Want to take a trip to Iran? Need some advice for travel to Iran?
Here are some travel tips for Iran matching your personality type!
Need a traditional guided trip? Do you think these kind of travels are less stressful? Do you Search for a trip full of history and art? If yes, so you may be into organization & stability. Iran has more than 3000 years of history, including ancient Achaemenes and Islamic history.
Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Kashan, Bam, Kerman, Kermanshah, Yazd are the best cities to visit many ancient Iran archaeological sites and also World Heritage Sites selected by UNESCO. (Book accommodation in Isfahan here)
Iranian architecture is one of a kind! The both ancient and Islamic styles are found here. If you are into architecture you shouldn’t miss these destinations: Zoroastrian and Persian styles like what we can see at Chogha Zanbil, Susa, Ecbatana, Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Anahita Temple, Sassanid Rayen Castle are located in Shoosh, Shiraz, Kangavar, Rayen.
Islamic styles like Jameh Mosque of Nain and Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Chehelsotoon, Ali Qapu, Agha Bozorg Mosque, Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque in Naqsh-i Jahan Square are located mostly in Isfahan, Nain, and Kashan.
In addition, you can see Qanat (an old system of water supply from a deep well), thatched house, Badgir (wind-tower), thatched house as traditional Persian elements in Tabas, Garmeh, yazd, Gonbad, Khorasan. (Book accommodation in Yazd here)
Nature Lover, Eco-tourist, Adventurist
Do you love nature? Do you prefer adventurous trips that harm nature less than others? You are an Eco-tourist. This kind of tourist Love thrilling activities and Want to be immersed in the great outdoors. They are a wild traveler who should definitely visit all natural wonders here in Iran:
Desert trekking and camping Desert safari, off-road: dashte kavir, kavire lout, Garmeh village, Mesr village, Bayazeh village, Tabas, Badroud, Maranjab.
Visit the Iranian UNESCO Geopark, Hara Marine Forests (Mangrove forests), Crocodile farm, Namakdan Salt Cave at Qeshm Island,
Dark craggy mountains of Alborz Mountain, Alamut Valley visiting Ovan Lake at Qazvin Province, Alamut
Rudkhan Castle interconnected houses in Masule village in Fuman city
See Shiraz Canyon, Falak-ol-Aflak Castle, Bisheh Waterfall, Gahar Lake in Zagros Mountain: Lorestan province, Khoram abad city, Douroud city. (Book accommodation in Alamut Valley here)
You never stop moving? Love to stay Active? You are an extreme traveler. There is a trip for you, too. you will have a memorable experience and feel much more active!
Hiking Alborz Mountains: Mt Damavand
Learning how to dive: Persian Gulf (Book accommodation in Persian Gulf coast here)
Rafting: Zayandeh Rood River, Haraz River, Sefid Rood River, Arvand Rood River, Sirvan River
For skiing: downhills at Dizin, Shemshak
Discovering Local Cultures, Different Life Style Experience
If you are interested in visiting different local cultures Iran has many different ethnic groups which includes Persians, Kurds, Lurs, Arabs, Baluchs, Turkmen and Turkic tribes.
Persians include the Mazandaranis and Gilakis: Tehran province, Isfahan province, Fars province, Alborz province, Razavi Khorasan, South Khorasan, Yazd province, Kerman province, Bushehr province, Hormozgan province, Markazi province (Arak), Qom province, Semnan province, Qazvin province, Hamadan province, North Khorasan, Khuzestan province, northern half of Sistan and Baluchistan (Zabol), southern and western half of Golestan province and also Mazandaran and Gilan provincs. Kurds: Kordestan provinceWest Azerbaijan province Kermanshah and Ilam provinces North Khorasan province
Lurs: Lorestan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Khuzestan, Isfahan, Fars, Bushehr and Kuh-Gilu-Boir Ahmed provinces.
Arabs: Khuzestan Province,
Baluchs: Sistan and Baluchestan province
Turkmen: provinces of Golestān and North Khorasan.
Turkic tribes (include Qashqai people, Khorasani Turks, Afshar people, and Qarai Turks): Fars, Khuzestan and southern Isfahan, North Khorasan, Razavi Khorasan, and Golestan provinces
Staying with Nomad people (Bakhtiari, Qashqaee, Shahsavan) will let you experience the feeling you can’t find anywhere else. (Book accommodation in Yazd province)
Need a travel full of “Me time” looking for a place to relax? Need medical care?
If you need your “me time” back, you are a harmonious traveler. If you care about peace all the time and you might feel a responsibility to others so you may need a travel for retreatment.
Did you know Iran is one of the most rewarding destinations for Medical tourism and health tourism?
You can take a trip to Iran for low-cost medical treatment. Highly experienced and skilled doctors makes Iran one of the destination for medical tourists.
These are the places you should go:
Gondi hotel hospital and Moheb Mehr Hospital in Tehran, Mehr Hospital in Mashhad, Namazi hospital and The Central Hospital of Shiraz in Shiraz, they are cheap and have great medical facilities for Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Plastic Surgery, Weight Loss, Cosmetic Dentistry, Cardiology and Medical Dentistry.
To relax and feel healthier you must experience Salt cave in Qeshm Island, get water therapy in Sarien Ardebil and Sabalan, use Mud volcanoes in Chabahar and Sistan o Baluchestan.
If you like to experience Islamic style beaches, two islands of Persian gulf, Kish Island and Qeshm Island and also Caspian Sea coast at Ramsar city, “Chaloos”,”Namak Abrood”,”Bandar Anzali” city have lots of spots.
Do you call yourself a food lover? You are a gastronomy tourist. No matter you are a meat lover or seafood fan, you can get the best of them in Iran.
Rice, meat, vegetables, nuts and herbs are Iranian main dishes combinations. Saffron, dried lime and other sources of sour flavoring, cinnamon, turmeric, and parsley are used in Iranian dishes.
Kebab, Khoresht (Stew), Polow, are some of main course of Iranian food.
You can go south to taste new kinds of spicy and fried food. None of them? Are you a meat lover? Go west and eat the best of meat dishes there. If you are into seafood you will love those incredible foods in Coastal areas of Iran north and south!
If you are vegetarian we suggest you to try “kashk-e bademjan”,” Mirza Ghassemi”, “Falafel”, and “āsh”.
Want to help others in your trip? Making the world a better place to live calms you down the most? Makes you feel you’re a better person? You are an Altruistic traveler. So you will enjoy service trips:
Sistan and Baluchestan is where you can help others and also perceive the local sense by visiting rural areas and village life.
Do you often search for meaning? The offbeat traveler you are, you can have the most of the Iranian’s spirituality. Iran’s religious pilgrims will give you a new taste of Eastern historical mysticism.
So you must take a trip to Bastam, Yazd, Mashhad and Qom (Islamic), jolfa in Isfahan (Christianity), Chakchaku (Zoroastrian) and Pir Shaliyar (Mithraism and Zoroastrianism)
Many people like to shop. If you never get enough of shopping and window shopping, we have a lot of bazars! Some never end! There are destinations a shop lover may like. Iranian carpets, Termeh, Minakari and Khatamkari are made with Iranians artistic passion and will always help you remember how fabulous your trip was.
Visit great Bazar of Tehran, Tabriz Bazar, Bazar Vakil in Shiraz and Bazar Reza in Mashhad, to buy souvenirs and handicrafts.
If you feel better when you get to share your artistic passion with others you are an artsy traveler and you would most enjoy to a destination which has a rich artistic history and would cheer you up and make you aware of your unknown feelings. A trip to one of the most beautiful cities in Iran, Isfahan, which has the second name “half of the world” makes you feel good.
Isfahan (which is also unofficially known as “Half of the world”), Shiraz (city of poems), Tabriz (Qajar’s second capital) Yazd (an incredible mixture of beauty and spirituality), Kashan, Tehran are most beautiful cities in Iran.