I am an American passport holder who visited Iran in 2015 and loved it. I want to go back and see more of the country. A travel agent friend suggested I go to Qeshm Island because I would not need a guide nor a visa (since it is a free trade zone). Has anyone been there? Did you enjoy it? Did you have to have a guide?
I am getting conflicting information about this. The Iranian Interests Section in Washington DC said I needed a guide and visa. My travel agent friend said she called the Iranian Foreign Ministry and they said I didn't need a guide or visa if I only visit Qeshm Island.
I am curious if any Americans/Brits/Canadians have been to Qeshm Island recently and traveled without a guide or visa.