Forget about what you have heard about Iran on media. Spend some time and seek the opinion of people who have actually visited Iran.
During the past few years, the global news about Iran was strongly affected by the political challenges between Iran and West, causing a dark and negative attitude towards our country. Instead of historic background, rich culture, climate diversity, hospitable and kind people, and unique architectural monuments, all you hear about Iran In media is war, terrorism, nuclear power and sanctions.
Iran is totally free from the crisis that has hit the Middle East and North Africa from Turkey to Egypt. In Iran you will see No war, No killing, No bombs, No kidnapping and No riots.
Please do not compare Iran with Afghanistan and don’t mistake it for Iraq. We respect every single country in the world, especially our neighbors; however, security wise, Iran is not comparable to its neighbor countries.
Iranians are very hospitable towards foreign nationalities, especially now that both people and the government believe that developing tourism industry will not only help the improvement of the economy of the county, but will also change the global attitude towards Iran.
We are sure that after visiting our country, you will all agree with us.
Iran will be full of surprises for you. Unlike what many people think, Iran does not only consist of deserts and Sahara. One third of the country is mountainous. “Damavand”, the highest peak in the Middle East and also the second highest volcano in the world with 5671 meter height is located in our country. There are hundreds of +4000 and +3000 meter high peaks in Iran. Hundreds of roaring rivers drench the land. Several mountain lakes and water and lime caves have created magnificent sceneries in Iran. Hundreds of permanent water falls have created breath taking views all around Iran.
About 1000 Kilometers in the northern parts of Iran, between “Alborz” mountain range and Caspian Sea and a vast area of “Zagros” mountain range are fully covered with thick and virgin forests. “Golestan” National Park is a biosphere reserve and is registered as the natural heritage in Iran. Besides “Golestan”, Iran has many other national parks and preserved areas, which are the habitats of variety of flora and fauna. The number of these species almost equals whole Europe. Considering the variety of birds, Iran has the potential to be one of the most important locations for bird-watching.
Iran has a variety of climates. In a given time in summer or winter you can experience a 40° centigrade temperature difference in our country. In winter you can go skiing in “Alborz” or “Zagros” mountain ranges and in the same day you can fly to south of Iran and enjoy swimming in the Persian Gulf. In summer you can go to one of the hottest spots on the earth near “Kerman” and experience a temperature of 50° centigrade and after a 2-hour drive you will reach the mountain foot where you have to put on some warm cloths.
Iran is one of the oldest habitats of human being. There are cave paintings from 6000 years ago that show cave dwellers in Iran plateau had been using hunting gears from 15000 years ago. “Jiroft” civilization is 12000 years old. “Sialk” hills belong to 7000 years ago. The first skull and eye surgery took place in the “Burned City” in “Sistan and Baluchestan” 5000 years ago.
Iran has had the oldest and most magnificent empire. Between 2600 to 2100 years ago “Achaemenid” empire ruled a territory from Greece and Egypt to India and China. Iran has the most incredible historical and archeological sites in the world which are thousands years old, with “Persepolis” as the most eye-catching one. Iranian architecture has affected this art all around the world.
Clear your minds from all the negative images from Iran and we will help you visit this amazing territory and be surprised all during your trip to the heart of the glorious Persian Empire.