Iran Tours: FAQ
Iran Tours: Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about travel to Iran including travel tips, how to stay safe while travel in Iran, where to go, what to see, what to do and more.
Are these trips Iran private tours?
Yes, most of these Iran tours are made so that only you, your family, and friends will travel together. You will not be traveling to Iran along with people you never met. But, we also have Iran group tours available if you’re interested.
when you buy a tour to come with your family. This will be a private tour, where you will have private transportation and a guide during the whole trip. Iran tour packages price change depending on the number of days and the quality of hotels. Consequently, a tour in 3 -star hotels will be cheaper than a luxury tour featuring 5-star hotels. The trip cost gets cheaper depending on the people that travel with you since the transportation price will be divided by everyone.
We have also group tours in specific dates that you can check with us .
When is the best time to visit Iran?
There are ideal temperatures across most of Iran from March until end of May and then again from early September to mid November.
How is the climate in Iran?
Iran has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. January is the coldest month and August is the hottest.
Do I need a visa to travel to Iran?
For travel to Iran a regular/Visa along with passport is mandatory.
Are credit cards accepted widely in Iran?
Due to the imposition of financial sanctions international credit cards are not currently accepted in Iran. It is advised for travellers to bring cash with them. You are able to bring your money in Euro or Dollars and exchange your money in the reliable exchange offices in main cities, and at the airports.
Which is the best city in Iran to visit?
The classic route of Iran goes right into the heart of the country. The four major cities along this route include tehran , isfahan , yazd , shiraz .
Is it safe to travel to Iran?
Despite the engineered picture projected in the mainstream media Iran has always been safe for tourists.
Is it safe for women to visit Iran?
All women while in Iran are required to follow the dress codes prescribed form women in Iran. This means wearing a headscarf and not allowing the skins on your arm or legs to be shown while in public. There is also gender segregation of public transport. Following these laws will mean women will generally have no issues when it comes to safety. Iranians are renowned for their hospitality and as a visitor you will be invited to many people’s houses for dinner or lunch. This isn’t as forward as it may seem in other countries and is generally a sign of respect to the guest.
Could you please tell me if there is any limitation to travel to Iran as an unmarried couple?
There is no limitation for unmarried couples to travel to Iran. They can stay at the hotel in the same room without any problem because the hotels won’t ask about your relationship.
How about drinking alcohol? Is there any limitation about this?
In Iran, according to the rule, you are not able to drink alcohol or buy it from black market.
Can i use my cell phone in iran?
Contact your cellular telephone provider to determine if your phone operates on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and what, if any, activation may be required.
Is there Internet access in Iran?
Yes, there is Internet access everywhere! In hotels, coffee shops and most restaurants you will have no problem accessing Wi-Fi and some carriers offer decent 3G Internet.
Our company will give you an Iranian sim-card with a limited date. This way, you will have Internet access in the streets during your tour. If your data will finish, you can ask your guide to help you to recharge it.
Please keep in mind a point regarding the social Apps (Media) in Iran: You can use What’s app, Linkedin, and Instagram in Iran easily and without any restrictions. BUT Facebook, Telegram, and Twitter are blocked in Iran.
What to wear in Iran? Please tell me more details about the dress code of Iran. Do I cover my hair when I come to Iran?
Obeying Islamic rules including Hijab or Islamic dress-code is necessary in Iran. However, these rules are not observed very strictly, especially for tourists and foreigners. You must not worry about maintaining your hijab since in times you have forgotten about it, the maximum penalty will be a request (usually in a kind way) to make it correct.
It’s a completely false belief that wearing must be dark in Iran. There is no limitation in this respect and we recommend you make sure using light colors in summer.
Is it safe for US citizens to visit Iran?
US citizens will have to have their itinerary and tour guide approved beforehand. Sticking to the itinerary is part of the conditions of visa approval, so sticking to the itinerary and the instructions of the tour guide will ensure that there are no problems. The Iranian government is highly sensitive for historical and political reasons of any foreign involvement in the political process, in particular this applies to the United States. Avoiding political demonstrations and making any public political statements is another way to avoid any trouble.
Otherwise, Iranians will be keen to demonstrate their hospitality to US citizens and will offer to host them for lunch or dinner. Hostility towards particular actions of the US government, doesn’t stop the people of Iran having nothing but the warmest feelings for Americans themselves.
Can I travel independently to Iran? Do I need a guide to travel Iran?
Most people are able to travel independently within Iran, without any guide or official guidance whatsoever. US and Canadian citizens, however, need to have their itinerary and tour group approved beforehand, which will require an officially sanctioned guide. However, as part of the itinerary it is possibly to include free days, which if approved, will allow for free travel.
Is it permitted to take photos of historical sites and people in Iran?
Rules on photography depends on the place. Many mosques will allow photography inside and outside. Some museums will not allow photography inside but will outside. Generally, if it is not permitted, a sign will indicate. Restrictions are placed on photography of government and military buildings. For people, when taking photos of specific people, it is always better to ask for permission. Often this will led to a positive response, many Iranians like to pose for photos.
Can I buy souvenirs like Persian rugs in Iran?
Because of the rich culture of Iran, you can find various handicrafts there. You will have many options to choose as a souvenir in each city in Iran such as Iranian rugs, saffron, pistachios, carpets, and handmade crafts.