We had a really great time in Iran, and the organisation of the trip was impeccable. We enjoyed the company of both our guide and driver , and found Mr Sassan charming, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and obviously well respected by the other guides we met along the way.
The duration and extent of the itinerary was well-paced, culminating with Persepolis to great dramatic effect! Each day was interesting, and not too full to take in what we had seen, and also allowing for flexibility if we wanted to spend a little longer, or stop along the way.
The accommodation was generally good, with variation, as to be expected.The high point was the hotel in Kashan, the Saraye Ameriha, and at the other end of the scale, the Laleh Hotel in Yadz was rather worn. However all the hotels were safe, clean and comfortable.The staff in the smaller hotels were very helpful, whereas the big hotels in Esphahan and Shiraz were a lot more impersonal.
I was able to see a number of textile techniques and we had different local cuisine wherever we went, which accentuated the distinct variations in local character across the country.
We also found the people we encountered to be friendly, curious, educated,open and confident and this added a great deal to our enjoyment of the time in Iran and the warmth of our memories of the trip.
Thank you very much for providing such a great service.
with Best Wishes,
Grace and David.