Our Small Group Tours in Iran are limited to a maximum of 12 guests.
By joining a group of like-minded tourists on Iran small group holidays, it takes the pressure off the organization front.
Why Travel to Iran?
Iran is an incredible place to visit with its lure of steep mountains, beautiful coastlines, and endless, rolling deserts. It is also a land full of history with about a million historical sites existing in Iran. To visit only a small portion of them would require multiple trips. Visitors to Iran also never leave it without cherished memories of its wonderfully hospitable people. Every Iranian city has special features that distinguish it from other towns, and in every corner of this spacious land, there is something to marvel at and to enjoy. Iran also allows the visitor a chance to wander around some of the world’s famous sites without the overcrowding so common in other places. So, if you want the first-hand experience of this fascinating and hospitable country, visit Iran, and do it now.
Why Travel with SURFIRAN Tours?
SURFIRAN’s Iran trips can provide people from around the world with any type of tour to Iran varying from Iran private tours held for individuals, to Iran group tours held for couples, families, and friends traveling together to visit Iran. We can provide you with what you are looking for! We have a support team who provide quick assistance to customers in real-time. The team would be happy to answer the questions that you may have or help you with the booking of Iran tours and services.
Highly Qualified Tour Guides
We provide the highest standard of services in Iran with a team of highly-qualified national guides, fluent in many languages and with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Iran’s history, culture, religion, art, architecture, as well as all aspects of life in Iran today.
What are the Alternatives to Group Tours in Iran?
People are free to arrange their own trips to Iran, however, SURFIRAN also provides a customized Iran tour option. A private tour to Iran can be arranged in a way to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families, and groups 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, traveling 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 traveling. In summer, the weather can get quite hot and in winter, the opposite. So, the best season can be a matter of personal taste.
Meet the People
The people are the real highlight of Iran. They’re warm, outgoing, friendly and hospitable. They definitely are not a shy bunch. Many young people will just walk right up to you and introduce themselves, shake your hand, ask you where you are from, and welcome you to Iran. Click for Iranian hospitality tours.
Visa for Iran
Whether you need a visa or not depends on where you come from and where you are traveling to. Citizens of about 60 countries do not need a visa to enter Iran for traveling purposes. Citizens of most other countries can obtain a visa upon arrival from most major Iranian airports, but for peace of mind, they can also apply for visas in advance. Visas on arrival for citizens of most countries only allow a 15-day stay. For US, British and Canadian citizens, due to the lack of consular services in Iran, they must have previously approved a route and a tour operator before applying for a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most travel agencies will do this for you. No Israeli citizen is allowed to travel to Iran. People who have an Israeli stamp on their passport will also be denied entry to Iran. All citizens, except Israelis, can travel to Kish Island, a popular tourist island, without a visa for 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 explore some of the most remote areas of this fascinating land — from the dunes of Lut Desert to the dramatic Kalouts of Shahdad; visiting these rarely explored areas, you will experience a true journey of discovery. Click here to read more about 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 the Lut Desert to the forests of the north of Iran, 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.
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.
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