Hossein & Services

Discover Iran with Hossein Sheykhlou and I want you to love Iran as much as I do!

My name is Hossein Sheykhlou, I live and work  in Iran and since 2010 I have been helping overland travelers in my home town of Urmia (One of the Iran’s metropolises situated near Turkish border on North West of Iran). I’m the travel expert for expeditions, adventures and tours through Iran and offering wide range of tailored services for travelers who wish to visit Iran which is a great honor for me to help overland travelers. I am a motorcycle traveler myself and as a official member of Motorcycle & Automobile Federation of I.R.Iran have ridden all around Iran, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Thailand and Russia, therefore, I have so many experiences which helps me to understand overland travelers and help them with their needs.
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I have a detailed knowledge about Iranian customs procedures and immigration requirements for travelers visiting Iran overland. Over the years I have helped out hundreds of overland travellers including cyclists, 4×4 enthusiasts, caravanners and motorcyclists, that’s why my reputation has grown. After helping so many people I have learnt a lot about travelers and the things they need.

Now I can offer all of the usual traveler services and also assist with the specific requirements for those people who travel with vehicles. With pleasure I will assist you every step of the way from planning your itinerary and embarking on your great adventure! The best motorcycle mechanic in North West Iran is a great friend of mine and I have contacts all over Iran who can supply any tyres, equipment and spare parts which your vehicle might need, so that, Your vehicle will leave Urmia in a better condition than it arrived!

Many overland travelers have already chosen me for convenience, speed, competitive prices, professionalism, exclusive services and reliability. My extensive experience with travelers makes meeting with me also my network and services throughout Iran are extensive and can be of valuable use for travellers, especially those who don’t have “Carnet De Passage” and are obliged to obtain it by using Cranet service at the Iranian borders because as you might know you should have one to be able to enter with your own vehicle into Iran.

I am confident that you will find the prices for this services to be more reasonable than you would pay anywhere else! I’m inviting and welcoming you to this beautiful country and how good that you have already a friend there who is proud to be at service of you.

Below is a list of the services I offer for motorbikers, cyclists and drivers. And don’t worry – if you need something that is not on the list, just contact me and no doubt I will be able to help you out.

  • Comfortable accommodation (Hossein’s Guest House) B&B
  • Ferry boat tickets for Bandar-e-Abbas to Sharjah
  • Car & Motorcycle insurance for Iran and green card insurance for Turkey, Europe
  • Specific Iran sticker for your pannier and etc
  • Safe and secure parking in Urmia
  • Booking hotels all around Iran
  • Authorization number/invitation letter for getting Iranian visa
  • Letter of invitation (LOI) for Turkmenistan transit visa
  • Recommendations for biker/over-lander friendly guest-houses and hotels throughout Iran
  • Secure storage in Urmia, Iran-You can send all the needed stuff directly to my address by mail or DHL for example if you don’t like to carry tyres on your motorcycle all the way from your home country to Iran then you could send them to my place and I will store them until you get here.
  • Translation services
    Including all the tricky technical vocabulary required to talk with mechanic.
  • Route planning in Iran and all the neighboring countries
  • Carnet de Passage at the Iranian border
    The most important service is to provide customs official document “Carnet de Passage”.
  • Assistance at Bandar-e-Abbas port, With pleasure I’m ready to offer my assistance at the Badar-e-Abbas port, of course if you want to have a hassle free entrance into Iran otherwise doing that by yourself it might take you long time in the humid/hot weather and you must be prepared to go through the bureaucratic process.
  • Assistance at Esendere/Sero and Dogubayazit/Bazargan borders
    I can assist you at the above-mentioned borders even can help you in Turkish customs since I speaks Turkish as well however just give me a call or send me an email a few days before you plan to arrive -If do not want spend hours there I can meet you at the border to do your border crossing formalities in shortest possible time and make sure that your Carnet de Passage is stamped correctly and all the necessary paperwork completed.
  • Helpful advices about getting Iranian visa and how to extend in Iran
  • Well detailed road maps in English
  • Tour guide service / support car for large groups
    Have you ever been to a new city/country and had no idea how to get around and find exciting and fun places? Hiring an Iranian tour guide is the solution as the best way to see Iran. Good to know because I am adventurist myself , therefore, I’m always happy to come along for the ride to travel with you because I can show you all that Iran has to offer including many lesser known (but highly recommendable) attractions and also want to make sure that your time in this beautiful country is relaxed and enjoyable! Also can help you experience Iran from a different perspective.

Contact me when you have questions about traveling to Iran

If there’s anything else you need – please get in touch.