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Everything about Iran travel guide

Iran is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. Having a history of 2500 years, Iran is filled with historical sites belonging to different eras and ages. When we plan a trip to a completely new culture and country, it might seem an easy job at first, just find the best sights and pack your bag, but it’s not everything, at least not about Iran.

As most of you know Iran is a Muslim country, therefore Muslim travelers might know much about our habits and cultures. But for someone from Europe, America, Africa, or even eastern Asia there is a lot of mysteries and unknowns. It's not a bad thing to travel to a country you don't know anything, on the other hand, it might even make it more fun and interesting. But that's not the whole picture, of course, follow us till the end of this passage to find out more.

The purpose of this article is to explain the most important notes about traveling to Iran.

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The first note in Iran travel guide is Iran Visa

Visa for Iran is almost available for all countries. If you are going to travel to Iran you should check out the list of countries that can have VOA, meaning Visa on Arrival. The Islamic Republic of Iran has made the process of coming to Iran easier by VOA. So if you are one of those countries that are available for VOA do not hesitate, book your ticket and come to Iran to have the best vacation.

Second, get to know Iranian culture and rules better!

If you are planning a trip to Iran, whether it’s a business trip or just an adventure you should know at least a little of our culture and obligations. For example, the first rule is hijab. Hijab is one of the most important rules that you should be aware of before coming to Iran especially for women. If you are coming to Iran as a traveler, you should know that in here women cover their hair and they are not able to touch the opposite unfamiliar sex. In the Iran Travel guide, the most vital thing you must know is the hijab.

Also, Iranian people have so many other cultures as well. For example, one of our unique and fun cultures is Tarof. Tarof happens when someone out of kindness asks you to be his guest or have dinner with him and insist on it or repeat it a lot of times, but you should know it’s only Tarof and he is not forcing you.

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People in Iran are so friendly, they may even ask you to come to their houses and stay during your journey. Also, it is wise not to trust anyone soon but you should know that it's their habits! If you are traveling to Iran in groups you should know that the best way for surfing Iran is to have Iran tour. First, plan for the cities that you want to visit and then you can choose Iran travel agencies and ask them for your favorite tour with Iran travel guide.

Each city of Iran has its special sights to visit. But as a traveler in a limited-time, no one can visit all of them, but the important ones are located in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd.

In Tehran, you can visit Milad Tower, Tabiat Bridge, Golestan Palace, Treasury of National Jewels, Carpet Museum of Iran, and Jamshidieh Park. Shiraz as the city of poets has Pasargadae Persepolis, Eram Garden, Nomad, Arg zand, Nasir-Ol-Mulk Mosque, Hafez tomb, Saadi tomb, and so many other magnificent Esfahan the capital of Safavid age, you should pay a visit to Shah mosque, Si-O-Se-Pol (thirty-three bridges), Vank cathedral, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Chehel Sotun (forty columns), Menar Jonban, and etcetera.

There are a lot more astonishing places to visit on your trip to Iran. If you want to know more visit our "cities info" page.

Third, do not forget the souvenirs!

Iran's souvenirs are different from one city to another. You may know the exact meaning of souvenir but you may confuse it in different cities. In some cities like Isfahan, souvenirs are mostly handicrafts but there are also various types of delicious delights which you can buy as a souvenir.

Buy buying them, you can have a great impact on the Iranian economy. You can buy souvenirs as the trophies on your trip.

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The currency in Iran is confusing!

 You should know that as a foreigner you may confuse the currency in Iran. It is not so hard to learn but because almost all places are having two currencies you should know them so in cases you want to buy anything they cannot charge you more.

Currency in Iran is Rial but there is also another one which we call it Toman. Each 10 rial is one toman. Currencies of Iran are the important notes in Iran's travel guide after hijab.

  The transportation

Iran has a system of transportation, similar to almost all other countries. Here drivers are a little bit in a hurry so don’t be afraid, you will get used to their driving's after a day or two. You can use Iran trains, buses, and airplanes if you are going to travel from one city to another and you can use a taxi or Tap30 (Iranian version of Uber) if you are going to go somewhere inside a city.

In Iran we have two kinds of taxies, first one is called Darbasti and the second one is the normal taxi. Darbasti is like the ordinary taxies we have all around the world and is more expensive than what is called normal taxi in Iran what people call a normal taxi is completely different from the idea you have of Iran, normal taxies pick up 4 different people and get them to a fixed destination (like a bus but with only 4 passengers), so if you want to have the normal taxi you had in your own country you should take a Darbasti.     

Get to know different Iran travel agencies

As mentioned above, Iran is one of the countries with a high tourism amount in a year. So if you are coming to Iran and you want to have a memorable trip we highly advise you to pick a tour from Iran travel agencies.

There are different tours which travel agencies can offer you. It depends on you and your travel mates and your destination. If you are coming to Iran for a cultural trip you should surely visit Isfahan and Shiraz, otherwise, if you are going to have fun it's better to choose the northern or southern parts. If you are planning to come to Iran, we offer you Gapa Tour. There are so many different packages in Gapa Tour which we can give you the info about them before you come to Iran.

It doesn’t matter if you are traveling to Iran as a group or you want to travel as a solo, you can choose Gapa Tour. You can choose your destination and we can surely offer you some best tours you can ever experience. In our packages, we offer our customers full tours which are containing accommodation and transfer as well. Based on your budget, we are going to offer you the best choices that you will have when you travel to Iran. With Gapa Tour, your trip to Iran will be safe and sound!

Iran travel guide and safety!

A common question that comes up to our mind when we want to visit Iran for the first time is our safety.

To answer this question, we should say that Iran is highly safe, and there is nothing to be worried about. We know that nowadays there is some news about the unsafety of Iran but almost none of them are right and Iran is as safe as all other countries in the world.

For more certainty you can visit Trip Advisor website and read the lovely comments, our former passengers left us. You will see that they experienced a calm and safe trip with Gapa Tour.

Iran accommodation

Iran has so many five-star super luxurious hotels that will provide you all the services necessary for a dream trip. These hotels are usually located in the capitals of the provinces and hotels in the rural areas are called Mosaferkhane and they are more like the Motels.

Make sure you choose a trustable Iran travel agency so that your accommodation would be in the best Iran hotels. Gapa Tour operators provide the best place for you and your companions to stay in.