based on 6 experiences
I went on a solo trip and I can honestly say that it was the most beautiful, secure, and pleasant country I have ever visited. I have been to many places, but this one was special. I was captivated by the food, music, architecture, and history. The people of Iran were so welcoming and kind. I highly recommend it.Posted: May 31, 2023Experienced: May, 2018
I had a wonderful time in Iran for 6 weeks a few years ago. I also had the opportunity to do some couchsurfing, which was a great experience. My hosts were very kind and took me to different places and drove me around. I stayed in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, and Kish Island, and I even did a day trip to Meybod and Persepolis.Posted: May 15, 2023
I spent 10 days in Iran. I backpacked solo for 1300 km and I didn't have any issues at all, it was actually very easy to do this and the country had a good infrastructure. The people were very welcoming. They didn't speak English very often, however, they tried using Google Translate or calling a friend to translate, so communication was good. I stayed in hostels and used couch surfing. It's the most incredible country I've ever been to.Posted: April 11, 2023
I travelled Iran on my own by public transport, which works very well, staying in hostels and B&Bs. Felt very safe, people were extremely friendly, welcoming, hospitable. And of course amazing, astonishing architecture and history. If you are a US citizen you will have to be accompanied by a guide but that's no hardship as they take guiding very seriously and there is so much to learn.Posted: November 17, 2022
Food: Persian food is very tasty (however most recipes contain meat). I am a vegetarian so I was restricted to only a couple of options. Tap water is safe to drink, even from drinking fountains on the street. I think Iran is a clean country (there's no garbage on the street, they even have special bins for cigarette butts), and I didn't get sick. Smoking is not allowed indoors. Also, it's worth mentioning that you are not supposed to take pictures of governmental buildings (they are usually well sign posted with a "no photo" sign). If they catch you, you can get in trouble with the police. I heard some stories of tourists being arrested for a few days in their hotels because of that.Posted: November 3, 2022
I travelled solo for a month through Iran and loved it. Very beautiful country, people were friendly and helpful and it was easy to move around the country using long distance buses and trains.Posted: November 3, 2022
Yes, Iran is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. It is recommended to dress modestly and avoid walking alone at night.
Yes, Iran is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and welcoming, and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. The locals are friendly and helpful, and there are plenty of places to stay and eat.
It depends on your budget and what you plan to do while in Iran. Generally, Iran is considered to be an affordable destination for solo travelers. Accommodation, food, and transportation are all relatively inexpensive. However, if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing and activities, your costs may be higher.
All visitors to Iran must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Depending on your nationality, you may be able to obtain a visa on arrival at the airport.
The official currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial (IRR).
Iran has a strict dress code for both men and women. Women must cover their hair and wear loose-fitting clothing that covers their arms and legs.
Iran is generally a safe country to visit, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to ensure your safety.
Persian (Farsi) is the official language of Iran, but English is widely spoken in major cities.
The best time to travel to Iran is during the spring and autumn months, from March to May and September to November. These months offer mild temperatures and fewer crowds, making them ideal for sightseeing and exploring the country.
No, it is not safe to travel alone in Iran. The US Department of State advises against all travel to Iran due to the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention of US citizens.