Private guides and guided tours in Iran
Private guides in Iran
I am Ashkan, an Iranian tour guide officially licensed from Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization. My wife is also regional guide for hiking and ecotourism. We offer private tours, exclusive and tailored sightseeing & excursions in Khuzestan and around Ahwaz.
I'm an independent tour guide, planner and translator. I love to meet new people from other countries and be their host here in Isfahan. I am an engineer and i work with several companies around the world.
I like cultures and arts of people all over the world especially my own country, Iran, Russia, France, Italy and so on so I have always been trying to have extend researches and studies in this context.
Currency: Iranian rial (IRR)
CAPITAL CITY OF Iran: Tehran
LANGUAGE OF Iran: Russian
CURRENCY OF Iran: Iranian rial (IRR)
COMMENTS ABOUT Iran:
Iran is a large country in the Middle East
Cities : Tehran (capital), Isfahan, Kashan, Mashad, Qom, Shiraz, Tabriz, Yazd, Zahedan Best Places : Babol, Kazeron, Kish Island, Masjed Soleiman, Karun, Nishabour, Nowshahr, Qeshm Island, Rafsanjan, Susa, Dezful,
Electricity : 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code : +98
Time Zone : UTC+3:30
Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political authority nominally vested in a learned religious scholar. Iranian-US relations have been strained since a group of Iranian students seized the US Embassy in Tehran on 4 November 1979 and held it until 20 January 1981. During 1980-88, Iran fought a bloody, indecisive war with Iraq that eventually expanded into the Persian Gulf and led to clashes between US Navy and Iranian military forces between 1987-1988. Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism for its activities in Lebanon and elsewhere in the world and remains subject to US economic sanctions and export controls because of its continued involvement. Following the elections of a reformist President and Majlis in the late 1990s, attempts to foster political reform in response to popular dissatisfaction have floundered as conservative politicians have prevented reform measures from being enacted, increased repressive measures, and consolidated their control over the government.
CLIMATE OF Iran: mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast
RELIGION OF Iran: Shi'a Muslim 89%, Sunni Muslim 9%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i 2%
POPULATION OF Iran: 69,018,924 (July 2004 est.)>>>
ECONOMY OVERVIEW OF Iran: Iran's economy is marked by a bloated, inefficient state sector, over reliance on the oil sector, and statist policies that create major distortions throughout. Most economic activity is controlled by the state. Private sector activity is typically small-scale - workshops, farming, and services. President KHATAMI has continued to follow the market reform plans of former President RAFSANJANI, with limited progress. Relatively high oil prices in recent years have enabled Iran to amass some $22 billion in foreign exchange reserves, but have not eased economic hardships such as high unemployment and inflation. In December 2003 a major earthquake devastated the city of Bam in southeastern Iran, killing more than 30,000 people.
Americans must you get their visa authorization number through an Iranian travel agency and visit Iran in a guided tour. You can go trekking or mountaineering in Iran without any hassle. Iran is one of the safest country for tourists to explore if you consider it rules such as dress code or photography considerations. Reza