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Iran : When to go ?

There are two privileged periods to stay in Iran:From mid-April to early June.From mid-September to mid-November.However, the rest of the year is not excluded. During the great summer heatwave, the mountain stays remain pleasant for example. In the heart of winter, conditions for travel are sometimes difficult in mountain areas due to snowfall - but nothing insurmountable. And always, in the case of a stay off season, the pleasure of travelling outside the nails, at the closest to local life!The period of Ramadan is not ideal, but not completely to advise either, as is the case for other Muslim countries. If many services and restaurants remain closed throughout the day, there are signs that are open to tourists, Non-Muslim expatriates or Muslims on fasting journeys.

Iran : Go with a local agency

Some mythical placesIran is an excellent example of Eternal Persia, between the history of the Silk Road and the Thousand and One Nights... The country has several truly mythical places, such as Shiraz, the city of poets and gardens, Persepolis and its unique archaeological site, the magnificent Isfahan and the very modern Tehran. By organizing your stay on-line with a local travel agency, you have the guarantee of discovering all these enlarge sites with an experienced guide.A Refined CraftThe wealth of the Iranian artisan heritage has its finest pieces in the many shops in the country. In addition to the beautiful Persian carpets, you also have to rely on objects in marquetry, enamels, copper or brass productions, calligraphy, miniatures, printed fabrics, as well as silver jewelry, gold, semi-precious stones, turquoise (in Machhad).A welcoming peopleIn the country as a whole, you will be greeted most often with great courtesy and rare know-how. Here, hospitality is not an empty word. Iranians, like Muslims in general, make a point of receiving you. And during a trip organised by a local agency, you will be all the more aware of this because you can be closest to the Iranians.Life is relatively cheaper in Iran than in France. You can eat in small restaurants for a few euros. For a gourmet restaurant, there are euros. Entrance tickets to museums and discovery sites cost between 50 000 and 150 000 rials. You can find a cheap hotel for about euros at night. Five star hotels (local standards) have rates that fly up to 150 €. To make savings and enjoy a local specialty, nourish yourself with nuts and nuts, rich in vitamins and trace elements, easy to carry on travel and completely affordable. you can buy on the markets, where a multitude of delicious blends are sold. You can also be sure that transport is inexpensive, whether it be city taxis, very comfortable city buses and even air transport (for about 1 euros, connecting Tehran to Shiraz in h).FormalitésYou must obtain a visa to enter Iran. For this, two solutions: contact the consulate of Iran in Paris (50 €) or request it upon arrival to the authorities (€ 60). In both cases, you must provide a hotel address (you are asked all the accommodation of your stay, in principle), provide your fingerprints and a certificate of insurance.

Spoken languages

The ideal, of course, is to speak Farsi (or parsi, that is Persian) to go to Iran! But we can also make some prior efforts to learn the basics. Self-learning can be done on different media: CD, DVD, exercise books or even directly on the Internet. You can learn to read Arabic writing... But beware, do not confuse the Arabic language and Farsi, we will not forgive you! Let us stress: the Iranians do not speak Arabic, but Farsi. Farsi? The term derives from the region of Fars, cradle of the Persian civilization. This language belongs to the Indo-Iranian group of the family of Indo-European languages. Other languages and dialects commonly used in Iran are Azerbaijani Turkish (Azerbaijan), Kurdish, Bandari Arabic (Persian dialect), baloutchi (Baluchistan), turcoman (Turkmenistan) and Armenian. Arabic is spoken by 2% of Iranians, and English is as often the language used for business. The French language is rarely controlled, including in tourist regions and hotels, being reserved for wealthy and university environments. If you make the effort to learn the language, know that Persian is still spoken by more than 75 million speakers: in Iran (almost 70 million speakers), Afghanistan (5 million), Tajikistan, Bahrain and Uzbekistan.

Currency

Local currency is the Iranian rials, whose international bank symbol is IRR.

Weather

Mountains in the north, west and south are blocking the effect of the humid winds of the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf. Only coastlines have a humid climate. For the rest, the bulk of the country is occupied by a large plateau, the altitude of which varies between 1 000 and 1 500 m and the most important cities. In this area, the climate is continental with very harsh winters and hot summers. Throughout the territory, the thermal amplitudes between the warmest and coldest areas sometimes reach 40 ° C.

Iran Vacation ideas

Quick route north of Tehran

Iran

Quick route north of Téhéran < p > De passage to Tehran and not enough time to take you on a tour of the country? This is an ideal tour for a short week around the Iranian capital without make align testing kilometres away, will give you a quick overview of the natural and human wealth of this part of the < a href =" lieug_id: 16269" target =" _blank" title = "Iran/Iran" > Iran < /a >. < /p >

Féerique weekend in Isfahan

Iran

Of all the cities of Iran, Isfahan is certainly one of the most cherished travellers. Quite rightly, because Isfahan does not steal its place in the catalogue of mankind's heritage. Colourful mosaic domes, covered bazaar, crafts, the warmth of the inhabitants, everything contributes to making it the most dazzling of the steps on your Iranian circuit. Here's how to optimize your visit and plan at best a prolonged weekend in the old safavide capital.

Iran taking its time

Iran

This original tour offers you the opportunity to discover the most attractive and famous cities in Iran, but also less frequented and yet just as fascinating sites.

The best of Iran in 10 days

Iran
800€

Iran deserves and requires time to go around and fully appreciate its wealth. But why deprive yourself of it if you only have a short period of time? By being selective enough, about ten days can be enough to go around the "golden triangle": Esfahan-Chiraz-Yazd. To complete this itinerary on time, you will necessarily need to take a flight between Tehran and Shiraz.

Iran in the skin of an archaeologist

Iran
690€

Iran in the skin of a archéologue < p > Si you always dreamt to travel with a hat of leather and whisk in the manner of a hero of well-known cinema, you will feel at their ease in < a href =" lieug_id: 16269" target =" _blank" title = "Iran/Iran" > Iran < /a >! The country abounds in archeological treasures, the first of which of course the town of Persepolis, that you can discover while following a quick tour in the south of the pays. < /p >

Iranian Azerbaijan

Iran

In northwestern Iran, between the Caspian Sea and Turkey, there is a region around Tabriz that is mainly populated by Azeris, Turkish speakers who remained attached to Iran after the separation from Azerbaijan. The region is therefore very different from the rest of the country, but nevertheless has real tourist jewels. A good week is enough to go around, but you will find something to stay longer if you wish.

Iran in the skin of an archaeologist

Iran
690€

Iran in the skin of a archéologue < p > Si you always dreamt to travel with a hat of leather and whisk in the manner of a hero of well-known cinema, you will feel at their ease in < a href =" lieug_id: 16269" target =" _blank" title = "Iran/Iran" > Iran < /a >! The country abounds in archeological treasures, the first of which of course the town of Persepolis, that you can discover while following a quick tour in the south of the pays. < /p >

Discovering the Iranian deserts

Iran
400€

Another typical biotope of the country, the desert invites you to meditate and walk. The Iranian plateau is composed of salt lakes, sand dunes and two major deserts: the great salt desert (Dasht-é Kavir) and the empty desert (Dasht-é Lut). Choose our desert tours and let yourself be seduced by the beauty of the Iranian desert, admire the giant yardangs of Shahdad, go swimming in the fresh water of the springs and search for the hottest spot on the planet. This tour is not offered in June, July and August or in winter, to avoid extreme temperatures.

Iran taking its time

Iran

This original tour offers you the opportunity to discover the most attractive and famous cities in Iran, but also less frequented and yet just as fascinating sites.

The best of Iran in 10 days

Iran
800€

Iran deserves and requires time to go around and fully appreciate its wealth. But why deprive yourself of it if you only have a short period of time? By being selective enough, about ten days can be enough to go around the "golden triangle": Esfahan-Chiraz-Yazd. To complete this itinerary on time, you will necessarily need to take a flight between Tehran and Shiraz.

Iran taking its time

Iran

This original tour offers you the opportunity to discover the most attractive and famous cities in Iran, but also less frequented and yet just as fascinating sites.

The best of Iran in 10 days

Iran
800€

Iran deserves and requires time to go around and fully appreciate its wealth. But why deprive yourself of it if you only have a short period of time? By being selective enough, about ten days can be enough to go around the "golden triangle": Esfahan-Chiraz-Yazd. To complete this itinerary on time, you will necessarily need to take a flight between Tehran and Shiraz.

Iran in the skin of an archaeologist

Iran
690€

Iran in the skin of a archéologue < p > Si you always dreamt to travel with a hat of leather and whisk in the manner of a hero of well-known cinema, you will feel at their ease in < a href =" lieug_id: 16269" target =" _blank" title = "Iran/Iran" > Iran < /a >! The country abounds in archeological treasures, the first of which of course the town of Persepolis, that you can discover while following a quick tour in the south of the pays. < /p >

Discovering the Iranian deserts

Iran
400€

Another typical biotope of the country, the desert invites you to meditate and walk. The Iranian plateau is composed of salt lakes, sand dunes and two major deserts: the great salt desert (Dasht-é Kavir) and the empty desert (Dasht-é Lut). Choose our desert tours and let yourself be seduced by the beauty of the Iranian desert, admire the giant yardangs of Shahdad, go swimming in the fresh water of the springs and search for the hottest spot on the planet. This tour is not offered in June, July and August or in winter, to avoid extreme temperatures.

Féerique weekend in Isfahan

Iran

Of all the cities of Iran, Isfahan is certainly one of the most cherished travellers. Quite rightly, because Isfahan does not steal its place in the catalogue of mankind's heritage. Colourful mosaic domes, covered bazaar, crafts, the warmth of the inhabitants, everything contributes to making it the most dazzling of the steps on your Iranian circuit. Here's how to optimize your visit and plan at best a prolonged weekend in the old safavide capital.

Discovering the Iranian deserts

Iran
400€

Another typical biotope of the country, the desert invites you to meditate and walk. The Iranian plateau is composed of salt lakes, sand dunes and two major deserts: the great salt desert (Dasht-é Kavir) and the empty desert (Dasht-é Lut). Choose our desert tours and let yourself be seduced by the beauty of the Iranian desert, admire the giant yardangs of Shahdad, go swimming in the fresh water of the springs and search for the hottest spot on the planet. This tour is not offered in June, July and August or in winter, to avoid extreme temperatures.

Iran taking its time

Iran

This original tour offers you the opportunity to discover the most attractive and famous cities in Iran, but also less frequented and yet just as fascinating sites.

Quick route north of Tehran

Iran

Quick route north of Téhéran < p > De passage to Tehran and not enough time to take you on a tour of the country? This is an ideal tour for a short week around the Iranian capital without make align testing kilometres away, will give you a quick overview of the natural and human wealth of this part of the < a href =" lieug_id: 16269" target =" _blank" title = "Iran/Iran" > Iran < /a >. < /p >

Iran in the skin of an archaeologist

Iran
690€

Iran in the skin of a archéologue < p > Si you always dreamt to travel with a hat of leather and whisk in the manner of a hero of well-known cinema, you will feel at their ease in < a href =" lieug_id: 16269" target =" _blank" title = "Iran/Iran" > Iran < /a >! The country abounds in archeological treasures, the first of which of course the town of Persepolis, that you can discover while following a quick tour in the south of the pays. < /p >

The best of Iran in 10 days

Iran
800€

Iran deserves and requires time to go around and fully appreciate its wealth. But why deprive yourself of it if you only have a short period of time? By being selective enough, about ten days can be enough to go around the "golden triangle": Esfahan-Chiraz-Yazd. To complete this itinerary on time, you will necessarily need to take a flight between Tehran and Shiraz.

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