Iran Tour for US Citizens
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Iran Tours for US Citizens | Travel to Iran from America

“We love Iran! Let’s Go Iran organized a fabulous private customized trip for us. I’ve traveled to 164 countries and Iran is on my Top 10 List.”

At the moment when American John Paul's wait for an Iranian visa ended, he did not fit into his skin. This 39-year-old traveler has traveled to 175 countries, but he does not like any country as much as Iran. Iran is his beloved country; Shiraz and Qorme Sabzai are the city and their favorite food in Iran.

John Paul Selva, known as "JP" for short, was born in Puerto Rico but lives in Orlando, Florida and is an American citizen. He says that he worked as a software engineer in America for 15 years, and after combining his income and savings, seven years ago he decided to travel around the world and see 195 countries.

In an interview with BBC, "JP" said that he had heard good things about this country from his friends who had gone to Iran, but what he saw and heard in the media were mostly negative descriptions about this country. For this reason, he wanted to see this country himself and know about it.

Before he traveled to Iran, he had traveled to more than a hundred other countries. After his trip to Iran, everything he had in mind about Iran changed completely.

He says about the first minutes of his arrival in Iran at Tehran airport: When I arrived at Tehran airport. I was very worried. I was standing in line to check my passport, but I told the people standing behind me to go ahead of me until I was the last one, and I said I have to go now, and I went and handed my passport to the airport immigration officer. He looked at me and said: You are American! I said, yes, I am American. He smiled and was very happy that I had come to Iran. I thought it would take hours, but he only asked a few questions and said in Farsi: "Welcome." From there, I thought that if the beginning of my trip was fun like this, the rest of it would be fun too.

 

The good treatment of the Iranian people towards him, especially considering that he is an American, has impressed this tourist. He says: When I saw that despite all the political tensions between the two countries, the people of Iran welcomed me like this and how much they liked my presence there, it made a big impression on me.

 

Another American tourist, who has traveled to 197 countries so far, said after his recent trip to Iran: Iran is "misperceived" more than any other country in the world. I highly recommend traveling to Iran.

According to ISNA, Drew Binsky, whose real name is "Drew Goldberg", was born in Dallas, Texas, USA, and is a well-known travel blogger. Videos of Binski's travels shared on social media since 2012 have received over five billion views. He recently traveled to the southern islands of Iran (Qeshm and Hormuz), the coastal strip of the Persian Gulf and the south of Sistan and Baluchistan province, and by sharing stories from Iran, he described his trip in short sentences as follows: "Iran more than any other A country is misunderstood in the world. You have to see with your own eyes to believe. I highly recommend adding Iran to your list of favorite countries. It doesn't get better from here."

Visa process for American Citizens:

American citizens or people who have citizenship of this country must obtain an Iranian visa before traveling to Iran. The conditions for obtaining an Iranian visa for American citizens are slightly different from those of other countries. The validity of Iran visa for American citizens is 3 months, with this visa, a person can stay in Iran for 30 days and if he wishes, he can extend the visa for another 30 days.

The visa process of your nationality, considering the needed documents is a little different.  People who are citizens of the United States cannot obtain a visa themselves but must ask a reputable travel company to do this for them. By entrusting the responsibility of obtaining Iranian visas to us, one of the main stages of your trip will be done with minimal worry and quickly.

Step 1: Receiving the documents from you

 
Step 2: Starting visa application

My colleagues in the visa department applied for your visa at the right time when your code gets ready, I will send it to you.

Step 3: Stamping your visa

When your visa code gets ready, the Agency sends it to you. After 3 days, you should call the Iranian embassy (Interest Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington DC Pakistani embassy) to make sure they receive your visa code too. When they confirm, you do not need to be present there, the only thing you need to do is to post your passport to stamp and they post it back to you.

Interest section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington DC Pakistani embassy: http://daftar.org/Eng/default.asp?lang=eng

 

5 days itinerary for Americans:

Day 1: Tehran
Arrival in Tehran, transfer to hotel. Based on your arrival time city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Palace and the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and fly to Shiraz in the evening. Overnight Shiraz.

Day 2: Shiraz
Tour of Shiraz to visit Nasiralmolk mosque, Narenjestan Garden, Vakil complex: mosque, Bathhouse, citadel, Bazaar. In the afternoon visit Hafez and Saadi's tomb. Overnight Shiraz.

Optional
Sepidan (+1 day): Drive to Sepidan. Visit the various gardens. Also, you can see Nomadic life with their cattle, sheep, goat, etc. leaving for the surrounding springs and waterfall and enjoying a light trek through the mountain. An interesting part is that there are several villages in this green area, which will be passed during our adventure through this forest to become familiar with their local customs and traditions Eat lunch in rural houses. Overnight Sepidan.

Day 3 : Persepolis - Esfahan
In the morning drive to Isfahan. In route visit Persepolis, Necropolis. At night visit the Siosepol and Kahju bridges. Overnight Isfahan.

Optional
Abyaneh: It’s a historical village where women wear colorful and flourishing clothes with white scarves. The whole village looks red because of the soil’s color people use to construct their houses​

Day 4: Isfahan - Tehran
Half-day tour of Isfahan to visit Imam Square consists of Imam Mosque, Sheikhlotfollah mosque, A'liqapu palace, and Bazaar. In the afternoon around 3 pm, you will be driven to Tehran. Overnight Tehran.

Day 5: Tehran
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

8 days itinerary for Americans:

 

Day 1: Tehran

Arrival in Tehran, transfer to hotel, Half day city tour of Tehran to visit the Golestan Palace and the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, fly to Shiraz in the evening.

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Day 2: Shiraz
Tour of Shiraz to visit Nasir- Molk Mosque, Vakil complex (Mosque, Bath, and Bazaar), in the afternoon, you will visit the tombs of poet Hafez and Saadi and Eram garden. Overnight in Shiraz.

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Day 3: Shiraz-Persepolis-Yazd
Early in the Morning drive to Persepolis, and Pasargadae, then depart by surface to Yazd in the heart of Iran. On the way, we will have a short stop to visit the 4500 years old cypress tree. Stay overnight in Yazd.


Day 4: Yazd
Full-day city tour in Yazd. Visit the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, and the Fire Temple, in the afternoon visit the Amirchakhmaq mosque, Bazaar, and Water museum. Overnight Yazd.

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Day 5: Yazd-Esfahan
Drive to Isfahan via Meybod and Naein villages. Visit pigeon tower, Narin castle then visit cotton waving workshop and Jame mosque in Naein. Overnight Isfahan

Day 6: Esfahan
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Imam square: Ali Qapu palace, Sheikh Lotfollah, and Imam Mosques, bazaar, in the evening visit Sio-se-Pol and Khajou bridges and Zoorkhaneh. Overnight Isfahan

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Day 7: Esfahan
Half-day tour of Isfahan to visit Vank cathedral, Jolfa area. Then visit Jame mosque. In the afternoon drive to Tehran. Overnight Tehran.

Day 8: Tehran
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

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Pottery Workshop
Ghalamkari in Isfahan
Woodworking in Vakil Bazaar Shiraz
Cooking Beriooni and yogurt stew in Isfahan
Zoroastrian cooking experience in Yazd
Experience local life in Ardakan, Yazd
Experience local Qashqai life in Fars
Experience local life in Varzaneh desert
Walking experience in Derak
Experience of listening to Gilaki music in Gilan
Shopping in the market and cooking seafood in Gilan
Experience of picking and drying tea in North of Iran
Rice paddies and rice harvesting in North of Iran
Local life and coastal cooking experience In Qeshm
Overnight stay in Qeshm Geopark

14 days itinerary for Americans:

Tehran > Zanjan > Kandovan > Tabriz > Shiraz  > Sepidan > Abarkooh  > Yazd  > Esfahan > Kashan

14 Days


Day 1: Arrival-Tehran

When you arrive in Tehran, you will spend some hours exploring Tehran city such as the Tabiat Bridge, Milad towers then Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight Tehran.

​Day 2: Tehran

On the second day, you will have a full-day tour of Tehran to visit the National Museum, Jewelry Museum, Golestan place, and then you will spend some hours exploring the Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Overnight in Tehran. 

Day 3:  Tehran to Zanjan

Drive from Tehran to Qazvin. Tour of Qazvin to visit Chehelsotun palace, Jame mosque, Tomb of Hamdolah Mostofi. In the afternoon drive to Zanjan. City tour of Zanjan to visit Bazaar, Sultanieh. Overnight in Zanjan

​Day 4:  Zanjan to Kandovan

Drive from Zanjan to Kandovan. Visit this rocky village of Tabriz province. It is one of the 3 rocky villages in the world. Overnight stay in Lale Rocky hotel. Overnight in Kandovan.

Day 5:  Kandovan to Tabriz

Tour of Tabriz to visit Kabood or blue mosque, Tabriz Bazaar and Elgoli mansion and park, Mary church, and the lovely Bazaar of Tabriz. overnight Tabriz.

Day 6:  Tabriz to Shiraz

You will be driven to the airport around 10 am to fly to Shiraz at 12:10 in the morning. you will eat lunch in a beautiful traditional restaurant and after some hours of rest in your hotel, you will have a light city tour of Shiraz to visit Eram Garden, Hafez, and Saadi tomb. Overnight Shiraz

Day 7: Shiraz-Sepidan

You will go on to Sepidan. Today you can experience the North of Iran in the South of Iran with a green environment, the pleasant weather even in summer. Here you can get familiar with two different cultures at the same time, simple rural life next to Nomadic life, you see that these two tribes have remained for many years next to each other and some of them got married, so that’s why there are many things in common between them. Sepidan is surrounded by lots of apple, nut, apricot, and plum gardens that you can visit. Yellow, red, orange leaves of trees, the rustling of leaves in the breeze, the roaring river, and the other natural sounds inside of the gardens make you feel safe and free. Also, Sepidan with its villages has a high capability of professional eco-tours. You can walk through the jungles to see the springs, waterfalls, etc like Sheshpir Spring, Margon waterfall, go hiking, and climb the mountain through the Ronj Mountain. The local people are welcoming, and this is the time for you to communicate with them in their houses that are filled with the smell of traditional foods and bread. In the evening drive to Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 8: Shiraz

After breakfast, you will start a Full day tour of Shiraz to see: Nasiralmolk mosque, Narenjestan garden, then go to visit the Vakil complex consists of Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil bathhouse, Karimkhan citadel. Overnight Shiraz.