Practical information

What you need to know

Iran is (not) yet a prevailing tourism destination and therefore preparations might be more important than you are used to. On this page you can find all the practical information for a safe but adventurous trip to Iran.

Finances

Finances in the Netherlands:
When you decide to come along we ask you to pay
€ 300,- euros deposit and to pay the rest of the amount four weeks before departure.

Finances in Persia:

The official currency is Rial. The prices are indicated with Rial but orally stated as Thoman. This is the Rial divided by ten. For example 100.000 Rial is 10.000 Thoman. Please note that it’s not possible to pay by pin in Iran. Creditcards are also not accepted in most cities. If you want to bring extra money for yourself make sure it’s cash. We advise you to bring € 50,- euro or dollar bills in order to easily change them. 

Clothing Requirments

Women in Persia are mandated to wear non fitting clothes that does not accentuate their curves. Wearing a scarf is also mandatory. You can wear non fitted clothes till your hips with a long pants, jeans or long skirt underneath. Sandals and flip flops are permitted. Due to the hot weather we recommend you to wear cool materials like linnen. Men should wear long trousers. Short trousers are prohibited. You can wear short sleeves. Also flip flops and sandals are permitted. Both men and women should not wear any clothing that contain visible American flags. The Iranian men and women are very modern and nicely dressed. For a good impression of what to wear during the trip we recommend you to have a look at our photogallery.

Phone & Internet

You can use the phones in all of the hotels. Calling with your mobile phone is also possible. While traveling through the cities you may experience a weaker signal than normal. If you wish to use your mobile phone during your stay we would advise you to retrieve information on the possibilities and the expenses with your provider. In most of the hotels there is free wifi.

Taking pictures

Do ask for permission in case you would want to take pictures of the locals. It’s prohibited to take pictures of government buildings, military buildings and the military.

Vaccinations

Persia has a colorful and divers landscape. The great part of Iran is covered by high plateaus and mountain ranges but it also has major lowlands. Perzië has a hot and dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short cool winters. The temperatures in the summer can get to 40o C or more but the heat is bearable because of the low humidity.

Tips

For this excursion we will introduce a tipbox where we will put in a couple of euros a day per person. The tourguides will pay all the tips from this box so you will not be bothered with this during the trip.

Number of participants

The groupsexcursion will consist of a minimum of seven and maximum of twenty participants.

Flight ticket

The flight tickets are included from the excursion that we offer (KLM or IranAir/direct flight).
A direct flight will take about 6 hours.

•  KLM ▸
•  IranAir ▸

Travelingdocuments & Visa

For travelling to Iran you will need a passport that is valid for at least six months after your return date. Your passport needs to have three clear pages and should not contain a stamp of Israel. You need to request a visa for Iran. The required visa is the entry visa. There are different ways to acquire this visa. One way is to fill in the visaform and go to the Iranian embassy situated in the Hague. You can also acquire your visa via the visa service in Amsterdam. Another way is to get your visa on the airport in Persia upon arrival. The costst will be approximately € 60,- euros. You can also let Persintravel do the visa application for you. The additional costs will be € 25,- euros.

• Option 1
Persian embassy
Address: Duinweg 20 Denhaag 2585 JX
E-mail: info@iranianembassy.nl 
• Option 2
Visumcervice in Amsterdam (Visumcentrale)
Website: Visum ▸
• Option 3
Arrival in Iran
Address: Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran

Tips to take a long

•  Programbook Persintravel
•  A copy of your passport
•  A copy of your travel insurance
•  Your Medicines (if used)
•  A copy of your medication list
•  Enough cash money for your personal spendings
•  Little backpack
•  Alarm clock
•  World plugs
•  Good walking shoes ( sneakers and/ or sandals)
•  Sunglasses, cap or hat
•  Sunscreen
•  Light clothes (thin material)
•  Mosquito repellent
•  Swimsuit
•  Flip flops- Scarf, shawl (mandatory for women)
•  Sweater / vest
•  Camera
•  No alcohol (Alcohol is strictly prohibited)

Time Difference

The time difference between Iran and the Netherlands is 2,5 hours. (In transition time 3,5 hours)

Changes

The excursions and the hotels are subject to changes.

Let’s explore The Middle East, Persia