Visiting Iran during Ramadan – Traditional Cuisine and Sweets!

Invited to God’s fiesta? Ramadhan is known to be the month of God’s feast, while the guests are believers who fast. Fasting, literally meaning to prevent eating in a period of the day, is a part of almost all religions! Based on Islam, Muslims should fast during the month of Ramazan/Ramadhan, the 9th month of […]

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Popular Foods To Eat In Iran; 10 Persian Dishes You Must Try!

Iran’s gastronomy has a traditional and historical background which has influenced the food culture of different regions! The popular cuisine of the north is best to serve in northern cities and the nomadic food of Turks is best to be experienced with Turkish nomads! Thus, it’s good to know the best dishes you must try […]

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Iranian Vegetarian Food Guide – What to Eat and Where?

Is it reasonable to travel to Iran as a vegan or vegetarian? Can vegetarians survive in Iran? Absolutely! Visiting Iran as a vegetarian will limit your menu but it’s of course possible by considering a few guides! There are lots of Iranian vegetarian cuisine and meatless food, but unfortunately, most of them are missed at […]

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Chinese Tourists in Iran

Iran tourism industry has been improved rapidly in recent years. Therefore, the Iran government has been tried to facilitate traveling to Iran from other countries. In this regard, in 2019, Iran announced a visa exemption for Chinese nationals. It aimed to facilitate traveling from China to Iran and to develop economic ties. Thus, Chinese travelers […]

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Pooladkaf Tourism Complex

Pooladkaf Tourism Complex Pooladkaf tourism complex is located about 80 km north of Shiraz, around the Zagros Mountains (2830 high) in Shekarak Region.   Pooladkaf Hotel Pooladkaf 4-star Hotel is located in a 5000 square meter land and consists of 52 rooms (2/3 bed), 4 suites, and 10 Mongolian Yurt (chadors or tents) Summer Facilities […]

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Coronavirus 2019 Outbreak in Iran; Travel Advice

Due to the worldwide spread of coronavirus, the past couple of weeks have been concerning for international travelers everywhere. Moreover, regarding the increased risk of human-to-human transmission of this virus in Iran, some airlines have canceled their flights to Iran. At friendlyiran, we’re taking serious steps toward Green Tourism and we feel the social responsibility […]

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8 Reasons Why Iran should be Chinese Travel Destination

1. Local People In the digital age that modernity has conquered human life and a shadow of media and smart devices is fallen on the rich cultures, Iranians have protected the ancient Persian cultures in the best way. The top rank reason to travel to Iran is the people and ethnicities of Iran. It is […]

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Tehran International Airport Guide

Iran’s main international airport, Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA), is located about 30 kilometers to the southwest of the capital, Tehran. IKA covers over 13,500 hectares and has been in operation since 2004.There is another airport in the capital, Mehrabad International Airport, which mainly operates domestic flights. Services and Facilities Available inside the Imam Khomeini Airport: Banks […]

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Belt & Road Initiative Impact on China-Iran Tourism

China-Iran economic and tourism relation is soon to be enhanced after Iran participation in Belt and Road Initiative program. In 2013, mr. President Xi Jinping declared the concept of One Belt One Road which is meant to increase East countries ties. This Belt and Road Initiative inspired by the old Silk Road will have direct […]

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Iran Ski Holiday

Iran is one of the best and the most popular skiing destinations in the Middle East. Since Iran is endowed with many high and mountainous areas with long-enduring cold weather, snowy season, and powdery snow, its ski resorts are welcomed by both local and foreign skiers. Moreover, the entrance fees and rental expenses are so affordable in all […]

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Riding Motorcycles above 250cc in Iran is Allowed, August 2019

Travelers with Motorcycle more than 250cc are now allowed to enter, cross borders and ride in Iran, published by Iranian Tour Operators Association on 6th August 2019.   In Summer 2018 TACI (Touring & Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran) made an announcement: “Motorcycles over 250cc are illegal in Iran also for temporary importation”. More or less […]

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Iran Visa for Chinese, Hongkongers and Macanese has been Waived

According to the Iranian government’s official notification, China, Hong Kong and Macau passport holders’ visas for travel to Iran have been waived.  consequently, from now on the citizens of these three countries can visit Iran and stay in the country for 21 days without a visa.Accordingly, visa cancellation will provide more convenience for Chinese, Hongkonger […]

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Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests

Remained from Ice Age, the Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests region is a  large  area of green lowlands and massive forests covering about 55,000 squares along the 850 km of the Caspian Sea shore in Iran and Azerbaijan. Most of this forest area is located in Iran. On July 10th of 2019, the Iran Hyrcanian Forests [...]
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Iran-Austria Relations

Since about 160 years ago, Iran and Austria have had a real, low-tension relationship. The most important event between these two countries was Austria hosting for Iran's Nuclear negotiations, which ultimately led to a final agreement on the Iran nuclear program.  Iran and Austria's diplomatic relations date back to Safavid era, particularly Shah Tahmasb reign [...]
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A local Academic and Training Institute based on the Global Knowledge

Gardeshgaran Shiraz traveling agency started its activity in 1999 with a tour license (clause B), and in 2003 obtained a license from Iran Aviation Organization and then became a member of IATA in 2006. In order to serve better services to people who are eager to take part in Tourism Industry, the company established a [...]
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Nowruz, Iranian New Year Celebration

contents      What is Nowruz?      Spring Cleaning (Khouneh Tekouni)      Family Shopping in Nowruz      Hajji Firuz      Haft Sin      Visiting Celebrations      Iranian New Year Meals      Sizdah Bedar What is Nowruz? Norooz, the Persian new year is a traditional festival marking the first [...]
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Membership of Iranian Impacters Club

Friendlyiran CEO manager is a member of Iranian Impacters Club of Hamayesh Farazan Company which is the most skillful international event organizer in Iran and has designed more than 150 international events and executed educational business tours for top Iranian managers and entrepreneurs by the agreements it held with the world’s forerunner companies i.e. Toyota, [...]
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Iran 10-day travel Spiegel Family – May 2018

Iran 10-day travel Spiegel Family - May 2018 Our family has made a tour in Iran in the first 10 days of May 2018. We were looking for a bit of adventure in an ancient culture unknown to us. To experience something special, but not too far away from home and safe enough for us [...]
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Iran Visa with No Trace in Passport  9/23/2018

MFA (Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) has announced that since September 23, 2018, Iran E-visa issuing plan (without attaching visa sticker to the passport) is started in Iranian embassies and consulates all over the world and Iran international airports as well. This plan was accomplished in Doha, Muscat, Tehran International Airport (IKA), Shiraz International Airport (SYZ) […]

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“Silk Road” the Ancient Trade Network

The Silk Road (Silk Route) was an ancient network of trade routes founded during the Han Dynasty of China, that went through the regions of Eurasia and linked them in commerce. While many kinds of goods traveled along the Silk Road, the name Originated from the silk which was the Chinese Valuable commodity. The Silk Routes expanded from China through India, Asia Minor, [...]
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