After a memorable night in an inn which was originally a Silk Road caravanserai, we explore ancient Yazd and its rich Persian, Islamic and Zoroastrian heritage.
We leave Shiraz for Yazd, with stops at the spectacular ancient ruins of Persepolis, Naqsh-i Rustam and Pasargad. Then a long desert crossing before reaching our caravanserai lodge south of Yazd at sundown.
We explore Shiraz in southern Iran, the capital of Persian art, culture and literature. Highlights are Nasir-ol-Molk or Pink Mosque, Eram Garden, the epitome of Persian gardens, and Vakil Bazaar.