Iran tour, the best of Persia

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07 Mar 2020
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17 Apr 2020
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15 May 2020
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10 Jun 2020
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09 Sep 2020
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21 Nov 2020
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Iran is a country where 'green' policies and principles are not exactly buzz words so it's all about the little things adding up to slowly start to make a difference. We are always talking to our local ground agents about the importance of stressing to clients the importance of basic responsible principles such as appropriate waste disposal, not to waste water, turning off lights on leaving the room in hotels, not replacing towels and bedding daily etc.
We stay at hotels and guesthouses where owned, managed and run by locals and serving of local foods with zero transport miles.
We do not leave any foreign materials or waste in environment, nor do we take any objects from the environment nor disturb its equilibrium by our presence or actions.
We attempt to reduce the use of single use plastic water bottles by providing water bottles and actively encourage our customers to use them.
We also encourage our guests to eat at local restaurants where local food is served which helps to reduce carbon where food transport is concerned.
We schedule our itineraries day by day according to sites where are near to each others, It helps us to keep our carbon footprints down. Therefore, we have walking tours during city tours and bazaars.
At cultural sites we take care to minimize impact and inform our guests not to touch relics and fragile monuments so these are preserved for generations to come.
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The Impacts of this Trip

All aspects of this trip are operated by local Iranians including all of our leaders, drivers and accommodation providers.
We believe the best food in Iran is found in homes not restaurants. Iran isnít known for its great cafes, itís known for its hospitality and locally cooked food. Also, this means your money stays in the area to benefit the local community and any of the activities done on this trip are helping the local economic development.
For example, we include visits to the Tehran Bazaar - you have the opportunity to support local producers and artisans here by buying local produce from the stalls. The Qeisarieh Bazaar is also a wonderful place to support local artisans - with hundreds of local vendors that specialize in traditional arts and crafts.
Our groups are maximum 6 clients. This has much less impact when travelling through rural areas, reducing our environmental and social affects.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Everything! I really enjoyed visiting all the sites, meeting locals, and even driving through the country and being able to see the Iranian countryside. The food
was amazing. I am vegetarian and found the options just as plentiful and wonderful. Our guide, Ara, was very knowledgeable, caring, and most importantly, passionate and proud of Iran, and that heavily influenced our experience.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Perhaps consider bringing small gifts/trinkets from their home countries to give to locals. We found locals that we met so generous and warm; it would have
been nice if we hadn't arrived empty-handed. Had I known (better), I would have brought some things from home to share and give as gifts when entering
local Iranian homes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes and no. Yes, I do believe it benefitted local people, and I am very glad with that. No because I was acutely aware of the waste we were generating, which I
understand at the same time is unavoidable. For example, we had ample water supply... in the form of plastic bottles. I'm not sure what the solution is or how to
overcome this. Another example, all the (excellent and splendid!) hotels we stayed at used small plastic bottles for their bathroom amenities. Again, I
understand this is "how it is"... perhaps travelers can be encouraged to bring their own?...and am not sure what the best practice is for overcoming this.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent! The operator was excellent. Their service from start to finish was the best. My father had some passport issues, and they immediately assisted
however they could. I feel very fortunate to have gone to Iran.

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