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“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

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Imagine a land of blue domes, earthen wind towers, colorful tiles, ancient palaces, and mirror-filled shrines. Now add the smell of orange blossom gardens, the taste of traditional dishes, the liveliness of oriental bazaars, and the mystery of mysticism and spiritual music. Now top it all off with something even more special: the warmth and unbelievable kindness of a welcoming people and the sweetness of their deep-rooted customs. This is what a trip to Iran sounds like! Read on to find out more about Iran Tour Packages and Holidays!

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What Makes Iran Tours Charming

The Hospitable People

For many travelers, Iran’s main attraction has been its people! These warm-hearted people have redefined hospitality. Smiley faces who approach for a friendly chat, offers to sit down for a cup of tea, or even invitations to enjoy a meal in the warmth of their homes are just a few of the common occurrences you’d experience on your Iran tour.

The Deep-Rooted Culture

Thousands of years of history have blessed Iran and your Iran tour package with an amazingly rich culture that’s in display on every corner. In the elegant architectural masterpieces, in the unique artworks, in the literary achievements, in the mystical depth, in the long-lasting customs, and in the diversity in the traditions and lifestyles.

The Ancient History

Your trip to Iran will be a walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest names and tracing the remains of the world’s oldest empires. Relics as ancient as 5000 years turn Iran into a precious museum that shouldn’t be missed for the world.

The Diverse Nature

Isn’t it incredible that Iran enjoys such a diversity that traveling around it, you can experience cold snowy mountains, hot sandy deserts, dense green jungles, and scenic beaches altogether?!

Our Iran Tour and Holiday Packages

A dedicated and passionate team of travel experts has been crafting, experimenting and rewriting Iran travel itineraries for years to suit your convenience, pleasure, and fulfillment. That’s why you now have a wide collection of perfectly-planned Iran tour packages to choose from. You can even customize any of these Iran itineraries and make it fit your picture of an ideal Iran tour.

The unmissable ancient attractions of Iran, its precious Islamic masterpieces, its one-of-a-kind cultural relics, as well as its unique stories are yours to discover on these multi-day Iran cultural tour packages. To give you a taste of the depth of Persian culture, we have spiced up these Iran classic holidays with unique Iranian experiences in the main cities.

Tehran ➜ Hamedan ➜ Kermanshah ➜ Ahvaz ➜ Shiraz ➜ Yazd ➜ Isfahan ➜ Kashan ➜ Tehran
16 Days
Tehran ➜ Kermanshah ➜ Hamedan ➜ Isfahan ➜ Yazd ➜ Shiraz
13 Days
Tehran ➜ Kashan ➜ Isfahan ➜ Yazd ➜ Shiraz ➜ Qeshm Island ➜ Hormuz Island ➜ Tehran
13 Days
Tehran➜ Kashan➜ Yazd➜ Kerman➜ Shiraz➜ Isfahan➜ Tehran
12 Days
Tehran ➜ Isfahan ➜ Shiraz ➜ Yazd ➜ Kashan ➜ Tehran
10 Days
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Tabriz ➜ Shiraz ➜ Yazd ➜ Isfahan ➜ Kashan ➜ Tehran
9 Days
Tehran ➜ Shiraz ➜ Isfahan ➜ Kashan ➜ Tehran
7 Days

Off-The-Beaten Path Tours of Iran

How can Iran’s charms possibly end with its classic tourist route! In fact, going off the tourist radar is the way to discover the depth and the amazing diversity of Iran! In western Iran, an untouched Kurdish lifestyle, mesmerizing mystical music, adorable terraced villages and a beautiful mountainous nature expect you. The east blesses your Iran tour package with enchanting deserts and a spiritual music and dance. Southward, you’ll discover wonders of geology, scenic beaches, and a gorgeous local culture. In the north, you’ll get lost in dense jungles and green fields. The southwest has hidden mysterious of the earth’s oldest civilizations. The southeast features an untouched culture and a pristine nature that features the otherworldly synchrony of desert and ocean. The northwest holds green mountains and treasured historical mementos. And the northeast is a land of untouched jungles, mountains and plains that are home to Iran’s famous Turkmen horses.

Come to Kurdish region of Iran on a 7-Day tour of Kurdistan & Kermanshah’s Hawraman. Discover ancient history,…
7 Days
Tabriz ➜ Zanjan ➜ Qazvin ➜ Alamut ➜ Tehran
7 Days
Tabriz ➜ Kandovan Village ➜ Ardabil
6 Days
Sistan and Baluchestan Province
5 Days

A main attraction of Iran is its people and their rich culture. That’s why we have made making possible different ways of enjoying their company our main mission. You can take part in their customs, join their wedding parties, taste the warmth of their homes, learn to cook Persian dishes beside them, and much more… These few-hour delights can be experienced independently or mixed and matched with your multi-day Iran tour packages and Iran holiday packages.

Want to get a ride from one city to another? Hopping aboard one of our comfortable and private Iran on-the-road tours means you will explore Iran in depth and won’t miss the unmissable cultural and natural charms on the way!

Ready to leave Shiraz for Isfahan? Then make the most of your trip with a visit to the…
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Find jewels of Persian history on your road tour from Shiraz to Yazd. Discover Persepolis (UNESCO), Naqsh-e Rostam…
12 Hours
Make your road travel from Shiraz to Kerman enriching by this 2-day road tour. Visit UNESCO's Persepolis, Pasargadae…
2 Days
On this 2-day Shiraz to Ahvaz road travel, discover attractions of Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars (UNESCO): Bishapur…
2 Days
Jump on this Yazd to Isfahan road tour to discover top attractions of Meybod & Na’in...
8 Hours
Jump on this tour to make your road travel memorable with the top sights of Kashan and Tepe…
10 Hours
Find top attractions of Saryazd & Mehriz on this Kerman to Yazd road travel. Discover Saryazd Castle &…
8 Hours
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Tailor-Made Iran Tours

We have done our best to consider both your various tastes and Iran’s immense potentials to craft the best possible Iran tour packages for you. Yet, if you’d like your trip to Iran to be different in any way or in any other corner of Iran, we will be more than happy to help you create it. 

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Destinations on Tours to Iran

Must-See Cities On Iran Tour Packages

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Shiraz

The city of flowers, poets, and orange gardens should definitely be on top of your Iran tour package list! Shiraz enjoys an uplifting aura with adorable carefree people! As the cultural heartland of Iran and a highlight of its…

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Isfahan

The glory of Islamic architecture of Persia shows itself off in Isfahan. As a key point on an Iran Tour package, this historical city is home to a gallery of popular sights. It is also a living museum of Iran’s traditional culture.

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Tehran

Tehran, the city of museums, galleries and cafés is undoubtedly the beating heart of Iran. As one of the main points on Iran’s classic tourist route, this modern metropolis also features the historical roots of the nation.

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Yazd

The city of earthen desert architecture and picturesque wind towers, Yazd, is a main destination of Iran Tours & travel packages. The Historic City of Yazd (UNESCO world heritage) is the main hub of Zoroastrianism

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Kashan

Iran’s most picturesque houses and the world’s best rosewater make Kashan an unmissable point on Iran’s map! With seven thousand years of history, this desert city and its nearby Abyaneh village have been the…

Cities Worth Visiting On Iran Tour Packages

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Kerman

Visiting the land of surprising contrasts, natural wonders, and ancient civilizations- Kerman Province– will sure spice up your Iran Tour & Holiday Package. Shahdad Desert and its incredible Kaluts are Kerman’s most popular natural attractions.

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Tabriz

Once a major Silk Road hotspot, Tabriz is now the green, clean, and cold jewel of Iran. A Grand bazar, exquisite carpets, historical highlights, and natural treasures also make this northwestern jewel a hotspot on Iran Tours & family holidays.

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Qazvin

The legendary land of the Medieval assassins, Alamut Valley, is probably the best known attraction of Qazvin. But this former capital of Iran boasts of other precious relics as well. Delicious Baghlava, intricate calligraphy,historical…

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Kermanshah & Kurdistan

Kurdish culture & Kurdish people will make you fascinated with the mountainous west of Iran. Historical treasures, unique customs, terraced villages, and rural lifestyle expect you in Kermanshah & Kurdistan. The fascinating Hawraman region and Sanandaj (Iran’s city of music)…

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Ahvaz

The hot land of palm trees and flowing rivers, Khuzestan Province, is mainly proud of a 5000-year-old ziggurat and a 2500-year-old archaeological complex. Its center, the city of Ahvaz, features a collection of natural and cultural attractions in and outside.

Discovering Iran With Us

We Bring You to the Depth of Iran

The people of Iran are the heart and soul of the ancient land. And our main mission on our Iran tours and holidays is bring you in touch with their essence. By taking you to their rich customs, their special lifestyle, and the warmth of their homes.

We Offer Tailor-Made Iran Tours

Catering to your unique taste and interests on your Iran tour is important to us. That’s why we will be more than happy to craft your ideal Iran tour package together.

We Make Possible a Variety of Experiences

From multi-day trips to the highlights of Iran to few-hour experiences in the depth of it, from adventures to the off-the-beaten-path charms to spiced-up rides from one city to another, you can experience it all.

We Stand Together With Iran’s Finest Guides

We have hand-picked Iran’s most passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable guides with a gift for showing you the depth and soul of Persian culture.

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The Best Time for Holidays in Iran

Iran is a country of four seasons. Meaning that there is something to do and somewhere to go all year round. Generally, you can have a tour of Iran’s main tourist route in all four seasons; with spring and fall as the most pleasant. The country is specifically at its best in March and April. Summers can be intolerable in some regions (southern Iran and deserts as examples), and winters can be really cold or snowy in certain regions (like west and northwest Iran). If you particularly like to visit the hotter regions, winter is of course the best option. Also note that despite its marvelous aura, Nowruz Holidays mean price hikes and crowded sites for Iran tours and holidays.

Nice Experiences to Add to Your Iran Tour

Discovering Nomadic Lifestyle

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and tasting a life of simplicity and migration in the arms of Mother Nature could be the experience of a lifetime! Like their fathers, the nomadic tribes of Iran have been living under tents, surviving through their herds, sleeping under the stars, and traveling in search of green pastures and gentle weather.

Getting a Taste of Iranian Hospitality

Spend a short time with Iranians, and you’ll see for yourself that the main attraction of Iran could just be its warm-hearted people. These hospitable people receive guests with kind smiles, warm greetings, or even invitations to their homes. Add this warmth to their unique lifestyle and their rich culture, and you’ll have an unforgettable Night Gathering With an Iranian Family included in your Iran tour package.

Getting a Taste of Iranian Hospitality

Spend a short time with Iranians, and you’ll see for yourself that the main attraction of Iran could just be its warm-hearted people. These hospitable people receive guests with kind smiles, warm greetings, or even invitations to their homes. Add this warmth to their unique lifestyle and their rich culture, and you’ll have an unforgettable Night Gathering With an Iranian Family included in your Iran tour.

Walking in Traditional Bazaars

If you are a shopaholic, a culture lover, or an admirer of Persian art and architecture, Iran’s traditional bazaars must definitely be on your Iran tour visit list! They are the perfect place to mingle with the people, to grab some nice handicrafts, and to take a trip through history. Art lovers will fall in love with our Walking Tours and Persian Handicraft Secrets tour.

Taking Part in Persian Festivals

The ethnic diversity and the rich history bless Iran with an incredible collection of ceremonies and customs. Whether with the ancient aura of Yalda Night, Nowruz, and Mehregan, the harvest rituals of rural areas, the mystic magic of Sufi ceremonies in Western Iran, or with the religious theme of Tasu’a, Ashura, and Qadr night, Iran can create rare experiences that you wouldn’t possibly experience elsewhere. Our Iran Festival Tours are great chances for a deeper cultural experience on your Iran tour and holiday in Iran.

Taking Part in Persian Festivals

The ethnic diversity and the rich history bless Iran with an incredible collection of ceremonies and customs. Whether with the ancient aura of Yalda Night, Nowruz, and Mehregan, or with the religious theme of Tasu’a, Ashura, and Qadr night, Iran can create rare experiences that you wouldn’t possibly experience elsewhere. Our Iran Festival Tours are great chances for a deeper cultural experience on your Iran tour.

Trying Persian Dishes

A word of warning! Persian dishes can make you just forget about your diet! These finger-licking treats come from a great variety of climates, embrace a range of cultures, and have traces of the nations in contact with Iran throughout its long history. The right combination of vegies, herbs, and favorite Persian flavors, as well as the magic touch of Persian hospitality make Persian cuisine just unforgettable! Since these tasty and fragrant mixtures are one of the best ways to discover Iran, our Iran tour packages are spiced up with as much food diversity as possible. We have also crafted Culinary Tours in Iran’s main cities to share with you the secrets of the finger-licking Persian treats you’ll be trying.

Exploring Persian Music

One of the most special things you can experience on your Iran tours and vacations is Persian music. As a mirror that reflects the ups and downs of Iran’s history and all the familiar feelings of love, joy and sorrow that Iranians have felt in their hearts, Persian traditional (classic) music and a diversity of Persian folk/local music are one of the best ways to discover Persian culture. In Persian traditional music, you can trace Persian mysticism and spirituality, as well as the unique sound of Persian instruments. In each region, like Kermanshah or southern Iran for instance, you can also discover a one-of-a-kind musical tradition on an unforgettable Persian Music Tour.

Exploring Persian Music

One of the most special things you can experience on your Iran tours and vacations is Persian music. As a mirror that reflects the ups and downs of Iran’s history and all the familiar feelings of love, joy and sorrow that Iranians have felt in their hearts, Persian traditional (classic) music and a diversity of Persian folk/local music are one of the best ways to discover Persian culture. In Persian traditional music, you can trace Persian mysticism and spirituality, as well as the unique sound of Persian instruments. In each region, like Kermanshah or southern Iran for instance, you can also discover a one-of-a-kind musical tradition on an unforgettable Persian Music Tour.

Joining Wedding Parties

Iranian wedding parties, especially the ones held by the unique tribes of Iran, are the place to get to know the different ways each Iranian ethnicity celebrates love and marriage and to peek into the unique lifestyle and culture. Music, food, costumes, traditions and people are all gathered there for you for the most fun Iranian experience. The most special of these wedding ceremony tours is one of the nomadic tribes who still hold their parties in nature, wear traditional clothes, and enjoy their traditional music, dance and rituals.

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Add Active Adventures to Your Holiday in Iran

A great way to make your Iran trip more adventurous is spicing up your itinerary with one or two active adventures in a piece of Iran’s diverse nature! Our other brand name, IranOnAdventure, offers you a diverse range of safe, pleasant and professional active adventures beside Iran’s top guides!

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Your Iran Travel Guide

Whether you require a visa to enter Iran depends on your nationality. If you do need one for your Iran tours and holiday packages, you’ll have to apply in advance. You can do it either yourself or leave everything to us. Applying through us means a faster process and a lower chance of getting rejected. American, Canadian, and British citizens might have a more complicated visa process. For more details and finding out about visa-free travel to Iran or traveling to Iran free trade zones check out our blog. To apply for an Iran visa, please Contact Us.

For joining an Iran Tour and applying for an Iranian tourist visa, being covered by a proper travel insurance is essential. The providers, rates, requirements, and ways to obtain one are different. Our Iran Insurance blog can help you choose one.

The official currency in Iran is the Iranian Rial. But, although the bank notes and goods pricings are written in Rial, the prices are almost always given in Toman (1 Toman=10 Rials). So, if for example a shop keeper charges you 10,000 Tomans for a carton of milk, you should pay 100,000 Rials. Well, that’s still a lot of zeros, right? So Iranians usually even drop 3 more zeros and simply say 10 Tomans.

The most important thing to know before your Iran tour is that wearing a headscarf (hijab) is a MUST for all women. The good news is, Iranian women are liberal and fashionable about it and so can you! What else? Well, both men and women should be wearing modest clothing. So neither can wear shorts in public; and no stringers for men. Although you’ll find Iranian ladies dressing more liberally, I’d recommend loose fitting shirts that cover your arms and pants that come down to your ankles. And if you’re wearing leggings or tight jeans, make sure your shirt is long enough to cover your bottom.

While other languages and dialects are spoken in Iran, the official language of the country is Farsi (Persian). For your Iran tour package, besides learning Farsi numerals, there are a few other phrases that will definitely come in handy. Find more at Things to Know Before Traveling to Iran.

You might also know that Iran enjoys a rich literature! With poets Rumi, Khayyam, Hafez, Saadi, and Ferdowsi as the pillars and guardians of the ancient civilization and culture, Iran boasts of a literature rich in spirituality, morality, and humanity. This literature reflects itself in the traditional music, art, and culture you’ll discover on your tour of Iran.

A scarf or shawl (women)

Loose and light clothing for travelling in summer

Warm outfits for trips in winter & fall

A piece of warm clothing for early spring

A camera or a video camera to capture your moments

A pocket dictionary for easier communication

A copy of your passport and the visa page

Cash (EUR or USD)

Personal medication

Sun screen, sunglasses & hat

Keeping in touch with family, friends, and loved ones during your Iran Tour and trip to Iran is easy. Private phones, Iranian Sim Cards, Wi-Fi, mobile data connection, and fax services at most hotels make communication efficient and reliable in Iran. Using your own sim card means higher expenses and limitations like no access to mobile data. So getting an Iranian SIM Card is a better idea. With these cheap SIM Cards, you can have Internet access almost everywhere in Iran. However, if you are planning to stay in Iran more than 30 days, you must register your cell phone. Plus, Wi-Fi access is also widespread via hotels and Internet cafés. Iran country code is +98. Find out more here.

Like to search about Iran attractions or share your Iran Tour experiences with friends and family on social media or social networking while on the Iran tour package? Good news for WhatsApp and Instagram users: there are no limitations. But I’m afraid I’ve got bad news for Facebook, Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube users: it’s not very simple to use your platform! However, where there is a will, there is a way! And the Iranian solution is using VPNs. Our Iran Social Media blog can help you with finding and using a VPN.

Visitors describe Iranians as unbelievably kind and welcoming. These Iranian traits come from the importance of being courteous and open to a guest in the Iranian culture. One example of the Iranian politeness is the sometimes confusing Târof tradition. If a taxi driver, cashier, or shop keeper rejects your money on your tour of Iran and says it’s his/her treat, it doesn’t really mean that you can just leave and not pay (LOL). It could just be a polite gesture! But if they insist, then you’ve just tasted a piece of Iranian hospitality. Yet, like traveling around any other country, following cultural norms will be considerate and respectful of you. For example, modest dress code and behavior are preferred especially in religious places. Avoid public display of affection and alcohol drinking. Also, since shaking hands with the opposite gender is hit-and-miss in Iran, wait for the other person to offer his/her hand. The safest way for a gentleman is to put his hand on his heart, maybe bow a little bit, and show a bright smile. Find out more here.

The unbelievable diversity of climates in Iran has blessed the country with cold snowy mountains, hot sandy deserts, attractive dense jungles, biodiverse islands, and amazing valleys. That’s why on your Iran tours and travel package, you can experience a radical difference of temperature from place to place at a given time during the year.

As a 4-season country, Iran features its spring from late March to late June, its summer from late June to late September, its fall from late September to late December, and its winter from late December to late March. July is the hottest, January the coldest, and December the wettest month of the year.

The average lowest and highest temperatures you might experience in Iran are:

JAN    -6/18

FEB    -6/20

MAR   -3/25

APR    3/32

MAY   8/39

JUN     12/43

JUL     14/45

AUG   13/45

SEP     10/41

OCT    5/35

NOV   -1/25

DEC    -5/20

Discover More for Your Travel to Iran

If we were to present Iran in a nutshell, we’d describe it as a land of history, diversity, and literature! Over seven thousand years of civilization, a natural diversity that ranges from snowy highlands to sandy deserts, and a culture rich in arts, spirituality, literature, and traditions have made Iran one of the most unique places on our planet. What makes Iran even more special is its people. With an unparalleled hospitality that’s rooted in the depth of Persian culture, this nation showcases a diversity of costumes, traditions, lifestyles, cuisine, music and more. A Tour to Iran will be filled with treasures of the milestones of the ancient world, relics of the Zoroastrian belief, heritages of the Islamic age, and tokens of Persian culture.

The cultural attractions of Iran are various and endless. From elaborate architecture, intricate arts, and mesmerizing music, to rich literature and a diversity of local, ancient and religious customs. How so? Because Iran has its roots deep in the ancient world. And a strong root enjoys rich branches! All these aspects of Persian culture reflect the Iranian fascination with nature, sustainability, geometry, imagination, and spirituality. Wherever you go on your Iran tour, you’ll find a unique ethnic group with its own lifestyle, customs, or even costumes. Our Experience-Based Tours can take you to different aspects of this rich culture.

The golden age of the Iranian Empire of Achaemenids and majestic names like Cyrus the Great, King Darius, and Ancient Persian Gardens are only part of Iran’s amazing history. In this old land and your Iran tour package, you can still find treasures even more ancient and mysterious the 2500-year-old remains of Persepolis and Necropolis. The enigma of Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat in Western Iran, the incredible artifacts found in the Burnt City of Jiroft civilization and amazing 40’000-year-old rock art in Lorestan are only a few examples of Iran’s unbelievable history.

Can you imagine all the adventure potentials that exists in a land that holds not only high snowy mountains and deep jungles, but also hot sandy deserts and sunny islands? Iran is so incredibly diverse that you can spice up your Iran tour package with the adventure activity you prefer! Skiing, ski mountaineering, horseback riding, hiking, desert exploration, trekking, canyoneering, cycling, and more…

Visitors describe Iranians as unbelievably kind and welcoming. These Iranian traits come from the importance of being courteous and open to a guest in the Iranian culture. One example of the Iranian politeness is the sometimes confusing Târof tradition. If a taxi driver, cashier, or shop keeper rejects your money and says it’s his/her treat, it doesn’t really mean that you can just leave and not pay (LOL). It could just be a polite gesture! But if they insist, then you’ve just tasted a piece of Iranian hospitality.

Like traveling around any other country, following cultural norms will be considerate and respectful of you. For example, modest dress code and behavior are preferred especially in religious places. Asking permission before taking a photo of a local, respecting the local culture, taking care of the nature, and taking off your shoes before getting into an Iranian house are also appreciated on your tour of Iran. Some of the things to avoid are public display of affection and alcohol drinking, as well as open criticism of the Iranian government or having activities considered political. Also, since shaking hands with the opposite gender is hit-and-miss in Iran, wait for the other person to offer his/her hand. The safest way for a gentleman is to put his hand on his heart, maybe bow a little bit, and show a bright smile.

Iran is a rainbow of ethnic groups stretching over its diverse nature. Turks who mainly occupy the northwest, Kurds who live in the western mountains, Lors who have Lorestan and Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiri Provinces as their home, Arabs who live in southwest Iran, Baloch who have the southeast, Talysh who are mostly found in the west of the Caspian Sea, and finally Fars people who are spread around Iran together form the Iranian nation. Now add the subbranches and the variety of Nomadic tribes and there you have a real rainbow! On your Iran tour package, you can find each of Iran’s ethnic groups, featuring its own unique costumes, music, dance, dishes, lifestyle, traditions, and even sometimes architectural styles!

The majority of Iranians believe in Shia branch of Islam. But minorities who believe in Sunni Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism live all around Iran, but concentrated in special areas. The historical city of Yazd and its nearby towns for example are the present center of Iranian Zoroastrians.

You can’t visit Iran and not bring back home at least a piece of Persian handicraft! These precious souvenirs are mainly found in each city’s traditional bazaars. Shiraz’s Vakil Bazaar and Isfahan’s Grand Bazaar are the most popular spots for shopping. You can also grab something nice in museum gift shops and modern shopping malls. Tehran’s Grand Bazar and Tajrish Bazar, Tabriz’s Grand Bazar, Yazd’s Amir Chakhmaq Square, Kashan’s Grand Bazar, and Kerman’s Ganjalikhan Bazar are also great shopping destinations for your Iran tour package. Like to grab some world-famous saffron, Persian nuts, or other Iranian treats? Your guide can help you find the best places for the highest quality.

January            Sadeh Zoroastrian Festival (Yazd)

February          Pir Shaliyar Spiritual Ceremony (Hawraman, Kermanshah)

March              Kucheh Music Festival (Bushehr)

March              Carpet Washing Ceremony (Mashhad-e Ardehal, Isfahan)

March              Samanoo Pazan Tradition (all around Iran)

March              Chaharshanbe Suri ancient fire festival (all around Iran)

March              Nowruz: the Persian New Year (all around Iran)

April                Sizda Bedar, ancient traditions including picnicking

May                 Rosewater Festival (Kashan, Niasar & Qamsar)

June                Kermanshahi animal Oil Festival (Kermanshah)

July                 Nowruz Sayyad Local Festival (Qeshm Island)

August            Tasu’a and Ashura Islamic Mourning (2022)

August            Local Hazelnut Festival (Alamut Region)

October           Pomegranate Festival (Hawraman Region)

October           Mehregan Zoroastrian Ceremony (Yazd and nearby villages)

October           Local Traditions for Making Grape Syrup (near Shiraz)

November      Saffron Harvest Season (Mashhad- Zarand, Kerman- Estahban, Fars)

December       Yalda Night Ancient Festival (all around Iran)

 

*The date of Islamic festivals are based on the lunar calendar and change year by year. Some of them are Ramadan, Nime Shaaban, Shab-e Qadr, Eid Alfitr, Nazri Cooking Ceremonies, Taazieh Plays, Tasu’a, and Ashura

FAQs for Iran Tour Packages

Is it safe to travel to Iran?

Absolutely! Despite the engineered media portrayals, Iran is one of the safest destinations for tourists. Actually, what has been a common experience for most tourists on a tour of Iran has been the surprising Iranian hospitality.

When is the best time to visit Iran?

The climate diversity of Iran makes it a 4-season destination. But to visit the main tourist cities, spring and fall are the best time to travel to Iran, especially in March and April.

Is tipping customary in Iran?

If you are satisfied with the service on your Iran tour package (porters, waiters, cleaners, drivers, guides, etc.), it would be nice to show your appreciation via tipping. But there is no rule on how much.

Can I drink tap water in Iran?

In most cities you’ll visit on your Iran tours, tap water is potable and safe to drink. But, there might be high mineral content in the water in some areas.

What are the toilets like in Iran?

Most hotels and some public places in Iran have western-style toilets. However, squat toilets are the norm. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always available in the restrooms, so it might be better to carry yours.

Is Iran friendly to tourists?

“Guests are from God” is a focal belief in Persian culture! This might be the reason that despite the engineered media portrayals in other countries, the majority of tourists who have visited Iran have been surprised and humbled by how friendly and hospitable Iranians are. You should see for yourself!

Would I face a problem visiting the US after visiting Iran?

No, there would be no problem. The reason is that, based on the new Iranian policies, the Iranian visa is electronic and the passports of travelers won’t be stamped for your tour of Iran. So, there will be no trace of your vacation to Iran.

Can I visit Iran as a solo female traveler?

Sure! Solo-female travels in Iran are actually quite common. The crime rate in Iran is comparably low. And the general rules you have to follow as a female traveler are the same as elsewhere. The only difference is that you have to follow Iran’s dress code and wear a scarf on your Iran trip.

Are credit cards accepted in Iran?

International banks and credit cards don’t work in Iran. So, you can either bring cash or get an Iranian prepaid debit card which gives you access to all ATMs and most shops around Iran. To get one for your Iran Tour package, please feel free to contact us.

Is Iran Vegan/ Vegetarian-friendly?

Good news is you can find some traditional vegetarian dishes in Iran, including Kashk-e Bademjan, Mirza Ghasemi, and Kookoo Sabzi. And there are vegetarian-friendly restaurants in the main cities. But for vegans, eating could be a bit difficult. But if you’re joining our Iran tours and Iran holiday packages, we will do our best to make your trip hassle-free.

Do I need a visa to travel to Iran?

For most nationalities, a visa along with passport is mandatory for traveling to Iran. To get more details please visit A Complete Guide to Getting an Iran Tourist Visa.

What are the best tours in Iran?

Considering Iran’s ancient history, cultural richness, and natural diversity, you could have various types of tours in Iran. From classic tours of main cities and top cultural sites, and off-the-beaten-path destinations of unique culture and history, to adventure tours in the nature, or a mixture of all.

Is Iran easy to visit?

If you don’t mind dressing a little modesty and not drinking alcoholic drinks, there is not much difference between traveling to Iran and visiting any other destination around the world. Only that the visa application process takes longer for American, British and Canadian citizens, and they must have a tour guide from start to the end their Iran tour.

Is Iran a good country to travel to?

If you’re interested in history, culture, natural diversity or getting in touch with kind people, Iran will actually surprise you. Ancient heritages from thousands of years ago, a deep-rooted culture and cultural diversity, and people who make you feel like a celebrity make a tour of Iran a precious & special choice.

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c4f377baf915a632d8cef2b0d9eb3dc0 - BEST Iran Tour Packages & Holiday Travel 2024 - Visit Iran - Tour of Iran

Hey! I’d like to visit the must-see attractions. Can I add some other adventure plans along the road?

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Hi there. Of course.

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Hi IranOnTour, we are a very cool couple that married recently and thinking about our honeymoon, do have any special suggestions for us?

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Hi Damien. Congrats on your wedding. We’ll be glad to meet you. Send us an email about your interests and preferences. We’ll share our suggested tour plans with you.

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Hello Persia! How can I add Mashad to my 10-day cultural tour?

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Hello from Persia! We can do it for you. We would be happy if receive an email from you with this issue.

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Hello, we will enter Iran form Qatar, and we are going to start from Qeshm and Hormoz(islands). Can we camp in these amazing islands?

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Such a good plan. Yes you can do it.

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Are the guides licensed officially in Iran?

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Yes, they are. They have to be.

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Hello IranOnTour! My friends and I are thinking about booking a 12-day cultural tour in Iran, but we are eager to spend time more than 3 days in Yazd. What can we do?

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Hello from IranOnTour. Your answer is Tailor-Made. You just tell us about your preferences and request and we will craft you the tour according to your priorities.

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We are going to stay 2 nights in Qeshm. Is it fishing free there?

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Completely free. Just promise don’t fish whales.(LOL)

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Hello Iran, Being in a wedding ceremony sounds interesting, just a question, is it included in the tour price or we need to pay additional payments?
Thanks

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Hello from Iran. It depends on your tour package, if the wedding ceremony is an optional yes, an additional payment is necessary otherwise there is not necessary to pay any more.

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I have a question, I hope it’s ok to ask.Are the roads safe in Iran?

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Not at all, please feel free to ask any questions. To tell you the truth drivers might be a little reckless, but the roads are in good conditions.

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To visit Iranian Islands in Persian Gulf do I need any license or something?

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Excellent choice. To visit these wonderful islands(Qeshm, Hormoz, Hengam, and Kish) you don’t need any licenses.

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Hey! We are interested to visit Iran, my question is about having a tour guide, is it a force to have a tour guide while we are spending time in Iran?

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Hello, not at all. it depends on you to decide have a tour guide or not, however we suggest our clients to enjoy more the time they spend in Iran it will be a good idea to get a tour guide.

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Hello. I’m thinking about a trip to Iran so I’m trying to arrange my plan. I have a question, are there special days that the sightsees in Iran are not open in.
Thank you

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Thank you for your good question, yes there are days which the sightsees are not open in. but no worries we have thought about it before, first the days are a few days, and then we have considered attractive replacements for the tourists in those days.