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 […]

Zeinodin Caravanserai; Back to Basics

Zeinodin Caravanserai , Caravanserai Zeinodin Caravanserai is one of two rounded caravanserais of Iran built in the 16th century in the heart of desert.  However, It is charmingly renovated, tastefully decorated and was given the UNESCO award for best renovated building in 2006. The caravanserai was the place where gunmen and trustees are located and now […]

Iran Destination: Mesr Desert, the heart of Deserts

Mesr Desert: The Island in the Sea of Sands

Mesr Desert, Travel to Iran, Visit Iran, Desert Trekking , Iran Tour  “Mesr; A Desert With The Name Of Egypt” “Mesr” is the the Arabic name of Egypt, a country in north Africa;  But you may be surprised to know that there’s another Mesr too, but thousands of kilometers away from current Egypt, and kilometers […]

Iran Destination-Ancient-Iran

Ancient Iran: The Secret of 2800 Years Old Kiss

The Hasanlu Lovers ,  ancient Iran Hasanlu Lovers, An Evidence from Ancient Iran Teppe Hasanlu is an archaeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran. The site was inhabited continuously from the 6th millennium BC to the 3rd century AD and was excavated for ten seasons between 1956 and 1974. Hasanlu was destroyed […]

Iran Destination: chaharshanbe soori, Persian New Year

Persian festival of Fire: Chaharshanbe Soori

Chaharshanbe Soori Festival of Fire Chaharshanbe Soori – Ancient Persian Festival of fire Iran benefits profound annual festivals such as those related to Persian New Year. Iran holds and celebrates various events and festivals. Some of the rituals and festivals in Iran, however, consist of religious ceremonies and rites, and many others have more historic and […]

Iran Destination: The tale of Karim Khan Citadel

Karim Khan Citadel, the Inclined Tower of Shiraz

Karim Khan or Karim Khan Citadel The Arg of Karim Khan or Karim Khan Citadel is a citadel located in the northeast of Shiraz. It was built as part of a complex during the Zand dynasty and is named after Karim Khan, and served as his living quarters. In shape it resembles a medieval fortress. […]

Kish Island, Persian Gulf

Kish Island; The Land of Sun and Sea!

Kish Island; The pearl of Persian Gulf! Kish Island is one the most beautiful islands of Persian Gulf in south of Iran. It is a 35-mile square island about 12 miles off the coast of Iran. This island is the Pearl Trade Center in Iran and attracts many merchants from all over the world. Breath […]

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 […]

Harireh Ancient City, Kish

Isla Bella: The Ancient city of Harireh

Just while ago, we’ve talked about oldest cities in Iran. In this article, however, we want to talk more about one of them, namely: The Ancient city of Harireh. The Ancient City of Harrieh well, the ruins of the ancient city of Harireh measure around 120 hectares.  This vast area tells the tale that a large […]

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, […]