Trip Highlights

One and half days trekking in Iran central desert
A short, soft 4x4 off-road desert exploring
Visiting Farahzad, Mesr oases

This tour has been designed for backpackers who would to have trekking and sleep overnight in the desert. On this trip we will arrange Taxi for pick up from the hotel from Esfahan, Yazd and Tehran towards Khur town and from there another taxi will pick from the bus terminal and send you the oasis. On the packaged tour you will sleep the first night in the guest house and the next day you will start your trekking tour with the guide. The route we chose for the trekking has many attractions with different landscape. We will see the semi/ muddy dry lake and many different hill with a variety of shapes and sand dune. Also, we have chosen a special place for our sunset view. If you wake up in the early morning, you will have the chance to watch the desert’s amazing sunrise as well. It's a remarkable journey through Iran’s central desert. Also, this route is part of the ancient Silk Road that was in more or less continuous usage for about 2000 years before modern transportation put an end to it.
You can see the spectacular, amazing view of time on the desert with millions of stars.
The tour will finish on the oasis and from there you can continue as well. The reception of the guest house will help you to arrange a taxi to the bus terminal or get a private taxi to your next step. Please let them know immediately when you arrive there.

  • We perform the above tour with fixed departures once a week every Wednesday departing from Tehran, Yazd or Esfahan, from Mid-September to May, so if you arrange your itinerary and departure date, you can join the group for low cost trip..
  • The tour finishes at noon on the oasis on the day there, depending on your plan, you can stay one more night there or the reception arranges you a transportation facility to travel to your destination.
  • When you are sending your inquiry, please mention the city name for pick up, the name and number of your hotel and if you have Iranian cell phone number please mention as well.

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

2 B

2 L

2 D

Accommodation

One night in traditional guest house "Shared room" , 1 nights tent camping

Transport

Private from hotel to the bus terminal, local Public bus ticket to the desert “khur”, private car from khur to the oasis “guest house”, Backpack handling during the trek (up to 15 Kg)

Other Services

Desert guide, Drinking water

Backpack handling by 4WD or Mules (limited by 15kg per person)

Provided Gear: Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag for non-trek items left at Adventure Iran office

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

Day 1: Public bus to Khur, drive to the oasis
Based on your origin you have the choice to be picked up from Tehran, Yazd or Esfahan to the bus terminal and we provide the bus ticket toward Khur town. The pick up time from Yazd and Esfahan is around noon and from Tehran is in the afternoon. When you arrive in Khur we provide another taxi to pick you up to send you to the oasis. You will have traditional local food in the guest house and also you will stay the night there. (D)


Day 2: Desert treks in the heart of the desert – After breakfast and off into the sand dune. The length of trekking is between 10 to 20 km which would take about 4-8 hours depending on the fitness level of the group. On the trekking route we will stop every now and then to rest and take photographs from spectacular and amazing sand dunes. After a light lunch on the route the journey will continue until evening.
We will give you plenty of time to wander around and enjoy this special place. We will set up our camp in the desert and after a short rest; we would go to watch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In the early night darkness, we will have dinner and would have some time to watch the stars and enjoy the quietness. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Trekking inside of the dune & 4×4 off road exploring -Today we wake up at dusk to see the sunrise over Iran central desert, then we have tea and coffee and after breakfast will continue our sojourn through the desert landscape. Today we are going to have walking and photography in sand dunes and then we have a short 4x4 off road desert sightseeing to see more attraction of the desert. Then come back again to the oasis and we have lunch there. The tour will officially finish in the oasis. Afterward depending on the destination you are travelling for, you will continue the journey and the guys there in the oasis will help you to arrange the taxi to khur or private car for another cities (B, L)

Important Note:
Deviating from this itinerary is unpreventable sometimes due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is the tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the season.

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