About Us

From an excursion to an Travel Organization

From an excursion with friends to an exclusive travel organization specialised in the ancient Iran.


Spring 2018

In 2014 Ashkan went on a trip to Iran with a group of friends to show them his country. He gave his friends a tour of a few days and they found Iran to be one of the most exquisite countries they had visited. These positive and overwhelming reactions made Ashkan decide to share this experience with more people. He wants to diminish the gap between Europe and Persia by giving people the opportunity to experience the true Iran and its rich culture. That is how Persintravel was created and since then 

there have been journeys each year with different types of groups. In the past years Persintravel developed into a travel organisation that provides you with the opportunity to travel to this ancient country and discover its beauty through culture, architecture, landscape, food, ambiance, and interaction with the locals. Persintravel’s goal is to create a bridge between the curious westerner and the very hospitable population of Iran. You will be amazed by the hospitality in Iran.


Summer 2017

Summer 2016

What makes Persintravel stand out is the fact that you will travel with tourguides that are born in Iran and raised in The Netherlands and therefore have great knowledge of both cultures. The guides speak Farsi, Dutch and English, making the communication during the trip very easy for you. Persintravel differs itself by offering an all-inclusive program at very concurring prices. We offer group tours of 12, 14 and 27 days and

collaborate  with multiple organisation to offer specific type of trips.  We have specialised tours with the Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam, for which students receive student points. Also we have business trips together. We can also provide help in organising your individual trips and you can book different tours, for example a desert tour or a trip together with a specialised guide. 


Summer 2015

Summer 2014
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Our Team Members

Ashkan Khani
CEO, Organizer and tour guide

Ashkan is the founder of Persintravel. Although traveling trough Iran and showing his country to foreigners is very satisfying, his passion lies with architecture.

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He is a graduate architect at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. Ashkan is born in Iran and has finished his elementary school there. At the age of eleven he moved to The Netherlands along with his family and has been living in Utrecht since. He has great knowledge of both cultures and speaks Dutch, English and Farsi. Ashkan has more than four years experience in travelling with large groups and has good knowledge of the sights that you will visit during the trip. Due to his architectural background he is able to provide you with a different point of view in regards to the very beautiful sights in Iran.

Marjolein Koster
Communication and blogger

Marjolein Inspired by reading books about Iran by Persian-Dutch writer Kader Abdolah and by pictures from Iranian friends, Marjolein got interested in this country.

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In 2016 she travelled through Iran and fell in love with its beautiful mosques, hospitable people, the delicious food and the breathtaking nature. Marjolein always wants to share her experiences and passion with others and within Persintravel she will do that as a communication officer.

Abbas Bairam
Busdriver

Abbas is our busdriver. He lives in Iran and has more than eight years experience in travelling with touringcars. He knows Persia very well and is working for Persintravel

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for four years now. Also, he just became a father to his beautiful son.

Niloofar Mahmoudi
Tourguide individual tours

The city of "love, roses and nightingales" - this is Shiraz, the Iranian home of the 27 years old Niloofar. Niloofar herself is just as open and hospitable as her 

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hometown. At the same time, her career path did not look very touristy: she has lived in Germany for 3 years (Düsseldorf) where she studied the German language. After that she returned to Iran, where she studied architecture. She is also educated to be a tour guide which she is now already for a long time. She is very interested in languages, other cultures and in discovering them with other people.

Mehregan Meysami
Contact in Iran

Mehregan is a visual artist based in Tehran, interested in history and philosphy. She is born in 1990 in tehran, after completing a bachelor degree in Architecture from Tabriz 

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Art University. She went to Los Angeles to pursue a BFA in Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She currently makes video arts and short films, dealing with the convergence of poetics, language, and landscape. Due to her great passion for ancient sites and historical buildings she manages eco camps and tours around Iran.



Ashkan Khani
CEO, Organizer and tour guide

Ashkan is the founder of Persintravel. Although traveling trough Iran and showing his country to foreigners is very satisfying, his passion lies with architecture.

Read more 

He is a graduate architect at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. Ashkan is born in Persia and has finished his elementary school there. At the age of eleven he moved to the Netherlands along with his family and has been living in Utrecht since. He has great knowledge of both cultures and speaks Dutch, English and Farsi. Ashkan has more than four years experience in travelling with large groups and has good knowledge of the sights that you will visit during the trip. Due to his architectural background he is able to provide you with a different point of view in regards to the very beautiful sights in Iran.

Marjolein Koster
Communication and blogger

Marjolein Inspired by reading books about Iran by Persian-Dutch writer Kader Abdolah and by pictures from Iranian friends, Marjolein got interested in this country.

Read more 

In 2016 she travelled through Iran and fell in love with its beautiful mosques, hospitable people, the delicious food and the breathtaking nature. Marjolein always wants to share her experiences and passion with others and within Persintravel she will do that as a communication officer.

Abbas Bairam
Busdriver

Abbas is our busdriver. He lives in Iran and has more than eight years experience in travelling with touringcars. He knows Persia very well and is working for Persintravel

Read more 

for four years now. Also, he just became a father to his beautiful son.

Niloofar Mahmoudi
Tourguide individual tours

The city of "love, roses and nightingales" - this is Shiraz, the Iranian home of the 27 years old Niloofar. Niloofar herself is just as open and hospitable as her hometown.

Read more 

At the same time, her career path did not look very touristy: she has lived in Germany for 3 years (Düsseldorf) where she studied the German language. After that she returned to Iran, where she studied architecture. She is also educated to be a tour guide which she is now already for a long time. She is very interested in languages, other cultures and in discovering them with other people.

Mehregan Meysami
Contact in Iran

Mehregan is a visual artist based in Tehran, interested in history and philosphy. She is born in 1990 in Tehran, after completing a bachelor degree in Architecture from Tabriz Art University.

Read more 

She went to Los Angeles to pursue a BFA in Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She currently makes video arts and short films, dealing with the convergence of poetics, language, and landscape. Due to her great passion for ancient sites and historical buildings she manages eco camps and tours around Iran.