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Awarded Best Incoming Tour Operator in Fars Province (2008, 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2018)

  • With over 23 years of valuable experience in the tourism industry, our team has hosted over 5,000 satisfied travelers to Iran from all around the world.
  • As a result, we were selected as the Best Incoming Tour Operator in Fars Province by the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization of Iran in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2018.

  • We were honored to receive these awards! We always do our best to conduct our customized tours professionally and our goal is the complete satisfaction of all of our clients.
  • We believe that the most valuable souvenirs a visitor can take away from our country are unforgettable memories of a hassle-free trip to our precious Persia. 
  • As a knowledge-based tourism organization, our tourism and hospitality institute also received first place in Training Elite Tourism graduates. 
  • These blessings have been given to us because we’ve taken effective steps to develop tours that introduce visitors to the world famous Iranian hospitality!

 

HOW CAN I TRAVEL TO IRAN?

At Friendlyiran, we make it easy to travel to Iran! To summarize, you can contact us today, let us know what kind of travel experience you’re looking for, and leave the rest to us. Simply reach out to one of our friendly professionals via Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram or Online chat. No matter where you are now, Friendlyiran agents are ready to advise you round-the-clock.

 
WHAT ARE MY TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS IN IRAN?

Of course, you’ll have the option of being driven around Iran by tour guides in their private car or van. On the other hand, if you’re not up for a road trip, Iran has plenty of other transportation options. You may be surprised to know that Iran’s transportation infrastructure is very well developed and reliable. Just like most of the world, we have trains, taxis, city buses, long distance buses, and rental cars. Plus, if you’d like to cover a long distance in a short period of time, we can show you how to take advantage of Iran’s short, economical domestic flights.

ARE THERE TOP-RATED LUXURY HOTELS IN IRAN?

Absolutely! All over Iran, there are plenty of majestic, luxurious, 4 & 5-star hotels with staff that are waiting to treat you like royalty! Enjoy a regal lifestyle at Iranian luxury hotels that offer spas, saunas, relaxing pools, beautiful Persian gardens, impressive courtyards, decorative fountains, and of course, a fine dining experience. Feel free to search TripAdvisor for luxury hotels and find endless positive reviews from real travelers.

 
BESIDES STANDARD HOTELS, WHAT ARE SOME POPULAR ACCOMMODATIONS IN IRAN?

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, many travelers have described Iranian traditional boutique hotels as the best choice for accommodation. In Iran, boutique hotels offer an intimate experience with unique Persian architecture, local ornaments, spacious courtyards, and a tranquil atmosphere. Best of all, Iranian boutique hotels provide high customer satisfaction with an excellent value.

 

WHAT ARE THE MOST AFFORDABLE OPTIONS FOR ACCOMMODATION IN IRAN?

Nowadays, private guesthouses, homestays, and hostels are the most cost effective options for accommodation in Iran, and also the most popular and requested one! When you choose this option, you’ll experience delicious, Persian organic food and the authentic atmosphere of a small Iranian village. Close to many of these accommodations, you can visit friendly, welcoming nomad tribes in their element!

HOW EASY IS IT TO GET A TOURIST VISA TO VISIT IRAN?

When you partner with Friendly Iran, we’ll make sure you don’t make any mistakes trying to obtain your tourist visa to visit Iran. For most nationalities, Iran offers a simple visa on arrival, which can be expedited by applying for an e-visa at least three working days ahead of your arrival. If you plan on entering Iran on an American, Canadian, or British passport, we’ve detailed your visa process here.

 
WHERE CAN I TRAVEL IN IRAN WITHOUT A VISA?

To avoid needing a visa to visit Iran, all nationalities can use their passport to visit visa-free zones like Qeshm, Hormoz, and Kish Islands. Additionally, people from Syria, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt, Lebanon, Malaysia, Venezuela, Armenia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan can use their passport to travel anywhere in Iran without a visa for 15-90 days, depending on their nationality.

 
HOW MUCH DOES A TOURIST VISA TO VISIT IRAN COST?

The visa stamp fee from the Iranian government ranges from €0 – €120, depending on nationality. At Friendly Iran, we only charge €15 to accurately file all of the paperwork for you.

 
WHICH NATIONALITIES NEED A FULL-TIME GUIDE IN IRAN?​

Any tourists entering Iran on an American, Canadian, or British passport need to have a full-time guide while they are in Iran. Learn more here.

HOW CAN I GET RELIABLE TRAVEL INSURANCE IN IRAN AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

So easy! We’ll help you get reliable travel insurance for only €15 – €30. It’s better to let us know at least a few days ahead of your trip to Iran, but if you forget, we can still help you get travel insurance after you arrive.

 

WHAT DOES THE TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER?

After you buy travel insurance through Friendly Iran, you can turn to your tour guide or one of our employees for assistance in making an insurance claim. Coverage includes:

  • Medical expenses & hospitalization in Iran; Exceptions are aesthetic treatments, chronic ailments, or preexisting conditions, except in emergency cases and hospitalization of more than 24 hours (Deductible €25. Limit: €10,000).
  • Emergency dental care; restricted to treatment of pain, infection, and removal of affected teeth (Deductible: €25. Limit: €200).
  • Loss of registered luggage; this clause cannot be combined with other clauses (Limit: €150).
  • Legal Assistance (Limit: €250).
  • Loss of passport, driver’s license, or national identification card while in Iran (Limit: €200).
  • Transport or repatriation in case of illness or accident (Limit: €5,500).
  • Emergency return home following death of a close family member or serious illnesses (Coverage: Actual Expenses).
  • Repatriation of a family member who’s traveling with the insured individual (Coverage: Actual Expenses).
  • Repatriation of mortal remains (Coverage: Actual Expenses).
 
IS TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIRED TO TRAVEL IN IRAN?

While it’s not required, it is recommended. Although some of the embassies ask for travel insurance while stamping the Iran tourist visa.

IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO IRAN?

Absolutely! Even though much of the international media depicts Iranians as uncompromisingly hostile, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, even though many Iranians experience economic hardship, the overall crime rate is extremely low. The overwhelming majority of Iranians are extremely kind, trusting, and sweet people who can’t wait to welcome you to their country!

 

CAN I TRAVEL TO IRAN AS A SOLO TRAVELER?

Yes, absolutely! Actually, whether you’re a man or a woman, solo travel in Iran is more common than you may think. Whether you’re a solo traveler or you’re part of a group, everywhere you go, you’ll meet friendly locals and experience unforgettable hospitality that is unmatched anywhere in the world.

What sets us apart?

We are Friendly Iran – a private, trusted, successful Iranian tour and travel company. Thanks to the hard work of our passionate, friendly, professional staff, we’ve been building personalized tours for 20+ years. Since we treat each of our customers as an individual, we offer a wide variety of services ranging from visa assistance, transportation, accommodation, full service tours, and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a half-day tour, a month-long road trip, a short trip on a tight budget, an all-inclusive luxurious get-away, or anything in between, our goal is to make your dream of experiencing Iran come true!

Trustpilot Reviews
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Perfect 'Mum and Toddler' Trip in Iran with Friendly Iran!
I travelled to Iran with my 3 year old son. I picked Friendly Iran as they had a specific child-friendly tour (shorter driving distances, and a few attractions like the aquarium etc). The whole organisation of the trip, and also of our visas, was seamless. We dealt with Maryam in the office, who was helpful, friendly (as the company name suggests!), and also spoke excellent English. Our guide, Mohsen was equally so, and really made our trip! We got along very well (it's an intense schedule, and with a kid it's doubly so), and he never failed in enthusiasm, knowledge, and fun. We'd highly recommend Friendly Iran for your trip to this amazing country. We'd definitely use them again - and hope to very soon!
December 19, 2019
Excellent travel agency to work with
As a tour leader from Hong Kong, highly recommend Friendly Iran as your guide and operator in Iran. Ms Setareh from Friendly Iran is very professional and always provide various information to us, to make our tours a great and impressive one. A very reliable travel agency to go with!
November 26, 2019
I 100% endorse Friendly Iran!
I 100% endorse Friendly Iran!Samane was so kind, patient, and knowledgable!Friendly Iran helped me design my month-long, 6,400 km road trip in September/October 2019. They found the perfect tour guide, whom I consider a new, life-long friend!If you're looking for a tour company you can trust, it's Friendly Iran!
November 22, 2019
excellent service
excellent service: quick communication by chat on website.'spoke' with 3 ladies and they are helpfull, nice and witty.reply on email is quick as well. english is greatI got my visa code tru this agency (they were very understanding while I was panicking since my time ran out), so I will stop by when in Shiraz ,as promissed !
September 12, 2019
Highly Recommended
Hi, We travelled with this company with two children (age: 7,13) and my father (who is retired and uses wheelchair) we had to purchase a private tour and receive special services and care. FriendlyIran team provided a very smooth travel for us, they were patient and supportive. I didn't think that traveling to Iran would be so easy!It wasn't easy actually! but the travel agents at friendly Iran simplified it for us.I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for my family, I just can recommend them to anyone who is willing to visit Iran.
May 26, 2019
Excellence agency with a very dedicated service
Although Iran has been on our bucket list since longtime, our decision to go was almost a last minute one. I was hoping to be able to find quickly an iranian agency that could work out with me a slightly less common itinerary for our two weeks trip. After contacting a couple of them I started to chat with Samane from Iranfriendly about domestic flights and I realized very quickly that she was the right person. She was very responsive and incredible dedicated. And I am not always the easiest one I must say...:) I was really impressed by her approach...:) And our trip to Iran? Probably the most amazing one we have ever did ( and I am considering myself as a kind of globetrotter ). Mamnoon once more!
May 24, 2019
Very professional and helpful
As a working partner in Hong Kong, Friendly Iran is our trusted friend to help launching our visits to Iran all year round. Our partner, especially Ms Samaneh, Ms Setareh, and Ms Maryam are very professional and responsible in assisting the logistic arrangements, and other related services on request, which have been bringing our guests a great travelling memory. Even when there is unexpected sudden incidents happening in tours, they are responsive, proactive, and reliable in providing immediate help and re-arrangements, therefore we appreciate their service a lot and will for sure recommend this agency to all.
May 23, 2019
April 2019 Iran Trip Review with FriendlyIran
've traveled with a group of 4 friends (males) in our early 30s using FriendlyIran in April 2019 with 6 months of planning starting on 01 August 2018. Ms Samane was tour organizer focal point (her office whatsapp numbers are +989370692249 and +9899170906506). I've definitely met my travel organizer match! She answered every single question that I had doubts on i.e. from domestic airline carry-on dimensions, duty free import limits, socially acceptable dress code and manners, cash budget for food and drinks, and etc.--in other words she is the 'live version' of the LonelyPlanet Iran guide book! FriendlyIran also assigned us Mr Rouhollah Falahi (aka "Nima") as our private guide--he's a young guy in his mid 20s and he has an excellent sense of humor, talented photography skills, and great overall knowledge of Iran--feel free to ask him anything.A word of warning to independent travelers holding CAN/USA/UK Passports!I will need to stress the importance of not going with companies who claim to offer to do visa tracking codes (and include dummy/fake travel Iran travel schedules) for CAN,USA,UK passport holders so that you can do free and easy (self-guided tours) on your own. There are multiple police checks throughout the country and the authorities will check your passport and guide to confirm if you are on a Ministry approved tour. Please do not be mislead by these false promises and just go with a reputable travel company. No one is going to help you if you run into trouble with the authorities. I'm just stating the fact.Anyhow, I traveled from Qeshm Island towards Kerman and then flew towards Shiraz under 8 days, so I recommend at least 10 full days to get a sense that you've seen the classical side of Iran. I'll definitely use this company and guide for a second trip to Iran. They did a phenomenal job.Here's my final short summary:Communication: 5 starsTour execution: 5 starsGuide: 5 starsDriver: 5 stars
May 13, 2019
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