Iran isn’t quite one of those countries you can turn up to and hope for the best – it does need a little pre-planning – and there’s 18 things you should know before you go.
Iran offers intrepid travellers a sensory avalanche filled with turquoise, saffron, sweet tea and a chorus of Welcome to Iran.
But planning a trip to Iran can be daunting. You may wonder how easy it is to get around on public transport and negotiating language barriers; how to experience traditional Iranian hospitality; and if you should stick to the cities or get off the beaten path and explore the natural landscapes.
The following itinerary will help you to plan your trip and figure out what is possible given the time you have in this fascinating country.
With some of the most hospitable people on earth, amazing history and a unique culture, Iran is sure to captivate you from start to finish.