Tour Iran? Yes, You Can!
|Abdi Sami, Rick's Iran guide, is organizing tours of his homeland.|
Discover Iran with the man who guided Rick
In the months since public television first broadcast our Rick Steves' Iran special, I've been showered with requests to add Iran to our European tour program.
I appreciate everyone's encouragement, but running an Iran tour is well beyond our area of expertise. However, Abdi Sami, the man who served as my guide and associate producer while we filmed in Iran, will be taking two groups of travelers to Iran in 2010.
Abdi is a gracious and well-connected Persian American who grew up in Iran and knows his homeland well. He recently organized an Iran tour for the Washington State United Nations Association, which was a great success.
I found traveling in Iran — which is perfectly legal for Americans — to be both exciting and safe. And I found Abdi to be extremely well-organized, reliable, and an inspirational teacher.
If you'd like to learn more about the pair of Iran tours Abdi will personally lead in 2010, visit his Solh Tours website.