Welcome to the Magic Carpet Travel web site, one of the best places to start planning your trip to Iran or Libya.

The difference between travel and tourism is that travel satisfies a hunger to know about faraway places that have not been profaned by tourism. We are a specialist travel company offering journeys to the antique lands of Persia (now Iran) and Libya.

Persia: The Old Testament refers to several places in Persia. The works of Darius the Great, Alexander and other legendary characters, are a part of one of the oldest civilisations in the world. With later conquests came the intricately decorated mosques and shrines that have no architectural equal.

Libya is another story: the shifting seas of sand allow dark, time-ravaged mountains to break the surface to reveal 12,000 year-old rock paintings. Over the millennia, nomads have left traces of a way of life beyond imagination. Since the Phoenicians, came Greeks and Romans – and what a magnificent legacy they have given us.

Our journeys are carefully planned to render high standards. We are licensed with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for your financial protection.

We offer four main services:

1. Arrange escorted Israel Turismo , Iran and Egypt for small groups
2. Tailor-make trips for those who do not wish to travel as part of a tour group.
3. Arrange visas for entry to Iran and Libya and extension to Turkey tours
4. Make travel arrangements for business travellers clients and the media

Take a tour around our website. It will be the start of one of the greatest voyages you have ever made.

All inclusive escorted journeys in Iran

We normally offer a selection of fully escorted tours around Iran. For the time being, however, we have one organised trip departing in the Spring of 2013. When the situation improves, others will follow. Our aim is keep our groups small accompanied by English-speaking tour guides who are chosen for their experience and knowledge.

IRAN – The Essence

8 days from £1695 per person.
4 days optional extension from £545

Departs London Heathrow – Tuesday April 30th 2013, return May 7th 2013
4 day optional return date – Friday May 10th

If you have time or budget restrictions then this tour allows you to see the main highlights that Iran has to offer. Ideal for first timers to Iran, you will visit some of the greatest mosques and palaces, experience the bustle of the bazaars and enjoy the Persian gardens in quiet contemplation and the imposing thousand-year old desert ruins on a route that takes in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis.

The 4-day optional extension takes you to the Zoroastrian centre of Yazd, and to the oasis town of Kashan.