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Border regions have a special place in the international and internal arena. Despite the importance of border issues and the long history of human travel outside their territory, boundary tourism concept still is unknown. In this among the city of Astara and Bilehsavar due to the geographical location, located in the border region (Iran and Azerbaijani) and enjoying of ecotourism, history, religion, customs and border markets, have high potential in the field of border tourism development which with a suitable policy and policy making can be a good investment of money in this economic / social area. This article tried to answer the question that "what are the factors influencing on differences and similarities of tourism motivations in the two border city of Astara and Bilehsavar?' while to identify of natural and human factors influencing on tourism motivations in two city of Astara and Bilehsavar, and makes it clear the geographic location role of this two city on the border tourism incentive. Methods in this article are descriptive –analytic studies. To collect data, library, documents, and field survey and also questionnaires had been used and SPSS software are used to analyze the information. The research results show that among the tourist attractions of the city of Astara, components such as the coast, border markets, canceled events, natural attractions and attractions of the border, has the greatest impact on the tourist attraction of this region and at the other word, components such as canceled events, common language, security issues and existence border markets have the highest average rating among the various incentives to attract tourists to this city.