Travel with CODEPINK

Tired of sitting at your computer reading depressing news? Ready for some activism that gets you out into the real world and revives your spirit? So are we! We plan activist trips throughout the year to deliver our message at home and overseas. Join us!


Greece: Spend the summer with the Dirty Girls of Lesvos – June, July, or August

This summer, the humanitarian and environmental sister-organization Dirty Girls of Lesvos are seeking volunteers to support its coastal clean-up efforts on the Greek island of Lesvos. The group has been on the frontlines of the humanitarian crisis in Europe. Dirty Girls has been recognized for its “reduce, reuse, and recycle” approach to the crisis. They are looking for independent travelers who can donate their personal time and resources four-days a week during the mornings. To learn if this experience is for you visit the Dirty Girls of Lesvos website.

For travel advice please contact nancymancias@codepink.org


Applications for the Fall Trips are now closed.

Iran: Fall 2019 Tourism and Peace Trips to Iran

Concerned by the U.S. administration building case for war with Iran, CODEPINK is organizing not one but TWO  trips to Iran in Fall of 2019.

After our successful trip to Iran in February and wonderful feedback we are excited to announce that CODEPINK will be travelling to Iran again! Since withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration has pushed a maximum pressure campaign on Iran. Sanctions, threats of war, and the travel ban are harming the Iranian people. We hope to continue to spread the message of peace by building people to people relations, exploring the beautiful country of Iran, and learning about the impact of dangerous U.S. policies on the Iranian people. We’re inviting you to visit historical monuments, explore the bustling bazaars, and meet some of the most hospitable people in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity of the lifetime travelling throughout Iran and spreading the message of peace.

Due to high demand, CODEPINK is offering two separate trips. One trip is a tourism trip visiting multiple cities and the second is a peace trip that offers more time in Tehran with a visit to the Museum of Peace.

Tentative Itinerary and FAQs.


See Palestine by Bicycle with Just Cycle Palestine!: October 24-November 3, 2019

Just Cycle Palestine has designed an amazing route around Palestine to inform and educate riders about life under occupation. Interested in coming along for the ride? Learn more and request an Information Pack here.

Participants will bear witness to the occupation, show solidarity, meet the people of Palestine and make friends with a diverse group of fellow riders. The trip employs ethical travel principles of hiring local Palestinian guides and paying fair market prices to local hosts. 

Founder members of the Palestine Community Foundation have been running cycle trips in Palestine since 2004. The trips have an excellent reputation on the ground, fundraised thousands of pounds for charities, and created lasting advocates out of its riders.

Join a new, carefully planned ten-day visit through Palestine from 24 October to 3 November. 

PCF and CODEPINK can support individuals with ideas and support for fundraising towards the cost of the trip. Sign up here to receive more information and to get started planning your trip!



Fall 2019 Tourism & Peace Trips to Iran

Applications for the Fall Trips are now closed!

After our successful trip to Iran in February and wonderful feedback we are excited to announce that CODEPINK will be travelling to Iran again! Since withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the Trump administration has pushed a maximum pressure campaign on Iran. Sanctions, threats of war, and the travel ban are harming the Iranian people. Concerned by the U.S. administration building case for war with Iran, CODEPINK is organizing not one but TWO  trips to Iran in Fall of 2019.

We hope to continue to spread the message of peace by building people to people relations, exploring the beautiful country of Iran, and learning about the impact of dangerous U.S. policies on the Iranian people. We’re inviting you to visit historical monuments, explore the bustling bazaars, and meet some of the most hospitable people in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity of the lifetime travelling throughout Iran and spreading the message of peace. Due to high demand, CODEPINK is offering two separate trips. One trip is a tourism trip visiting multiple cities and the second is a peace trip that offers more time in Tehran with a visit to the Museum of Peace.

Scroll down to see the tentative itinerary for each trip and trip FAQs.


Trip 1: Tourism trip to Iran

  • Date: September 21-29
  • Cost: $1,250
  • Tentative Itinerary:

Day 1

Tehran

Arrive in Tehran international airport and meet your guide and you will be transferred to your hotel. After having a little bit of rest we take you to the World Heritage Site, the lavish Golestan Palace. Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran’s capital city. The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran. You will walk through the Bazaar which is near the palace.  The Grand Bazaar also is known as Tehran’s Grand Bazaar and visit the Imam mosque. You will visit Iran national museum. This museum considered the oldest museum in Iran. The national museum of Iran, with a 70-year history, is home to 300,000 ancient objects, you also visit the Azadi square and there you can see the Azadi Tower which is known as the symbol of Tehran.

Overnight in Tehran

Day 2

Tehran To Isfahan

Today after breakfast we will drive to Isfahan and on the way visit Abyaneh Village which is very famous for its red soil and it is 2500 years old then continue to Isfahan and Walk in the bank of famous Zayanderoud and visit the beautiful old bridge called Siosepol.

overnight in Isfahan

Day 3

Isfahan

Iranians say that Isfahan, capital of the Safavid Dynasty from the 16th century on is “half the world.” Our exploration will include two of the most impressive mosques amid a myriad of remarkable sites. At the center of the city is Naqsh-e Jahan, (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE), one of the world’s biggest squares, created in the 17th century. The huge, open plaza is framed by a wall of arches and surrounded by the Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah and the Masjed-e Emam mosques. We will admire their magnificent architecture and tile-work. We will also walk through the Ali Qapu Palace with its enchanting music room and balcony overlooking the Maidan where the Safavid kings sat to watch polo tournaments. We will cross through Meydan and entre to the bazaar that was and is one of the most important elements of every Persian and Iranian city, sitting at the center of the neighborhood and social consciousness. The Isfahan Bazaar is one of the country’s most famous. In addition to the stalls of textile and carpet merchants, makers of jewelry and handicrafts, vendors of spices, and much more.

Overnight in Isfahan

Day 4

Isfahan To Shiraz

After checking out of the hotel, we will board the vehicle and head towards Shiraz. En route visit Pasargadae, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), to view the austere tomb of Cyrus the Great (c. 600-530 BCE) then continue to Shiraz.

Overnight in Shiraz

Day 5

Shiraz

After breakfast visit  Eram Garden (a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which Both the building and the garden were built during the middle of the thirteenth century), Nasir ol Mulk Mosque from Qajar era includes extensive colored glass in its façade, It is also named the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design. Stroll through Vakil Bazaar and mosque, This mosque was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period, Vakil means regent, which was the title used by Karim Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty, Visit Shrine of Shah Cheragh (a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz) from outside then we take you to Hafezieh which the Tomb of one of our famous Poet.

Overnight in Shiraz

Day 6

Shiraz To Yazd

Today we drive to Yazd, on the way, we will stop in Persepolis (Takht-é Jamshid) (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE), in the heart of the fabled First Persian Empire the Achaemenid. Once one of the greatest architectural wonders of the ancient world, it was founded by Darius the Great, who made it his capital in 518 BCE. Persepolis was a treasure city and one of the richest in the world. our next stop will be in Abarkooh to see the oldest creature in the world which is 4500 years old.

Overnight in Yazd

Day 7

Yazd To Garmeh Village

After breakfast, we drive to Yazd. Yazd was one of the principal centers of the Zoroastrian religion. Zoroastrians venerate fire as a holy entity that comes from the supreme god, Ahura Mazda, and invokes truth in the hearts and minds of believers. We call their places of worship fire temples, where sacred flames were kept burning continuously. We will visit the most important remaining Fire temple in Iran, Atashkadeh in Yazd and also see the old city of Yazd called Fahadan then continue to Garmeh Village.

Overnight in Garmeh Village

Day 8

Garmeh Village To Kashan

Today we explore the Village and see the beautiful lake there and walk through the village, after lunch, we drive to Kashan and visit Fin Garden (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE). The garden is a historical Persian garden that contains Kashan’s Fin Bath. Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852. Completed in 1590, the Fin Garden is the oldest extant garden in Iran.

Overnight in Kashan

Day 9

Kashan To Airport

Today we visit one of the famous historical house in Iran which is called Bourujerdiha House and then take you to the airport according to your flight time.

Trip 2: Peace Trip

  • Date: October 19-27
  • Cost: $1000
  • Tentative Itinerary: **Note** Arrival is to Tehran International Airport and Departure is from Shiraz International Airport

Day 1

Tehran

Arrive in Tehran international airport and meet your guide and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Tehran

Breakfast in hotel. Visit Saad Abad Palace, ex-U.S. Embassy, National Museum of Iran. Lunch in the Grand Ferdowsi hotel. Sightseeing of old gate, transfer to hotel and dinner.

Day 3

Tehran

Breakfast in hotel. Visit the Educational Center for Child Labor, visit Hazrat Abdolazim Shrine. Visit traditional bazaar and nature bridge. Transfer to hotel and dinner.

Day 4

Tehran To Isfahan

Breakfast in hotel. Visit the Peace Museum of Tehran. Drive to Isfahan with lunch on the way. Transfer to hotel and visit Siosepol bridge at night. Overnight in Isfahan

Day 5

Isfahan

Breakfast in hotel. Full city tour of Isfahan including Naghshe Jahan square, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the world’s biggest squares, created in the 17th century. We will also visit Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque, traditional bazaar, lunch and transfer to hotel. We will admire their magnificent architecture and tile-work. At night we will visit Khadjoo bridge and have dinner.

Day 6

Isfahan

Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Jame’ Mosque, chehelsootoon palace, lunch, Vank church, music museum. Visit Jewish synagogue.

Day 7

Isfahan To Shiraz

After breakfast, we drive to Shiraz. We will have lunch along the way and visit Persepolis and Pasargarde. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 8

Shiraz

Shiraz city tour. Eram garden, Nasiromolk mosque, Karimkhan citadel, hafez tomb, vakil bazaar. Overnight in Shiraz

Day 9

Shiraz

Check out from hotel. Transfer to airport in Shiraz.

FAQs

What is the cost?

The total cost for hotels, programming, in-country transportation and food for the Tourist trip is $1,250 and the Peace trip is $1000. A $200 deposit is required by June 30. You can pay this online or make out a check to CODEPINK, marked Iran Trip in the memo, and send to CODEPINK Iran, 2010 Linden Ave, Venice, CA 90291. This will be used to pay for the visa and handling fees. This deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, but is refundable if your visa is denied. You must bring the remainder of the fee, in either US dollars or Euros, with you in cash to give to the trip leaders as soon as you get to the hotel in Tehran.

Who is invited to apply?

The delegation is open to people from other countries but will be mostly Americans. (please note that we will only have English translation). We are seeking people who are connected to and active with a community at home, such as faith-based organizations,  universities, peace/justice groups, as well as journalists, writers, artists and videographers. We encourage those who have avenues for disseminating information when they return home-- writing articles and op-eds, giving talks, influencing members of Congress or the administration, etc. Due to the large number of persons expected to apply to go on the delegation, the US organizers will select applicants, but the Iranian government will decide if applicants will get visas.

How and when should we get there?

You are responsible for booking and paying for your own airfare. But please do not book your airfare until visas have been approved.

You can take whatever flight you want, but we will soon post some of the flights other people are taking if you want to join them. You should get changeable/ refundable tickets or use mileage in case the Iranian government does not issue you a visa, which has happened frequently in the past.

What does the fee include?

  • Accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Program activities and entrance fees
  • Three meals per day
  • In-country transportation
  • English-speaking guides Note: Fee does not cover visa process and handling at Iran’s Interest Section in the U.S. or any additional transportation costs. Visa cost is $80 at the Interest Section and $40 for express delivery if not picked up from the Iranian Interest Section in Washington, D.C.

Price is based on double room accommodations. Specific roommates cannot be guaranteed though we do our best to accommodate your request.

A single room can be requested at an additional cost of $200.

What does the visa process entail?

It is difficult to get visas for Iran, and the Iranian government process is time-consuming. That is why your application and $200 deposit must be received by June 30. For purposes of processing a request for your Iranian Visa in a timely manner, the registration, along with your deposit, is due June 30. The earlier you get us your information, the most likely you are to get the visas.

In order to come on this trip you must fill out and submit these forms.

You must upload a passport copy and a photo for your visa and send to CODEPINK. Your passport copy and photo are vital parts of the visa application process. The acceptance of your photos is at the discretion of the Iranian consulate. Please make sure you answer all the questions — if you do not, your application may not be accepted by the Iranian government.

Passport copy requirements

Follow this guide to ensure that you have a suitable digital image.

  • Must be in color
  • In JPEG file format
  • Equal to or less than 500 kB (kilobytes) in file size (less than 10 kB is not accepted)
  • Only the first page
  • Properly exposed (not too dark or too light)
  • Be sized 800 X 600 pixels
  • Clear and all characters readable
  • Must have 6 months validity before the expiration of the passport. Photo Requirements Visa photo requirements are just like a passport photo. To ensure that your visa photo meets all the requirements you can go to a professional visa photo service. Or follow this guide to ensure that you have a suitable image.Must be in color
  • In JPEG file format
  • Equal to or less than 500 kB (kilobytes) in file size (less than 10 kB is not accepted)
  • In a rectangular aspect ratio and be sized 400 X 600 pixels
  • 80% of the photo must be of applicant’s face with a full-face view directly at the camera and a neutral facial expression.
  • Optional for women to wear a headscarf in their visa photo.  

What will the delegation focus on?

This Peace Delegation will give participants a unique chance to understand this much-maligned nation and put a human face on this political struggle. It will help facilitate understanding and respect between our people—the building blocks necessary for true international diplomacy and peace between our countries.

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