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Untouched cultures, unique lifestyles, raw nature, and hidden relics expect you on our Iran Off-the-Beaten-Path Tours! With thousands of years of history, an incredible diversity of nature, and a rich culture that manifests itself in a variety of ways, Iran doesn’t stop to charm you even off the tourist trail. Go off the tourist radar and find the beauties of less-discovered regions like southeast, northwest or western Iran!

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Why Go Off-the-Beaten-Path in Iran

The Exceptional Aura

On Iran off-the-beaten-path tours, you’ll find a different face of the country, because each part of Iran enjoys its own unique atmosphere, nature, people, and treasures.

The Rural Beauties

Off tourist radar, Iran hides some of its loveliest villages, with an unspoiled lifestyle and kind locals.

The Untouched Lifestyle

In southeast and western Iran, you can find people with an untouched culture, still wearing their traditional clothes, living a traditional life, and following traditional customs.

Our Off-the-Beaten Path Tours in Iran

Sistan and Baluchestan Province
5 Days
Tabriz ➜ Kandovan Village ➜ Ardabil
6 Days
Come to Kurdish region of Iran on a 7-Day tour of Kurdistan & Kermanshah’s Hawraman. Discover ancient history, local lifestyle & villages of western Iran...
7 Days
Tabriz ➜ Zanjan ➜ Qazvin ➜ Alamut ➜ Tehran
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Tailor-Made Iran Off-the-Beaten-Path Tours

Like to create an off-tourist-radar trip of your own? We care about your unique taste, interests, and budget.

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Where You Can Go Off-the-Beaten-Path in Iran

Alamut Valley

The legendary valley of the medieval assassins, Alamut Valley, is one of the most special destinations for going off the beaten track. With gorgeous little villages, local people, incredible mountainous landscapes, delightful green valleys, and lovely farms and orchards, Alamut is a whole package. The remains of the assassins fortresses, Alamut Castle and Lambsar Castle also spice up a visit to Alamut with a mysterious historical sense.

The Kurdish West (Kurdistan and Kermanshah)

Amazing Kurdish people, a unique Kurdish culture, adorable terraced villages, scenic landscapes of Hawraman region, and a beautiful rural lifestyle are treats from the off-tourist-radar mountains of western Iran. Indulging in the local culture of Kurdistan and Kermanshah will also treat you to the charms of Sufism, the mystic music of the region, and the special spiritual rituals.

The Kurdish West (Kurdistan and Kermanshah)

Amazing Kurdish people, a unique Kurdish culture, adorable terraced villages, scenic landscapes of Hawraman region, and a beautiful rural lifestyle are treats from the off-tourist-radar mountains of western Iran. Indulging in the local culture of Kurdistan and Kermanshah will also treat you to the charms of Sufism, the mystic music of the region, and the special spiritual rituals.

Sistan and Baluchestan

Explore the unspoiled nature of southeast Iran, get to know its amazingly simple and hospitable people, explore their untouched lifestyle, and find the highlights of the region’s history on one of our Iran off-the-beaten-path tours in Sistan and Baluchestan.

Northwest Iran (Ardabil & Tabriz)

The key cities of some of Iran’s important historical eras, Tabriz and Ardabil, have a lot to offer not only culture enthusiasts, but also nature lovers. Architectural beauties inside the cities, the lovely nature outside, the fantasy cave houses of Kandovan Village, and the Shahsavan Nomads on the foot of Mount Sabalan make northwest Iran a nice choice for going off-the-beaten-path.

Northwest Iran (Ardabil & Tabriz)

The key cities of some of Iran’s important historical eras, Tabriz and Ardabil, have a lot to offer not only culture enthusiasts, but also nature lovers. Architectural beauties inside the cities, the lovely nature outside, the fantasy cave houses of Kandovan Village, and the Shahsavan Nomads on the foot of Mount Sabalan make northwest Iran a nice choice for going off-the-beaten-path.

Qazvin and Zanjan 

These former capitals of Iran, Qazvin and Zanjan, are unmissable destinations for history and architecture lovers. The intricacies of Iran’s Islamic architecture, especially of Safavid era, manifest themselves in the top attractions of Qazvin. And Zanjan will not only treat you to one of Iran’s most charming domes but will also fascinate you with geological and archaeological treasures.

Off The Beaten Track in Iran With Us

A Diversity of Options

Pick from a variety of Iran off-the-beaten-path tours in each region of the country, each giving a unique experience of the region.

The Depth of Culture

On our Iran off-the-beaten-path tours, we’ll bring you to the depth of a culture, a genuine contact with local people, and to the beauties of their lifestyle

A Mixture of Nature and Culture

To create more pleasant and enriching experiences for you, we have mixed and matched the highlights of both nature and culture in each region.

Tailor-Made Options

Not finding what you’re looking for? Tell us what you have in mind and we’ll take you to wherever you want around Iran, the way you want it!

FAQs for Iran Off the Beaten Path Tours

What is the best time of year for an off the beaten track tour in Iran?

Iran is a 4-season country that can be visited all year round. The best season to visit the top tourist cities of Iran is spring and fall. But to see the off-the-beaten-track destinations it might be different. Winter is cold and snowy in the western and northeastern parts of Iran. But othe seasons are just great. In contrast, summer can be intolerable in southern, southeastern and southwest Iran. But you can enjoy the precious attractions of these regions in the pleasant weather of fall and winter.

What is the best place to visit in Iran?

This is a difficult question to answer. Iran has many natural, historical and cultural attractions scattered all over it. Cities on the classic route_ shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan & Yazd_ have always fascinated tourists. But there are some hidden treasures that can only be found if you go off the tourist radar. Sweet Hawraman region in the west, the untouched Sistan and Baluchestan in the southeast, the unique culture and nature in southern parts and countless other beauties that mainstream media doesn’t show you.

What is the safest place in Iran?

Compared to many other countries around the world, Iran is one of the safest all around it, especially for tourists. The reason is that not only Iran is protected by a unified government, but also the people are so kind and hospitable.

Do I need visa for traveling to Iran?

Most nationalities need a visa for traveling to Iran. If you do need a visa, you should get a visa reference code before your trip to Iran. The process of visa application and getting the reference code usually takes less than 14 days for most nationalities. For American, British and Canadian citizens, this might take up to 3 months.

What is illegal in Iran?

Except for most things that are illegal elsewhere, alcoholic drinks, wearing exposing clothes and not wearing a scarf for women, homosexual behavior, and movies, magazines, etc. that are considered immoral are illegal under the Iranian law.

What is the currency of Iran?

Rial (IRR) is the official currency in Iran. But Iranians usually use Tomans in their daily deals. Toman equals Rial if you drop a zero. So, a carton of milk might be 200’000 Rials or 20’000 Tomans.

Can Americans go to Iran?

Of course! And they are among some of the most popular nationalities for Iranians! There are only a few differences: the visa process takes a longer time for American, British and Canadian citizens compared to other nationalities. And these nationalities should be accompanied by a tour guide during their tour.

Is Iran safe?

Despite all the efforts in mainstream media to show Iran otherwise, travelers evaluation of their safety in Iran has always been surprisingly positive. The reason is that Iranians have hospitality as a core value in their culture and treat tourists the best way possible. Invitations to a cup of tea, approaches to welcome you to their country, and efforts to help you find the best places to visit are among the countless things you will definitely experience as a tourist in Iran.

Is Iran expensive to visit?

It depends on how you’d like to travel. If you prefer a luxury style, it could be as expensive as other destinations, but maybe a bit lower because of the value issue with the Iranian currency. But if your style is not luxury, Iran can be a reasonable destination for you, especially off the tourist route.

How should you behave in Iran?

Like all other nationalities around the world, Iranians appreciate your respecting their culture and beliefs. In public, avoid display of affection, shake hands with people of the same gender, a nice smile and a slight bow is considered polite for the opposite gender, and dress and behave respectfully in religious places. If you get invited to an Iranian house, be punctual, take them a small gift like sweets, and take off your shoes before entering the carpeted area.

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7191ec03af2e9f1846b347cd0ed5b073 - BEST Iran Off-the-Beaten-Path Tours 2024 | Iran Off Tourist Radar

Hey guys, which of the off-the-beaten-path tours is the best?

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Hey dear Amy, it depends on your taste and the budget you would like to spend on this. You can fill the tailor-made tour from, so that we plan your itinerary according to your customizations.

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Hi. I’d like to see some off the beaten tours including a sea plan. What should I do?

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Hi. Dear Lisa, please share your interests and expectations about your ideal tour. Our team will share the best customized plans (according to your interests) with you. Furthermore, you can customize these tours, the way you’d prefer.

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Hi. Is there a waterfall tour for Chaharmahal province? I’ve heard that location has many beautiful waterfalls!

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Greetings dear Tom. Of course, we can arrange the tour according to your willingness. Let us know the details of your desirable trip through email. We’ll sort things up the way you enjoy the most.

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Dear Iranontour, I love to watch the starry nights of the desert and then take a trip alongside the sea, with beach races and swimming programs. Would you plz guide me?

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Hi there. Of course, let us know the details of your desired trip (through email or else), and leave the else to us. We’ll be honored to serve you.

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Hello IranOnTour, thank you for this title. I travel a lot, but I prefer not to go to touristic places, so after a search I figured out there are very special places in the North and North East of Iran. Can you help me to visit these places? I’m a solo traveler.

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Do you think in 10 days can I visit Gorgan and then take 7-day tour?

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Yes, it’s doable.

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Hello IranOnTour, do you arrange tours for the north of Iran too?

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Hello from IranOnTour, yes we can arrange the tour everywhere you want. You can tailor made your trip.

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Hello IranOnTour! I liked this title, of the beaten path, actually it seems that it’s for me, cause I like to visit less famous places like Natanz and Naein in Iran, is that possible?

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Hello from IranOnTour! Yes it is completely possible.

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You mean you can do it for all unknown places?

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The Tabriz to Tehran tour is very fascinating, but I’m interested in adding Takht-e-Soliman sight to this tour. I just googled and figured out it’s not so far from Tabriz. Thanks for helping me out with this issue.

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No worries. In Tailor-Made part you can design your tour. It’s a big help if you send us an email.

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The nature & culture tour sounds nice to me, I just want to know can you add Isfahan and Shiraz to this tour for me?

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Of course we can do it. In IranOnTour we are trying to craft tours according to your preferences and priorities.

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Hey guys, I’m curious about Sistan Bluchestan province. I just checked and understood it’s not so close, if I decided to take a tour in this province is there any flights? And can you book us the flight?

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Hello. Great choice. This province is so beautiful and different with kind people. And yes there are flights to Zahedan(the capital of province), and we can book the ticket for you if you wanted.