As our name illustrates we work with Iran travelers. Most of the travel companies in the USA that arrange tours to Iran also organize tours to many other countries so Iran is just one country on their list of many travel options. But for us Iran is our only travel destination so all of our energy, knowledge, passion and expertise is focussed on Iran alone. Everybody who works with Irantraveler, whether Iranian or American, has spent years living and traveling in Iran, speaks Persian, and knows just about every inch of the country. So whether you are interested in Iranian cities, the vast deserts or spectacular mountains, the subtropical forests, classical Persian architecture, from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf we are here to assist you in getting the most out of your trip to Iran. If you are interested in traveling with one of our group trips scheduled in 2015, or if you prefer to travel independently, please give us a call here in San Francisco at (415) 740-4476 or send us an email inquiry to and let us share our expertise as well as our excitement about Iran with you.




This is our most popular tour and has been created for the traveler who is interested in Classical Persia as well as the history and culture of modern Iran. Please take a look at the tour itinerary and then contact Jerry Dekker at or call him at (415) 740-4476 to find out about itinerary details, trip costs as well as information on flights to Tehran from the USA.


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  • I could not have dreamed of a better tour of Iran. Our group had great chemistry, and I gained some dear friends. The hotels were beyond expectations.

    Bruce Byers

    North Carolina
  • The success of group tours is always dependent upon the kind of people who are attracted to them. Jerry's goal of facilitating "citizen diplomacy" undoubtedly played a large role in getting such a fine group together. We were all overwhelmed with the outpouring of interest and affection toward us as Americans. The fact that everyone in the group came with a positive attitude toward Iran undoubtedly contributed to that phenomenon.

    Fred & Susan

    Seattle Washington
  • I think we all are still basking in our trip, which was fantastic. We definitely tried to be citizen diplomats, and met so many people who were curious and interested in speaking with us. Additionally, we were fascinated and blown away by all that we saw. Iran's history, architecture, engineering, art, and complex culture all are fascinating. The juxtaposition of history and current events was compelling. I have not travelled anywhere were I felt so engaged in our different activities.


    Seattle, WA
  • I thought my trip to Iran was great - such fabulous sights, such friendly people, such an interesting country. The guide Houman was terrific - very knowledgeable about every aspect of Iran, spoke good english, was very organized and always willing to help. The hotels were very good and the bus used was quite roomy so we could spread out and be comfortable. The price paid was more than reasonable. As you know I had some unusual problems getting my visa and I never would have gotten it without your help. Keep up the good work.

    Susan Hall

    San Francisco, CA

Below we invite you to look at a video made by 2 of our Iran Travelers
when they were on our April 2014 trip, Charles & Mary Love
from Charlotte, North Carolina.
You can also visit their website at

Tours to Iran Now Being offered by Irantraveler

More and more Americans are becoming interested in Iran and are now considering the possibility of traveling to Iran to learn about Iran from their own travel experience to this fascinating country. At Irantraveler we believe that travel is an important way to build bridges of citizen diplomacy between Iran and the USA. Unfortunately most tours being offered by US based travel agencies to Iran are geared to the high-end American traveler. At Irantraveler our main objective is to create trips to Iran that are affordable to a larger US travel market. Below is a list of trips which we are now offering. We invite you to read through the itineraries and choose the tour that fits your schedule and your budget. In addition to group tours we offer customized trips for individuals and couples. We also assist the traveler in obtaining Iranian visas. Contact us regarding the Iranian visa process. In the meantime call Jerry in San Francisco at (415) 740-4476 to find out what kind of tour he can create especially for you according to your special interests and your travel calendar. Jerry has lived in Iran for several years and has traveled to every corner of the corner and is eager to talk to you about what kind of trip to Iran is best for you. Call us to find out what kind of tour we can create especially for you according to your special interests and your travel calendar.


The word-of-mouth of our travelers is often better than any 'tour description' we can offer. Click here to read more about the first-hand travel experiences of our friends as they traveled with us to Iran.

We take pride in the trust and friendships we've developed as a result of our trips and look forward to sharing the history, the sights, the culture and especially the warm and gracious people of Iran with you.

Irantraveler's Fall Adventure in Iran - October 2015

This tour has been created for the traveler who is interested in the archaeology and civilization of Classical Persia as well as the history and culture of modern Iran. We'll visit the true classic Iranian cities of Tehran, Shiraz, Kerman, Yazd, Isfahan, Kashan and Qom. Classic Iran full of rich history and an enduring culture.

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Here is a relevant quote from Paul Theroux's latest book, "The Last Train to Zona Verde", that illustrates the point that we should not be content with just observing the world around us on a computer or TV screen but should instead venture out and experience it first hand.

"If the internet were everything it is cracked up to be, we would all stay home and be brilliantly witty and insightful. Yet with so much contradictory information available, there is more reason to travel than ever before: to look closer, to dig deeper, to sort the authentic from the fake; to verify, to smell, to touch, to taste, to hear, and sometimes--importantly---to suffer the effects of this curiosity."

Some comments From recent travelers to Iran:

"Jerry Dekker’s vast knowledge of and passion for the culture and people of Iran, as well as his enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and experiences, make him invaluable to anyone curious about Iran and hoping to travel this historic and culturally important country. His very reasonably priced trips take the mystery out of getting travel visas and making arrangements to travel there. Better yet, his clients visit as many or more destinations, and stay at the same top hotels and restaurants, offered by larger companies that charge two to three times as much. Most important, his trips clear up all misconceptions about Iran and leave his clients with a deep appreciation for the graciousness and hospitality of the Iranian people."

Charles & Mary Love
April, 2014

"In short, I urge you to visit Iran with Jerry and his team. The country and its people are amazing and like me, Im sure you'll feel at home right away, and find yourself wondering why you didnt do it earlier. The Iranians are amazingly friendly and welcoming and the sites are second to none. In short, you can trust Jerry to put together a wonderful trip to a wonderful and fantastic country. A full 5 star performance all around. Thanks a million Jerry for making a travel dream come true!"

Sean & Uliana
Moscow, Russia
May 2013

Click here to read a candid interview with Jerry Dekker where he describes the warm, generous people of Iran and the fascinating culture you are invited to discover.

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- Ron Kennedy, San Diego, CA - April 2012
I recently returned from my first trip to Iran and have to say it was the most amazing place I have ever visited. After having searched many travel companies for tours that would appeal to my interests and also accommodate my schedule, I ran across Jerry’s website, I called Jerry and quickly realized that he was the one person who could help me organize a trip that would work for me. Needless to say, that was best decision I could have made. More