Follow Sven Hedin's footsteps through Iran Central Desert

Private Tour
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Services

Challenging

Accommodation

  • 1 Night Hotel
  • 3 Nights Camp
  • 2 Nights Guesthouse
  • 3 Nights Caravanserai

Meals

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners

Transport

  • 4WD
  • Private vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • 5 days desert trekking around 120 km
  • Passing through many villages and oases
  • An epic passage through Iran's Central Desert following part of the historic (silk road)
  • Visiting Naein and Anarak towns
  • Explore elegant historical villages such as-Garmeh-Mesr and Iraj
  • Passing many typical oases on the trek like Farahzad-Aroosan-Koreh gaz and Garmeh
  • Visiting main touristic highlights of two ancient cities of Iran

Included

  • All transportation according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • backpack handling during the trek
  • All equipment: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, torches, eating utensils, glasses, pillows

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
  • phone calls
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Trip Notes

Deviating from this itinerary is unpreventable sometimes due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is the tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the season.

The focus of this adventure journey is trekking inside Iran Central Desert (Dashte Kavir) with a short visit of two main cities, Isfahan and Yazd. There are two UNESCO world heritage sites in Isfahan, a lot of interesting places in Yazd and on the road as well. The planned itinerary will start and end in Isfahan.  You will visit main touristic attractions of Isfahan and Yazd along with some old towns and villages such as Qehi, Na’iin, Anarak, Garmeh, Mesr, Farahzad and Kharanagh. The route would be loop from Isfahan to the desert continued to Yazd and back to Isfahan from a different road.
The total travelled by car in 10 days will add up to 1200 Km. This package is suitable for real trekkers who wish to have a long trekking desert journey. The tour is a combination of different types of landscapes in Dashte Kavir desert. Our crew of professional desert drivers with 4x4 vehicles will support us during the trek and an expert English speaking desert guide would be with the group. 
The operational season for this tour is from September to May, but the best time is from October to December and March to April.
 

Itinerary

  • Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to a caravanserai.

    Accommodation
    Caravanserai
    Meals
    Transport
    Private vehicle
  • Full day visit of Isfahan and meeting your desert guide in a briefing session in the evening.

    Accommodation
    Caravanserai
    Meals
    Breakfast
  • Early morning drive to starting point of trek. Trekking time would be about 6-8 hours (20 Km). We will make our camp at a suitable place for overnight stay.

    Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Early morning rise up for breakfast and off into the sand dunes. Today we will walk for 35 kilometers to reach a traditional guest house to stay overnight.

    Accommodation
    Guesthouse
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Resume trekking after breakfast to a stunning area where mountains meet desert. Overnight stay at camp

    Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Another hiking day towards the small and beautiful oasis of Aroosan. Arriving in the afternoon will give us some time walking in the oasis and meeting local people.

    Accommodation
    Camp
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Last trekking day. Half day walking towards the last oasis (12 km) followed by off-road driving to Salt lake. We will continue the journey towards Garmeh and Bayazeh villages. Overnight stay at a traditional guest house.

    Accommodation
    Guesthouse
    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Transport
    4WD
  • Driver to Yazd and visiting attractions on the way such as Chak Chak Zoroastrian fire temple and historic village of Kharanaq. Overnight stay in a traditional hotel.

    Accommodation
    Hotel
    Meals
    Breakfast
  • Checking-out from hotel we will drive about 250 Kilometers to Isfahan (Kuhpa caravanserai). Visiting attractions on our way we will stay overnight in the caravanserai

    Accommodation
    Caravanserai
    Meals
    Breakfast
  • According to your flight time you will be taken to Isfahan Airport.

    Accommodation
    Meals
    Breakfast