Pars Tours information
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.