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Desert Trip and Cultural Journey in Iran

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): Iran  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Desert Expeditions  
Season: February - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1260 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2550 Euro (EUR)

Desert tours in Autumn and Spring, with wonderful landscapes and representative desert life. See the challenge of providing sources of water by using the Qanat underground water system which dates back to 3,000 years ago and many other attractions. Desert tours start and finish in Tehran and there are options to visit both the Lot desert and (Dasht-e-kavir) the central desert. You will see beautiful sites, nature in different shapes and colors, salt lakes, sand dunes, mountains, oriental desert villages with the warm hospitality of the locals, and if you are lucky wild asses and other desert animals. Also, you will enjoy ancient cities showing thousands of years of art, architecture, and civilization with friendly people who welcome their guests with tremendous hospitality.

Day 1: Arriving in Imam Khomaini airport transfer to Tehran. Overnight: hotel.

Day 2: Moving to Moaleman village by Air-conditioned 4WD car via Semnan and Damghan (silk road crossing desert from west to east) visiting salt mine with the colorful salt rocks and one of the oldest mosques in Islam world, Jameh Mosque and the ancient gate of the Semnan city. Overnight: camp (450 Km).

Day 3: Moving to Jandagh (a typical desert village) visiting the castle, traditional brick cooking factory, two of the longest and deepest Qanats (subterranean water system)crossing each other. Overnight: local house (180 Km).

Day 4: Visiting Mesr village and moving to Khour town, and Bayazeh village a typical oasis (with a beautiful ancient castle) in central desert and visiting (oasis) Kharanegh, old village with an ancient caravansary. Overnight: camp in Caravansary (400 Km).

Day 5: Visiting Zoroastrian's holy fire temple which is located on the mountain, moving to Yazd, the city of wind towers. Visit water museum, Jomeh mosque, towers of the silence, which were the places for leaving the bodies to be eaten by the vultures instate of burying in former times, and live fire temple which is not put out for 1500 years, and watching the city from top of an old tower and walking in old part of the city. Overnight: Hotel 4* (70 Km).

Day 6: Moving to Shiraz via Abarkooh city visiting 4000-year-old cypress tree, Pasargadae complex (tomb of Cyrus the great and ancient palaces). O/N: hotel 5* (425 km)

Day 7: Excursion to Persepolis and Naghshe Rostam (tomb of Acemenied Kings) and back to Shiraz, visiting a very beautiful and holy shrine, old castle, Tomb of Hafez and Saadi two very well known poets, and old bazaar selling nomads women shiny dresses, O/N hotel 5*.

Day 8: Moving to Yasouj on the way visiting ancient Sasanianid city 200 AD made up of stones (Bishapur) and Tange Chogan(Sasanied Bas relifs) and a nomadic city, Nourabad. Overnight: hotel (230 Km).

Day 9: Moving to Esfahan via Semirom up on arrival visiting 33 bridge, and Khaju Bridge. Overnight: hotel (300 Km).

Days 10 and 11: Visiting Esfahan. Imam Sq (Imam Mosque, Shaykh Lotfolah Mosque, Aalighapu Palace) 40 Column Palace, Vank Cathedral, Jameh Mosque Overnight: hotel.

Day 12: Moving to the desert on the way visiting Abyaneh Village with the red houses and people with the traditional dresses and old houses in Kashan and visiting Safavid Caravansary in the desert. Overnight: camp in the central desert (300 Km).

Day 13: Explore the central desert, hills with different colors, visiting a solid and white salt lake, walking on sand dunes and visiting two more different shape Caravansaries and water reservoir. Overnight: camp in Caravansary (150 Km).

Day 14: Moving toward Tehran, afternoon visiting Tehran. Overnight: hotel (100 Km).

Day 15: Transferring to IKA and leaving Iran early morning.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Obtaining Visa
- Creating an itinerary to have visitor’s exact requirements,
- ancient sites entrance fee
- Booking the hotels and payments
- Transportation
- Camping facilities including tents, sleeping bags, cookware, etc.
- Preparing the best Iranian food whilst camping.

About This Supplier
Location: Iran
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005

19 years of experience in handling various tours to many parts of Iran. These tours have covered both foreign and Iranian groups between one and 20 participants maximum. Depending on the number of participants, I use different kind of buses or my own 4WD car or am joined by other guides who have got their own cars. In...

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