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Travel to Iran by a Private Train – The Persian Caravan on Rail!

Travelling with the Persian Caravan Train is a unique way to uncover the story of Iran. The tour is offered by SURFIRAN travel and tours which is a well-respected tour operator and travel agency in Iran in cooperation with Parsyad Co.

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‘Lut Desert provides tourism development opportunity’

TEHRAN – The Lut Desert, one of the two deserts dominating the landscape of eastern Iran, has got what it takes to lure travelers considering its geological uniqueness.

Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, the scorching Lut, is a mix of sand and salt. Its calming silence is also amazingly attractive.

“The Lut Desert provides a suitable prospect for the expansion of tourism industry in the country,” Zahra Ahmadipour, the newly-appointed director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization said on Monday.

She made the remarks during her visit to Jiroft in the southeastern province of Kerman, ILNA reported.

Ahmadipour who doubles as vice president accompanied First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri and several other members of the cabinet during the visit to Kerman.

The massive deserts, rich in magnificent scenery and unparalleled serenity, have much to offer their visitors who are in search of new adventures.

Seven years of satellite temperature data analyzed by NASA show that the Lut Desert is the hottest spot on Earth. Based on the research, it was hottest during 5 of the 7 years, and had the highest temperature overall: 70.7°C in 2005.


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Best 5 and 4 Star Hotels in Yazd, Iran

Yazd is a city of magnificent mosques, Zoroastrian culture, carpet shops and ancient Persian wind towers, which ventilate houses through turrets oriented toward the prevailing valley winds and traditional guesthouse middle of deserts. Stay in one of the traditional buildings in the city of Yazd can be a memorable experience during your travel to Iran. Here are five unique hotels in the Yazd that shine like a pearl in middle of the desert in Iran.

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Iran Nomad Tour – Living with the Qashqai Tribes

Nomads (Kooch Neshinan) in Iran are a group of people who travel and move from one place to another along with their tribe, family and all their belongings. Kooch Neshini (Nomadism) is the tribal lifestyle and their economy is based on herding. Shifting from one place to another and moving as a large group are the most important aspects of Nomadic life.

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Iranian Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Do I need a visa for Iran? And how hard is to get a visa? This is the most frequent question we get asked right after October 20 2015 that Iran has started issuing visas with 30 days validity at IKA international airports. In a few words “If you plan to go on trip to Iran, don’t risk it. Get a visa the proper way from the Embassy.”

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Can I buy souvenirs like Persian rugs?

Yes, it is possible to buy Persian rugs or other souvenirs. Iran is known for having the best rugs and carpets in the world. However, caution is advised before spending lots of money to ensure you are getting the genuine item rather than a fake. When buying items in places like the Bazaar, bargaining for price is considered normal.

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Is it permitted to take photos of historical sites and people?

Rules on photography depends on the place. Many mosques will allow photography inside and outside. Some museums will not allow photography inside but will outside. Generally, if it is not permitted, a sign will indicate. Restrictions are placed on photography of government and military buildings. For people, when taking photos of specific people, it is always better to ask for permission. Often this will led to a positive response, many Iranians like to pose for photos.

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