Exploration in Iranian Central Desert & Enjoying Ancient Culture

Maranjab Desert Adventure & Explore Iran Culture

Maranjab Desert Exploring & Cultural Tour (7 Days)
Tour Code: FA 21/DE-C

Running Time:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Tour Type:

Cultural Exploring/Desert Trekking

Tour Rating:

(5 / 5)

Price Per Person From:

1150,00 €

775,00 € 

Tour Highlights

  • Tehran (Iran’s capital city),sightseeing includes Tehran Grand Bazar, UNESCO World Heritage Golestan Palace, Iran National Museum
  • Kashan historical city sightseeing incloudes Fin garden, Broujerdian historical house, Kashan Bazar, Soltan Amirahmad bathroom
  • Maranjab Desert Exploring, Noshabad Underground City, Maranjab Caravanserai, Silk Road, Ancient Aqueduct, Dunes (sand hills)
  • Isfahan sightseeing includes Old bridges, Aliqapoo, Naghshe Jahan square, Chehel Soton, Fridy mosques, Traditional Bazar
  • Day 1: Arrive IK Airport, Sightseeing Tehran
  • Day 2: Kashan Historical City Tour
  • Day 3: Underground City of Ouyi (Noushabad) & Maranjab Desert
  • Day 4: Desert Exploring and Dunes Hiking, walking on Salt Lake
  • Day 5: Drive to Isfahan via Kashan
  • Day 6: UNESCO World Heritage City Isfahan sightseeing
  • Day 7: Drive back toward Tehran, departure from I.K Airport

TOUR FULL ITINARY

Day 1: Arrive IK Airport, Sightseeing Tehran

Arrive in Tehran I.K. Airport (early morning). After welcoming to you, we’ll Transport your group to Hotel. Today we’ll go to visit Persian metropolis capital, Tehran. Visit Tehran Grand Bazar, Golestan palace (UNESCO world Heritage), Darband valley. O /N at Hotel. (Full board, B.L.D). (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 2: Kashan Historical City Tour

Today morning we’ll start driving to Kashan historical city in center of Iran, it’s about 200 km far away from Tehran in the south (3 hours). Kashan city is the capital of Kashan County, in the province of Isfahan, Iran. The etymology of the city name comes from the Kasian, the original inhabitants of the city, whose remains are found at good preserved archeological Tapeh Sialk dating back 9,000 years; later this was changed to “Kashian”, hence the town name. Between the 12th and the 14th centuries Kashan was an important centre for the production of high quality pottery and tiles. In modern Persian, the word for a tile (kashi) comes from the name of the town Kashan. In Kashan you can visit some historical sites like Brodjerdian house, Abbasian house, Fin garden (paradise garden), Soltan Amirahmad Bathroom, and etc. O /N at Hotel in Kashan.(Full board, B.L.D)

Day 3: Underground City of Ouyi (Noushabad) & Maranjab Desert

After breakfast we leave Kashan to Aran-O-Bidgol city (10 km) to sightseeing the underground city of Ouyi (Noushabad). Underground city of Ouyi (Noushabad) in the northern Kashan – Isfahan province – is considered one of the masterpieces of ancient architecture. At least since 1500 year ago, in Sassanian period, people at this part of Iran who had the fear of being invaded by some foreigners started to think how they could escape such unwanted death. The depth of this underground city varies from 4 to 18 meters and the different spaces formed by carving the rocks seem a little scary! To reach the underground city there were several different openings. Then we’ll drive from Noushabad to Maranjab desert via gravel road, where located 50 km far away. Visiting a place which takes ones glance to eternity, becoming deeply impressed by the scenery of moving sands and burning salt marshes, seeing the ruins of ancient monuments examining rare plants, seeing strange animals are among motivations that prompt the lovers of natural geography to embark on a trip to the Maranjab deserts. O /N at 2 person tent in desert camp. (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 4: Desert Exploring and Dunes Hiking, walking on Salt Lake

Early in the morning before the sunrise we will leave the Desert camp to go to the nearby Sand hills and watch the dawn of the sun from the top of the dunes. After taking unique pictures we’ll came back to our camp for breakfast. Then you can hike around desert, Salt Lake, camel ride (if you can meet cameleer), and enjoy silence of desert. O /N at 2 person tent in desert camp (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 5: Drive to Isfahan via Kashan

Today we have enough time to enjoy our last sunrise in desert. After delicious breakfast and collect our camp, we’ll leave Desert to came back Kashan from gravel road, there we drive 230km to Isfahan via south highway (about two hours and half). About 30 km Before Isfahan at “Mourcheh Khort” we’ll have a short stop to visit a “Madar Shah caravanserai” from Safavied dynasty. This caravansary is repaired, and today it is used as a rest area and restaurant. Then we drive to Isfahan. At the evening we have enough time to sightseeing around our Hotel, and enjoy landscape of old bridges on Zayanderood. O /N in Hotel (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 6: UNESCO World Heritage City Isfahan sightseeing

Isfahan is named “city of garden and palaces” and you should just see it. Isfahan is an ancient city in the center of Iran. Isfahan is the capital of Isfahan Province and the Persians call it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half the World”. After breakfast we’ll go to Imam square or Naghshe Jahan complex. The length of this great square is 500 meters from north to south, and its width about 150 meters from east to west. Round the square we can visit “Sheikh Lotfollah” Mosque that masterpiece of architecture and tile work of the 16th century which was constructed by a decree issued by Shah Abbas I and took a period of 18 years to be completed.” Ali Qapo” , “Chehelsoton palace”, “Hasht behesht palace” , Si-o-Se pol , Old Bazar and many other historical places, is some of the historical sites that you can visit them today. O /N in Hotel (Full board, B.L.D)

Day 7: Drive back toward Tehran, departure from I.K Airport

Today depend on your flight time we leave Isfahan toward Tehran, 35km before Tehran we went to the IK Airport where we say goodbye to you and you’ll fly back to your home.
(If you want to spend more days in Iran, We’ll leave you in Tehran anywhere you want).

HOLIDAY INFORMATION

Our services includes:

  • Visa processes (Reference number or Invitation letter)
  • Pick up from airport
  • Prepaid SIM Card with active Internet that you can charge with credit to use
  • Purchasing a prepaid Travel Credit Card that you can charge with local currency (You can charge this card ones (50 E, 100 E, 200 Euro or more) during your journey in Iran. We advise you to charge it until 300 euro before you visit museum, hot springs, market, shops and restaurant. With this digital credit card you can easily pay everywhere and withdraw local currency from any ATM. With this digital payment service you can spend money without worrying about changing money wherever you are or to be concerned about your budget. You can only spend the amount of money you charge on your card. You can also recharge easily the credit of your SIM-card)
  • 3x nights in minimum *** hotel with full board in Tehran & Isfahan
  • 1x nights at local house with full board in Kashan
  • 2x nights in 2person tent with full board at desert camp
  • Camping services
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Two person tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Duffel bag
  • All transfer, bus and 4WD rides
  • Organization of the whole trek
  • Professional guide and cooker during the program
  • Tehran, Kashan & Isfahan sightseeing
  • Transport to the airport

Our services do not include:

  • International flight
  • Museum tickets & Entrance
  • Visa fee
  • Single room supply at hotels (it costs 60 E p/p night extra)
  • Emergency rescue costs
  • Extra plans in case of changes in program
  • Tips and extra nights at hotels
  • Any other services not specified above

Food Menu

  • Iranian Cuisine
  • Vegetrian Meals

Accommodation

  • All inclouded
  • 3 star hotels
  • Local House
  • Two Person Tents & Camping Services
  • Sleeping Bag & Mattress

Health & Vaccinations

Currency & Spending Money

The currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial. Most of places does not accept Paypal or International credit cards, So you must pay in cash, or you can use Iranian Debit Card. You can charge your Travel Debit Card  with local currency (You can charge this card ones (50 E, 100 E, 200 Euro or more) during your journey in Iran. We advise you to charge it until 300 euro before you visit museum, hot springs, market, shops and restaurant. With this  card you can easily pay everywhere and withdraw local currency from any ATM. With this digital payment service you can spend money without worrying about changing money wherever you are or to be concerned about your budget. You can only spend the amount of money you charge on your card. You can also recharge easily the credit of your Sim-card)

Know before you go

Iran is an Islamic Country, So If you are a woman, You must wear scarf and mantoo and also man are prohibited to wear shorts in the cities.

Climate

Clear
Saturday
12/15 0%
Clear
Clear. Low -6C.
Clear
Tomorrow
12/16 0%
Clear
Sunny. High around 5C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Monday
12/17 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine early then becoming cloudy later in the day. High near 5C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Snow
Tuesday
12/18 90%
Snow
Snow during the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow during the afternoon. High 4C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of precip 90%. Snow accumulating 3-7cm.
Clear
Wednesday
12/19 10%
Clear
Abundant sunshine. High 1C. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Thursday
12/20 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 2C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Friday
12/21 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies early. A few snow showers developing later in the day. High 1C. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 30%.

Clear
Saturday
12/15 0%
Clear
Clear. Low -8C.
Clear
Tomorrow
12/16 0%
Clear
Sunny. High -1C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Mostly Cloudy
Monday
12/17 20%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High near 0C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Snow
Tuesday
12/18 100%
Snow
Snow likely. High -2C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 7-12cm.
Clear
Wednesday
12/19 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High -4C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Clear
Thursday
12/20 10%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High -3C. Winds SW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
12/21 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High near -5C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Clear
Saturday
12/15 0%
Clear
Mostly clear. Low -4C.
Clear
Tomorrow
12/16 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 14C. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Monday
12/17 0%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 14C. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
12/18 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 15C. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Clear
Wednesday
12/19 10%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 13C. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Thursday
12/20 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 14C. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Friday
12/21 0%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High 13C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Gear List

  • Luggage:

Duffel bag (Carrying by 4WD cars or leave in Hotel/Guesthouse), Daypack (to carry camera, water bottles), Luggage tags and locks

 

  • Camping Gear:

For this Tour you don’t need to bring sleeping bag and mattress. We’ll provide everything for you.

 

  • Outerwear:

Goretex jacket with hood (waterproof and breathable), fleece jacket, Mid-weight thermal underwear tops and bottom(synthetic or wool), Hiking pants, Long-sleeve shirts, T-shirts, Underwear

 

  • Clothing Accessories:

Sun hat, Wool or fleece hat

  • Footwear:

Mountaineering boots (sturdy and ankle support, water-resistant) , types of Socks, Camp shoes( trail shoes or running shoes)

 

  • City Clothing:

Bring a few lightweight, easily washable items for travel and daily wear, Comfortable shoes, (Woman should wear long sleeve shirt, Scarf, long Shirt)

 

  • Travel Accessories:

headlamp, Pocket knife or pocket tool, Ear plugs, Sunglasses with strap, Sun block cream and lip balm, Personal hygiene supplies including biodegradable soap, Small quick-dry towel, Personal first aid kit, medicines, Hand sanitizer gel or hand wipes

  • Optional Field Gear:

Camera, memory cards, spare batteries, Battery charging station for cameras or personal electronics, Solar charger for batteries, Travel Adapter( UK to EU)

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Sat 29 December -4 January 2019 FA 21/DE-C13 1150,00

775,00 €

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Sat 5-11 January 2019 FA 21/DE-C14 1150,00

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Sat 12-18 January 2019 FA 21/DE-C15 1150,00

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Sat 19-25 January 2019 FA 21/DE-C16 1150,00

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Sat 26 January -1 February 2019 FA 21/DE-C17 1150,00

775,00 €

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Sat 2-8 February 2019 FA 21/DE-C18 1150,00

775,00 €

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Sat 9-15 February 2019 FA 21/DE-C19 1150,00

775,00 €

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Sat 16-22 February 2019 FA 21/DE-C20 1150,00

775,00 €

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Sat 23 February -1 March 2019 FA 21/DE-C21 1150,00

775,00 €

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Sat 2-8 March 2019 FA 21/DE-C22 1150,00

775,00 €

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Sat 9-15 March 2019 FA 21/DE-C23 1150,00

775,00 €

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SOME OF OUR TRAVELLERS REVIEWS

  • Everything was great in Iran. Thank you for your hospitality. Your leaders and guides was perfect and best.
    Katrin Hermann
  • Hello to all Iran Exploration's team. It was very nice time with you in Iran, I hope you will have many client every years.
    George Gschwendtner
  • Ramin and Reza are the best mountain guides I have ever travelled with. Always joyful and helpful. The tour itself is a wonderful experience.
    Mahendra Myshkin
  • It was really good time. Damavand sloop was one of the best in the world for ski tour.
    Nicole Steck

WHY IRANEXPLORATION ?

All inclusive  in this holiday, making it hard to beat on price.

You do not need bring your sleeping bags or your camping gears for camping, we give fully high quality camping services!

Enjoy your time in Iran & make best memory of your life!

AT A GLANCE

Group size: 2-8

Suitable for age: 18+

Activity: 4 days Cultural Exploring
Activity: 2 days Desert Trekking

Join in: Tehran, End in: Tehran

Best Time: November 15th  till March 15th

Physical Rating: Level 2/8 (Adventure Touring )

Max. altitude: 2100 m

Extra:

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

3 nights in minimum *** hotel (full board)
1 night nights at local house (full board)
2 nights in 2person tent in desert camp (full board)

All Meals (7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 6 Dinner)

Camping services

Extra: Two person tent/ Sleeping Bag/ Mattress

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

These adventure tours sometimes involve travel at high altitude (rarely exceeding 3000 m) and may visit remote areas of the Iran where facilities are often basic. Many of these trips sometimes involve some camping or basic lodging. These adventure tours will often involve long journeys and rough roads. Sightseeing and optional day walks are often included and these days may involve up to 3 hours of physical activity.

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