6 Days
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A custom-made Iran trip to have an intensive visit of main Iran touristic destinations and camping in the heart of Dasht-e Kavir desert

START Tehran
REGION(S) Central Iran
MEALS: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 3 Nights, Camp: 1 Night, Guesthouse: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
NOT INCLUDED 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
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
  • Two days trekking plus one night camping in the desert.
  • Watch the astonishing view of sunset and sunrise without any human made hurdle.
  • A possibility to see the wild camels pacing on the sand dunes.
  • Visiting Tehran, Esfahan and Semnan cities.
  • Visiting Nai’n , Anarak, Garmeh and Damghan towns and villages.
  • Thorough Cultural, Architectural and historical tour of central Iranian desert.

A memorable journey through central Iran. This tour is a combination of sightseeing in large cities and trekking in villages. You will visit main touristic cities such as Yazd, Shiraz, Esfahan and Kashan along with some ancient towns and villages for instance Na’in, Anarak, Garmeh, Mesr, Farahzaad and Meybod. In this program you will enjoy a two days trekking in the desert and one night camping. Those who do not wish to stay at camp will have the option to stay at Ateshooni guest house. As we have focused on visiting main cities and attractions around and inside central Iranian desert, there is no sightseeing tour for the capital city Tehran but if you wish to spend a day or two in Tehran simply let us know and arrive one or two days ahead of others in your group.
The journey will start from IKA airport and you will stay the first night in a hotel in Tehran. The next day you will be transferred to Esfahan where the real journey will begin following a day of sightseeing in Esfahan. On the way to Ateshooni guest house you will visit historic towns of Na’in and Anarak. The next day would be an astonishing day of trekking in the desert towards the camping site. The following day early morning you will have the chance to trek to an amazing viewpoint to watch the life giving sun rising. On this day after having lunch in Ateshooni guest house the final part of your journey will start by travelling to Damghan and Semnan on your back to Tehran. On the way you will also visit Tarikhaneh Mosque Cheshmeh Ali Spring in the ancient towns of Damghan and the historic mosque In Semnan the Sitadel after the city tour you will head back to IKA airport for flying back home according to your flights timetable.


Day 1: Arrival Tehran – check in

Travelers arrive with different airlines and check-in to the hotel in Tehran. The first day will be free and depending on your time of arrival, you’ll likely have free time to relax, get adjusted and explore in the town. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Esfahan-

After checking out from hotel you will be transferred to bus terminal. At the terminal, A.I representative will provide bus tickets and you will travel to Esfahan where another A.I representative will greet you at Esfahan bus terminal and transfer you to a hotel for overnight stay. Next day morning at 8 a.m. you will meet your tour guide. After the meeting you will have a free day for walking & shopping around the old town of Esfahan.(B)

Day 3: Esfahan exploring

City tour of Esfahan will start after breakfast, it will be a tight day today as we will visit Naghshe Jahan Sq, Imam and Sheikhlotfolah masques, Alighapou palace, old Bazar, Chehel Soton palace and Sioseh Pol Bridge. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Naiin & Anarak town & transfer to Garmeh

The desert journey will start from Esfahan. After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to the historic city of Na’in for visiting its historic mosque, anthropology museum and Narin castle. Following Na’in, we will leave for Anarak town which is located at the starting point of Iran central desert. In Anarak there is a 120 year old caravanserai that has been renovated as a hotel and guest house. We will have lunch there. After having lunch, we will proceed in the afternoon towards the village of Garmeh. We will arrive Garmeh around late afternoon, check in to the Guest House, take a rest and prepare to have a traditional dinner. The night time would be a great opportunity to watch the stars of the desert. We will spend the night in a local house with a friendly family to experience Iranian hospitality (B, L, D).

Day 5: Desert Trekking Tour

The early morning rise up and drive from Garmeh towards Mesr oasis (100 km). We will have breakfast there. Trekking will start after breakfast. The length of trekking is between 10 to 20 km which would take about 4-8 hours depending on the fitness level of the group. On the trekking route we will stop every now and then to rest and take photographs from spectacular and amazing sand dunes. After a light lunch on the route the journey will continue until evening. We will set up our camp in the desert and after a short rest; we would go to watch the sunset in the heart of the desert. In the early night darkness, we will have dinner and would have some time to watch the stars and enjoy the silence. (B, L, D).

Day 6: Trekking & drive to Damghan

We will wake up at the crack of dawn (optional), walking about 10-15 minutes to watch the sunrise view of desert and will walk back to our camp for having breakfast. Next, the camp will be collected and trekking will continue till noon time. Then our vehicle will arrive to pick us up and drive to Damghan. We have lunch on the road and we will drive toward the old city of Damghan to visit the 7th Century Tari’khaneh (House of God in Turko-Mongol) mosque it is the Oldest mosque in Iranian Plateu also in this city you will see Masjed Jame’ Seljuk Mosque and City Fortifications intact from the Seljuk Era the chehel Doxtaran Vault and Imam Zadeh Jafar Historic Buildings. We will be there around late afternoon. (B, L).the tour of Damghan ends along the north Road to Mazandaran at cheshmeh Ali a resting place along the road built by Iranian Royal Courts for their journeys to Northern Provinces. the Refreshing Breeze of the Wind over the centuries old pool of Cheshmeh Ali Spring will be sharp contrast to the desert experience rest like the kings and prepare for your return to Tehran with city tour of Semnan Along the road. In the afternoon we will head to semnan Capital city of PreIslamic Vern Province Semnan, Semnan today is a small city situated on a road less visited by tourists but this small city has a rich historical monuments and scholarly figures condensed in a small city when compared to major destinations of Tabriz ,Shiraz or Isfahan. Numerous Historic and archeological sites are scattered all around the small city among them Jame Mosque the Pahne Hot springs Pehne Bazaar Taddayon Historic Houses the Interior Gardens of Walnut and pomegranate trees and traditional adeobe brick homes and the famous Wind towers and cisterns of the desert Cities are amongst the attractions this is road less travelled and a jewel forgotten the tour Ends in the Evening in the Garden Restaurant and we will head back To Tehran, IKIA Airport ,those who wish to spend a day in the capital can extend their stay in Tehran and head back home after wards

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