FAQ

Will my cell phone, smartphone or PDA device work 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.

Can you backpack in Iran?

Backpacking, as a concept, is not as well known in Iran as in Europe or Australia, so specific backpacker hostels do not exist but this does not make backpacking impossible, in fact, some of the conditions make backpacking ideal For20 to 40 US dollars a night you can get rooms at budget hotels, which include breakfast, transport is inexpensive between cities, as is food. As a guest, you can also expect to be offered food. So, a traveler on a budget can expect to have a bit more comfort in Iran than in a lot of other places. Hitchhiking is not common in Iran, however, so don't expect people to know what you are looking for and remember the thumbs-up sign in Iran is like giving someone the middle finger in other countries, a sign of disrespect.

Can I bring medication? What procedure do I need to follow?

You may bring prescription and over-the-counter medications to Iran, but we recommend you carry these in their original bottles and/or packaging.

Is there Internet access in Iran?

In Iran, Hotels have internet access. Some websites, such as Facebook and Twitter blocked. The list of blocked websites may change without prior notice.

Isn’t it cheaper to arrange the trip myself?

Well, it wouldn't be the case for Iran, here most hotels don't have websites and won't answer properly also transferring money to Iran is a real hassle because of all the sanctions. Also with our years of experience and connections, we can assure you of the services and prices we can provide you with. You're in good hands with us

When is the best time to travel to Iran?

It depends on what you want to do! In most places in Iran, summer is hot and winter is cold, with snow in some places. During the month of Ramadan, it can be difficult for travelers as many food stores are closed during the day. At times around the Iranian New Year which occurs on March 21, more people inside Iran go on holiday, so it can be more difficult to secure accommodation.

Do I need a visa for Iran? And how hard is to get an Iranian visa?

Whether you need a visa depends on where you are from and where you are traveling. Citizens of around 60 countries do not need a visa to enter Iran for traveling purposes for various amounts of time. 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 day.

Is Iran safe for travelers?

Tourists’ perception and subjective concerns from one hand and the realities on the other hand about a destination are sometimes on opposing sides. Do you feel insecure when making a decision to travel to Iran? Are your perceptions influenced more by the facts and actual risks or the effects of media propaganda? Apart from the effects of media, we understand that tourists tend to have less fear of traveling to destinations with which they have a cultural affinity in terms of religion, language, customs, and the like. The higher the level of true knowledge and experience of Iran and its people’s hospitality, the higher the likelihood of perceived security about the country. For more information about different aspects of security in Iran, please read the Lonelyplanet. It argues that in Iran, “violent crime against foreigners is extremely rare and, indeed, they are unlikely to be treated with anything but courtesy and friendliness”; this applies to all international tourists.