Anoush Seifoddini, the founder of Mystic Tours, is an Iranian born Australian who lived in Turkey for 9 years and has travelled extensively in Iran and Turkey.

travel agents sam anoush in the snow in Iran

Although Anoush is an engineer by trade he has been in the travel and hospitality industry for over 15 years. He has worked with some of the largest tour operators in Turkey as well as small boutique operators. Since moving to Australia in 2009, Anoush has shared his local knowledge and expertise with hundreds of travellers.

Mystic Tours is a result of Anoush’s passion for personalised travel services as well as boutique tour operations.

Mystic Tours works with the most respected tour operators in Iran to bring you the very best handpicked small group tours.

“I believe travelling in small groups is the best way to gain real insights into a destination, which is why our  tours are a maximum group size of 10 people, respectively. Or if you prefer independent travel, we have the experience in-house to design a fantastic tour tailored for you.”

Let our local knowledge and passion for travel create an incredible journey for you!

Why Iran?

Take an Iran Tour and you are likely to experience the hospitality of strangers like few other places on earth. Home to one of the world’s oldest civilisations, it has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years as more tourists than ever head to this idyllic part of the world.

From hiking and skiing in the Alborz and Zagros mountains, to beach holidays by the Persian Gulf or just sipping tea at Isfahan’s prestigious Imam Square – There is an Iran tour experience to suit every taste.

With 22 listed UNESCO World Heritage sites and a rich tapestry of architecture and design, visitors hoping to be wowed won’t be disappointed.

Did we mention the food? With a variety of ethnic groups and influences, it’s worth testing your taste buds on a range of cuisines from bedouin fare in the desert to far more contemporary spreads inside busy city restaurants.

Iran is safe and friendly too. No matter which Iran tour you join, you’ll discover locals who are eager to showcase the heart and soul of the eclectic country they call home.

Why Mystic Tours?

Mystic Tours is the only Iran tour specialist in Australia run by Iranian travel experts and is member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and accredited under its accreditation scheme (ATAS).

The Iran tours offer unique itineraries with expert advice, guaranteed departures and the promise of small groups with no more than 10 people.

Private Iran tour itineraries can be provided by an in-house expert who will also take care of visa pre-approval for all passengers.

Mystic Tours offer all-inclusive Iran tour experiences with no hidden costs. Each Iran tour package includes airport transfers and all sightseeing entry fees, breakfast and lunch.

We also offer a future proof guarantee – acting on advice from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), with full refunds available in the unlikely event that Smart Traveller website advises ‘do not travel’ to Iran. Tour deposits are also refundable in the case of a visa rejection.

Air tickets and travel arrangements in other destinations booked by Mystic Tours are subject to vendors’ cancellation policies.


We’ll get a visa pre-approval reference number for all our Iran tour passengers through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The reference number can be either used to take advantage of visa on arrival arrangement at the cost of 150 Euros per person to be paid in cash at the airport or you may send your passports to Iranian embassy in Canberra to obtain a visa sticker. This option currently costs $160 (AUD) plus postage fees. Please visit Embassy’s website (www.en.canberra.mfa.ir) for more information regarding the second option. All above fees are subject to change without notice.

Application for the visa pre-approval can be submitted 90 days prior to passengers’ arrival date. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to receive the visa pre-authorisation and clients must allow another 2-4 weeks visa process time if they wish to obtain their visa through the Iranian embassy in Canberra.


Mystic Tours has access to some competitive airfares with various airlines for flights to the Middle East and Europe.


Mystic tours is an authorised agent for CoverMore, CHI (underwritten by Allianz global) and NIB travel insurance companies offering competitive, discounted travel insurance policies with an eye on detail to make sure all aspects of your travel arrangements and health requirements are covered under the provided travel insurance policy and at the same time it is accepted by Iranian authorities as a part of visa approval requirements.