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I'm an American woman who is very interested in visiting Iran this spring. I would be arriving alone, and so would be interested in a group trip, with me paying a singles supplement to stay in a private room. I was wondering if you had any scheduled group trips available? I especially like your "Iran live trip," and would prefer something close to that. Thank you.
We have group trips for any date you ask for. The only thing is that since you are American it takes a little longer to get your visa invitation letter. Iran live trip is a good choise for the Spring time and you can join any of uppersia group departures. The trips starts and finishes in Tehran as mentioned in the itinerary.
Question: I am going to Iran and want to plan my trip. I have heard April, September and October are the best months to visit Iran. Is that true? Which one of your travel packages are operated in these three months?
Most of our tour packages are run in April, September and October except Skiing tours that are handled in April but not in September and October. We run our private and group tours anytime but you can choose your trip and we will let you know what is the proper time to do that trip.
Question: I am an Australian Citizen and want to visit Iran in APril 2013? good timing?
April is one of the best months to visit Iran. The climate is moderate and everywhere is green!
Question: I'm applying for an Iran visa in Islamabad. Do you know whether women have to be wearing hijab in their passport photos? I've heard that requirements vary from place to place.
Answer: It is not obligatory to have Hijab on you for your passport photos but it is always recommended to do that.
Question: I'm considering trying to enter without carnet. Can I be sure of entering with my car at any border? Has anyone ever been turned away?
I'll be entering either at Dogharoon (Islam Qala) or Pol (Gudurlom), neither of which see much tourist traffic, unlike the main borders at Bazargan and Zahedan.
Is the entry permit they give you in the absence of a carnet a real document, or just something made up for a big bribe? Is there a maximum period for which it may be used? Is it extendable?
Answer: The Carnet de Passages en Douane (CPD) is a customs document that identifies a driver's motor vehicle. Many people drive to Iran via the borders. This requires a Carnet De Passage unless you wish to pay import tax. A Carnet can be acquired from your local drivers association. An international driver's license with translation into Farsi is highly recommended. Don’t count on chance and unreliable sources.
Petrol stations can be found on the outskirts of all cities and towns and in car-filled Iran, a mechanic is never far away. The often ignored road rules state that you must drive on the right.
Islam Qala, the only legal border crossing into Afghanistan from Iran, is a border town in the west of Afghanistan. It is the official port of entry from neighboring Taybad, Iran.
Herat town itself is relatively safe by Afghanistan's standards but the surrounding countryside is extremely dangerous.
The highway between Herat and the border crossing at Islam Qala (Taybad in Iran) has recently been upgraded, allowing a quick transit.