Iran boasts an excellent security record, especially when you take into account the fact that it is located in one of the world’s most volatile and unstable regions. The country is a safe haven in a sea of turmoil, and you would be hard-pressed to find a foreign tourist who felt unsafe during their visit.
Popular destinations such as Tehran and Isfahan have formed tourism law-enforcement units whose main purpose is to serve foreign travelers.
Furthermore, the legal arm of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization even helps foreign visitors pursue complaints after they have left the country, should they want the organization to follow up a complaint.
- early April after Nowruz, until mid-May.
- Mid-September until mid-November.
- Early March before Nowruz.
All other times are possible, but it gets pretty hot in the summer, especially in the south. And it gets cold in the winter, especially in the north. (However, if you want to go skiing, winter is the time to go). That does not mean you cannot travel at those times, but you should keep the climate conditions in mind. If you are not bothered by the heat then the summer can be a good time, because things are less crowded. But it does get hot. If you want to ski, there are high mountains within 45 minutes of Tehran where you can enjoy a unique ski experience. Let us know if you are interested.
A few useful words and phrases in Farsi:
Hello – Salam
Please – Lotfan
Thank you – Merci
How are you? – Haleh shoma chetoreh?
I am well – Khoobam
Morever, you can buy prepaid Sim card such as Irancell & Hamrahe-Aval and use the Internet after activating the Internet Packages.
Moreover, popular apps such as Foursquare, Lonely Planet, and Trip Advisor have very well-maintained sections on Iran, from what cafes to visit to which sites to see.
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Banks, hospitals, and post offices 7:30 or 8:30 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. or 16:00 p.m. except public holidays. On Thursdays, they close earlier.