Who we are!
More about our team:

In the professional field we only have one goal in mind - trying to make wonderful lifetime memories for our travellers

Though their lifestyles are so different outside work, the team have super close friendships with each other, however this is no surprise due to the countless days they have travelled together.

Neda Kazemi


Growing up as a child of a Persian father and Dutch mother, Neda is fluent in both languages and knows her way through both cultures. With an interest for cultural diversity it was an obvious choice to study anthropology, and through her research in Iran, Neda developed an intense love and passion for her homeland and its people.
Starting Ciran at the age of 26, with the inspiration of her father, Neda has uncovered many lifelong friendships and bonds with the warm hearted people of Iran.

Including her family (Iranian husband and daughter) in the professional part of her life has always been very important for Neda.

"My only wish for Ciran is to give our travellers an enriching experience of a lifetime, discovering my land and her hidden treasures"

Aziz Khalaj

Mountaineer and nature guide

Aziz is a well known mountaineer who has climbed summits from the Everest to the Mont Blanc. His caring and extrovert character has given him friends in all corners of Iran. When he is not in the mountains, Aziz is either cooking for his family, spending time with friends, watching international soccer games or being interviewed on TV for his mountaineering expertise.

Only with his support from the beginning, Neda has been able to show the travellers, it even the most isolated places of this ancient land.

Janet Egberts

Janet joined a tour in 1997 and instantly fell in love with Iran. Ever since she has become part of the Ciran team, assisting with marketing in Holland and administration duties while on tours. Janet always remembers to bring coffee for the road!


The best driver of Iran, our Ali!
Since 1996 Ali has been the team's most important driver, never failing to make everyone laugh while taking them safely to the next destination. Ali takes pride in his bus and all the good memories it holds. When he's not with Ciran, Ali spends his time running a trendy restaurant in the heart of Tehran with his children.

The Ciran team is also made up of many other guides and specialists that help make the trips magical...


Mostafa Vatankha


Rafat Salari


Nasser Mostafavi


Kamelia Karbalai


Leila Kiani


Fatemeh Zareh


Mohammad Shahdad


Elham Halvaii


Adel Ramezani


Hamid Ebrahimi


Elaheh Mahdavi


Ali Jome Ganbari


Alidoost Farzi


Mohammad Hosseini

Across the borders we also have many other amazing guides who go out of their way to share the beauty and culture of their country.


Iran is een land van behulpzame en gastvrije mensen