WELCOME TO PERSIA
I am Moein, a certified English speaking tour guide and manager with years of experience in the tourism industry in Iran. As an MA graduate of English language and an official guide licensed by Iran National Tourism Organization, I can give you a front row seat and exciting insight into the Iran rich history, diverse culture and impressive architecture.
For me guiding is more than a job; that is why most of my clients turn to my friends even before the journey ends. I do my best in order that not only you get to see the highlights of each place but also make a unique experience with the locals. I help you maximize your time and enjoy to the fullest by experiencing Iran through the eyes of a native.
I specialize in private and personalized tours for individuals and groups. The most important goal though, is that you get more than what you expect. Therefore, discussing your unique interests and needs and tailoring everything to your preference is an essential part of my services.
Remember that the right guide can make or break a trip. I have realized that having wonderful travel experiences all depends on how you look and who you keep company with! So just drop me a line and make the Iran tour the most impressive chapter among your global tour memory.
Aleixo from Portugal:
My wife and I flew back to our home in Lisbon (Portugal) from Iran/Persia a few days ago where we spent eleven wonderful days! We had an amazing trip by car with our private guide Moein Gholami throughout this vast country almost three times the size of France... With the help of our excellent guide and travel companion Moein Gholami who spoke perfect English we were able to discover a beautiful land of contrasts where the people are very friendly and eager to meet foreign visitors specially Europeans, filled with a rich culture from across thousands of years... We were delighted to have our friend guide Moein drive us around and bring us to many of his favorite places and monuments in small towns or big cities like Tehran, Kashan, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz and help us with our shopping and choice of menus ! MAMMUN Moein!
Enric from Spain:
I had the opportunity of coinciding with Moein, from www.persiapassenger.com, and it was a great decision. He drove us from Esfahan to Kashan stopping in Abyaneh and it was a great decision. He's reliable, trustworthy, drives well and explains little capsules of Iran history and daily life that enriched our visit to the conuntry.
Shakil from India:
We had a great time in Iran experiencing the beautiful country and wonderful people. Moein accompanied us through the central Iran tour and took us through the wonderful journey. He was more like a brother than a guide and went out of way at various occasions to make our trip successful. Look forward to touring Iran again.
Ronaldo from Italy:
I met Moein through the Facebook. He drove us from Qom to Kashan. He has been very kind, we asked him to change our meeting position and he had no problems. He's very fluent in English and can answer all your questions to satisfy your curiosity!
Fon from Tailand:
I also had a great experience having Moein as a guide taking me from Esfahan to Abyaneh Village, Fin Garden and Nooshabud Underground City (both sites) in Kashan and I was drop off at Kashan Train station to catch an evening train to Tehran. I enjoy my day with him, I got in touch with him from Facebook at Lonelyplanet page, communications has been easy, he is very responsive, traigh forward and helpful in advising a trip planning.
On the travel day he was on time and well prepared. I had a great time visited 3 sites with him, he also flexible and does not mind accommodating additional requests such as taking me to sweet shop.
Overall, I find Moein is very professional, punctual, flexible and funny. As a female solo traveller, I find him a good accompanian and would recommend him if you wanted local guide in Iran.
Yu Hin from Hong Kong:
I visited Iran with Moein this September. Unlike other tour guides who offer me standard itineraries, he discussed the itinerary with me and ultimately tailor-made one for me (as i am not interested in some specific attractions). He also made arrangements for me in terms of accommodations and domestic flight tickets with his cheap discount. His hotel recommendations are also excellent, and most importantly, good for value.
We met in Kashan after his friend took me around Tehran. He was very talkative and knowledgeable on various issues in Iran, like history, culture, economy, and politics. I guess that’s why you need a guide—A local with insight into local history and attractions. He was also very caring and would stop for a break or a lunch when he saw i was tired. One could also see how passionate Moein is for his work, as he always stopped at impromptu attractions, extra from the itinerary, just to give you a fruitful experience.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Moein and recommend him to all of you who would like to visit the beautiful land of Persia.
Ubaldo from Italy:
We have just come back from Iran. What a wonderful country! Thanks to our guide Moein Gholami we had such a gorgeous time all around the country. Moein has been very cheerful and friendly in every moment of out beautiful journey) from choosing the best euro exchange rate, the best mellon juice, the best things to visit , the best shops to spend at and so forth). Before leaving to Iran we were almost concerned about this journey but now, after this marvelous experience, we have to say that there is nothing to be worried about and invite other Italians to do the same. This country deserves more than it has! Please visit Iran!
John from Australia:
My brother and I just completed an 8 day tour of Iran from Shiraz to Tehran and fell in love with the country. To anyone that is still not 100% decided on visiting Iran, I urge you to just book it and you will not be disappointed. The people, the food, the culture and sights are amazing. We even tried cancelling our further travels so we could stay in Iran for longer. We did a tour with Moein Gholami and had the best time. Very knowledgeable, did everything he could to make our time the best possible and helped us to engage with as many local people as possible. It felt like we were travelling with a good friend to which he now is. We were also lucky enough to attend Tasoua and Ashura ceremonies to which we cherish that experience to understand what was happening. We are now already planning when we will be able to visit Iran again (hopefully next year) and we will be travelling with Moein again.
Sharmila from India:
After reading all the reviews me and my husband decided to go to Iran. It was a wonderful experience seeing a country with Moein in his self driven car. He quickly understands your requirements and and preferences. We were very well looked after by him. Sight seeing, shopping, eating, he was with us all the time. It was a great trip with best hotels, beautifully crafted itinerary and friendly company of Moein.
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Personalized Tour Design
Discuss custom rates, itinerary, and timelines for your visit to Persia.
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You dont need the bus or taxi; I drive you to everywhere
Personalize Your Trip
I ensure that your tour will be fun and suited to your personal interests, needs and time frame. Everyone has different styles when they travel and like to experience places in different ways. Are you into cultural attractions or more interested in learning about the history and architecture of Iranian cities? Whatever your interests are, I can customize a tour and develop a unique itinerary that will allow you to explore Persia in a way that will be most enjoyable for you.
Save Time and Money
I can save you money by avoiding tourist traps and taking you to destinations known only to the locals. I can also help minimize the travel cost by making hotel recommendations or providing cheap private places.
Knowing the best things to see and do can be difficult, especially with limited time. On larger tours you waste time seeing things that may not be of interest. The biggest pro is that it's on your time schedule, so you have full control. You can save a tremendous amount of time, because I know the quickest way to get someplace, instead of you having to consult guidebooks and maps and so forth.
Travel By a Private Car
All my tours are driving tours, but we can get out and explore a bit on foot as well. I have a Peugeot 405 which seats 3 comfortably; it could hold 4 but the back seat sits 3 abreast (difficult for some people). I am willing to take on 4 passengers but make sure they are aware of this. For larger groups I will arrange for a vehicle suited to the size of the group, up to 12 people at a reasonable cost.
What You'll Get
Tour Transportation (Private Car)
Other services (prepayment fees apply)
(hotels, restaurants, airline)
Are you ready for a great journey of Iran?
Please book at least three weeks ahead of your travel date.
Iran Travel Blog
Iran tourism has been affected by many political, social and economic factors in the recent decades. But what is important is that Iran tourism is growing these days.
iran tour guide, By the development of the media, Iran is now well known in western countries and lots of tourists travel to Iran annually. However, travel to iran has the potential to have much more visitors.
travel to iran is very extensive; the magnificent touristic sights and attractions can be found in every corner of the country. You can choose to hike and ski in the Alborz mountains or see the nomadic life in Zagros mountain chain.
A beach trip in south by the Persian Gulf and or in the north by the Caspian Sea could be another choice. But among all major tourist attractions, they are eager to have a deep journey in the pure and rich history and culture of Iran.
Mostly central and western part of Iran are where you can find magnificent monuments that reflects the history of different eras and dynasties.
Tehran, the capital, can be called the city of museums and palaces. Golestan Palace, Niavaran Palace, Sa’ad Abad Palace, Treasury of National Jewels, Iran Bastan Museum, Abgineh Museum, Reza Abbasy Museum, Carpet Museum, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Grand Bazaar and Shah Abdol Azim holy Shrine are the most attractive historical sites in Tehran.
There are also some natural attractions in Tehran for those who like trekking, skiing and hiking like mount Damavand and Dizin and Tochal skiing camps.
As Tehran is the symbol of modern life in Iran there are some modern attractions as well the most important of which are Milad and Azadi Towers.
Although the central Iran is known as the main tourist destination, Tourism in Iran is spread over the west as well. Tabriz the largest city in the northwest is considered as the capital of history of Iran.
You can visit one of the most beautiful traditional bazaars in this city. The UNESCO listed bazaar located on the silk-road was of great importance in 16th century.
Other must-sees in Tabriz are the magnificent Blue mosque, the citadel, jame Mosque, Azerbaijan museum, some Mausoleum of Poets, Kandovan village and St Stephanos Monastery in Jolfa.
If you move southward a bit from Tabriz you'll reach to Hamedan, one of the most important historical cities in the western Iran. You can find one of the biggest river-caves near this city, the Ali Sadr cave which is 70 kms far from the main city.
Hegmataneh Hill, Ganjnameh (treasure book), Alavian dome, BuAli Sina Mausoleum, Jameh mosque, Armenian Evangelical Church and Baba Taher Mausoleum are the most magnificent and important sights in Hamedan.
In the center of Iran, the second biggest square in the world with its magnificent monuments is waiting for you. the Naqshe-jahan square in the center of Isfahan city by itself can be the only the reason for visiting Iran.
The Ali-qapu palace to the great Imam mosque and Sheikh Lotfollah mosque and the great Qeysarieh bazaar have made this square unique and exclusive.
Traditional bridges like Si-o-se-pol and Khaju, Atigh mosque, Chehel sotun and Hasht behesht palaces and the Shaking minarates are other important monuments in this city that most of them are related to the Safavid era.
Not very far from Tehran on your way to Isfahan you can reach to the city of traditional houses, Kashan. Borujerdiha and Tabatabaeiha houses are the most famous historical houses in Iran with unique and exclusive architecture.
Fin garden is the other attraction which shines like a gem in the margins of the city of Kashan.
Kashan also benefits from some natural attractions as well. The most marvelous natural sight is the Maranjab dessert which is just an hour far from the city where you can experience an untouched scene with sand dunes and Salt Lake.
Close to the city of Kashan, in the middle of the red mountains of Natanz there is a small village of Abyaneh which dates back to the Sasanid era (over 15 centuries ago).
This is one of the most traditional villages that has kept its structure with red buildings and traditional costumes during centuries.
Yazd is the city located in the central dessert of Iran that has kept its traditional structure better than any other cities in Iran. In every corner of the city there are traditional building that rarely can be found other cities regarding the traditional wind-catchers on their roofs.
In addition to the total traditional structure there are so many attractive sites which are exclusive to this city.
Amirchakhmagh square, Dowlat abad garden with the tallest wind-catcher in the world, the Jameh mosque, traditional water reservoirs, Qanats and the Zorasterian fire temple are the most important attractions of the city.
Not far from Yazd you can reach to a small city called Meybod. Narin castle, the pigeon tower, the traditional Ice house and the Caravanserai are the magnificent attractive places that you can visit in this small city.
As it was mentioned earlier in this article, Tourism in Iran is not merely concentrated in the central Iran. Exactly on the west you reach to Kermanshah with lots of attractions inside and outside.
Inside the city you can visit Kermanshah Old bazaar, Takiyeh of Moaven-ol-molk, Emad-al-Dowleh complex and a number of museums.
Outside the city just in the northwest of Kermanshah the symbol of its attraction is standing. Taqe Bostan which is a series of rocks showing the Power of the Persian Empire.
Other attraction outside the city are Bisotun Rock Relief and Inscription, Taqe Bostan National Park, and the Parave Cave.
If you take the Iran classic tourist route by moving southward from Tehran, your final destination is the city of poetry and capital of Acamenid dynasty, Shiraz.
A few kilometers before Shiraz you can visit Pasargadae complex which includes the magnificent tomb of Cyrus the Great and the remaining of his palaces.
If you get closer to the city the majestic Persepolis is waiting for you to share its magnificence with you. Created by Darius the great, Persepolis is the reflection of the rich civilization in the Acamenid era.
When you enter the city you still so many monuments are waiting for you. from the Vakil complex (including mosque, bathhouse and bazaar) to the Nasirolmolk mosque (known as the pink mosque), the mausoleums of the poets, Qavam garden, Eram, garden, Shahcheragh holy shrine and Karimkhan Castle.
As it is mentioned earlier, Tourism in Iran is very broad and the tourist attractions are spread all around Iran in small and big cities and all are evidences of the pure and rich civilization of ancient Iran.