Looking for a business partner in the travel sector to send tours to Iran? Then, you are in the right place. Iran Doostan tours Co. is an experienced B to B Iran tour operator and travel agency operating all types of incoming tours to Iran and offering Iran tour packages for tourists from all around the world. The company has been operating tours from Germany, Spain, and Greece and has had remarkable cooperation with these markets, particularly Germany from the very beginning of its establishment. Searching through Iran tour operator reviews, you will get to know Iran Doostan Tours Co.
Having 30 years of experience in planning group tours to Iran, IDT has been elected as the best tour operator in Iran 8th times that makes this travel agency quite reliable. We are proud to offer various types of Iran travel packages, ranging from Iran cultural and heritage tours to Adventure tours such as climbing and Iran Kaloot tours.
If you would like to read more about our tours and traveling to Iran, you are recommended to visit our blog which has the honor of being selected as the 2nd top Iran travel blog in 2018.
Our tours cover all the required services for travelers to Iran, starting from Iran visa to tour itineraries, hotels, transport, tour guide, and more. Regarding the Iran visa, it is good to know that the Iran visa process is quite easy and fast and the tourists can apply for a visa online. Iran e-visa has been launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make it easier to apply for an Iran tourist visa online. Yet, if you have any problem with the procedure, our professional personnel are ready to help you.
Whether you are looking for an Iran tour operator for group tours to Iran, Iran land tour from Turkey, or from Azerbaijan, or planning to send tours to Iran. get in touch via info@idt.com and we will be in contact with you soon.

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National Tree Planting Day, Showing respect for nature in Iran

March 5th has been marked as a national tree planting day in Iran, it is 15 days before the beginning of Nowruz, Iranian New Year, and it is meant to respect the earth and welcoming the beginning of spring.
Iranians have always had a special interest in nature and this has made this day important among the people of our country. Planting trees has been considered a sacred ritual in ancient Iran and has always been appreciated by Iranians from a long time ago. Today, Iranians plant young seedlings, flowers, and grass in parks and other suitable areas of the city they live in. Some environmentalists take part in collecting waste from mountains or forests to show respect for nature on this day.
Iran Doostan means Iran lovers, and as the lovers of this ancient land, our team members participate in planting trees to play their role in protecting nature. We are also honored to be an Iranian tour operator caring about sustainable tourism, this video shows a group of eco-tourists in Iran who were engaged in planting seedlings on national tree planting day last year at Matin Abad desert eco-camp.

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https://youtu.be/MOn0e8vq03c

 

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Iran started vaccination against COVID-19

We are happy to announce that, just like many other countries, Iran started vaccination against COVID-19 last week. Medical staffs are the first groups to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and the vaccination process will continue for senior citizens over 65 and then vulnerable patients in the next stages.
According to the Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education, the vaccination program would be executed in four stages to cover 70% of the target population.
We all hope the vaccination development would be the ultimate healing solution for the tourism industry and tourism companies around the world to witness the growth and flourishing once again.

You may now put Iran on your travel bucket list for 2021! If you have a call for traveling to Iran in 2021, get in touch with us through info@idt.com, we would be more than happy to help you.

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Can I travel to Iran as an American?

“U.S. citizens visiting Iran have been kidnapped, arrested, and detained on spurious charges!” This is a so common statement you will face when you search “can U.S citizens travel to Iran”! And much to your surprise, the answer you get is so unfair! The only truth is that the U.S government does not have a diplomatic relation with the Islamic Republic of Iran, so it threatens the US citizens not to travel to Iran! The same is also true about Canadians and the British. As an Iranian tour operator with 30 years of experience operating incoming tours to Iran, we have had the honor of welcoming many Americans, Canadians, and British citizens to Iran in the past years and we would like to shed light on the issue in this article so that you can make your call to travel to Iran as an American fearlessly.

Iran visa for U.S., U.K., and Canadian Citizens

The Iran visa issuance procedure is quite fast and convenient: We are pleased to offer our services for obtaining a maximum 30 days Iran tourist visa which is extendable in Iran. Iran visa fee is different for each nationality as it will be cleared followingly.
Visa arrangement is normally done through Iran Doostan Tour Company and it usually takes a minimum of 14 working days in Iran for many applicants including Iran visa for tourists from all countries except Israel.
However, the Iran visa application process for US citizens and also the UK and Canadian passport holders will take a minimum of 60 working days, and Iran visas on arrival will not be issued for citizens of the United States, Great Britain, Canada; however, it should be noted that visa on arrival regulations do not only cover these nationalities, but also the citizens of Colombia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and Somalia.
Required documents for Iran visa application upon arrival include two-way tickets and the passport validity must be of a minimum of 6 months. The applicant is also required to render one photo together with the visa fee for each attendant, and to complete the related visa forms.
So please allow 60-90 days to obtain a visa before departure.
You will need to provide additional supporting documentation when applying for your visa.
For US, UK, or Canadian tourists, any time spent in Iran outside of the duration of the tour could be facilitated by the localhost (Iran Doostan tour operator) and our dear tourists must be accompanied by the tour guide assigned to the trip.
If you wish to spend additional days in Iran, please contact your booking agent for recommendations on extra accommodation requests.
If you have already decided to travel to Iran as an American, there is only one form to be filled out with your passport details.
If you are from other nationalities and you wonder whether you can travel to Iran from New Zealand or Australia, the best thing you can do when preparing for your trip to Iran is to gather information relevant to your nationality.
Click here to request Iran Visa online.

Is it safe to travel to Iran as an American?

Now that you have understood US citizens are allowed to travel to Iran and, safety issues might be your next concern. It is no secret that Iran and the United States have been through many political issues in the past decades, however, this fact has not deterred enthusiastic tourists travel to Iran. Despite the dark side of the diplomatic relationship between the US and Iran
If you are looking for the truth, do not go for it through the mass media, instead, search for tourists’ experience in Iran which gives you a clear and true image of this lovely country. Fortunately, our guest blog has provided many useful experiences by our dear guests in Iran, and you are so recommended to read and get insight. Click here to read one of the most interesting stories and also travel tips relevant to the safety issues of traveling to Iran.

An amazing experience awaits you here!

Fortunately, we, have a lot to talk about on this topic! Added to the rich culture and fascinating natural landscapes, Iranians are so warm-hearted and friendly that would make you experience a positive culture shock as an American! They would welcome every opportunity to chat with you in bazaars, tourist attractions, and while you are enjoying your trip in this country. You should not be surprised to be invited to locals’ houses for lunch and dinner as many tourists in Iran have been! and there are loads of other intricate details that make Iranian culture unique.
If you still have got questions on whether the US, UK, and Canadians can travel to Iran or you have got queries on an Iran visa, or even how much does it cost to travel to Iran, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be back to you soon!

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Iran Doostan turns to live tours during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 has been a completely different year so far, we have had experienced a tough time of isolation and staying at home, travelers and adventurers had rarely been able to travel and many tour operators have faced a recession.
As a pioneer tour operator that has been involved in incoming tours to Iran and providing the tourists with amazing memorable experiences, Iran Doostan started to address the issue through having brainstorming sessions, market research, and email marketing to exchange ideas with the partners making them aware of what we are doing. These newsletters were mainly focused on successful benchmarks during a similar crisis before and also the role of technology.

Our managers at Iran Doostan strongly believe that the tourism industry is experiencing a turning point, it is not simply a matter of the lockdown situation; there will be major changes to the travel industry after the pandemic as well. So, the industry is in need of creative solutions, and that was how our idea of “live tours” was born. However, we know that real travel experiences cannot be replaced by live ones, that is why we have thought of special live tours that may never happen even in your real traveling to Iran!
In November 2020, Iran Doostan launched its first live tour, it was a culinary tour with an experienced tour guide sharing some Persian classic recipes. Many enthusiastic visitors joined us and loved the tour, they can talk to the tour guide, ask a question, tell their ideas, we even welcome their ideas for future tours!

The second live tour was to present a private ceramic museum which is quite unknown to the visitors in Iran and even the Iranians! A lovely and cozy place run by an artist couple that truly came to amaze the visitors.
You can watch the ceramic museum tour online here.

The next live tour in Iran took place in a traditional ceramic factory, which was a 700-year-old business family with a positive atmosphere created by the lovely colorful ceramic objects around. This tour was also loved by many visitors.

You can join us to watch some moments of virtual tours held by Iran Doostan.

Considering the successful experiences of our live tours taking place in special places such as a traditional factory or a private museum that is more like a gorgeous garden, Iran Doostan now believes that experiencing such tours in a country with uncountable tourism attractions would not be easily possible in real tours and we have decided to expand this market for the enthusiastic visitors.

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Tehran attractions district 12: at a glance

You don’t have enough time to visit the whole big city of Tehran? Then replacing that with visiting the Golden District would be a clever idea. District 12 is the main and historical core of the city, where the Treasury of National Jewels _in which is kept the Naderi golden throne and the most valuable crowns remained from Qajar and Pahlavi kings_ and Golestan Royal palace is located, the Grand Bazar of Tehran and many other museums exist. To be clear, you can walk through the history, from thousands of years ago in Iran national museum, cross the Qajar wealth, and drink your evening modern Coffee in Masoudieh garden.

Tehran district 12

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Coronavirus and the threats to the future of tourism in Iran

Mohammad Ali Vaghefi, the vice president of the Iranian Tour Operators Association had an online interview with Marketing and Advertising Manager at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts discussing the state of domestic and international tourism in Iran.

He admitted that 90% of the 2020 incoming tours to Iran have been canceled So far, and there is a high possibility of canceling the remaining 10%. However, many foreign agencies are already asking Iranian agencies for their travel package price in 2021. Many Iranian hotels, transportation companies, and travel agencies including Iran Doostan have predicted the requirements for traveling to Iran in this situation, and we are prepared to welcome our dear tourists, individually or in a group, considering all health protocols.

Mr. Vaghefi’s analysis of the situation, as a manager with more than 30 years of experience, is that domestic travel in Iran will be established first, and then demands in the travel sector will be raised by tourists with private vehicles. Many tourists prefer to go camping in nature and stay in tents or even rent a villa and disinfect it instead of booking a hotel room.

Regarding international travel, he believes that by resuming travels, there will be long lines for health control. Sanitary products and alcohol-based stuff will be added to the accessories that the tourist must hold. Passengers are required to receive travel insurance. The number of visitors and the number of visits to historical places and museums will decline, and by observing the slightest sign of illness, the person is excluded from the tour.

He continued: “We expect that demand for nature tourism will grow, and traveling in a group will be less frequent. Our tourism partners in other countries are already asking for a price of groups of one to eight people.” As a result, with regard to the health protocol, the cost of travel services, including plane tickets will increase and travel will become a luxury service.

At the end of the discussion Mr. Vaghefi asked for the government’s help to this sector, and

expressed his concerns this way: “In this situation, the government should contribute to the tourism industry.” It is important to keep the industry alive, the most important thing that should be considered is to keep the employees of the sector. It may take about four years for us to find a replacement for the specialized workforces that have left the profession.

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Irandoostan tour and Travelife Sustainability System

Irandoostan Tour (IDT) is engaged with the Travelife certification program and it has started the process to work step by step towards complying with its international sustainability standards. Travelife is a fair and affordable system that helps tour operators and travel agencies, accommodations, and destinations to manage and improve social and environmental impacts by complying with sustainability criteria.
The Travelife initiative is based on the central role of tour operators and travel agents in internal management as well as the tourism supply chain. This initiative allows the Irandoostan tour to contribute significantly to sustainable development and environmental and cultural protection while operating.
Travelife is a three-stage certification program for tour operators and travel agents:

  1. Travelife Engaged;
  2. Travelife Partner;
  3. Travelife Certified.

As the best tour operator in Iran IDT is at stage 1 – Travelife Engaged. IDT is working to move forward to stage 2 – Travelife Partner. With Travelife Stage 2 Certified award IDT can communicate its commitment to sustainability to its clients and other partners.
After compliance, IDT will receive Travelife Certified status as proof of internationally recognized high sustainability performance and excellence that comply with ISO 14001 and EMAS III standards. The performance requirements include the full set of ISO 26000 and OECD Corporate Social Responsibility guidelines which include labor conditions, human rights, environment, biodiversity, and fair business practices.

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Waste Separation at Source: The first step to go green

Have you ever wondered what will happen to the unseparated wastes? Can it be recycled? Well, the very sad answer is; No! Contaminated waste, paper, or plastic bottles that are smeared by food leftovers or other unsorted waste will cost more to be processed and recycled. So, in many cases, the contamination will not allow the plastic and paper to be recycled and they will, unfortunately, end up in a landfill. Waste separation at source is the key factor to avoid such contamination and maximize the recovery of useful waste. Read more

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Irandoostan align with sustainable tourism

Tourism always has both positive and negative impacts on the environment and target communities. The development of tourism, without managing its effects, can harm the environment, culture, and the host community. The development of sustainable tourism, by managing the effects of tourism on the environment, the economy, and the destination community, preserves the resources of the destination and even promotes them. Today, with the increasing number of tourists around the world and with the aim of preserving, and protecting the environment, social structures, cultures, and customs, the new concept of “sustainable tourism” has attracted the attention of many. Along with global activities, Irandoostan company is also taking steps towards sustainable tourism.

What activities does Iran Doostan do to reach the purpose of sustainable tourism?

In general, the main and long-term goals of Iran Doostan, in line with sustainable tourism include tourism efficient & eco-friendly waste disposal, maintaining the environment, and minimizing the environmental damages. It is worth mentioning that this company has done good environmental activities in this direction so far. Here are some of these activities:

  • Cooperating with sustainable lodges

With all respect for those who prefer a neat stay in many star hotels, the process of hotel buildings can be harmful to nature and also the local culture. Ecolodges, on the other hand, use eco-friendly materials and methods to be built and relive the ritual and cultural heritage helping the destination society to remain for the future. Iran Doostan group supports these green ecolodges and eco-camps to offer the guests experience of the local culture and also guaranteeing the maintenance of the host society and environment. Let’s review how does it help to save our planet:

1-Using less Disposable utensils other plastic packaging materials to avoid producing garbage

2-Preserving the culture and tradition of the local community

3_contributing in the conservation of local ecosystems

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Not Using disposable containers and waste sorting makes ecolodges the green residence.

  • The volunteer nature cleaning

It’s 2020 and so many people know the real value of a healthy environment, but there are also some people still leaving their trash by purpose or even inadvertently in nature.  The various climbing and hiking groups in Iran clean the nature of garbage sometimes in turn and sometimes individually and voluntarily. Iran Doostan group is definitely one of those. In every ascent and any other activities by our responsibility the team takes any piece of garbage on the ground and brings that back to the living area well-packed. In each ascent to Damavand, a number of rental mules are allocated to return the waste.

  1. People with the purpose of reaching the peak, preserve the mountain environment themselves.
  2. The old Shelter, with the same environmental protection activities, has been emptied of garbage and has been renovated to a sustainable residence.
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The volunteering activities for cleaning nature saves the planet.

  • Helping the economy of host societies

Taking trash from nature might be an easy task for hikers, but carrying all those packages requires renting the mules and also asking for villagers’ help. This behavior not only promotes the community but also creates jobs for the villagers and increases the income amount for the local community.

The mules carrying the garbage packs_Damavand

The mules carrying the garbage packs_Damavand

Besides all the above, the Irandoostan group is paying for the hiking permits between 30-50 dollars per person which is used as the budget for the renovation of huts and shelters, and also for carrying the garbage to the right place. It should be noted that most of these activities have been carried out during the ascent season, and at the end of each season, Irandoostan Company will conduct a final review of the activities related to this issue.

 

Best rhinoplasty in Iran

Best rhinoplasty in Iran

Have a call for rhinoplasty? If you are reading this article, you have probably heard of Iran as an ideal destination for rhinoplasty in the world. Then welcome! You are at the right place for the best rhinoplasty in Iran. A great number of candidates, Iranian or other nationalities, go under rhinoplasty in Iran every day. Obviously, there are reasons we will mention in this article. However, even to have the best rhinoplasty in Iran, the capital of nose job, you should consider some steps. Have you ever thought about what factors would result in the best rhinoplasty result? Stay with us to know more.

Why consider Iran for the best rhinoplasty?

You may be surprised to know that, Iran is the “nose job“ capital of the world, due to the great number of candidates every day. More interesting is the fact that you can receive a world-class surgery, as high quality as those in the US or Uk, for quite a reasonable price, starting from only 800$!

Plastic nose surgery is so widespread in Iran that many candidates travel from abroad to go under different types of rhinoplasty, cosmetic or curative, in this country. Being well-known for high-quality medical services in the Middle East, Iran enjoys highly equipped hospitals and clinical facilities and also world-class plastic surgeries in the world.

But there is still a long way to go. Your next step is to search for your ideal specialist.

How to choose a surgeon for the best rhinoplasty in Iran?

The highest cosmetic surgery rate has brought about the most experienced plastic surgeons in Iran who are quite trustworthy. However, there is exactly one significant point you should keep in mind, Look for your ideal specialist!

Your preferences express your taste for the type of nose you would like to have after rhinoplasty. Therefore, to have the best rhinoplasty in Iran, first decide about your favorite nose type (fantasy, semi-fantasy, or natural). Then, the real result of different surgeons, either on their website or Instagram page, would make the decision-making process much easier for you. Software like “photoshop” is the best way to know how will your nose look like after the surgery. You should rely on the doctors’ previous real results. Each doctor has special technics that stick to them all their professional career, that would lead to about the same results. So, make sure the previous results of the specialist you have chosen matches your taste.

Who to trust for the consultation?

Once you have decided about your ideal specialist, just let us know! As an experienced travel agency, Iran Doostan Tours Co. is ready to connect you to the best medical centers with high-quality services in Iran. Get a Free Consultation for the best rhinoplasty in Iran by sparing a few seconds to fill out the form for us. We will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

It would be much better to rely on a professional agency to arrange everything for you. You will not only get a free consultation but also the tour, accommodation, flight, hospital and even post-surgery appointment will be arranged for you.

A 7-day tour would be ok for nose surgery in Iran, except that you ask for a longer stay in Iran which we would take care of it.

How to prepare for nose surgery?

By the time you are connected to your doctor, Your doctor will ask about your medical history and examines if you are eligible for the operation. Then, they will capture high-quality photos of your face and nose from different angles to make your portfolio complete.

Before the operation, you would have a set of tests and checkups pre-operation physical examinations such as height, weight, and blood pressure. Blood tests and Electrocardiography are also the necessary medical tests you would have before the operation.

There are some tips helping you experience the best rhinoplasty procedure and would also lead to a better result:

Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol at least 2-3 weeks before the surgery.

Two weeks before the rhinoplasty, you should avoid taking certain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as vitamin E, in order to prevent excessive bleeding during the operation.

Watch your diet. You are recommended to have more healthy food about two to three weeks before the surgery, particularly, increasing protein intake would accelerate the healing procedure.

If you are suffering from seasonal allergy, consult with your doctor to postpone the operation to another date. Allergy symptoms can be troublesome and may affect the result of the surgery.