Iran adventure travel: Seat of the Persian Empire and home to the pinnacles of Islamic architecture; ski in the snow-laden resorts of the Alborz Mountains; hike in the foothills where the notorious Assassins built their fortresses.
Marvel at the Mosque of Whirling Colours, the largest bazaar in the world, the palaces of Tehran and the Garden of Heaven in Isfahan; follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great through the ruins of Persepolis. Experience the incredible hospitality of Iranians and their delicious cuisine, whilst unveiling the wonders of Ancient Persia.
Best months to travel
(Dec-Mar for Iran Ski Adventure)
Shah of Shahs – Ryszard Kapuscinski
The Valleys of the Assassins – Freya Stark
Persia through writer’s eyes – David Blow
My Uncle Napoleon – Iraj Pezeshkzad
The Road to Oxiana – Robert Byron
“Iran’s Dizin is a great, varied-run ski resort, perfect for beginners but equally challenging enough for more advanced skiers. It’s size coupled with the lack of people skiing really makes you feel like you have the place to yourself. It was great to incorporate cultural elements into the trip – Tehran a bustling city perched on a slanting hillside nestled between picturesque snow-capped mountains with colourful flower markets and aromatic nuts, seeds and spices stools. The city has an ‘East meets West’ feel to it. The grand bazaar is ‘must do’ whilst in Tehran!”