Rosewater Making Festival in Kashan

Very Good from 3 reviews
67% of guests recommend


6 Hours

Tour Type

Nomad & Culture

Private Tour




Kashan and the small towns and villages in its outskirts are famous for their high-quality rosewater, produced every year in spring. During this seasonal 1-day excursion to Niasar, we will have the chance to get deep into the whole process of rosewater making. Picking up the organic fresh roses in the field by the accompany of the locals, and then traveling to their workshops to make that pure rosewater used for different purposes, from food to cosmetics industry.

Arriving in Niasar, we will join a local family when they are in their endless field of pink roses to pick the flowers up. While on the tour, we will get familiar with the historical stories and traditions behind the customs of rosewater making. Then, they will move the heavy pots of roses to their workshops to turn them into the final product. We will have the opportunity to get engaged in rosewater distillation and see the process from the very close.

After having our lunch, we will explore the natural and cultural beauties of Niasar, including the Waterfall, the Cave and the Fire Temple. The whole off-the-beaten-track experience will get you familiar with local life in a small historic town and how they prepare one of the most famous souvenirs of Iran.

Do not miss this amazing experience if you are visiting the country in May! And be noted that the best time to participate in this experience is in May.

Tour duration is from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.


  • Rose gardens and rose water making workshops
  • Getting engaged in picking up the pink roses and rosewater distillation
  • Learning about the process and history of rose water making, from traditional to modern methods
  • Visiting Niasar Cave and Waterfall


Tour Location


Pick up at your location in Kashan
Drop off at your location in Kashan
Professional English speaking tour guide
Meals (1 lunch)
Daily refreshments Free
Any type of insurance
Personal expenses


Stay with Locals
Activity & Experience

Important Notes

Things to know
- In case you'd like to have the most authentic experience, plan your trip during the month of May, when the festival is totally live in Niasar.
Cancellation policy
From 7-2 days prior to arrival: 30% Less than 2 days or no show: 60%
Flexible itinerary
As a private tour, the itinerary can be modified upon your request. You can add or remove some attractions or extend or shorten the tour duration.


How long before a trip should I book?
In high season months like April, May, September, and October hotels, tours and driver guides will be sold out very soon. Hence, it is better to book your trip as soon as you can.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts in Kashan by picking you up and finishes in Kashan by drop off in your location.
Is the tour provided in other languages?
All tours and classes are conducted in English. However, if you’d like to have it in any other language, we can arrange for a translator upon an extra fee in any language required.
Is it possible to book this experience with some of my friends?
Our private tours are held between one person to large groups. You can even choose your fellow travelers by scrolling down 'travelers' tab at the right side of the page.
Is it possible to stay for longer/shorter than the mentioned time?
Sure. The time is the usual time for the tour, but it can be arranged for being shorter or longer.


Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
Very Good

Dielle Doll

04/30/2021 07:07

Rose water Festival

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Iran! First, we throughly enjoyed the fact that our party of 4, was the only one on this tour. We travelled in style in a Mercedes Mini-van. It was super clean, comfortable, and we all had space to spread out. Parviz was our tour guide for all day long! He is a wealth of information and you can just tell he loves what he does! We learned so much about Rose water- I will never again view a glass of Rose water the same! We felt very well taken care of and they really did seem to strive to provide a wonderful experience for us! I would highly recommend this tour! A must if visiting this region!

t bradey

04/19/2021 06:03

Kashan tour

They made rosewater in their workshop which was actually a cosy and beautiful traditional home. Seems this business was a family business and the whole family members assigned to take over a part of this process. Amazing experience

heidi holmes

04/18/2021 06:00

Kashan rose water festival

We were so lucky that our Iran trip was in May, as Rosewater festival in Kashan (Niasar) is in May usually. we headed out there from our Hotel in Kashan and I like them when they asked us to participate in the process.
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