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Best Iran Desert Tours 2021
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Best Iran desert tours

Our best Iran desert tours will take you on a trip on which not only you will be enjoying the peerless sights of Iran deserts, but you will also get to see the wonders of Iran desert animals, Persian Qanats, and Iran desert camps and caravans. Camp under the starry night sky of deserts or spend the night at a TRADITIONAL DESERT HOTEL to catch a glimpse of the historical Persian way of living. We pride ourselves on treading Iran deserts and offering ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES of all types while preserving the natural ecosystem of these lands. ECOTOURISM is one of our best Iran desert tours main focuses, as local communities living near the arid desert areas can benefit greatly from sustainable tourism.

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 Desert is where the silence is the loudest, and sky the bluest. It is where the sun shines cruelly and wind blows unforgivably, sand grains move over and below the layers of their golden peers and storms roar in the distance. Night pours over Iran deserts like a blanket of purple stardust and covers the drylands of Maranjab, Lut, Varzaneh, and Mesr alike with a scenery of fabulous, burning nebula.

You can choose one of our best Iran desert tours and have a trip worthy of remembrance, one that will be unforgettable and unrepeatable. Or let us plan your trip to Iran for you! Best Iran desert tours and MORE served on a silver platter just for you.

Where we spend the night

To give travelers to Iran the genuine taste of traditional life, and to support local economics, our best Iran desert tours are planned to arrange for you the experience of staying at traditional houses and caravanserais around each Iran desert we hit. Camping under the infinity of gleaming dots that is the desert night sky is, of course, an experience said to be unforgettable. But as popular as camping in Iran deserts is, the option of getting a closer look at the exquisite historical desert settlements are something else entirely! 

Birahe desert hotel near Mesr desert, Kashkiloo eco lodge and Setareh Kavir 5-star eco lodge near Shahdad desert (Dasht-e Lut), Safa historical house near Maranjab desert, and Maziar historical house near Kavir desert (Dasht-e Kavir) are just some of the places you can spend on our best Iran desert tour nights! 

 Best Iran Desert Tours: Top Experiences

Stargazing! City life, and the speed at which the modernized world moves, has deprived us from life’s true grace and its refinements. You can include an astronomy observatory event on one of our best Iran desert tours and feast your eyes on the chromatic scenery of milky way in desert night. 

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Wildlife! Iran desert animals like the Asiatic cheetah, and birds like the Persian ground jay are among the rarest of their type and generally only found within Iran deserts. It would surely be a waste to visit Iran deserts and miss the opportunity to see these fantastic creatures. Even the hottest pot on earth, the Lut desert, hosts life in different forms and shapes.

NOTE: you can choose any Iran desert for your desert expedition, but do remember that desert animals are not commonly sighted within the original tour destination grounds. To see Iran desert animals like the Chinkara, Sand Fox, or the Black Scorpion (if you feel more daring) you will need to navigate DEEPER into the desert of your choice, accompanied with an expert desert tour guide only.

Activities and sports! Add a touch of adventure and excursion to the best Iran desert tours! Desert biking, desert safari, sand surfing, and desert trekking can all be included in your trip, if you wish so. Why not make your journey more memorable by adding a grain of excitement to it? After all, the chance to venture the heart of Iran deserts doesn’t present itself every day.

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Photography! What better opportunity to take exotic and magical pictures than this? Best Iran desert tours will take you through mesmerizing desert landforms and salt flats seeking beauty, rarity, and wonder. Picturesque and scenic spots are handpicked to show you the lands purest treasures devoid of crowds! 

 Foods and Drinks! Last but never the least, is the traditional Persian food prepared with utmost care and culinary skills of the locals. Words can’t possibly do the exquisite taste of Persian dishes justice. The seasoning, cooking, serving, and even the side dishes will just leave you wanting more. People of all types of diets, including Vegetarians and Vegans, can find Persian food more than satisfactory. Remember that each region has foods special to its own as well, and depending on the destination of your choice, you can taste a variable number of foods and drinks.

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NOTE: if you are curious to know the ingredients used in most popular Persian foods of each region, or read on the Persian vegetarian food list, make sure to check out our foody blog posts.

Qanat (Persian underground water channels)

These underground aqueducts are exclusive to the best Iran desert tours, and are as old as early desert civilizations themselves! These engineering marvels were invented by Persians to provide water for the people living close to deserted areas, and some of them are still in use. Ancient Qanat water systems were inscribed as one of the 24 world UNESCO heritage list of Iran in 2016 as an exceptional part of Persian culture and civilization. You would surely not want to miss witnessing these structural wonders from up close, now would you?

Ecotourism: an Ever-Present Part of Best Iran Desert Tours

Desert ecotourism could greatly benefit the fragile ecosystem of deserts, and that is why we focus so much on including it as a part of our best Iran desert tours. Although Iran deserts host animals, birds, and vegetation of unique species, life is still limited to a few selected organisms that can survive in the harsh and arid climate of these deserts. Ecotourism helps protect natural habitats and animal life within the deserted lands of Iran, and protect the pristine environments of these lands.

Customize the Best Iran desert tours!

Having learnt about all the unique features and highlights of our best Iran desert tours, you can handpick a few (or a lot) of your favorites and customize your own Iran tour package! We will be by your side and help you choose the best of each destination’s experiences, but the choices are mainly yours. Add this, remove that, cut the best Iran desert tours open and tailor a whole new one according to your travel style, budget, the duration of time you want to stay in Iran, and the activates you want to include.  

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Best Iran Desert Tours of Artin

Discover the secrets of Iran deserts through Artin Iran tour packages, each of which will get you to the most beautiful and scenic spots of Iran deserts. But don’t think for one second that that is all Artin tours have to offer! Even on the tours that hit the peerless deserts around Iran (that you will read about soon), numerous other attractions and activities are included. From the ancient ruins of Persepolis to the clear waters of the Persian Gulf, you can find all that any traveler must visit at least once in their life on our tour itineraries!

  • Wild Life Tour in National Parks of Iran:

From the ancient origin of the Persian empire Persepolis and the tomb of Cyrus the great Pasargadae; through Iran central deserts, national parks, and northern pristine nature and wildlife to the capital of Iran: Tehran. Aside from the popular cultural site in cities of Shiraz, Kerman, and Tehran; we will also visit some mystic and far-out off the beaten track places to make your trip special and unforgettable, as any of the best Iran desert tours should! Artin Wild life tour uncovers the secrets of the most magical lands of Iran.

Physical Difficulty Level: Medium (light trekking)

Lodging Level: 3 and 4 stars and local houses

Travel style: Mixed

 13 days 12 nights; Free travel Advisory; customization available

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Iran East Nature and Island Life Treasures

For experiencing a different lifestyle and to get free from the routine and stressful atmosphere of crowded noisy cities we offer nomad tours to those eager to have a different trip in Iran
  • Iran Desert Expedition- Excitement of Safari in Iran Deserts:

A trip through the most beautiful cultural, historical, AND natural tourist destinations of Iran. We visit peerless natural spots including the Maranjab desert, Varzaneh desert, and Qom Salt Lake along our path on this tour. The cultural world heritage sites of Golestan Palace, Imam Square, and Chehel Sotun Palace are also included. Persian Gardens, underground cities, and amazing bridges are among the highlights of this tour. This tour is one of the best Iran tours as well as one of the best Iran desert tours! Iran Desert expedition tour is sure to give you a taste of Iran treasured sandy lands while taking you through the cultural jewels of Persia.

Physical Difficulty Level: low

Lodging Level: 3 and 4 stars

Travel style: Mixed

8 days 7 nights; Free travel Advisory; customization available

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Iran Desert Expedition- Excitement of Safari in Iran Deserts

For experiencing a different lifestyle and to get free from the routine and stressful atmosphere of crowded noisy cities we offer nomad tours to those eager to have a different trip in Iran
  •  Iran East Nature and Island Life Treasures:

This tour takes you on a journey through the beautiful nature of east and center of Iran in search of jewels of silk road path. Seeing the incredible Iran desert animals like the Persian leopard, and the Qeshm Geopark with its Mangrove Forests are the highlight of this tour for nature lovers. But that is not all there is to this Iran travel package! We will also take you to Shiraz, Isfahan, and Kerman; which are home to some of the most incredible cultural and historical touristic spots of Persia. Iran East nature and island life tour is one of a kind in all aspects and is sure to give all travelers a whole new perspective of Iran.

Physical Difficulty Level: Medium (light trekking)

Lodging Level: 3 and 4 stars and traditional houses

Travel style: Mixed

16 days 15 nights; Free travel Advisory; customization available

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Iran East Nature and Island Life Treasures

For experiencing a different lifestyle and to get free from the routine and stressful atmosphere of crowded noisy cities we offer nomad tours to those eager to have a different trip in Iran

Did you know?

Dead Birds in Iran Deserts!

In the desert, it’s common to see dead birds. Scientists in Iran began to wonder a few years ago whether migratory birds wander into the Lut and, overwhelmed by the extreme heat, fall like manna from the sky, forming the foundation of a food web. The expedition was coordinated by Akhani and Bahman Izadi, the head of an environmental nonprofit in Shiraz, Iran, and a Lut explorer, with the aim of putting the concept to the test.

Instead, the team discovered evidence of a thriving ecosystem and conclusive evidence that migratory birds contribute to its nourishment. They also discovered that the bone-dry landscape hides a “secret sea”: a shockingly shallow layer of saline groundwater that can aid in life support.

How to plan the best Iran desert tour? 

To plan the tour that best suits your needs and travel style, knowing where each desert is located and how long it takes from the nearest city to reach your destination may help you. Knowing exactly which time of year is best to visit each destination can also greatly help you to plan your trip to Iran as well! All of the best Iran desert tours have something unique to offer of course, but you can make each one even more perfect by adding personal touches!

Ask us your questions! 

You can check the Iran desert map to find whatever information you need and more, or read on our Iran desert tours blog post for a more extended guide.

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Best Iran desert tours: FAQ

What do I need to pack to go on an Iran desert tour?

Many of your needs will be taken care of as a part of the tour but you still need to bring some of your own equipment to have a safe desert expedition. This includes a backpack, sleeping bags for camping, sunscreen, brimmed hat, reusable water bottles, and clothes that suit the weather in that time of the year.

Can I customize my private desert tour in Iran?

Yes. Customization is a part of all of our tours, and you can easily request what you want added, or removed from your trip. Not only you can make alternations to your itinerary, you can bend the time, move the place, and include special activities!

What should I wear on an Iran desert trip?

The most important thing about dressing for deserts is comfort and convenience. Your clothes should be breathable and adjustable. Remember that desert nights can be very chilly, and its daylight blazingly hot. Learn more about dress code in Iran here.

Are desert sports for everyone?

depending on the activity of your choice, you will need to be on certain physical readiness levels, or just be fearless! Most desert adventure tours are suitable for the average adult, but activities like sand skiing and desert biking need more than just guts. You can customize your desert tour and add or alternate activities that suit you best.

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