Trekking Iran’s Lut desert: a wild, remote adventure – in pictures

Iran’s Dasht-e Lut with its giant dunes, salt plains and kaluts provides an epic journey of breathtaking beauty and wilderness, as seen in these images from a 15-day trek with Secret Compass

A motorcycling adventure across Iran: ‘the standout attraction is the people’

Riding a trail bike 3,000 miles across Iran took Lois Pryce through spectacular scenery, but it was the warm hospitality she encountered along the way that made her fall in love with the country

Holidays in Iran: readers’ travel tips

Our well-travelled readers pick Iranian hill villages, palaces and guesthouses, plus unusual events such as ancient athletics and ritual mourning