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Recommended Visa Agents

Within the previous 12 months the following three Visa Agents have received positive reviews from genuine travelling Thorn Tree members.

Persian Voyages www.persianvoyages.com

Pasargad Tours www.pasargad-tours.com

Touran Zamin www.touranzamin.com

My own positive experience in obtaining a visa authorisation code was with Pars Tourist www.key2persia.com

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VISA ADVICE FOR TRAVELLERS GOING TO IRAN

Several Thorn Tree members have had trouble in the past securing a visa to travel to Iran.

Our expert on Iran Andrew Burke has written an article with the most up to date information on how to get a visa to travel to Iran, please check it out before posting a question on Thorn Tree:

How to get an Iranian visa

We strongly advise travellers to do some research and consider carefully which agent they choose to go with and to allow enough time between the application and the time of the trip to…

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Irancell opening hours

Hi all,

I'll be travelling to Iran solo in April and getting 3G for Google My Maps will make my trip a lot easier.

May I know what are the operating hours for the Irancell office at IKA (i'll be touching down at 5am) and I've heard that 3G is fairly slow, will I be able to use google my maps reliably?

Regards,
Aaron

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Itinerary question (stupid, stupid question)

Hello everyone,

I have a super stupid question. I feel bad even writing it but I need some sort of reassurance, i suppose.

I have submitted my application for auth code for my Iranian visa through a travel agency and, as y'all know, they ask for an itinerary. I came up with a 30 day itinerary but didn't really think it through. My stupid question is: once in Iran, do I have to stick to this itinerary? My travel wits tell me "come one, girl. Obviously you don't." but then I get uncertain.

So,…

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Booking hotels online in Iran

Hi everyone,
I am onloy in early stages of looking at Iran as a destination in late summer and have looked at several sites to see hotel prices in various cities and am getting the message that these dates are booked out etc....I have put in many differents dats in Junly, August and September just to have an idea. Does anyone know why this might be? Is it because it is not reccomended to travel to Iran that the sites are blocked i9n general and I need to book by phone? I have looked at Tehran,…

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Zagros mountains

Hi
we will travelling to Iran in May and want to visit the Zagros mountains for a couple of days.
who knows about good places to visit and also where to go for hiking.
There are not many information on the web or also the LP guide book so everything that can help us to arrange the trip is welcome.

Took anybody the trainf from Andimeshk to Dorud? Is it worth to do it?

Ben

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rock climbing in iran

Hello, we would like to go to iran, to visit the country and rock climbing...anyone of you has some info about rock climbing spot near shiraz?
I found a lot of info about bisotun, but we will stay in shiraz, so we need a nearer place...
Also, some suggestion for women cloth for climbing there?
Thanks a lot!!
eli

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Traveling in Iran as U.S. passport holder (Without a guide)

I'm planning a trip to Iran sometime near the end of June. As a U.S. passport holder, I have read that I will need to travel with a guided tour. I am hoping to not have to do this and wanted to gather some insight to the situation. What if I'm able to acquire my visa but don't book a tour through an organization? Will I be stopped at the border of Turkey if I'm on my train without said guide? Several travel friends ( EU passport holders) have mentioned never being stopped within the country and…

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SAFE

Checked a couple country travel guides/information and both stated not to travel to Iran. Just how safe a place is Iran to visit. Are the major tour companies going there or have they suspended operations?

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Irun2Iran

Does anyone know anything about Irun2Iran travel agency? I was looking at their World Heritage Tour, but can't find any reviews on LP from people that have been on their tours.