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About TAP Persia

Safe travels, unsurpassed experiences and a lifetime of memories. That is our purpose, that is our mission. As a group of young travellers, adventurers, writers and artists, our goal is quite simple: to welcome foreign guests to the heart of Iran and make them feel at home. We pride ourselves deeply on our customer service. Our team works every day to make sure your travel and stay in Iran is as effortless as possible.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our website and services.

It is our pleasure, and indeed privilege, to welcome you to the beautiful land of hospitality.

One Team, One Dream

Everyone knows Iran has thousands of years of history. It’s people and cultural have had a deep global impact throughout history. We want to take you on a journey, through land and time. Our biggest goal is to share with you a side of Iran you have never experienced before. TAP Persia is a massive collaborate effort by not only our wonderful team, which you can read more about below, but also our many hundreds of partners which make all these experiences possible. We have selected the most sociable, accommodating and knowledgeable individuals to handle each part of your Iran experience so you can focus on having the time of your life.

How We Work

TAP Persia is a full-service tourism service provider. We offer a complete selection of accommodations starting from cheaper options such as traditional houses, guesthoueses, eco-lodges, and one or two star hotels all the way up to luxurious hotels. We also provide urban and suburban transportation, experience-centric tours, tour guides and of course custom trips and tours based on your personal style and budget. Solo travellers, backpackers and even hitchhikers have greatly complemented our site for helping their journey go without a hitch. No matter your budget, we provide affordable and hospitable options for every step and part of your journey and stay in Iran. You can call us at any time with any questions that you may have.

Our Team

Hadi Naji
CEO & Founder
Having studied and worked as an IT consultant in Malaysia for the better part of the last 8 years, Hadi built a reputation for his work ethic, enthusiasm, and creativity. He is also a life-long traveller and global adventurer. However, over time, having felt homesick for the cultural richness back home, Hadi decided to move back to Iran. Wanting a challenge, he decided to try his hands in the tourism industry. It was here that he found his passion. Along with a dedicated team of artists, writers, travellers, and enthusiasts, Hadi helped create tappersia.com, one of today's foremost Iranian travel and culture websites. The goal was, and always has been, to create a service capable of showcasing the live and beautiful details of Iranian people, their cities and their cultures.
Rasool Zabihi - TAP Persia
Rasool Zabihi
Co Founder & Marketing Manager
An advent Couchsurfing host and traveller, people usually call him “Rassel Backpack” or RB for short. Having been a constant traveller all his life, Rasool has had the opportunity to interact and learn from hundreds of people from dozens of cultures and backgrounds. He is also a prolific reader, consuming at least one book per week. Having worked in a variety of different positions in the past, Rasool decided to get involved in the tourism and hospitality industry. It was here that he had the opportunity to work with tappersia.com, allowing him to display and present Iranians in a whole new light.
Amir Hamidfar - TAP Persia
Amir Hamidfar
Co-Founder, Operations & Content Manager
A life-long resident of the US, Amir has been a traveler all his life. After traveling the states, he decided he needed to gain a new world perspective. He made the move back to Iran in 2016. It was here that Amir fell in with the unique people and culture. This led him to make the decision to stay and live in the Iran. Amir works on keeping TAP Persia up to date with the most recent consent along with producing videos and other forms of media.
Shahab Shabani
Shahab Shabani
Content Creator & Copywriter
Shahab is a literature lover and creative writer. From a young age, he found himself deeply in love with international novels and persian poems. His love for persian cuisine, encouraged him to travel around Iran to taste local foods. Joining TAP Persia was the perfect opportunity to use the experience from these travels to write articles about Iranian local foods and pursue his dream of presenting Iranian culture and literature to the world. He is a die-hard movie fan and an amateure chess player. Shahab loves learning new languages as he believes if we learn about other languages and cultures, it will strengthen our faith in one another and make the world a better place.
Erfan Salehi
Erfan Salehi
Content creator, photographer
After graduating from engineering school with lots of awards including the award for outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention in science and technology, Erfan took the step to learn more about other cultures by traveling. Soon he felt this responsibility to show the world how his homeland, Iran, really looks like. He has put so much effort into this matter that he is known as the cultural ambassador of Iran among his non-Iranian friends. His passion for photography along with creativity in writing helped him to employ images in order to tell a new story. He currently writes articles about food, culture and life all across Iran.
Ali Vaseghnia
Ali Vaseghnia
Content creator, photographer
As a frequent traveller, Ali has always had a strong passion to express his affection for his homeland and Iranian culture to the world. Traveling around Iran and several other countries has given Ali the opportunity to understand different cultures and ethnic groups around the globe and has made him eager to explore the world as much as possible. His traveling experience has made him admire the matchless potential for tourism development in different parts of Iran. After understanding the efforts TAP Persia is putting in introducing Iran to travelers and developing the tourism industry in the country, Ali happily joined the team with the vision to share his travel stories with everyone else and to present Iranian culture, history, and nature to the world.
Kian Kamalian -TAP Persia
Kian Kamalian
European Relations
Convinced of the vast unfulfilled potential of the Iranian tourism industry, Kian has co-founded TAP Persia in 2016. An economist by education he had lived and worked in Europe as business consultant for several years. As an experienced entrepreneur, Kian represents TAP Persia in Europe, developing it’s marketing and expansion strategy. Kian is passionate about growth acceleration of businesses and devising both successful and sustainable market penetration strategies, frequently in emergent markets where challenges are many.
Vahidreza Barati - TAP Persia
Vahidreza Barati
Content & Multimedia Producer
Being a huge movie fan from a very young age, Vahid pursued his dreams of becoming a movie maker by getting into art school and finishing his B.A. in theatre directing. He is currently a M.A. student in Isfahan, majoring in Cinema Studies. He has also written and translated a couple of plays. At a young age, Vahid moved to the UK following his father’s studies. He lived in the city of Bristol for more than four years where he became fluent in the English language. After coming back to Iran he spent his time working with computers and followed his passion of photography. He is now a self-taught photographer and videographer, a video editor and a content creator for TAP Persia.
Mansour Damanpak - TAP Persia
Mansour DamanPak
social marketing and SEO expert
As a graduate of Industrial Engineering, Mansour has always enjoyed developing his problem-solving skills. Being dedicated to technology and everything related to computers and internet was the initial reason for him to develop his English language proficiency.
Mansour is a huge fan of the open source movement. His endless desire for IT was the main reason to join the team as social marketing and SEO expert.
Mina AghaAminiha
Web Designer
Mina started started working with computers at a very young age. As a teenage blogger, she wrote about her daily activities and experiments with robotics. Later, she participated in many team-based robotic championships such as Kharazmi Robotic Battle and the Amir Kabir Raad Cup. Being a hardware engineer did not stop her from pursuing her passion for software development and entrepreneurship. She helped organize and host many events such Global Entrepreneurship Week in Isfahan, various TEDxSalons, and several IsfahanPlus Meetups. Mina is a Freelance Web Designer and cooperating with Start-Up teams for the last three years. She loves swimming, hiking and bicycling.
Negin Khoei
Senior Advisor
Content marketer and customer support, Negin wears many hats. As a 22 year old industrial engineering student, she started working with TAP Persia to help with both internal and external matters within the team. Negin loves solving any and all problems that may come up, always ready to handle the most difficult situations. She took several classes in history and tourism management, becoming an official tour guide very soon. Most of the time, she uses her energy and charm to help support our travelers via Whatsapp or online chat to answer any inquiries they may have.
Mozhgan Faramarzi - TAP Persia member
Mojgan Faramarzi
Digital Marketing Executive
Mojgan has a great enthusiasm for social and international relations. After graduating and working as a mechanical engineer, she decided to study marketing and management as her second Master’s degree. Working at TAP Persia provided her with a great opportunity to build on top of her passion for international relations as well as her new interest in marketing. She is a huge performance art fan and loves pilates. Nature has always thrived her to walk through and discover its beauties; this is an amazing leisure for her to spend time outdoors to get relaxed and absorb nature's energy. She enjoys reading psychology books and novels.
Sohrab Khatibzadeh
Head of Nature Tours
A nature surveyor and environmental activist, Sohrab is an avid explorer of Iran’s vast and incredibly diverse topography. He has been a highly active Eco-tour guide for the last 3 years. After earning a BS in environmental engineering and an MS in biodiversity, Sohrab began to extensively travel the Iranian landscape. Using his wide knowledge of scouting and mapping, his mission is to discover new and untapped attractions for all travellers and adventurers.
Ali Mazaheri
Nature & Cultural Tour Guide
A sociable and energetic mechanical engineering student, Ali’s biggest passion is learning and discovering new languages and cultural. By the time he finished his studies, he has created a large and extensive network of friends throughout the world. These days, Ali reads and researches about the cultural details in historical monuments and architecture. His favorite Iranian landscapes include forests in the north, and the desserts in the west.
Hamid Reza Bani
Google Trusted Photographer
After retiring from the Isfahan Steel Company, Hamidreza started to take his hobby of photography much more seriously. Today, he has not only a highly ranked and trusted Google photographer, but he has won a whole list of national and international competitions. His is passionate about nature and architecture photography. Hamidreza is also a member of the prestigious Isfahan Photography Association. Along with contributing most of the gorgeous photos on TAP Persia, he also helps show untapped parts of Iran through his lens.
Peyman Soodmand - Mrpersepolis - TAPPersia
Peyman Soodmand
Nature & Cultural Tour Guide | Shiraz
Famously known by his online nickname ``MrPersepolis``, Peyman is the leading authority on many ancient archaeological sites. He specializes in offering advice and services for travellers looking to visit Persepolis, Necropolise and Pasargadae. Him and his team of young, energetic tour guides all have an academic and professional background in tourism management. Peyman has a burning passion for Persian history, something you will notice quickly when you first meet him. Peyman and his team actively seek to offer the most unique experiences so be prepared for a post-modern, traditional and local adventure.
Amir Kaffash
Nature & Cultural Tour Guide | Yazd
Known as the ``Prince of Yazd``, Amir is a remarkable expert on Southern Iran. After graduating from Iran's version of MIT, Sharif University of Technology, Amir came home with fresh eyes and was inspired by Iranian history, nature and culture. He received his tour guide certificate from Tehran Ataland Institute and continued to work towards his passion. With over 5 years experience as a professional tour guide in Yazd, he has earned a reputation for being knowledgeable, intriguing and outgoing. What Amir wants to show is the deeper part of society. Besides his job working in various environmental and biotechnical labs, he hosts and guides all week in his ancient historical hometown of Yazd.
Amir Farahnasab - TAP Persia
Amir Farahnasab
Wildlife Specialist & Ecology Consultant
A PhD student in environmental science, Amir is a specialist in the field of habitat and biodiversity. He is a certified lecturer under the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization. Amir currently teaches Wildlife and Ecosystems of Iran to Iranian eco, geo and cultural tourism students. A renowned ornithologist, ecologist, botanist, and wildlife biologist, Amir is also a professional wildlife and birdwatching tour guide. His research interests include the mammals, birds and plants of the Iranian Ecosystems. Amir travels Iran’s diverse ecosystems to collect all sorts of field data on herbal and animal species to share with nature lovers and enthusiasts.

Our Ambassadors

Ivana, Slovakia
Social Media Manager
Dina Malyana - TAP Persia
Dina Malyana
Content Creator
Rachele, Italy
Content Creator
Martin, Argentina
Video Producer
Júlia, Spain
Translator & Content Creator
Manon, Netherlands
Translator, Content Creator

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We happily & openly invite everybody who is interested to take a part in our project. If you are a creative person and like to introduce your area or culture, contact us or sign up as a partner.

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