The landscapes of Iran are as varied and intriguing as its people – an alluring mix of rugged volcanic plains, vibrant forests and snowy peaks populated by historical peoples connected by history, tradition and prayer. Whether it’s strolling the unusual rooftop thoroughfares of Masuleh, cruising alongside the vast Caspian Sea, climbing mountains to reach ancient castles, or simply stopping to sip street side tea with local Azaris, Gilakis and Taleshis, discover a captivating side of Iran that is far and away from the typical image of the Middle East.
Marvel at the unusual dome-roofed bazaar in Tabriz, which is also the longest bazaar in the world!
Meet Sufis in the tomb of Sufi master Sheikh Safi in Ardabil
Discover the village of Masuleh – where rooftops double as streets and cars are not allowed entry
Enjoy the scenic mix of forests, mountains and water on a cruise alongside the Caspian Sea
Visit the world heritage churches in Jolfa and the volcanic rock houses of Kandovan
Sip tea with Azaris, Gilakis and Taleshis and learn about the historical connection that unites yet defines these ancient people