Private Tour
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Services

Easy

Accommodation

  • 1 Night Camp
  • 1 Night Guesthouse

Meals

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners

Transport

  • 4WD
  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Off road driving in Iran central desert
  • Visit Na’in historic city and Anarak caravanserai
  • Visit salt lake, Mesr and Farahzad oasis
  • Visit Meybod ancient town
  • Taste local food and associate with aboriginal people

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • backpack handling during the trek (up to 15 Kg)

Excluded

  • Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
  • laundry
  • mini bar used in the room
  • Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
  • Tips (optional)
  • Cost of medical immunizations
  • phone calls
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Trip Notes

Important Note:
Deviating from this itinerary is unpreventable sometimes due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is the tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the season.

This tour is a suitable for who would like to have a desert detour journey from Esfahan to Yazd or viseversa with 4x4 through Iran central desert (Dashte- Kavir). There are a lot of attractions in Dashte-e Kavir and most of travellers missed it when they travel with sedan or mini bus. 4WD cars enable us to drive in remote area in the heart of the desert and you can explore unknown and Non- toursitc area during three days. This is a short and tight travel plan and will cover the most spots on the way. During this tour we will see many oases ( Farahzad, Aroosan, Koreh gaz and Garmeh oasis), villages (Kharanagh, Bayazeh, Iraj and Mesr ) and small towns (Naiin and Anarak) en route between Esfahan and Yazd in Dashte-e Kavir. On this 4x4 tour approximately we have 1000 km driving, which is on the asphalt and dirt road in the desert. In the desert we have sand formation, flat desert and the salt lake which is amazing for who love photography and nature. This tour has no fixed departure date but will be performed at your request.

The tour could start from two different origins, Esfahan or Yazd by 4x4 car. Then, according to your plan you have the option to continue to Esfahan or Yazd depending on your own travel plan. If you would like to start this trip from Tehran, we can customize it and you have to start it a day before and staying one night in a caravanserai in the edge of the desert.

Itinerary

  • Accommodation
    Guesthouse
    Meals
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Transport
    4WD
    Private vehicle
  • Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Transport
    4WD
  • Accommodation
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
Iran Central Desert, Kavir Markazie Iran,  Dasht-e Kavir, also known the Great Salt Desert, is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau, about 300 kilometers east-southeast of capitol of Tehran. The desert is about 800 kilometers long and 320 kilometers wide, and composed of mud and salt marshes (kavirs). Tens of millions of years ago, this region was occupied by a salt-rich ocean that surrounds a small piece of continent in what is now central Iran. As the ocean dried up, it left behind a layer of salt as much as 6 to 7 kilometers thick.
Over time, the layer of salt was buried under a thick layer of mud. But salt has a fairly low density — lower than the layer of mud and rocks underneath which the salt layer lay. So it started pushing up through the overlying sediment and eventually, over millions of years, the salt broke through and formed domes. The salt domes of Dasht-e Kavir are probably some of the best examples of this geological phenomenon.
Geologists have identified about 50 large salt domes in this region. Some of the domes have been eroded away by wind and rain exposing its cross-section.
Although it looks like a hard surface, the salt crust is only a few inches thick, below which lies soft grease-like mud the Iranians called “Charbeh” that is extremely difficult to get out of if one were to get stuck. Because of this travelling in Dasht-e Kavir is extremely dangerous. The soil is sterile and not suitable for cultivation. The desert is almost uninhabited and only partly explored. Human settling is restricted to scattered oases, where wind-blocking housing constructions are raised to deal with the harsh weather conditions. Some live in the hills and the surrounding mountains. Wild sheep, camels, goats and Persian leopards also live in the mountainous areas.