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'Travel for the mind' with George Negus - Iran

On this exceptional adventure in the company of inveterate professional traveller, George Negus, the idea is to “go beneath the surface,” and discover the real Iran. With George’s instinctive journalistic interest and questioning, this excursion will awaken and engage your mind.There are few places in the world which have a history and culture as rich as this remarkable country, formerly known as Persia. You’ll find a refined society that has been misinterpreted by world press, yet travellers to the country consistently attest that Iran has one of the world's warmest and most welcoming people. It's history provides endless fascination and an atmosphere that is most definitely relaxed, and certainly enriching. Our journey traces the magnificent legacies of the Persian Empires which will not fail to inspire, yet its the snow clad mountains, vast deserts, oasis towns and spontaneous engagement with the locals that provide surprise at every turn of our diverse itinerary. We travel north to challenge Iran’s desert image in the lush and rarely visited mountains of north-western Iran in the spectacular Alamut Valley, with its ruined Castles of the Assassins. This is the heartland of a mysterious 11th century cult movement, which we will learn of before discovering the picturesque village of Masuleh. Returning to the vibrant city of Tehran we fly south to Shiraz, the home of the famous Poets Tombs and to stunning ancient ruins of Persepolis. From here we continue to Yazd, the second most ancient city in the world and the glorious former capital of Isfahan, famous for its ancient bridges, mosques, minarets, and tree lined avenues.Iran is a remarkable travel destination in a myriad of ways, with a rich Persian heritage evident throughout the country and a distinct cultural identity. We hope you can join us on this exciting adventure with one of Australia's most enduring and respected journalistic figures, George Negus.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Tehran
DAYS 2-3 In and around Tehran
DAY 4 To the Alborz Mountains and Assassins Castles
DAY 5 To Masuleh
DAY 6 The Lagoon of Anzali
DAY 7 To Tehran. Fly to Shiraz
DAY 8 Shiraz
DAY 9 Visit Persepolis
DAY 10 Drive to Yazd
DAY 11 In Yazd
DAYS 12-13 Isfahan
DAY 14 Morning in Isfahan, fly to Tehran
DAY 15 Trip concludes in Tehran

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Trip Code: GII
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Day Walking
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