Private Tour
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Services

Moderate

Accommodation

  • 1 Night Camp
  • 1 Night Guesthouse

Meals

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners

Transport

  • Bus

Trip Highlights

  • One and half day trekking around 15-20 km, passing through many sand dunes
  • Visiting Mesr & Farahzad villages
  • Special sunrise & sunset point for photographers
  • One-night camping on the desert
  • One-night staying in the oasis in Farahzad

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • backpack & equipment handling during the trek (up to 15 Kg)
  • All equipment provided (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, torches, eating utensils, glasses, pillows)

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

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. Sunset time in summer is 19:30 and in winter is 17:00.

This tour package is arranged for backpackers who prefer having an activity of desert trekking in the central desert of Iran (Dasht-e Kavir). Most travellers travelling to deserts miss out many attractions and only stay in guest houses while there are a lot to see in a desert. We will have a couple of group tours in a year for this tour as we handled for many years this tour. The desert trekking tour officially will start the second day on this tour, but we will provide transfer from Yazd to desert which is the starting point of our desert trekking tour. All transportation of this package will be handled by us which is the combination of a cab from your hotel to the bus terminal, bus ticket and private local car from a town in the desert to an oasis inside of the desert as well as 4x4 car to handle your backpacks to transfer to the camp area. The package is a special desert trekking tour put together for those who like experiencing a comprehensive trek in the heart of the Iran Central Desert. In the desert, you will have one and a half day walking inside of the desert as well as an amazing night with millions of stars in the desert night. For the trekking part, we will arrange a local guide in the desert and transfer your backpacks and camping gears with 4x4 vehicle. After finishing the desert part, we also again handle the same transportation type as you head toward Esfahan as well. 

Itinerary

  • Accommodation
    Guesthouse
    Meals
    Dinner
    Transport
    Bus
  • Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • 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.