Iran Tours & Activities hand-picked by local experts
Why Travel to Iran?
Iran is an incredible place to visit. The lure of steep mountains, beautiful coastlines, and endless, rolling deserts is strong. About a million historical sites exist in Iran, according to the statistics of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (the ICHTO). It is obvious that even the most interesting of them can be visited only after numerous trips to this country, These trips are all the more pleasant because visitors to Iran never leave it without cherishing memories of its wonderfully hospitable people. Every Iranian city has some special fea tures that distinguish it from other towns, and in every corner of this spacious land there is something to marvel at and to enjoy. In addition, a relatively small number of tourists to Iran gives the visitor a chance to wander around the world famous sites, getting an almost private view of them. So if you want to get a first-hand experience of this fascinating and welcoming country, visit Iran, and do it now.
Why Iran Tour?
SURFIRAN can provide you with any sort of tours to Iran from all around the world, whether as an individual, a couple, a family, friends or as a group. We can provide what you are looking for. We have a support team who provide quick assistance to your customers in real-time, who would be happy to receive any questions you may have or help with the booking process.
What are the Alternatives to Group Tours in Iran?
People are free to arrange their own trips to Iran, however, SURFIRAN also provides a customised Iran tour option, so a private tour to Iran can be arranged which suits the needs of an individual, a couple, a family or a group of friends.
When is the best time to visit Iran?
Spring is often considered to be the best season to travel to Iran, as it is warming up and nature is coming alive again after winter. However, travelling during Nowruz, which begins March 21 and tends to last for two weeks, can be a problem for foreign tourists, as a lot of Iran is shut down for holidays. Autumn also offers moderate temperatures for travel. In summer, the weather can get quite hot and in winter, the opposite, so the best season can be a matter of personal taste.
Why Iran Travel Tour?
Wherever you are in Iran, the country’s blanket of charm and originality will be integral to the experience. Whether it’s beach or mountains, mosques or monuments, there’s an irrefutable feeling of being immersed in local culture. This manifests in many ways, exemplified by the myriad of unique experiences you can find across the nation.
Meet the People
The Iranian People: The people are really the highlight of Iran. They’re warm, outgoing, friendly and hospitable. They’re definitely not a shy bunch. Many young people will just walk right up to you and introduce themselves and shake your hand, ask you where you’re from, and welcome you to Iran. Click for Iranian hospitality tours.
Esfahan, Half of the World
Isfahan is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Esfahan Province. The Persians call it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half The World”. Due to its beautiful hand-painted tiling and magnificent public square, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Today, textile and steel mills take their place. Its architecture, tree-lined boulevards and relaxed pace make it one of the highlights of Iran. Click here and read more about Isfahan.
Yazd, located between the Dasht-e Kavir and the Dasht-e Lut deserts, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is known for the wind towers, or badgirs, built on its houses and for the beautiful weavings created by its craftspeople. Yazd is also the original home of the Zoroastrian religion. Zoroastrians believe in an all-powerful god called Ahura Mazda. Ahura Mazda is represented by fire, which Zoroastrians believe he created. Click here and read more about Yazd.
More than any other ancient site in Iran, Persepolis embodies all the glory — and the demise — of the Persian Empire. It was here that the Achaemenid kings received their subjects, celebrated the new year and ran their empire before Alexander the Great burnt the whole thing to the ground as he conquered the world. Click here and read more about Persepolis.
Chogha Zanbil is an enormous ziggurat located in Iran and is one of the most impressive monuments of modern Khuzestan. It was built about 1250 B.C. by King Untash-Napirisha to honor the great god Inshushinak. The site is more than three-thousand years old, and is in remarkably good condition. It is also one of the only ziggurats built outside of Mesopotamia. Click here and read more about Choqa Zanbil.
Iran is home to a diverse and distinct cuisine that has evolved over three millennia, influenced by both the arid environment and the changing cultures that have swept through the country. The result is a cuisine with great regional variations depending largely on locally available produce – think camel kabab and dates in the desert, fish on the Gulf coast and a huge variety of vegetable dishes (with meat, of course) in the fertile Caspian provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran. Read more about Persian Foods
The best time to visit Iran
Generally the best time to visit Iran is during the spring and autumn. There are ideal temperatures across most of Iran from March until May and then again from late September to early November. Meanwhile, winter is best avoided because temperatures can become very cold.
Visa for Iran
Whether you need a visa depends on where you are from and where you are travelling to. Citizens of around 60 countries do not need a visa to enter Iran for travelling purposes for various amounts of times. Most other countries citizens can gain a visa on arrival from most of the major airports in Iran, although for peace of mind they can also apply for visas beforehand. Visas on arrival for most countries only allow for a stay of 15 days. For US and Canadian citizens due to lack of any consular services in Iran, must have prior approval of an itinerary and tour operator before applying for a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most tour companies will take care of this for you. No citizens of Israel are permitted to travel to Iran. People who have an Israeli stamp in their passport will also be denied entry. All citizens except for Israeli can travel to Kish Island, a popular tourist island, without a visa for up to two weeks.
Iran Tours to Deserts
Iran is a land of stunning landscapes, endless skies, barren deserts, rugged mountains and spectacular wildlife. Iran desert tours and desert safari explores some of the most remote areas of this fascinating land — areas rarely explored by others, making this a true journey of discovery. From the dunes of Lut desert to the dramatic Kalouts of the Shahdad. Click here to see Iran desert tours.
Iran Wildlife Tours
Iran’s diverse landscapes and varied climate are reflected in its many national parks and sanctuaries, each offering its own slightly distinct wildlife experience. From desert of Lut to Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests the country supports a huge range of both unique species and those passing through on their annual migrations. If you are interested in Iran Wildlife tours click here.
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