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
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…
Dear fellow travelers
Which currency is better to exchange in Iran: euros or US dollars?
Is it true that only brand new, recently issued, large denomination banknotes are generally accepted?
I've checked public holidays, Ramadan and weather, but I'm just wondering if there are any other specific times of the year that we should avoid travel in Iran (if we are able to avoid it). Are there any times that are particularly busy periods when it is difficult to travel around/book buses and hotels, etc.?
For example, in Malaysia every beach/holiday/touristy type place is booked out during Malaysian and Singaporean school holidays.
Thanks for any comments.
I'm considering traveling to Iran, and as an American, I think I need to use a travel agency. Has anybody tried out Discover Iran tours -- the price and the itinerary are pretty much right -- and if so, how was the experience. Does anybody have other recommendations?
My recent trip to Iran Sept-Oct 14. Amazing trip, loved every minute!
Full report with photos https://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/gillg/Trips/26191
Summary- Trip Length- 26 days
Itinerary (slightly different to starting out itinerary)-
Tehran- Golestan Hotel 2 nights
Mt Tochal Trek- Shirpala Mountain Hut 1night
Tehran- Golestan Hotel 1 night
Mt Damavand Trek- 3 nights
Tehran- Hotel Shahr 1 night, Hafez Hotel 1night
Shiraz- Golshan Traditional Hotel 2 nights
Deh Mord Village-…
Just wondering if there is anyone out there who would like to celebrate Christmas with us in Iran. Our families are on the other side of the world so we would love to have lunch or dinner with some new friends on Christmas Day to celebrate the Christmas spirit. We will be in the vicinity of Shiraz or Yazd but would be willing to travel somewhere within reasonable distance.
If anyone has any recommendations of what we could do on Christmas Day, that would also be appreciated.
I just wanted to share with you my recent experience in Iran. I was hitch-hiking for a month and half in Iran. I was short in cash despite I knew that international card are not working in Iran. I heard about some agencies or luxury shops who offer you Rial and instead you have to use you credit card to transfer money to their international accounts, off course with a huge commission of around 20%. Than a Dutch friend of mine introduced her reliable Iranian friend who used to be a…
I am currently in Iran. I have a flight from Shiraz to Mehrabad airport on 20 Dec. and will arrive Mehrabad airport on 23:00. In the next morning, I have a flight back to istanbul on 21 Dec, 6:20 am. So I'd like to go straight to sleep in a hotel nearby IKA but I couldnt found any. (have booked Enghelab hotel on that night and considering cancel it since I might only have 2-3 hours to be in the hotel.)
Any suggestion? I have read somewhere here that you should be there at least 3 hr…
Me and two friends (all Australian) are planning to go to Iran in February. We are keen to get a VISA on Arrival at the airport. Is this easy enough for Australians?
We would also like to extend the VISA for another 15 days so we can stay in Iran for 1 month. What is the best way to go about this, if its possible!
Thanks so much for any help