Workshop and Tours

5th CLAT 2020: Taste Paradise

On-site Workshop and Tour

 Iran (Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Mehriz, Meybod, Isfahan, Kashan)

02 – 09 May 2020, Iran


Until now, 22 Iranian sites have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Iran’s Persian Garden is one of the sites inscribed on UNESCO’s List in 2011. The property includes nine gardens in as many provinces. They exemplify the diversity of Persian garden designs that evolved and adapted to different climate conditions while retaining principles that have their roots in the times of Cyrus the Great, 6th century BC. Always divided into four sectors, with water playing an important role for both irrigation and ornamentation, the Persian garden was conceived to symbolize Eden and the four Zoroastrian elements of sky, earth, water and plants. These gardens, dating back to different periods since the 6th century BC, also feature buildings, pavilions and walls, as well as sophisticated irrigation systems. They have influenced the art of garden design as far as India and Spain. Persian Garden is a well-known garden style in the world. Besides overcoming the environmental restraints, creators of Persian Gardens have also manifested cultures and beliefs of people living in this land in their work; and that’s the reason orientalists have known Persian Garden a symbol of “Promised Paradise”. Persian Garden is in a great harmony with its natural and cultural surroundings and cannot be identified segregated from Iran’s characteristics and peoples’ culture and belief.

Cultural Landscape Association (CLA) is planning to organize anotherspecialized tour and workshop called “Taste Paradise” in an international level for the experts, in order to get a better global recognition for Persian Garden and the elite to know it further. This is a unique opportunity for experts such as landscape professionals, architects, botanists, landscape historians, conservationists to visit and enjoy the cultural beauty of Persian Gardens and also to exchange information with Iranian specialist experts while visiting Persian Gardens.

Participants also will be introduced to the Iranian culture and lifestyle by staying in traditional guesthouses and attending different cultural events. In order to raise its quality, these workshops are only available to a limited number of people (20 participants for each tour) at the time, so it would be better if applicants register earlier not to lose the chance.

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02 to 09 May 2020


Deadline for Registration

10 March 2020


Places to visit

1- Tehran

Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.4 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area. Tehran is home to many historical collections, including the royal complexes of Golestan Palace, where the two last dynasties of the former Imperial State of Iran were seated.


Where you’ll visit in Tehran:

Tabiat (Nature) Bridge(The Winner of Aga Khan Awards for Architecture)

Tehran Grand Bazar Complex

Golestan Palace

Carpet Museum


2- Shiraz

Shiraz is most likely more than 4,000 years old. In the Achaemenian era, Shiraz was on the way from Susa to Persepolis and Pasargadae. It is known as the city of poetsliterature, Gardens and flowers. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city, for example Eram Garden. Shiraz has had major Jewish and Christian communities. The crafts of Shiraz consist of inlaid mosaic work of triangular design; silver-ware; pile carpet-weaving and weaving of kilim, called gilim and jajim in the villages and among the tribes.


Where you’ll visit in Shiraz:

Narengestan Garden

Pink Mosque

Eram Garden

Vakil Mosque

HammanVakil (Public Bath)

ArgeKharimkhan (Castle)

Vakil Bazaar



Hafez Tomb

Delgosha Garden

Saadi Tomb




3- Yazd

The city is located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Esfahan. Since 2017, the historical city of Yazd is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd has a unique Persian architecture. It is nicknamed the “City of Windcatchers” from its many examples. It is also very well known for its Zoroastrian fire templesab anbars (cisterns), qanats (underground channels), yakhchals (coolers), Persian handicrafts, handwoven cloth (Persian termeh), silk weaving, Persian Cotton Candy, and its time-honored confectioneries


Where you’ll visit in Yazd:

Amir Chakhmaq Sq.

Historical Houses

Jameh Mosque

Traditional Bazaar

Historic City*

Dolat Abad Garden*

Cistern Six Windward

Zoroastrian Fire Temple

4- Mehriz

Mehriz is one of the counties of Yazd province. According to a tale, this county was founded by a Sassanid princess named Mehrnegar but the human habitation in this region dates back to ten thousand years ago. World’s tallest windcatcher tower with a height of fifty five meters can be found in this county. The only circular caravanserai of Iran, which is called Zeinodin is in this county.


Where you’ll visit in Mehriz:

Phalavanpour Garden

Mehrpadin Castle


5- Meybod

It is an ancient city that goes back to pre-Islamic arena and, hence, is the home to many ancient points of interests. The Historical City of Maybod is part of the Tentative List in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.Unfortunately some of its historical points were demolished by local authorities who did not understand the archeological values. Yet, it hosts many tourists from every corner of the world every day.

Where you’ll visit in Meybod:

Narin Castle

6- Isfahan

Isfahan (Esfahan) is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Esfahan Province. The Persians call it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half the World”. Due to its beautiful hand-painted tiling and magnificent public square, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. An ancient town and capital of Persia from 1598 to 1722, it was long noted for its fine carpets and silver filigree. Today, textile and steel mills take their place. Its architecture, tree-lined boulevards and relaxed pace make it one of the highlights of Iran.

Where you’ll visit in Isfahan:

Garand Bazzar and Persian Carpet Bazaar

Naghsh-e-Jahan Historical Sq.

Shah Mosque

Ali Qapu Palace

Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque

Four Garden St.

ChehelSotun Garden* (40 Columns Garden)

HashtBehesht Garden*

Jolfa District

Historical Bridges


7- Kashan

Kashan as a city with 7000 years old and was a leisure vacation spot for Safavi Kings. Bagh-e Fin (Fin Garden), specifically, is one of the most famous gardens of Iran. Kashan is internationally famous for manufacturing carpetssilk and other textiles and its very valuable architecture. Today, Kashan houses most of Iran’s mechanized carpet-weaving factories.

Where you’ll visit in Kashan:

Agha Bozorg Mosque

Historical House

Fin Garden*


Note: More information will be sending for you after registration.


Tour Itinerary

* World Heritage site (You will visit 11 World Heritage Sites)


Cultural Events& Features

Persian Traditional Music

Handmade Traditional Accessories Bazaar

Rose Water Festival

Carpet Workshop

Accommodation in local houses

Traditional Iranian Meals and Sweets



Accommodation will be in Traditional Guest Houses and Private Villa in Shiraz (two night), Yazd (one night),Mehriz (one Night), Isfahan (two nights), Kashan (one night)

According to your arrival and departure time, if you need hotel in Tehran please let us know by email: We can book the hotel for you and you will pay for it when you arrived.



Tehran to Shiraz with domestic flight and the rest of the trip with fully equipped tourist bus.



Single room: each person 1380 Euro

Double room: each person 1280 Euro

Note 1: CL Association will cover the following costs:

  • Transfer from/to IKA Airport;
  • All domestic flights and local transfer costs;
  • Accommodations (Except for the first night in Tehran);
  • Meals (breakfast and lunch);
  • Historic places’ entrance fees (according to Tour Program);
  • 2 traditional snack.

Note 2: Travelling costs from your country to Tehran and back will be on yourself. You should be present in Tehran at least 2 hours prior to the time tour begins.

Note 3: CL Association will not provide you with travel and medical insurance or any other kind of medical coverage. Therefore, it is necessary that you ensure to have the proper insurance before entering Iran.

Note 4: At the hotel, you are personally responsible for their private expenses, including hotel business center services, telephone calls, laundry/dry cleaning, room service provided by the hotel, spa services, massages, mini bar, and any other services can be requested from the hotel.

Note 5: You are responsible for all expenses before the “First Day” except transfer fee from the IKA Airport to Hotel.

Note 6: You are responsible for all expenses of days after the “Last Day” except transfer fee to the IKA Airport.

Additional Information

  • CL Association will guide and support you about the visa.
  • The language of the tour is English.
  • An English-spoken tour guide are experience, full license guaranteed by Ministry of Tourism, will accompany us on this trip.
  • Due to the multiple trips and limitation for luggage, please carry your stuff in 40*50*70 suitcases.
  • According to Iranian law, ladies should wear head scarf and gown (According to Iran Dress Codes).
  • Under Iranian law, drinking alcoholic beverages is forbidden.
  • CL Associationwill inform you about the climate condition of every destination city 10 days prior to the trip.

No Entry Stamp on Passport

“In order to cope with the USA Visa Waiver Program (VWP) empowerment regulations, the Iranian government has approved not to insert visa and entry stamp on passport for tourists who used electronic visa.” So do not worry about traveling to Iran.

Iran’s Safety

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To register you must fill in and submit the online registration. After receiving the completed form, we will email you about the payment method. For finalizing the registration you have one week to send us your passport scan and requested information.