• Duration

    10 day trip

  • Start

    Tehran, Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran, Iran

  • Group size

    Min 2, Max 10

  • Ages

    Min 15

  • Included meals

    Full Board

  • Accommodation grade

    Standard hotels (3 and 4 star hotels) and Camping

  • Transport

    4×4 vehicles

  • Physical rating

    ■■■□□

  • Trip notes

    Printable trip note (Coming soon)

Lut Desert Tour (Expedition)

An Extraordinary Expedition Through The Hottest Place on Earth

Price per pax

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LUT DESERT TOUR: HIGHLIGHTS & ITINERARY

Join Lut desert tour and experience a unique Safari in the Lut desert, (A world Heritage Site) and hottest place on earth.

The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the south-east of the country. Between June and October, this arid subtropical area is swept by strong winds, which transport sediment and cause aeolian erosion on a colossal scale. Consequently, the site presents some of the most spectacular examples of aeolian yardang landforms (massive corrugated ridges). It also contains extensive stony deserts and dune fields. The property represents an exceptional example of ongoing geological processes.

Escape the city and spend a night, like no other, under the stars in the tranquil Lut Desert. Lut desert tour will take you to various sand dunes of Lut, breathtaking Kalut formations and destinations like the Shahdad, Mahan, Yalan area, Kerman and amazing Yazd. Led by a professional guide and a driver, you’ll start your epic desert adventure at Lut desert.

LUT DESERT TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fly to Kerman for expedition attendants from other countries
  • Visiting the Zabanemar canyon and camping in the central Lut desert
  • Visiting star shaped sand dunes in the central Lut desert
  • Visiting Yalan sand dunes and experience of one of the most incredible desert ecosystems of Iran
  • Safari and sand skiing in dunes during Lut desert tour
  • Hiking and sandboarding in the central Lut desert
  • Visiting the famous castles or caravansaries of Shahdad and Mahan
  • Visiting Yazd or Nain or the eco lodges in Garmeh at the end of Lut desert tour

LUT DESERT TOUR: TRAVEL ITINERARY

DAY 1: FLY TEHRAN TO KERMAN

leaving Tehran to Kerman via Iran Air for Expedition Attendants from other countries. Overnight in Kerman or Mahan, meet the expedition Team and briefing for the upcoming tour.

DAY 2: HEADING TO SHAHDAD

leaving Mahan / Kerman heading to Shahdad and Nehbandan at 9.00 am. Leaving the main road and entering the dirt road and continuing for 10 km in the dirt road. During this time from Mahan to this point( 10km in the dirt road), no pit stop is allowed. Serving lunch in the desert, visiting the Zabane Mar canyon and camping in a safe and suitable area.

DAY 3: HIKING AND HEADING THE STAR SHAPED SAND DUNES

waking up at 7.30 , serving breakfast and starting to hike for 2 hours heading the star shaped sand dunes. Safari rides on the star shaped sand dunes and having lunch by the dunes. Camping in a safe and nice place.

DAY 4: SANDBOARDING HUGE DUNES

Waking up at 8.00 and serving breakfast. Passing the Lut desert plain heading toward the Yalan sand dunes. Serving lunch on the dunes and setting up the base camp. Hiking and sand boarding in the dunes.

DAY 5: SAFARI AND SAND SKIING

Safari and sand skiing Returning to the base camp.

DAY 6: HIKING AND SAND BOARDING

Hiking and sand boarding Returning to the base camp.

DAY 7: VISITING THE “LUT’S EYE”

Packing up and leaving the Lut desert after visiting the “Lut’s Eye” Driving to Shahdad and Kerman.

DAY 8: ONE NIGHT AT THE SHAHDAD DESERT CAMP

Packing up and leaving the Lut desert after visiting the “Lut’s Eye” Driving to Shahdad and Kerman.

DAY 9: LEAVING KERMAN TO YAZD

Free time for the guests until noon and leaving Kerman to Yazd or Naeen or the eco lodges in Garmeh. (during the morning cars should be serviced, checked and prepared for the rest of the trip.)

DAY 10: DRIVING TOWARD TEHRAN

Driving toward Tehran. Overnight in a hotel in Tehran.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Domestic flight from Tehran to Kerman
  • All nights accommodation in standard grade hotels, camps and local houses
  • Land travel by 4×4 vehicles
  • Services of an Iranian tour lecturer throughout the Lut desert tour
  • Meals: full board
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned on itinerary of our Lut desert tour

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • International air fares, taxes and surcharges
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry or phone calls
  • Visa process fee
  • Visa costs
  • Tips to local guides and drivers

SPEAK TO OUR EXPERTS

Sarah AzadmehrSARAH AZADMEHR
s.azadmehr@surfiran.com
+98 910 928 3853

MAHDI ESHRAGHI
m.eshraghi@surfiran.com
+98 921 218 6082

TAILOR-MADE TOUR

This tour is also available for booking privately for travel anytime through the year, and we can also customise the itinerary to fit your personal requirements. Please contact us for details and prices.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. An arrival transfer is not included on this trip. You re welcome to send request for transfer services
  2. This trip starts on day 1
  3. The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 17 kg per person plus hand luggage.

Accommodation

We use good quality hotels rated at the Iranian 3 and 4-star level on this tour. Local star ratings may vary slightly from international standards and where 4-star hotels are used these can be considered around the 3-star level. Accommodation is based on double or twin en-suite rooms with air conditioning. All couples will have a private double room. Single travellers may choose to pay a single room supplement to guarantee themselves a single room throughout the tour. Alternatively, they may choose to share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex. If there are no other single travellers available to pair up with at the time of your booking, then we will add the single supplement to the tour price, but will refund this or deduct it from your balance payment if we are able to pair you up later on.

Transport

For Lut desert tour we use fully Equipped 4×4 camping vehicle.

Entrance Fees

The tour price includes entrance fees to all the tourist sites mentioned in the itinerary.  You will need to cover the cost of entrance to any other extra sites that you may wish to visit.

Dates & Prices

Lut desert tour is a desert safari and we run very small-group departures on this desert tour. All departures are guaranteed to run if a minimum of 2 travellers is reached. Departure dates and prices are listed on our website and in our brochure. Please check the website for the most up-to-date prices and any special offers.

Booking & Payment

If you would like to book a place on Lut desert tour, please complete the online reservation form on our website. We will then contact you with more details about how to complete your booking. Payments may be made by making a bank transfer. Full details will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please contact us if you would like any more information or have any questions before making a booking.

Passports and Visas

Passports should be valid for at least six months after your departure from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveller. For more information about how to get an Iranian visa please visit this page.

Joining Info

These tour joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.

  • Joining Point: Watch this space as we announce the point soon.
  • Address: Tehran
  • Time and place: 09:00 am on day 1

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Reviews

Just came back from Iran and I can say that I'm really enthusiast from people and visited places. A very big thank to SURFIRAN because of their help, organization and professional way to manage everything that we need. I do suggest to visit Iran and contact SURFIRAN. they can really help you and make your life easier!

Jacopo and Roberto
Jacopo and RobertoVisited February 2017Read more

Everything was arranged very efficiently. Nothing went wrong. Our guide, Mostafa Farhadi, was remarkable. Not only was he a brilliant driver, but his knowledge of the culture, history and contemporary life of Iran was amazing. He also had superb contacts in all the places we visited.

Stephen
StephenVisited November 2016Read more

We organized a 3 weeks tour in Iran through SURFIRAN. SURFIRAN is a very Professional travel agency who understands their customers needs and expectations. Our stay in Iran was just fabulous, the program built by SURFIRAN was great, we have seen many and many very interesting sites and locations.

Christiane Robichon
Christiane RobichonVisited May 2016TripAdvisor

Most we enjoyed the landscape and wildlife we saw, it was just amazing and not comparable with nature we found in Germany and Europe, one of my greatest experiences! Second we enjoyed the kindness of you guys (Mehdi, Negin and her family, and the two houses we stayed) it was like meeting family and friends :)

Christian, Robin and Tim
Christian, Robin and TimVisited October 2016TripAdvisor

We visited Iran on October 2016 with SURFIRAN travel and tours company. Organization of round trip, hotel accommodation and flights were perfect. Our guide Mostafa was absolutely excellent, helpful, friendly and his information about Iran were very informative. Thanks a lot ! Will come back soon.

Johannes
Johannes Visited October 2016TripAdvisor

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