Out beyond ideas of
right doing and wrong doing
there is a field
I'll meet you there.
Welcome to IranWhere Modernity Meets Antiquity
*Background: Bouerjardi House Kashan.When a man.asked for his love's hand in marriage, her father said "Yes, if you can build my daughter a house as fine as mine.". He built one better!
Iran has wandered into the 21st century,along with its alter ego of modernity.
yet has kept its ancient traditions and the enduring spirit of its people.
Yes,Americans can travel to Iran and are greeted with "Welcome..Welcome" wherever we go
Yes, Iran IS safe. The country has launched a strong Tourism initiative ; assuring the safety of every traveler has first priority.
Yes, the Visa Process has been streamlined & we easily arrange it for you.
Based in New York we meet or talk with each traveler to determine .yur special interests, time frame and budget , enabling us to recommend the perfect group tour or design your custom tour ...and answer all your questions
For more info...Contact us at - IranCustomTravel@aol.com or call 212 288-3289.
Why Travel with Us?
Norma Lee Nichols- Mahdavi has been involved with Iran ... personally, professionally and academically for over 35 years. Ms.Mahdavi lived in Iran, while married to an Iranian husband.She worked for the former Iran Tourism & Handicrafts Associations.As Consulate to the Rockefeller Foundation, she established accultration programs for companies moving to Iran.
A Sociologist with degrees in Middle East studies, Ms.Mahdavi established Iran Custom Travel in 2009 with a mission to provide travelers with a rare opportunity to engage with the "other" Iran behind the media muddle..to experience for yourselves the people,the culture & traditions of this rich civilization.
Our partner Tour Agency in Iran has been hosting travelers for over 20 years.
Combining our in-depth knowledge , we know how to "go the extra mile" and plan a trip which assures our travelers a safe, and rewarding experience.
But dont take just my word for it.
Mike L. January 2015
"My experience was tremendous from start to finish .Norma Lee planned the perfect trip through Iran,offering plenty of suggestions and options to maximize the time I had.she helped me navigate the Visa process with ease and provided extensive guidance prior to my trip. She was always available to answer questions by e-mail or phone. It's so reassuring to have a US expert make all the arrangements and be there to answer any question. Her team in Iran were top notch. Great guides.Great Hotels. Everything about the trip was wonderful. Norma Lee is the best and I highly recommend booking your trip to Iran with her. You won't be disappointed, either with this wonderful country or Iran Custom Travel.
Robert M. July 2015.
"My buddy Li and I had a fantastic time in Iran. We had requested to meet and talk to ordinary Iranians.and Norma Lee was extremely helpful in making this happen.Not that we didn't appreciate the palaces, Mosques, and Persopolis too-that great city was particularly amazing- but our hope was to get a feel for what the people of Iran were interested in, considered important and so on. Besides the terrific thrill of getting to hang out with the people of Tehran, Shiraz etc., I would like to point out the warm, knowledgeable ,and helpful Malihe who was our guide. She was a gem. and so was our driver. Since we weren't sure if we could even get out paperwork together in time to get our Visas, we were so pleased with the magic Norma Lee was able to do for us to see through .She was wonderful and I'm not at all sure that everything would have gone so smoothly without her. Thank you Iran Custom Travel!"