Private Tour
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Services

Easy

Accommodation

  • 9 Nights Hotel
  • 3 Nights Guesthouse
  • 1 Night Caravanserai

Meals

  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 11 Lunches
  • 10 Dinners

Transport

  • Flight
  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • 3 full days of skiing at Dizin
  • A Hike through Iran’s central desert walking through the most interesting and picturesque sections
  • A night’s stay at a renovated historical caravanserai
  • Complete coverage of the 3 important cities of Esfahan-Shiraz and Yazd including visits to Persepolis and Pasargad mausoleum.
  • Additional coverage of little known sites in the towns of Kashan and Naiin.
  • Passage through the desert exploring desert oasis towns and villages completely outside any tourist routes

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 one of the most interesting and varied tours offered by our company. It consists of 3 separate sections that cover 3 different activities. We can offer this tour strictly due to Iran’s particular climatic features where a winter activity can be combined with warm weather and desert excursions at the same time. The first 3 days will be spent skiing on the slopes of Middle East’s largest ski resort. Then there is a 2 day trip through a very interesting part of the Iranian central desert. The other 5 days will be spent visiting Iran’s considerable historical heritage concentrated in and around the 4 cities of Isfahan, Kashan, Yazd and Shiraz.
A very full and action packed tour that will require the participants to enjoy moving and travelling constantly in order to cover a large geographical area. It is not physically demanding but will entail vehicle travel for most days. Once this is accomplished one can claim that they have covered most of the historical and cultural sites in Iran plus travelled through a striking desert and skied on Middle East’s largest ski resort with usually very good powder snow conditions and wide slopes. 
There will be plenty of opportunities during this trip to mingle with local people, partake in a lot of home made meals and participate in some local and old fashioned musical performances and outdoor celebrations.
 

Itinerary

  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
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    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Dinner
    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
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    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
  • Accommodation
    Guesthouse
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Guesthouse
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
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    Guesthouse
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Accommodation
    Caravanserai
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
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    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
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    Hotel
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    Lunch
    Dinner
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    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Transport
    Flight
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    Meals
    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.