Thank you Irun2Iran for organising our wonderful 16 day trip to Iran – we had a great time, enjoyed ourselves and loved visiting your country and meeting all the various people. We started planning the trip about a year ahead (for the 6 of us) and at first we could not understand why hotel confirmations etc could not be done in advance (till much closer to the date). Having been to Iran now and understanding how things are done there (& the slightly bureaucratic system!) – I am so glad you managed to get most of all our requests arranged.
The itinerary you proposed allowed us to see a wide range of what Iran has to offer and it was indeed an eye opener – especially the home visits (meals) which was a wonderful way of meeting ordinary everyday Iranians and getting a glimpse of what local life is like. Thank you for the arrangement of our guide (Arshi) and driver (Mohammed) – both were outstanding and at the end of the 16 days, we parted as close friends and they felt very much a part of family.
Our group of 6 were impressed with the wonderful architectural wonders, the delicious food, the knowledge of our guide and the warmth and hospitality of the local people. Iran is so different from the foreign press has made it out to be – we did not feel intimidated or scared or unwelcome at any point of our trip. It is safe and even walking around at night – people were friendly and welcoming. Esfahan, Kashan, Qazvin and Shiraz were so special in their own way but Tehran is also not to be missed (despite the crazy traffic and pollution) – as the capital, there are so many cultural sights not to be missed and if planned carefully and taking the metro, much of the angst of sitting in traffic can be avoided.
The trip went by so fast and we realise that Iran has a totally different side to what the foreign news media make it out to be. The people we met were all friendly and helpful and I will definitely be recommending my friends to visit and to use your services.
I cannot praise Irun2Iran and their team enough. They were fair in her quotation and frank in her advice – we felt we received great value for money. For those planning to go – I strongly suggest going with a trusted agent as things are so much easier & you do not waste time trying to figure out the system, how to do things and also overcome any language barriers. Iran has left a lasting wonderful impression on us and thanks to Irun2Iran – everything went smoothly and we had an amazing holiday!
BC, April 2017
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