The Koran, Iran

Iran

Brimming with artistic, poetic, architectural, and historical wonders, Iran is a brilliant destination for the adventure traveler. Travel to Iran is both easy and off the beaten path with Zegrahm Expeditions—we have crafted Iran tours that leave a lasting impression, as we journey with a Middle East expert to magnificent ruins, ancient castles, and staggeringly beautiful mosques. And don’t forget the savory cuisine, the tastes of which will live in your memory for years to come. Our Iran tours visit Tehran, Yazd (one of the oldest towns on Earth, according to UNESCO), Shiraz, Persepolis and its immense Adadna Palace, and Abarqu, where you’ll lunch beneath a 4,500-year-old cypress tree. Travel to Iran in expert-led peace of mind, bringing home tales and treasures that will forever remind you of this mystical region of your world.

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    The Iran Travel Warning: Separating Fact from Fiction

    June 28, 2017 | Blog Post

    For many people, Iran is a country commonly associated with violent war and religious extremism. Named one of the countries in the “Axis of Evil” by President George W. Bush, Iran has almost always been covered in a negative light by the international media.

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    Iran Travel Guide: The Top 10 Places to Visit

    June 13, 2017 | Blog Post

    Traveling to Iran means immersing yourself in a millenary culture, appreciating some of the finest Islamic architecture on the planet, tasting delicious food, and enjoying heartfelt hospitality.

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    Esfahan, Iran
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    How to Prepare for Travel to Iran: 9 Things You Need to Know

    May 31, 2017 | Blog Post

    Travel to Iran is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The country will blow you away with its natural beauty, millenary historical heritage, and especially the friendliness of its locals. The Persian people will lavish you with smiles and warm welcomes from the moment you step off the plane in Tehran.

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    2018: 26 Countries, 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites [Infographic]

    May 4, 2017 | Infographics

    In 2018, Zegrahm will be visiting 52 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in over 25 countries! The United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the UN that maintains a list of important natural or historical sites, whose preservation and safe-keeping are deemed important for the world community.

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    2017: 34 Countries, 90 UNESCO World Heritage Sites [Infographic]

    February 14, 2017 | Infographics

    In 2017, Zegrahm will be visiting 90 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in over 30 countries! The United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the UN that maintains a list of important natural or histroical sites, whose preservation and safe-keeping are deemed important for the world community.

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    The Princess and the Premier Cru - Shiraz's Winemaking Tradition

    July 20, 2016 | Blog Post

    An ancient Persian tale tells of a beautiful princess who falls out of favor with the mythic King Jamshid. Heartbroken, the young woman tries to poison herself by drinking a jar filled with the juice of spoiled grapes. Instead of death, however, she experiences a rather pleasant, euphoric feeling before falling asleep. Upon waking, she rushes to tell the king of her discovery.

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    Spicing Things Up Along the Silk Road

    April 29, 2016 | Blog Post

    Gourmands who liberally grab for the pepper or nutmeg might take pause to think, that at one time in history, those seasonings were worth more than their weight in gold. Spices were such a precious commodity that many a war were fought over them; they helped to build—and topple—vast empires, and led to the great Age of Discovery and founding of new worlds.

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    Esfahan, Iran
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    Is It Safe to Travel to Iran?

    July 23, 2015 | Blog Post

    That question has been on the minds of many intrepid travelers, whose desire to visit this friendly and fascinating country is tempered by concerns over personal safety. Over the past few years in particular, the region surrounding Iran has been a hotbed of political and revolutionary turmoil; graphic images on television and elsewhere do little to quell the concern.

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    Man on a Mission: Gary Wintz

    June 18, 2015 | Blog Post

    Zegrahm Field Leader Gary Wintz is what you might call a cultural conduit between East and West. For most of the past 35 years, Gary has been traveling outside the United States researching, writing, photographing, and lecturing about distant lands and cultures.

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    How to 'Read a Rug' in Iran

    May 29, 2015 | Blog Post

    We detect a pattern here—for centuries, Persian carpets have been prized around the world for their masterly weaving and meticulously detailed designs. Every color, shape, and form is part of a central motif in one-of-a-kind kilims, or tribal rugs, considered works of art that can sell for millions of dollars.

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    Persepolis, Iran
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    The Pride & Pomp of Persia's Ancient Capital

    May 29, 2015 | Blog Post

    In 1931 while on commission for the University of Chicago, professor Ernst Herzfeld led an archaeological expedition about 525 miles south of Iran’s present-day capital, Teheran. There he would uncover a glorious palace complex lying at the foot of Kouh-e Rahmat, the “Mountain of Mercy.”

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    On Location: Impressions of Iran

    April 25, 2015 | Blog Post

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