Visit main highlights of Iran by car, 3 days cycling in Dasht-e Kavir desert

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  • From € 699

Services

Moderate

Accommodation

  • 4 Nights Hotel
  • 2 Nights Camp
  • 2 Nights Caravanserai

Meals

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners

Transport

  • Private vehicle
  • Support vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Multi activity desert adventure tour
  • 3 Days Biking in Iran central desert
  • Passing through many villages and oases with MTB and connecting with the locals
  • An epic passage through Iran's Central Desert following part of the historical "silk road"
  • Exploring elegant historic villages such as Kharanagh- Anarak and Mesr
  • Passing many oases on the trek like Farahzad-Aroosan and Koreh gaz
  • One day Yazd sightseeing tour

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • English speaking MTB guide during the desert
  • Provided gear for camping in the desert: (Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, 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
  • Bottled water
  • phone calls
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Trip Notes

This package is suitable for anyone wishing to have a special experience of biking in the desert which is disconnects you from normal life and take you to the heart of Iran Deserts. This tour is a combination of different types of landscapes in Dasht-e Kavir. Our crew of professional desert drivers with 4x4 vehicles will support us during the biking and an expert English speaking MTB guide would be with the group during your baking tour in the desert. 
The biking route is part of the old and famous “Silk Road”.  We have carefully chosen a part of this route that offers different eco-systems and changes in the landscape which simply are quite astonishing. We will come across mountain slopes and flowing dried rivers as well as the magical desert with its different colors and formations that together will make this journey enjoyable, but most remarkably an adventure that will stay in the memory and grow as a wonderful experience along one’s life. We have 3 days biking tour on this trip and approximately the length of biking would be 170 km. The main part of the route is flat but sometimes for having the best views and visibility we will go on the sand dunes in the desert. Also, we will cross a few villages and oases on the way. For 2 nights we will have a camping in the oases. Depending on the season we might see semi wild camels, rabbits, foxes and if lucky enough some beautiful scorpions!!!!!!
At the end of biking tour we will drive to Yazd ancient town and we have one sightseeing city tour there. 
In this tour you will walk more or less on the same route that Sven Anders Hedin, (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952), the Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer and travel writer travelled by paddle steamer in 1886. He travelled to Persia twice in 1886 and 1890. In 1887, Hedin published a book about these travels entitled Through Persia, Mesopotamia and the Caucasus.
 

Itinerary

  • Depending on arrival time, you will check in to a hotel in Tehran. Overnight stay at your hotel.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
  • Accommodation
    Caravanserai
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Transport
    Private vehicle
    Support vehicle
  • Accommodation
    Caravanserai
    Meals
    Breakfast
  • Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
  • You will have a full day sightseeing tour in Yazd visiting its touristic attractions such as Zoroastrian site of Dakhmeh (Old cemetery & tower of silence) and the Fire Temple.

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    Meals
    Breakfast
  • Accommodation
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    Breakfast
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.

Date & Price

Nov 3, 2019 Nov 12, 2019 € 699 N/A Available Book Now
May 6, 2020 May 15, 2020 € 899 N/A Available Book Now