Has anyone got the phone number of Dizin Hotel, Iran? Either the numbers on the internet doesn't seem to work, or no one picks up. When we filled up the form on the hotel website, we don't get any response.
We tried booking through an agent, but the payment method is via another country to a different entity, no mention to the services we are paying for is permitted, invoice is shoddy, and we feel uncomfortable with the whole arrangement. Is there a way we can verify that the agent and the payment is genuine?
Feeling frustrated with the whole thing but it is too late to cancel our travel plans.
Hi, my husband and are interested to visit Iran.
1. When is the best time to go? We want cool season and not short days.
2. Should we arrange and pay for the tour package online before we arrive?
3 How many days/weeks should we spend there?
4. We have 3-4 weeks to spend. Should we travel to neighbouring countries as well? If os, pl recommend.
I will appreciate if any of you can share your experiences with us. Thkq
I was there 2 weeks ago, and got a 30 days visa on arrival at IKA airport.
I didn't really need it, nor asked for it, they just gave it.
I had a Greek passport, without any preauthorization code. They didnt ask about photos, hotel, or anything, just very quiet procedure.
Only be careful on the application form, there was a place to write a name of sponsor-address - tel, so I wrote of my hotel manager's.
The cost of visa was 60 euro.
I couldn't understand what happened with health insurance, I had my own, showed them, they didn't seem to care about that.
Anyway, things are getting easier, and hope to improve rules for all passports, since the news say it is only for some, yet..
Also, while travelling, I was approached by 2 seperate survey people, who were making study of how to increase tourism (one in Shiraz and one in Yazd). Things seem to be changing, slowly though...
It is a great country, with great people, do go there!
happy travels to all!!!!
Do you know if there is a bus from IKA airport to city?
I find conflicting info on the internet, for both yes and no...
Hotels always say there is no bus, and offer a pick up service, about 25$...
If you have experience on that, or any other info (time schedule, cost) please do mention about it!!
hi travelers out there!
I'm flying next week to Iran (planning for a VOA at Tehran airport), and wanted your advise and recommendations regarding the feasibility and rewardness of doing the trip in low budget / backpacking terms.
So this means no tour group, stay at simple hotels / hostels, walk a lot, use public transport etc.
Do you think this is easy to be done, could I find and book on the ground cheap choices (which I 'd prefer) or should book ahead? It must be low season now...
The main cities to visit are Tehran, Yazd, Shiraz, Esfahan (in 2 week trip, solo) and I'm mostly interested in seeing life there, traditions, feel a bit of the atmosphere of the country, maybe get out of the city here or there....
If you have experiences, recommendations for simple hotels at these cities (no luxuries at all, just clean and safe) or any travel suggestions, please do share, as many as you like!
Also, it would be very convenient if I could find train tickets on the spot, I'm a kind of train traveler when possible, do you think it is easy?
all the best!
Hi there! I plan to fly to Tehran in October and get a VOA at the airport, for 15 days stay. I wonder if it is reliable to get that kind of visa, and if I should have an pre-authorisation code. I read at threads that you basically need that code to get visas at home country, but is it necessary for VOA? Also, the return ticket, or hotel bookings are important to have booked and bring printed reservations in advance? (I plan to have return ticket)
It is mentioned that some travelers got a VOA with just an one way ticket - then if so, must be a bit relaxed situation? Although not all internet posts are good news.
(My passport is Greek)
many thanks, looking forward to hear some experiences and recommendations!
I'm looking for the addresses or names of the best jewellery stores in Grand Bazaar, Teheran. Can you help me? Thanks !
Anyone knows the price, timetable and where to get a bus from Tehran to Baku?
we are planning to shoot a documentary in Amol in october. We are looking for a place to stay; hotel or homestay. There is practically no information on the internet. There are some hotels near the Caspian See, but we are really looking for a place in the city.
i am looking for a driver who speaks per/eng and i accommodation in Teheran.
Could be that we travel to shiraz, Mashhad, Bandar Abbas... For one month.
Could you please suggest me something? What are the prices of driver with a car and accommodation? Is it better to stay in the hotels or privat or apartments...?
Thank you in advance.
Hi I am planning to travel to Iran during the first week of September. I will arrive by airplane to Tehran, spend 3 days there and then I would like to visit Isfahan and Shiraz. I will return from Shiraz to Tehran by airplane but I don't have any idea what will be my transportation from Tehran to Isfahan and then from Isfahan to Shiraz. Anyone knows what will be the best way to do this route? On the other hand is it worth visiting Isfahan or to travel directly to Shiraz? any tips and hints in general for travelling to Iran? Thank you all in advance.
any one no of a cheap tour company plz?
Does anyone know if Sara Airlines still operates Boeing 707 ? Or any other airline in the world perhaps
I am a young Iranian American woman and am interested in travelling to Iran on an Iranian passport
next summer (summer 2016). Since my relatives live in Tehran, and I would be needing to travel to the smaller
cities, like Esfehan and Shiraz and Kashan, I heard from Iranian woman living in America that I cannot stay in hotels as woman alone on an Iranian passport. The Iranian intersection also told me that I cannot travel to Iran if I am an dual citizen on an American passport. (I know foreign woman can stay in hotels alone in Iran). Is there any other Iranian American woman out there willing to make the trip with me? It is legal to stay in a hotel with another woman over there, not another unmarried male. I have been to Iran before (to Tehran) when I was fifteen, but would now like to explore a bit outside of Tehran. If so please contact me on the forum and we can exchange emails.
I am from Pakistan and have a proper Pakistani Passport, I want to get the Iranian nationality, Is it possible ? what will be the process?
Syed Mehmood Raza
Hello, I'm a Swedish uni student with an Iranian father (whom I permanently cut all ties with a year ago) and recently found out that him being Iranian makes me a dual Swedish-Iranian citizen.
Now, I am expected to go to Tehran with my university for an informal event, and need to know: I lack any form of Iranian ID and my father fled Iran illegally. So, if I enter with my passport and a tourist visa on arrival, can Iranian authorities see in their System that I'm an Iranian citizen?
If there is ANY way they can, I have to arrange the renunciation of my Iranian citizenship, which I have already contacted their embassy in Stockholm about. I will NOT enter the country if I cannot assure that I will be treated exclusively as a foreigner while there.
I am going to a international waterpolo tournament with the national Team of Austria, in which I Play to Teheran for a week starting 22. May till 30 of May. two weeks later, on the 14th of june I am leaving for the United States for a holiday in california. Do you think I will have any problems that I have visited Iran, or because of the Iranian visa in my passport? I also already have my ESTA from a trip to the US in december last year so there is no Need to do another since ist valid for two years right?
thanks in advance
I am planning a trip in September to see Susa, Choqa Zanbil and Haft Tappeh but was wondering whether I shall base myself in Shush or Ahvaz to see the sites. Which one is the better place as base? My plan is to take a bus from Isfahan and then leave for Kermanshah after visiting the sites.
Has anyone done this before? Any idea whether there are buses from Isfahan to Shush.
Also anyone has done the route from Shush to Kermanshah and if yes, what time was the bus left Shush for Kermanshah?
Hi everyone! We'll be visiting Iran in May and we want to travel from Tehran to Shiraz. We want to do that by overnight train. However, booking a domestic train from outside Iran seems to be quite impossible. Can someone here proof us wrong and please show us how to book a train?
anyone no if i can treval in Iran do all the tour by my self as a british woman or i need tour company? I only speak english do I have to speak Farsi?
any one no if there's a hostel in Iran b in Tehran plz?
Does anybody know if its ok ATA Carnet to entry Iran by car? Thanks
I'm hoping to visit Iran at the end of December for 10-12 days. Because I'm American, I have to have a private guide and going solo is very expensive. Is anybody else interested in joining? I'm looking to do a cultural/historical tour of central Persia.
hi im a British white woman I have been invited by friend and family in Tehran in 5wks for a weeks holiday and wondered if need a visa for short stay please help as would be much appreciated thanks
I want to visit my friend in tehran we are both female. I realize because im american i need a tour guide my main concern is spending time with my friend not seeing the sights. Is this possible if i must have a tour guide?
Does anyone have experience with booking.ir? Thanks
I plan to take the bus from Tehran to Isfahan. Can anybody tell me where the Isfahan bus station is located, is it in the city or is it outside the city. Is it possible to get taxi to city centre from bus station.
Also I will take the bus from isfahan to shiraz, same question, is the bus station in shiraz in the city or outside.
If anybody has any other hints/suggestions etc for taking these bus trips I'd love to hear them.
Hi everyone. Does anyone know some website for searching hotels in Iran, but some with normal prices, not luxury. All I found were expensive. Thanks
Is there daily flights from Tehran to Isfahan & Isfahan to shiraz ?? How much it costs on January normally ??
Do u got any website to know this ?? Please advice
I am going with my wife and I'm just wondering what I should expect to pay for both of us for a private tour over 10 days?