Travel Iran on a Tailor-Made Tour
Note: this is an example of a tailor-made Iran tour that we have crafted for our guests. It can be fully customised – or overhauled – according to how you want to travel Iran.
Persian rhythms. Potent fragrances. Vibrant colours. Ancient Persia invigorates the senses. From north to south, Iran is blessed with with jaw-dropping landscapes, sights and culture.
Visit Tehran, Persepolis, Yazd and more
From the bustling bazaars of Tehran to the pleasure gardens of Kashan, you can follow in the footsteps of Byron. Out in the desert, the mud-brick houses of Yazd and the ruins of Persepolis stand firm against the blazing sun.
Off-shore, island paradise awaits on Hormuz and Qeshm. Throw in Isfahan’s world-renown Abbasid architecture, and you’ve got a Iran tour that’ll be the talk of the town for years to come.
Oh, and don’t forget to add in hugely varied and delicious Persian cooking, a range of ecological zones and the legendary hospitality of the Iranian people.
Inspired by Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure
This classic Iran tour was inspired by Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure series. Our director – Ants – actually produced the show and travelled with the crew.
While on location, she forged friendships with locals and unravelled the beauty of the Silk Road. Travel Iran with us, and you can take advantage of the months of painstaking research that Ants undertook to produce the show, from where you will go baklava tasting to which guest houses you stay in.
Flexible Departure: April to October
On this Iran tour, you’ll be accompanied by a local guide and driver throughout. With their help, you’ll really get to know and understand the cultures – past, present and future – of this wonderful country.
You’ll be met at the airport and we will be with you throughout this amazing trip. No-one else offers anything quite like it.
If you’re interesting in taking on this itinerary – or travel Iran your own way – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Arrive: Tehran IK International Airport|
Depart: Tehran IK International Airport
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive on the date that this trip is scheduled to depart.|
See Itinerary for details
- Half Board (Bed, breakfast and lunch) throughout
- All transfers and transport with drivers
- Professional guide/driver
- Coffee, tea, filtered water and fresh fruit throughout
- Visa for Iran
- Guide gratuity
Where will we be staying?
We’ll be staying in a variety of simple accommodation – from larger hotels in Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz and Shiraz to local hotels in Yazd and Kashan and wonderful, family-run guesthouses and even an eco-resort on the edge of the desert. In Qeshm you’ll be close to the beach, whilst in other places you’ll have mountain views. The accommodation has been chosen to give you a real glimpse of life in Iran. As this is a tailor made itinerary, we can pitch the accommodation level up or down to suit your taste and budget.
How is this different to other Iran adventures I’ve seen?
There is truly nothing like this out there. We developed this itinerary for a small private group, and loved the result so much that we decided to offer it to a wider audience. The value is incredible, the range of experiences is second to none and the hospitality is hard to believe. Simply put, this is as unique and beautiful as the country it traverses.
What will the weather be like?
It totally depends on when you travel, and Iran is a country with a huge variation in climates, from the almost tropical beaches of the Persian Gulf to the jagged mountains of the north. You’ll likely need a warm jacket and raincoat as much as lightweight shirt and sun hat. But have no fear, we will supply you with a detailed packing list after you’ve signed up.
What kit do I need to bring?
We will provide you with an information pack after signing up to this trip, and this will detail any particular equipment we think either necessary or useful.
What vehicles will we be travelling in?
We’ll be travelling by sedan/saloon cars or small ‘midi’ bus in comfort to most locations on this trip. 4×4’s are not necessary, but where they are useful they will be of high quality.
How much are flights?
This is a moving feast! It depends on where you are travelling from and how you want to get there. From London, it’s around £550 return to Tehran with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. We can offer flight inclusive packages if needed via our ATOL License. Again, we’ll send you an information pack containing all the information you need when you book your place.
What will the food be like?
Very, very good. The food in Iran is justly famed and you’ll enjoy a dazzling array of dishes. Vegetarians are fairly well catered-for (particularly in the north) and you’ll also have meat and fish. This isn’t the country to come on a diet!
Do you perform proper risk management on your expeditions?
Yes. We are members of TRIP – the Travel Risk and Incident Prevention Group – and perform detailed country risk assessments prior to departure, in line with the ISO 31000 international standard for risk assessment. We also maintain close contact with the relevant Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice for countries we plan to visit, in addition to making use of the Australian Smart Traveller assessment tool, and the US State Department’s OSAC service. Beyond this, we have a full set of risk management and disaster contingency plans for each expedition and are expedition first aid trained by Crux Medical. For final back up we also use the services of Remote Medical Support that allows us to have a UK expedition doctor on the end of a telephone line wherever we may be. And we always carry a satellite phone. We really don’t mess around when it comes to safety.
Is this really for me?
If you love adventure, new places, friendly people, wild landscapes, history and culture then yes! However, if you’re the sort of person who is going to be worried about the lack of flush loos in a desert camp, might complain that the road to Persepolis is too bumpy (it isn’t!) or frets about Wi-Fi availability, then this probably isn’t your bag.