An expedition Iran desert safari through Dasht-e Lut desert and camping in a different special desert region of the desert
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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 meters) 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
One of the main highlights of Iran, in terms of nature, can be its deserts. Since Iranian deserts were part of the Silk Road, there are many historic monuments and sites left from that era worth paying a visit to. There are many different types of flora and fauna living in this hot region and many caravanserais are still accepting guests and tourists. This tour has been designed to take you away from major touristic cities into NON touristic areas to visit the real life of local residents. It is a real desert journey through vast desert of Lut.
We have an expedition by 4×4 into the desert, a desert safari through the Lut desert which is the hottest place in the world during the summer. You will go deep into the heart of the desert which is a prohibited area and also UNESCO world heritage site. During the 5 days approximately 500 km safari and every night you will stay in different places to explore and visit the varieties of land formation. Staying in 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. You will finish Lut desert by visiting of a couple of important sites and the city of Kerman as well. At the end you will fly from Kerman to the capital city of Tehran and finish this adventure with a tour of Tehran.
- Expedition desert safari to Lut desert (UNESSCO world heritage site)
- Visit Kashan historic city & Fin Garden (UNESCO world heritage site)
- Golestan Palace (UNESCO world heritage site)
- Shazdeh Garden (Persian garden)- (UNESCO world heritage site)
- An opportunity to taste the cuisine of people living in deserts