Dasht-e Lut (Desert Safari)


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Join our team on the "Dasht-e Lut Crossing" expedition, A desert safari program to explore The property represents an exceptional example of ongoing geological processes related to erosional and depositional features in a hot desert with rich variety of spectacular desert land-forms.. , with a team that is leads by off-road experts who are ready to lead you in 2019 - 20 for a life changing journey to one of the most amazing location on earth, something way away from how others have experienced Iran.

 

In 2019 - 20 you have the opportunities to join us for the "Dasht-e Lut" program and cross Lut desert to witness the world’s best examples of aeolian Yardang land-forms (the bedrock features carved and streamlined by sandblasting), extensive stony deserts, dune fields plus the ridges and corridors oriented parallel to the dominant prevailing wind. (The ridges are known as Kaluts. In the Lut Desert some are up to 155 m high and their ridges can be followed for more than 40 km)  that are all gather in one place in Eco adventure way, as a part of us to enrich your traveling resume with this less discovered country... .

 

The program in which you are invited to, is to join a team which operates by the members who combine their experience and knowledge with their sense of leading-professionalism to Cross Dasht-e Lut and create a life changing memory in the 2019 -20 program.

 

 

What is "Dash-e Lut Safari"?

 

Dash-e Lut Expedition describes self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the crossing Dasht-e Lut is the primary goal. accommodated by mechanized off-highway capable transport (desert safari vehicles) where the principal form of lodging is camping and tradiyional home-stay. 

 

Technical terrain will be encounter throughout the journey, and the travelers may even seek out the most challenging route to a destination as part of their experience where the primary objective is to cross Dasht-e Lut in Iran and The purpose is to include of the following: 1. Cross Dasht-e Lut in 9 Days, 2. visit Gandom Beryan plateau,Chal Markazi,  Zaban-e mar canyon  3. Under-explored or under-documented regions Discovery, 4. Self-reliance in unfamiliar territories for multiple days 5. stony desert pavements (Hamada) with sand-blasted faceted stones (ventifacts) 6. visit active dunes that reaching the heights of 475M and are among the largest dunes in the world.

 

  1. Primary purpose: Safari, Off-road and adventure travel
  2. Duration: 14 nights
  3. Logistics: Detailed planning is required for off road, environmental, geographic, camping equipment & supply
  4. Route Finding: Local experience
  5. Camping: Remote campgrounds + Home-stay
  6. International Borders: N/A
  7. Risk: Low risk to personnel, moderate risk to equipment on more challenging tracks.
  8. Terrain: Safari travel often includes challenging trails as part of the adventure.

 

 

Glimpse of the program

 

  • 15 days of exploring through central Iran & Dasht-e Lut
  • Total traveling distance 3000KM
  • Off road: 700KM
  • Get a close touch with tribal people and their lifestyle 
  • Cross Lut desert by 4x4 vehicle
  • Culture & Adventure to the max.
  • Camping in the heart of the Dasht-e Lut
  • Experience local and tribal people's support & supplements during the expedition to make their life style more sustainable as a part of Eco tourism. (If you like you can bring some school supplements for the kids in the villages)
  • Real taste of desert safari in Eco adventure
  • Visit different ethnic groups, Kermani, Isfahani, Baluchi and etc
  • Chance to visit the most hottest surface on the earth (76.6 c on summer)
  • Off-road to one most astonishing landscape of earth
  • Explore mysterious places that exhibit Iran's history & culture
  • Experience Persian culinary art and cuisines
  • Challenge your self in Iran, the country that least discovered by international explorers because of the lack of info structures for international tourism.
  • Visit villages with more than thousand years of history
  • Famous bazaars, ancient treasures and UNESCO world heritage sites along the way
  • one well planned recovery day

 

 

Traveling plan

 

Day 1

Reach to Iran IK airport, pick up and check in to hotel in Tehran. sightseeing in Tehran.

 

 

Day 2

Hit the road to Yazd, check in the hotel sightseeing in the evening  (overnight at Yazd)

 

Day 3

Discover Yazd, The city with historical structure of the Iranian with a collection of public-religious architecture was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

 

Day 4

Breakfast in Yazd and head to Kerman, check into hotel & sightseeing at evening

 

Day 5

Breakfast, head  to Keshit and visiting this tree shaped village and get to know about their life style in edge of the desert, then heading to Shahdad. overnight in shahdad (Rrural House)

 

Day 6

4x4 Over-Landing via the edge of the high sandy hills, heading to Shahdad, visiting Gandom Beryan, plus its old fortress & date-palm groves, Nebkas (Desert Vases ). visiting East and West Kalout (Overnight Camping + Fulboard meals)

 

Day 7

4x4 Over-Landing to Gandom Beryan- Chal Markazi- Zaban mar canyon (Overnight Camping + Full board meals)

 

Day 8 ( Recovery Day)

4x4 Over-Landing to canyon Zaban Mar – Rig Galan (Overnight Camping + Full board meals)

 

Day 9

4x4 Over-Landing to Rig-e Galan (Overnight Camping + Fulboard meals)

 

Day 10 (Recovery Day)

4x4 Over-Landing Rig galan- Nehbandan- Birjand  (Hotel 3*)

 

Day 11 

4x4 Over-Landing  Rig Halvan (Overnight Camping + Full board meals)

 

Day 12

4x4 Over-Landing Rig Halvan- Mesr Village- Takht Aaroos (Overnight Camping + Full board meals)

 

Day 13

4x4 Over-Landing Mesr Village- Jandagh- Kavire Rige Jen (Overnight Camping + Full board meals)

 

Day 14

4x4 Over-Landing kavire Rig-e Jen, Ananrak City, Esfahan check into the hotel or fly back to tehran. 

 

Day 15

Tehran, Prepare for departure or chance to extend a few more days to explore Tehran on your own (optional).

 

Location info

 

Yazd
Yazd is the capital city of Yazd province in Iran the city is located 270KM southeast of Esfahan, Yazd is the 15th largest city in Iran. the historical city is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Because of the desert surroundings, the city has a unique Persian architecture and it is called the city of wind catchers, this city is also very famous for it's Zoroastrian fire temples.the city was definitely a Zoroastrian center during Sassanian era. people in yazd are one of 
the most hospitable people in Iran, yazd is also known for its handicrafts and sweets and it welcomes the international and local tourists from all over the world every year.

 

Kerman
Kerman is the largest and most developed city in kerman province and the most important city in the southeast of Iran, it is also one of of the largest cities of Iran in terms of area. Kerman is famous for its long history and strong cultural heritage.The city is home to many historic mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples, it is located on a large, flat plain, 800KM south-east of Tehran the capital of Iran.due to the special geographical conditions Kerman province enjoys considerable changeable climate,during the months of march-June has been recorded as 20-25 degree. These months are the most suitable for travelling and tourism, Kerman is also Iran's largest producer of handmade carpets and a major exporter of pistachio nuts.

 

Dasht-e lut
lut desert is a large salt desert located in the province of Kerman and Sistan va Baluchistan, Iran. It is one of the largest desert in the world and was inscribed on UNESCO's world heritage list on July 17, 2016. 

The surface of its sand has been measured with the temperatures as high as 76.6 degree making it one of the world's driest and hottest places. the area of the desert is about 51,800 square kilometers.

 during the spring wet season, water briefly flows down from the kerman mountains, but it soon dries up, leaving behind only rocks, sands and salt.The eastern part of Dasht-e lut is low plateau covered with salt flats. in contrast, the center has been sculpted by the wind into a series of parallel ridges and furrows, extending over 150KM and reaching 75 meters in height. this area is also riddled with ravines and sinkholes. The southeast is a vast expanse of sand, like a saharan erg, with sand dunes above 300 meters high, among the tallest in the world.The hottest part of dasht-e lut is Gandom beryan, a large plateau covered in dark lava, approximately 480 square kilometers in area,Due to its remoteness from major population centers and its extreme environmental conditions, including extreme heat and lack of water, much of the Lut Desert is inaccessible and therefore naturally protected and only can be access and visit in an expedition program form.

 

Inclusives

  • Accommodation: 14 nights
  • Transportation: 4x4 travel vehicle
  • Fuel, toll cost, or any cost related to the vehicle
  • Meals: 32 of 41 potion + snacks
  • Equipment: cooking gear, cutlery, fridge, GPS
  • Remote areas water, food, fuel supplies
  • Camping power supply
  • All the entrance fee
  • Desert Expert guide during Lout Desert crossing
  • One-way domestic air ticket Kerman to Tehran
  • Survival kit
  • Daily refreshments
  • Visa arrangement (reference number)
  • All Airport transfers with staff assistance
  • Lut entry Permission 

 

Exclusives

  • Travel insurance
  • Phone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips and etc
  • Visa cost
  • Tips to local guidance
  • Flight ticket
  • Personal needs
  • International air ticket

 

 

 

Cost 2018/19

Group of 5 to 8 / 2200 EUR Per Pax - Full Board

Group of 2 to 4 / 2400 EUR Per Pax - F/B

 

 

 

Note 1: The following itinerary is flexible and you can customize it depend on your traveling plan and preferred duration from 5 days safari to the full itinerary which the price will be variable up on your request.

 

Note 2: If you would like to book any of our expeditions, please complete the online reservation from on our website. We will then contact you with more details about how to complete your booking. Payments may be made in cash on delivery to our expedition leader rather than in advance.

 

 

WARNING: value customers! please be aware that if you sign up for any of our expeditions with an outside agency or source, expedition planners team will not be held responsible for any lost of personal items, injury, hospitalization, visa assistance, safety, cancellation or fatality that occurs during the expedition. please stay safe and ONLY sign up for any of our expeditions directly through our website or find our direct contact from our website menu.

 

 

 

 


 

Duration: 15D

Total Distance: 3500 KM

Max Participants: 6 packs

Vehicle: 4X4

Off-Road: 700 KM

Traveling Form: On Land & Flight

Alt: 200 to +1500M

Camping: 7N

UNESCO Site: 3