12 Days
Activity Level
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Best Months
Cultural & Heritage
Off the Beaten Track
Travel Styles

Visiting Sistan & Baluchistan through an active off the beaten track Journey and explore Chabahar port, Zahedan historical city and Burnt city, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Baluchistan

START Tehran
REGION(S) Sistan and Baluchistan province
MEALS: 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 9 Nights, Local House: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: Night train, Flight, Boat, 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
  • Visiting Zahedan historical city, the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan
  • Visit the authentic ground bazaar and museum of Zahedan
  • Experience night trains in Iran and socialize with the locals
  • Visit the Burnt City, UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit Iranshahr city and Bampour castle
  • Visit Chabahar port by the Indian ocean
  • Beris fishing village and Photograph fisher men
  • Mangrove forest boat trip and Bird-watching in the bay
  • Spectacular view of Martian mountains and the Pink lake
  • Visit Mud volcanoes and organic banana orchards
  • Visiting the meeting point of ocean and sand dunes in Darak village
  • Bandare Tang beach and the boat trip to desert island
  • Visiting Dasht-e Lut desert (UNESCO)

Sistan and Baluchistan province is one of the largest provinces in Iran with a long list of historical-cultural and natural attractions. This relatively new destination in Iran is among the most beautiful parts of the country that is still untouched. It is located in the south east of the country, having 1100km land border with Pakistan and Afghanistan. This destination has varied types of terrain. For example, desert regions like Dasht-e Lut desert (UNESCO natural), mountain regions like active volcanos of Mount Taftan (4000m) and Bazman (3940m), beaches and 300 km of coastal line in the Makran Sea (Gulf of Oman) by the Indian Ocean. These different regions created a lot of natural attraction for adventurous travelers who would like to travel to Off the Beaten Track destinations. The famous Mars Mountains, Mangrove forest, Organic banana orchard, Dive center, Mud volcano, Desert adventures, Fishing villages, Wet land of Bahukalat and its Mugger crocodiles, hiking to snow-capped mountains, amazing untouched beaches and boat trip along the ports are among the most famous activities you can have in Sistan and Baluchistan.

In the historical side of this region, you could explore Sistan civilization and visit different regions like Kuh-e Khuaja (UNESCO tentative) which is a historical fortresses dating back to pre-Islam periods, Burnt City 3200 BC (UNESCO site) and Kalpuregan village which is the lonely living Pottery Museum in the World with 7000 years of  history.

In the cultural aspect of this destination, they have their own custom, languages (Sistani and Baloochi), clothes and local foods. It is one of the most authentic regions of Iran in term of anthropology. One of the most hospitable people in Iran are Sistani and Baloochi people. They have kept their practices alive with traditional clothes. The women have special handmade dresses, which they cover with Chadoor (chadah).

Along those attractions, the two main cities of Zahedan and Chabahar are cities worth visiting. You have many tourist highlights to choose from and the most interesting part is the Bazaar. You could have a wide range of spices, fruits, fishes and shrimps, local handicraft and local foods to explore. However, the most interesting part is that you could get in touch with local. Photography in these cities are the most special side of your trip as you will not find a region as special as Sistan & Baluchistan in Iran.

Zahedan and Chabahar are far from Tehran. Tehran to Zahedan is about 1500km and Tehran to Chabahar is about 1800 km. There are a few daily flights going to both cities and there is a daily departure night train from capital to Zahedan as well. The distance between the main cities in Sistan and Baluchistan is quite long. The distance from Zabol (north of Sistan) to Chabahar is about 860 km or from Zahedan to Chabahar is about 650 km.

With above information you can understand that having a short trip to explore the main highlights of this region is not possible. We have created different types of trips for this province and this Adventure Iran trip covers the best parts of this region in an intensive trip.

The season of Sistan and Baluchistan start from December, when most parts of Iran is off-season. It finish at the end of March and April. It means when the rest of the country goes in high season, this region is going to be hot and at the end of its high season.

We have made this special tailor-made tour for those who would like to travel to off the beaten track destinations in Iran and experience something different that other travelers who just following touristic points could never think about. You will arrive in Tehran and continue with a night train towards Zahedan, which is the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan province. Here you will start by visiting the northern part of the province and the UNESCO site of the Burnt City along a visit to the Lut Desert (UNESCO Natural). You will finish the trip on the Gulf of Oman on the Indian Ocean in the city of Chabahar in the southeastern corner of Iran. From there you will get back to capital by a domestic flight (2:40 hr).

The journey from a desert to an ocean covers a wide range of travel experience and this is the most important highlights of this wonderland destination in Iran. It’s a combination of historical sites, civilization, meeting of people with different local traditions, Shopping in traditional Bazaar, a variety of local foods, a diversity of architecture, mythology, visiting local tribes as well as seeing the amazing landscape of mountains and desert both inland as well as the coast of Gulf of Oman. This soft adventure holiday trip has no physical activity and it has an Easy Grade in our Activity Level in our level of difficulty system but you have to be prepared for long overland drives and walking every day. The distance of overland part of this trip is around 3500 km. To have a better idea about this length, Barcelona to Moscow overland distance is about 3590 km. You will have around 1500 km in the train and about 2000 km travel by car. In some regions you will even experience a tropical climate. One of the highlights of your adventure will be when the desert sands meet the ocean.

You will visit Zahedan, Iranshahr and Chabahar, which are the main three cities of this big province. Zahedan is famous for its traditional Bazaar and the most special museum in the south east of Iran. Iranshahr is a totally of the beaten track city that you can meet different authentic people and tradition in it. Chabahar is the only seaport in Iran that has access to Indian Ocean. It will provide you with a bunch of activity in its different regions. You can try different spicy foods and seafood in Chabahar seaport as well.

Traveling with a long train also is another highlight of your Iran journey and its part of the attraction of this tour. Its start usually before noon and passing through many mountains and the two vast deserts of Dasht-e Kavir and Lut. You will see the amazing landscape of many regions on your way to Siatan and Baluchistan.

Another experience of this trip is the varied climate diversity. When you start your travel from Tehran, you will see the snow-capped mountains of Alborz and feel the freezing temperature of winter in the capital. What you do not expect to see is another season in Zahedan and hot temperatures in Dasht-e Lut desert.

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