Iran is a fascinating nation. Dogged by modern-day problems and steeped in ancient history, this middle-eastern nation rewards adventurous travelers with a warm welcome, a complex, vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes to explore. The capital city of Tehran is packed with museums; the National Jewels Museum and National Museum stand out for their collections of treasure, art and historical artefacts.
See one of the world's greatest ancient sites at the grand ruins of Persepolis. Drink in the atmosphere and tea in one of Esfahan's many tea houses, then wander around the bazaar and past the many blue-tiled mosques in this enchanting city. Get out into Iran's vast landscapes by hiking in the Alborz or Zagros Mountains.