Testimonials

The following are a small selection of authentic reviews written by our customers:

" I could not have been happier with the tour of Iran organised by Holly at Beyond Persia. Hotels, flights, transfers and guides in Isfahan and Shiraz were all first class. I feel I got a true insight into life in Iran as well as seeing some of the monumental sights of a country I previously new very little." - Wayne Robertson (2016)

" Thanks to Holly, who responded promptly and efficiently to help us make our trip ideas a reality. She and the team accommodated our numerous requests for flexibility, even during a day's touring. This was greatly appreciated. Holly's personal attention to detail was fantastic. We'd highly recommend them. " Susan MacDonald (2015)

Hi Holly, Andrew and I want to thank you for the fabulous work that you did for us.  We had a brilliant time on our trip and saw a lot of sights we may never have the opportunity to see again and it really was a huge help having some things booked for us when we arrived.  

We had a fabulous time, it was a bit of a once in a lifetime trip. We met some great people and learnt a lot while we were away, it was a challenging holiday rather than a relaxing one, but it was great in every way.” Amy Byrne and Andrew Cato (2014)

“The trip was great, Holly. Thank you so much for organising everything. I can’t fault anything from your end.

Overall I would say it’s an amazing country. It’s just so unique, however, tourism is booming and it will be interesting to see how the country copes!

For someone who likes to see completely different cultures and get around by walking, bicycle, motorbike, I had a great time.” –  David Ang  (2014)

“I had a fantastic time. The tour was fantastic, all the local staff looked after me very well. They were always ready to go at allocated times and helpful and it was nice walking around with them and they had lots of info to share. It was high class treatment. I saw all the really big sights so was very lucky to go. Inle lake and Bagan are incredible. That resort on Inle lake is really nice too.  Before I had even finished the tour I had recommended your company to a friend and some family members. It was an excellent experience.

I also made it to most of the restaurants you recommended. They were indeed great restaurants. I was in really fantastic hotels, too. Thank you once again.”- Simon Bruck (2013)

The trip was great. Everything went to plan. The guides were excellent, each quite different in character but all knowledgeable and polite. The drivers were all courteous and cheerful. We found each location fascinating – it’s difficult to reconcile their recent history with such a diverse culture and unassuming people.

I am surprised how much of the country, the people and their culture we experienced in such a short time – it seems like we has a month there not 6 days.

Thank you for giving us a great experience. It was very well organised” – John Burgess & Athita Tesamarth (2013)