We had such a fantastic time. I’m sure we would have had a great time anyway just going on one of the standard trips, but trip that yourself and our guide were able to put together for us was absolutely perfect. I felt it was well-balanced I’m terms of pace and the ground we covered, and included such a great variety of aspects of Iran past and present.
I’m not going to waffle on and list a load of highlights, as you already know what a country Iran is, but I really thought it was worth emphasising what a pleasure it was to travel with Hossein and Ali. They’re are both fun and lovely people, helpful and generous to a fault. In particular, Hossein injected a huge sense of humour and spontaneity which added so much to everyone’s enjoyment of Iran. He’s highly perceptive and quickly understood the kind of thing we enjoyed and tweaked the trip accordingly. I’m sure you’ve heard from the others of his unbelievable ability to get us into places that we wouldn’t have thought possible! I also really enjoyed the way he encouraged and challenged us to understand certain aspects of Iran, in a way that I hadn’t been expecting.
The horse-riding element with Katerina and her family was also a huge success. She has a wonderful family and a great team on the farm who all made us feel very welcome. The horses were A1, and it was fascinating for us as a farming family to spend time in such a rural place, and see an entirely different part of Iran. It was also great to get a few days of rest without travel at the end.
All in all, a wonderful trip to a truly wonderful country – so thank you ever so much for your help and patience in helping arrange it.
Our guide was simply fantastic. He made the trip for us very special. He balanced brilliantly the historic culture and religious side of Iran with the playful, joking aspects of this fantastic country. His ability to join in with the stupid, immature humour that our family thrives was incredible. Ali our superb, superhuman driver was also unbelievable.
All in all a wonderful trip to an astonishing country