Private Tour
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Services

Easy

Accommodation

  • 5 Nights Hotel
  • 1 Night Camp
  • 1 Night Guesthouse

Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

Transport

  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • 3 days skiing on the slopes of Dizin resort.
  • Thorough visit and exploration of the historical city of Kashan with its distinct architecture and setting
  • Close examination of the Sealk hill. This a archeological excavation site
  • Desert trekking in the desert area of Maranjaab including looking at an old caravanserai and visiting the great salt lake

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 trip is designed to accommodate 3 different activities within a limited time range. Due to the fullness of the itinerary and the variety of activities, we have designed everything to be around the vicinity of Tehran. The most you will travel will be 250 km in one day. The remainder revolves around activities close to the city. The tour is divided into 3 sections: Skiing, Light Desert Trekking, Exploring the historical city of Kashan and its environs.

Itinerary

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