Saffron is a distinctive flavour in much Persian cuisine and has featured widely in recipes by some of the world’s most famous chefs, but its exports sank under a decade of sanctions as the west severed economic ties with Tehran.
Between 80% and 90% of the world’s saffron comes from Iran, but banking and trade restrictions meant Iranian companies faced huge challenges in exporting it abroad, particularly to the US and Europe.
Iranian Saffron tour is an opportunity to experience, consider taking our private Iran Saffron farmand tasting some of the main products contains Saffron like tea, Cakes and Rock candy.
Southern Khorasan and its Ghaenat district produce about 90% of Iran’s saffron and barberries. We shall spend Time here and learn about every thing to do with saffron and barberries, from planting, to harvesting, to production and packaging.
Ghaenat is a unique area of Iran and its attractions are not limited to saffron and barberries. It has an ancient history, desert architecture and functioning ancient irrigations systems. Its proximity to Afghanistan and India give it a unique geographical location.
In this tour we visit saffron fields during the harvest season and join the locals in the process of picking the flowers and separating the stigmas.
Zhivar tour operator and travel agency is a well-known and one of the leading travel companies in Iran. The company is active in the area of inbound and outbound tours since 2006. An experienced and professionally educated team specialized in international tourism and hospitality management is employed to provide high quality services with competitive and reasonable price to our valuable customers.
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