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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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Sadly, I lost contact with a couple of Syrian friends in 2011 (I remain hopeful they are safe or got out) but I was able to keep in contact regularly, by sms or phone, with a friend in Latakia. Now I can't! Does anyone know what the current situation regarding telecommunications is? I'm in Australia.

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Hi all,

We are looking into the cost of Iranian visas for our trip - and they seem very expensive! Am I right in thinking that there are two fees - the one you pay a company to get you the code number, and the one you pay for the visa - currently £150 for British citizens? It seems insanely expensive!

Thanks

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Hi all,

Me and my girlfriend are planning a 10 day trip to Iran in Easter 2017. We were planning on buying the Lonely Planet guidebook until we noticed that it was published over four years ago - in 2012!

Are there any other guidebooks that you would recommend?

Thanks!

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Could anybody comment on the credit card and ATMs situation in Iran, now that sanctions have been lifted?
I would not like to walk around with large amounts on cash money, and I find it difficult to estimate in advance how much money I will spend in Iran.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi,

I'm going to Iran for 2 weeks in October and I'm trying to book a hotel online for the first couple of nights i.e. just emailing directly. I've been doing this for a week now and I've heard nothing back from any of the places I've tried.
Has anyone had this problem before? Or is there a specific central site I need to book through? I'm also emailing some of the LP recommended ones

Many thanks

D.

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Hello,

We are looking for suggestions for an 11 day itinerary of Jordan (2 adults and 2 kids aged 9 and 8). We fly into Amman on 1 December at 2:00pm and fly out of Amman on 12 December at noon. I understand getting a Jordan Pass (includes visa and 40 sites incl Petra) is the way to go for the adults. I also understand that kids under 12 get into all sites for free but we will have to get them a visa on arrival at 40 JOD???

In terms of the itinerary, we would like to at least fit in the main…

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I will go to Iran in October/ November and want to use the time to train Jiu-Jiutsu. Does anybody know kontaktinformation to such clubs ?