Iran Desert Tour
Vast deserts of Iran sitting in their magnificent beauty making up about a quarter of the country’s whole land mass, are some of the most enticing natural attractions of Iran, drawing attention from people around the world; usually the ones who are looking for landscapes different from what they’re already used to. Many would cherish the thought of going on an Iran desert tour and find the idea of partaking in activities exclusive to deserts very exciting.
The good news is, we offer other nature tours such as Eco tours and Island tours as well as desert tours for those interested.
What makes an Iran desert tour unique compared to those of other regions?
Many features found in Iran deserts can only be found in Iran including the biodiversity and the climate. As a matter of fact, the Lut desert of Iran is considered a UNESCO natural world heritage site considering its prominent geological features and is recognized as one of the hottest spots on earth.
When is the best time to book an Iran desert tour?
It’s probably best to book an Iran desert tour during autumn or early winter, as it’s important to take the weather into account when planning a trip to the desert, as it would not be the wisest to do so during the dead of the winter or in the cruel hot of the summer. The weather could indeed turn perilous or overwhelming to a visitor of an Iran desert tour if the visit happens at an inappropriate time.
Although there are numerous desert safaris available in other countries as well, the golden treasures of Iran are diverse, easy to access from major cities like Tehran and Isfahan, and comparatively very affordable. The low cost of an Iran desert tour enables the travelers to enjoy their trip at more liberty without stressing too much about the money which imposes a huge effect on the quality of their experiences while traveling. The reasonable budget also extends onto desert activities widely offered by Iran desert tours.
The activities visitors can enjoy on an Iran desert tour are usually consisting of sand boarding on the soft sand dunes surrounding you, camel riding, quad biking and motor-cycling and sand rovers for those who crave speed in the heart of natural landscapes of Iran. One of the most generous offers of Iran deserts to visitors would be the cloudless sky miles away from cities and their artificial lights as well as the air pollution, creating a great opportunity for stargazing at nights, all make an Iran tour worth trying.
One of the most notable opportunities provided for desert enthusiasts during an Iran desert tour is exposure to the local culture that has shaped itself naturally and gradually around the unique nature and the extremely high temperature and of course the traces are evident in the local food, attires and the architecture as well as the social lives of its residents. There are many eco-logs and boutique hotels built around these areas to take in guests who are on an Iran desert tour and showcase valuable pieces of culture.
Fortunately, nowadays anyone feeling a pang of desire to go on an Iran desert tour can act on it right away with a few clicks on the internet and browse through the many exciting tour plans. Considering the fact that deserts cover 23% of the country, you’re not going to run out of options on your search of Iran desert tours any soon.
Why book an Iran desert tour?
Due to dangers of getting lost or injured during desert trips, travelers are strongly advised against taking the trips alone and it’s considered quite necessary to book an Iran desert tour, particularly if you’re not much experienced in navigating your way around such an area.
What are some of the deserts worth booking an Iran desert tour for?
The Lut desert (Dasht-e-Lut):
As mentioned before, the Lut desert has been recognized as Iran’s first natural monument by UNESCO since 2016. With temperature going as high as 70.7 C (159 F), it is known as one of the hottest spots on earth. The Lut desert is extremely vast and expands to an area of 4000 kilometers in Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan provinces, making it by far the largest desert of Iran to which many adventurers pay a visit on an Iran desert tour, annually. The discovery of archeological monuments dating back to several millennia ago has brought more value to the region and helped bringing more worldwide recognition to the desert. The Lut desert has also become a popular destination for astronomers booking Iran desert tours. The Lut’s starry sky makes you feel like you can easily reach out to touch the sky, creating a great opportunity for photographers and night sky lovers to look up at a cloudless sky.
The Maranjab desert:
Situated in the city of Kashan, Maranjab is one of the most widely-known deserts of Iran and only a three-hour drive away from Tehran. Anyone looking for an Iran desert tour will undoubtedly consider the Maranjab desert as one of the first options. Maranjab is popular among tourists for a few reasons with the perfectly shaped sand dunes being one of them. Maranjab caravanserai and the wandering island are some of the other tourist attractions worth pointing out regarding the Maranjab desert which has convinced visitors to book an Iran desert tour over the years.
The Mesr desert:
The word ‘Mesr’ means Egypt in both Arabic and Persian languages and the Mesr desert (and village) was named after an urban legend going around the area. The Mesr village is surrounded by mountains and has a warm and dry climate. Mesr, just like the Lut desert, is well-liked by astronomers due to the starry night sky and attracts many travelers who happen to look for an Iran desert tour for that particular reason. The peak of tourism in the recent years has caused for many touristic accommodations to appear in the Mesr village and has helped growing the economy of the village thanks to the high number of tourists.
The Shahdad desert:
The Shahdad desert, one of the largest deserts of Iran and located in Kerman, was once chosen as the fourth natural attraction in the world by the National Geographic Magazine. Known as one of the most beautiful deserts in Iran, the landscape possesses unique features that make it stand out. There are natural constructions made by natural elements like the soil and the wind to be seen everywhere which are shaped in beautiful unexpected ways. These phenomena called Kalutes or streamlined hills create the illusion of cities from afar, falsely convincing the viewers of faraway cities that do not exist and for that reason, tourists have started calling it the city of ghosts. Countless number of visitors book an Iran desert tour just to see these natural beauties. The desert is placed very closely to the west of Lut desert and is a must-visit destination.
Rig-e Jenn desert:
Located in the central desert of Iran, Rig-e Jenn is associated with folklore and urban tales which has resulted in a mysterious reputation. In the past, many Caravans refused to cross Rig-e Jenn, believing the land to be haunted by the famous mythical creatures of the middle east: Jenns or Djinns. Nowadays these myths do not stop tourists on Iran desert tours from exploring such exciting destinations, but rather motivate them.
There are certainly many more interesting destinations for anyone interested in booking an Iran desert tour, namely Bafq desert, Varzane desert, Halvan desert and so forth.
As already mentioned, there are many tours and guides available during the appropriate seasons of the year to help and guide the enthusiasts and there will be no lack of options for anyone looking for an Iran desert tour.
In order to book an Iran desert tour, contact Info@zhivar.Net . We are more than happy to help tourists have the time of their life on an Iran desert tour.
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