Iran Eco Adventure

Rig-e Jen & Lut Desert Expedition

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This tour at a glance
Short review of key informations of the tour.
  • Duration : 12 Days (12 Days & 11 Nights)
  • Activity: 4 / 5
  • Price: Book/Enquire

Highlights and Gallery
  • The excitement of passing through the Sandy hills and dunes with off-road cars
  • Setting foot in "Rig Jen", which has been a long life dream for adventurers and nature-lovers
  • Seeing desert plants and wildlife up close
  • Crossing the Duzakh valley and witnessing the magnificent variety of nature’s colors
  • Getting to know the geological texture of the region and enjoying the sight of the starry sky in the desert night

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Day 1
Arrival (O/N: Hotel, Marlik)/(-,-,-)

Arrival in Tehran IKA International Airport, transfer to hotel. Check in and rest.
Day 2
Drive to Anarak with 4WD (O/N Anarak caravanserai) (B, L, D)

After breakfast we start our 500 KM road to Anarak through Tehran-Qom-Kashan highway, we will have a stop in Kashan to have lunch then we continue our road on edge line of Dasht-e Kavir to Nain and Anarak, we will arrive in small and ancient town of Anarak before sunset.
Day 3
Entering Rig-e Jen. (O/N Camp) (B, L, D)

We will enter to desert from Anarak, only the first 15 km will be dirt road and after that we will be in nowhere without any road. There might be a wheel track of previous group! We drive about 50 km offroad in desert.
Day 4
Continuing the route to south of Rig-e Jen. (O/N Camp) (B, L, D)

We will continue passing through swamps and sand dunes without any track of civilization to Northeast. We drive about 40 to 50 KMs offroad.
Day 5
Continuing off road in Rig-e Jen to Jandagh then drive to Mesr & Farahzad. (O/N Local house) (B, L, D)

The adventure will finish by accessing to an oasis named Farahzad; it’s a village with two families in desert with a traditional lodge ready to host tourists. Now it’s time to do a relaxation in silence of desert.
Day 6
Drive to Yazd, city tour in Yazd visiting Fahadan & Amir Chakhmaq (O/N Hotel) (B, L, -)

Early morning we drive 370 KM approx. taking 6 hours from Farahzad village to reach desert city of Yazd. Afternoon we have the city tour in central part of city, Fahadan and Amir Chakhmaq square. Yazd is registered as UNESCO world heritage site because of its unique Persian architecture and it is well known for its wind towers. Amir Chakhmaq sq is a complex of several monuments and the mosque is more famous one. Then we have a walk in Fahadan area, it’s the most beautiful and historic part of city.
Day 7
Drive to Kerman and then continue the road to Shahdad (O/N Local house) (B, L, D)

We drive 370 KM to Kerman then another 100 km through a beautiful desert road to reach Shahdad a small town as the western gate of entering to mystic Lut.
Day 8
Entering to Lut desert with 4WD and safari through the Yardangs (O/N Camp) (B, L, D)

Day 9
Continuing toward the center of Lut Desert with an outlook of Rig-e Yalan. (O/N Camp) (B, L, D)

In Lut desert the guide will decide about the exact route, because risk of throb in the mud or sand. So the distance would be different but we will drive offroad about 50-60 km per day.
Day 10
Exiting the Lut Desert and Kalouts; drive to Kerman, flight to Tehran (Mehrabad airport), transfer to hotel (O/N Hotel) (B, L, -)

Approx. 30 km offroad and 100 km asphalt (Shahdad-Kerman) drive.
Day 11
Tehran city tour, visiting Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), National Museum/National Jewelry Museum and Grand Bazaar (O/N Hotel) (B, L, -)

National Museum
Today is a day to go through history from 5th millennium BC to 648 AD the pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history to a view of Islamic works of art. We can walk to get into an old traditional café to have lunch. Afternoon visit of National Jewelry Museum
Golestan Palace
The Golestan Palace from the Qajar period is listed on the UNESCO heritage list. Build on the left-overs of a citadel is it one of the oldest buildings in Tehran. The complex has several palaces a lovely garden. The Qajar family was ruling Iran from 1785 to 1925.
National Jewelry Museum
The national Jewelry museum is housed in the Central Bank of Iran. Heavily guarded this impressive collection of jewelry is unique. One of the highlights is the Crown Jewel, last used by the Sjah of Iran.
Note: National Jewelry Museum is open only on Saturdays-Tuesdays at 14-16
The Grand Bazaar in Tehran is less than 200 years old, but for a much longer time on this spot trading as been going on. In total there is more than 10 kilometer of lanes full of stores. Each part of the bazaar as is own specialty, for example copper, paper, gold, spices, and of course carpets.
Day 12
Departure. (B, -, -)

Transfer to Tehran IKA International Airport, departure and fly back home.

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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy:


  • Any cancellation at 90 days prior to arrival date: NO charge (except in case of issuing the flight tickets to guarantee the seats or rooms in hotels)
  • Any cancellation between 89 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 15% charge
  • Any cancellation between 29 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 30% charge
  • Any cancellation between 19 days to 10 days prior to arrival date: 50% charge
  • Any cancellation less than 10 days: 100% charge

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