Cross Cultural Insights Thru Travel

Villages 3,000 year old

Cities of the 21st Century

Bazaars of the Silk Routes

Our Mission

We will meet or talk with you personally to coordinate all the arrangement for a safe & enlightening trip to Iran for individuals & groups.

Visa facilitation ,Accommodations & Meals,In-Country Travel

Professional guides & experts in your particular interests.

From Antiques to Ziggurats



Why Travel With Us?

For Over 35￿ years, Norma Lee Nichols-Mahdavi has been actively involved in cross cultural relations with Iran, personally, academically & professionally .

When married to an Iranian, she traveled extensively throughout the country & speaks Farsi.

She earned degrees in Middle East studies at Cornell University & the New School.

Under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, Ms. Mahdavi developed familiarization programs for foreigners locating to Iran.

As consultant to the former Iranian Tourist Organization & Handicrafts Center, she was responsible for Public Relations, Advertising and organizing travel to Iran for individuals, groups, travel agents & media.

After a return to Iran in 2007, she launched Iran Custom Travel with a mission to enrich understanding of the civilization, culture and people of Iran.

Based in New York City, we talk or meet with each traveler for pre-departure orientation and answer all your questions.


Contrary to what you may have heard,..Yes, Americans as well as travelers from around the world ,are most welcome￿ are in Iran.

Just bring a heart willing to listen to the beats of another culture.

Meet The People

Join a work-out in the park

(They called me Jane Fonda!)

Relax in a Spa

For further information regarding your special interests, costs , number of travelers and best times to travel..just e-mail us We are delighted to￿ speak with you regarding travel to Iran..whether you travel with us or not.