Things to Know before traveling to Iran
It is really interesting for you to know that Iranian use 4 calendars to find a date. As there are many occasions and events in Iran and because Iran is a multi cultural country, people have to check the events with different calendars.
Persian New Year is shown in our own solar calendar. It is based on earth's rotation and is the most exact calendar in the world.
Ancient Calendar is another one which was made many many years ago and our ancestors used to use it. Although it has changed a lot, people refer to it when they want to see the original name of the months or some old celebration.
We also follow a lunar calendar which is made by Arabs. As we are Muslims, we should follow it for our religious events like Ramadan, Martyrdom of our religious Leaders and Prophet.
Iranian use the Christian calendar as well. For some interesting events like Valentine's day and Christmas they have a look at their Christian calendar too.
That is why you see at least 3 numbers for each date in our calendar. For example, our calendar shows 1st Farvardi, 21st March, 3rd Rajab. The first one is from solar, the second from Christian and the last is from lunar one. The Ancient one is also the same as 1st Farvardin.
As Iran is full of cultural attractions and events and because we are aware you are eager to get involved with our culture, let's see which Iranian is waiting for you and what cultural attraction you are going to experience.
Determining the best time to travel to Iran depends on very personal and local factors. For example, some people prefer to travel to Iran when the weather is not hot or too crowded, and some prefer to travel to Iran. Traditional and local events.
All seasons have their own attractions. Thanks to the geographical diversity, you can experience all kinds of climates in every season in Iran.
March, April, and May or June, July, or August?
These months( March, April, and May) are in the peak season of the year. Persian New Year starts on March 21st or 22nd based on the leap year. There are many travelers not just from Iran but also from all over the world who are eager to see Persian ceremonies and the like.
For those who like to have a more relaxing time and to stay in cozy places, we do not suggest this time, especially at the beginning of the new year. For those who would prefer to see more people and crowded places, this is the best time of the year, BUT they need to be more flexible with the hotels and rooms. As it is the peak season, many hotels are already booked, so that is why we need our clients either to be more flexible or to confirm the tour sooner so that we can book the rooms they have asked for.
Another thing is the rate increase which could be up to 25% each year. So those tourists who would like to see Iran in Persian New Year and after should consider this issue, too.
Some tourists think that the rate increase covers just March and April, but it is not true. The rate increase goes on till the next high season in September, but it does not go up or down.
Again because of the peak season, hotels change all single rooms to double or twin rooms because they have a lot of requests and they try to use as much space as possible. So if you are a solo traveler, you will be accommodated in a double room and will pay for a double room as potentially there is no single room possible.
For those who seek a more affordable fee, quiet sights, more relaxing time, and less hustle and bustle visits, we do recommend June, July, and August. As they are in the low season, we can have special offers for them of the same quality.