We joke that it’s the closest we’ve felt to being rock stars.
Whether you choose to travel Iran on a group tour or with a private guide will likely boil down to cost and travel style.
We've been informed that some Iranian agencies have been able to get the authorization numbers for US citizens in about two weeks right now.
However, for your planning purposes we still suggest you assume 30 days so you're not down to the last minute.
Once this fact set in, they often went over the top in welcoming us — everything from cordial greetings, to smiles, hugs, gifts and invitations to homes — especially when our guide was out of sight.The tour company you work with will help you with the paperwork you need for your visa.All you need to do is fill out an application form, inform them of the Iranian consulate where you’ll pick up the visa, then summon some patience.Regardless, in both circumstances it’s best to continually express your wishes and find creative ways to help facilitate your guide in meeting those wishes.Keep in mind: the Iranian tour company who sponsors your visa is technically responsible for you during your entire stay in Iran.
Traveling to Iran as an American citizen may sound complicated and dangerous. We’re here to dispel the myths and answer the questions piling up in our inbox about visas, safety, and other concerns based on our visit to Iran. Although the United States has imposed sanctions against Iran, there are currently no restrictions on American citizens visiting Iran as tourists.