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Travel to Iran With Iran Doostan 


Iran Doostan Tours Co. Pjs. (IDT) was founded in 1990. It started working professionally on inbound tourism in the fields of cultural, adventure, and MICE tours. With more than 27 years of experience in travel industry, it is one of the pioneers of tour operators in Iran. It offers a wide range of travel services including visa, hotel bookings, transfer, flight, tour, and tour guide in different languages. IDT is specialized in operating a variety of package and tailor-made tours such as cultural, adventure, nature, MICE, sport, and recently medical for individuals and groups. It also organizes Silk Road Tours, joint tours with CIS countries and the countries along the Silk Road.

IDT target markets are spread all over the world, but its main target markets include Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Germany, China, and Spanish language countries. To achieve the goals of UNWTO regarding sustainable and responsible tourism development, especially local community employment, IDT founded Matinabad Desert Eco-camp- the first and the only eco-camp of Iran- in 2010.

In 2014, Matin Abad Desert Eco-camp & Organic Farm was known as one of 18 best practices by UN DESA in sustainable (eco) tourism initiated by governments, NGOs, and private sectors, in developing countries, including SIDS, with potentials for replication elsewhere. In 2015, Mr. M. Ali Ashraf Vaghefi, the managing director of Iran Doostan Tours, received Dr. Taghi Ebtekar International Award for establishing the first eco-resort in Iran.

Iran Doostan Tours Co. Pjs. has received various national and international awards during all these years. It was selected as the best Iranian tour operator in the years 2004, 2009, 2012, and 2015 by Iran Trade Promotion Organization. In September 2017, and 2019 IDT won the prize as the outstanding Iranian tour operator. It has been the first and the only tour operator to win this national prize so far. Moreover, it was selected as the best Iranian tour operator by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICCHTO) in 2017.  It was also awarded the “Iran tourism Industry Award of Excellence” in 2008 by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization.

By providing the highest quality services and tours, IDT succeeded to attract the attention of its valid partners from different countries in all five continents.

Iran Doostan Tours Co. is also the exclusive agent for World Net Hotels – the leading hotel booking wholesaler – in Iran. IDT has DMCs in the cities of Berlin, Barcelona, and Beijing. Moreover, it is a member of United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations (UFTAA), The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), and   Sustainable Travel International (STI).

How to apply for an Iran visa?

We are pleased to offer our services for obtaining a maximum 30 days Iran tourist visa which is extendable in Iran.
Visa issuance procedure: We can contribute to the issuance of your visa in coordination with the Visa Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (M.O.F). After you fill in the requested information on the visa form (in two separate attachments for individual &group traveler) we transfer your visa application to M.O.F. This process takes 10 working days after sending the application form to the mentioned department.

Your Visa Authorization as a reference number will be sent simultaneously to you and to the Iran consulate or embassy of the place where you applied for an Iran visa. This Visa authorization is based on your application file at M.O.F, whereupon the Iranian Embassy will issue your visa.

Nevertheless, you have a free-hand in plan & programming your entire travel itinerary. Besides we are able to help you plan your journey with the least amount of restrictions possible and will do our utmost to remain flexible according to your needs.

You better make all of your travel arrangements including accommodation, internal flights, and/or a private car & guide/driver throughout the trip in advance. The maximum duration of a tourist visa is 30 days. However, this is at the discretion of the foreign ministry bureaus around the country to extend your visa. Visas can be collected at any Iranian consulate or Embassy (consulate section) around the world even in the Iranian interest section in Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC. In the US. The visa procedures for American, British, Canadian, and Australian citizens are longer as we need 20-30 working days. Please note, you need to inform us at the time of application, which country you wish to collect your visa.

Iran visa on arrival

A Visa arrangement will be done by the Iran Doostan Tours Company.

Citizens of the many countries can apply for a fifteen-days tourist visa upon their arrival in the administration visa office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs situated in Iran’s Imam Khomeini- Mehr Abad- Mashhad- Shiraz- Tabriz and Isfahan Airports.

Hotel reservation in Iran

If you are trying to book for a hotel in Iran, you are at the right place. We can help you to book the hotel room that you like. There’s a variety of accommodations for you to choose for your stay in Iran and you can choose the one that fits your expectations the best. There are normal hotels categorized based on star system, Tourists’ Inns (similar to hotels, but not within star system), and traditional houses and monuments. You will choose any of them that you like and we will book them for you in all cities of Iran like Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, Tabriz, Mashhad, Kish, Ahwaz, Qom, Kashan, Bushehr and other places.

You can choose from a wide range of prices and amenities among hotels in Iran, from guest houses and traditional houses to 1-5 star hotels. Renting a house or a home is not encouraged in Iran. For your information, there are no hostels in Iran.

Before booking your Iran hotel:

Since 2014 the number of tourists visiting Iran has increased which has made it difficult to book a hotel in Iran. During the high season the best hotels are booked from months in advance. Due to the limited number of rooms which are not increasing with the same rate as the count of tourists, be sure to check and book as soon as your schedule is decided. You can apply for hotels only and our staff can apply for your Iran visa if you need to.

Since reservations are made manually in Iran, mistakes can happen. Even if you see an online booking option on a website, the reservations are still traditionally made through operators. Our recommendation to you for the best prices is to book your Iran hotels, visa, and other required services for your trip through a trustable travel agency. This is the best way of guaranteeing the lowest costs for your Iran tour. So please do book your Iran hotels through a trusted agency.

Although at Iran Doostan we always confirm reservations and have documentation, but we have encountered mistaken reservations with hotels as well. In this case due to our 24 hour accessibility, we have always fixed the problem or booked another hotel for our guest in the shortest time.


We provide private vehicles with drivers for our customers during their entire stay in Iran. Our wide selection ranges from simple cars such as Peugeot, Van, Minibus, Bus to dependable Luxury cars such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, Toyota, and much more. Our cars are all fully insured under the rules of the Iranian insurance policy and our drivers are well-experienced and trained chauffeurs.


International Airport
Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) is located 35 km South-West of Tehran. There are official taxi stands from which all the official airport taxis are dispatched and will charge a fixed rate. Individual taxis may also try to hawk a passenger. It is advisable to avoid such cars, even if they offer lower fares. Access roads to this airport are via Tehran-Qom highway, Tehran-Saveh road, and Tehran-Saveh highway. There is a 20 km long access highway to the passenger terminal between Tehran-Qom and Tehran-Saveh highways. For our tourists who have booked their tour with us, our guide will welcome and transfer them to the hotel by private car.


Domestic flight:
For domestic flights, travelers can book their tickets through agencies. It is presently not possible to book air tickets on-line with the credit cards of Western payment systems.