Travel on Budget to iran

Travel On Budget to Iran

These Quick Tips Will Help You Learn How To Travel On Budget To Iran In 2019 With Ease!

Are you planning to travel on budget to Iran? You’re at the right place. You can hitchhike Iran. Travel to Iran with your bicycle, bike or car. Or you can choose a tour package and still be on your budget.

So, for those, who seek guided yet on budget travel to Iran, here is what you should know . . .

First, try this little mental experiment. Put your doubts aside and ask yourself “what if “…

What if you could simply travel to Iran on budget?

And escape to a warm and welcoming country that undoubtedly excites every tourist … with its culture, friendly people, world–renowned tourist sites, and NOW with affordable budgets.

And unbelievably paltry prices for everything. Imagine that you can stay in a hotel with all the conveniences you want for only $8 a night… or enjoy Persian food in a classy restaurant with only $10 a person …or pay very low costs for transportation as well …

These are all possible … in 2019.

So make up your mind for travel on low budget or even better: travel under budget to Iran!

Where can I travel on budget in Iran?

Well, actually there’s no limit. Whether you’re travelling alone or with a group, travelling cheap has no limitations.

Travel budget destinations include Iran’s big cities like Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tabriz or Yazd or Iran’s nature tours by travelling to North of Iran.

Travelling to Iran has never been this worthy of your time and money. It’s not too late for you. Besides you can contact us and we’ll show you the secrets of enjoying Iran with budget tour packages or customized tour packages.

Tips on Iran’s budget tour packages

If you want to explore the highlights of Iran, an 8-day tour is usually recommended. Because Iran is a huge country and has lots of fabulous places to visit, you have to set aside enough time to visit stunning places.

Most tour packages include 5 important cities of Iran which include:

  1. Tehran; as the capital of Iran, where you usually arrive at the Imam Khomeini International airport. Tehran is a gigantic city, full of history and art museums.
  2. Shiraz; cultural capital of Iran where you can visit mesmerizing tomb of two famous poets of Iran and also visit Persepolis, a world heritage site, near Shiraz.
  3. Isfahan; known for its Safavid architecture and handicrafts and world heritage sites. 
  4. Yazd; known for its wind catchers, magnificent Islamic architecture, the star-filled sky of the desert and memorable nights.
  5. Kashan; known for its carpets, ceramics and fine, traditional and elaborate houses and mansions, which is a must-see for every traveler to Iran.

You’ll probably wonder that these don’t seem to be a budget tour package! But it is. Why? Because you can customize your trip by choosing from various transportations (airplanes, buses, trains) or different accommodations (hotels, Local Houses) and save money.

Budget tours can also be for 15-day tours or more. In such packages you have a chance to visit two or three other big cities such as Tabriz, Kerman or Mashhad. You can also choose to visit two sensational islands in Persian Gulf; Qeshm or Kish or travel to northern parts of Iran to see the green belt near the Caspian Sea.

Now I can hear your mind saying that it seems a hard task to choose best budget tour package. Listen! It’s not. We are here to help you. Just contact us and our experienced agents will be more than happy to help.

How much to budget for a 1 week or 2 weeks travel in Iran?

You know better that travel expenses depend totally on you. But as a rough guide, and if you’re interested in numbers, here’s what you should know.

If you’re planning to travel to Iran on your own, your daily costs would be about US$ 20 a day per person. And if you’re planning to spend mid-range, your costs would be about US$ 50.

This means you have to spend around US$ 140 for a week or about US$ 280 for 2 weeks stay in Iran.

You should add the cost of accommodation to this amount where you can choose between cheap or mid-range accommodations.

So if you’re after a very cheap travel plan, you can do this in Iran.

These numbers may have changed when you read this article.

The second choice is to buy a tour package or to customize your tour package to Iran. This way you can make sure the package is designed to meet your every need and it is in your desired budget range and the most important thing to consider is that the prices are fixed.

If you’re traveling with a tour operator agency, the cost will be around US$ 132 a day per person, which is about US$ 924, including accommodations, which is not a high amount for staying a week in Iran, having way better itineraries, accommodations, food service, insurance and tour guides.

As you analyze the cost of your trip to Iran, we recommend that if it is your first trip to Iran, choose a travel agency and just customize your travel to Iran.

This way you can experience the best of two worlds. Cheap and affordable prices plus more enjoyable and stress-free stay in Iran.

And if you need, you can also read the article about how to customize your trip to Iran, here.

Would You Like to Save Money?

So now, you may ask what the next step is. It’s easy. Simply you can fill the travel budget request form for us and we’ll contact you on how you can plan your travel to Iran within your desired budget. By customizing your trip, you can make sure you’re travelling safe, please with every moment and all of it is within your desired budget.

Enjoy your stay.


Customized Tours

How to Customize Your Trips to Iran Today Starting from Scratch?

Customizing has always been satisfying. From clothing, to cars to homes. We are always looking for better convenience. Sometimes it’s done because you want to feel different while Sometimes you do it to get better services.

No matter what you do, customizing is a fashion-forward way of living today. And now, it’s the same when it comes to TRAVEL. You can customize your trip to Iran, too.

Here’s good news . . .

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could manage your time, destination and itineraries in your trip to Iran? Well, it is all possible.

First thing you should do, is to plan your next travel destination to Iran. Since you are reading this page, we assume that you are about to visit one of the most magnificent and ancient countries and cultures in the world. Congratulations on that!

But when it comes to having too many choices, it is not very easy to choose. Is it?

So let’s break the choices and steps down you need to take in order to customize your trip to Iran.

What kind of traveler are you?

There are many tour packages for you when travelling to Iran. Iran is biggest country in the region, so as you may have guessed, the number of tour packages you can choose, vary a lot.

So the first step would be to know your travel style. Here are your possibilities:

  1. Iran dessert tours: This tour is for central parts of Iran. Desert’s nights are mesmerizing, but there are other activities like Safari, Camel riding, Paragliding, Sand boarding, Buggy driving, Stargazing and camping in desert, which are exciting choices for adventurers as well.
  2. Iran ski tours: Famous zones for skiing in Iran are Dizin ski resort, Tochal ski resort and Shemshak ski resort in north, near Tehran and Pooladkaf ski resort in south, near Shiraz. Whether you are a professional skier or not, there’s a lot of excitement involved with these tours. You even have the possibility to ski at night.
  3. Iran history and cultural tours: One of the most popular tours of Iran in which you can visit highlights of Persian culture. You can visit major cities and know Iranian 2500-year-old culture better. You can choose between 5 cities or more and usually you stay a day in each city to go sightseeing.
  4. Tours for families: How are the family tours different? Well, they’re usually longer so that your family don’t get exhausted. Kids’ choices are included. So visiting aquariums, theme parks and more excitement for family members, are also included in the customized family tours. If you’re traveling with your family and want to stay longer, like 14 days, and see more of each city, family tours can be arranged and planned for you.
  5. Group tours: Group tours are the best choice when you are traveling on budget. These tours are popular for many nations and easier for tour operators to accommodate and plan. We customize Itineraries as well. You can choose to spend a week only in a big city or plan to visit all highlights. Some tourists consider group tours to be safer, more comfortable and cost effective. So if you’re in this category, you can call our agents and ask about next group tour schedule.
  6. Honeymoon tours: Another memorable way of trip customization is through honeymoon tours. Though you may have not thought about honeymooning in Iran, these tours can be customized to be both exhilarating and captivating. So if you plan to celebrate your love in Iran, be prepared to visit more beautiful gardens, special cruise ship tours, and romantic dinners and music, prepared and customized specifically for you.
  7. Women only tours: Iran tours can also be customized for women only. These tours are planned to see Iran from women perspective. You can travel with a female tour guide, and as a woman, you’ll get to see Iranian women’s daily life. Special itinerary includes music, food and gatherings designed only for female tourists visiting Iran.
  8. Food and culinary tours: Are you a food lover? Then why not customize your trip for food and culinary tours. We plan these tours for you to cook and taste Iranian cuisine. You can learn to cook Persian traditional food, and know special ingredients and spices that later you can make and enjoy in your hometown later. Besides, You can work with chef or mom-chefs with English translators. You can plan to visit several cities and know about the food culture. Expect your experience to be awe-inspiring, hilarious and mouth-watering.
  9. Customized city tours: Visiting several major cities in Iran can take a week or more to visit everything. So you can ask to stay in only one or two cities to know and feel everything about the city. You’ll visit each city like an insider and local tour guides will show you every corner that is worthy of visiting and take memorable photographs.
  10. Iran Nomad Tours: If you’re living in a modern world and want to escape from everyday rat-race to a striking and active lifestyle, you can ask to customize your tours around Iranian Nomads. You can enjoy the nature every day, see the hard-working nomads of Iran and try their unique all-natural drinks or food. Experiencing nomadic life makes you a more grateful person and a calmer personality. So make sure to savor and live every gripping moment of it.

Contact Us to Discover How to Have Your Tailor-made Tours

Customized travel experience in Iran has no limitations. You can always customize your time and your trip to Iran.

Some more tours you can choose from, include: Iran’s classic cars tour, escorted tour, diving tour, Silk Road tour, Christmas tour, Iran’s summer tour, UNESCO tour, Caspian Sea tour, adventure tour, etc.

In customized and personalized Iran trips, you have limitless choices. That’s why our agents can help you choose the best tour or travel packages for you. Feel free to contact us for getting more details about customized trip packages to Iran.

Iran Nomads

Iran Nomads

Iran Nomads

The migration of the tribes in Iran is as old as the history. Iranians were the first group of the people who migrated and came to the plateau of Iran two thousand years B.CE. These Iranian groups were the founder of Maad and Achaemenian dynasties.

Ibn Khaldun, the Islamic sociologist of the 8th century Solar Hijri, categorizes the society into two groups of citizens and Bedouins. He believed the migration of human is older than sedentary and is a kind of adaptation with the environment. 

Tribes which consist of families are independent under the control of the Khaqan (Head of the region nomads).

Qashqai Nomad

Great Qashqai tribe who are living in vast areas in Fars, some parts of Boushehr, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari as well as Isfahan provinces, are hospitable and warm people. Some people still migrate and some others have become citizens.

Qashqai tribe consist of five clans which are Kashkouli, Darreh-Shouri, Shesh-Bloki, Farsi-Madan and Amleh. They are mostly Muslim( Shia ) and they speak in Azari.

Locals call Qashqai tents “Siah Chaador” (Black tent). They  wove them with the goat’s wool. The Qashqai’s men traditional clothes are knee-length outfits. They use a shawl or a cartridge ring as the belt. Dogush hat is a special clothes of Qashqai men.  They use Giveh as their shoes which are woven with hand. The Qashqai women clothes consist of Borak or Kolaqcheh (Small hat), Lachak (scarf), Albaqi (Head band), Koynak (dress), Koljeh (coat) and Tonban (Skirt). “Koynak” the Qashqai ladies’ dress covers legs below the knees and has two slits up the both sides and wrist-length sleeves cover hands. Tonban is a long and full pleated skirt; it covers the feet completely. All the Qashqai ladies’ clothes are floral and colorful.

Traditional Music

Music is something special in Qashqai tribes. Three kinds of traditional music are: Sarebanan with their flute, Changies with the instruments such as Korna, Naqareh and Sorna and Asheqs with the instruments such as Chagoor, Kamancheh and Sitar sing Qashqai songs.

Written by Hamidreza Azimi

Photo by Hamidreza Azimi


Huge Iran

Who Else Wants To See Huge Iran And Discover New Territories? 

While you’re sitting there reading this, you’re going to learn that if it makes any difference if to travel to a big country like  Huge Iran … And as a traveler … does it have any benefits or drawbacks?

How many countries could you fit in Iran if it was possible?

Can you imagine that? Well the answer may surprise you! Are you ready for it?

You could fit Portugal, Denmark, Cyprus, Belgium, UK, Netherlands, and Albania in Iran    and still have room to fit other countries like entire Japan.

Iran is the 18th biggest country in the world.  No country in Europe (except Russia) is bigger than Iran. It means Iran is bigger than countries like Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and France.

And in the region, Huge Iran is the biggest country. Almost double the size of Turkey.

But why should you care?

Just think about it! If you travel to Iran and visit two, only two provinces, it is as if you have traveled and visited a big country in Europe!  Isn’t it interesting?

Iran is diverse in its geographical areas as well as tourist attractions and climate conditions.

50% of Iran’s area consist of high mountains and 20% consist of deserts, and you can always find best tours to enjoy the fabulous nature from north to south.

You can visit Huge Iran for a desert safari tour, in central Dasht-e Lut desert or camping safari in Dasht-e Kavir desert.

So picture yourself travelling to Iran for a short trip for mountaineering, ski mountaineering or trekking.

What if you are not experienced enough?

You can always find several training programs in Huge Iran who can help you enormously.

Let’s have a brief review on some parts of this huge territory:

Northern parts of Iran

A green belt near Caspian Sea: A never-ending love story for tourists

In the north, if you want you can enjoy the Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests Eco region, which is about 55000 square kilometers.

It means this area in north is the size of entire countries like Croatia, and bigger than countries like Denmark, Netherlands or Switzerland.

So when we say there is a lot to see now you know what we mean.

Let us mention that people in Iran never get tired of visiting north and you won’t either! There are numerous reasons…

As we mentioned before, the northern part of Huge Iran is huge… 55000 square kilometers of green forests and trees.

The weather is rather rainy in most months of the year. So many tourists travel there in Spring or Summer time from central or southern cities of  Huge Iran, to escape the warm weather and to get a thrill out of Mediterranean-like weather for a week or two.

There are three provinces and several cities in the northern part of Huge Iran to visit:

Gilan Province: Famous cities include: Rasht, Lahijan and Bandar-e Anzali

Mazandaran Province: Famaous cities: Ramsar, Noshahr, Amol, Saari, Babolsar and Babol

Golestan Province: Famous cities: Gorgan, Gonabad

The traveler’s eyes are invited to see sceneries of exceptional green trees for miles and miles. The astounding nature that you see will surely remain in your memory forever.

But the sweet story doesn’t end here…

You can travel to this area of Iran for many more surprises. Food variety, friendly people, folk music, artistic handicrafts and more heavenly nature. You will find and enjoy all of them here.

Places you should visit:

Forests: Abr (cloud forest), Sangdeh forest, Alangdareh forest park, Masal, Talesh, Heyran and Arasbaran Jungles, to name a few.

Things to do:

Enjoy the green trees and forests

Try the special-made northern cookies

Enjoy swimming in the Caspian Sea

Try northern-style Iranian Kebabs

Ask any Iranian and they agree on two things about northern parts of Iran: first, you’ll never get tired of seeing eye-catching beauties of this area. And second, only one trip or two is not enough to see and feel the irresistible culture and nature of the north.

That’s why there’s a heavy traffic during national holidays from all parts of Huge Iran to North.

Also in northwestern parts of Iran you can travel to mountainous resorts or travel there for cultural attractions.

In northwestern part of Iran there are four provinces:

West Azerbaijan: Famous cities: Tabriz, Marand, Maraghe

East Azerbaijan: Famous cities: Urmia, Khoy, Boukan

Ardabil Province: Famous cities: Ardabil

Zanjan Province: Famous cities: Zanjan

Things to do:

Visiting Qareh kelissa (Black Church)

Visiting Lake Urmia

Try Koofteh Tabrizi – A delicious local food

Seeing carpet weaving production

Shopping at Traditional Grand bazaars

Central parts of Iran

Unique architectural sites along with dessert’s night sceneries

There are two vast and stunning provinces in central part of  Huge Iran. Isfahan and Yazd.

Isfahan, usually has a record-breaking number of tourists every year. There are a lot to see and enjoy, in these two big provinces. There are a lot of sweet memories you can take back home here.

Things to do:

Yazd province’s Famous cities: Yazd, Meybod. Ardakan

In Yazd you’ve got to visit extensive desserts. You can have a tour or you can take a camping tour there. Then you can experience the breathtaking nature of the dessert especially at night when stars are shining in the clear sky.

Then you can visit the old town (historic city of Yazd), Zoroastrian fire temple, Dowlat Abad garden and try delicious and mouth-watering sweets and candies from Yazd. Also you shouldn’t miss several mosques because the beauty of the architecture will blow your mind away.

Isfahan province’s Famous cities: Isfahan, Kashan

In Isfahan you have even more to see and enjoy. Isfahan has always been famous for its architectural style and unique handicrafts. It means you can be visually satisfied here when you visit the city. Safavid architecture along with some of world heritage sites make your trip to Isfahan extremely worthwhile.

Naghshe Jahan Square, Chehel Sotoun, Siosepol Bridge, And Shah mosque are some of the names you should remember to visit when you travel to Isfahan.

In grand bazaar you can shop for handicrafts and feel the taste of Isfahani cuisine as well.

Southern parts of Iran

From city of “poetry and secrets”, to the blue Persian Gulf

Shiraz is one of the most famous cities in southern part of huge Iran. Known for poetry, architecture, culture and food, it is located in Fars (Pars) province and always another record-breaker for the number of tourists every year.

Persepolis is the famous world heritage site near Shiraz. If you’ve seen photos of tourists in colorful shades, it’s the Nasir al-mulk mosque which is also known as the pink mosque.

Fars province’s famous cities: Shiraz, Marvdasht, Kazerun

Things to do:

Vakil bazaar, Eram garden, Shah-e Cheragh Mausoleum, Tombs of Hafiz and Sa’adi (two famous Iranian poets), Pasargadae and Karim Khan Citadel are some of the places that will make your photos memorable for life.

And last but not least, you can visit two famous islands in the Persian Gulf in southern part of Iran.

Kish Island which is an all-season destination and Gheshm Island.

Kish is 100 square kilometer, one of the least dangerous islands in the world. There are a lot of shopping centers and malls, a dolphin park, diving center and white sand beach, which is absolutely eye-catching.

In Gheshm you can go to Chahkooh valley, Hengam Island and be astonished in the Stars Valley. Also tourist go there for shopping, swimming and southern music and cuisine.

More than you can see in a single visit

You will find yourself thinking about how extensive and huge Iran is and also about a lot of picturesque and mesmerizing places you can visit. You can always add to this combination the friendly, warm and welcoming people of Iran which every single tourist of Iran notices and appreciates.

If you’re planning to visit Iran in near future, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.