Trip Highlights

• A complete and multifaceted desert experience • Exceptional opportunity to closely examine some of the remains of Persia’s 3000 year enduring desert based civilization • A 7 day biking trip that will follow parts of the ancient ‘silk road ‘ plus a close historical and architectural tour of the cities of Yazd and Meybod.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel, free time to explore the city or rest. (B, L) Day 2: Visit Niavaraan Palace and Museum and Iran’s National Archeological History museum. Go to train station for night journey to Yazd. (B, L, D) Day 3: Visit Amir Chakh-Maaq mosque, Alexander prison, Jom-eh mosque, the Laaris’ house complex in the morning and Dolat-Aabaad garden complex, Var-Ahraam fire temple and the tower of silence in the afternoon. (B, L, D) Day 4: Travel to Meybod to see Naarin Qal-eh complex and Chak Chak temple and then to Jandagh to spend the night in a local house. (B, L, D) Day 5: Start of biking through the desert sand dunes and salt formations to the village of Mesr. Distance covered: 43km. (B, L, D) Day 6: Continue biking through semi-desert landscape until we reach Aroosaan village passing an old underground water reservoir on the way. 40Km. (B, L, D) Day 7: Entering the heart of the desert and flat land until we reach the village of Khor to rest for the night in a local house. 50 km (B, L, D) Day 8: Continue on a desert road to Garmeh village and Ateshooni lodge. Live music. 30 km (B, L, D) Day 9: Bike to Mehre-jaan and Bayaaze village and then to Khonj village to camp for the night. (B, L, D) Day 10: Continue biking to Daadkin, Eeraaj and Abe-Garm villages and back to Garmeh for the night. (B, L, D) Day 11: Minibus to Daamqaan city to visit Taarik-Khaneh mosque and then to Semnan and its Masjed-e-Jaameh mosque. Reach Tehran by nightfall. (B, L) Day 12: Free day and trip to the air port for departure flights

Meal Abbreviations: (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Meals: 11 B / 10 L / 8 D Accommodation: 3 nights hotel, 5 nights tent camping, 1 night sleeper train, 2 nights country lodge Included: Meals as indicated All Accommodation (Twin Shared) All Internal Transportation, Luggage handling and transportation during biking days Mountain Bikes Not Included: Air Fare, Airport Taxes, Gratuities, Items of Personal Nature.

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