Trip Highlights

Visit special villages in Iran Central Desert
An attractive journey through the ancient Persia, exploring its old civilization
A trip to historic places of Persia
Visiting Yazd & Kerman old cities along with smaller towns of Toudeshk, Na’in, Anarak, Meybod and Koohpayeh
Visiting historic villages of Qehi, Garmeh, Kharanaq, Iraj, Fahraj and Meymand
Visiting Chack Chack Zorastian fire temple and Zien-o-din caravnserai
Experiencing one night stay in a hand made cave
Visiting few oases such as Mesr and Farahzad
An opportunity to taste local food of people living in deserts
Two days and one night camping and trekking in the heart of Iran Central Desert
Off-road driving by 4x4 vehicle in the desert

After many years of experience in travelling around the world we know that most tourists travel according to classic itineraries; only professionals and real adventurers take the risk and travel to untouched and non-touristic areas. In Iran classic routes consist of towns, cities and monuments visited by anyone but you wouldn’t have the chance of being in touch with locals and experience their real way of life. One of the main highlights of Iran in terms of nature can be its deserts. As Iranian deserts were part of the “Silk Road” there are many historical monuments and sites left from that era worth paying a visit. There are many different flora and fauna living in this hot place and many caravanserais still accepting guests and tourists. This tour is NOT only a desert tour we have combined sightseeing in small towns, exploring rural areas and some activities such as a short hiking on a small mountain along with desert trekking and a short 4x4 off-road desert tour in the heart of the desert.
This tour has been designed to take you away from major touristic cities of Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz or Yazd… into the real life of locals. In this trip you will not only see the main attractions advised in guide books but also you will have the chance to visit the historic villages and stay with local people enjoying their homemade food, become familiar with their customs and way of life.
The trip will take 13 days. The total route travelled on the ground in 13 days will add up to 2500 Km but the distance would be divided in such a way not to be tiresome for travellers. The type of vehicle used in this trip depends on the number of tourists, mostly we use comfortble touristic vans and minibuses.
The difficulty range of the trip is easy; only one part of the tour is moderate (trekking on the desert) but we can transfer those who wish to skip trekking by a 4WD vehicle to the camp. Accommodations on this trip are shared rooms in guest houses or local home stay in villages and countryside, one night in a tent, and one night in hand made cave. All accommodations in villages are clean local lodgings renovated for the purpose of hosting national and international tourists. The tour guides are all experienced individuals with a very good knowledge of villages and visiting places.
During the trip, there are clean hygiene services available in all staying places in villages. All accommodations have shared toilet and bathrooms and some of them have seat type toilet.

Services Included

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

Meals

11 B

2 L

1 D

Accommodation

8 nights guesthouse, 1 night Zin-o-din caravanserai, 1 night in train, 1 night handmade historic cave, 2 nights camping in the desert including all equipment (tents)

Transport

According to the detailed itinerary

Other Services

English spoken tour guide, Iran English map, snacks

Not Included

Entry tickets to the sites (where needed), camel for riding (optional on your request)

Day 1: Friendly meeting – Train to Esfahan
Upon arrival to Iran an Adventure Iran representative will meet and greet you in the airport. In the afternoon of first day we will have a friendly meeting at our office.
Day 2: Visiting desert hotspots
Our vehicle will pick you up from bus terminal and your one day exploring starts from Esfahan towards east to cover main spots and interesting places between Esfahan to Na’in. On this day we have a tight journey. We will visit all attractions around three different desert spots.
Day 3: Na’in & Anarak – Desert exploring (150 Km)
After breakfast we kick the road towards the historic city of Na’in in 70 Km. We visit a historic mosque, anthropology museum and Narin Castle.
Day 4: Anarak sightseeing & Drive to an oasis (165 Km)
After breakfast we have Anarak sightseeing & exploring tour to visit anthropology museum and its towers . Coming back to the guest house, we will check out and drive to an oasis in the desert.
Day 5: Desert trekking & camping
Today is the highlight of the trip. After breakfast we will start trekking into the desert. 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 but for those who do not wish to participate in trekking there is a 4×4 vehicle to take them to our camping area.
Day 6: Desert, Salt Lake – Transfer to Garmeh (Ateshooni guest house)
We will wake up at the crack of dawn (optional), walking about 10-15 minutes to watch the sunrise view of desert and walking back to our camp for having breakfast. After, the camp will be collected and trekking will continue till noon time.
Day 7: visiting some desert villages-drive to Yazd
Early in the morning there is an optional plan to visit the village. We will explore the village and visit its spring water. There is a small mountain in the village that by hiking up you will have the best view of Garmeh and villages around to see the sunrise view.
Day 8: Yazd city tour
After breakfast you will have a day sightseeing tour in Yazd to visit its attractions such as Zoroastrian site of Dakhmeh (Old cemetery & tower of silence) and the Fire temple.
Day 9: Zien-o-din caravanserai- Drive to Meymand & trekking to the cave (220 km)
Today we will visit one the oldest mosques in Iran. Then we will drive to Meymand historic village. Meymand is famous for its hand made caves with more than 4000 years old, in fact for the night we will stay in one of these caves.
Day 10: Drive to Kerman
After breakfast in the cave we will explore the village before driving to Kerman.
Day 11: Desert tour to Lut desert
After breakfast we will drive towards east to explore the Lut desert.
Day 12: Drive back to Kerman- Night train to Tehran
Today we will visit some attractions of Kerman. In the afternoon we provide train ticket for travelling back to Tehran.
Day 13: Arriving Tehran- (Departure Date)
We arrive to Tehran in the morning. If your flight time is at night or evening you can leave your luggage at our office and have a Tehran sightseeing tour on your own and collect them at a later time otherwise you can leave right away to the airport.

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