Having an urge to visit the vast Iranian deserts, stroll barefoot on the warm sands, and gaze into millions of stars, you can try marvelous Iran desert tours to travel to the heart of the wilderness in the old Persia. Mysterious Iran deserts offer many opportunities for exciting activities you will enjoy experiencing while spending a couple of days in absolute peace and quietness. Like other Iran tours, Iran desert tours will leave unforgettable memories on your mind that you will always get the pleasure of remembering them.
While around one-third of the country’s area includes deserts, Iran offers the hottest spot on the earth (Gandom Beryan, means toasted wheat) in the Lut desert as well. The country’s desert lands are spread over the Iran plateau, between The Alborz Mountains in the north and the Zagros ranges in the south. This vast area consists of two famous deserts, Dasht-e Kavir and the Dasht-e Lut (UNESCO World Heritage Site) that are shared between some provinces, such as Semnan, Kerman, Isfahan, Yazd, Sistan & Balouchestan, and Khorasan. Therefore an Iran desert trip can be combined with other tours to visit more Iran destinations. If you have planned to take a desert tour in Iran, keep up with this brief record in the following.
If you are interested in discovering exotic wilderness, an Iran desert tour will be a perfect chance to explore the natural habitat and the fragile ecosystem of the region. Moreover, you will pass many quintessential villages and oases, such as Na’in, Anarak, Garmeh (Khur), and Meybod, while visiting Iran central desert, where you can get acquaintance with the unique culture and lifestyle of the patient village people as well.
Desert trekking, strolling barefoot on the warm sands, taking photographs on the shimmering sandy hills (raml), crossing the searing dunes, desert biking, and camel riding are just a few breathtaking activities you can enjoy on Iran desert tours. Iran deserts are also perfect places for camping and staying overnight to have the chance of looking at thousand stars in the endless sky above. Watching the exquisite desert sunrise and sunset is another extraordinary experience you may have on an Iran desert trip.
Off-road driving by 4x4 vehicles on the golden sands at the heart of Iran’s central desert is a popular adventure among Iran desert tours as well. Being interested in sand-boarding, quad biking, and motorcycling on the dunes, you can also enjoy visiting Iran deserts, where you can have unforgettable fun! Our Iran desert tours are led by professional and passionate tour guides, who are experts in Iranian culture, history, and ecosystem. They will help you enjoy your desert tour in Iran to the fullest.
If you have planned to take a desert tour in Iran, you should note that Iran deserts are hot during the day and cold at night. You can stay overnight in the desert campsites or amazing lodgings known as Caravanserai during your Iran desert trip. The facilities are primitive, but you will have an unforgettable experience spending a night there. You can also have your meal on fire with a spectacular view of the golden dunes sparkling.
Since Iran desert lands are mostly spread over Isfahan Province, (such as Maranjab Desert, Mesr Desert and Varzaneh Desert), an Isfahan travel, and specifically an Isfahan desert tour, will be a perfect choice; however Yazd and Kerman desert tours will be great options along with Kashan tours as well. For more information you can also take a look at Kashan travel guide and Kerman travel guide. Here is a list of the most popular destinations for almost all Iran desert tours:
The small village of Mers, 425 kilometers from Isfahan city, is an oasis located amid dunes in the Dasht-e Kavir. Mesr desert, being one of the most popular destinations for desert tours in Iran, is highly recommended because of the peace and quietness that offers to the tourists. Desert hiking, camel trekking, and biking are only a few exciting activities you can enjoy on a Mesr desert tour.
Maranjab desert, located northeast of Aran & Bidgol in the proximity of Kashan, is one of the best places for an Iran desert tour. Maranjab Salt Pan (or Salt Lake) renders marvelous opportunities for breathtaking activities, such as off-road trips and motorcycling as well. Maranjab Caravanserai, dating back to 400 years ago, is an ancient Eco-lodge you can stay overnight during your Kashan desert tour.
In the proximity of Varzaneh oasis, 110 kilometers away from Isfahan, Varzaneh desert is a perfect destination for the most Isfahan desert tours. It offers the highest dunes in the Middle East, where you can enjoy sand-boarding and quad biking. Taking Varzaneh desert tours, you will have the chance to visit traditional guest-houses and the country’s largest salt pans. Do not forget to see the Pigeon Tower and 1000-year-old Ghoortan Citadel on your Varzaneh tour as well!
As a perfect destination for desert safari, Shahdad desert camp offers fascinating kalouts (yardangs) dating back to more than 20,000 years ago. You can also see the fabulous desert sunrise as well as a mysterious panoramic view of the desert on the kalouts. Being located in Kerman province, you can travel to Shahdad Kalouts with our Kerman desert tours. You will also visit UNESCO registered Meymand village, Nebaka Park, and ancient Qanat on the route to Shahdad desert camp.
Have you been fascinated by Iran desert tours?! Why don’t you apply for your Iran visa then?! There are lots of unforgettable memories you can make on the shimmering sands of Iran deserts!