3 Days
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Trip Highlights:

  • 4×4 off-road driving and desert safari in Dashte Kavir

  • Staying a night in heart of the desert in the tent

  • A short visit of Na’in and Anarak towns

  • Dry Salt Lake and flat desert

  • Staying in traditional guest house with Persian hospitality and local foods

  • Sunrise and sunset in the sand dunes

START Esfahan
REGION(S) Dasht-e Kavir (Iran Central Desert)
MEALS: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Camp: 1 Night, Guesthouse: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: 4WD, Private vehicle
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
Backpack handling by Mules/Horses (limited to 15kg per person)
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
International airfare
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Tips (optional)
Cost of medical immunizations
Bottled water
Phone calls
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

This is a desert journey start from Esfahan to the desert and ends to Yazd. You will be picked up by a driver (non English spoken) from your hotel in Esfahan to the desert by sedan, van or minibus and in the desert. The drivers are local and mostly they can’t speak English or any second language. You will meet your English guide upon arrival to local house in the oasis. The next day you will have desert safari with 4×4 car through Iran central desert (Dashte- Kavir). After desert and camping, you will be transferred again by a sedan, van or minibus all the way to Esfahan. There are many attractions inside of the Dashte-e Kavir which is hard to see them with foot with trekking journey. A 4WD car will enable you to drive in remote areas and explore unknown and non-touristic places. In this short and tight travel plan, we will cover most of these attractions. During this tour, you will see many oases, small towns such as Nain and Anarak en route between Esfahan and Yazd. In 3 days, we will drive approximately 1000 km on asphalt and dirt roads in desert. Photography and nature lovers will see sand formations, flat desert and salt lake. This tour is performed from Yazd to Esfahan as a group tour and per on your request as a private tour, we can tailor made it from two different origins of Tehran or Esfahan/ Yazd and finish in Yazd/ Esfahan or Tehran upon request.


Day 1: Drive to the Central Desert

The journey will start from Esfahan historical city. After breakfast at your hotel, a local driver (non-English spoken) will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the old city of Na’in to visit the old mosque. Thare is a local guide at mosque to give you explanation. En route you will have a stop on the historical village of Anarak.The views are spectacular. The tour will continue to Farahzad oasis which is in the desert. We will stop some where to have our packed lunch. We will arrive to our guest house late afternoon. We will check-in and take some rest. You are free to walk around the village and see the beautiful sunset of the oasis. In the evening, you have a locally made dinner. The night time would be a great opportunity to watch the stars of the desert. Overnight stay in the traditional guest house. (L, D)

Day 2: Desert safari and camping

Early morning rise up; after breakfast, we will have a short walk around the oasis before off-road driving towards sand dunes and hills. Our local driver will pick you up from the guest house and we load all of the camping gears. Also you will collect your essencial luggages for camping and you will start your 4×4 desert tour. You can stop at some points on the way to take a few shots of photography and short walks. We will give you plenty of time to wander around and enjoy this specific place. We will have lunch in the desert and then continue off road till late afternoon. We will find a good place for camping and the camp will be setup before darkness. Afterward for sunset we will send you to a viewpoint and we will have a good view of central desert. Overnight stay in the camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Drive to Yazd

We will wake up at the crack of dawn (optional) walking for a while to watch the sunrise view of the desert and will walk back to our camp for breakfast. Next, the camp will be collected and we will have trekking toward oasis or 4×4 collect you toward local house. We will return to the oasis where our vehicle (non-spoken English driver) will pick up us to Yazd. We will have lunch at the guest house before driving to Yazd city. We will be there around evening and drop off in your hotel. (B, L)
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