11 days Iranian Desert Sands

 

Day 1: Arrive Tehran 

Check-in to your hotel and the afternoon is yours to explore the city

 Day 2: Tehran / Maranjab 

 After a morning of exploring the capitol of Iran we drive out of the city to spend the night camping next to the sand dunes near Maranjab. 

  •  Sa'd Abad Museum Complex
  • Grand bazaar

 

Day 3: Ghaser-e Bahram 

 Continuing east through the Salt desert we stop for the night near a local caravanserai to pitch our tents. 

 

Day 4: Jandagh

 The desert scenery is at times stark but small nomadic villages along the way make the journey worth it. 

 

Day 5: Tabas

 The road continues on through the desert passing the villages of Meser, Garmeh and Arusan to bring us to Tabas the night where we overnight in tents. 

 

Day 6-7: Kerman (Rayen & Mahan) 

 After breakfast we settle in for a long drive to the remote city of Kerman. An excursion to the cities of Rayen and Mahan give us amazing insight into the old trading routes that came through this region. 

  • Shah Nematolah Vali 
  • Shahzadeh Garden (UNESCO Site)
  • Shahdad desert overnight (1nt)

 

Day 8: Yazd

The old quarter of Yazd is famous for its textiles and carpets, with many little alleys to wander and explore. 

  • Yazd – Jameh Mosque
  • Towers of Silence burial
  • Amir Chakhmaq Complex
  • Zoroastrian Fire Temple


Day 9-10: Isfahan

Isfahan is a place for savouring the high refinements of Persian culture and getting lost in its old bazaar.

  • Imam Square (UNESCO Site) 
  • Ali Qapu Palace & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque 
  • Chehel Sotun Palace (UNESCO Site)
  • Vank Cathedral Museum 
  • Zayandeh River Bridges (Si-o-seh & Khaju Bridges)

 

Day 11: Abyaneh / Kashan / Tehhran 

  •  On the way back to Tehran we stop in Kashan for a tour of this historic city that dates back over 6000 years. 
  •  Abyaneh village tour 
  •  Fin Garden (UNESCO Site) 
  •  Khan-e Borujedi