Iran Travel Guide

Beautiful cities, friendly people, fabulous food, glorious architecture, Iran has delighted visitors for centuries with its World Heritage Sites, friendly towns and inspiring desert landscapes.



Things to Do in Iran – Activities & Attractions


Iran is the land of four seasons, history and culture, souvenir and authenticity. This is not a tourism slogan, this is the reality inferred from the experience of visitors who have been impressed by Iran’s beauties and amazing attractions. Antiquity and richness of its culture and civilization, the variety of natural and geographical attractions, four – season climate, diverse cultural sites in addition to different tribes with different and fascinating traditions and customs have made Iran as a treasury of tangible and intangible heritage.

Different climates can be found simultaneously in Iran. Some cities have summer weather in winter, or have spring or autumn weather; at the same time in summer you might find some regions covered with snow, icicles or experiencing rain and breeze of spring.

Iran is the land of history and culture, not only because of its Pasargad and Persepolis, Chogha Zanbil, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Yazd and Shiraz, Khuzestan and Isfahan, and its tangible heritage inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List; indeed its millennial civilization and thousands historical and archeological monuments and sites demonstrate variety and value of religious and spiritual heritage, rituals, intact traditions of this country as a sign of authenticity and splendor.

Today we have inherited the knowledge and science from scientists, scholars and elites such as Hafez, Saadi Shirazi, Omar Khayyam, Ibn Khaldun, Farabi,Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ferdowsi and Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

Iran is the land of souvenirs with a lot of Bazaars and traditional markets. It is the origin of handicrafts and has more than two hundred kinds of arts and crafts of which have attained UNESCO Seal of Excellence.

Tourists can enjoy the quality of Iranian handicrafts and taste and smell of local food and cuisine. Iran, the land of four seasons, history and culture, souvenir and authenticity with mountains and deserts, forest, plains and seas, cultures and traditions is expecting you. If you would like to find a small world in a vast country, visit Iran.

Recent Articles

Stories, expert tips, and inspiration to help you discover Iran

5 Reasons Iran Nomads are Worth Visiting

The following lines are trying to give the nomads the acknowledgment they deserve and to ourselves a chance to get to know them better.
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Preservation of Nomadic Lifestyle: An Environmental Must

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Nowruz Sayyad: A New Day for the Prey and the Hunter

Each year with the beginning of the main fishing season in late July, local people in Qeshm island of Iran celebrate a very ancient ritual.
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You should take at least one of these unique handicrafts of Iran back home as souvenir from your trip to Iran.
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6 Best Mountain Climbing Destinations in Iran

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Qasr-e Bahram Caravanserai: A Great Destination for a Special Desert Trip

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Kalporagan Village: World’s Only Living Pottery Museum

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