Luxury railway tour of Iran

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2021: 30 Oct
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Environment
On this trip to Persia, we have partnered with suppliers and business owners who hold the same high levels when it comes to environmental practices.
For example, we stay at hotels and guesthouses where owned, managed and run by locals and serving of local foods with zero transport miles,
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 do not leave any plastics, cans, bottles, bottle tops or cigarette ends behind.

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.
On the trip, the transfers are by train, and we try to encourage walking tours of the cities and surrounding areas to keep our carbon footprints down.
Actually, 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.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

On this trip 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.

In Isfahan, the Qeisarieh Bazaar is also a wonderful place to support local artisans - with hundreds of local vendors that specialize in traditional arts and crafts and sold by locals outside the Persian gardens. We also incorporate visits to local tea houses, it’s a wonderful place to shop for pottery, enamel, jewelry and delicately inlaid board games.

It's common in Iran that all services are provided by local Iranian people. We arrange local drives and guides to take you from point to point - they know their country best and can give you a unique insight into it.

In Yazd and Shiraz, we also visit local bazaars and we can buy traditional products from their makers and help them to share their art with the world

Climate

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