A Message from Iran Doostan CEO

Iran Doostan Tours Co. Pjs. (IDT), founded in 1990, is one of the first Iranian tour operators. Iran Doostan literally means Iran lovers. As Iran is the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, it embraces a magnificent variety of cultural and natural attractions. 21 cultural and one natural UNESCO World Heritage sites makes Iran as one of the top destinations in the world. Iran’s rich culture, history, architecture, and its unique natural sceneries and wildlife motivated us to establish this company to represent the beauties of Iran to the world; especially that the unique climatic conditions of Iran has turned it into a destination for all four seasons. So, focused on inbound tours to make Iran known globally as much as possible, we started our work by delivering cultural tours.

Our passion as well as the feedbacks from our dear international guests encouraged us to develop the range of our activities to adventure, sports, MICE, religious, and recently medical tours to Iran.

During all these years, we have always tried to be innovative in different ways. As a result, we have been pioneer in various areas. We were the first Iranian tour operator who recognized the importance of digital marketing and IT, so we created a website for the first time. At present, we are the only Iranian tour operator benefiting from digital marketing department as a separate department. We also operated a pilgrimage tour to Iran for the first time. Moreover, our mission has always been to provide our dear customers with the best quality services to create one of their best experiences in life, and our inspiration has been to host those who are fascinated by the glory of Iran too. For this, we benefit from professional staff to design the best packages for four seasons of the year.

As we have always been committed to Sustainable tourism principles, we established the first and only desert Eco-camp of Iran in 2010 by following the universal codes of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and SRB (Socially Responsible Business) is one of our developments for this matter. In 2014, Matinabad Eco-camp was recognized by UNDP as one of 18 best practices in sustainable (eco) tourism in the world, and in 2015 earned Dr. Taghi Ebtekar’s award.

IDT participates in important events and shows around the world such as ITB, WTM London and ATM Latin America, FITUR, SITC, MITT, BIT, BTL, COTTM, Top Resa, Dubai ATM, and Adventure Travel Show Washington and LA to present the real beauties of Iran that are ignored by negative western propaganda.

We successfully managed to achieve the “Iran tourism Industry Award of Excellence” in 2008 from Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization. We were also selected as the best Iranian tour operator of 2017 by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO). Moreover, we were rewarded as the exemplary Iranian exporter in tourism services in the years 2004, 2009, 2012, and 2015. In September 2017, we won the prize as the outstanding Iranian exporter in tourism field. It is our pleasure that IDT has been the first and the only tour operator to win this national prize so far.

We owe all our accomplishments to the trust of our dear customers and it is truly the best achievement of all. It is our greatest pleasure to be your host and help you discover the beauties of this country and have one of the most fantastic trips of your life. My great team and I are here to help you plan a perfect holiday for you and your family.

Best Wishes,

Ali Vaghefi

Managing Director



Ali Vaghefi