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voutreag
post Aug 10 2011, 08:45 AM
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I will travel to Iran as an independent traveler but it seems I have to be on a tour to go to Iran. Is there any way to do this independently?
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post Aug 10 2011, 09:08 AM
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As an American you should be accompanied by a tour guide during your trip to Iran. You should contact an Iran-based tour operator to apply for your invitation letter which takes about 2 months to get response from the MFA. That particular company should provide you with all the other services as tour guide and accommodation.
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post Aug 10 2011, 05:37 PM
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I will travel to Iran as an independent traveler but it seems I have to be on a tour to go to Iran. Is there any way to do this independently?



If you are an American citizen, you will need a tour guide or escort and an itinerary. You might need this if you are a UK citizen also. Check with their MFA or embassy. Once inside the country, you might have some freedom on your own or maybe not, depending on the situation. Everything is at your own risk.
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post Aug 10 2011, 11:38 PM
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If you are an American citizen, you will need a tour guide or escort and an itinerary. You might need this if you are a UK citizen also. Check with their MFA or embassy. Once inside the country, you might have some freedom on your own or maybe not, depending on the situation. Everything is at your own risk.
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Actually, it is only the American citizens who have to take part in a guided tour. The UK citizens don't need to have any escorted tour to Iran. They should apply for the Iranian visa through an Iran-based tour operator and in about a month their visa reference number will be ready to be collected at an Iran embassy. As soon as collecting visa, they can independently travel to Iran.

While you are in Iran, you can find daily some hours free to explore the city.
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