I'm now in Dubai heading on to Asia. My mother has just arrived in England. I am remiss that I have not sent this earlier, but I wanted to say thank you. We loved our tour and we loved Iran. They people were wonderful and welcoming and every aspect of the tour went off without a hitch. It was exactly what we hoped for. As we traveled, I wrote travel journal/emails about our experience.
Throughout the week, more and more people asked to be added because they found it so interesting. There is a lot American can learn about your country and I truly hope I can encourage others to follow in our footsteps and come to Iran. We will certainly recommend you and your agency.
Our itinerary: Perfect. We did exactly what we wanted and spent what we thought was the perfect amount of time in each location. The hotels were all great. I was a little disappointed that our view in the Abbassi wasn't of the court yard. You might just build that into the price in the future, but the wonderfulness of the hotels made up for it. Each hotel got better and better. The food was also excellent. The village was a true highlight and one of the favorite things we did. The family was so kind and seeing village life is important to understand Iran.
Cell Phone: What a wonderful and unexpected surprise to have a cell phone. We called our family almost nightly. Ali showed me how to add minutes. My father even said, you’re calling again? It was great to keep in touch and to be able to speak with you and our guides if needed. Definitely include this for other small groups.
References: My mother and I would be pleased to provide a quote for your website or to serve as a reference should others approach you, especially from the US. I will also send a photo or two you can use if you like, as you requested. Importantly, I will recommend you on TripAdvisor.com, which is the independent travel review site that many Americans use to determine what groups to use and what hotels to stay in. If you haven't checked it out already you should. It's a very powerful source. We recommended people last year from Myanmar and they received increased business.