Comments on: Traveling to Iran as Americans: All You Need to Know travel wide, live deep Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:48:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: dearpesar Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:10:40 +0000 welcome. im iranian and if you like to come and visit iran i will help and be hospitable. my humble home is for you as long as you stay.

By: Babak Sun, 08 Jun 2014 08:23:14 +0000 I know about Iran & India & Andaman Islands area

By: Farshad Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:23:04 +0000 Hello,
I think,you liked My country
Im very happy to see here
That People come here and sending message for knowing about iran:)

By: Abbas Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:38:00 +0000 hello Americans

I am Abbas from Iran.

I love the United States and Americans a lot. I have one goal in my life and that is visiting your country, I really love Americans.

so I do apologize if you see that some stupid Iranians use dirty words. they actually don’t know that this is the governments’ words that cause this quarrel between Americans and Iranians.

Dear Americans:

99% of Iranians love Americans. we are really kind, friendly and hospitable. we really respect foreigners and the reason that we love the American people more than other nationalities can be stated like below:

1- we love American movies

2- in the past, our leaders used to have deep communication with Americans

3- media. we believe that what governments say against the US is wrong.

4- we love American singers. people listen to their music a lot.

5- we love this language and we learn it like professors.

Dear Americans:

Iranians are really kind. we really welcome you to visit our country to get sure. seeing is believing. if you get here, you will definitely enjoy it.

Iranians are calm and open- minded. we are not like Arabs who like to fight and have the hostile ideas.

Pls, hope for me that I can get to the US and visit my favorite people.

Love you all.


By: Jeremy Sun, 25 May 2014 20:43:02 +0000 Thanks for the feedback and responses. They are much appreciated. I am definitely going hopefully August 1st if I get the visa. Now it’s just a matter of finding the agency in Iran. I will go private guide.


By: Ray Doherty Sun, 25 May 2014 18:18:50 +0000 I totally agree. For the most part, the U.S. mainstream media paints a bleak and distorted picture of Iran. I am American and visited Iran in 2011, receiving a warm welcome by Iranians everywhere I went.

By: Norma Lee Sun, 25 May 2014 17:58:07 +0000 Jeremy, Yes, there are guides that give you free time, however,it is strongly recommended that you not “hang out” independently with your Iranian friends. It’s for their benefit. .You leave and they can be questioned . The only thing you may be able to do is invite them to meet you at your hotel. Please..for the benefit of your friends..don’t meet them outside.

By: Audrey Scott Sun, 25 May 2014 16:15:09 +0000 Jeremy, you are correct in that the current rules for U.S. citizens require an authorized private guide. Please see my comment below regarding the tour & agency we used. We were able to balance following the regulations for U.S. citizens and connect with local people as well.

By: Audrey Scott Sun, 25 May 2014 15:40:24 +0000 Jeremy, our trip to Iran had two parts. The first was with a G Adventures small group tour – – and the second part of the trip was with a private guide. The local tour operator who took care of our visa support & individual guide was AITO. If you decide to go with them be very clear with what you want and the style of travel that you want (e.g., we wanted budget).

If you look at the comments above you will also find recommendations for other Iranian travel agencies and tour operators. Good luck!

By: Jeremy Sun, 25 May 2014 15:39:46 +0000 The thing is I am an American citizen. I believe the rules state that I must have at least a private guide. So I am looking for the right agency to use with a cool guide that will let me have some free time to explore and hang out with a few Iranian friends I have there.