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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,
I'm cosidering exploring Iran by motorcycle this summer. Does anyone know where in Tehran I can buy a decent used one, to be sold later, and what are the formalities involved? Is this a lengthy or otherwise difficult process for a foreigner? What is the price range? Thanks!

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We were 6 friends and family for 3 nights. When we arrived no re odd of our booking, not to bad but a sign of disorganisation.

This place seems to cater for groups.

The rooms were very basic and need of a touch of paint and a good clean. In one room impossible to open the window so a staff member had to do it thus damaging it and making it impossible to close for the rest of the stay !

Trying to get clothes cleaned was almost impossible. The guy at reception could not say when it would be…

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Hi,
I'm a german mountaineer and love trekking in nature and culture regions,
and I'm looking for the best itinery for 4 weeks in Iran, with public transport.
I'll arrive from Armenia in the beginning of July, so here are my ideas -
and I would love to get comments... or maybe better ideas... or any other helpful hints. Thanks!!

Border crossing from Meghri to Kordasht
Jolfa (St.Stephanos Church)
Lake Orumiyeh & Tabriz
Climbing Mt Sabalan
Takht-e Soleiman
Tehran
Trekking in Alborz Mountains, Climbing…

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Thanks to all of those who answered my question regarding the best time to photograph Persepolis. Now I know I will go early in the morning and late in the afternoon, because different panels and subjects will get the sun at different times, so I will give a try two times.
Researching information about this I find out that the apadana stairs are covered with a big metal structure that provides shade for the visitors. Also I find out that because the stairs are facing different directions get the…

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I will be going to Persepolis soon. I know the golden hour is the best time for photography. But which one is the better one ? the one in the early morning or or late in the afternoon? I mean when it comes to Persepolis. Specially for all nations gate and some of the caeved panels by apadana staircase etc? Thanks in advance for your answer

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Although there seems to be lots of people who have travelled from Tabriz to Erbil by bus, it doesn't seem to be much info online about the reverse journey. So is there anyone who have gone from Erbil to Tabriz by bus recently who could share some advise like bus timetable and bus company office location ecc.

Thanks in advance guys!

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Hi everyone,

I have three months (or more) ‘spare’ from July and I was thinking of travelling from Iran to Turkey overland, concentrating on the north of Iran (I have already done the highlights on a previous trip), Armenia, Georgia, and Eastern Turkey (again, I’ve done the highlights albeit many years ago).

I’m looking for any comments or input from your own experiences.

Also, a couple of general questions:
. I’m a solo female - is it any tougher than other countries?
. Anything specifically…

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Any comments about, or suggestions for visiting Choqa Zanbil?

Also: my impression is that this is far enough away from the Iraqi border for safety to not be an issue. True?

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I am trying to get clarity on how long the eVisa process (Visa-on-arrival process) actually takes, even how it actually is done.

Can anyone who recently entered Iran as a tourist using the eVisa process hosted at https://evisatraveller.mfa.ir tell me how the process worked for them? It would help if you could give the country you are from, the airport you entered Iran (and ideally the airport you travelled to Iran).

I am intending to fly to Shiraz from Qatar. I intend to leave Iran overland…