When you are traveling abroad you may choose to travel on your own, have a group tour or you may prefer a private tour. All of the above benefit from some advantages although there are disadvantages for each.
However if it may be the only time that you have the opportunity to visit a country so it is you who should decide about every minute of the trip based on your interests, attitude, mood, time limitations and preferences.
If you take a group tour the transportation, accommodation and everything else is already made and fixed and you may not feel comfortable with most of the arrangements. In other words, one size does not fit all!
Iran is very beautiful and you will definitely enjoy walking around and watching the monuments. However, it has a rich history and artistic features in every inch of the historical sites that you can get a real understanding of just with the help of a professional Iran tour guides.
So if you have Iran on your bucket list, it is better to forget about traveling on your own or taking a tour group. In this article it is tried to compare and contrast the private tour with the group tours and focus specifically in Iran Private Tours.
There may be hundreds of definition for the term "private tour" based on people's perception of the concept.
But to make it short and understandable, a private tour is a kind of tour in which every service is provided exclusively for you based on your expectations and you do not have to share anything with others.
You have a private car with a driver-guide who is the administer of your plans. Iran Private Tours benefit from a number of advantages which are missed in other kinds.
Some advantages of Iran Private Tours are listed below to help you make a better decision for your trip to Iran:
Private Iran Tours and Some of its advantages
You are the travel planner and designer
In a private tour you can design you itinerary based on your interest, time and previous studies and give your plan to your guide. The guide will absolutely help you make some practical changes but in general it is you who decides. There is nothing fixed before your confirmation.
You choose where to sleep and where to eat
In group tour everything is fixed already; your hotel, your restaurants, timing etc. Maybe a very luxurious 5 star hotel is booked for you. very good! But you may prefer to spend the night in a very quiet traditional hostel. It is in a private tour that you can choose your accommodation and your guide is your advisor.
What do you think about having Felafel in a small shop in older quarters? Enjoyable…right? Can you experience that in a group tour when a number of t your travel mates prefer eating somewhere else?
Can you find a good shop in the turns and twists of old quarters? Again a private guide in a private tour will be helpful. Just tell your about your wish and he will make it for you just like magic trick!
Additional activities according to your interests
Travel to Iran means a long journey in history and culture so most of the tours including the group tours merely focus on the historical sites.
But you as an individual traveler may be interested in some other activities to experience something new. For example, a live concert is one of the activities which can be included to Iran Tourism.
If you do not go to a live traditional Iranian concert while you are here, where else in the world can you do that? Or if you have a regular program to go to the gym and you do not want to miss it during your trip, how can you do it while you are in a group tour? The group is moving and you should follow.
You'll miss the travel plan if you go to the gym and vice versa. But in a private tour it is you who decides and your guide will take you a gym with the best facilities and time table that matches your time limitations.
Having stops on the way to relax or do anything
When you are traveling between cities in Iran sometimes you have a more than 4 hour drive to get to your next destination. It might happen that you as a tourist are very impressed by some sceneries along the road, some nomadic families living by the road and so on.
Or many travelers do not like non-stop drive or need a cup of coffee every two hours or have a break to relax and stretch their bodies. In a Private tour you can simply ask for a stop at any place to enjoy the sceneries, take some photos or relax.
Is it possible in a group tour with people with different tastes and preferences? Of course NO. But in a private tour you take your time, change your plan and follow your own desires and tastes without bothering others and without being bothered.
Flexibility of the plan
In the group tour everything is the same for you and your travel mates and even for those who have traveled to Iran in the past. No attention is paid to your interests. Sometimes even during your trip (not before that), you change your mind and like to have some changes in your plan.
For instance, you may prefer to have one day more in a city or have a small break after lunch in your hotel. Any changes are possible but of course in a private tour not in group ones.
Better shopping experiences
While traveling, shopping is one of the most enjoyable activities specially buying those objects that you cannot find in your own country. Definitely you need help from your guide in shopping as well.
Usually in group tours limited time is allocated to shopping and if you are looking for something special you should do it on your own in your free time with no guide. Moreover, if you are really interested in shopping you may miss lots of sites that the group has in its travel plan.
But while you are on a private tour, your guide could change the plan, go to the market with you and help you with your shopping. Your private guise also can take you to the best place where you can find your favorite object. This way you will be satisfied with your shopping, you don’t miss a part of the plan, also you save time and probably money.
Communicating with locals
Locals are the best representative of country culture and Iran is not an exclusion. Those who visit Iran specially Europeans that have a totally different culture like to spend sometimes with locals either in coffee shops, or in the parks or even spend one night with a local family at their home.
Does a pre-arranged group tour allow you to freely communicate with locals? Definitely NO! Iran Private Tours will help you travel like a local and touch the local life either in metropolises like Tehran and Isfahan or in the small villages or even in the nomadic tribes in the Zagros mountain chains.
Taking all the above mentioned benefits into account, private tour of Iran would turn your trip into a unique travel experience.
Rasht is one of the metropolises of Iran, the center of Guilan province in northern Iran, and the center of Rasht, and is the mother of Gilan province and parts of neighboring provinces.
This metropolis is also the largest and most populous city in northern Iran, among the three provinces of the Caspian Sea and the largest city of Gilak, the largest settlement on the southern shores of the Caspian Sea. It is the third most visited tourist city in Iran.
According to the official census in 2011, its population was 639,951 people. The daily floating population of the city of Rasht as the mother city of Guilan province is over 1, 200, 000 people.
The population of this city during the holidays and months of the year was over two million People are the most densely populated cities of Iran, in terms of population size and population, and the proportion of population in the day and night also ranked first in the country.
In Rasht, different dialects are spoken by the people from the dialect of the Gilaki language.
Rasht's climate is temperate, like Caspian and Mediterranean, with warm and sunny summer and cold and wet winters. Also, the city of Rasht has the first rate of rainfall in the provinces of Iran and the city of Shahrbar.
Rasht was the center of Gilan province more than 4 and 5 centuries ago, and in the past it was the capital of the first province of Iran.
It also played a key role in the history of Iran, such as the Constitutional Revolution, the 1979 Iranian Forestry Movement, and the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and according to its culture and its location on the Silk Road, it has long been mentioned as the gateway to modern civilization as the gateway to Europe. . And has had brilliant backgrounds in the field of foreign exchanges.
Today Rasht is considered one of the main agricultural and tourism hubs in the country. Rasht Iranian Rice Production Co., a large producer of steel products, is one of the most important cities in Iran Private Tours.
The word "Rasht" in Rasht dictionary, which means the gypsum to solidify the builders, the stone and the bricks, and in the dictionaries of the Association of Arabs, Anandarak, the words of Fars Asadi Tusi, the local language of Shushtari, the decisive argument, Nazim al-Taba, and Jahangir's verdict: what It collapses; everything that collapses and collapses; the wall overlooks.
Gypsum is also said to be white in the house; it is called slime, dirt, dust and dust; it is also called "color". Also, Rasht (the first conquest) means falling into a hollow or posture. It was a trait for the week of the Rasht and the suburbs, which was held Sunday in the city and on Wednesdays in Rasht's Ajabishaye suburb.
The market in Rasht was a market in a hollow, and this attribute was validated by the fact that each pilgrim or passenger traveling from southern parts such as Rudbar or western areas such as Fouman or from eastern regions like Lahijan to Rasht moved from a higher region to a region It was down to the bottom. Gradually the "market" was removed from the end of the name and "Rasht" remains.
Among other views, one can point to the (est) of the two rivers. Or (Daralmrz), the land of the post and the Gud (plain), or according to Ali Akbar Dehkhoda, since the main construction of the city was in 900 AH and the word Rasht is on the account of Ajd 900, this name was chosen.
According to another speculation: the exact pronunciation of the name of the city of Rasht was Rasht, which was also taken from Bonn, and the reason for this naming is the prominence of this city in the production of Nuggets of Silk Silk. According to another From speculation, the meaning of the word Rasht from the combination of the word "Rashe" means very fine rain. By accepting this speculation, he can accept Rasht to the place where it is raining continuously.
Gilke's word "Vorsh", which means "rain", confirms that this term is composed of Wa + Bash, which is the word combination, which is the prefix "WA", which is the "open", which is called the "rainbow", "repeated rain". In Avesta, the ancient Persian book of Ho Rasht has been used repeatedly. Ho means Ger and Rasht meaning deeds.
Perhaps Rasht in Persian language means a job or practice or deed or a place to work. Also, some people think that the name Rasht is named after the god of rain in Farsi Pahlavi, namely, Tishter.
Rasht is 49 degrees 36 minutes east and 37 degrees and 16 minutes north latitude and 300 kilometers from Tehran. Also, the city of Rasht with a total area of 180 square kilometers is located on a flat and flat ground, an average of 5 meters above the free water level.
The Alborz mountain range is located in the southern part of the city of Rasht, and the closest peak to Rasht (Dorfak) is at 2,733 meters. The closest city to Rasht is the Monastery Sara, located 26 km away.
Rasht is limited to the Caspian Sea and the Anzali Lagoon, from the west to the Psikhan River, the Monastery of Sarov and Fouman, from the south to the Sanctuary and Rudbar, and to the east to Koossefhan and Astaneh Ashrafiyah.
The Alborz Dynasty is located in the southern part of the city of Rasht, and the closest peak to Rasht (Dorfak) is at an altitude of 3500 meters. The closest city to Rasht is the Monastery Sara, located 26 km away.
Rasht from the north to the Caspian Sea and the Anzali Lagoon, from the west to the Pasikhan River, the Monastery of Sara and Fouman, from the south to the Sangar and Rudbar and from the east to Noshahan and Lahidjan, and its distance to Tehran is 325 km and to Bandar Anzali 30 Km In fact, the fertile plain of the city of Rasht is bounded by the banks of the Caspian Sea from the north, the Sefidrud delta (Astaneh Ashrafieh) from the east, the mountainous ridges of Rudbar from the south, and the rice fields of the Tulmat and Foumanate plains from the west.
Anzali wetland is located in the northwest of Rasht city. The vast part of this city is located in the plain area of Gilan province, with its small area at the beginning of the highlands and the foothills.
1 According to the census in 1963, the city of Rasht was 100 thousand. It is today that the city has a population of one million people.
2 76% of the population is urban, and 24% is rural.
3 The largest and most populous city in northern Iran is among the coastal cities of Rasht.
4 Among the cities of the country, the highest density of population is relative to the area for Rasht.
5 Rasht is considered to be the third tourism city in Iran. Every year, 12-15 million tourists travel to the area.
6 Rasht is located in a part of the Gilan plain, located in the southern plains of the Caspian Sea and in the western margin of the Sefid Rood Delta.
7 Rasht has warm and sultry summer and cold and humid winters. The average annual temperature is 20 and a minimum temperature of 11 degrees.
8 It is also the city with the average rainfall of 135 days of the year at the top of the rainy cities of the country. The annual rainfall in this city is 1359 millimeters.
9 In Rasht, there are two rivers of Goharrood and Zarjub that are located in the east and west of this city. These two rivers reach each other in Rasht's Pirbazar area and then enter Anzali Lagoon.
10 According to the existing documents, the ancient name of this city was Beyah. According to dictionaries, it is referred to as an area between two rivers.
11 Rasht Municipality is one of the oldest municipalities in the country, which was founded in 1286. Today, the city has five municipalities, each of which is divided into three districts.
12 There are different theories for Rasht. One of the theories derived from the concept of "Rasht" means "located in the middle of the desert", which refers to the plain climatic region of this region.
Also according to the theory of Ali Akbar Dehkhoda, since the main construction of the city was in 900 AH and the word "Rasht" is on the account of Ajdh 900, this name has been chosen.
Another theory is the word "relief" which in Gilaki means "very rain".
13 The language of the people of this region is Gilaki. On the other hand, most of Rasht's people are Shiites; however, some are Sunni and few Zoroastrians, Christians and Jews.
14 Rasht was in the past the headquarters of textile products in Iran Private Tours. In recent years, many large industrial factories have been shut down in Rasht.
Today, the city of Rasht is considered as one of the agricultural hubs in the country. The region is also considered a major producer of steel and anti-cancer nanoparticles.
15 With production of 10% of rice, Rasht ranks first in the country's rice production.
16 In Rasht, there are 19 governmental and nongovernmental academic units.
17 The industrial city of Rasht was established in 1973 in the south of the district. This industrial city located south of Rasht is one of five major industrial cities and the second largest private industrial city in Iran. There are currently 280 industrial units in the city, of which 140 are in operation.
18 The most important handicrafts of this area are woolen handcuffs, weaving rugs, weaving tassels and knitted garments.
19th Rasht City joined UNESCO in 2015 as a gourmet creative city. Based on UNESCO standards, the city is a city that is urban, which uses the innovations and capabilities of citizens in urban development. Rasht is the only Iranian city with 18 other cities in the world that is registered in the field of food science at UNESCO.
20 Finally, it's interesting to know, in the year 1290, the first bus in Iran was used by a Belgian businessman in Rasht.
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