Iran - Travel tips

Iran includes the region once known as Persia, in Asia, it’s the perfect destination for those who want to discover the history and traditions of one of the ancient cultures of the world.

Far from the image of a fundamentalist country described by the medias, modern Iran is a country where the heritage of the past and western “lifestyles” can coexist.

Iran’s geography is characterized by plateaus, mountains and coasts on the Caspian Sea and on the Persian Gulf.

A tour in Iran will surprise you with architectural beauties and an unlimited cultural heritage, but also with the hospitality of the Iranian people and traditions, tastes and flavours that come from the past of this great country.

There are 21 places in Iran that are part of the UNESCO World heritage list. Guided by our local experts you’ll be able to discover them in the most authentic way, combining a rich program of visits with unique experiences like tastings and shows like traditional dances and concerts.

The main cities of the nation, Teheran, Mashad, Esfahan and Shiraz are rich in monuments (discover more on our "5 key places" article), mosques and museums, while the coasts and the mainland offer unique natural beauties like the amazing islands of Qeshm and Kish, the rivers and the streams, the natural parks of Golestan and Khar Turan.

Cities and villages have their center in the bazaar, another unmissable spot if you want to discover the true life of the Iranian people. In Isfahan, for example, the traditional shops are located in small streets while if you want to see the high-end boutiques you’ll have to go to the main street of Chajar Bagh.

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  • Luxury Iran tour richard-rigamonti Travel proposals

    Tour | 9 days | No flight

    Luxury Iran tour

    A fabulous tour of majestic Iran, the pearl of the Middle East, discovering the wonderful palaces of ancient Persia. You will travel from Tehran to the well known and fascinating cities of Yazd, Shiraz and Isfahan, including sumptuous mosques and fairytale palaces. You will also stop in the area of Persepolis, for a visit to the ancient archaeological site.

    And after the cultural visits, you'll enjoy total relaxation during your vacation staying in luxury 4 or 5-star ...

    Visited places: Teheran, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan

    from 2,986 €

  • Iran world treasures tour and holiday nafiseh-rezaei Travel proposals

    Tour | 21 days | No flight

    Iran world treasures tour and holiday

    Are you looking for the ultimate cultural sightseeing trip and tailormade tour in the Middle East ? Then you should definitely go for Iran, former Persia, a land of magic and mystery. While many countries try to register their most precious heritages on Unesco list, Iran with nineteen inscriptions is among the top 20 countries on this list which you'll have the chance to see a collection of during this journey. The most magnificent architectures, the most amazing designs, the most ...

    Visited places: Teheran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Ahwaz, Kermanshah, Hamedan, Zanjan, Tabriz

    from 2,358 €

  • Desert tour of Iran ebrahim-pourfaraj Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 12 days | No flight

    Desert tour of Iran

    Discover the magic and fascination of the desert in Iran   with this amazing 12 days tour.There are two vast expanses of deserts in Iran, the Kavir-e-Lut or the Lut Desert, and Kavir-e-Markazi or the Central Desert, covering an area of over 360,000 square kilometers, mostly located in the central parts of Iran.  These vast expanses of sand dunes, salt lakes and steppe-like plains with date trees and camel flocks are one of the world's most interesting places. Then there is ...

    Visited places: Teheran, Damghan, Khur, Na'in, Yazd, Shiraz, Isfahan

    ON DEMAND

  • Nomad tour in Iran ebrahim-pourfaraj Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 10 days | No flight

    Nomad tour in Iran

    Discover the culture and traditions of the nomadic peoples  of the desert with this 10-day tour across Iran. The proximity of fertile plains and mountains in the country facilitates the transhumance of nomads between summer and winter, across meadows and pastures in search of grazing for their animals. The colorful costumes and distinctive textiles of these populations have long been a source of attraction for visitors seeking a delightful opportunity to witness the remaining of ...

    Visited places: Chelgerd, Yasuj, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Teheran

    ON DEMAND

  • The charm of Iran in 8 days ebrahim-pourfaraj Travel proposals

    Tour | group | 8 days | No flight

    The charm of Iran in 8 days

    Discover the charm and fascination of Iran, once known as Persia, with its enchanting mosques, palaces and colorful tombs. You'll be astonished at the beauty of some of the places you'll visit. Main highlights of the itinerary include: Sightseeing in Teheran Shiraz and the ruins of Persepolis Beautiful Isfahan

    Visited places: Teheran, Shiraz, Isfahan

    ON DEMAND

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  • Iran in 5 key places

    Known as Naqsh-e Jahan or “map of the world” ( Isfahan, was known as “Isfahan nesfe jahan” in poetry, which means Isfahan half of the world) it’s an enormous square where some of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces can be found. Amongst them the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque. This mosque will leave you breathless with it’s iconic rugs, decoration and artistic details.
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  • Things to know before travelling to Iran

    Iran is a wonderful country, we have prepared a few important suggestions to take into account before organizing your tailor-made tour in this extraordinary nation.
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  • Dishes and spices of the Iranian cuisine

    Iranian cuisine is rich in tradition and contaminations which make it unique and special. In Iran cooking also stands for hospitality, eating together is one of the most important moments of the social life. 
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Travel experts

  • Farhad Farhadi

    Farhad

    Travel expert for Iran

  • Mehdi Eshraghi

    Mehdi

    Passionate about the cultural heritage and with a focus on your ...

  • Zahra Shafizadeh

    Zahra

    Tourism and travel expert for Iran

  • Ebrahim Pourfaraj

    Ebrahim

    Ebrahim Pourfaraj has a long experience in tourism and now manages ...

  • Ludovico Scortichini

    Ludovico

    Travel and tourism expert for Asia and Middle East

  • Nafiseh Rezaei

    Nafiseh

    Travel and tourism expert for Iran

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Why visit Iran

Iran is a country in the Asian continent, it also includes the region with the historical name of Persia.

The vastness of Iran’s territory is proportional to the history and cultural heritage of this extraordinary country which will surprise even the most experienced tourists.

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