Iran highlights tour

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24 Mar 2018
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Small group adventure holiday

This is a 'small group adventure' - on our group trips you'll be with a maximum of 11 like minded travellers and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends it's good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world as well as seeing new places!

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Iran highlights tour

Environment

We are committed to providing local experiences and as part of this philosophy during this trip we use local forms of transport wherever possible. This could be using the metro system in Tehran rather than private transport which minimises the impact on local residents using the roads for daily routines, it could also be that we choose to walk to avoid already congested traffic in cities.

Water conservation is a hot topic in Iran which has seen a massive population increase in the last two decades. Our trained tour Leaders are well versed in advising travellers on initiatives to manage water consumption and we are working with our suppliers to encourage better management of this precious commodity. This maybe by way of water refilling opportunities in hotels and more signage to encourage water conservation practices. A visit to the water museum in Yazd is an excellent opportunity to discuss using age old water conservation methods to help in the present.

Community

Our philosophy is to act local and that means respecting the local laws which include the wearing of a headscarf for all women and ensuring that both men and women are conservatively dressed in legs and arms covered. Alcohol is strictly prohibited and we do not participate or encourage the participation in any activities in country that are contrary to this law.

An important part of travel is mixing with the locals and experiencing “real life” in destination. This trip visits a local home for dinner which enables us to talk freely with locals, try great food and helps to sustain a local family.

We source local activities which we believe are sustainable to the economy in that they allow the flow of income from visitors to be distributed to a greater audience rather than remain concentrated with tourism providers, this could be as simple as spending time in a local café, to cooking classes in a home and shopping at small local stores.

Locals know where the best food, souvenirs, local crafts and entertainment can be found. This trip is operated by local Iranians.

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