• 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

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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), the hottest place on earth.

The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the southeast of Iran. 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 dunes. 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 Shahdad, Mahan, Yalan area, Kerman and amazing Yazd. Led by a professional guide and a driver, you’ll enjoy your epic desert adventure at Lut desert.

LUT DESERT TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fly to Kerman for expedition attendants from other countries
  • Visit the Zabanemar canyon and camp in the central Lut desert
  • Visit star-shaped sand dunes in the central Lut desert
  • Visit Yalan sand dunes and experience one of the most incredible desert ecosystems in Iran
  • Enjoy the safari and sand skiing in dunes during Lut desert tour
  • Hike and sandboard in the central desert of Iran (the Lut)
  • Visit famous castles and caravansaries in Shahdad and Mahan
  • Visit Yazd or Nain, or the eco-lodges in Garmeh at the end of Lut desert tour

LUT DESERT TOUR: TRAVEL ITINERARY

Leave Tehran behind, we will go to Kerman taking an Iran Air flight. Overnight, we will stay either in Kerman or Mahan. At night, we will meet the Expedition Team and will listen to the briefing for the upcoming tour.

Leaving Mahan/Kerman behind, we will head for Shahdad and Nehbandan at 9.00 am. Leaving the main road and entering the dirt road, we will drive for 10 km. During this time, from Mahan to this point( 10km in the dirt road), no pit stop is allowed. We will have lunch in the desert and visit Zabane Mar Canyon. At night, we will camp in a safe and suitable area.

Waking up at 7:30, we will have breakfast and start hiking for almost 2 hours, heading for the star-shaped sand dunes. We will have a safari on the star-shaped sand dunes and will have lunch by them. We will camp in a safe and nice place in the evening.

Waking up at 8.00, we will first have breakfast. Passing the Lut desert plain, we will head for Yalan sand dunes. After having lunch, we will set up our camps up the base camp and will go hiking and sandboarding in the dunes.

We will go on a safari and sand skiing. In the evening, we will return to the base camp.

Today also, we will go hiking and sandboarding. And, we will return to the base camp in the evening.

This morning, we will pack up and leave the Lut desert after visiting the “Lut’s Eye”. We will drive to Shahdad and Kerman.

Today, we will visit the Kaluts in Shahdad. In the evening, we will camp in a nice and safe place.

Today, you are free until noon. Then, we will leave Kerman for Yazd, Naeen, or eco-lodges in Garmeh (during the morning, cars should be serviced, checked, and prepared for the rest of the trip).

We will drive toward Tehran. Overnight, we will stay in a hotel in Tehran.

Lut Desert Tour – An Extraordinary Expedition Through The Earth Hottest Place

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • A 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 guide throughout the Lut desert tour
  • Meals: full board
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned on the itinerary of our Lut desert tour

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • International airfares, 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

Elham BABAEEELHAM BABAEE
elham@surfiran.com
+98 939 409 6186

Saber BAHRAMISABER BAHRAMI
saber@surfiran.com
+98 912 663 3548

TAILOR-MADE TOUR

This tour is also available for booking privately for travel anytime through the year, and we can also customize 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 a 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 travelers 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 traveler of the same sex. If there are no other single travelers 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 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.

    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 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 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 Visited October 2016TripAdvisor

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