Think about what you've heard about Iran before. And ignore it all. The way Western media portrays Iran is so different from the real Iran that visitors are more than often pleasantly surprised.
Iran is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, dating back 7,000 years. Once in Iran, you will be surrounded by friendly people, indulge in delicious dishes, gaze at gorgeous mosques, walk through stunning bazaars, and more.
Most travelers refrain from traveling to Iran, since they are worried about their safety. However, we assure you Iran is one of the safest countries in the world, and the only thing that may bother you is how hospitable its people are.
Your safety is of utmost importance, and we would never suggest traveling somewhere that would be of harm to you.
CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto, American chef Anthony Bourdain and Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton have spoken highly about their experience, and you can view some of the endless positive commentary about this misunderstood country here.