Iran Unveiled: 4 Reasons to Travel to Iran (VIDEO)

Iran Unveiled: 4 Reasons to Travel to Iran (VIDEO)

Lately travelers from around the world have been showing an increased interest in Iran, with its 2,500-year-old civilization, its culture of hospitality, its fabulous bazaars and amazing archaeological sites. Now, more than ever, is the time to travel to Iran.

With our years of travel expertise and insider connections, MIR has put together a small group tour that offers glimpses into modern life in little villages and encounters with local people, while also hitting the highlights in the country’s most intriguing cities:

Iran Unveiled: Modern Face of a Legendary Land

The reasons to travel to Iran are many and varied. Listen as MIR’s Director of Sales and Iran Travel Expert, Joanna Millick, shares her 4 reasons to travel to Iran, all of which are included among the experiences on our new Iran Unveiled small group tour:

1. The friendly people in IranTravelers to Iran are usually surprised by the friendliness of the people. As Joanna explains,

“Yes, there is stunning architecture and history in Iran, but what’s most amazing is the hospitality, perhaps because all those preconceived notions make you think you’ll see things so different. I’ve traveled to many countries, and the welcome you receive in Iran is clearly unparalleled.”

Delicious finds in a local Iranian market. Photo credit: Ann Schneider

Delicious finds in a local Iranian market
Photo credit: Ann Schneider

2. The food is fabulousFresh, local and abundant, Iran’s cuisine is flavorful and varied. Fresh juices made from tropical fruits are sold on the street corners, and fragrant flatbread is served on every table to soak up the savory Persian stews. Iranian cookies and sweets are unlike any you find elsewhere.

Spot the tall badgirs (wind towers) on the Yazd rooftops. Photo credit: Lindsay Fincher

Spot the tall badgirs (wind towers) on the Yazd rooftops
Photo credit: Lindsay Fincher

3. The streets of historic Yazd are amazingThe cobbled streets of Yazd’s Old Quarter wander between mud-brick buildings topped with the low-tech Yazd air conditioners called badgirs. Used to ventilate buildings in Yazd, the badgir, or windcatcher, is an ingenious Persian architectural structure that stands high atop a roof like a large chimney. The badgir helps pull fresh air into the building and across a pool of water that cools it.

The tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae, Iran

The tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargadae, Iran

4. The history of PasargadaeOne of the many experiences that stands out on a trip to Iran is a visit to the archaeological site of 6th century BC Pasargadae, which UNESCO describes as “the capital of the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia.” A simple tomb of tall limestone blocks is the resting place of its founder, Cyrus the Great, the first Achaemenid emperor.


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Greetings in Iran. Photo credit: Joanna Millick

Greetings in Iran
Photo credit: Joanna Millick

Chat with Joanna about travel to Iran by phone (111-111-1111) or email today. She has an insider’s knowledge of what to do and see in Iran, and would love to help you craft a tour that satisfies your curiosity about this ancient and modern country.

MIR has more than 15 years of travel experience hand-crafting tours to Iran. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

Chat with a MIR destination specialist about our Iran Unveiled small group tour today. We are available by email or by phone at 1-111-111-1111. 

Additionally, you can visit Iran on MIR’s other tours:

Small Group Tours:Rail Journeys by Private Train:

Explore Iran on a handcrafted custom, private journey that caters to your own special interests and timeline. You can also opt to travel on your dates and at your pace on MIR’s Essential Iran or Essential Iran Enhanced independent trips.

Chat with one of our destination specialists by email or by phone at 1-111-111-1111 to start planning your 2018 travels now.

Top photo: Friendly greetings in from friends in Iran. Photo credit: Ann Schneider

PUBLISHED: November 19, 2015

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