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Wonderland of Iran’s Traditional Tunes Tour

5 Day Bushehr Koocheh Music Festival Tour

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Bushehr is a seaside city interwoven with traditional music. From the little boy playing in the alleys to the older man fishing at the Persian Gulf, they all know how to sing, dance, and play tunes through the warm days of the south. Moreover, the Koocheh music festival brings forth the opportunity for us to feel like a local in Bushehr for a few days. Music is in the heart of the city by many famous and traditional music bands coming to Bushehr to play tunes one after another.

In IranAmaze We hold hands and walk through the alleys singing songs and hearing native instruments through the starry nights. Groups are playing magical sounds in all the cafes across town. Once we get tired of walking, we get to sip on some Persian tea and listen to a group of mothers singing lullabies for us or a group of children playing Ney-anbān and singing Bushehri songs. So, it will be a night that will echo in our Iran tour mind and heart for a while after we leave Bushehr.

Traditional Tunes Tour
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Starts in:

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

Ends in:

  Bushehr

Duration:

  5 Days

Age Range:

  16 - 80

Physical Rating:

1/5

Group Size:

  2 - 10

Accommodation:

  4 nights in 3-star hotel or eco-lodge

Itinerary

We’ll meet in the evening to break the ice and become friends before exploring the tight community of Bushehr. We’ll have our dinner at an old authentic restaurant with peaceful notes of Bushehr starry sky in the background.

 

Experiences

  • pick up
  • Welcoming Dinner
  • Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel or eco-lodge in Bushehr

We’ll start our day by getting lost in the historical alleys of Bushehr. Then, we’ll find our way to the Maritime Museum of the sea and the Persian Gulf. From the museum, we’ll head to the local bazaar where we see fish sellers, date salespeople, and tobacco traders trying to sell their fresh products of the day. It’s a bazaar full of local life. Afterward, we’ll head to the ancient city of Reyshahr from the Sassanian era, which is right next to Bushehr. Also, the cliff beach of Reyshahr surprises us with its magnificence. We are filled with joy, but the night has just begun. The festival is waiting for us as the evening reaches us. We’ll enjoy the regional and ritual tunes of different parts of Iran for a few hours. We hear the sound of music coming from every corner as we go back to the alleys of Bushehr. The music continues until the sunrise.

 

Experiences

  • Stroll through Historical Neighborhood of Bushehr
  • Maritime Museum of the sea and the Persian Gulf
  • Traditional Bazaars
  • Ancient Village of Reyshahr
  • Koocheh Festival Events
  • Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel or eco-lodge in Bushehr

We spend our day fishing with a boat. The fishers are one of the initial inspirations for the Koocheh festival as their daily activities are woven together with songs and music. Once they get tired, they sing songs. When they catch the fish, they dreamt of; they sing songs. When they are done for the day, they sing songs. We’ll learn how to sing local songs and enjoy the wonders of the sea while fishing with them. Afterward, we’ll visit the Ab Pakhsh date-grove oasis, which is an hour away from the city. It’s green as far as eyes can see and we can easily get lost in between date trees but we won’t. We want to experience the magic of listening to the authentic regional music of Iran in the cozy cafes of Bushehr at night. The different bands of different regions will take us on a journey across this land all night long.

 

Experiences

  • Fishing: Singing songs on the sea
  • Ab Pakhsh date-grove oasis
  • Koocheh Festival Events
  • Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel or eco-lodge in Bushehr

The day will start with a local warm breakfast before heading to the Delvar harbor located half an hour away from Bushehr. We’ll walk through the Delvar Bazaar and indulge in the authentic regional dishes that cannot be found anywhere else for lunch. Then, we’ll explore the hidden gems of surrounding villages of Delvar, Bashi, and Del Aram, which means “to be” and “to have a calm heart” consequently. Afterward, we’ll go for a swim in the Persian Gulf of Iran. With our calm heart and body, we’ll go back to the joy of the Koocheh festival. We’ll find more peace in the sounds of children and elders singing songs and clapping together all around the town that night.

 

Experiences

  • Delvar harbor Bazaar: Traditional Southern Food
  • Delvar Surrounding Villages: Swimming in Persian Gulf
  • Koocheh Festival Events
  • Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel or eco-lodge in Bushehr

Our last sightseeing together will be paying a visit to the Salt Dome of Jashak located an hour and forty minutes away from Bushehr. The structure of the dome with its beautiful crystals of salt will look like somewhere not on the earth but space beyond. We’ll end our time together with a delicious local lunch at Bushehr before saying our goodbyes.

 

Experiences

  • Salt Dome of Jashak
  • Saying Goodbyes

Your Flexibility Options

  • If you have a specific interest in interacting more with the local community, we could change part of your schedule to be a guest at a Bushehri house and have more intimate time with a family.
  • If you’d like to spend more time swimming or chilling at a beach, we could add that to your daily itinerary.
  • There is a variety of local and international restaurant options in Bushehr. The choice of your meals will be completely up to your taste preferences during this tour.

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.

Unheard Narratives

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

4 Nights at 3-star hotel or eco-lodge

Meals

4 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Daily snacks & drinks

Staff & Experts

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

Additional Services

Tickets of Festival
Entrance Fees to the mentioned monuments in the itinerary
Local Debit Card
Iranian Sim Card
Wi-Fi Modem
Official Iran Visa reference number

Exclusions

First/last day transportation to/from Bushehr 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 such as laundry, mini bar used in the room, etc.

Plan this Trip

Pricing for Private Tours

Months Price / person
10 - 18 March
€ 580
  • 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 eat in locally-owned restaurants
  • We sleep at guest houses
  • We use fuel-efficient cars
  • We try to use less plastic and reduce our waste in our trip

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