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Iran

For most of the outsiders, the Islamic Republic of Iran is known as the ancient Persia. This land is one of the centers of the old human civilization. Situated between the Middle East and Central Asia, Iran has borders with the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Caspian Sea. Nowadays the Islamic Republic of Iran is a powerful country in the Middle East Region. It is a land where the old Persian poetry mixes with the strict Islamic regulations. Iran is mostly a mountainous land, with the highest point Mt. Damavand.


A Glance of Iran 490 , 8 Days

A Glance of Iran

A unique opportunity to explore the most important places in Iran – Tehran, Shiraz and...
Roundtrip Iran - Classical Persia 1170 , 11 Days

Roundtrip Iran - Classical Persia

A cultural trip that will show you both modern Iran and ancient Persia  This is a roundtrip...

Ski Tour in Dizin, Iran

Why not try something different this year? With one of the longest ski seasons (November through...

The Good and Vicious Winds of Hormuz, Iran

In the coastal areas close to Hormuz strait people still believe in the existence of winds that can...

Damavand - The Giant Volcano (Iran)

With this tour, we offer you not just a volcano but an emblematic volcano - perfect cone...
Adventures in Iran:  Damavand volcano and the Maranjab desert 995 , 8 Days

Adventures in Iran: Damavand volcano and the Maranjab desert

Perhaps you've all heard about the highest peak in Iran - Damavand. But it is quite different...
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Chernobyl as a travel destination

06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...


The Silk Road: now and then

31.12.2019 17:00

The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...


The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

11.12.2019 09:52

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...


What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

29.11.2019 17:30

What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

Every year on the 19th of January a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically  fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities. It’s the celebration of Timket, or Epiphany – the biggest and most anticipated religious event in the Ethiopian calendar. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and is the day when...