When is the best time for visiting Iran deserts?
The best time for traveling to Iran deserts is from March to mid-May and from October to December as the heat is less irritating during this period. You can combine your Iran desert tour with an Iran ski tour, cultural tour, or sunbathing on the beaches of the Persian Gulf. Please see our Iran tours.
What type of accommodation will be available during Iran desert tours?
There are several types of accommodation available in the desert in which you can stay and experience a different type of traveling. They include -but are not limited to- eco-camps, guesthouses, traditional hotels, and caravanserais.
Can I go off-roading in the deserts in Iran?
Yes, you can experience off-roading on the sandhills at the deserts in Iran. You can also enjoy other exciting activities such as riding camels or motorcycles, and sand skiing!
What is the necessary equipment for Iran desert tours?
Most of the equipment needed for Iran desert tours are meant for reducing the effects of direct sunlight. Some of the equipment you’ll need for this Iran tour are sunscreen, sunglasses, caps, a canteen(bottle), sandals, hiking shoes (high top ones), a camera, etc.
What are the attractions I’ll visit at Iran deserts?
There are several deserts in Iran that each have its own unique features and stunning natural beauties. The attractions found at Iran deserts include sand dunes, salt lakes, salt domes, Kaluts( Yardangs), the mesmerizing night sky, the magical sunset as well as cultural attractions such as historical castles, caravanserais, and villages in the middle of the desert. We’ll choose the most beautiful parts of the Iran deserts for you to visit depending on the type and length of your tour. You can read more in Iran desert page.
What should men and women wear during Iran desert tours?/Is there any specific dress-code to be followed while traveling in Iran’s Desert?
The dress code is less strict outside the cities, in deserts, mountains, etc. Therefore, you can dress more freely in the desert; however, you’d better be careful not to wear sleeveless shirts/trousers otherwise sunburns will be a problem. In general, you have to follow a certain dress code when inside cities. Check out our complete guide on Iran dress code page.
How do the locals and villagers of the deserts in Iran behave towards foreigners?
Iranians are generally known as being among the most hospitable people in the world. The inhabitants of the desert areas in Iran are particularly known among Iranians as being more hospitable and friendly. The locals are very tourist-friendly, welcoming, and kind towards foreigners and will show you true Iranian hospitality. Furthermore, people will likely approach you for a short conversation about your nationality and opinion on traveling to Iran. Learn more about the world-famous Iranian hospitality here in everything to know before traveling to Iran page.
What kind of experiences will I gain during this Iran desert tour?
Being one of the most interesting Iran active tours, Iran desert tour can give you many unforgettable experiences. Some of the amazing experiences you’ll have during your Iran desert trip are:
1)learning about the culture of this particular part of Iran,
2)staying at villages and traditional hotels,
3)watching the stunning view of the sunset,
4)walking on sand dunes
5)visiting the unique natural attractions of the desert such as salt lakes, caravanserais, Qantas, the wildlife of the desert.
Which are the most famous deserts in Iran?
There are two major deserts in Iran called Dasht-e Lut ( Lut Desert ) and Dasht-e Kavir. Some parts of these two great deserts have become famous for their special features and attractions. Shahdad deserts and its Kaluts, Mesr desert, Varzanesh desert, Abuzeid Abad desert, Maranjab Desert are some of the most famous desert areas in Iran. For more information, check out our article on Iran deserts in the link below. To get comprehensive information about Iran Deserts please check Iran desert page.
In which Iran desert are the famous Kaluts located?
The magnificent Kaluts are among the most interesting and unique geological phenomena in the world. These wondrous shapes are located in Shahdad Desert, a desert area in Lut Desert and Kerman province.
What are the risks and dangers of an Iran desert trip?
You don’t need to have any concerns regarding your safety during our Iran desert tours as long as you pay attention to your guide’s instructions. However, there are some risks such as getting lost, heatstroke, snakebite, etc. in the desert if you don't follow the guide’s advice.
What are the important points I should keep in mind during my Iran desert tour?
Some of the points you should keep in mind are staying hydrated, wearing long-sleeve light-colored clothes, wearing hiking boots (to protect yourself from snakebite), and respect the locals and their culture. There may be other minor points that your Iranian tour guide will mention during your Iran desert tour.
Is one of the hottest spots on earth located in one of the deserts in Iran?
Yes, the record of the hottest spot on earth belongs to a part of the Lut Desert, the vast desert located in the southeastern part of Iran. Known as Gandom Beryan (meaning where wheat is fried), this region holds the record of the highest temperature on earth with 71 celsius degrees during summer. There aren’t any living creatures in this part of Lut Desert, not even bacteria. Note that visiting the Gandom Beryan region is only possible around sunset and during Iran desert tours season.
What is the capacity of Iran Desert group tours?
An Iran small group tour normally consists of less than 10 people. You can book an Iran private tour package with the number of your companions. Larger group tours can be perfectly performed by increasing the number of tour guides. Cheetah-Adventures have successfully performed tours with more than 20 people. A Persian tour guide will be designated to the tour for each 4 people for safety measures.
Are Wi-Fi and Mobile Phone signals accessible during Iran desert tours?
Yes, cell phone signals are accessible throughout the country, except for some mountainous areas. You can buy an Iranian SIM card and use its data connection. In addition, free Wi-Fi is available at most hotels and other types of accommodation. Cheetah-Adventures provides the travelers with a portable Wi-Fi modem for free so they’d have access to Wi-Fi outside the hotel. In addition, for those parts that the connection tends to be poor your Iran desert tour guide will use a walkie talkie to maintain connection.
Will I be provided with accident insurance if I get injured during my Iran Desert tour? What will happen to me in this case?
All travelers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to traveling to Iran. Insurance companies offer different types of insurance and services. We recommend you check the sorts of medical attention and accidents that your travel insurance offers when purchasing it and get another one if necessary.
Can solo travelers join Iran Desert small group tours?
Absolutely. You can choose one of our Iran small group tour packages with a fixed date. These Iran tour packages are designed for solo travelers and those traveling in small groups. They are also a great option for travelers who are cost-sensitive and looking for a more affordable Iran tour. You can find fixed-date offers in the price section for each tour package.
How can I request a visa and how long does it take to receive it for my Iran Desert Tour?
Cheetah-Adventures will apply for an Iran tourist visa on your behalf if you’re traveling with us. You only need to provide us with the necessary information and you’ll get your visa grant notice within 2 to 10 working days. You can then collect your visa from an Iran embassy or the airport upon your arrival. Check out the link below for more information on Iran visa page.