We like to briefly introduce ourselves and talk a bit about our backgrounds and the reasons for creating Adventure Iran.
The founders are 3 individuals who collectively have decided to create a specialized Adventure Tour company focused on Iran due to their appropriate backgrounds and experiences in this field. One of us has spent over 20 years in the United States where he conducted and managed numerous backpacking, mountaineering, mountain bike and kayak tours throughout North, Central and South America. The second partner has been based in the UK from where he has conducted similar tours throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa. Our last founder has been a leading mountaineer and guide in Iran and has a vast knowledge of people, places and hidden gems that is knowledge hard won and little known outside of a select group inside the country.
These individuals decided that collectively they could create and offer a collection of special trips that so far have been lacking in this part of the world and have the potential to open up Iran to a larger audience who before had no idea that the country has such variety of landscapes and fascinating journeys that combine physically challenging routes with experiencing traditional ways of life still prevalent in the back country.
We are passionate about our work and excited to share our love for travel and the land with like minded active people from all over the world. For us it is extremely rewarding to share part of ourselves and our experiences with like minded adventure travelers who we are certain will never forget these trips – experiences that will challenge them physically and enrich their lives.
We believe that we have created a truly unique company that offers programs that show you parts of the country seldom traveled and immerses you in the local culture. Our adventures provide a perfect blend of physical activity combined with cultural and ecological awareness.
Adventure Iran specializes in small group Multi-sport Adventures. Every trip itinerary is different and combines a range of activities from mountain biking, trekking and mountaineering to horseback trips, camel rides, desert adventures, and traveling with nomadic pastoralists.
We have a Trip Rating system which is called level of difficultydiscussed in detail elsewhere. It is clearly understood that people come in all fitness levels so we have graded our trips accordingly. There are four levels: Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Strenuous. In this manner there is something to suit the needs of all adventurers.
Each one of our journeys has been carefully designed to capture the very best of that particular destination. We travel at a comfortable pace, stay in a mix of tents, small hotels, village huts and occasionally a remote home that comes fully equipped with a welcoming family that is happy to see you and eager for every one to sample their home cooking and their hospitality.
The Historic City of Yazd
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Iranian Herbal Teas
In Iran consumption of herbal teas has long been common, but in recent years interest in herbal teas has increased dramatically. The reason for this growing interest is a number of factors. Some people use them to take advantage of their therapeutic benefits, others drink them to diversify their daily drink, and others use it as a stylish drink for receptions. Herbal teas are made from dried fruits, flowers, herbs and spices. Therefore, they have [...]
Saffron, The Red Gold
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Ghormeh Sabzi, Persian Traditional Stew
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