Iran ancient empires tour
Description of Iran ancient empires tour
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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.
We are passionate about minimising the negative impacts that tourism may cause. A pillar of our travel philosophy is our belief in small group sizes. Our maximum capacity for this trip to Iran is just 16 travellers. Not only does this minimise the negative impacts on the destinations we visit, but it also provides a more immersive and intimate local travel experience.
Reducing use of Single-use plastics
All of our travellers to Iran are provided with cloth bags and reusable water bottles at the beginning of their trip to help them avoid single-use plastics such as plastic shopping bags and disposable water bottles. Further to this, we instruct our suppliers in Iran to provide large tanks of potable water for group vehicles. We also encourage the hotels and lodges that host our groups to provide safe and reliable water at refill stations. These simple but effective measures can have a considerable impact and drastically reduce the amount of waste generated during each expedition. It also has the added benefit of helping our Iranian partners operate in a more sustainable manner.
We want to make sure that as much money as possible generated from our expeditions stays in Iran. We work with local guides and drivers and purchase from a range of local suppliers to ensure the economic benefits of travel are spread amongst the local communities in the destinations we visit.
We avoid using large international chain hotels, and instead across Iran work with locally owned properties such as the Firouz Boutique Hotel in Tehran and the Mosheni Ecolodge in Behbahan. We also support locals by staying in a family homestay during our visit to Yasuj and regularly visiting local bazaars and markets during our travels. Our experiences are also tailored to benefit local communities and provide meaningful connections with them – such as our time spent camping with the Qashqai nomadic peoples of the rarely-visited Zagros Mountains.
Travelling with Respect
We travel to some of the most remote parts of Iran on this expedition. We have designed our Iranian itinerary to include communities that are off the tourist trail, such as those in Jiroft and Durab, allowing an injection of cash into areas that are often overlooked and in need of development.
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