Trip Highlights

One day trekking and camping inside of Iran Central desert as well as visiting the oases and the local people

Half day excursion through the villages

Visiting Anarak towns

Explore elegant historical villages such as Kharanagh, Mesr, Farahzad, Garmeh

Passing many quintessential oases on the trek

Tasting Persian foods of the local cuisine

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Trip Code: STN-4WD-066
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Start From: Esfahan or Yazd
  • End: Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price:
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This tour has been designed for people wishing to have a combination of desert trekking and one day off in the desert.

On this trip, you have 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. A possibility to see wild camels pacing on the sand dunes. On this tour one can taste local foods and associate with aboriginal people. The accommodation is a cozy guest house (Garmeh or Farahzad) that would give you the feeling of staying at your own home. Depending of the season and daylight you will see a couple of sites on the way from the desert to Yazd at the end of the tour. Visiting dry salt Lake, Mesr and Farahzaad oasis in the heart of the desert and travelling to a viewpoint for watching sunset. If you wake up in the early morning, you will have the chance to watch the desert’s amazing sunrise as well.

 

The first day journey will start at 5 am from Esfahan or Yazd by private car depending where you are to the oasis and will finish in Yazd. When you arrived in the oasis you will start your trekking to heart of the desert and we will make a camp there and making a fire. One the day two, we will collect the camp you will continue trekking for a few hours before noon. We will back to the oasis and we having lunch there. For the rest of the day you are free in the oasis and rest, enjoying the silent of the desert. On the day three around noon you will countie you journey towards Yazd historical city.

If you are a tough trekker or or would like to have a longer desert trekking with more challenge, please see our other desert tours like Alfons Gabriel Trek (4 days) or Sven Hedin expedition trekking(7 days).

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

3 B

3 L

2 D

Accommodation

1 night traditional guest house, 1 night Garmeh village

Transport

Approximately 1000 km driving. Private vehicle from caravanserai to an oasis in the desert to the trekking start point, backpack handling during the trek, private vehicle from the oasis to Yazd

Other Services

English speaking desert guide, drinking water, Backpack handling by 4WD or Mules (limited by 15kg per person)

Provided Gear: Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance, your personal equipment (day pack…), camel for riding

Day 1: Drive to the desert - Trekking in the heart of the desert

We will start from Yazd or Esfahan at 5 AM driving around 300 km taking approximately 3 hours and half to the starting point of the trekking. You will have breakfast in Nain and continue the journey towards Anarak town. We have short time to see the main highlights of the town. We will continue the road towards the desert and we will start the trekking immediately after arriving. On the trekking route we will stop every now and then to rest and take photographs from spectacular and amazing sand dunes. We will continue walking until late afternoon. 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. Then we will make fire spending some time around it. We will have dinner in our camp enjoying the beauty of the desert sky and you can see the millions of the stars in the desert night. Overnight stay in tent. (B, L, D).

Day 2: Half day trekking- Transfer to the oasis

We wake up early in the morning to go to a spot for having a better view of the rising sun and then will come back to the camp for breakfast. After, we will collate our camp and continue trekking till noon time. We will continue the trek to the oasis and check in to the guest house. In the guest house you can take a shower and after lunch it would be a perfect time to have some rest. In the afternoon we are free to explore the village having your own time. Dinner will be a traditional local meal. Overnight at Ateshooni guest house. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Drive to Yazd through the spots

On the day three after breakfast, you are free till noon. After lunch you will drive to Yazd. Also that would be an optional half day 4x4 tour packages to visiting remote area inside of the desert. In the afternoon the vehicle will arrive to pick you up and drive you to Yazd. Depending upon the season there are a couple of attractions on the way and you may have a chance of short visiting of them. (Bayazeh Castle, Kharanagh historical village, Chak Chak fire temple “the world’s Zoroastrian halidom”) and Finally, we you will be driven to Yazd historical city. We will be there around late afternoon. (B, L)

  • 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 winter an autumn season’s sun light will be scares; this will affect the number of places you will be able to explore during the day.
  • 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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