Private Tour
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Services

Easy

Accommodation

  • 7 Nights Hotel
  • 2 Nights Guesthouse

Meals

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

Transport

  • Flight
  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • Skiing on the Alborz range in and around the resort of Dizin
  • Desert trekking-camel rides-dune crossing-great panoramas for inner experience and photography
  • Immersion in Persia’s Zoroastrian past-visiting several key sites and pilgrimage center in the midst of a very picturesque desert
  • Full exploration of the city of Yazd with its unique desert architecture and numerous historical sites

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • English Spoken Ski Guide

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 combination trip that allows one to experience 2 very different eco systems and climates in a short period of time. We start with 3 days of skiing on the slopes of Dizin. Winter conditions, usually very good light snow and wide long runs. The runs are mostly intermediate with a few more difficult slopes suitable for the skilled skier. We then change gears and wonder into Iran’s central desert which will have very mild pleasantly warm sunny days. The change of scenery and temperature is abrupt and refreshing. 2 days spent in the midst of the most interesting and picturesque part of the desert.The trip is finished off by spending 3 days in and around the city of Yazd. The city itself is a historical gem and its surrounding area also fascinating and picturesque. A combination of high desert plains, oasis mountains and historical and sacred sites.

Itinerary

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    Lunch
    Dinner
    Transport
    Private vehicle
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    Dinner
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    Transport
    Flight
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    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
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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.