Explore Two main Desert of Iran and historical cities
Governmental announcements and weather conditions may apply changes to the route at all seasons. The decision about the route is always taken by the expedition management on the spot.
There are two vast deserts in Iran,
1- Kavir-e-Lut or the Lut Desert
2- Kavir-e-Markazi or the Central Desert
Which all covering an area of over 360,000 square kilometers.
This package is intended to take you to the both main desert of iran to visit the most famous and beautiful places in this region and unique natural attraction like Kavire Mesr , sand dunes, salt lakes and steppe-like plains with date trees , breathtaking Kalut formations and camel flocks are one of the Iran most interesting historical cities like Kashan , Abyane , Shahdad, Mahan, Yalan area, Kerman and amazing Yazd.
The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the south-east of Iran. Between June and October, this area is swept by strong winds, which transport sediment and cause aeolian erosion on a colossal scale. Consequently, the site presents some of the most spectacular examples of aeolian yardang landforms (massive corrugated ridges). It also contains extensive stony deserts and dune fields. The property represents an exceptional example of ongoing geological processes.
There is also several historical caravanserais which located along the ancient, camel-trodden trade routes and the scorched salt flats of Kavir-e-Markazi and Lut Desert which most of them would be visited .
We will follow the history of old abandoned routes and villages to the four main cities of Iran. We will understand why Kashan, Kerman and Yazd are so different cities in the terms of culture, architecture and even language
• in the footsteps of Sven Hedins through the dune fields of the southern Dasht-e Kavir
• Discover the mystery behind Lut desert and the hottest place in the earth.
• Visiting Rig-e Jen, one of the world's most pristine deserts which has not been crossed by human until 2009 .
• Optimal comfort by filling the vehicles with a maximum of 3 passengers
• Visiting Lut and Rig-e Jen, two of the world's most pristine deserts.
• Visiting beautiful desert villages of Iran deserts with their distinct history and stories
• Visit special villages in Iran Central Desert
• An attractive journey through the ancient Persia, exploring its old civilization
• Hiking , sandboarding , camping and trekking in the heart of Desert .
• Visiting Kerman , yazd , BAM old cities along with smaller towns of Toudeshk, Na’in, Anarak the cultural heart of Iran’s Central Desert
• Visiting few oases such as Mesr and Farahzad
Arrival at Tehran Airport (usually after midnight) where you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel. Depending on the arrival time, we have the opportunity to explore the Golestan Palace in Tehran and take a short walk in the city
Early morning heading toward a pleasant oasis town of Kashan and on the way we will have stop in the residential and recreation complex. Then continue to the small city named Ab- Shirin on the side of the Central Cesert Of Iran . Passing trough the Ab-Shirin we will arrive to the central desert of iran and visit Namak Lake ( Salt Lake ) and Old Caravansary named MaranJab. We will have a lunch in the caravanserai and head toward a Aran and BidGol City to Visit to the underground city Named NoushAbad or Oei . This is 3 Level Underground City belong to 1500 years Ago .
Finally we would have the night in the beautiful old prepared Eco-Lodge or hotel .
After having a breakfast and check out we will go for a Kashan Cultural Visit with its marvelous merchant houses and one of the country’s most famous gardens, The Fin Garden. The most beautiful houses of wealthy merchants are close together in the west part of the town. You can visit beautifully-decorated rooms with colored murals and amazing stained glass windows in the Tabatabi house or nearby in the Abbasi house. The Brujerdi house, the Samovars merchant, has a pretty garden and the most beautiful frescos from the hand by Kamal al Molk, a famous Iranian artist. Nearby is one of the finest Hammams (baths) in Iran . Hammam–e Sultan Ahmed Mir that features multiple rooms of beautifully-colored tiles. You can see the magnificent view of Kashan from the roof of the building .
Visiting the beautiful Fin Garden is the highlight of the city. There is also a small bazaar, and don't miss the beautiful caravanserai and tea house .
We will stay a night in the one Of the Kashan Hotel or Ecolodge .
Today we should head toward a main central desert of Iran named Rig – De Jen .
After a breakfast and check out we will go toward a rig – De - Jen . One of the world's most pristine deserts which has not been crossed by human until 1993 .
one the way we will pass naeen and visit main mosque of the Naeen and Naeen Cultural and anthropology Museum . The interiors of the Pirnia manor house from the 15th century give a good impression of the grandezza of the old merchant families. The Jame Mosque here is one of the oldest mosques in the country and dates back to 10th century. Nain is also famous for its textiles .
Your next stop is the beautiful oasis village of Anarak and finally we will go in to the Rig De Jen and Having a Camp there .
After Having a breakfast in the Camp we will continue our way through a Desert Dunes and road to Mesr Village .
Rige De Jen is part Of Dashte Kavir . The Dasht-e Kavir is a rather flat desert, determined by huge salt pans. we will explore this landscape on foot before continuing through the Mesr Village .
Today also you have a full day to enjoy the silence and vastness of the desert. You will have the option of riding a camel through the sand dunes. After lunch you can rest for a while and then continue to explore the area.
We will stay a night Ecolodge in the Mesr Village and have traditional dinner there .
Today after having a breakfast in the ecolodge we would go toward a Kavire Mesr to visit specular place in the desert which is canebrake inside the desert and then head to Oasis Aroosan anf finally head to one of the traditionall hotel in the area named Bali Hotel for a lunch.
Then we would go toward a Garmeh Village and accommodate in Traditional Eco Lodge for a night and Having A Dinner.
This village has the biggest palm gardens in the region and is the beautiful home of the pioneer of traditional local accommodation in Iran, Maziar AleDavood. We will stay at his Ateshooni House for the night.
After Having a Breakfast we will head toward a City name Bayazeh that resembles a Moroccan Kasbah, except that it is totally desolate. This village can be an undiscovered treasure for desert lovers.
In the Bayazeh We will visit Bayazeh astel and having a lunch at Hotel Yata and finally heat toward a kharanegh . The landscape is impressively beautiful and constantly changing . You will spend the sevral hours in the beautiful desert town of Kharangh, where you will stay in caravanserai surrounded by desert and rugged mountains. Kharanagh and its fortress-like 4-stories architecture is at least 3000 years old.
Finally we will arrive to yazd and stay night at the hotel .
Yazd is definitely a special city.
Despite the dry climate, the city is green thanks to the up to fifty km long irrigation canals. Founded in the 5th century, Yazd experienced a prosperity in the 14th and 15th century thanks to its coveted carpets and silk fabrics
You will find narrow streets lined with mud houses, especially around the central bazaar. The houses are characterized by the typical BadGir, Which are the towers that catch every breath of wind to promote circulation and cool down the house by passing a wind through water. Also there are many underground qanats, aqueducts that direct water throughout the city.
The mosques of Yazd are is unique. The magnificent Jame Mosque dominates the old city. Its remarkably high, tiled entrance, flanked by two stunning minarets and adorned with an inscription from the 15th century, is simply superb.
There are several beautiful mosques that lie hidden among the streets, also, including the Friday Mosque and the Masjad-e Mir Chakhmaq. On the main Amir Chakhmaq Square, you will find the stunning three-story façade of one of the finest tekyehs in the country.
Yazd is also known for being the center of Zoroastrianism, an ancient Iranian religion. Here you can visit the Atashkade Fire Temple (House of Eternal Fire) and the Tower of Silence, a Zoroastrian burial place. In the evening you may choose to visit a zoorkhaneh strength ritual to see a traditional Iranian dance accompanied by the beating of drums.
Today you will drive to Kerman, and en route visit more mud villages. The first stop is in the ancient caravanserai of Zein-o Din. This is one of the best-preserved caravanserai in Iran and one of the few with a round shape; it is now used as hotel. We would have a lunch there .
Finally we would arrive in Kerman . Depend on the time of the year we will stay in Kerman for a Night or go to City on the edge of the lut name Shahdad for accommodation in the Eco Lodge .
Shahdad is the last town before the desert of Dasht-e Kalout begins.
It’s a very impressive sight, a sort of Grand Canyon in the desert. We can say that Kalouts remembering Acacus Mountains in the Sahara in Libya and southern Algeria.
You have the whole day to explore the Kalout Desert. We suggest driving to Kalout early in the morning to see the sunrise, and then spending some more time exploring the area. It is better to rest for a few hours in the middle of the day because of the heat.
You will spend the night in a camp It will be a very simple night in the open air under a sky full of stars.
We will drive to Gandom Beryan. The “ Gandom Beryan “ which is located 80 kilometres Shahdad, In the area of “Gandom beryan” that is an area of 200 km and 150 km wide there is No living and is not life and environmental conditions in such a way that there is no planter animal.
Even the carcases of dead animals and abandoned in a GanDom Beryan, in this area, even bacteria will not survive.
There was over 400 volcano in these area and that's why that the area is covered with black volcanic rocks .This region is the lowest of the Iranian interior region and this is another reason for the intense heat.
You will spend a night in camp .
We will go toward a Kerman this day .
There are plenty of attractions in the city and the surrounding area. Kerman is situated at 1750 meters of elevation and has a comfortably cool climate surrounded by desert and mountains. It is a pleasant city with a central square, a few beautiful mosques and a nice bathhouse. This bathhouse is a 17th-century hammam and is now a museum. You have the whole day to explore the city.
You will leave Kerman To Tehran By flight and will catch your next flight to your country .
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