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Elmira’s agency Your local agency for adventure and cultural tours in Iran

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Our travel agency, establish in 1994, began by handling domestic ticketing and tours. Today, over 20 years later, we are accredited by IATA, JATA, and ASTA, and are one of the leading destination management companies in Iran! Our business might have grown a lot since its conception, but we've always maintained our small-organisation atmosphere, and for our passionate team of travel professionals, ... Our travel agency, establish in 1994, began by handling domestic ticketing and tours. Today, over 20 years later, we are accredited by IATA, JATA, and ASTA, and are one of the leading destination management companies in Iran! Our business might have grown a lot since its conception, but we've always maintained our small-organisation atmosphere, and for our passionate team of travel professionals, our agency is truly more like a family than a company. Our mission statement is simple: to offer unforgettable trips to each of the travellers who seek to discover our country, and to provide a comprehensive, high-quality range of professional and reliable travel services that exceed our customers’ expectations. Iran is such a beautiful nation with a warm and welcoming population that want nothing more than to show you the rich history, delicious food, and diverse landscapes of their beloved country, so please consider this your official invitation to Iran and we hope to see you here soon! See more
Joined Evaneos: 5 years ago
Agency operating for: 25 years
Based in: Tehran, Iran
Languages spoken: French, German, English, Chinese
Why was this local agency selected by Evaneos?
  • The agency is an pioneer in Iran's travel industry, with over two decades of experience
  • Each trip organised by the agency is 100% adapted to the individual traveller(s) or group
  • Being based in Tehran, the agency provides support and assistance 24/7 during each trip
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Iran temple
 Four seasons, ancient history, staggering mountains, and glistening seas: welcome to Iran! 
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Carpet weaving in Iran
Iranian Minakari
Persian rice dish in Iran
Wall carving in Iran
Favourites from the agency
  • Carpet weaving is an essential part of Persian culture and Iranian art! We offer workshops for travellers to experience this craft first-hand.
  • Iranian Minakari or 'enamelling' is the art of painting, colouring, and ornamenting the surface of metal by fusing brilliant colours over it.
  • A flavourful Persian rice dish, studded with tasty barberries, almonds, and pistachios, along with perfectly-roasted and tender pieces of chicken!
  • Iran's history is marked by the cradle of civilisation, with empires and legends to be discovered at every turn!

Locally-made trips: a more sustainable way to travel

Food in Iran at Temple
Local handicrafts and responsible home-stays
Our agency has been working with local families and family-run businesses for over two decades. We have seen tourism engage positively in many areas around Iran, and we are committed to continuing our tradition of working with small organisations and offering local home-stays for our travellers rather than big corporate hotels. In addition to this,... Our agency has been working with local families and family-run businesses for over two decades. We have seen tourism engage positively in many areas around Iran, and we are committed to continuing our tradition of working with small organisations and offering local home-stays for our travellers rather than big corporate hotels. In addition to this, we provide immersive programmes and activities focusing our efforts on bringing people to local handymen and woman who have been creating art forms for generations. Have no fear - these aren't souvenir shops or tourist traps, they are educational experiences with our friends, locals who are enthusiastic about their craft and culture and seek to share it with all visitors to Iran. See more

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  • Axel
    Axel
    11 May 2019
    Best parts:
    Tashkent: V good hotel, close to airport but too far from action, nothing close by. Guide was excellent! Samarkand: Hotel good, guide very good Driver to Bukhara very good Bukhara: Hotel ok, great position, owners not that friendly. Khiva: Hotel ok, good position, very friendly and helpful staff. Norman did a great job organising on very short notice, I kept making changes right up until the last day, sorry!!, and he was always able to sort out for me.
    Worst parts:
    Border crossing UZB-TURK I had done plenty of research but I believe tour company should have provided extensive information on overland border crossings. 1. Small change for the three bus fares 2. Turkmenistan customs declaration form IN ENGLISH! None available, took 30 minutes to find someone to help. 3. GUIDES NAME, FLIGHT NUMBER, HOTEL NAME IN TURKMENISTAN. I had no information after repeated requests to office. Was detained for 60 minutes until Turkmenistan guide convinced border officers to come find me. This whole process could have taken 15 minutes max with the correct info. 4 COST of visa and admin fee at border. An inconvenient unnecessary experience that could easily be fixed. TURKMENISTAN-UZBEKISTAN border. Whole process took 15 minutes. Unfortunately then had to wait 60 mins at border crossing (40 degrees!!) for transfer to Khiva due to poor communications between Uzbek office and Turkmen office.
    Summary:
    On the whole a well organised

  • NECHOII
    NECHOII
    27 March 2019
    Best parts:
    My third trip to Iran was superbly organized by Elmira, my Persian local agent in Tehran, Iran, my travel agent in Toronto, Canada by Angie M and the best guide in the business, Arash. The tour was a splendid success.
    Worst parts:
    I did not like being discriminated by the Islamic Republic of Iran government because English is my Mother tongue. I am Canadian. To elaborate - if one wishes to see the PERSEPOLIS SOUND & LIGHT SHOW in English, then the entire seats in the stadium located on the edge of the Persian ruins, must be bought ! The stadium holds a capacity of 450 seats ! So, that meant I had to pay $ 189.00 USD for a 30 minute show ! And the night time show will only be broadcast in English for two weeks during the Persian New Year, ( NOWRUZ ) which runs from March 21 to April 3 every year. The rest of the year no one can see the show in English ! Also it is virtually impossible to buy a copy of the show in English ! But you can easily buy a copy of the PERSEPOLIS SOUND AND LIGHT show in Farsi ! This discrimination must stop !
    Summary:
    All sites were interesting - in particular King Cyrus's tomb lit up at night, NOWRUZ, the fire jumping tradition, Necropolis, Bam, the PERSEPOLIS SOUND & LIGHT show itsel...All sites were interesting - in particular King Cyrus's tomb lit up at night, NOWRUZ, the fire jumping tradition, Necropolis, Bam, the PERSEPOLIS SOUND & LIGHT show itself, the bazaars of Shiraz and Kerman, Sarvestan Castle, tour of Kerman and the beautiful mosques.See more
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    Elmira
    Dear Julian, thank you for all your comments and feedback. :) we are very happy that you are satisfy with our services. since one of your reason to travel to Iran for the third time was watching the s...Dear Julian, thank you for all your comments and feedback. :) we are very happy that you are satisfy with our services. since one of your reason to travel to Iran for the third time was watching the sound and light show in Persepolis i tried to do my best to make it happen for you. that was the only way to watch it in English, as there are not a lot of people who want's to watch this show in English in this period of time. i didn't have a chance to meet you in person in this trip so i hope to see you in your forth trip to Iran with a new Route visiting North and north west of Iran. with warmest regards,See more