Why do Iran visa applications get rejected?

There are many factors at play when planning to apply for an Iranian visa. To visit Iran you must...

Iran Stop Stamping Tourists' Passport

During the Obama administration and in the wake of the Nuclear Deal, Iran was turning into a popular holiday...

Iran Hotels: Ultimate Booking Guide for 2019

Whether you are a first-time traveller or an experienced backpacker, your travel to-do list will include researching and booking...

10 Things to See and Do in Qeshm and Hormuz

The name “Iran” is likely to conjure up images of ancient historical ruins, magnificent grand mosques, and awe-inspiring architecture....

Why you should apply for Iran tourist visa in advance

Contrary to common belief, getting your tourist visa for Iran is not difficult or time-consuming. We hear from enthusiastic...
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Why do Iran visa applications get rejected?
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Iran Stop Stamping Tourists' Passport
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Iran Hotels: Ultimate Booking Guide for 2019
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10 Things to See and Do in Qeshm and Hormuz
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Why you should apply for Iran tourist visa in advance
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Are Americans allowed to travel in Iran?

More and more, travelers are seeking the less trodden path. Following the Nuclear Deal, negotiated primarily between Iran’s President Rouhani and President Obama in 2015, adventurous travelers started to see Iran as a viable and safe tourist destination. In the wake of this international trade deal, many travelers (including myself) took the opportunity to visit Iran for the first time. As it were, I was not alone, between 2015 and 2019 Iran saw a steady increase in foreign tourists, with a 50% increase in inbound tourists in 2018.

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A Backpacker’s Guide to Iran – May 2019

Backpacking is defined as low cost, independent travel. Backpacking in Iran is defined as extremely low cost, intrepid adventure with everything from modern art galleries to 4,000 year old archaeological sites. In this post, I give you the scoop on a backpack’s guide to Iran (on a budget!).

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Discover Tehran: A Brief Guide to the Capital of Iran

Visitors to Iran often opt to skip Tehran, reducing it to nothing more than heavy traffic and smog. But the capital city has plenty of charm and beauty with its concrete skyline set against the backdrop of the majestic Alborz mountains. Home to some 10 million people, in no other city, will you get a better glimpse of contemporary life in Iran than in Tehran. Here’s our mini guide to Tehran to get the most out of this underrated city. And as always, remember that you can book all your travel and accommodation needs in Tehran with 1stQuest.

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Ramadan in Iran; What to do and What not to do!

The holy month of Ramadan is a time of prayer and detachment from worldly pleasures. Ramadan means thirty days of self-cleansing, good deeds, giving out more, and getting closer to God. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from the brink of the day (early sunrise) till late in the evening and the time of Iftar, when they break their fast. If you are traveling to Iran you need to precisely know when Ramadan starts in Iran because it complicates things for tourist and adventurers. During Ramadan in Iran, most of the restaurants are closed to help people who fast over the day and even drinking water in the streets is considered rude and unmindful. Although Ramadan may sound like a tough month for outsiders to travel to Iran, it definitely has its own benefits and in some ways help travelers.

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Traveling to Iran with Pets; Don’t Leave your Best Friends

Traveling and animals don’t exactly mix well, especially if you are traveling to Iran with pets. We are so emotionally attached to these beautiful creatures that we can’t simply let go of them, even for a few days which reminds me of the words of Colleen Paige, founder of “National Pets Day” organization, author, animal advocate, and in general a true animal lover that really moved me and brought me to the realization that people would do so many things to travel to Iran with their pets: “Many people believe that humans are superior to animals, but is that really true? We’re not able to come close to possessing the pure & perfect unconditional love that animals offer.

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Iran Stop Stamping Tourists' Passport

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Can I Enter Iran Without a Visa?

Imagine venturing off on a smooth highway. You see a dusty turn-off signposted “adventure” and you decide to veer off to explore what’s ahead.  Well, that dusty path is...