Academica.Asia | Creative Web Development and Graphic Design | Academic Website Design

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017

Travel To IRAN With Direct Flight to IRAN

Travel to Iran by SURFIRAN Travel and Tours - VISA, Tour and Direct Flight - 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 votes
User Rating: / 3
PoorBest 

Travel to Iran by SURFIRAN Travel and Tours - VISA, Tour and Direct Flight

E-mail Print PDF

visit Iran for Malaysian

Click here to book your trip to Iran

 

SURFIRAN Travel and Tours

SURFIRAN is a full service travel agency and provides recreational and business travelers with professional service and consultation.

SURFIRAN provides individual and group travel to leisure and corporate clients. Services and products provided by SURFIRAN include travel consultation, pre-arranged tours, custom packages, reservations for lodging, rental cars, rail passage, etc.

Additional services include assistance with passports, providing access to top-of-the-line equipment and supplies, and a superior offering that includes access to better accommodations, and entertainment.

What's the the value added of SURFIRAN

The value added of SURFIRAN ‘s offering is its knowledge and expertise, competitive rates, and specialty focus on cultural travel, which translates into increased satisfaction for the customer.

SURFIRAN members include distinguished tour guides, travel experts, educators, and conservationists that has more than 15 years of experience.

Our staff are all experienced and knowledgeable about frames and the industry we service. They are always willing to give any advice or information you may require and they will attend to your queries & bookings in a fast, efficient and courteous manner.

They also have extensive experience in tailor making tours, so if you have special interests or wish to visit places not visited on our scheduled tours, they would be happy to customize a tour suit your needs.

HOW TO GET AN IRANIAN VISA for MALAYSIAN

By October 20 Iran has started issuing visas with 30 days validity which can be extended for 15 days at its international airports.
Passport-holders from the Republic of Azerbaijan, Albania, Germany, Austria, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Spain, Australia, Slovenia, Slovakia, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Ukraine, Italy, Ireland, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, Romania, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, France, Palestine, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Croatia, South Korea, North Korea, Colombia, Cuba, Kuwait, Georgia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Poland, Malaysia, Hungary, Mongolia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Venezuela, Vietnam, Netherlands, India, Yugoslavia and Greece are eligible to obtain visa upon their arrival at the Iranian airports.
Tourist visa: issued for up to 30 days and extendable. Must be obtained before coming to Iran and valid to enter for 90 days from the issue date. This is the safest option.

Visa Fee

Visa fees vary by type of visa and the nationality of the applicant. to get more information please contact us.


Travel to Iran as a Malaysian Citizen?

Here are some TIPS for Malaysian citizens who are interested to visit Iran.

It is safe to visit Iran for Malaysian?

One of the major worries that people have when thinking about travelling to Iran. The recent rise of groups such as ISIS have heightened those fears. However, Iran represents one of the safest places in the Middle East to travel to. There has been no terrorist attacks in Iran in the last eight years, nor has there been any significant political unrest that has posed any threat to foreigners. This has been reflected in governments such as the Australian government reducing their travel warnings to Iran. Some areas of the country, particularly close to border areas with Afghanistan and Iraq, the Baluchistan province are seen as areas of higher risk by Western government and are generally not recommended as a travelling destination.

Those who travel to Iran tend to report that they feel most unsafe as a pedestrian, as particular norms that are followed in many western countries such as cars stopping automatically at pedestrian crossings are not generally adhered too in Iran.


It is safe to visit Iran for Malaysian?

One of the major worries that people have when thinking about travelling to Iran. The recent rise of groups such as ISIS have heightened those fears. However, Iran represents one of the safest places in the Middle East to travel to. There has been no terrorist attacks in Iran in the last eight years, nor has there been any significant political unrest that has posed any threat to foreigners. This has been reflected in governments such as the Australian government reducing their travel warnings to Iran. Some areas of the country, particularly close to border areas with Afghanistan and Iraq, the Baluchistan province are seen as areas of higher risk by Western government and are generally not recommended as a travelling destination.
Those who travel to Iran tend to report that they feel most unsafe as a pedestrian, as particular norms that are followed in many western countries such as cars stopping automatically at pedestrian crossings are not generally adhered too in Iran.

Do Malaysian need a visa for Iran? And how hard is to get a visa?

Whether you need a visa depends on where you are from and where you are travelling to. Citizens of around 60 countries do not need a visa to enter Iran for travelling purposes for various amounts of times. Most other countries citizens can gain a visa on arrival from most of the major airports in Iran, although for peace of mind they can also apply for visas beforehand. Visas on arrival for most countries only allow for a stay of 15 days.  For US and Canadian citizens due to lack of any consular services in Iran, must have prior approval of an itinerary and tour operator before applying for a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Most tour companies will take care of this for you. No citizens of Israel are permitted to travel to Iran. People who have an Israeli stamp in their passport will also be denied entry. All citizens except for Israeli can travel to Kish Island, a popular tourist island, without a visa for up to two weeks.

Since visa requirements are subject to fairly constant change, it is best for everyone to contact Iranian consular or embassies in their own country to find out what is required before entry.

Most visas will be approved in two to three weeks. Most people find it relatively easy if correct information is given. However, it is best to allow for plenty of time before applying.

Is it safe for Malaysian women to visit Iran?

All women while in Iran are required to follow the dress codes prescribed form women in Iran. This means wearing a headscarf and not allowing the skins on your arm or legs to be shown while in public. There is also gender segregation of public transport. Following these laws will mean women will generally have no issues when it comes to safety. Iranians are renowned for their hospitality and as a visitor you will be invited to many people’s houses for dinner or lunch. This isn’t as forward as it may seem in other countries and is generally a sign of respect to the guest. There is, however, no obligation to accept such offers.

Can I travel independently? Do I need a guide?

Most people are able to travel independently within Iran, without any guide or official guidance whatsoever. US and Canadian citizens, however, need to have their itinerary and tour group approved beforehand, which will require an officially sanctioned guide. However, as part of the itinerary it is possibly to include free days, which if approved, will allow for free travel.

Many people, however, prefer to go on guided tours, as much of the population, including those who work in tourism do not have proficiency in English, making some experiences more difficult.

Iran Politics and religion – What if I do not agree as a Malaysian?

It is not a requirement to agree with any particular political decision or religious ideology to visit Iran. While in Iran, you will hear a lot of different views from different people about politics and religion, and inevitable all travellers will have their own thoughts. However, the Iranian government is very sensitive to any foreign involvement in internal political affairs, so any political activity inside Iran, particularly directed against the Iranian government, could lead to arrest. At least while in Iran, it is best to keep your views private on political and religious matters.

Can I drink alcohol and eat pork in Iran?

Drinking alcohol is against the law in Iran and no shops are permitted to sell it. Anyone caught in possession of alcohol faces arrest and in the case of a tourist face deportation. People in Iran tend to drink tea, Sharbat (a cool, sweet drink known as the world’s first soft drink) or doogh (a savoury yogurt drink). Alcohol free beer is also available. Pork is not available. When it comes to meat most Iranians tend to eat chicken, beef or lamb, all of which are widely available.

Is it permitted to take photos of historical sites and people?

Rules on photography depends on the place. Many mosques will allow photography inside and outside. Some museums will not allow photography inside but will outside. Generally, if it is not permitted, a sign will indicate. Restrictions are placed on photography of government and military buildings. For people, when taking photos of specific people, it is always better to ask for permission. Often this will led to a positive response, many Iranians like to pose for photos.

Can I buy souvenirs like Persian rugs?

Yes, it is possible to buy Persian rugs or other souvenirs. Iran is known for having the best rugs and carpets in the world. However, caution is advised before spending lots of money to ensure you are getting the genuine item rather than a fake. When buying items in places like the Bazaar, bargaining for price is considered normal.

When is the best time to visit Iran?

It depends on what you want to do! In most places in Iran summer is hot and winter is cold, with snow in some places. During the month of Ramadan it can be difficult for travellers as many food stores are close during the day. At times around the Iranian New Year which occurs on March 21, more people inside Iran go on holiday, so it can be more difficult to secure accommodation.

How much will it cost?

It depends on what you want to do. In general, though, in comparison to most countries, travelling to Iran will be less expensive, with accommodation, food, internal travel being affordable for most travellers. Most entrance fees for sites will be less than one US dollar and a meal will cost around 5 to 10 US dollars at a restaurant

Are there any cultural norms thet Malaysian need to know?

There are many cultural norms in Iran, one of the strangest to foreigners, is the concept of Ta’arof, which governs rules of social interaction and hospitality. It is form of exaggerated politeness. For instance, restaurant owners or taxi drivers as a sign of respect will often say there is no charge, and in return you will show your respect by insisting on paying until they accept. This also applies to hospitality at the home, where hosts are obligated to offer their guests as much as they can and guests are supposed to reject, sometimes several times, before accepting.

What’s budget accommodation like?

There aren’t many hostels in Iran, which many associate with budget travel. However, hotels in Iran tend to be considerably cheaper than in many other countries. So, you may find 4 star hotels priced in what would be considered budget range in other countries. With an expected increase in tourism to Iran, it is expected that a wider range of accommodation options will be available in the near future.

Is it polluted?

Tehran, the capital of Iran, has underwent a massive population increase over the past few decades. One of the side effects is air pollution, which can affect Tehran badly at times. Pollution control programmes, as well as more energy efficient cars and public transportation have been implemented, which is believed will have an impact into the future.  Most other cities do not have major problems with pollution.

How do I get about?

It depends on your preference. Travel tours will provide transport while you are on a tour. Major cities have public transportation, such as buses and in Tehran, a metro. Taxis are also very affordable. It is also possible to hire cars for travelling.  Between cities buses are regular and affordable. There are also flights between cities, as well

Are the locals friendly?

Just about everyone who travels to Iran comments on how friendly the people are. Hospitality will be extended to all visitors in just about every part of the country and on a regular basis. Many will start conversations with you about where you are from, why you are in Iran, your job etc.

What books should I read about Iran?

Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) by Abolqasem Ferdowsi

For those interested in ancient history, this book is a must read. A mixture of myth and truth it traces the history of the Persian empire until the Arab invasion of the 7th century

Iran Between Two Revolutions by Ervand Abrahamian

This provides a comprehensive view of Iranian modern history between 1905 till 1979. It looks at the changing nature of society and politics in this time.

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle Eastern Terror by Stephen Kinzer

A historical overview of the coup in 1953 against elected leader Mohammed Mossadeqh with the support of the CIA and how that laid the basis for hostility between Iran and the US

The Poems of Hafiz

Poetry has played a larger role in Iranian life than literature and there is a great of love for the classics of Persian poetry. Hafiz is amongst the most popular, with his tomb visited by millions in Shiraz.

Click here to book your trip to Iran

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Academica.Asia
Creative Web Development & Graphic Design

e-Mail: contact@academica.asia
Phone: 0172764176
+FB G+ TW

Find us on Google+