Trip Highlights

  • A possibility to see wild camels pacing on the sand dunes
  • Thorough cultural, architectural and historical tour of central Iran
  • Two days trekking plus one night camping in the desert
  • Watch the astonishing view of sunset and sunrise without any human made hurdle
  • Visit remote and non-touristic areas with a touch of Silk Road
  • Visit Tehran, Esfahan and Yazd cities
  • Visit Na’in, Ghehi, Anarak, Garmeh and Meybod towns and villages
  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Trip Code: 167-STN-MLT
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Activities: Trekking, Cultural-Historical,
  • Regions: Farahzad, Isfahan Province, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran or Yazd
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: On Request
  • Single Supplement: N/A


A memorable journey through central Iran. This tour is a combination of sightseeing in main spots in large cities and visiting/trekking in the oases of Iran central desert. The planned itinerary will start and end in Tehran but if you prefer you can finish in Yazd historic city. You will visit main touristic cities of Tehran, Yazd and Esfahan along with some ancient towns and villages such as Qehi, Na’in, Anarak, Garmeh, Mesr, Farahzad and Kharanagh. In this program you will enjoy two days of exploring in the desert through Iran central desert between Esfahan to Yazd. Those who wish to stay one night in the camp with extra trekking will have the option if they inform us in advance.
The total route travelled on the ground in 9 days will add up to 2000 Km but the distance would be divided in such a way not to be boring.
The designed itinerary will enable you to visit most possible attractions in 9 days. The difficulty range of the trip is easy and all of people can joing the tour.
You will stay two nights in a hotel in Tehran which will give you enough time to explore the city. Then you will be transferred to Esfahan where the real journey will begin following a day of sightseeing in Esfahan. In this program you will visit Garmeh village and historic towns of Na’in and Anarak. An astonishing day of trekking in the desert towards the camping site is also included. If you are an early bird and wake up on time in the morning you will have the chance to trek to an amazing viewpoint to watch the life giving sun rising. This tour will finish with a day of Yazd city tour.


Tents, Mattresses, Sleeping bags, Pillows, Torches

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

7 B

3 L

2 D

During transffer city to city we serve you snacks and mineral water

2 nights in Tehran, 2 nights in Caravanserai outside of Esfahan, 2 night at in the desert (camp / traditional guest house), 2 nights in Yazd

Private vehicle depending on the group size

Desert guide, Iran English Map, Snacks, local English speaking guide in Tehran, Esfahan and Yazd

Not included:Camel for riding (optional on your request), All entrance fees for the sites


Day 1: Arrival to Tehran - Travelers arrive with different airlines and check-in to a hotel in Tehran. The first day will be free. Depending on your time of arrival, you'll likely have free time to relax, get adjusted and explore in the town. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Tehran city tour– After breakfast we will have Tehran sightseeing and city tour. We spend all day visiting the capital attractions. Before noon we will visit the National Museum of Iran and Golestan Palace. In the afternoon we will go to Artists Park “Park-e Honar Mandan” for a vegetarian meal. You will be able to spend some time walking around the park after lunch visiting its attractions depending on your interest. We will spend a couple of hours there. Most of the times there is painting and photography Show/exhibition inside the park as well as a theatre and cinema hall. Also, there are a few good coffee shops for refreshment. In the late afternoon we will drive from downtown to the northern part of Tehran to see the capital from over the mountains. In the evening we will come back to the hotel. Overnight in Tehran. (B)

Day 3: Tehran – Kashan – Esfahan- Today we drive south towards Esfahan into Iran's mountainous and desert interior. On the way we will visit Noosh Abad Ancient Underground City called Ouee and its castle. We will also visit the significant ancient site of Sialk dating back to 3000 – 4000 BC and the historic Royal Gardens of Fin where was built for Shah Abbas. In the late afternoon we will arrive Esfahan and check in to the hotel. After check in we will go for a short walk and having dinner in the old part of the town. Overnight stay in hotel. (B)

Day 4: Esfahan exploring – After breakfast we are going to start our city tour visiting Naqshe Jahan Square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque and Aali Qapu Building. All these sites are in the UNESCO’s world heritage list. Around the Naqshe Jahan Square there are many shops selling Esfahan’s beautiful handicrafts so it would be a great opportunity for those who wish to buy some of them. We will have lunch in a traditional restaurant and then will continue towards south of the city to visit Chehel Sotun (Forty Pillar) and Hasht Behest (Eight Heaven) building. Later we will go to visit Zayandeh Roud (Zayandeh River) where we will also visit two of Iran’s historic bridges Siose Pol (33 Bridge) and Pole Khajoo (Khajoo Bridge). Zayandeh Roud is an ideal place to take some photos in the river’s sunset along with the two bridges. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)

Day 5: Desert spots, exploring-Qehi, Naiin & Anarak towns & transfer to the desert
The desert journey will start from Esfahan. After breakfast at the hotel we will drive towards east. On this day we will visit the historic villages of Qehi, Naiin and Anarak town. The castle (Kheir Abad) is in a picturesque location ideal for taking photos. We will also spend some time for roaming in the village of Qehi. The houses, mosque and its underground water “Qanat“ are the highlights of the village. Then we will depart for the historic city of Naiin. When we arrive to Naiin we will visit the historic mosque, anthropology museum and Narin castle. Following Naiin we will leave for Anarak town which is located at the starting point of Iran central desert. In Anarak we will visit its 120 years old caravanserai and hike up to the old towers used to be the town’s patrolling points.
We will proceed in the afternoon towards the desert and will arrive to our guest house around late afternoon for check in, taking some rest and prepare to have a traditional dinner. The night time would be a great opportunity to watch the stars of the desert. We will spend the night in a local house with a friendly family to experience the Iranian hospitality. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Desert exploring, Salt Lake and the oases
Early morning rise up and drive from Garmeh towards salt lake. We will visit the spectacular shapes of salt and walk around the lake. After photography and spending some time in the salt lake we will drive back to the guest house for lunch. After some rest, in the afternoon we will drive toward Mesr (100 km) and Farahzaad (the last village in the desert) oasis. We will have time for walking on the sandy dunes around Farahzaad. You can take some photographs at sunset time and then we will drive back to Garmeh for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Ddrive to Yazd visitin Meybod, Chack Chack fire temple and Kharanaq historical Village
After breakfast we will pack our backpacks and depart for walking around the oasis to see the village. Afterwards we will go back to the guest house. Then, our vehicle will drive us to Yazd. We will have lunch on the road and will drive to the old city of Meybod to visit the 16th Century Marian Qal-eh, the Narin castle complex, Caravanserai, Post House, Water Reservoir, Ice House, storage center and also some old handicraft shops run by local people making fabrics and Clays. Finally we will drive toward Yazd Historical city. We will be there around late afternoon. (B, L).

Day 8: Yazd city tour
After breakfast you will have a full day sightseeing tour in Yazd visiting most touristic attractions such as important Zoroastrian sites of Dakhmeh (Old cemetery & tower of silence), the Fire temple, Amir Chakhmagh complex and the main Grand Mosque next to bazaar. Next comes Rokn-o- din Shrine and the old prison named after Alexander Prison. We stay one more night in the guest house in Yazd. (B)

Day 9: Transfer to IKIA/Tehran
After breakfast, check out from the guest house. On this day you will be transferred to IKIA / Tehran. The tour will finish in the afternoon in IKIA / Tehran.

The Iran classic route is the priority of all people who will come to Iran for the first time.  As we are an Adventure Travel operator and specialist of adventure activities mainly in remote and NON touristic areas, we have met in the field many travellers “ NOT a tourist”  that they have no efficient itinerary for the city part of their trip and just follows the guide books or doing the same itinerary like other traveller because there not much efficient itineraries covred Iran classic route including non touristic areas on the way from Tehran to south and they not only lost the money but they also lost the main important thing on traveling and its TIME.

On the other hand, there is a lot of opportunities to have a special plan to do Iran classic route, including a couple of activities with a touch of the silk road. This itinerary is not for tourist and it would be suitable for traveller who want to see Iran for the first time to be connected more with local and people and touch the silk road in Iran central desert. We are trying to add a little salt and pepper to Iran classic route and visiting the spots between the urban. We didn’t write the whole list of places, but we wrote a sense and style of travelling with Adventure Iran.

  • 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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