We were looking for a very authentic experience, where we would not only see some cultural highlights but also feel the iranian culture and be among the iranians. For these reasons we booked our Shiraz tour with local guides, and they did not disappoint at all! We had a young iranian lady as our guide, who was so much more than just a guide. She was genuinely interested in us, showed us Persepolis, invited us to her house for diner and introduced us to her beautiful family. Such itinerary may look dull on paper, but Local Guides really managed to understand the interest of us as client and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide and better look at the iranian culture! Also the contact via e-mail with Sal went flawless. Local Guides is a very young organization, and perhaps that is also the reason why their service was so incredibly personal, and their staff so enthusiastic, and I only hope that will not fade with time. But I am sure that anyone that would book in the next year with Local Guides will be as honored as we were to have been among the first clients of Local Guides in Shiraz!