As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
On this trip through incredible Iran, you will have the opportunity to meet local people, see the amazing sights and get an insight into this vibrant culture.
As a company we aim to contribute to the environmental preservation of the destinations we visit and to reduce any negative impacts our operations may have. This translates to actions such as using local transport where safe to do so in order to reduce emissions, observing all national and marine park visitor rules and operating a ‘take in, take back out’ waste management system, to name but a few examples. Through our inhouse foundation we also invest money into environmental initiatives that benefit the planet, including restoring kelp forests to help reverse the effects of global warming and protecting endangered species such as sea turtles and elephants.
From learning how to cook fine Iranian food with a local family in Kashan to seeing how nomads live in the harsh Iranian desert, this trip gives you plenty of chances to assimilate with the friendly locals.
In Shiraz, you'll see the complicated process of making traditional carpets in a local workshop. As we continue on our journey, the local nomads near Abarqu will welcome an opportunity to perform their traditional Qashqai music. It’s here that you will get the chance to experience the nomadic lifestyle as we stay with them for an evening.
Wherever possible, we contract local indigenous suppliers and assist them to improve the quality of their services. By booking this tour, you'll be helping us to support Iranian service providers, artists and performers, small businesses, van owners and other poor people in communities throughout Iran.