Meet the friendly face, driving force and passion behind NZ Travel and Tour – Mehdi Shariati.
A highly experienced and qualified tour guide in both Iran and New Zealand, Mehdi has travelled extensively across his homeland and in more than 22 countries.
Hailing from Mashhad in Iran – Mehdi is from Iran’s holiest city, famous for the shrine of Imam Reza with its golden domes and minarets that are floodlit at night. An outdoor enthusiast, Mehdi always dreamed of living in New Zealand and made Wellington his home in 2013. Since then he has gained qualifications in Tourism and accreditation with ProGuides NZ, and in 2016 established NZ Travel and Tour specialising in small bespoke group tours.
At the heart of NZ Travel and Tour is Mehdi’s genuine love of sharing Iran with others. Many customers often comment that the highlight of their trip is “Mehdi” and his enthusiasm to share his local knowledge with the group. Many feel like they are being shown around by an old friend. Mehdi lives and breathes quality customer service – and strives to go above and beyond to deliver a trip of a lifetime for his clients.
With his intimate understanding of the Persian language, culture, ancient sites and people, Mehdi would love to help you discover the beauty of Iran.