip, not only we will dig deeper into the culture of the region but also visit some of the historical essentials of Iran. From the UNESCO heritages of Bisotun and Taq-E Bostan to the local houses called “Jam khaneh,” we’ll explore the many wonders this more unpopular part of Iran has to offer. The sound of tanbur will follow us along everywhere in the region. The music takes us on a journey through Kermanshah province in Iran tour.

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Starts in:

  Kermanshah (If you are at other locations, tell us)

Ends in:

  Kermanshah

Duration:

  2 Days

Age Range:

  9 - 70

Physical Rating:

1/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  1 night in Traditional Guest House

Itinerary

After having a local breakfast in Kermanshah, we’ll head to Sahneh village. We’ll head uphill to the historic cemetery in which Seyyed Khalil’s tomb is located. Many people will come from a close and afar to prepare the cemetery for the evening ceremony. After watching the preparation for a while, we’ll head to a tanbur-making shop. We’ll have a first-hand experience of how Tanbur is made and what makes it so unique. Afterward, we’ll be heading back to the cemetery. People will be paying their respect to Seyyed Khalil in many ways such as playing tanbur, reading poems, or only by just silently standing there in silence. We’ll get lost in the music, poems, and unheard stories of the region. Our adventure continues in local houses called “Jam Khaneh,” in which we’ll be hearing the heartfelt Kurdish sounds and seeing spiritual dance practices such as Sama until the sunrise. We’ll rest through the tunes in a local house to continue our journey the next day.

 

Experiences

  • pick up, Drive to Sahneh
  • Seyyed Khalil Alinezhad Tomb
  • Tanbur Making Workshop
  • Traditional Guest House Night Stay

We’ll say our goodbyes to the hospitable people of Sahneh while remembering the beat of their unifying music and dance. We start heading to Bisotun to meet the prehistoric times of Persia’s ancient civilization through what our ancestors have left behind. A multilingual inscription and massive rock relief on a cliff at Mount Bisotun are waiting for us. Afterward, we’ll have a popular local dish for lunch before visiting yet another UNESCO world heritage site, Taq-E Bostan. Taq-E Bostan will take us back to the times of the Sassanid Empire of Persia. Our short journey full of adventures will end in the evening.

 

Experiences

  • Taq-E Bostan
    UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bisotun
    UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Saying Goodbyes

Your Flexibility Options

This Tour's Features

Ancient Traditions

This package will provide a unique experience of the most authentic traditions of Iran since ancient times. The festivals will familiarize you with the Iranian customs and events that happen in all different regions of this land which are one of a kind and specific to that region.

European Deal​

All bookings and contracts are settled through SAE Event GmbH, a registered travel agency in Austria. As a result, all transactions and processes are done based on the European legal system. So you would have the advantage of working with a local tour operator under EU-law. Visiting Iran with locals was never that hassle-free.

Iranian Cuisines​

You’ll get to interact with locals and hear their stories in intimate settings that allows them to share more. You’ll have the opportunity to hear the more unheard tales of Iranian people and discover Iran with unique perspectives not so many get to explore. This package will tell you the stories that will never get covered by the mainstream media.

Our Service

Transportation

All land transportation by Air-co vehicles

Accommodations

1 night stay at the traditional guest house

Meals

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Daily snacks & drinks

Staff & Experts

Local English-speaking Cultural Guide
Chief Experience Officer throughout your trip
24/7 Support

Additional Services

Official Iran Visa reference number

Exclusions

First/last day transportation to/from Kermanshah from other cities (If you want this service, mention in the booking form)
International airfares, taxes, surcharges
Tips
Meals not mentioned in the inclusions.
Travel Insurance
Other expenses

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
18-19 November
€ 190
  • 50% Surcharge would apply for solo travelers.
  • Volume discounts would apply for groups with more than 5 people, and special offers for companies.

Pre-Booking Form

Booking Terms & Conditions

Payment method

After finalizing the price of the tour you have selected, you should pay a deposit equal to 25% of your tour cost. Then, we will issue a booking confirmation. You should pay the rest (75%) in cash at the beginning of your tour in our office in Iran.

Cancellation policy

In case you cancel your tour booking, cancellation fees will apply:

• Up 90 days before arrival: We’ll fully refund the paid deposit.

• 90-60 days before arrival: We’ll refund 50% of the paid deposit.

• 60-30 days before arrival: We’ll refund 25% of the paid deposit.

• From 30 days before arrival to actual arrival: We will hold the deposit (25% of the package price) as a cancellation fee.

How Is This Trip Responsible?

  • We support traditional festivals not only by participating but also by introducing them to others
  • We minimize the impact of our presence in the festival by following the locals
  • We provide the necessary information (e.g. Etiquette) for our travelers before starting the tour
  • We facilitate your interaction with locals
  • We use local guides and drivers
  • We use fuel-efficient cars
  • We try to use less plastic and reduce our waste in our trip

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