Desert safari & Cultural tours in Iran
Destination: Iran – (Tehran, Semnan, Yazd, Isfahan, Fars provinces)
Duration: 12 days / 11 night
Specialty: Cultural, Desert tours
Best months: March, April, May, Oct. Nov. Dec.
Booking time: 2 months before departure
Service quality: High ****
There are two vast expanses of deserts in Iran, the Kavir-e-Lut or the Lut Desert, and Kavir-e-Markazi or the Central Desert, covering an area of over 360,000 square kilometers, mostly located in the central parts of Iran. These vast expanses of sand dunes, salt lakes and steppe-like plains, wadies with long date trees and camel flocks are one of the world's most interesting, yet unknown places in the world. Then there is a vast network of Caravansaries strategically located along the ancient, camel-trodden trade routes and the scorched salt flats of Kavir-e-Markazi.
Exciting safaris tours through majestic landscapes and along these caravan routes have proved to be the most efficient way of enjoying the glorious nature of Iran.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL TEHRAN
Arrival at Tehran’s IKA airport; meet and transfer to hotel for overnight stay. L/D
DAY 02: TEHRAN – DAMGHAN
Drive to Damghan, passing through Firuzkuh and Semnan, visiting Tarik-Khaneh Mosque in Damghan, Cheshmeh-Ali, the Assassins Castle at Gerdkuh, and Mehman-Doust Tower; overnight stay at hotel. B/L/D 335 km 4 hours
DAY 03: DAMGHAN – GARME
Drive to the Kavir (desert) via Sar-e-Kavir, Jandagh, and Khour; overnight stay at the local house near Khour. B/L/D 365 km 4 hours
DAY 04: GARME-EXCURSION TO MESR VILLAGE
Full day excursion to Mesr village, Garmeh & light trekking on the sand dunes, overnight stay at local house. B/L/D
DAY 05: GARMEH-NA’IN
Drive to Na’in, en-route visit Chah-e-Kharboze, Anarak Caravanserai; continue the drive to Na’in and visit the 10th century Friday Mosque; overnight stay at hotel. B/L/D 249 km 3 hours
DAY 06: NA’IN – YAZD
Drive to Yazd, the center for Iran’s small Zoroastrian community for a full day sightseeing in the city center and few important monuments around the city; overnight stay at the hotel. B/L/D 167 km 1/30 hours
DAY 07: YAZD - SHIRAZ
Drive to Shiraz, stop at Abarkuh, a charming desert town, continue and visit Pasargadae. on to Shiraz, arrive in the afternoon and visit the main monuments; overnight stay at the hotel. B/L/D 441 km 5 hours
DAY 08: SHIRAZ/EXCURSION TO PERSEPOLIS & NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM-ISFAHAN
Morning excursion to Persepolis; return to Shiraz for some visits to main sightseeing attractions and the Vakil Bazaar; transfer to airport for flight to Isfahan; overnight stay at hotel. B/L/D
DAY 09: ISFAHAN
Full city tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th century capital of the Safavids, referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World) in Safavid sources, to visit the famous monuments and historical sites ending up into the Qeisarieh Bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying the art and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous, overnight stay at hotel. B/L/D
DAY 10: ISFAHAN-TEHRAN
Morning drive to Tehran, en-route visit the charming town of Natanz and desert town of Kashan with some of the best examples of existing “badgirs” (wind-catchers); continue to Tehran; overnight stay at hotel. B/L/D 448 km 5 hours
DAY 11: TEHRAN
Full day visit to some of Tehran’s major museums and panoramic views of main streets (all above museums are closed on Mondays); overnight stay at the hotel. B/L/D
DAY 12: TEHRAN – DEPARTURE
Transfer to IKA airport for departure flight.
Accommodation at 4 **** hotel in Tehran 3 night double room
Accommodation at 4 **** hotel in Isfahan 2 night double room
Accommodation at 4 **** hotel in Shiraz 1 night double room
Accommodation at 4 **** hotel in Yazd 1 night double room
Accommodation at 4 **** hotel in Nain 1 night double room
Accommodation at local house 2 night
Flight tickets from Isfahan to Shiraz
All transfer according to the itinerary by Van or Bus depend on group size
All the best food and bottled drink on the way and city
English language guide during of program
International airfare from your country
Iran entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport on arrival)
Personal first aid, Personal expenses, Tips and Bonuses, Laundry, Rescue, Medical expenses, Telephone
Passport and flight ticket clear scan with photography send by email, prepayment
800 Euro per person through the Turkey bank and rest money will be received in cash.
Note: We strongly advise all the adventure lovers to have their medical and rescue evacuation insurance in their own home country.
The cost of extra accommodation and meals over enforcement obligations for any reason is that the customer will be charged.
Cancellation before 60 Days- Full refund (After deducting the bank charge)
Cancellation within 50 Days- 35 % of the payment
Cancellation within 30 Days- 60 % of the payment
Cancellation within 08 Days- No refund