10 Days
Activity Level
Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov
Best Months
Trekking & Hiking
Off the Beaten Track
Travel Styles

Experience Dasht-e Kavir Desert Detour and Iran desert trekking through off the beaten track destinations of Iran. Discover the last remains of the oases in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir desert which was a part of the ancient Silk Road and follow Seven Hedin’s footsteps through an unforgettable trekking expedition journey with Adventure Iran.

START Tehran
Activity Level Challenging
REGION(S) Central Iran
INCLUDED MEALS: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights staying in Tehran (Classic hotel), 5 nights in the desert (traditional guest houses, local houses and tent), 1-night traditional boutique hotel in Yazd, 1 night boutique hotel in Shiraz, 1 night IKA airport hotel in Tehran 
TRANSPORTATION: All transport during the tour according to the itinerary includes a combination of a tourist bus, van/minibus, and a domestic flight.
Camping equipment
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
English Speaking guide
Entry fee for the sites included in the itinerary

Airport pick up and drop off (optional)

Single accommodation (available on request)

Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
International airfare
Airport and departure taxes
Meals not listed on the itinerary
Tips to guide and driver
Cost of medical immunizations
Any other service not included in the itinerary
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout and use of mini bar

  • Visiting Golestan Palace in the capital (UNESCO)
  •  Tarik Khaneh temple, Iran’s oldest mosque
  •  Discover the remaining ruins of the Silk Road in the desert
  • 3 days continuous desert trekking in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir
  • Passing through many oases which are still operative
  • Visiting Chak Chak Zoroastrian fire temple among the desert mountains.
  • Exploring elegant historical desert villages covered by palm trees
  • Visiting the world heritage city of Yazd (UNESCO)
  • Experience staying in a historical renovated house (boutique hotel)
  • Taste of the Persian Cuisine and local food during your trek
  • Goodbye dinner at historical Shapouri Pavilion and Garden in Shiraz

One of the main highlights of Iran as a tourist attraction is its deserts, which are not comparable to any other desert region in the world.  Together with their natural attractions and their amazing landscapes, the history of Iran’s desert regions makes Iran a unique and appealing destination for travellers seeking a rewarding experience.

Dasht-e Kavir desert, one of the two vast Iranian desert regions, was a part of the ancient Silk Road and has an abundance of reminders of time gone by.  You can see proof of this heritage by visiting some of the enormous number of castles, historical mosques, the Persian Gardens in desert regions (UNESCO), the Persian Qanat (UNESCO), and the Persian Caravanserais: (UNESCO registered 54 of them on their world heritage sites).  Many of the remaining monuments and heritages are waiting for registration on the list of tentative UNESCO sites

Many famous travel writers, scientists and explorers such as Alfons Gabriel and Sven Hedin travelled to this region more than 100 years ago for their research and explorations. This whole area holds endless mysteries for adventurous travellers willing to experience something quite different from other tourists.

On this adventure journey our aim is to give you a taste of the many attractions of Dasht-e Kavir desert. You will experience a combination of activities like trekking, village exploration and cultural-historical sightseeing. You’ll be staying in authentic accommodation and socialising with the locals.  You’ll relish the flavour of their home-made food.  This stimulating journey offers a variety of experiences and enjoyment which you will never forget.

The journey starts from your hotel in the centre of the capital where all the main attractions are in walking distance. You’ll visit a few of the main capital highlights such as the Golestan Palace world heritage site before travelling to the desert region.  It will take a full day to reach the heart of the desert. On our way there, we’ll stop by the Talik Khaneh temple which is Iran’s oldest mosque.  As we’ll be passing through stunning scenery, we’ll break to take photographs on our way to the small town that is the starting point of the trek.  It’s interesting to note that this small town was a centre of camel breeding during the Silk Road and the town’s history dates back to the Sasanian Empire. You’ll have 4 full days trekking in the middle of the desert going through this historical trail and passing by amazing desert landscapes, mountain slopes, heavily weathered rock formations, salt sand dunes, flat desert, Salt Lake, oases, villages and agricultural regions and other large scale crystalline formations in the heart of the desert. We will also pass an old underground water reservoir, date palm orchards and ancient villages with still standing primitive buildings. You’ll be staying in different lodgings every night during the trek which are a combination of traditional guest houses, local houses and campsites.

After finishing the trek, we’ll continue the journey to visit the remaining fascinating places by vehicle. You will explore a few historical villages and castles and the main temple of Zoroastrians in the middle of desert mountains before reaching Yazd, a world heritage city. You’ll be staying in historical boutique hotels to experience the thousand-and-one-nights story of this ancient metropolis. You’ll visit the main tourist highlights of this ancient city before being transferred to Shiraz, where we’ll spend a night in a boutique hotel before having a goodbye dinner at one of the most famous historical monuments in the city.  

Included is a domestic flight from Shiraz to Tehran Mehrabad airport plus one night’s accommodation at REMIX-REXAN Imam Khomeini airport hotel.

“If you are interested in reserving a spot or would like more information, please contact us.”

Start Date Finish Date Status Group Size
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Single Supplement
05 April 2025 13 April 2025 Available 4 -12 €1,460 €197 €200
1 November 2025 9 November 2025 Available 4 -12 €1,460 €197 €200

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