Iran Destination: the ancient Nooshijan Hill, Hamedan

Nooshijan Hill; Fire Temple of Iron Age

Nooshijan Hill; Fire Temple of Iron Age “Nooshijan Hill” is considered the oldest sanctuary of Aryans within the borders of Iran, located 20 kilometers far from Malayer, Hamedan. Nooshajan hill Nooshijan hill is one of the unique works of the pre-Achaemenid Empire civilizations in Iran; the remnants of the third Iron Age and the Medes […]

Golestan Palace

The Gem of Tehran: Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace is a name that glows among the attractions of Tehran and is also listed on UNESCO’s cultural heritage list. However,  most of people find this collection a part of the Qajar dynasty, but its history belongs to much further years and  gradually completed. Let’s see this masterpiece of architecture of Iran. Some facts about Golestan Palace […]

Travelling to Iran: Hints & Points In this article, we are going to state some points that should bear in mind when deciding upon travelling to Iran. However, these points may are common with many other countries.  Let's start by first rule. Iran Destination, hints and points about travelling to Iran Travel to Iran, expensive or inexpensive? If you are thinking about traveling to Iran, however, a very important thing to keep in mind is to have cash on you. Iran is not a member of the international bank system, and you won’t be able to use your credit card at all: ATMs do not recognize the international credit cards. While travelling to Iran, don't forget you’ll need to bring as much money as you think you might need, in cash. Iran Destination, hints and points about travelling to Iran Of course, depending on your habits and travel style, the cost of traveling in Iran can be very high or low. If you hitchhike or Couchsurfing, the travel cost  will be very little. However, if you are looking for a luxurious vacation, stay in five star hotels and use domestic flights, you might end up with a huge bill. Cost of accommodation in Iran If you are looking for a typical hostel to stay at in Iran, you are in right place. There is an increasing number of a special kind of hostels appear all round Iran, such as Ecotourism Residences. Despite the name, Ecotourism Residences are usually old, traditional houses that are renovated as hostels, and they give you a unique experience. Prices usually range from $10 to $30 per night, including breakfast. Iran Destination, hints and points about travelling to Iran Contrary to popular belief,  hotels in Iran are rather expensive: you can’t find a four star hotel for less than $100 per night.  So, it may suggest that you stay in an Ecotourism Residence. For example, you can find many Ecotourism Residence in Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd and Kashan. Cost of transportation in Iran While travelling to Iran, the best option for travelling from one city to another is  bus. However, there are two kinds of buses in Iran: Normal buses and VIP Buses. If you are travelling long distances, we recommend you use the VIP one as they have very comfortable semi-sleeper seats. As an estimate, here are the approximate prices for the most popular routes: Tehran – Isfahan: $3 (350000 Rials) Tehran – Shiraz: $6 (650000 Rials) Tehran – Bandar-abbas: $7 (750000 Rials) The normal buses might not be as comfortable, but cost around $4-5 less. Domestic flights are more expensive: $60-$80 for a flight from Tehran to Shiraz, and $50-$60 from Tehran to Isfahan. Don't forget the prices go up during the holidays and high season. Trains are also very convenient for travelling between cities. You can take a train to almost all of main city all around the country and it would cost you almost as much as a VIP bus. For details about train schedule, you can check this link. Exchanging money in Iran It's highly recommend that exchange your cash for Iranian currency as soon as you arrive in the country. However, if you are arriving by plane, there are currency exchange offices in all the airports in Iran. One can exchange a little bit of your cash for Iranian currency as soon as you land, or you can exchange it all and then, exchange back whatever you have left when you are leaving. Iran Destination, hints and points about travelling to Iran If you travel to Iran, you may like to move between cities far from each other by trains. Iran Destination provides you with some information about Iran railway. You can visit Iran by train and you’ll get high quality services. You may use different means of transportation in your Iran travel. Just click on these items to get more about other ways: Iran Car Rental , Iran Domestic Flight, and International Flights to Iran.  Our Iran Tour Operator is ready to provide you with any services you like. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or request.

Travelling to Iran: Hints & Points

Travelling to Iran: Hints & Points In this article, we are going to state some points that should bear in mind when deciding upon travelling to Iran. However, these points may are common with many other countries.  We review some issues such as accommodation cost in Iran, exchange money in Iran, transportation cost in Iran and […]

Hafezieh - Iran in winter

An Opportunity for Visiting Iran

As you may know, Iran, a four-season land, has 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites. However, these sites have long attracted tourists from across the globe. Hopefully, foreign tourists travel to Iran to visit numerous historical and natural sites and enjoy time in a country which is home to many attractions. according to the news, World […]

The Lost Churches in Iran

The majority of historical churches in Iran that possess historical and artistic value were built around the eight century A.H. or the 14th century AD, and the period thereafter. However, this does not mean that there were no churches existing in the country before that period. During the reign of Shah Abbas, the Safavid king, […]

Gabbeh: A traditional variety of Persian carpet

 Persian Gabbeh is a hand-knotted (handmade) thick Persian rug with long pile. It is made by the nomads of Fars province in southern Iran, of which the famous city of Shiraz is the capital. The most famous nomad group of this region is the Qashqai Tribe. Although the existing few old pieces of Gabbeh rugs […]

5 UNESCO Persian Gardens at a Glance

Iran is home to the ancient ruins of Persepolis and eight amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites. There are many reasons to visit this beautiful country. Persian gardens are considered one of the main spotlight registered in UNESCO World Heritage sites. These gardens, dating back to different periods since the 6th century BC, also feature buildings, […]

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