Traveling means meeting new people, enjoying a sunny day by the beach, immersing in a culture, discovering a desert area, eating local dishes, taking photos from monuments, talking with local society, staying in tent in jungle or in the middle of the desert or staying in old traditional houses converted into the boutique hotels, in a agriturismo or staying in luxury hotels where you can have a romantic breakfast in your bed, strolling in old town and finding those hidden stores, exploring local bazaars for buying something spectacular that always remind your trip. You can travel every corner of the world for finding something epic, something unforgettable. You can come and visit Iran for all indicated experiences and on top of all for hospitable people because Iran and hospitality are separable. You are always welcome in Iran. For those who always live as a traveler, visit and travel to Iran is like exploring a new culture, novel destination, empires and civilization because as long as they have started their trips to other places and countries, have encountered great cultures and rich history have been heard about Iran and its long history.
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Iran or Persia is the seventeen largest and eighteen most populous countries in the world. Various cultures and ethnic groups that have settled in Iran over the past millennium constitute the 80 million population of Iran. There are over 20 tribes as well as 75 languages and dialects in Iran. Being one of the most pristine countries, Iran has complete four seasons, is the home of the hottest point on earth, Gandom Beryan in Lut desert, and has experienced the fiercest blizzard of the world in the past century in 1972. Perhaps, it is possible in Iran only to go from the heat of a desert to a dense forest and descend from high mountains and wade in blue seas.
Iran is located in the Middle East, western Asia and it spans 1.648.195 sq. km. making it the second largest country in the Middle East. It is surrounded by Muslim and Christian countries and shares land boarders with seven countries. Of all ups and downs of Iran’s history it would be adequate to know that Iran has had the most capitals, 31 capital cities over 5000 years of government! Each of those previous capital cities was home to a culture and tribe which ruled over Iran for millennium. So, you interact with a country of different tribes with a rich culture and civilization. Iran homes the first Persian Empire in 550 B.C. Achaemenid dynasty ruled in Iran with justice, the empire that covered an area from Greece to China. Persepolis, Pasargadae and Necropolis are among those sites visited by tourists and Iran travelers each year and they present majesty and power of Iran in ancient time. In a classic Iran tours, you have always the chance of visiting these archaeological sites.
You need to know that tourism in Iran is not only about visiting cultural sites and strolling in fabulous old bazaars, but also about natural sites and adventure Iran tours. Camping in desert or islands of south of Iran, safari and camel riding in central and Lut desert, driving to forest’s paths and camping in the middle of jungle, diving into Persian Gulf or mountain climbing, caving, canyon tours of west Iran, river rafting in Zayandeh Rood river and other activities that soaring your adrenaline level.
Generally, Iran has a dry and arid climate. However, due to the fact that it is a vast country and enjoys various natural features such as high mountains in the north and west and vast low lands including central plains in the plateau of Iran and that it is located in the proximity of the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, each of these features creates a special climate. While in summer, the northern coast of Iran is warm and humid, in winter it gets moderate. The western and north western regions enjoy mild summers and cold winters. The southern regions are extremely hot in summer and moderate and springy in winter.
Among Iran tours, desert tours are on the top of the list every traveler to Iran. Exploring desert and its surrounding area, let you enjoy the calmness of desert, beauty of sunset and sunrise of every day, untouchable starry sky and experiencing unforgettable dream of staying nights in tent in the middle of the desert. One of the main reason for heading to Iran is so that they can experience central desert of Iran and Lut desert which is recently registered as UNESCO World Heritage site. In terms of natural attractions, Iran is one of the richest and most beautiful countries in the world thanks to its specific geographic location, its four seasons and its unique climates. Now that the heritage of ancient Mesopotamian civilizations has suffered extensive damage from incessant wars, you can explore Iran away from the restless atmosphere of war and visit ancient monuments of great civilizations of the past such as Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, ancient city of Susa (Shush), glorious Persepolis, mausoleum of Cyrus the great and the peaceful, blue Isfahan.
One of the most requested Iran tours is the tour of classic route. In 7 days tour and more depending on your taste, you visit the main attractions and some of UNESCO sites in Iran. Starting point in most Iran tours will be the capital and business heart of country, Tehran. Tehran is located at the foot of the Alborz stretching from east to west in north central Iran. The Existence of the Alborz mountain range contributes to moderate weather during cold and hot seasons making it possible for those who intend to visit Tehran to do so at any time.
Like a metropolis, Tehran has two different parts, old and modern. If you wish to enjoy the old part, you can feast your eyes on the south of Tehran which is abundant with museums and galleries, but as you move toward the north of the city, modern buildings, giant structures and luxury restaurants emerge. Keep the way to Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Kerman and Khuzestan. In a typical tour package in 7 days, you can marvel your eyes on cultural and natural attractions of Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz but you can expand the duration of your Iran trip and visit the holy city of Qom located between Kashan and Tehran. We can always have short stop in these small cities for visiting holy shrine of Fatima Massumah and its enchanting mirror-work. To make our trip close to rural area, we spend time in Red village of Abyaneh on the foothill of Karkas Mountain. Do not stop! we can expand our trip by spending starry night in desert area such as Maranjab, Meser desert, Garmeh and etc. There are a lot of places to visit in Isfahan province.
Isfahan’s location in central Iran or in other words, in the middle of Iran plateau from the high Zagros Mountain in the west to the arid desert in the east, grants it a very special weather and nature. Isfahan, a valuable jewelry, shines with the magnificent background in the history of Iran, being a royal residence for Achaemenid kings, being a safe place for Jews, being a very agreeable climate for Seljuk kings and being a splendid capital for Safavid. Isfahan is a city which aggregates extraordinary history, unique culture, precious art and stunning architecture that no one can take the eyes form. You can’t blink when you see the shine of tile work in Naghshe Jahan square’s monuments; you hold your breath when you see the fabulous bridges over the Zayandeh Rood River (means: life-giving river) and you find old houses, old bathhouses and old streets very appealing. So no wonder the Iranians say: Isfahan is half of the world.
Islamic architecture and Iranian fine arts have created a unique set of mosques, bazaars and Persian Gardens flaunting in Isfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz and Kerman. Yazd and its historical texture with its roofed lanes and soaring wind catchers are the best escape from the desert heat. Yazd is not only the city of wind-catcher but also the home of Zoroastrianism. There are a lot to discover in Yazd, from winding alleys to the mud-brick houses, from Kharanagh desert to Zoroastrian temple of Chak Chak, from Jameh mosque of Yazd to preserved Fire temple of Bahram. Yazd has always something to offer.
Finally, it would be great to visit holy shrines of various ancient religions including Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There are selected tours and scheduled packages in all these destinations. If you are a solo traveler, we arrange tailor-made tours regarding to your request with variable budget from Iran economy tours to luxury ones. If you are among those type of travelers that prefer visit Iran in a private tour with the family or a group of friends, we have a wide variety of tours from north of Iran, the Caspian Sea coastlines to south of Iran where enchanting Persian Islands of Qeshm, Hormoz, Kish, Hengam and etc. are located in Persian Gulf. From east of Iran, Khorasan and cradle of Iran civilization, Sistan va Baluchestan to west to Tabriz, city of constitution and Kermanshah, territory of first Achaemenid inscription.
In addition, if you like to travel to Iran with a group, we have arranged tours with fixed departure in each season, remember that our group size for Iran tours is 3-25 persons as we believe in responsible tourism and respecting the local society. For us, responsible tourism is part of our tours, we believe in participating the local society, providing local dishes for our guests, talking about traditions and respecting the local society. We also offer Iran travel services such as hotel reservation, flight booking both international and domestic flights, visa services and airport transportation.So far Iran is always among top destinations in the Middle East for visiting and regarding to some considerable articles Iran is always appealing. Let’s review some of them.
Linda and Kris from Mytravellit mentioned in their article that Iran is among top 7 destinations in the Middle East that must be visited. They call Iran a country full of historical attractions, variety of ecosystems ranging from central desert to southern areas and beautiful forests of the north near the Caspian Sea. Iran has been the heart of some of the world’s most glorious empires. Without the doubt mosques in Iran are very special and like nowhere else in the world.
Joan Torres from Against the Compass in his website put Iran among 20 best places to visit in the Middle East. He believes that Isfahan is Iran most amazing city and its mosques composed of giant domes and mind-blowing ceilings with extravagant geometrical forms, are the most impressive buildings in the Middle East without any doubt. The popular website of Rough Guides called Iran and Isfahan among 12 top destinations of Middle East and mentioned this famous Persian proverb that “Isfahan is half of the world” which seems positively encourage hyperbole and the city square, Naghsh-e Jahan, is one of the world’s most spectacular city squares.
We “DanaTrips” are welcomed guests from different countries, there are a series of photos from our guests in TripAdvisor and we are so happy to share the journey of our group. Claudia visited Iran in last April with her lovely family, range from 6 to 50 years old. There were a professional family in traveling, well-prepared about rules in Iran and dress code, so during their journey in Iran they enjoyed their time as much as possible. Staying in both traditional and luxury hotels in Iran and experiencing staying in tent in middle of the desert of Matin Abad, eating local dishes and warm welcoming to whatever was different from their culture. You must visit Iran for its contrasts and diversity, for the ancient civilization it showcases in all its corners and for its rich culture-or for the sake of Iran!
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Me and my family, husband and four children travel to Iran for the first time in April. We had a great time with our tour leader Mahtab during our stay in Iran. We are very pleased with the trip DanaTrips arranged for us.Claudia MercedesSweden
15 giorni meravigliosi in posti meravigliosi con paesaggi meravigliosi in mezzo a gente meravigliosa Con guide meravigliose Grazie Claudia VittorioClaudia & VittorioItaly
I visited Persia in may 2019. We had 2 excellent and very professional guides: Mossen ( English speaking) for only 3 days and Alí ( Italian speaking) for many days. Both had given us wonderful experiences and love for your country.Anna GiovanelliItaly
Isfahan for its beauty, sitting on the Meydan-e Naqsh-e Jahan, enjoying the friendliness of people; but Yazd for the desert charm, climbing the Towers of Silence. And Shiraz for Persepolis and other sites from the Achaemenid period.Andrea PichlmeierGermany