Explore Iran: Treasures of Persia (September 2017)

Trip dates: September 15 – 30, 2017

Trip Highlights

  • Journey through Iran and visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Persepolis, Pasargadae, Isfahan’s Jame’ Mosque and Meidan Emam
  • Travel with expert guide Saeid Haji-Hadi (aka Hadi), who has been leading tours in Iran for almost 20 years
  • Visit a colorful and crowded 18th-century bazaar, where vendors sell Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts, and antiques
  • Experience the warmth and friendliness of the Persian people as you immerse yourself in 2,500 years of continuous history

Booking Details

For booking details and inquires, please contact Brian Allen at ballen@mtsobek.com.

Why Travel to Iran?

For thousands of years before it was known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world called this land of enchantment “Persia.” The warmth of the Persian people is legendary, and visitors are considered a gift. Home to some of the world’s most renowned and best-preserved archaeological sites, Iran is a veritable treasure trove of art and history. Starting and ending in Tehran, you’ll explore the cities of Shiraz, Yazd, and Isfahan, and learn about the country’s rich, textured past while visiting ancient ruins, palaces, and world-class museums. You’ll wander through vibrant bazaars and discover priceless treasures and dazzling beauty, including Iran’s crown jewels and mosques—beautifully decorated with blue and aqua tile mosaic. With the knowledge and experience of our local guide who’s led trips here for over 20 years, you’ll be one of the few lucky travelers to discover this unique destination.

Why Travel to Iran with MTS?

Mountain Travel Sobek have been operating their current Iran trip for five years and have taken dozens of guests into the country to experience its ancient sites and warm, welcoming culture. Even though the U.S. and Iran do not have diplomatic relations at this time, it is legal for Americans to travel to Iran. Our role at MTS is to navigate the continuing complexities involved in traveling to Iran by skillfully:

  • Handling the group’s tourist visa through a complex, four-step process
  • Coordinating other required paperwork, from journalist waivers to resumes
  • Keeping groups up-to-date on U.S. State Department travel warnings and alerts
  • Staying informed of any changing regulations in Iran for tourist groups
  • Handling all in-country operations and logistics
  • Registering the group with the State Department Enrollment Program (STEP)
  • Registering the group with the Swiss Embassy, who handle all Western country diplomatic matters in Iran

At MTS we strive to make our Iran adventures seamless, while also ensuring that guests are aware of the realities of travel within the country. For example, the best accommodations in Iran might not be equal to the standard experienced on other group trips and the itinerary not as flexible. What guests can be assured of on every trip is expert leadership from local guide Saeid Haji-Hadi (aka Hadi), who has been leading tours in Iran for almost 20 years.

For more info, contact: Brian Allen at ballen@mtsobek.com.

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