Iran: Wonders of Persia

November 3, 2014 - November 16, 2014
November 9, 2015 - November 22, 2015

Below please find rates, availability, and the items and services included and excluded in the expedition price.

Land-based Accommodations

Land-based Accommodations plan

It is our policy to always use premium quality accommodations, when available, in the regions we visit. Since each destination is different, lodging can range from elegant hotels in cities to rustic inns in more remote areas. You will receive specific accommodation details closer to the time of departure.

Inclusions

  • All gratuities; all accommodations; group meals including selected beverages with lunch and dinner; arrival and departure transfers on group dates; guided excursions as stated in the itinerary; entrance fees for parks, reserves, etc.; and medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance.

Exclusions

  • All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, e-mail/fax/telephone charges.

Know Before You Go

This is a journey for experienced travelers only. Travelers on our expedition to Iran should be aware that the infrastructure is poorly developed and occasional delays and amendments to the program can occur. Accommodations will range from what Iran tourism might call “five-star elegance” (but what we might call “three-star comfortable and acceptable”) to cheerful and rustic in the more remote areas. Some days will be long, with bus rides over mostly paved roads that require sitting for long periods. Strict dress codes in public will be required, including head scarves and a robe-like covering for women; and alcohol is absolutely forbidden. More information on the specific customs and requirements will be sent to you five months prior to departure. For the experienced traveler with a sense of humor, a spirit of adventure, and the desire to journey where few have been before, occasional delays, limited food choices, or rustic hotels are a small price to pay for a journey that will take you to the very heart of Persia.

Note: We estimate you will be without your passport for one month while we work on procuring your Iranian visa. Visa kits will be mailed five months prior to departure.