Iranian tourism, true or false? I had wanted to travel to Iran for years, it’s a complicated land of ancient history and underground culture, a place where the girls are beautiful and the mountains bewitching.
It is incredibly easy to hitchhike in Iran and the Couch surfing community enables broke backpackers to travel to Iran on a budget of just ten dollars a day… Actually, after Venezuela and Pakistan, Iran might be the best budget backpacking option in the world right now.
Backpacking in Iran needs to be at the top of your do to list as a backpacker. It has been at the top of ours, because we have been drawn to the country for years. Maybe because of stories from other people, maybe from history books or maybe because media tends to depict Iran as the black sheep of the Middle East. We finally visited former Persia to investigate its backpacker-ability.
What is it like to backpack in Iran? The answer is very simple and short: Iran is a great country!
In this article, you can read all the important travel information about Iran that you need to know before you go on your adventure. Get answers to questions like “How safe is Iran?” and “What do you wear as a woman in Iran?” After reading this article you can go backpacking in Iran with peace of mind.
Iran is the second largest country in the middle east and looks back on an eventful history being home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations.
Due to its location you’ll also find a big diversity in matters of the landscape: from high mountains, green forests and the coast of the Caspian sea in the north, the Persian Gulf in the south to the wide deserts in the east of the country.
Another highlight is the architecture: historical buildings from the time of the Persian Empire, majestic palaces from the Shah era and monumental mosques.
Due to the fact that the proportion of young people in the society who are curious and open to cultural exchange is very high, you can expect to be welcomed in a very friendly and warm-hearted way.
If you bring some more time, come open-minded and also explore spots which are off the main tourist paths you can expect to get in touch with young locals quickly and often even receive an invitation for tea. The Iranian hospitality is simply outstanding!
For backpackers without the luxury of time, the best way to get into Iran is to catch a cheap flight to Tehran. There are flights with Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), Emirates (via Dubai) and a whole load of other airlines; the cheapest I’ve found online has been with Pegasus Airlines. Most flights land in Tehran but you can also fly to other parts of the country.
In most cases you’ll need a visa to enter the country (only citizens of 8 countries e.g. Turkey can enter without visa). Recently entering the country became more easy with the option of Visa on Arrival for most travelers on all major airports (except for US, UK, Canadian citizens and 10 other countries).
The procedure is different depending on your nationality and your travel style. If you are planning an independent trip you should prepare a day by day itinerary which states your activities and the hotel you are planning to stay at .
Please make sure to organize everything well ahead of time as the visa process can take several weeks.
For booking your accommodation ahead of time you also need to go back to the roots. For the reasons mentioned above online bookings are only possible for very expensive hotels. Therefore you need to get in touch with hotels, hostels or guest houses via e-Mail in order to reserve a room or call with us.
travel in Iran is memorable.”Was backpacking Iran crazy? On our one way ticket to the Far East we never planned on stopping in Iran, a country we knew little about. However, we had heard some amazing stories from backpackers who had visited Iran.”
these were part of the memories of the Iranian tourists.Seeing the attractions of Iran individually is appealing to everyone.
There are many reasons to travel to Iran;such as Iranian hospitality,Iran destinations,Iranian cuisine,Iran nature,Iran deserts and…
There are several climate zones in Iran.While the summer in the north and the mountains is relatively cold At the same time, the center of Iran is warm at temperatures above 40 ° C .
briefly While traveling to Iran, four seasons can be experienced simultaneously.
To sum it up: April to June (except the Ramadan period) as well as the period from September to November is the best time for Backpacking and trip to Iran
All countries except 8 countries need Iranian visas.Except for the United States and several other countries, an airport visa is issued to other countries.
Iran’s visa is different.Depending on the type of travel and your nationality.If you want to travel independently, make sure you plan on a daily basis and prepare your daily schedule.