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2020 is the best time to travel to Iran

2020 is the best time to travel to Iran

Iran started the year with several rocky events. There were protests about rising fuel prices, a US drone strike on a major Iranian General, and the crash of a Ukrainian passenger flight.

Understandably, travelers are concerned about their safety and are asking if they should still travel to Iran or not. Considering the economical status in Iran, the country is tying to reassure travelers about their upcoming travel plans.

Here comes the question of the safety of traveling to Iran. Because of the nuclear plan of Iran, the USA and other foreign countries such as Europeans are isolating and putting sanctions on Iran. Traveling to Iran could be a unique experience.

There is always bad news about Iran but when you travel to Iran you can see how Iran is different. Iran has different rules and regulations such as wearing a hijab and not drinking alcohol either.
Still, the feedback of talking to Iran former travelers show that based on their experience with trustable Iran tours, not only your Iran travel would be safe but also your Iran tour guide would always be there to help you in an unexpected situation.

Notice:

Remember Iran is entirely safe to travel, but it is recommended to visit Iran trough an Iran travel agency, especially if it is your first Iran trip.

Geography:

Iran is a vast country and is especial in so numorous aspects. For example, if you are a desert lover, camel riding, and starry skies, Iran has the hottest desert in the world (the Lout desert). If you would like experience and see something new.
Iran has the world’s biggest water cave located in Hamadan, where Avicenna the guidon of modern medicine was born. You can explore this water cave with paddle boats.

If you are a climber and a fan of skiing, you should know Iran has the highest volcano in Asia (The Damavand mount) with 5,761 meters height located in the north of the capital of Iran, Tehran. And various sites that you can only visit in Iran like the highest wind catcher in the world in Yazd.
If like many other Iran visitors, you don’t want to miss any of these unique sights, as a pioneer in the Iran tourism industry.

Services:

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Nowruz(Persian New Year)

The greatest Iranian Festival,
It is at least 3000 years that Iranian people celebrate the first day of spring when the Sun enters the point of Vernal Equinox as the beginning of Persian New Year.
Nowruz is one of the oldest national festivals of Iran surviving to the present day. It has played significant changes since ancient times. It is thus a means of maintaining cultural concord among Iranian plateau and the entire Persian speaking world.
Today, Nowrooz is celebrated in the same way in numerous parts of the globe. It is also revered by Iranians as a symbol of their national identity and cultural heritage.


The Red Gold of Iran

Saffron is dubbed as the Red Gold And The two famous provinces like Fars and Khorasan are the most important places where it is harvested.
Therefore, do not forget this valuable souvenir When visiting these two regions In Iran.
If you are in search of different flavors for cooking, besides Saffron, you can find other spices all around Iran.
Iran has also another comestible gold: By traveling to Northern cities of Iran, You will reach Caviar in the Caspian Sea, a valuable and delicious substance that can be precious present for your dear ones.


Caviar

Caviar is energetic nutrition that has a pleasant taste and smell. Mostly, the protein available in caviar made of Histamin, Isoleucine/Arsin, Lysine, and Methionine. The fat available in it is also divided into two major parts; 25 percent cholesterol and 75 percent Lecithin. More than 95 percent of sturgeon resources in the Caspian sea and Iran are responsible for managing the conservation, reproduction and releasing the fish. Annually Iran releases 20-22 million of sturgeon fish babies of the Persian sturgeon genus in the sea.


Pistachios

You have certainly heard about Iran’s pistachios. Iran is the largest producer and exporter of pistachio.
Iranian pistachio has also the best taste and quality among other producing countries like United States and Turkey.
Pistachio is a also a very important and rich source of protein, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
There are different types of Pistachio such as:
1: Jumbo Pistachios(Fandoghi).
2: Round Pistachios(kalleqouchi).
3: Long Pistachios(Akbari, Ahmadaghaei, Badami).
4: Kernel and closed Pistachios.


Persian Carpet

The Persian Carpet(Qali) is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art.
The Persian carpet can be divided or classified into three groups.
1: Farsh/Qali (Sized anything bigger than 6*4 feet).
2: Qalicheh(meaning Rug, sized 6*4 feet or smaller).
3: Nomadic carpet,(Including Zilu, meaning rough carpet).
The art of carpet weaving is dating back to the ancient era in Iran plateau according to archaeologists.
one of the documents which prove this idea is, the 2500-years-old carpet named Pazyryk carpet dating back to 500 B.C during the Achaemenid period.


IRAN the land of Religions

Since ancient times, Iran has been called the land of religions. for hundreds of years, adherents of various religious faiths have been living peacefully in this country.
This is reflected in numerous buildings that survive to time from several ages.
Iran is the birthplace of the world`s earliest known monothetic faith, i.e. Zoroastrianism. It also has been home to many other religions such as Christianity, Judaism and etc…
For Example, Iran Jewish community is one of the oldest communities in the world.
Religious buildings are the embodiment of love, faith, and devotion of the followers and for this reason, one can find the finest examples of each era`s art in these buildings.
Iran is an incredibly rich country in terms of religious art. Iranian religious art stretches from the pre-historic times right to the present day. It began from the cave painting and pottery works of pre-history to cuneiforms of Achaemenid times and continues to the present day as wonderful architecture and ornamentations of Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques.


Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is the water passageway between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
The inland sea of some 233,000 Km ( The length is 1,000 Km, and the maximum with is 370 Km) is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the strait or Hormuz, a maximum depth of 390 meters and an averaged depth is 50 meters. Its western end is marked by the major river delta of Arvand-Rood , which carries the water of Euphrates, Tigris and Karun.

The Persian name for this body of water was borrowed by almost all the old languages including Greek as the Persian Gulf and has been used every where since ancient times, for it signifies the first major nation-state in that area, namely the Persian Empire (Now Iran).

Countries with the coastline on the Persian Gulf are|: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraq.

The Persian Gulf and its costal area is the largest single source of crude oil and related industries dominate the region.


Medical Plants

The vast land of Iran is home to various kinds of herbs that grow each season in prairies and mountains of the country. You might have heard about Eastern medicine and cures with plants might be interesting to you.
In Iran, you can purchase these plants(Herbs) in traditional stores called Attari.


Iranian Rose Water (Golab)

One of the innovations of Iranians which has been in vogue for generations is rose water making and transforming medical herbs to drink.
Rose water is also used in cosmetics, sweets and perfume.
The most famous rose water making cities are Shiraz and Kashan.


Taste Iran’s Pastry

Usually all the tourists enjoy the experience of tasting new food and in Iran they can choose from various local pastries and foods as souvenirs. If you visit Nash-e Jahan(Imam square) in Isfahan, you van buy Gaz(Nougat) and pashmak(Cotton candy).
In Yazd city you can buy Baqlava and Qottab which are wonderful choices and in Qom never forget to buy Sohan.
Other pastries include Yukheh and Masghati Shirazi, Kak in Kermanshah, Ris an Noqa in Tabriz. Kolompeh in Kerman and the sweet Noghl or Nuql of Urmia.


Iranian Tea

Iran’s souvenirs are not limited to pastries. Iran’s tea is also all around the world and you can buy different kins of tea while visiting tea fields in north of Iran.
Most of these fields are located on hillsides of Iran like the farms in Darjeeling. These The colour of Iranian Tea is red and taste is fairly light and it is tasty even if you do not add any milk or sugar.
Lahijan is the first city in Iran to have tea plantation. Lahijan stands to have the largest area of tea cultivation in Iran.