Newly open for travel, Iran offers discerning travellers a captivating insight into Ancient Persia and the modern day Middle East. No longer marred by extensive travel restrictions or headlining the news for tales of conflict, Iran’s doors and borders now cast an alluring invitation in the direction of intrepid travellers.
Begin in Tabriz to visit the Blue Mosque and wander around the stalls of the UNESCO-listed bazaar before driving east to elegant, mountainous Azerbaijan province. Stop for a while and you'll have the opportunity to explore traditional villages, hike up to the ruins of Babek Castle, and visit the Sheikh Safi Od Din Mausoleum, a remarkable Saffavid complex in Ardabil.
This tour then continues north to reach the coastal town of Mahmoud Abad overlooking the Caspian Sea, where you'll see an entirely different side to Iran than the bustling Persian towns and ochre desert; here people travel to visit the seaside. On your way towards Isfahan explore Golestan National Park, home to rocky wildernesses and wild wolves, and spend the night in the welcoming home of a traditional family.
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