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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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Hi everyone,
does anybody know of a Sarafi at MHD airport that would be open on a friday?
We just figured out we'll arrive in Mashhad on a friday morning and are unsure whether the few rials we have left from last year's trip will be enough for the first day's expenses ...
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi all
I'm flying to Isfahan next week and got some questions; Does anybody know the approximately costs for a Taxi from Airport to Pol o Park Hotel nearby the River? And is there even a possibility to change money at the airport (for sure only small amounts, e.g. for paying the Taxidriver) is there also a possibility to buy a simcard?

Thanks for your answers.

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i was in Iran at the beginning of the year and was told that ATM,s were on the way.Have they arrived yet.

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So, we have an opportunity to go to Shiraz and surrounds during Eid. A week in total. I am starting to do my research now hence on the TT to get some insights.

Travelling with my wife and kids (9 year olds). Forecast suggest top of 35 c during the day dropping down to mid 20's in evening and mornings. Does that sound about right? Is there anywhere in the vicinity that is a little cooler (at altitude for example) where we could stay. We are coming from the Gulf where is is scorchio at the…

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Hi

a friend and me visit Iran in September.
We plan for th first day to travel by train to Esfahan then to Kermal and finaly to Shiraz and later back to Tehran.

Is it possible to book the trains just a few hours before depating? Or do we need to book all in advance?

How are your experiences for riding trains in Iran?

Kind regards

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Helo,

After landing at IKA, where is the best place to exchange euros?
Also, in general, is it possible to make payment in euros?

Thank you. :)

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So, some of my questions have already been raised and answered here on Thorntree, but some posts are/could be outdated or perhaps others may have different experiences/advice, so I hope you don't mind me asking again. Here they are:

  1. Euros or Dollars
    • Also, where's the best to change money (especially at the airport when I arrive) Any advice on denominations (10/20/50/100 bill notes?)
  2. SIM card
    • I understand it's easiest to get one right at the airport on…
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Hey Road Runners!

I'm planning an adventure across Iran, where I want to go from Shiraz all the way to istanbul! So I was planning to buy a bike in Shiraz and sell it in Istanbul.

Do you know where and how much a bike would cost? Nothing too fancy but robust, needs to do 3500+ km well, I was thinking a second hand one within an affordable budget. Also nothing too cheap as I do not want it to break down every-now and then. Thou i love off-road, i was thinking on a road bike.

Thanks all fou…

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hi anybody with firsthand experience,
I have a few queries:
1. is bottled water safe in Iran and how widely is it available?
2. do I need to bring toilet paper with me?
3. what about soap and shampoo in the hotels?
anything else I need to know in this category ..
thank you