Trip Highlights

One day and a half exploring in Iran Central desert
Visit desert oases and local people
Taste local cuisine
Qehi historic town & Ghurtan Citadel
Walk through flat desert
Visit dry Salt lake 
Gavchah & Asiab shotor 

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Trip Code: 079-STN-XPL
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Activities: Island Exploring,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: On Request
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This tour is a desert exploring tour for who travel from Esfahan to Yazd and would like to get a taste of Iran central desert (Dasht-e Kavir desert).  In this desert detour you will have a short visit of Iranian central Desert “Dashte-e Kavir” on your Iran classic route between Esfahan to Yazd. The journey will start from Esfahan at noon and after two days you will finish your trip in Yazd. The region of the desert was the center of camel breeding industry many years ago. Trading on this route goes back to more than 2000 years as it was a part of the Silk Road. The accommodation is a cozy historical caravanserai which is renovated as a boutique hotel that would give you the feeling of staying at thousand years ago in ancient Silk Road period. In the night in the caravanserai you will have amazing night. This is an opportunity to touch the stars in the clear sky, or watch the mysterious moon in the silence. A chance to watch the astonishing view of sunset without any human made hurdle.  Also there will be a couple of interesting villages to see such as: Qehi and Varzaneh. We will try to cover most of attractions of villages according to the season and our daylight. Each of these locations will have something interesting to offer. During this journey we want you to try many different Persian foods and one of the highlights of this journey is tasting the local cuisine. We will travel to a viewpoint for watching sunset and if you wake up in the early morning you will have the chance to watch the desert’s amazing sunrise.

Services Included


2 B

2 L

 2 D


2 nights renovated caravanserai of Kuhpa


Private vehicle from Esfahan to Kuhpayeh (80 km), Private vehicle desert tour (200 km), local bus from Kuhpa to Yazd (250 km)

Other Services

Desert guide, drinking water, backpack handling by private vehicle (limited by 15kg per person). Provided Gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows


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

Day 1: Drive to Kuhpayeh- walking tour

Day 2: Desert tour, Qehi- Ghurtan Citadel,  Varzaneh desert and Salt lake

Day 3: Drive to Yazd

About the Caravanserai:

The accommodation of our trip in the journey ahead will be in the amazing KuhPa caravanserai located in kuhpayeh town only 80 km east of Isfahan. The caravanserai is between Isfahan and Nain. To know the exact location, please have a look to the hyperlink: Kuhpa caravanserai

In 2000, it was registered as a national opus and it was renewed by Iranian Carvanserai Hotel Group in 2014. Now, Kuhpa Carvanserai Hotel welcomes the distinguished guests for a memorable accommodation. Kuhpa Carvanserai Hotel is special traditional hotel in both Iran and the world with below welfare, accommodative and recreational facilities.

  • 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.
  • During the spring time (from Mid-March to end of May) we might experience rain and wind in the desert so you should be prepared for occasional rains and winds.
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