A short 4WD adventure in Lut desert along with visiting villages

Private Tour
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Services

Easy

Accommodation

  • 1 Night Camp

Meals

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Dinners

Transport

  • 4WD
  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • 4x4 off road desert tour in the vast desert of Lut (UNESSCO world heritage site)
  • Experience of one night camping in heart of desert
  • Shazdeh Garden (Persian garden)- (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • Visiting an old cypress tree with thousand year
  • Visiting the old village of Sirch
  • Exploring Shahdad village and visiting an underground water reservoir

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entry tickets to all sites listed on the itinerary
  • All camping equipment will be provided for desert camping (tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows and torches)

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 is a really tight itinerary and all travelers must consider this matter when booking the tour.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.

The Lut vast desert, in terms of nature and adventure travel, is one of the main attractions of Iran. The tour will start from your hotel in Kerman city and after the desert tour, we will drop you off in your hotel in Kerman. On the way to desert, There are a couple of attractions to go sightseeing such as Shazdeh Garden which is a UNESSCO world heritage site since 2016 and also Sirch exotic village and the old cypress tree dating back to thousand years ago. From there, we continue our trip to Shahdad and will visit the underground reservoir water and the old part of the town. From there head to Shafiabad village which is the edge of the Lut desert and the East entry gate to the desert. We will start off road driving inside of the desert. We have an adventure journey by 4x4 into the desert through Kaluts hill and sand dunes and flat desert. Also we will pass Gandom Beryan which is one of the hottest places in the world during the summer. You will go deep into the heart of the desert which is a prohibited area and also UNESSCO world heritage site. During the 2 days approximately 100 km safari and spending 1 night in tent the middle of the desert with millions of stars disconnects you with civilization and you will experience the silence and beauty of the desert as well. It is a good opportunity to explore and visit the varieties of land formation, different types of desert and terrains, flat desert, sand dunes, mountains and the magnificent area of the kalouts in the Lut desert. You will finish the Lut desert by drive back to Kerman.

Itinerary

  • Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • Accommodation
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Transport
    4WD

The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is the largest desert in Iran and is located in the south-east of the country. It is the world's 27th -largest desert, and was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List on July 17, 2016. It stretches about 480 kilometers (300 mi) long and 320 kilometers (200 mi) wide. In the east rises a great massif of dunes and sand, while in the west an extensive area of high ridges is separated by wind-swept corridors. In its lowest, salt-filled depression—less than 1,000 feet (300 metres) above sea level—the summer heat and low humidity are believed to be unsurpassed on the planet. Between June and October, this arid subtropical 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. NASA research results suggest that the Lut Desert in Iran is one of the hottest places on Earth. According to satellite data from NASA in 2005, a surface temperature of 70.7 degrees Celsius was recorded in the Lut desert.
This temperature is the highest temperature ever recorded by satellite from the surface of planet Earth. That’s why it is called the ‘2005 point’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7xtw9gRUOY