Nowruz: A Joyous Celebration Of Life And Family

Nowruz is a joyous celebration of life and family. All Iranians observe it, regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds. It is perhaps the single most unifying marker of Iranian identity. Sources from the early centuries of Islam provide numerous accounts of how Iranian Muslims continued to celebrate their “national holiday” alongside Zoroastrians, despite frequent opposition from the religious authorities. Entreaties by the authorities that Nowruz should be “considered a simple, ordinary day like any other day and ignored” went manifestly unheeded by the population at large. Nowruz: An Ancient Ritual In contemporary Iran as well, Islamic rule has had to accommodate the Iranians’ love of Nowruz, even certain aspects to which it objects. The Tuesday night before Nowruz, called Chahar-shanbe suri, is a time when Iranians set bonfires and jump over them, speaking to the fire: “May you take from me my yellow (that is, ‘my fear’); may I  ... “Nowruz: A Joyous Celebration Of Life And Family”

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Iran Desert Safari: 10 Breathtaking Photos of Lut Desert

A real adventure into the magnificent Iranian desert landscape and the unique sands of Iran Iran Desert Safari A real adventure into the magnificent Iranian desert PreviousNext 12 Iran Desert Safari: 10 Breathtaking Photos of Lut Desert Lut Desert, also known as the Loot Desert, is a large salt desert in Kerman and Sistan of Iran and is the world’s 25th largest desert. Lut Desert is one of the world’s driest and hottest places. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list on July 17, 2016. The Lut Desert protects a globally recognized iconic hot desert landscape, one of the hottest places on earth. It is renowned for its spectacular series of landforms namely the yardangs (massive corrugated ridges) in the west of the property and the sand sea in the east. The property Lut Desert is in the southeast of Iran. It is an arid continental subtropical  ... “Iran Desert Safari: 10 Breathtaking Photos of Lut Desert”

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Why is travelling to Iran so expensive?

This is a question often asked of my colleagues in the sales section of SURFIRAN, in particular when it is compared with other countries in the region such as Egypt and Turkey. The short answer is that it is predominantly due to tourism being an emerging industry in Iran which lacks infrastructure development. For instance, in Tehran, there is only six five-star hotels in the whole city. In comparison to Istanbul and Cairo, where there are more than one hundred. In other major cities, the situation is not any better. In Esfahan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iran, there is only two five-star hotels. Hotel availability in tourist high seasons such as end of March to June as well as November to February is also more scarce than other times. Expensive Accommodation Lack of options results in lower competition amongst hotels and means a higher cost for  ... “Why is travelling to Iran so expensive?”

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۱۵ Reasons Why You Should Travel To Jangal-e Abr With SURFIRAN

PreviousNext 1234 The Cloud Forest Jangal-e Abr (literary meaning Cloud Forest) is one of the oldest and most beautiful forests in Iran. ۱۵ Reasons Why You Should Travel To Jangal-e Abr With SURFIRAN Jangal-e Abr (literary meaning Cloud Forest) is one of the oldest and most beautiful forests in Iran. It is the continuum of northern forests in the south of Alborz mountain range. It is called cloud forest because in most seasons it is covered by an ocean of clouds and fog. Inside the thick forests, you cannot believe that you are in Semnan province, not far from Iran’s Central Desert and Khar Turan National Park, a biosphere reserve. Right there you will realize why Shahrud is called “a small continent”. Jangal-e Abr, Iran: A Walk in the Clouds A few hours before the sunset, when temperatures fall, clouds rush into the forest. The settling clouds are so thick  ... “۱۵ Reasons Why You Should Travel To Jangal-e Abr With SURFIRAN”

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Image Gallery: Italian Teachers Visiting Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

PreviousNext 123 Italian teachers visiting Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran The Golestan Palace, literally the Palace of Flowers, is the former royal Qajar. A group if italian tourists, visiting Golestan Palace, The Golestan Palace, literally the Palace of Flowers, is the former royal Qajar, one of the oldest historic monuments in the city of Tehran, and of world heritage status. The 7-day tour tour held by the Tehran-based SURFIRAN Travel and rours company. Iran: A New Tourism Destination for Italian Tourists Statistics by Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran shows that in the past three years, according to which countries more grown up. The aim providers list is to record changes and trends in taste and Italian tourists tend to show upside. Also according to the statistics, between 2014 and 2016, the search for flight tickets from Italy to Iran increased by 24.6 percent. READY FOR YOUR OWN CITY-TOUR  ... “Image Gallery: Italian Teachers Visiting Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran”

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Amu Nowruz in Iran – Iranian Preparing for Nowruz

PreviousNext 123 Amu Nowruz in Iran – Iranian Preparing for Nowruz Amu Nowruz or Papa Nowruz, is a fictional figure in Iranian folklore Amu Nowruz in Iran – Iranian Preparing for Nowruz Amu Nowruz also known as Papa Nowruz is a fictional figure in Iranian folklore. According to the folklore, he appears annually at the beginning of spring, together with his companion Haji Firuz, to mark the beginning of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. On the eve of spring equinox, when the Iranian New Year is celebrated in the Iranian cultural continent from Albania in the West to the west of China in the East, Amu Nowruz brings children gifts, much like his Christian counterpart Santa Claus He is the husband of Nane Sarma, who shares a traditional love story with him in which they can meet each other only once a year. Amu Nowruz is characterized as an elderly  ... “Amu Nowruz in Iran – Iranian Preparing for Nowruz”

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Welcome to Iran – Discover Iran with the Persian Caravan Train

PreviousNext 123 Discover Iran with the Persian Caravan Train A Unique Way To Uncover The Story Of Iran The Persian Caravan Discover Iran by Private Train Travelling with the Persian Caravan Train is a unique way to uncover the story of Iran. The tour is offered by SURFIRAN travel and tours which is a well-respected tour operator and travel agency in Iran in cooperation with Parsyad Co. 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  ... “Welcome to Iran – Discover Iran with the Persian Caravan Train”

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A Letter From The SURFIRAN CEO About Trump Travel Ban And Its Impacts On Iran Visas

Dear Valued Customers, The United States decision to ban citizens from seven countries from entering the United States has resulted in the Iranian government taking reciprocal measures. The United States decision to ban citizens from seven countries from entering the United States has resulted in the Iranian government taking reciprocal measures. Sadly, we’ve been informed by the Iranian government that “To ensure respect for the dignity of all members of the great Iranian nation at home and abroad, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran will engage in a careful assessment of the short and medium-term impact of the decision of the U.S. Government on Iranian nationals, and will take proportionate legal, consular and political action and while respecting the American people and differentiating between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. Government – will take reciprocal measures in order to safeguard the rights of its citizens until  ... “A Letter From The SURFIRAN CEO About Trump Travel Ban And Its Impacts On Iran Visas”

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Rig-e Jenn: The Place Where Evil Spirits Live

PreviousNext 123 Rig-e Jenn Desert The Place Where Evil Spirits Live A couple of hours away from Tehran, there is a great place that no Words to describe its beauties. The captivating beauty of the Rig-e Jenn located in the central desert of Iran can surprise you with the presence of so much interesting life in an apparently dead place. The Rig Jenn (Dune of the Jinn) is a vast area of sand dunes in the middle of Dasht-e Kavir, Iran’s central desert in the border region of the Semnan and Isfahan provinces. It was not traveled by the old caravan travelers, who believed it is a place where evil spirits live. Even today some in the neighboring towns and villages believe this. Sven Hedin, the famous desert explorer avoided this area in his 1900s explorations to Iranian deserts. Photos by: Kian Babazadeh and Thomas Flensted READY FOR YOUR OWN  ... “Rig-e Jenn: The Place Where Evil Spirits Live”

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Le Figaro: From skiing to sightseeing; Iran, an original destination

A year after the implementation of Iran’s historic nuclear deal, the country is a widening source of charm for the French as both travelers and tour operators focus on its natural and cultural richness, Le Figaro reported on Jan 20. “Iran offers its visitors an original destination for lovers of skiing and sunbathing, on the beaches of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. It also attracts those in love with its culture, art and history.” In April 2016, Air France reopened its Paris-Tehran route. And more and more agencies are adding Iran to their destinations. With around 600 customers in 2016, Intermedes is the leader in cultural travel sales in the country. The tour operator offers around twenty Iranian tours. “The country is still very preserved, and it is a new destination, for frequent travelers,” notes its marketing director, Patricia Doria, adding that departures are almost complete for next  ... “Le Figaro: From skiing to sightseeing; Iran, an original destination”

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