Deserts of Iran

Deserts of Iran

The fall and winter season is the time for going to the Iran deserts, the warmth of the air is gone, and it can be entertained in the pleasant air and starry skies of Iran deserts. Iran deserts in the fall and winter are a warm experience for the cold days.
since Iran is a warm and dry country, desert plains are spreading in the corners of Iran, especially it’s center. From the Lut Desert, which is the warmest point in the world to the desert of Maranjab, which has a lot of lovers.

Iran’s deserts are where you can experience silence and experience walking on the desert surface and watching the sky as if sewn to the ground. Of course, you should know the way and have special equipment, because the desert trip is hard. But what is most appropriate Iranian desert?

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The Desert of Khor and Biabanak two of the most beautiful deserts in Iran

One of the great wonders of the desert is that you can spend alone for hours and observe a vast view of sand dunes in front of your eyes as if it is not. One of the best of these images can be seen in the desert of Khor and Biabanak, located 399 km from Isfahan.

where is located at?

The city of Khor and Biabanak is located in the central part of the Khor at the end of the eastern part of Isfahan. North of Semnan, from the south and east to Yazd, and from the west to the Anarak section of the city of Naein.

why this Iranian desert was named Khor?

Khor, whose name is linked to the Biabanak, means the sun. since in ancient Iran, every day from every solar month was named. They were referred to the eleventh day of every solar month as Khor, and Khor was a guardian angel at that time.

Khor desert and its tourism attraction among deserts of Iran!

A large part of the Khor is made up of deserts, which are the attractions of its tourism. dunes turn to various forms by winds blowing, the eastern desert with honeycomb shapes, the desert of Egypt which is 50 km away from Khor. the starry sky of Iran’s desert, which many people love to go to the deserts of Iran because of it.

Khor Salt Lake, the largest Salt Lake in the world, is considered to be the tourist attraction of the Iraj Village, which has a lifetime of 4,000 years. The difference between the temperature of day and night here is very high, and it is necessary to wear warm clothing and equipment. The best season to go to the deserts of Iran is from early November to early spring.

Access path: You have to drive to Qom. After crossing Kashan, Naein, and Anarak you arrive at the entrance of Khor. Some tourists like to travel alone but we recommend you to get to Iran’s desert with private or group tour, it is much easier.

Egypt’s Desert of Iran; Paradise of Astronomers

The Egyptian desert is very familiar with the nature and the lovers of native nature. it is more popular than the rest of the Iranian deserts. The village of Egypt is located in Khor and Biabanak, Isfahan Province, 45 km east of Jandag and 60 km north of the Khor. Egypt is known as Iran Desert Sandy Sea.

So why is it called Egypt?

The village of Egypt is not older than 100 years. It has been narrated (we don’t know is it true or fake) that since the village was founded by a person named Joseph who dug a well to feed water to his sheep, the name of the village was named joseph’s farm. Joseph’s farm was later renamed into “chahe deraz” which means long well because the depth of the well that Joseph had plowed was very deep. Until Joseph, inspired by his name inspired by the story of Prophet Joseph, the village named Egypt

The spectacular sights of the Egyptian countryside are these:

  • Amir Abad district, 2 km from the village with sandy hills, full of shrubs and beautiful palm trees.
  • Farahzad village in the north of the Egyptian village with its high palm trees.
  • Egypt’s canebrake is 6 kilometers east of Egypt, which has a beautiful fountain.
  • Motorcycling and camping are among the attractions of this region.

We suggest that you do not spend all your time going to the Egyptian countryside. because a few kilometers away, the lovely village of “Aroosan” is located, where it is dubbed the rendezvous of star lovers.

Access route: 700km from Tehran to the village of Egypt. On your way to Semnan, Damghan, Moaleman, you will pass Jundag. Get to the Jandag that you arrive in Egypt through a dirt road with a 45-kilometer drive.

Maranjab; one of the most popular Iranian deserts

Another desert of Iran is Maranjab. Maranjab is one of the most popular. This popularity has been obtained for several reasons. One is that Maranjab is rich in vegetation and animal life, although it is a desert. the sand dunes are high and its sky is beautiful at night. besides, the salt lake is beside him, and the combination of the desert and salt lake creates a novel image.

Maranjab is 301 km from Tehran and is located 52 km from Aran and Bidgol in Isfahan province and 60 km from Kashan.

Why is she called Maranjab?

Shah Abbas Safavi of one the Iranian kings named this place “Maranjab”. But there is another story that, since it was exhausting to dig the qanat and the well to reach the drinkable water, it was named man of suffering water. After a while this region has changed to Maranjab, which is a combination of three words man, suffer, water.

Chah Dastkan, Wandering Island and Maranjab Caravanserai are some of the landmarks here. Meanwhile, the off-road competitions are also in Maranjab and during the season of Iran’s desert.

Access path: The main route of Maranjab from Aran and Bidgol city is 5 km north of Kashan. After 5 km on the asphalt road to the north. From here, the dirt road of Maranjab begins in the north-east direction.

Matin Abad Desert Camp; Desert for amateurs

If you do not want to endure a lot of trouble traveling to the deserts of Iran, there are plenty of facilities for deserting in the desert area due to the pervading deserting. For example, where?
Matin Abad tourism area on the central Iranian desert and 60 km southeast of Kashan.

This is the first Iranian eco-camp located in the heart of Natanz, which is 85 km away from Kashan. Expecting the experience of walking on slippery sands, observation of stars, riding camels, seeing organic farms, watching horse and ostrich breeding in the Matinabad Ecotourism Campus. It is one of the world’s 18 best-known ecotourism sites in 2014. In this eco-camp, you can stay in tents or suites, depending on the room you choose.

Contact us if you want to know more about this place.

Zardgah Desert; The Greenest Desert of Iran

Iran’s deserts do not end here. Zardastan is a village of Dijuk district in Tabas city, South Khorasan province of Iran. This village is located near the village of Nayband and in the foothills of Mount Nayband. It is located 100 km from Dhehok and 180 km from Tabas.

What makes this village different from anywhere else in the desert is the greenery created by the village palm trees. Zardhtah village like Nayband is a village with staircase-shape houses. Long ago, the village residents were more than the village residents, but these days only residents of the village are two families, one of which is an old woman who is weaving mat.

The charm of the village and the desert is the orchards of palm trees, oranges, Tangerine and lemons, and a hot spring.

Access path: To go to the zebra road, you must first go to Dhehok city. The city is on the main roads of Kerman to Mashhad and Yazd to Mashhad. These two roads are merged after reaching Dhehok and the route to Mashhad continues.

Abouzid Abad Desert, one of Iran’s Desert

Another desert that you can easily go there, Abouzid Abad desert is located in northeastern Kashan. You can stay in the sandy gravels of this desert, away from the stress and crowds of the city. Also nearby the desert Abouzid Abad Caravanserai is located, where you can get to know the architecture of the Safavi era Caravanserai.

Another attraction near this place is the Noushabad Underground City, some believing it’s the oldest underground city in the world. This underground city is very famous for its ventilation system. The city has been able to survive for several days for many people who have probably taken refuge in the city because of the war.

Halvan Desert, Tabas

Tabas is one of the most beautiful cities in Iran in the west of South Khorasan. Perhaps one of the areas that you do not know much about is Halvan Desert. This desert near the city of Tabas has excellent access to the road, which can be an excellent tourist attraction.
The name of Helwan is taken from the village of the same name in Tabas. Other attractions in this village are the palm trees and the old texture of the hills, which are very spectacular. Halvwan is also one of the most beautiful deserts in Iran.

Haj Ali Gholi Damghan Desert in Iran

Haj Ali Gholi desert is located in Semnan province and in the south of Damghan city. Hassan Abad River, which enters the desert from the northeast, creates a 5-meter-deep valley inside it. Damghan Desert has different coverings like sand dunes, Salt Lake and also swampy areas. This desert is beside our suggestions for visiting the beautiful deserts of Iran.

We recommend taking a tour for visiting deserts of Iran. It is hard to find these deserts if you are not familiar with the road.

Desert Varzaneh

Varzaneh Desert is one of the deserts that you will never forget. This area is located 100 km east of Isfahan. The hills of the desert Varzaneh are different from anywhere else. The winds that hit the desert have given these hills different shapes.

As you go there, you feel that each of these hills have their own story. Among the attractions that you can find around this desert are the Gavkhoni lagoon and the Ghortan castle.

There are also local houses for staying there that you can spend the night and enjoy the beautiful night sky. Varzaneh Desert is one of the most beautiful deserts in Iran.

General points to know about deserting in the beautiful Iranian deserts

  •  Take plenty of water at your disposal (even more than you need).
  • Choose light clothing for this trip and be sure to have a warm evening dress and evening dress.
  •  It is best if you do not travel with a tour, have a map or a GPS.
  • Use your own cloth or napkin to use them if you are exposed to a sandstorm.

Remember that the Iranian Desert is waiting for you in the fall to relieve you of everyday concerns and give you a unique silhouette and beauty. So, until the desert season is over, it’s best to prepare yourself for an exciting journey.

NOTE: We have tried to introduce some of the best Iranian deserts. We could not give all the information you need about these places. If you want to know more about these places don’t hesitate to contact us.


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