Welcome to the hidden world of Iran. Travel through this fascinating country to discover refined Islamic cities, colourful bazaars, ancient Persian ruins, fascinating nomads and shimmering deserts.
Operated by the Pars Tourist Agency, this outfit has a stranglehold on tours in and around Shiraz and is both resented and admired by its competitors as a result. It offers a huge range of cultural tours, adventure tours and ecotours (check its website for details), including popular half-day group trips to Persepolis for US$25 per person, leaving daily at 8am. It also runs ‘Iran Life’ tours into the countryside by savari (US$40 per day). The Persepolis trip is great value and the ‘Iran life’ trip can be a great experience, but for private tours you may be better off using another guide.