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6-Day Iran Desert Tour: Hidden Gems of Dasht-e Lut

During this tour, we transfer from Kerman to the desert. We will also visit the picturesque Bam and the Mahan oasis. We will organize 4 × 4 excursions (Off-road vehicles) for two days. We will visit the spectacular Lut Desert, Shahdad Desert, and it’s Kalouts (Limestone Mountains carved by wind and sand). Hike to the Kalouts, which extend from the northwest to the southeast. These are spectacular natural structures that make the landscape magical. Then a journey through the history, architecture, desert, Persian garden, and caravanserai. Also, you will visit Meymand, a troglodyte village of 90 inhabitants where they still live in caves carved into the rock; then we will stop at Zein-o-din Caravanserai like ancient caravans on the Silk Road, we will spend the night at this caravanserai. Then the day after, we drive toward Yazd; the tour will end there. This tour starts in Kerman and finishes in Yazd. You can join our daily tour of Yazd to visit the sightseeing of Yazd. This is editable based on your preference. A beautiful and exclusive itinerary developed in collaboration with our professional local guide for experiencing unforgettable travel in Iran. 

Our specialists can help you by adding this experience to most of our classic Iran tours so you will visit different cities, and you will also visit Kerman and enjoy the highlights nearby. 

We have also a 6-Day desert tour, Expedition through the Largest Desert in Iran, which is suitable for adventure lovers, you can look at our marvelous tour here.

Iran Desert Tour & Safari in the Lut Desert

We experience three days in central-southern Iran that is a vast desert called lut desert. We are in the area of sand dunes, some of which can reach several hundred meters in height, up to 300 or 500 meters! With our off-road vehicles, we travel along sandy corridors dominated by dunes that stun for their simple and perfect beauty. The dunes invite us to go beyond them; we don’t always succeed at the first attempt, the cover-ups are inevitable, but this is also part of the desert rituals we know well. From their peaks, they invite us to admire the sunset and an incomparable panorama, without borders. Then at night, wrapped in the special silence of the great spaces, we will admire a splendid sky, so starry that it will fill our hearts with pure joy once again.

In this tour, we will visit, Qanat and fort in Shafiabad village and, Kalouts in Sunset.  We sleep 3 nights in tents under a beautiful starry sky, accompanied by our staff of expert drivers with their 4WD off-road vehicles and Iranian professional guides. We have another choice to stay at night in Malek Abad village in luxury tents. In the tent, the facility of a 5-star hotel is provided.

We can add this experience to most of our classic Iran tours, so you can enjoy cultural cities like Shiraz and Isfahan and museums as well as the boundless desert of Iran in one package.

Dreamy Iran Tour of Hyrcanian Forests, Caspian Sea and Desert

A wonderful short trip to the unique natural areas in the North and Central parts of Iran. During this trip, you will visit the splendid Caspian Sea, the Hyrcanian forest which lately has been added to the UNESCO world heritage sites for its plant and animal species. Visiting the Mesmerising Badab-e Surt stairway springs is also in the travel plan.

After all the green natural spots you visit in North Iran with a daily transfer to the central part of Iran you’ll find yourself in heart of the desert! Where the endless beauties of sand domes will conquer your heart forever.

This trip can be followed by a 7-day classic tour from Yazd to Shiraz, Isfahan, Kashan, and returning to Tehran.

7-day Iran Nomad Tour of Lorestan and Khuzestan

This Persian Nomad Adventure happens in nomadic areas of western and southwestern Iran where the famous tribe of Bakhtiari migrates twice a year from Lorestan to Khuzestan searching pasture for its herds. Bakhtiari Nomads live at the skirts of Mt. Zagros ranges, they spend the warm seasons in their summer quarters (Sardsir or Yaylaq) and in autumn they go to valleys and the plains of their winter quarters (Garmsir or Qeshlaq). Bakhtiari literally means “companion of fortune”, is a subgroup of Lurs and the Bakhtiari dialect belongs to the Luri language. The documentary Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life (1925) reveals the story of the migration of the Bakhtiari Tribe.

We can start our tour from Tehran or other main cities, if you prefer, and reach the city of Khorramabad, Lorestan’s capital. From Tehran, we need to pass Qom, Arak, and Boroujerd to reach this city. The history of Khorramabad dates back to the Elamite era, a thousand years ago. Khorramabad is famous due to its fascinating history, pleasant weather with high rainfall especially in spring, mountains, green valleys containing beautiful rivers and waterfalls, scenic landscapes, groundwater resources, natural springs, and unique villages with friendly people.

The best seasons to experience the nomad tour of western cities are spring and autumn.

4 Days Visiting Chabahar- Sand Beach Tour

Chabahar port is a remarkable travel destination beyond the classic tours;

Locating in Sistan and Baluchestan, just nearby the Oman Gulf, Chabahar port is the closest travel destination to Pakistan! The port has a strategic trading and political situation! The beautiful scene of Chabahar and the stunning nature around it are so attractive that Chabahar receives thousands of visitors annually!

This tour is based on tourist attractions near and inside Chabahar port! The Pink Lagoon, Mangrove forests, the city of boats, and Martian mountains!

Best to be done with a Baluch tour guide from Chabahar.

Best time to visit? Chabahar has great weather all over the year, still, spring, autumn, and Winter are more suggested! In summer it may be warm!

How to reach Chabahar? You can easily fly to Chabahar from Tehran. There is a daily flight from Tehran to Chabahar and also Chabahar to Tehran that cuts your way and makes visiting Chabahar trouble-free.

4 Days B-leisure Travel to Kish Island

Every day representatives of different producers, farmers, oil companies, etc. fly to Kish Island to make deals with their partners around the world. If you like to go forward and make a business trip to Kish Island and examine the situation of partnership with Iranian companies, friendly Iran experts would like to help you find your selective partners.

Why Kish?

Kish Island situating in the Persian Gulf and as a Free Zone is a meeting point for import and export international companies.

Discard the US Sanctions, because there are still ways to make deals with Iranians with no trace.

Here you can check out more details about bleisure trips to Iran: https://friendlyiran.com/bleisure-trip-iran/

3-Day Ancient Tour of Susa & Shushtar

3-Day Ancient Tour of Susa & Shushtar

This short trip to one of the world oldest civilizations is a mixture of historical sites of Susa and Shushtar and cultural experiences. Touring Ziggurat Dūr Untash was made in the Elamite dynasty by the order of Untash Napirisha the king. This historical site was made for the worship of Inshushinak the god of the time. Visiting the remaining of Chogha Zanbil (Door Untash Ziggurat) will be a great experience to know how 1250 years B.C look liked. We’ll also visit the brilliant Sassanid masterpiece which was invented to get more use of Water, the Shushtar Hydraulic System.

Beyond the historical and ancient sites, the people in south Iran, like Ahwaz and Dezful are more warm and hospitable and meeting them will add a value of knowing more of Culture to your trip.

The base city of this tour in Ahwaz, the tour will start and finish there and includes 3 nights overnight in Ahwaz.

Ahvaz as the capital city of Khuzestan province, has a daily direct flight from/to Tehran and some flight to Shiraz/ Mashhad/ Tabriz/ Rasht/ Sari / Assaluyeh / Bandar Abbas / Kuwait and also Dubai in the week. Contact our tour consultants and agents to have an update of direct flights and trains to Ahwaz.

6 Day Lut Desert Tour | Expedition through the Largest Desert in Iran 2021-2022

Very few know the way to enter the heart of Dasht-e Lut (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the largest Iranian desert, the destination of this extraordinary expedition. A place that until a few years ago was absolutely inviolate, an unavoidable experience for lovers and connoisseurs of deserts. As in all deserts, even in the Dasht-e Lut the landscapes change constantly and offer a series of surprising scenarios. Rock, sand, salt, water, and wind have generated a multiplicity of suggestive landscapes. The north of Lut is made up of volcanic hills, sand, and gravel. The central area consists of Egg hills and Canyon, while the southern part has salt and kalouts.

In this tour, we talk about a “real adventure” continuing with a 4×4 vehicle expedition in the Dasht-e Lut: we will go deep into the heart of this vast and mysterious desert- a real “forbidden zone.” This tour is suitable for 15 to 60-year-old travelers. In this tour we will sleep 5 nights in tents under a beautiful starry sky, accompanied by our staff of expert drivers with their 4WD off-road vehicles and professional guides.

THINGS TO TAKE WITH YOU

The Dasht-e Lut is a desert that you should visit in cool seasons like autumn and winter. Essential things you really have to make sure to take with you when planning to explore this desert are drinking water, snacks, warm clothes, light clothes, visor hat, snickers, power bank, rubbish sack, backpack, first-aid kit, ID card, sunglasses, and suncream.

Our specialists can help you by adding this experience to most of our classic Iran tours; therefore you can enjoy cultural places and museums as well as the boundless desert of Iran in one package.

Exotic Private Tour Package of Tabriz in 5 Days

Exotic Tabriz private tour in 5 days is a unique holiday package of Historical-Cultural destinations, Pure nature and nomadic tour in and around Tabriz. Exploring Tabriz city sightseeing, from the old bazaar to the palace-lake of Elgoli.

Accommodation in Kandovan, the village of man-made cliff dwelling houses, where you can see the best scene of sunset and sunrise over volcanic peaks. Light trekking to the Babak fortress located in Arasbaran Hyrcanian forests in the northwest of Iran and meeting Ghare Dagh nomads (time to visit: June to September) and one day tour to Jolfa, visiting Armenian St. Stephanos cathedral.

Azerbaijan province and Tabriz area, located between Hyrcanian ancient forests, several vast Lakes and floating rivers, is one of the first inhabitation regions in the Middle East with a splendid summer climate. This tour covers all highlight city sightseeing and excursions around Tabriz in 5 days private guided tour.

1 Week North Iran Tour | Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests

7- Day tour to northern Iran is an eco-friendly tour to Caspian Hyrcanian jungles in east Iran. Discovering the Natural gems of the Hyrcanian forest with a Friendly guide, Light trekking in the woods, Camping with equipment are only a few numbers of fun things to do in the Iran forests.

To know more about Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests, check out this page.

 

Mashhad 5 Days Tour

Mashhad is considered as one of the three holy sites of Shia. Here is the sacred shrine of the eighth Imam Reza – the only burial site of a Shia imam in Iran. The name of the city’s place of martyrdom is closely linked to the tomb of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of the Shia, who was presumably poisoned near Mashhad in 817. Today, its mausoleum attracts millions of pilgrims every year to Mashhad. Other highlights include the tombs of the famous poets Omar Khayyam and Attar Neyshabouri and the tomb of Ferdowsi, the author of the Persian national epic Shahname, the so-called Kings book.

Shiraz Tour in 7 Days by Experienced Locals

Shiraz the city of love, literature, history, culture, and beautiful gardens is one of the best destinations in Persia. Here is a 7-day mixture Shiraz itinerary to get the most out of this ancient city. For sure, Fars province and its central city, Shiraz, always have something new for offering and have the potential for more than 1-week tours.

Shiraz Mixture Tour in 5 Days by Experienced Locals

5 Days Culture and History Tour of Yazd

This 5-day tour in Yazd is a mixture of city sightseeing and desert trips with spices of culture and interesting experiences.

7-Day Iran Skiing and Diving Tour

Exotic Honeymoon in Iran

Honeymoon Tour is one of the most memorable travels in each person’s life. So many couples looking for an exotic and amorous destination with a unique nature and spiritual atmosphere as their honeymoon trip choose Iran.

Holding a mixture of Hospitality, Nature, History, Culture; the Land of Persia is one of the top Honeymoon destinations in the Middle East.

We’ve got so many options for a unique honeymoon trip in Iran, get in touch to get our Honeymoon travel pieces of advice.

We’ve considered unique and luxury hotels in this honeymoon package, if you would like to have a standard level of accommodation you can have the same package at a lower price.

Additional cost for optional days: 85 Euro per person per day.

7-Day Qeshm Island Tour (without Iran visa)

Qeshm Island has been famous as a trade center, due to the booming market and entering important Goods from Persian Gulf countries to the island. Folk music and traditional local foods with warm-hearted local people make this island a wonderful Iran destination. There are numerous villages on the island where the inhabitants keep their customs and traditions. As they get their livelihood by sea, their jobs are related to the Gulf. Accordingly, some of them are fishermen and some are lunch (boat) makers. To improve the sustainable tourism the travelers can accommodate in rural houses and involve in the natives’ daily lives. In addition to the villages, Qeshm is surrounded by several small islands that some of which have inhabitants and some like Naz island are uninhabited. From the geological point of view, Qeshm and the surrounding islands in the Persian Gulf are very so unique that attract a lot of foreign tourists every year.

Ways to reach Qeshm Island:

  • There is a flight from Dubai to Qeshm
  • There is a flight from Muscat to Qeshm
  • There is a ferry transport from Sharjah to Bandar Abbas 
  • There are Domestic flights from major Iranian cities to Qeshm Island by Qeshm Air and many other airlines
  • Boat transfer: from Bandar Abbas and Bandar Khamir the simplest way is to get on a speedboat at main harbor.

For further information, you can contact Friendlyiran experts.

You don’t need a visa for visiting Qeshm, Hormoz, and Hengam Island but you can read about Iran visa here. There are several boats from Qeshm and Bandar Abbas to these islands every day.

Iran Tour from India

As an Iranian Travel Agency, We’ve set a great offer for Indian citizens an “Open Jaw Travel”, from Shiraz to Tehran. This Iran itinerary has been planned by considering the preferred duration of traveling to Iran for visiting the main highlighted Persian attractions for Indian Travelers.

The Travel Guide for Indian Travelers will help you to gain more detailed updated information about traveling to Iran. For sure Friendlyiran is also here to provide you with qualified Iran Tailor Made tours based on your interests besides the suggested Iran tour packages.

Don’t worry about your food here, although Iran is not a heaven for vegetarians, local foods can make a great memory of Persian taste in your mind. Warm Bread is always ready!

7-Day Sepidan Ski Tour

Sepidan ski resort, Pooladkaf, is located 80 km from Shiraz in a mountainous area with cold winters and mild summers.

The ski season usually starts from late December and finishes at beginning of March. There are some restaurants, tea houses, a hotel and telecabin in the area. 

7-Day Chelgerd Ski Tour

The Zagros massif, stretched from the northwest to the west of Iran, is one of the best zones for skiing in the world because of the appropriate slope for skiing, wonderful wildlife, and local life of the mountain residents.

This tour is a round trip that starts from and ends in Isfahan.