It may be a destination that makes the headlines for the wrong reasons (it's government, rather than its culture, landscapes, architecture or people), but, as a recent surge in bookings testify, for seasoned travellers it remains one of the great 'must sees'.
From the exquisite Islamic buildings of Esfahan to the strange mud-brick towers of the ancient desert city of Yazd; colourful bazaars and shimmering deserts to cosmopolitan tea-houses in modern-day Tehran, there's just so much to see.
Our two week adventure has proved a bit hit not just because it showcases all this magnificent but comparatively little-visited country has to offer, but because it gives travellers the chance to see 'the other side' of Iran. Fancy hanging out with the nomads in a goat hair tent - a genuine Silk road caravanserai? Or finding out about day-to-day life with a local family in the lovely oasis city of Kashan?
Come and discover for yourself why the people of Iran are famed for being amongst the most hospitable and friendly people on the planet.