How to Visit Iran
If you are going to get to Iran as a dream destination to spend your holidays, Iran can be your best choice. As Iran is less familiar to most tourists it can seem a little bit confusing. But do not worry at all, Iran is a worthy country.
The first off and most important step is to gather various information about Iran. For this purpose do some intense Google search for accurate sources there are various sources such as Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and various travel sites that can be a great help to get to know Iran. All resources can help you, whether they are travel companies or personal accounts.
The cost of a tour is the most important part of your trip.
The previous sources( Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Web sites) can inform you well. There are also various consultants on the Trip Advisor site who will provide you with useful information for free. Do not miss these tips. It will be safe and reasonable if you plan to use the services of travel agencies for a pre-arranged tour. Try to figure out the costs involved. If you want to go with a prearranged tour, then you might as well contact multiple sources and compare the fares.
Try to contact Iranian travel agencies for better prices. This could save you up to 60% in total.
Iran allows nationals of more than 50 countries to obtain a 30-day visa upon arrival at one of these airports: Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport and airports in the cities of Mashhad, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Ahvaz, Kish, Qeshm, Kerman. Urmia, Bandar Abbas, and Bushehr. If you like to get your Iran visa on arrival (VOA), you can apply for your visa at one of Iran's international airports. But If you are American, British, and Canadian passengers you need to be on a guided tour. You can arrange your own private tour without the need to be included in a big group.
There are different written Travel guidebooks about Iran.
These really help you to arrange a great tour of Iran. You should study them if wants to learn more about
Where to go
What to see
When to go to Iran
How to book your hotel and more.
Try to do this trip with a friend.
It will give you several benefits, such as lower costs and more security. You can book your hotels on the spot. Most hotels in Iran will accept you without a reservation( you can take lower prices from tour operators)
The cost of public services such as taxis, buses, and trains in Iran is very cheap. With careful coordination and planning, you can use the best services at a low price. Use the Royal Safar, Tavoni #1, and Seiro Safar Buses that all provide good services at a very low cost(around 1$ per 100KM)
Make a list of where you want to go or visit by looking it up on the Internet. Use guidebooks, Travel agents' websites, or personal sites about Iran. Iran Tour tries to do the best for you.
Get a guide, if you need one, the hotel reception can help you well. The local guides can inform you as well about the historical sites, people, culture, and all you need to know.
If you need a car, ask your hotel. It is safer. Also, there are different Taxi apps like itaxi, Snapp, Tap30, Carpino, and more that are safe and affordable.
Try to improvise. Go to the countryside and to the villages. Hiking, skiing, and taking as many pictures as you want.
Accept any invitations you may receive from people on the street if they want to invite you to their homes. It's quite unusual in western culture to do that. But in the east, that's what people do for foreigners all the time. You get so much hospitality, friendship, and good food that you probably don't want to go back to your hotel anymore.
You can bring your Cell phone, can get local SIM cards, and use the internet. A local SIM card for 5$(chargeable). It is cheap and gives you tons of minutes.
Bring your laptop, if you really need it, but you should know that is going to be a hassle since there are tons of computers all over the place Hotel, Cafe nets, Shops, etc
A lightweight slim camera will be the best for you. But if you are going to have Instagram or professional photos, prepare your best. You can take the most beautiful colorful Instagram photos in Iran.
Although there are different government and religious orders for Hijab, many people use the latest colorful models of clothing without any restrictions. Tourists are freer in this regard.