One-day tours attract visitors by virtue of their low price, flexibility, and the possibility of learning a fair amount about city or place in a single day. An itinerary of this kind usually lasts 8 or 9 hours should include the main Iran attractions in a city or nearby cities. However, provision for accommodation is seldom included for visitors who have come to some distance to join such a tour. By booking a one-day trip through an agency, you are saved from the complicated matters of transportation, tickets, time, dining, and routes. All you need to do is to show up at an agreed assembly point on time and follow your guide and driver to have an enjoyable day. However, not all tours go well and there can be traps for the unwary. Thus, Mystery Of Iran ® provides some practical tips for you to avoid any disappointment during your visit to Iran.
Avoid the attraction of low price.
Many unqualified travel agencies attract visitors at low prices and are unable to assure the quality of their services. Visitors will find they are charged extra money for self-service attractions which should have been included in the price when booking a tour. Some visitors have been known to have been abandoned in the middle of nowhere as they refused to pay additional charges.
Counter-measures: The prices of one-day tours offered by legal agencies are not dissimilar from each other, so you should be skeptical about cut-price cheap services. The flyers you are handed by touts on the street are usually unreliable. Check with two or more agencies and compare not only the prices but also what they provide by way of sights and services.
Refuse to sign an unclear or illegal contract.
A valid and legal tourism contract should include all the details of the tour. However, some unqualified agencies deceive visitors with a vague contract. Without clear contract terms, they can change itineraries without notifying visitors. For example, Michael planned to visit the Milad Tower
and booked a one-day trip. However, his guide took him to the garden of the Tower where the entrance is free for the garden. He did not get back the amount he was overcharged as the contract said he booked a one-day tour to the Milad Tower and did not specify the Garden of Milad Tower.
Counter-measures: It is necessary to sign a contract with your travel agency. Remember to include everything into the contract, and refuse to make any verbal agreement. Check that the terms of the contract are clearly stated: itineraries (names and numbers of attractions, and visiting time at each sites), pick-up and drop-off time and location, number of visitors, transportation, dining, optional attractions at your own expense, other services, liability for breach of contract, and telephone numbers in the case of complaint. Pay only after you have signed the contract, and ask for a receipt.
Mystery Of Iran®’s Promises
As a leading Iran tour operator, Mystery Of Iran (MOI) provides one-day tours to the hottest destinations in Iran
, in Tehran
. We also offer tailor-made one-day tours in Iran
that are arranged to meet our clients’ specific requirements. We promise that our one-day tours:
1. Have professional and helpful tour guides
regardless of the size of your group;
2. Pick you up and drop you off at agreed time and place;
3. Provide clean, comfortable, and air-conditioned cars according to the size of your group;
4. Though our fixed itineraries do not include meals as most food outlets in the immediate vicinity of attractions are of low quality, our guides are always ready to provide useful information about good restaurants
5. No forced shopping.