Trip Highlights

Expedition desert safari to Lut desert (UNESSCO world heritage site)
Visit Kashan historic city & Fin Garden (UNESCO world heritage site)
Golestan Palace (UNESCO world heritage site)
Shazdeh Garden (Persian garden)- (UNESCO world heritage site)
An opportunity to taste the cuisine of people living in deserts

  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Trip Code: 072-STN-4x4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Activities: Cultural-Historical, Desert Adventures,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 12 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: On Request
  • Single Supplement: N/A

One of the main highlights of Iran, in terms of nature, can be its deserts. Since Iranian deserts were part of the Silk Road, there are many historic monuments and sites left from that era worth paying a visit to. There are many different types of flora and fauna living in this hot region and many caravanserais are still accepting guests and tourists. This tour has been designed to take you away from major touristic cities into NON touristic areas to visit the real life of local residents. It is a real desert journey through vast dessert of Lut.

We have an expedition by 4x4 into the desert, a desert safari through the Lut desert which is the hottest place in the world during the summer. You will go deep into the heart of the desert which is a prohibited area and also UNESSCO world heritage site. During the 5 days approximately 500 km safari and every night you will stay in different places to explore and visit the varieties of land formation. Staying in the middle of the desert with millions of stars disconnects you with civilization and you will experience the silence and beauty of the desert as well. You will finish Lut desert by visiting of a couple of important sites and the city of Kerman as well. At the end you will fly from Kerman to the capital city of Tehran and finish this adventure with a tour of Tehran.

 

Meals

 

9 B

8 L

 8 D

Accommodation

3 nights hotel in Tehran, 1 night hotel in Kerman, 4 nights camp in heart of Lut desert, 1 night traditional guest house in Shahdad, All camping equipment will be provided for desert camping (tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows and torches)

Transport

4x4 vehicle

Other Services

 English speaking tour guide,  Entry tickets to all sites listed on the itinerary,

 

Not Included

Travel insurance, personal equipment, International airfare, Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late check-out, laundry, mini bar used in the room, Excess baggage charges, Airport and departure taxes, Cost of medical immunizations, Bottled water, Items of personal nature such as sodas, phone calls.

Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary


Detailed  itinerary

Day 1: Tehran Arrival
Arrival to Tehran. An Adventure Iran representative will greet you at the IKA airport and you will be transferred to Tehran city. Overnight stay at hotel. (-, -, -)

Day 2: Tehran city tour
After breakfast, we will have Tehran sightseeing and city tour. We will spend all day visiting the capital's attractions. Before noon, we will visit the National Museum of Iran and the Golestan Royal Palace (UNESSCO world heritage site). In the afternoon, we will go to the Grand Bazaar and walk around downtown. Afterwards, we drive to Artists’ Park (Park-e Honarmandan) in the late afternoon. You will be able to spend some time walking around the park and 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 in the park as well as performances in its theatre and cinema hall. There are also a few good coffee shops for refreshment. In the evening we will return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Tehran. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Fly to Kerman
Early morning flight to Kerman. We will have full day sightseeing of Kerman highlights. (B, L, D)

Day 4 -8: Lut vast desert (4x4 Safari) – UNESSCO world heritage site
After early breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Lut which is take 2 hours to the starting point of the desert. (250 km) From there is a gate and the check point to get the check our permit to Lut desert and takes half an hour. After finishing all paper work we will drive inside of the desert. After 50 km dirt road we will enter to vast valley of Lut desert. For 5 days we will have an expedition 4x4 adventure safari deep inside the desert. The approximately length of the desert journey will be between 400- 500 km and depending on the daylight. For the night we will make a camp and you will stay in the tents. The crew will cook for us in the camp and you will enjoy the silence of the desert during the night.During these days we will visit different types of desert and terrains in Lut desert. Flat desert, sand dunes, mountains and the magnificent area of the kalouts. (5B, 5L, 5D)

Day 9: Shazdeh Garden and Kerman (110 km) – Fly to Tehran
After breakfast in the traditional guest house we will drive to Shahdad village and we will visit underground water storage, an old fortress and date palms and continue to another village called Sirch and we have stop to visit an old cypress tree back to thousand year old. Afterwards we drive to Mahan before driving to Kerman. In Mahan we will visit Shazdeh Garden (Persian Garden) which is one the most beautiful gardens in Iran and it is a UNESSCO world heritage site. We will have lunch in the garden and in the afternoon we will drive to Kerman, this takes half an hour. We will have a short visit of Kerman. In Kerman, time allowing we will have a short sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Ganjalikhan Ensemble & traditional Bazaar. In late afternoon we will transfer you to the airport and from there we will fly to the Capital. The flight takes 1 hour and 40 minutes. In Tehran, transfer to your hotel and rest. Overnight stay in a hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 10: Tehran -Departure
According to the flight timetable, fly back home.(B)

 

 

This is a really tight itinerary and all travellers must to consider this matter when the book tour.

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.

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