Iran Adventure Overview
Be mesmerised by the richness of Iranian culture and scenery
Welcome to the hidden world of Iran. Travel through this fascinating country to discover refined Islamic cities, colourful bazaars, ancient Persian ruins, fascinating nomads and shimmering deserts. Whether you're relaxing in a teahouse in Tehran, enjoying guided tours of ancient cultural sites or breaking bread with nomads on the harsh Iranian plateau, the warmth and hospitality of the Iranian people is endearing and the profound beauty of their land is mesmerising.
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Travel to Tehran, the chaotic capital of Iran. Venture through teeming bazaars and busy streets to the ornate Golestan Palace. The exquisite marbled terraces, artistic treasures and gilded mirrors all attest to the power and influence of the Qajar rulers.
Discover the ancient ceremonial capital of Persepolis on a guided tour and perhaps experience the riches of Iranian culture in a traditional teahouse.
Enjoy an overnight stay with local nomads in a communal tent.
Get off the beaten track with a visit to the town of Eghlid, dramatically perched between the desert and the mountains.
Step into the exotic shoes of a Silk Road merchant with an overnight stay in a classic caravanserai. Set in the desolate Dasht-e Lut Desert, this place of shelter has changed little since the 16th century.
Visit the sacred Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd, an ancient town of wind-catchers.
Be led through the fascinating history, tree-lined boulevards and atmospheric bazaars of Esfahan, the jewel of ancient Persia. Don't miss the sunset over the dome of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque - the tiles shimmer from cream to all shades of pink.
Travel to Abyaneh and inspect the intricate architecture in this ancient red-rock town.
See some fine examples of traditional houses and try khoresht - a tasty Iranian stew - on a visit to a local family's house.
Visit the shrine of Imam Khomeini on the journey back to Tehran. Perhaps head to a lively teahouse and reminisce with the group about this unforgettable Iranian adventure.
Iran Adventure Reviews
Our Iran Adventure trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 18 reviews in the last year.
Iran Adventure, April 2014
Iran is a fascinating country and it was an interesting and varied introduction. The itinerary was well researched because there were not too many long travelling days and if there were longer days there were other activities to compensate for the lost time travelling which were highlights of the day. I have spoken to travellers who had done tours in Iran with other companies and complained about the long long journeys between places. We also had a mix of supervision and guided activities with the freedom to do our own thing on occasions which was a great balance.
Review submitted 11 Jun 2014
Iran Adventure, May 2014
I really enjoyed the trip.The guide was excellent the overall balance was great with time for yourself. The trip was well put together with time to see the sights as well as time with the local people
Review submitted 09 Jun 2014
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