Welcome to Iran – Discover Iran with the Persian Caravan Train

Travelling with the Persian Caravan Train is a unique way to uncover the story of Iran.

The Persian Caravan Train allows its passengers to explore the real Iran in a fast and safe manner. Local English-speaking tour guides offer explanations of the most significant sites in each city and there are opportunities to experience authentic regional cuisine, shopping and traditional cultural offerings

There is 24-hour service in each carriage, facilities include a bathroom in every carriage, air-conditioning, a library, LCD screen and large windows to watch the world go by, all of which ensures a memorable experience.

This all-inclusive adventure will take you through richly diverse landscapes, cultures and heritage sites. The Persian Caravan Train offers unique excursions with tours ranging from beloved Iranian cities such as Isfahan, well known for its beautiful historic architecture and magnificent Persian gardens that trace their design principles to the days of Shah Abbas. Pasargadae and Persepolis, cities of the Achaemenid Empire that rank among the world’s greatest sites of antiquity. Yazd, which is well known for its Zoroastrian fire temples, its Persian handicrafts and its high quality confectionery as well as Kerman that is known for its tropical fruits and dates, excellent meat, dairy products and local delicious food.

The service of the train begins the moment you board and are greeted with a local drink on arrival A porter assists you to your cabin. Your service attendant is available to assist you in making yourself at home in your cabin.

It offers a chef-prepared menu with selections of mouthwatering Iranian cuisine. Enjoy your meal in a decorated dining car. During the day, this place provides a warm, naturally lit observation area. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while taking in the scenery.

The Persian Caravan Train will delight all of your senses as you travel through Iran to reveal the pearls of Persia.


Why go to Iran?!

Peter R. visited Iran in 2016. In a video, he shares his experiences travelling around Iran with some shots to show real Iran.

Top 3 Countries that Sent the Most Tourists to the Iran

Tourism in Iran is booming with a 12% growth in foreign tourist arrivals for the month of June 2016. Right after a historic deal, between six world Iran tourism expecting a big jump in the tourism industry.

According to the news the number of foreign tourists who visited Iran was doubled after the nuclear agreement in January 2016. The Most of the tourists who apply for getting visa to visit Iran are from Germany, Italy and France, the head of Iranian Tour Operators Association, Ebrahim Pourfaraj, told IRNA on Thursday.

“Not taking religious tourists [visiting holy shrines] into account, Europeans rank first among tourists who visit the country,” he said.

Iran Tourism: A long way to go

Iran certainly has a long way to go 20 million tourists is what Iran should handle based on Iran Mater Plan.

Earlier this month, Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicraft Organization Director Masoud Soltanifar announced that Iran has increased its visa on arrival extension from 1 month to 3 months.

Iran Visa on Arrival

For the time being, citizens of 190 countries can obtain visa on arrival at the country’s airports with one-month validation, he added.

In October 2015, Soltanifar said the easing of visa rules was opening the door for the return of foreign tourists to Iran.

The number of foreigners visiting Iran has grown 12 percent in each of the past two years.

In 2014, Iran hosted over five million tourists (Including religious tourists), bringing in some $7.5 billion in revenue.


CNN: Tehran’s teens: IRAN isn’t what you think it is

On February 25, 2016 CNN released a post that shows Iran as it is. without further adieu please read the full story.

Tehran, Iran (CNN)With their stylish clothes, effortless English and modish hair, the young people relaxing in this park in north Tehran would give New York or London hipsters a run for their money.
“Life is very enjoyable for us,” one young woman says. “We are friends, we go out with each other, and we laugh, we have fun. And that’s it.”

She and her friends came to the city’s cinema museum to take photographs of jewelry. Now lounging outside, they sit in a tree-lined park a world away from the militaristic images of Iran that are ubiquitous in the West.

Nearby, four men in blue jumpsuits carefully plant an intricate display of flowers. Young families and friends enjoy the warm weather and, of course, take selfies.

Sohrab Saleh says life has improved in Iran in the past year.

Sohrab Saleh says life has improved in Iran in the past year.

Life has changed a lot in Iran in the past year, says Sohrab Saleh, leaving the museum with two friends.

The economy “is better now, and diplomatic relationships better now. I hope everything can (be) better.”

This area of Tehran is more affluent than most. In the foothills of the looming Alborz mountain range — a constant presence, indispensable for orienting yourself in the city — the neighborhood is a bit cooler than most others, where stale air from the Iranian capital’s notorious traffic can lie heavy.

North Tehran is also, in broad strokes, home to the capital’s more liberal and reform-minded voters. They go to the polls Friday in an important parliamentary election that will also determine the makeup of an oversight body responsible for selecting the Supreme Leader’s successor.

Iranian and Western governments “may be very different,” but everyday life is as normal here as anywhere, says Yazdan Gordanpour, sitting with three friends having lunch in an adjacent cafe.

Kimia Fasihian, one of Gordanpour’s friends, is enormously patriotic and optimistic about the future.

“We are all very proud of our rich history and we want that evolution to be in progress,” she says. “Changes in that path would help Iran to evolve, to become a better country every day.”

The 17- and 18-year-old friends are university students, studying English literature.

Nima Behzad says Americans don't understand what Iran is like.

Nima Behzad says Americans don’t understand what Iran is like.

Nima Behzad hopes to one day get his Ph.D.

“If (young Westerners) visit Iran, they will see that it’s really really different from what they were thinking about (Iran),” Behzad says.

“I have an American friend. First of all, she told me that in our school, when I talk about Iran, they all get scared and say, ‘OK, isn’t there a war going on there?’ And something like that.

“I was like, ‘How? How do they think like that?'”

Another friend, Arghaban Mayjani, wearing a red scarf draped loosely over her head, chimes in.

“Nothing is like the past. The world has become smaller and smaller. So I think it’s much easier to go and visit a country, or at least get involved with the culture.”

“Drinking is forbidden — and clubs — that’s all.”

Fasihian says she feels a duty to be optimistic about the future.

“We’ve been through a lot of disastrous times. But I think it’s our responsibility to hope.”