8 Days
Duration
Easy
Activity Level
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Month
Classic
Travel Style

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore Sistan civilization

  • Ghale No in Zabol

  • The ancient city of Mt. Khaje (Kuhe Khajeh), (tentative UNESCO list)

  • Shahr-i Sokhta (Burnt City) UNESCO world heritage site

  • Hozdar historical complex

  • Visiting Zahedan historical city, the province’s capital

  • Dasht-e Lut desert (UNESSCO world heritage site)

  • Tehran city tour

  • Golestan Palace of Tehran(UNESSCO world heritage site)

TOUR CODE 176-STN-XPL
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Southeast Iran
INCLUDED
MEALS: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 5 Nights, Guesthouse: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: Night Train, Flight, 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
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

Sistan and Baluchistan province is in the south east of Iran on border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. To the south of the province is the Indian ocean and the Gulf of Oman.

This province is about the size of Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia combined. So there’s a fair amount of driving from the north to the south of this province. This province has 1,100 km a land border with Pakistan and Afghanistan and it has a coastal stretch of 300 km along the Indian Ocean’s Gulf of Oman. The people who live here are the Baluchi tribes who are Suni Muslims and the Sistani tribes are Shi’a Muslims, they both speak Persian.

The Sistan and Baluchistan province is really amazing with huge contrasts between the deserts, snowcapped mountains, and strange rock formations, an active 4,000 m volcano, Martian scenery and cliff enclosed fishing villages along the coast, tropical rivers with the rare Mugger crocodile. It’s Iran’s least known destination yet one of the most beautiful parts of our country. An example of one of the places you shall visit is the famous UNESCO listed (in 2015) Shahr-I Sokhta or “Burnt city” founded around 3200 BC situated at the junction of Bronze Age trade routes crossing the Iranian plateau. Another region we are going to visit on this trip is Dasht-e Lut desert. One of Iran’s main highlights, in terms of nature. Since Iranian deserts were on the Silk Road, there are many historical monuments and sites left from that period that are worth visiting. There are many different types of flora and fauna living in this hot region and many Caravanserais that still accommodate travellers like you. The Lut desert was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2016. Another main highlight of this journey is exploring the coast of the Gulf of Oman as well as visiting several small towns and fishing villages.

More information:

https://ifpnews.com/exclusive/online-campaign-trying-to-let-tourists-know-sistan-baluchestan-is-safe/

https://ifpnews.com/news/homeland/tourism/chabahar-is-definitely-worth-a-visit/

https://ifpnews.com/exclusive/martian-mountains-in-southeastern-iran-photos/

http://www.iran-daily.com/News/131711.html

https://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5184/

https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1456

With this trip you will discover one of the less visited regions of Iran, which is still very much unknown to both visitors and Iranians. It’s a 9-day exploration of the north part of Sistan and Baluchistan province (the 2nd largest of Iran). You will arrive in Tehran and continue with a night train to Zahedan (25 hours-1500 km) in the south east of the county nearby Afghanistan and Pakistan countries. You will visit Sistan civilization in north of Zahedan and you will visit different ancient complex as well as Shahre Sokhteh (Burnt City) which is a UNESCO world heritage site. In Sistan you will experience a combination of history, civilization, culture, history of religions, a variety of local foods, different local traditions, a diversity of architecture, mythology, visiting local tribes as well as seeing the amazing landscape of mountains and desert. Also Zahedan, the province’s capital is interesting as the people have different cloths and custom. Also the is a local bazaar in the downtown, which is one the main highlights of the city. You will have a one-day excursion trip to the Dashte Lut desert which is one the hottest place in the earth. After one week you will fly to Tehran and after one-day visit of Tehran you will fly back home.
This trip cover only the north part of the province and the main focus of this trip is cultural, historical and people. There is another trip to South of the province with the main focus of nature and land space and visiting wonders of this amazing land. You can continue your journey with our one-week extension tour to complete your adventure in this province.

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Day 1: Arrival in Tehran & check in

Upon arrival in Tehran, you will be met at the airport and a representative will greet you and transfer you to a comfortable hotel in Tehran. Overnight stay at hotel.
2

Day 2- Night train to Zahedan

After breakfast in the hotel you will be free for a couple of hours and will transfer to the train station to take the train to Zahedan city. Today you are in the train and we are enjoying the landscape of the road and continue the journey towards Zahedan. Total length is 1500 km takes 25-26 hours in the train. Overnight stay in the train. (B)
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Day 3: Arrive Zahedan- drive to Zabol

You will arrive in Zahedan in the morning with train and then we will drive the north of the province (Zabol city).We continue drive to a village and visit it. Afterward drive back to the historical guest house. And we will stay there for tonight. (B, L, D)
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Day 4: Sistan civilization & Burnt city (UNESCO site)

Today we will have an excursion with a full day sightseeing from Zabol towards Zahedan city.After we shall continue to Zahedan city which is the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan province. Overnight stay in a hotel in Zahedan. (B, L, D)
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Day 5: Zahedan city tour

Day 5: Zahedan city tour.Overnight stay in a hotel in Zahedan. (B, L, D)
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Day 6: Dasht-e Lut desert (UNESCO site)

Today you will drive towards west and you will start your desert adventure from an unknown village in the east of the Dashte- Lut desert. Full day in the desert and walk through the sand dunes and explore a couple of villages. After sun set drive back to Zahedan. Overnight stay in a hotel in Zahedan. (B, L, D)
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Day 7: Zahedan- fly to Tehran

After breakfast in the village we will drive back to Zahedan and from there you will transfer to the airport to fly to Tehran. After arrival to Mehrabad airport you will transfer to your hotel in Tehran. Overnight stay at hotel in the downtown. (B, L, D)
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Day 8: Tehran city tour-departure

we will have Tehran sightseeing and city tour.In the evening according to your flight time you will transfer to IKA airport to fly back to your country.

Sistan civilization, Lut desert and Zahedan

Group photo Zahedan Bazaar Iran
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Baluchi children in a village in Sistan & Baluchistan
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