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Guide to backpacking in Iran

Guide to Backpacking in Iran

In this guide we will tell you all about travelling in Iran on a budget, including what to see, where to stay and how to get there. Why Visit? Simply put, Iran is one of the most fascinating countries that we have ever visited. Shrouded in mystery and negative international media coverage, we had zero idea of what to expect from Iran. Despite our families’ worries about us visiting, it turned out to be one of our favourite destinations. It is…

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Iran Armenia Border Tabriz to Yerevan

Iran-Armenia Border Crossing: Tabriz to Yerevan

This guide will give you all the information you need to cross the border from Iran to Armenia by land. We travelled from Tabriz to Yerevan via Meghri in October 2016 using our Australian passports. Tabriz is the closest major city in Iran to the Armenian border, and is well worth visiting before you depart for Armenia. Getting to Yerevan Tabriz to Yerevan (via Meghri) There is a long overnight bus from Tabriz to Yerevan (more information below), but if you hate overnight buses (like us!)…

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Travelling Iran

The Ultimate Iran Travel FAQ Page

We had so many questions before we visited Iran and we found it pretty hard to find some of the answers, so we have put a collection of FAQs up here to help you plan an awesome trip to Iran! Why should I visit Iran? Despite its less-than-friendly image in mainstream media, Iran is one of the most fascinating and beautiful countries we have ever visited. The history of the country is incredible, but it is the people that make…

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Getting your Iranian visa

Getting Your Iranian Visa

We hope this guide can help you to navigate the process of obtaining an Iranian visa while you are on the road. We applied for a 30 day tourist visa using our Australian passports in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), and were pleasantly surprised by how easy it was! Getting Started: Key Dates The first step is to decide your travel dates as it will determine when you need to start the application process. We recommend starting the process of your applying for your Iranian visa…

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Silk Road itinerary

Our 3 Month Silk Road Itinerary

We are lucky enough to be travelling to many countries along the Silk Road from late July to early November 2016. We are not strictly travelling along the main Silk Road routes, which traditionally begin in China, but we are visiting many of the highlights. We will be travelling by local transport, but we have met lots of people travelling this route by bicycle, motorbike or hitchhiking. Our Silk Road Itinerary We have posted our rough itinerary below (we may…

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