• Duration

    15 Days & 14 Nights

  • Location

    Tehran, Kerman, Southern Khorasan

  • Start

    Tehran – Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran – Iran

  • Type

    Desert Safari Tour, Cultural & Historical

  • Group Size

    8-20

  • Physical Grading

    Gentle

  • Tour Code

    # 821

Iran Amazing Tour | Lut Desert Safari

Iran amazing tour Lut desert safari is a unique tour for unique adventurers. Marvelous Safari Tour in the heart of the Lut Desert. Start your journey from Tabas. Visit the exotic villages of Nayband and Khur with their unique architectures and lifestyles. Experience marvelous swimming in the heart of the desert in Dig-e Rostam. Safari drive to the least visited part of the Lut Desert and see the beautiful phenomenon of Gypsum. Walk in the magical dunes and sandy hills in daylight and watch the starry night-sky around a bone-fire next to the campsites. Step into the hottest place on the Earth, Gandom Beryan.  Walk through the grand Kalouts. See the salt polygons, Nebkas and visit fantastic Zaban-e-Mar valley.

Highlights

• Kalouts ( Yardangs )
• Sandy Hills
• Birjand
• Nayband
• Lut Desert

Itinerary

1st Day
Tehran – Birjand
Arrival in Tehran International Airport; Meet and greet by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. After a while rest, drive to Mehrabad airport, climb aboard Birjand flight. Enter Birjand, you may need some rest. Start our visits with strolling through enchanting Akbarieh Historical Garden, dating back to late Zandiye and early Qajar, which was once used as accommodation and a place for Administrative Affairs. Explore the little-known Kolah Farangi Citadel, a Ziggurat-shaped building with an exceptional architecture. Wander bazar where the fragrant smell of red barberry along with golden saffron fill the air. O/N Birjand (Hotel)

Meals Included: Breakfast-Lunch

2nd Day
Birjand-Khur- Nayband Village
Soak up the timeless atmosphere of eastern rural areas. First see the splendid khur village and its water system then meander through the stunning Nayband village and its stair-style houses. laying on foothill, the village overlooks endless plains with a very charming view. An amazing green village dotted with saffron farms. Depending on timing we enjoy swimming in thermal water called Dig-e Rostam (Rostam-an Iranian Mythic Hero-Pot). We gather to know desert logistic team then board 4×4 for safari of Lut desert. Drive through Hammadas, type of desert landscape consisting of high, largely barren, hard, rocky plateaus. Settle into a local house /tent. O/N Nayband Village
3rd Day
Nayband-LutDesert/camp 1- GL
A quite different day full of excitement in Lut Desert, its specific nature and wonders UNESCO World Heritage Site, awaits us. We discover northern Lut, a little-known desert even to the adventurous tourists, so you are among the first and luckiest geo-tourist that enter this area from the northern side. Full of excitement of our discovery, we finish the day and settle in desert camp. O/N Desert (Camp 1/tent)
Meals Included: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
4thDa
Lut Desert/ camp 2- AN
Ride into the very heart of Lut desert then head south, we cross hamada, and stop to visit the geographical beauties of this region. We will visit two pheromones today; Gypsum and Hamada
Desert Gypsum is formed when the water passes through the salt, clay ground and reaches to a very high density. Due to the continuous pressure, Gypsums appear on the surface of Lut Desert as white stone beads or in size of 100 meters.
Hammada is a vast flat plain in Lut desert and mirages can always be seen inside it due to the flatness of the area. So if GPS or other navigation accessories are not available, you will easily get lost. O/N Desert (Camp 2/tent)
Meals Included: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
5th Day
Lut Desert/ camp 3- SO
Lut desert and its safari is an adventure you may never experience somewhere else so seize the opportunity and get a kick out of the safari to southeast. Watch the ginger sun settling behind the silhouetted hills and crystal clear stars which fill the sky one by one. O/N Desert (Camp 3/tent)
Meals Included: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
6th Day
Lut Desert/ Camp 4 -ML
We continue our journey through desert. we start today venturing some other surprises of central Hamada in Lut desert. Behold Sahara and enchanting flat plains, captivating, shining and easy- to-pick stars above the Malek Mohammad mount. O/N desert (Camp 4/tent)
Meals Included: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
7th Day
Lut Desert/ Camp 5- GO
Journey to experience the phenomena of the high sandy hills with the height of 520 meters. They are a clear result of wind erosion in the region. The relative smoothness, poor vegetation, prevailing winds and loose alluvial formations are the most important reasons of wind erosion effects. The sands being displaced by gale-force winds renowned as the 120-day winds of Sistan and placed in the east of Lut, forms these sandy hills which are stunning Geo-touristic phenomena. O/N desert (Camp5/tent).

Meals Included: Breakfast –Lunch- Dinner

8th Day
Lut Desert/ Camp 6- 2005
Continue our trip to see the 2005 point.
The 2005 point:
United States of America NASA research results suggest that the Lut Desert in Iran is one of the hottest places on Earth. According to satellite data from NASA in 2005, the surface temperature of Lut desert have been 70.7 degrees Celsius.This temperature is the highest temperature recorded from the surface of all the satellite data. That’s why it is called the 2005 point. O/N desert (Camp 6 /tent).
Meals Included: Breakfast –Lunch- Dinner
9th Day
Lut Desert/ Camp 7- RS
We are still in the heart of desert. All these overwhelming beauties along with the unbelievable silence leave you speechless. Resume our journey and head southwest Kalouts, Where the sand and Kalouts are mixed and wind has formed stars on ground. O/N Desert (Camp 7 /tent).
Meals Included: Breakfast –Lunch- Dinner
10th Day
Lut Desert/ Camp 8- ZB
Beautiful sceneries of desert are endless. It’s been 10 days in desert and there still are many thigs to discover. On 10th day of our trip we visit kalouts and Zaban-e Mar Valley. Zaban-e Mar is a huge gap with a length of 9 km with walls about thirty meters high in the west of Hamada Sahara in Lut desert. This gap can be the home to strange endemic animals of the area, including sand fox. It has probably been formed by water drains or Sistan great flood which took place at old times. The valley is named Zaban-e Mar (Snake Tongue) because of the similarity of the area to a snake tongue with the end split in two. (Camp 8/Tent).
Meals Included: Breakfast –Lunch- Dinner

11th Day
Lut Desert/ Camp 9 CHL
Today we can visit the results of wind on unique formations such as kalouts and valleys. Kaluts are scenerie, spread from the northwest to southeast with dimensions of 250 km length and 70 km width. It is written in historical manuscripts that no one has ever passed through it so it’s still unknown and the only information available is about the surrounding areas. This anonymity is due to two natural phenomena in west and east of Lut desert. Kalout in the West and the big Rigestan in the East are two factors that restrict the eastern and western regions connectivity. That’s why no one used to travel from West to East of Lut. The only way passing through Lut, is Rahe No (The new way) which is located between two natural complications, one of which is the wind sands of the eastern Lut and another one Hamada Desert. O/N Desert (Camp 9 /tent).
Meals Included: Breakfast –Lunch- Dinner
12th Day
Lut Desert/ Camp 10- GB
We actually are getting near to the end of the desert. Drive to visit two geographical phenomena of Lut Desert. We first visit Rood Shoor then Gandom Beryan. Rood shur lake forms salt layers due to passing through the north Lut and variety of minerals. Image of ovate hills and isolated Kalouts like a tiny island in the middle of the waters, creates a bewitching view. Rood shur salt density is so high specifically in years of low-water that salt crystals are always formed on the sides of the river. The area is covered with Igneous rocks and 4-meter- height Black lava rocks. Coexistence of Black basalt rocks and yellow base soil is one of the amazing phenomenon that give the area inexplicable beauty. O/N desert (Camp 10)
Meals Included: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
13th Day
Camp 10 (Shahdad)
Here is the last episode of this wonderful trip. Desert and its stories are near to the end. Explore some wonderful desert phenomena like Nebkas (Nebkas or Tamarisk trees are endemic trees of Lut area), old fortress & date-palm groves of Shafiabad, Kootoos (traditional Arbour), Salty (River and Salt crystals & polygons). We head to the home of 6000-year-old civilization, city of Shahdad. Tropical agricultural products in Joftan Mountains near the city and humid winter temperature is an inexplicable experience. For the last time relax in the silence of the desert, fix eyes on setting sun that paints the dunes orange and gold and gaze at starry sky, all of which are a distinctive gift from southeast of Iran.
O/N Shafi Abad Village/ Shahdad (Local House/Dormitory)
Meals Included: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
14th Day
Shahdad-Kerman – Tehran
Journey to kerman. going from 520 m height in Lut to 3000 m in Sirch, we reach kerman and transfer to airport. We fly to Tehran and transfer to hotel. Getting back to hustle and bustle the city reminds you the silence of desert. While taking rest you remember starry skies which is not possible in cities anymore. You will never forget the tranquility and beauty of this trip. O/N Tehran(Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast- Dinner
15th Day
Tehran- IKIA
Transfer to IKIA Airport to board the home bound flight, & end of the tour.

Inclusion

Transport: Air conditioned transfer as per itinerary, Safari (4X4), 02 Domestic flight tickets
Accommodation :02 Nights hotel (3&4 * – BB), 10 Nights Tent/Camp (FB), 02 Nights Local house (FB)
Meals : Daily Breakfast & refreshment, 12 Lunches & Dinners
Group Leader : Escort English speaking guide, Desert expert guide
Other Services: Visa arrangement

Exclusion

• Any international air ticket
• Meals not included
• Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips etc.
• Tips and porter charges
• Any other services not specified above
• Entrance fees (The supplement of all entrance fees P/P)

Important Note

• Please have in mind that in local house single rooms are not provided unless the client asks us for a single room. Also normally in local house, there are no beds.
• On sea trips in case of bad conditions of the sea the routes and timing may change
• In nature trips in case of climate changes and bad weather, changes in accommodation and programs may occur
• The booking process of the hotel starts upon receiving the flight details.
• Changes in the hotels may occur

Visa

In order to get the visa, we need 7 working days to get the invitation ref number from Iran foreign ministry.
The needed documents are: a completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
the copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
The file of your passport copy should be as below:

• Size 40kb
• Format should be JPEG or GIF
• Size should be 5.5cm *4.3cm
• It should be digital

Responsible Travel

As the executive of nature tours in Iran & Globe, we have assumed our responsibility & role so seriously, know the tourism effect on our surrounded environment & local society, and try to plan & operate our tours in accordance with this foreground thought; For, we believe that the tour executive has a great effect on the means of transferring his/her experiments, to guarantee both the passengers health & environment conservation .