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Iranian tour company Darwan hosts mountain climbing group from Spain

Source: Darwan Tour & Travel Co. Ltd., Shiraz, Iran


Darwan Tour & Travel Co. Ltd., an Iranian Tour Operator based in the city of Shiraz, Iran, hosted a climbing expedition group from Spain in July 2005. The group successfully reached the summits of mountains Damavand & Alam Kooh, from July 2 through July 14 2005.

This was made possible as a result of 8 months of communication and hard work by Darwan travel agency and their Spanish counterparts. Due to change of political climates all over the world, we had a little hard time to get this group to visit our country. However, we were finally able to convince them to overcome the stereotypes about Iran and Iranians prevailing in the minds of many outsiders.


This group visited Iran from July 2 thru July 14 2005. We started their tours by taking them directly to the mountains of Alam Kooh and Damavand. All members of the group were professional Mountaineers with years of experience. Our guides too, were all experienced, and "Himalaya climbers." So, you can imagine that this was exclusively a professional climbing.


The Spanish group consisted of 21 men and 3 women. The total number of the group including our guides and porters were 32. What made this more challenging was the fact that some members of the group were blind (total of 5 blinds, 3 absolutely and 2 half-blind). However, overall this turned out to be a very pleasant trip.



According to our guides, when the group reached the peaks, some members of the group actually cried as they had been much affected by the humble nature and hospitality of the Iranian people; and this probably neutralized what they had heard about Iran and Iranian people before their arrival.


Once the group had concluded the climbing activities, we extended the tour by taking them to the historical attractions of Tehran.  Our hope is we have been a good host to our guests and they left Iran with many good memories!  We also look forward to hosting other groups from around the world.


Darwan Tour & Travel Co. Ltd.

Shiraz, Iran


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