13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights

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13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights

Overview 13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights

Our recent travelers have loved this 13-day journey, offering a deep dive into the heart of Iran’s magnificent landscapes and rich cultural tapestry. Experience the local touch as you traverse from Tehran to Esfahan, through the sprawling Dasht-e Kavir, and into the mesmerizing Lut Desert. This unique tour lets you uncover ancient caravanserais, charming desert towns, and traditional villages. Embrace adventure with desert treks, thrilling 4×4 rides, and cultural immersion. Stay in cozy guesthouses, a hand-made cave, and under the starlit sky in a desert camp. You’ll get to savor the local cuisine, known for its variety and flavor, and experience the warmth of Persian hospitality. This journey is not just a tour; it’s an invitation to experience the genuine spirit of Iran

Exciting Highlights

  • Thrill in an authentic desert adventure across Iran’s vast Dasht-e Kavir and Lut deserts, meeting local tribes and exploring unseen landscapes.
  • Discover hidden villages in Iran’s Central Desert, unearthing secrets and stories of a timeless land.
  • Journey through ancient Persia, where each stop unveils a chapter of its old civilization.
  • Delve into history with visits to Yazd and Kerman, cities that are time capsules of Persian heritage.
  • Explore enchanting historic villages like Qehi, Bayazeh, Garmeh, and Meymand, each with a unique allure.
  • Marvel at the Chack Chack Zoroastrian fire temple and the historic Zien-o-din caravanserai.
  • Experience a night in a hand-made cave, a rare and unforgettable lodging adventure.
  • Wander through serene oases like Mesr and Farahzad, green jewels in the desert’s heart.
  • Taste the local flavors of desert cuisine, a true treat for culinary explorers.
  • Embark on a two-day desert trekking and camping journey, immersing yourself in the vast beauty of Iran’s central desert.

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights  Day 1: Arrival in Isfahan

Your journey begins with a warm welcome in Iran. Upon your arrival, we’ll introduce you to the wonders that await you in a friendly meeting at our office in Isfahan. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich Persian culture.

Overnight: Isfahan

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights  Day 2: The Desert Beckons – Isfahan to Na’in

From Isfahan, journey eastward, exploring the unique landscapes and hidden gems between Isfahan and Na’in. This day is packed with visits to three distinct desert hotspots, offering a first glimpse into the region’s captivating beauty.

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13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 3: Na’in & Anarak – A Glimpse into History

Travel to the historic city of Na’in, 70 km away, renowned for its impressive mosque, anthropology museum, and the ancient Narin Castle. Immerse yourself in the area’s deep historical roots and marvel at the architectural wonders.

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13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 4: Oasis Wonders and Anarak Exploration

After uncovering Anarak’s hidden gems, head toward a tranquil desert oasis. The day is an exploration of desert life and an immersion into the serene beauty of Iran’s natural landscapes.

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13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 5: Desert Trekking and Under the Stars

Experience the highlight of the trip with an exhilarating trek through the heart of the Iranian desert. Whether on foot or by 4×4, this journey promises to be an unforgettable adventure, culminating in a magical night camping under the stars.

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13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 6: Sunrise in Garmeh – Embracing Desert Life

Wake up to a breathtaking desert sunrise and continue your trek through the day. Your evening will be spent at the Ateshooni guest house in Garmeh, a haven of hospitality amidst the desert’s expanse.

Overnight

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 7: Yazd

Early morning, explore the surrounding desert villages. Witness the simple yet profound beauty of rural life and enjoy a hike for a panoramic sunrise view, offering a different perspective of the Iranian desert.

Overnight: Yazd

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 8: Yazd City – An Ancient Tale

In Yazd, you’ll be transported to a city of age-old traditions. Visit key Zoroastrian sites, including the ancient Tower of Silence and the eternal Fire Temple, discovering the city’s rich cultural tapestry.

Overnight: yazd

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 9: Meymand Village – Cave Living

Head towards Meymand, an ancient village known for its handmade caves. Here, you’ll experience a night in these millennia-old dwellings, connecting you to the past in a unique and profound way.

Overnight: Meymand

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 10: En Route to Kerman

After breakfast in your cave accommodation, explore the village’s nooks and crannies before setting off for Kerman, a city steeped in history and culture.

Overnight: Kerman

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 11: Lut Desert – Nature’s Masterpiece

Venture into the UNESCO-listed Lut Desert. Trek through the stunning Kaluts, marveling at nature’s artistry in one of the world’s most beautiful deserts.

Overnight: Kerman

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 12: Kerman’s Hidden Gems and Return to Tehran

Spend your day uncovering Kerman’s hidden attractions. In the afternoon, embark on a train journey back to Tehran, filled with reflections of your unforgettable desert adventure.

Overnight: Tehran

13 Days Desert Expedition Highlights Day 13: Tehran – The Journey Ends

Arrive in Tehran, with options to explore the city if your schedule permits. This marks the end of your incredible journey through Iran’s heartland, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.

This tour, loved by our recent travelers, is not just a trip – it’s an exploration of Iran’s hidden natural wonders and a deep dive into its rich cultural heritage, promising an adventure of a lifetime.

  • Tour Guide: Experienced, bilingual guide knowledgeable in Iranian history and culture.
  • Breakfast Included: Enjoy traditional and continental breakfast options.
  • Accommodation: Comfortable, handpicked hotels with modern amenities.
  • Minimum Age: 12 years old.
  • Trip Type: Cultural, Historical.
  • Start/End Point: Tehran, Iran.
  • Group Size: Small group for a personalized experience (max 15 people).
  • Arr.Transfer: Yes
  • Dep.Transfer: Yes

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  • Persian Cooking Class: Learn to cook traditional dishes – $35 per person.
  • Isfahan Artisan Workshop Visit: Discover Persian handicrafts and try your hand at crafting – $30 per person.

Spring (Late March to Early June): Ideal Dates: March 21st to June 5th

Fall (Late September to Early November): Ideal Dates: September 22nd to November 5th

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