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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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sorry about another visa question but im in istanbul now close by the iran emabssy . i have a right to the visa on arrival (New Zealand passport )but i want to arrive by land....
if i got to the consulate here tomorrow , is there any chance i can get the normal visa ? what would i need to have /bring , would it cost the same as the 145 euros at the voa office? oh yeah ....and fix it in one day :)

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Hi All!

Headed to Iran in November, and I'm very excited! I received my authorization number from my travel agency, however, I was wondering about the visa application here: http://www.daftar.org/forms/visas/101.pdf

There is a question on the form asking 'Please Enter The Name & Address Of Two Of Your Friends Or Relatives In Iran'. I don't have any friends or relatives in Iran, so I was thinking of just listing the hotels I would be staying at on this line? Anyone else who's run into this same…

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hi with the new visa on arrival , they have not seemed to mention if arriving by land boarders. i will be in Erbill kurdistan and i have heard that it is not possible to cross there and get the voa.... but i have heard that it is possible to cross by land and the get the voa from armenia. Does anyone know about coming from turkey , can i get the visa on arrival at this boarder ? thanks

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Hi,

In october I want to visit lake Urmia, to take photos of the lake. I want to stay as close to the lake as possible. Because of the protection of the lake I know this is difficult.
Lonely Planet describes the Deniz Bari resort. I contacted an Iranian agency to make a reservation but they said there is no room available anymore. I doubt this but so far the hotel does not respond.
Does anybody know a good alternative to stay for two nights close to the lake? And what are the beste places to…

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For several years since I have heard how great a trip to Iran is, I've been researching it. I hear that it is the most educated country in the Middle East, one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and that the people love Americans.

Finally, I may go this next Spring.

I have also read website and blogs that say although an American is required to have a guide and exact itinerary (unfortunately, since I'd prefer to travel independently, stay in homes, etc) that usually the guide will leave…

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Hello there,
My wife and I will be on an organized tour of Iran in December, and as there is no ATM or credit card availability we are trying to pinpoint as accurate a budget as possible. We are being told that meals there AVERAGE about $20USD per person. I find it hard to believe that Iranians exist with a cost of living higher than expensive countries such as the UK or Singapore. We love eating local too, is this actually the cost we should expect or can it be done for cheaper? We greatly…

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Just got back from an amazing (but very short) 11 days in Iran. It was the most wonderful experience ever - I really wish we had gone for longer, and definitely hope to go back some day! A big thank you to everyone who helped me while I was planning this!

Just writing to share some things from my experience:

Visa, as a British / Canadian citizen - I'm Canadian / British, my husband is British, and we were keen to travel independently so we went with the agency lots of people on Thorntree…

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does anybody have names of hotels in Tehran for about 50 US dollars,also what is a good guide book.Lonely planet is way out of date and a new one is not due till August 2017

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Depending on passport there is visa on arrival or ally in the embassy requirements so need to check. Since I had to get it ahead of the traveling it took not time to get through immigration, longer line was for Iranian passports.

When you land you can get sim card on arrival just outside the gate at IKA and $10 (exchange into reals at the departure level) gives you plenty of air time however coverage is spotty and getting required bandwidth is a challenge. But Google maps worked all the time. I…