The Lion and Sun is one of the main emblems of Iran, and formerly was an element in Iran’s national flag. The motif, which illustrates ancient and modern Iranian traditions, became a popular symbol in Iran in the 12th century. The motif has many historical meanings. First, as a scientific and secular motif, it was only an astrological and zodiacal symbol. Under the Safavid and the first Qajar kings, it became more associated with Shia Islam. During the Safavid era, the lion and sun stood for the two pillars of society, the state and the Islamic religion. It became a national emblem during the Qajar era. The meaning of the symbol changed several times between the Qajar era and the 1979 revolution. The lion could be interpreted as a metaphor for the Shia Imam Ali or it could be symbolizing Rostam, the legendary hero of Iranian mythology. The Sun has alternately been interpreted as symbol of motherland or Jamshid, the mythical Shah of Iran. Taking this Iran tour package not only enables you to visit main Iranian cities, but also gives you an opportunity to discover Iran deserts.
STARTS : Tehran
ENDS : Tehran
AGE RANGE : 3-99
MAX GROUP SIZE : 12
TRAVEL STYLE : Cultural / Historical
ACCOMMODATION : 11 nights accommodation in a double room in a (3*,4*) hotel,1 night traditional accommodation, 1 night in night train
TRANSPORTATION : Van or Minibus or Middle bus
What may not be taken into Iran?
On the basis of rules and regulation of I.R.Iran, entrance of some goods and or its export is totally prohibited. Some of
those goods are as follows:
1- Alcoholic drinks
2- Gambling tools
3- Weapons, ammunition and explosive goods
4- Narcotic drugs
5- Magazines, photos, film and snaps and those goods which are against religious and national dignity of the
6- Any type of writings against the official region of the country and or discipline disturbance and public purity and
The export goods are exempted of paying customs duties and taxes but paying the loading, unloading and
warehousing is included.
Islamic Republic of Iran Customs website: http://www.irica.gov.ir/EIndex.aspx
What to Bring:
Money: Just CASH, no kind of check and card is acceptable in Iran.
Please kindly noted to bring cash for tour price and personal expenses. This cash can be in USD, EUR,
In Iran credit cards do not work and ATM machines do not accept international cards.
If you wish To pay us in USD, Please noted to bring big and new notes, the notes dated less than 2006 are not
acceptable, only USD notes dated 2006 and after 2006 would be acceptable in Iran.
If you wish to pay in EUR please bring big notes like 50, 100, 200, 500 EUR notes.
For GBP no preference for big or small notes.
Files and Documents: Passport, Visa, air/train ticket, ID certificate, destination, address list
Personal Articles for Use: personal tooth brush, towels, bathing articles, contact lens solution, daily toiletries, comb,
sun glasses, suntan oil, shaving items, disinfectant tissues and bandage
Others: camera, films, batteries, electrical converter, alarm clock (if needed), a pen and memo pad (to write down
something important during your travel), necessary cold, indigestive and anti- allergic medicines, umbrella, etc