Deserts in Iran are some of the greatest deserts in the world that this potential has made Iran one of the tourist destinations in the middle east. Iran is well known as a warm and dry country, There are 2 major deserts in Iran, Dasht e Kavir and Kavir e Lut. These two are great tourist attractions for people interested in the desert, its adventure and silence. Here are some of the best desert to visit in Iran.
Not far from Tehran, Maranjab desert is located in North East of Kashan, north of Aran o Bidgol.To get to its beauty you need to ride about an hour to get to the Salt lake, Abbasi Caravanserai, and gorgeous high sand dunes.
It is not important how professional you are. You must get a local guide or travel in a group with a tour guide who knows the area perfectly.
Desert is very quiet and entertaining you can ride a camel, listen to music or dance. Enjoy some adventures like a safari.
A camera to capture the eyecatching scenery is a must on your travel to the Maranjab desert. At night spectacular clear sky makes it possible to see the stars.
Maranjab because of its distance to Tehran which is about 3000 Km far from Tehran and Esfahan. Maranjab is one of the most popular deserts in Iran, people from all over Iran and some tourists on their travel to Iran spend time in a beautiful desert and enjoy the time.
2. Rig e Jen Desert
Rig e Jen desert is in the middle of Dasht e Kavir in the border of Semnan and Isfahan province. The name of Rig e Jen comes from when the old caravan travelers believed that the place is hunted by the evil spirit and some still think the same. Sven Hedin, the famous desert explorer avoided this area in his 1900s explorations to Iranian deserts. The Austrian geographer Alfons Gabriel crossed the southern ‘tail’ of it on his way from Ashin to Arusan in the 1930s.
The desert consists of sand dunes, dry riverbeds, crystallized salt flowers, salt planes, rare vegetation here and there and a hard and often dried and cracked mud surface.
Mesr is a village in Isfahan province and is about 750 km far from Tehran. Mesr in Farsi is Egypt it has its name because of the man who built the village Dug long water wells and due to the story of Prophet Joseph that was in Egypt, they named the village name as Mesr. Mesr is desert and also an oasis located in the central desert of Iran, (known as Dashte-Kavir in Persian).
The attractions of area is huge and very fascinating as you are in the region you can visit salt lake, and salt waterfall in Potas factory on Tabas road, Garme village Palm trees overarching deep blue ponds where camels graze freely, traditional structures whose material and architecture come together to protect the inhabitants from excessive heat and interminable dunes are frequent sights in and around Garmeh.
Bayaze castle is another attraction of the Khoor o Biabanak region. You can even pay with your Daricpay Iran travel card in Mesr desert. Register here to get your card on arrival or all over Iran.
4.Kalut Shahdad desert
On your travel to Kerman, you can visit Kalut Shahdad a Unesco world heritage site, Near Shahdad village.in the north of Shahdad, there is a very famous desert named Gandom Beryan which chosen as one of the hottest spots in the world.Sirch village is another attraction of the region which has a ski resort in winter just 30 km far from Shahdad! Kalut in Farsi means the city of Lut, It is like a huge city of sand mountains, The best seasons to reach to the deserts in Iran are Fall and winter. As a result of desert “wind” erosion and enchanting shapes are formed after millions of years.
Near the sea of Oman that reaches the Indian ocean in the south of Iran, You will get to a village near Sistan Baluchestan that has a beautiful village with The hills and palm trees on the beach create lovely scenes. Only a few places around the world have the same situation as Darak. Darak has the confluence of the desert and the sea. And has the great potential of tourist attraction for a lot of tourists from all over the world.
Although the best time to go to the deserts in Iran is in fall and winter some specialists and adventurers explore the deserts in summer to study the insects and some plant strength in hot seasons. To find out more about when travel to Iran read this blog post When is the best time to Travel to Iran?