Some of the most attractive and engrossing trips that we offer, are our excursions into the hearts of the deserts of Iran utilizing 4x4 vehicles for transport.
In these trips, visitors will travel to the most beautiful and fascinating parts of these deserts. Our chosen areas are very remote and difficult to reach; not covered by any regular tourist excursions which tend to be short, convenient and close to paved roads. Our travelers will get to vistas with truly amazing views and spend the nights under the starriest skies that most people have never experienced.
Surprisingly, one can still find a number of human settlements around the boundary and even in the interior of these deserts. We make a point to stop and stay at these places, allowing for our guests to interact with these hardy people still clinging to a harsh but soulful lifestyle.
These tours are strictly small group affairs. Because of the vulnerability of desert ecosystems, we are very careful in terms of potential damage and pay particular attention to avoiding ecologically sensitive locations.
One example of our special trips is an off-road journey starting from Tehran, travelling close to 1400 km to Kavir-e Lut, in the south-east corner of the country. We have chosen a route that stays in the deserts of Iran for the entire duration. About 100 km outside of Tehran we enter the central desert of Iran (Dasht-e Kavir) and continue crossing the deserts to the final destination. The accommodation is mostly in renovated historical Caravanserais, or camping in the desert. During this journey our guests will get to see old Caravanserais (some of them not restored), attractive and unusual small villages next to small oases, clinging to life in a harsh environment. The route will cross the old Silk Road and ancient routes crossed by camel caravans. By the end of the trip our guests will have had a truly remarkable journey through some of the most fascinating desert landscapes anywhere in the world; and memories to last a lifetime.