Depending on the season of your travel, sunset time might vary between 2-3 hours. We might also need to skip a few places listed on this itinerary if necessary especially in the fall and winter time.
In most places we stay in this itinerary there is no restaurant or supermarket for buying food or snacks, so If you wish to have dinner at nights please inform us at the time of booking as the villagers and local people cannot make food on our arrival (they should be informed beforehand).
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.
Sunset time in summer is 19:30 and in winter is 17:00
After many years of experience in travelling around the world we know that most tourists travel according to classic itineraries; only professionals and real adventurers take the risk and travel to untouched and non-touristic areas. In Iran classic routes consist of towns, cities and monuments visited by anyone but you wouldn’t have the chance of being in touch with locals and experience their real way of life. One of the main highlights of Iran in terms of nature can be its deserts. As Iranian deserts were part of the “Silk Road” there are many historical monuments and sites left from that era worth paying a visit. There are many different flora and fauna living in this hot place and many caravanserais still accepting guests and tourists. This tour is NOT only a desert tour we have combined sightseeing in small towns, exploring rural areas and some activities such as a short hiking on a small mountain along with desert trekking and a short 4x4 off-road desert tour in the heart of the desert.
This tour has been designed to take you away from major touristic cities of Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz or Yazd… into the real life of locals. In this trip you will not only see the main attractions advised in guide books but also you will have the chance to visit the historic villages and stay with local people enjoying their homemade food, become familiar with their customs and way of life.
The trip will take 13 days. The total route travelled on the ground in 13 days will add up to 2500 Km but the distance would be divided in such a way not to be tiresome for travellers. The type of vehicle used in this trip depends on the number of tourists, mostly we use comfortble touristic vans and minibuses.
The difficulty range of the trip is easy; only one part of the tour is moderate (trekking on the desert) but we can transfer those who wish to skip trekking by a 4WD vehicle to the camp. Accommodations on this trip are shared rooms in guest houses or local home stay in villages and countryside, one night in a tent, and one night in hand made cave. All accommodations in villages are clean local lodgings renovated for the purpose of hosting national and international tourists. The tour guides are all experienced individuals with a very good knowledge of villages and visiting places.
During the trip, there are clean hygiene services available in all staying places in villages. All accommodations have shared toilet and bathrooms and some of them have seat type toilet.
Upon arrival to Iran our representative will meet and greet you in the airport. In the afternoon of first day we will have a friendly meeting at our office.
Our vehicle will pick you up from bus terminal and your one day exploring starts from Esfahan towards east to cover main spots and interesting places between Esfahan to Na’in. On this day we have a tight journey. We will visit all attractions around three different desert spots.
After breakfast we kick the road towards the historic city of Na’in in 70 Km. We visit a historic mosque, anthropology museum and Narin Castle.
After breakfast we have Anarak sightseeing & exploring tour to visit anthropology museum and its towers . Coming back to the guest house, we will check out and drive to an oasis in the desert.
Today is the highlight of the trip. After breakfast we will start trekking into the desert. The length of trekking is between10 to 20 km which would take about 4-8 hours depending on the fitness level of the group but for those who do not wish to participate in trekking there is a 4×4 vehicle to take them to our camping area.
We will wake up at the crack of dawn (optional), walking about 10-15 minutes to watch the sunrise view of desert and walking back to our camp for having breakfast. After, the camp will be collected and trekking will continue till noon time
early in the morning there is an optional plan to visit the village. We will explore the village and visit its spring water. There is a small mountain in the village that by hiking up you will have the best view of Garmeh and villages around to see the sunrise view.
After breakfast you will have a day sightseeing tour in Yazd to visit its attractions such as Zoroastrian site of Dakhmeh (Old cemetery & tower of silence) and the Fire temple.
Today we will visit one the oldest mosques in Iran. Then we will drive to Meymand historic village. Meymand is famous for its handmade caves with more than 4000 years old, in fact for the night we will stay in one of these caves.
after breakfast in the cave we will explore the village before driving to Kerman.
after breakfast we will drive towards east to explore the Lut desert.
Today we will visit some attractions of Kerman. In the afternoon we provide train ticket for travelling back to Tehran.
we arrive to Tehran in the morning. If your flight time is at night or evening you can leave your luggage at our office and have a Tehran sightseeing tour on your own and collect them at a later time otherwise you can leave right away to the airport.
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